On September 28th, Boy Scout Troop 313, chartered by the Church of Scientology FSO, will host a Merit Badge Academy.  The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) Center in downtown Clearwater will host the Academy. Scouts can RSVP to earn their Chemistry, Electronics, Finger Printing and Crime Prevention badges. There is a registration fee of $20, which covers the classes, breakfast and lunch.

“The Scout BSA program is really important to me”, said Michael Soltero, Director of the CCV Center. “I was a Scout myself and use Scouting principles in my life. So, hosting the Academy is an honor for me.”

First established in July 1996, Scout Troop 313 has progressed from 8 leaders and 8 Scouts, to 38 active Scouts. Since then, the Troop has produced 31 Eagle Scouts.

Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology was also an Eagle Scout.  He said of Scouting, “Of all the information which became important to me, such as photography, woodlore, signaling, and many other subjects, the basics of it was laid in Scouting.”

To register for the Merit Badge Academy, please contact Michael at the CCV Center at (727) 316-5309 or email ccvcenter@ccvfl.org.

About the Church of Scientology

Humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard founded the Scientology religious philosophy. In 1954, Scientologists formed the first Church of Scientology in the US.  There are now more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups in 184 nations. The Church of Scientology sponsors humanitarian global education programs.  These programs raise awareness on the truth about drugs, human rights, morality and more. To learn more, visit www.scientology.org.