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BuildMo Merit Badge Workshops

Event Details

Event Overview

Building Momentum is hosting another event for Scouts BSA. 

In the AM session, scouts may earn the Welding MB or the Electronics MB. In the PM session, scouts may earn the Welding MB. Youth may register for one or both sessions if they would like. 

Who can attend? Scouts BSA and friends ages 11-18. Feel free to sign-up with a friend!



Class Overview

All of the classes balance instruction with hands-on shop time so the youth can gain practical experience with Welding and Electronics. In order to maximize their workshop experience and project time, youth enrolled in Welding are asked to come prepared with the pre-reqs (see attachment to the right). There are also a few post-requisites delineated in that same document attached (to the right). There are no pre-requisites for the Electronics MB class. 

Event Schedule:  

Morning electronics sessions are 8am - 12:30pm.

Morning welding sessions are 9am - 12:30pm.

Lunch break is 12:30 - 1:30pm.

Afternoon welding sessions are 1:30 - 5pm. 

Event Requirements and Details


  • For Welding: Attendees must wear close-toed shoes and pants covering ankles with no holes and made of natural fibers (ie. jeans). This is extremely important; anyone not in appropriate attire will not be permitted to weld.  Building Momentum will provide necessary safety gear. 
  • For Electronics: Attendees must wear close-toed shoes. 

What to bring: 

  • pencil, merit badge workbook
  • water bottle

Parents and guardians: are welcomed to volunteer in your scouts session or elsewhere with the event. Please select your volunteer availability/preferences during registration or email so we may plan accordingly. 

Location: Building Momentum  | 5380 Eisenhower Ave Suite C, Alexandria, VA 22304

  • Waiver: will be emailed to all registrants, to be digitally signed prior to entering the facility. 

  • Daily health screen: will be emailed to all registrants, to be completed a day prior to arriving on site. 

  • Current COVID-19 policy: In accordance with the CDC, all visitors and employees at Building Momentum MUST wear a mask while inside. This applies regardless of vaccination status and covers all indoor activities. This policy may change by the event date, in accordance with the State of Virginia's relevant COVID-19 mandates, and will be communicated then. 

Registration Fee: $35 per scout for Welding; $45 per scout for Electronics. If you or another scout requires financial assistance to attend, we have scholarships available. Please email

Merit Badge Completion/Follow-Up/What to Expect: BuildMo instructors are Merit Badge Counselors with NCAC and will provide digital blue cards within the event (see attachment to the right for detailed timeline). 


Questions?  email or call 240.395.0601

When & Where
Electronics Morning Session
Building Momentum
Saturday 11-11-2023
8:00 AM ET to 12:30 PM ET Past
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Welding Morning Session
Building Momentum
Saturday 11-11-2023
9:00 AM ET to 12:30 PM ET Past
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Welding Afternoon Session
Building Momentum
Saturday 11-11-2023
1:30 PM ET to 5:00 PM ET Past
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