Boy Scouts earn Electricity Merit badge

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Electricians Training Center in Merrillville hosted an Electricity Merit Badge event for Boy Scouts from the Calumet Council on July 19.

This is the second time the union has hosted this event in its state-of-the-art facility. The center is self-sufficient, boasting its own solar farm and wind turbine situated just off Interstate 65.

Its primary function is to provide training for all aspects of electric energy, including harnessing, distribution, installation and service. Inside, there are some state-of-the-art tools to aid in the learning process, including a full-size home for instruction on residential wiring and a virtual welding platform for life-like applications in a safe environment.

In attendance were Boy Scouts from Troop 276, which meets at the Edward Schultz American Legion Post 697 in Lansing, and Troop 533, which meets at Elliott Elementary School in Munster.

Boy Scouts who worked toward their Electricity Merit Badge are pictured, from left, Ben Dodge, Cooper Christianson, Brandon Meyers, Stevie McDunn, James Mack, Jeremy Munoz, Brink Wolak, Austin Linguinsky, Joseph Boyquay, Mikey McDunn. The Scout troops are from Lansing and Munster.

Boy Scouts who worked toward their Electricity Merit Badge are pictured, from left, Ben Dodge, Cooper Christianson, Brandon Meyers, Stevie McDunn, James Mack, Jeremy Munoz, Brink Wolak, Austin Linguinsky, Joseph Boyquay, Mikey McDunn. The Scout troops are from Lansing and Munster.