Scouts come to Northern to learn for merit badges


Last updated 1/15/2020 at 7:43am

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Boy Scout Latham Johnson, 12, inspects a kitchen sink plumbing setup for missing pipes during the Hi-Line Boy Scout District 2020 Merit Badge College at Montana State University-Northern Saturday.

Editor's note: This version corrects the title of Bill Lanier and the age of Severin Heimbigner in a photograph caption.

Scouts from all across the state gathered Saturday at Montana State University-Northern for the Eighth Annual Hi-Line Merit Badge College program, where scouts can work and earn merit badges while working with a number of different instructors. 

Event organizer Bill Lanier said that it was the first year they have had the event entirely at the university. He added that, previously, the Merit Badge College was held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.


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