Bob King Hosts Automotive Maintenance MB Class

auto maintenanceOn Tuesday March 22nd Bob King Buick GMC hosted an Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge class.  Over the course of a morning 12 Boy Scouts were introduced to the ins and outs of the Automotive Maintenance Industry.  The Bob King service technicians welcomed the Scouts into their state-of-the-art shop, allowing the scouts to see what it takes to change tires, oil, repair & rebuild engines, and perform annual inspections.  Thank you to General Manager Phil Hardee, Service Manager Chris Alexander, Commercial Service Manager John Yarbrough, and Customer Relations Manager Jessie Thompson for organizing this class.  We look forward to partnering with Bob King Buick GMC again in the future for more of these Merit Badge opportunities.

This Automotive Maintenance Class was the first in a series of new Merit Badge classes the Cape Fear Council and local businesses are organizing.  Below are the other courses being offered over the Spring Breaks of many of our School Districts:

photographyPhotography Merit BadgeRegister Here will be held on tuesday March 29th, 10:00am – 3:00pm at the Columbus County Arts Council in Whiteville.  Bring a bag Lunch.  Join us as Mr. Fuller Royal, a Professional Photographers of America certified Master and Craftsman, leads this photography merit badge class.  Cost is $10.00 per Participant – Class limited to 15 Scouts on a first come, first served basis – which includes merit badge book and a Photography Merit Badge Worksheet. Scouts must have their own camera, film, and/or a camera phone to participate in the class.


space exSpace Exploration Merit Badge ClassRegister Here – will be held March 30th, 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Scotland County Memorial Library in Laurinburg.  Instructor Leon Gyles is an expert in the field of Astronomy and has been teaching this merit badge for a number of years.  The cost is $20.00 per Participant – Class limited to 12 Scouts on a first come, first served basis – and includes merit badge book a Space Exploration Merit Badge Work Sheet, and a rocket kit.  Please bring a bag lunch.  There are a few prerequisites and Scouts are asked to complete sections 2, 5 and 7 of the worksheet prior to class.


lawLaw Merit Badge Class w/ Judge Stan Carmical – Register Here on March 30th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Robeson County Courthouse in Lumberton.  The cost for the course is $15.00 per Participant – Class limited to 20 Scouts on a first come, first served basis – which includes a merit badge book, a Law Merit Badge Work Sheet, and all other necessary materials.  There are a few prerequisites and Scouts are invited to attend any session of open court from 9am to Noon on March 30th in order to complete requirement 6(a) prior to the start of the Law Merit Badge Session.

Would you or your company like to host a Merit Badge class?  Contact our Council’s Program Director, Matthew Bull by email at for more information.

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