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Contact: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director, 651-385-6364

For Immediate Release

4th Annual Boy Scouts Sugar Loaf District Merit Badge Fair at MSC Southeast in Winona Sept. 29

Winona, MN (September 17, 2018) --- On Saturday, September 29, Minnesota State College Southeast will host the Fourth Annual Boy Scouts of America Sugar Loaf District Merit Badge Fair. The full-day event will be held on the college's Winona campus (1250 Homer Road, Winona).

The Boy Scout Merit Badge Fair is an opportunity for Boy Scouts from all around Southeastern Minnesota to earn merit badges, helping them progress toward their goal of achieving the Eagle Scout award.  

The day begins with a Flag Ceremony by the Order of the Arrow at 8 am. Morning merit badge classes run from 8:30 am to noon, and afternoon classes are from 1 to 4:30 pm. The closing ceremony takes place from 4:30 to 5:00 pm.

Kelly Kluver and David Echelard from Minnesota State College Southeast serve as coordinators for the Merit Badge Fair. "It's great seeing so many young people come to our college campus to work together on positive goals," comments David Echelard. "With the support of the Gamehaven Council of the Boy Scouts and a great many volunteers, the Merit Badge Fair keeps getting bigger and better every year."

There will be a wide variety of Merit Badges offered. MSC instructors and others will teach:


·         Auto Maintenance

·         Aviation

·         CAD Drafting

·         Chemistry

·         Citizenship in the Nation

·         Citizenship in the World

·         Composite Materials

·         Computer Programming

·         Crime Prevention/Finger Printing

·         Electronics

·         Fire Safety

·         First Aid

·         Game Design

·         Home Repair

·         Music

·         Public Speaking

·         Radio

·         Robotics

·         Salesmanship

·         Truck Transportation

·         Welding

·         Woodworking

For further information, please see: or contact David Echelard at


About Minnesota State College Southeast 

Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit

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