Friday, December 2, 2011

Boy Scouts set to attend 57th annual Electricity Merit Badge Clinic

A 57-year tradition continues tomorrow, when we host the Milwaukee-area Boy Scouts participating in the Electricity Merit Badge Clinic in our Public Service Building auditorium. 

Approximately 120 Scouts and Scout leaders are expected to attend the clinic. Eighteen employee volunteers will administer written tests and staff project-testing stations. Scouts will demonstrate their electricity knowledge by building electromagnets, splicing insulated wires and completing a written test. To earn the Electricity Merit Badge, Scouts must pass 11 electrical requirements.

Ted Sniegowski and Dennis Mersenski, employees at our Oak Creek plant, organized the clinic again this year. “This is a great opportunity for Boy Scouts to learn about electrical safety and careers in the utility business,” Sniegowski said. “Our company’s commitment to the merit badge program has helped thousands of youth develop technical skills and master the basics of electricity.”

The Electricity Merit Badge is one of the original merit badges adopted by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. Since then, more than 660,000 Boy Scouts nationwide have earned an Electricity Merit Badge.