Adam Bischoff, 13, of Elmwood Park prepares a camera for a photography exercise at Triton College. Bischoff was one of more than 100 Boy Scouts who could earn two merit badges at Triton Merit Badge College on Dec. 9. (Rachel K. Hindery / Pioneer Press)

Scout school: More than 100 head to Triton Merit Badge College

By Rachel Hindery

Reprinted With Permission. Courtesy: Pioneer Press

Adam Bischoff said he earned two merit badges in two years of scouting. In one day on Dec. 9, Bischoff earned two more.

Bischoff, 13, of Elmwood Park, was one of more than 100 Scouts who came to the first Triton Merit Badge College.

Antigone Sharris, the coordinator for Triton College's Engineering Technology Department, said that the program, which grew out of Triton's activities with offering a robotics badge, was a joint effort with the Boy Scouts of America's Pathway to Adventure Council.

The council serves approximately 23,000 Scouts in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, according to marketing and communications director Kate Jacobs.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with local community colleges, including Triton, to help equip Scouts with the tools they need to succeed in life and in future careers," Jacobs said.

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