Boy Scouts of America Troop 1097  Serving Gaithersburg, Germantown & N. Potomac 

Merit Badge Fair

  • 03 Jan 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, Virginia 22030


Registration is closed






2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Court

Fairfax, Virginia 22030


The National Capital Area Council Jewish Committee on Scouting invites ALL Scouts to participate in a merit badge fair; additionally, Jewish Scouts are invited to work on Jewish religious awards:

- Ner Tamid Award for Boy Scouts and Venturers, Grades 6-9

- Etz Chaim Award for Boy Scouts and Venturers, Grades 9 +

Merit Badge Fair Information

A list of participating merit badge counselors is included with this flyer.  Scouts (not parents!) who wish to earn merit badges at the Fair should register by sending an email message to Dr. Julian Tishkoff, or (301)424-8469, with the following information:

Scout’s name, e-mail address, phone, rank, unit type (troop/crew) and number, district, and merit badge first choice and second choice (if first choice is unavailable).

Send this information to Dr. Tishkoff no later than October 30. Enrollment for each merit badge may be limited, and you will be notified if the merit badge you want to take becomes unavailable.

At check-in, Scouts should have a blue card signed by their Scoutmasters, and $8.00 to pay for the cost of the class and refreshments.  Some merit badges require advance preparation.  All scouts should contact the counselors for their badges in advance of the course in order to complete their merit badge prerequisites before the Fair.

Refreshments will be provided.  Please do not bring your own food or drinks to the Fair.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION and IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER: Please contact Julian Tishkoff at 301-424-8469. The alternate bad weather date will be January 10, 2016.




Merit Badge Counselors


Merit Badge         Counselor    Contact Information

Bugling                                  James Lehman    (301)774-7561


Citizenship Community        Steve Lamar          (571)332-6449                                   


Citizenship in the Nation     Robert Book           (202)413-7042


Citizenship in the World      Bob Watts               (703)503-2894


Communication                  Howard Perlman       (516) 639-1260


Electricity                             Rick Neifeld              (703)447- 0727



Family Life                             Raymond Horn         (443)253-0605


Fingerprinting                       Cynthia Rutzick        (703)870-7346


Genealogy                             James and Susan Hedrick   (703)967-7026


Personal Management         Philip Sternberg         (703) 960-0205


Photography                         Yaakov Gridley            (301)706-7972


Space Exploration                C-J Jung                         (240) 389-4748


Scholarship                           Jeffrey Cohen                (301)775-7173           


Ner Tamid                              Susan Lichtman             (301)916-0109                       


Other Jewish Religious       Julian Tishkoff                  (301)424-8469

Emblems (Aleph, Maccabee,   Etz Chaim)                                     





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