Nearly 500 Boy Scouts are expected to arrive in Ventura on Saturday for this year's Merit Badge Round-Up, according to organizers.
The scouting event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3501 Loma Vista Road, event chairman David Hedman said.
Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael Bradbury and Sheriff Larry Carpenter are among the participants who will lead workshops where Scouts will work toward badges. Scouts also can participate in seminars on requirements for upper-division ranks and on Eagle Scout projects.
More than 8,000 Ventura County youths participate in the Boy Scouts annually, Hedman said.
For more details on the round-up or for information on the Boy Scouts, call the Ventura County Scouting Center at (805) 482-8938.