Troops and scouts can finish the Snow Merit Badge at Mt. Hood Meadows! Troops should have a merit badge counselor. Scouts free ski in the morning, and then sing into Ski School at 12:30 PM, for a 2-hr lesson, starting at 1 PM. Each scout must be able to demonstrate intermediate level for the appropriate discipline. The merit badge process takes about two hours and a valid Meadows lift ticket or pass is required.