Merit Badge College is a one-day event that gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to earn a couple of badges in one day.


2014 Date: March 1       

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Who? 

Registered Boy Scouts and their leaders are invited to attend. All units must be under the supervision of at least two adult leaders over the age of 21 at all times during the event. Any registrations not in compliance with this requirement will be returned. We do ask Scoutmasters to screen younger applicants with attention to whether they are old enough to sit through a two hour class.

What? 

Community leaders and Scouting volunteers will staff the merit badge classes. These specially approved counselors will provide training and facilitate advancement on merit badges using the requirements and standards offered by the Boy Scouts of America in their most recent revision.

A Boy Scout is prepared. 

Scouts will receive confirmation of their enrollment before the event.  This confirmation will include detailed prerequisite information for badge work that must be completed and delivered to the counselor at the event for credit. Being prepared means the scout attends the class and participates fully, including the completion of any advance work requested. Credit can only be awarded for work completed in class if they do not bring prerequisite work with them that day. Badge work can be completed with a qualified counselor after the event, if necessary. Scouts and leaders must wear Class A uniform for identification purposes at the event. PLEASE ALSO WEAR ONLY SCOUT HEADGEAR, AND PLEASE, NO IPODS OR OTHER MP3 DEVICES; THEY WILL BE CONFISCATED. We will make every attempt to manage the popularity of these badges, but there is no guarantee that Scouts will get into their first choice. Spaces are limited and classes close when filled. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy.

When? 

Registration begins at 8:30 am. The event will begin at 9:00 am with an opening gathering for all participants. Classes are held in various rooms and buildings. Maps will be provided to escort scouts to their classes from the opening ceremony. Please be prompt. The event will end by 4:00 pm

Where? 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9th & Broad.

Costs: 

The registration fee, before February 21, is $10 per Scout.  After February 21, the registration fee doubles to $20 per Scout.  Registration is on a first come, first served basis. This inclusive fee covers the costs of an event patch for each participant, lunch, use of facilities, program supplies, classroom materials and event production needs. Parking is FREE to all attendees.

Registration: 

Early registrations delivered to scout office.  On site registration starts at 8:30 and ends at 9:00 AM.  ANY REGISTRATION AFTER DEADLINE WILL BE $20.00.

Special Needs: 

If any member of your group has any special needs, please contact the scout office. 

Scoutmasters: 

Please do NOT call the Scout Office requesting Merit badge completion information, GET IT FROM YOUR SCOUTS!  

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Some adult training courses will be offered for adults during this time. Please contact the Council Service Center at 940-696-2735 for more information and to register.