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Event Type Merit Badge
Title 8th Annual Merit Badge University at Kennesaw State University
Location 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
10/15/2011 7:00 AM 10/15/2011 12:30 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
8/15/2011   10/13/2011
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $12.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Atlanta Area Foothills Troop 1776
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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ALT Adult Leader Training AMBB 151See Counselor Profile-->18204 Mike Jenkins PMP, MBA Rodrigo Cano , MBA
American Business AMBB 114See Counselor Profile-->101511 Gary Roberts PhD
Architecture AMBB 368See Counselor Profile-->10180 Thomas Diehl Architect Robert Rousselot
Aviation AMSO 2035See Counselor Profile11180 Mike Vandette Airline Pilot Mike White Private Pilot
Bugling AMPH 115See Counselor Profile-->10153 John Snuggs Musician
Chemistry AMSC 450See Counselor Profile-->10201 Mr Jim Gordon GBI Chemist Mr Adam Rudolph GBI Forensic Chemist
Citizenship in the Community* AMCL 1005See Counselor Profile-->12201 Scott Harris Mr Tim Lee Chairman Cobb Co
Citizenship in the Community* AMCL 1009See Counselor Profile-->12190 Mr Matt Dollar - GA Representative
Citizenship in the Community* AMCL 1008See Counselor Profile-->12180 Marty Lyons MS, PMP
Citizenship in the Community* AMCL 2010See Counselor Profile-->12190 Mr Bob Ott, Cobb Co Commissioner
Citizenship in the Community* AMCL 1007See Counselor Profile-->12200 William Vincent Professor & Attorney
Citizenship in the Nation* AMEB 268See Counselor Profile-->14150 Lloyd Boone Life to Eagle Coord. Elizabeth Clark Price M.D.
Citizenship in the Nation* AMEB 243See Counselor Profile-->14140 Mr Frank Mills Judge, Superior Crt
Citizenship in the Nation* AMEB 241See Counselor Profile-->141610 Ed Setzler, State Representative
Citizenship in the Nation* AMEB 072See Counselor Profile-->14157 Mr Donald W. Schaefer , Judge
Citizenship in the World* AMCL 2003See Counselor Profile-->13180 Rich Rainey ATP, MBA
Citizenship in the World* AMCL 2005See Counselor Profile-->13180 James Whitcomb JW Intl., LLC John Mottern
Citizenship in the World* AMCL 2007See Counselor Profile-->13180 Bill Green MBA
Citizenship in the World* AMCL 2008See Counselor Profile-->13190 Eric Harrison MA Matthew Holland MBA
Communications* AMSO 2032See Counselor Profile -->12180 Mrs Karen Odell
Communications* AMSO 2034See Counselor Profile-->12180 Mr Rob Taylor
Communications* AMSO 2030See Counselor Profile-->10180 Mr William Tighe BS, MBA, MPM,
Computers AMEB 068See Counselor Profile-->10160 John Armington Hewlett Packard
Computers AMEB 070See Counselor Profile-->10161 Lucas Acosta Owner, Foojee Roy Toney Engineer
Dog Care AMBB 382ASee Counselor Profile-->10230 Mrs Alicia Schaefer
Drafting AMBB 369See Counselor Profile-->13157 Jason Diehl Architect
Electronics AMEB 274See Counselor Profile-->11$14180 John Nuttall AT&T Engineer Martin Stone AT&T Engineer
Electronics AMEB 274See Counselor Profile-->11$1451 John Nuttall AT&T Engineer Martin Stone AT&T Engineer
Emergency Preparedness* AMSO 2021See Counselor Profile-->10200 Orlando Zapata Cobb County Fire and
Energy AMSC 215See Counselor Profile-->10160 Frank Kalany P.E. Brad Dailey Locheed Engineer
Entrepreneurship AMBB 108$10.00, See Counselor Profile-->10180 Gary Roberts PhD
Environmental Science* AMEB 168See Counselor Profile-->10180 John Rives Prof Geologist Mr Tim Blaydes PE
Environmental Science* AMEB 253See Counselor Profile-->10180 Joey Giunta, Naturalist Nikki Murphy Naturalist
Environmental Science* AMEB 166See Counselor Profile-->10180 Mike Dombrowski
Environmental Science* AMEB 172See Counselor Profile-->10180 Ishrat Khan Ph.D.
Environmental Science* AMEB 170See Counselor Profile-->10180 Ron Wallace , Geologist, MBA
Family Life* AMSO 3007See Counselor Profile-->10180 Janet Hall Troop 1011
Family Life* AMSO 3012See Counselor Profile-->10180 Shailesh Bettadapur ASM Mrs Marilyn Milley
Fingerprinting AMSC 212See Counselor Profile-->10180 Mr Wesley Horne GBI Special Agent
First Aid* AMHS 2104See Counselor Profile-->10201 Dr Barbara Blake , RN, PhD, ACRN
First Aid* AMHS 2300See Counselor Profile-->10200 Dr Barbara Blake , RN, PhD, ACRN
Geology AMSO 3021See Counselor Profile-->10188 John Salvino P. G.
Graphic Arts AMEB 053See Counselor Profile-->10184 Allen Steve Ransom Graphic Designer Mr Kevin Haskins BBA
Law AMSC 214See Counselor Profile-->10222 Samuel S Olens -GA Attorney General
Nuclear Science AMSO 3010See Counselor Profile-->14188 Mr Chris Markman GE Naval Nuclear Eng
Personal Fitness* AMST 215See Counselor Profile-->13182 Mr Osvaldo Vilomar BS, ITCPM
Personal Fitness* AMST 205See Counselor Profile-->13181 Olwynne Crampton BA
Personal Management* AMKHE 1105See Counselor Profile-->11180 Ronald Mendez, Banker
Personal Management* AMKHE 1104See Counselor Profile-->11200 Ralph de la Vega, Pres & CEO AT&TMobil David Cano Eagle Scout
Personal Management* AMBB 371See Counselor Profile-->11201 Patrick Solomon MBA, CTP Mr Jon Shields BBA
Personal Management* AMKHE 1103See Counselor Profile-->11180 Mr Steve Cano Accountant
Personal Management* AMKHE 1203See Counselor Profile-->11200 Charles Keven Hatcher Director/Accounting Mr Mark Weber ARM, ALCM
Photography AMSO 1019See Counselor Profile-->10180 Sean C. McCarthy Photographer Steve Harrison
Plumbing AMSO 1022AB, GazeboSee Counselor Profile-->10152 Mr David Greene Master Plumber
Radio AMSO 3029See Counselor Profile-->11150 Mr Elden Morris (N1MN)
Salesmanship AMBB 109See Counselor Profile-->101510 Gary Roberts PhD
Stamp Collecting AMEB 066See Counselor Profile-->101512 John Seidl APS, Board Seats
Veterinary Medicine AMSO1020ABSee Counselor Profile-->12188 Dr Steve Fairchild DVM
Weather AMSO 2023See Counselor Profile-->10203 Chrissy Warrilow
Sponsor Information

Purpose: "To Empower our Youth to Lead."

Updated as needed. Review before attending!


Hosted by the Students In Free Enterprise of Kennesaw State University-SIFE and Friends of 1776, Inc.




Description
PARTICIPANT EVENT WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM IS REQUIRED BY KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY. ALSO THERE IS A $5 PARKING FEE on a flat/per car basis.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE


The Merit Badge University serves as an annual Quality Merit Badge Program that helps Scouts learn about different fields of knowledge by recruiting experienced professional counselors and maintaining a limited classroom size. The Merit Badge University is a community service Project. We take a Saturday each year and teach boys Merit Badges in a University setting. This event is promoted via www.meritbadge.info.

Please be advised that in order to participate in this event each Troop is required to file a separate request for a Tour Permit with their local Council. We are a guest of Kennesaw State University. There shall be NO littering, defacing or destruction of any structure. Our behavior will determine whether or not we will do this event again.


Many Merit Badge Counselors will EMAIL class information prior to the merit badge event. In the spirit of BSA Youth Protection guidelines, please provide an email address for the Scouts parents rather than the individual Scout. The Scoutmaster should not use his email address to register all boys in his troop.

*****ALSO, SOME MERIT BADGE CLASSES REQUIRE A PARENT TOUR PERMISSION SIGNATURE. PLEASE BRING IT TO THE MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR.
Forms may be downloaded here. *****


BUGLING CONTEST:



 
The Bugling Contest
will be the 6th in our area, and it is expected to be spectacular. A retired Air Force Reserve bandsman wrote the rules and regulations. There are prizes for this competition. Details Here. To sign up for this contest email: Mr. John Snuggs at snuggsj@bellsouth.net.


HISTORY:

The Merit Badge University began as a dream that would provide additional learning  opportunities to our Scouts. The success of this program will ultimately depend on all of us. We debuted with 31 Merit Badge Classes, 500 Boy Scouts and 61 troops, on October 2004. Today, we have registered 6,835 Boy Scouts to the MBU at Kennesaw State University.

By August 2011, our online registration at www.MeritBadge.Info was used in 50 states to register 64,772 Scouts to 11,399 classes in other events and had 400,000 visitors to the home page.

GIRL SCOUTS:

We are offering badges to the Girl Scouts at the Merit Badge University. Girl Scouts will register in the same manner as other troops. Girl Scouts can take ONE class only at this event. The classes will be taught by knowledgeable KSU students. Below is a list of the classes we are offering:

For Brownies: Movers, Science in Action, Art to wear.

For Juniors:  Art to Wear, First Aid, High on Life, and Money Sense.

JAMBOREE ON THE AIR:
The Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is a world wide scouting event held the third Saturday in October each year.  Scouts from all over the world will join with amateur radio operators  and have the opportunity to talk to other scouts in countries all around the world.

The Merit Badge University and the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) amateur radio station near the concession area during the merit badge classes. Scouts will have an opportunity to talk on a licensed Amateur Radio Station with experienced operators during their breaks and after classes are completed for the day. The station will be available from 9:30AM until 12:30PM on Saturday, October 15.

CLASSROOM SETTING:

We offer hands-on quality merit badge classes. Each Merit Badge Class is staffed with professional/expert instructors in the subject matter.

RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:
1.) Each unit must provide one adult for every 4 boys who participate. This will help us with crowd control, as well as insure quality of results within the classroom environment.
2.) Scouts must have prior approval from their Scoutmaster before attending.
3.) Scouts must behave in a Scout-like manner. Disruptive youth will be removed from the group and either spend the remainder of the day with their Scoutmaster or be picked up by their parent/guardian.
4.) The Unit adults are responsible for the scouts who attend.

RIGHT TO LIMIT OR CANCEL:
The Merit Badge University will reserve the right to limit or cancel any class. Merit Badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums. NO WALK-INS will be allowed. Registration by Troop is REQUIRED. Open and ending enrollment will be limited to the dates above indicated.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE:
Scouts are admitted to classes on a first come, first served basis via the online registration system. There is no waiting list for any of the merit badges classes. Should you encounter booked classes, please monitor this website in case seats become available.

EXPECTATION:
Scouts are strongly encouraged to read the Merit Badge Booklet and finish all pre-requisites before attending the Merit Badge Clinic. They are also expected to provide the parents' email address for Merit Badge Counselor communication.


FIRST AID STATION:
There will be a First Aid Station available to all Boy Scouts and Leaders at the CAMPUS GREEN next to the INFORMATION TABLE. 



ADULT LEADER TRAINING:
Adults come on and learn to set up & manage online merit badge events. Registration is not needed to participate. 

UNIFORM:
The Full B.S.A. Class A uniform is the official uniform for the day. The merit badge sash may also be worn. 

CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Scout Oath, the Law, and the Outdoor Code shall be the code of the Merit Badge Day. A Scout whose conduct is not consistent with the code will be directed to leave the grounds immediately. Adequate supervision must be provided by each participating unit. Discipline is the responsibility of the Scoutmaster or other assigned leaders in charge of the troop.

TRANSPORTATION:
There is a parking fee per car charged by the University this year. The troop Leaders must coordinate arrival and departure time for transportation. Troops need to make certain that they have adequate transportation for their Scouts. Please advise your parents NOT to drop or pick up scouts. ALL transportation TO and FROM The Merit Badge University must be arranged within your troop. Encourage everyone to carpool. Troops may not leave Scouts by themselves to be picked up by parents at a later time. We will not render sitting services.


CLEAN UP:

The Scout is clean. Troop Leaders please coordinate with your troop to clean the premises and to keep the classrooms in the same condition as found. Future offerings of the Merit Badge University will largely depend on how neat we leave the place. All garbage must be properly disposed into designated containers or carried out.

SECURITY:
Because the public has access to the school, units will need to exercise their own vigilance. Report any incidents to the event organizers or the campus police.

Counselor Information
All Scouts must bring to class the following:
Blue Card SIGNED by their Scoutmaster (one per each Merit Badge)
Merit Badge booklet Merit Badge worksheet (
http://usscouts.org/mb/mbindex.asp)
Any pre-requisite work

The Blue Cards will be updated with tasks completed in class and returned to the Scouts BEFORE they depart the classroom. It is the responsibility of the Scout to request and obtain his Blue Card.

PREREQUISITES:
The Merit Badge Counselor will give credit for completed requirements ONLY. The Scout should complete all other requirements not covered in class, at his own pace and with his own troop counselors. Class work will be followed by individual Scout’s projects and his ability to fulfill all requirements.

MERIT BADGE QUALITY: See PDF Document

MERIT BADGE COUNSELING: See .doc Document

MERIT BADGE BOOKS:
Order Merit Badge Books 
directly from the Atlanta Area Council Scout Shop at 770-988-9912 or the B.S. A. Catalog at 1-800-323-0732 or Online at scoutstuff.org: Books
A-Z

ADVANCEMENT RECORDS:

After the merit badge event, if you have any questions about the Blue Cards, please visit your unit "Scout Registration" page and "
Print Advancement Results"
Unit Sign-up Instructions

Many classes have pre-requisites which must be done if you wish to complete the badge during class. Some classes also have age and/or rank requirements. Unless indicated otherwise, all other requirements for the Merit Badge should be covered in class. For ALL classes, Scouts are required to READ and BRING the Merit Badge pamphlet. Also, Scouts are required to BRING a SIGNED Blue Card from the Scoutmaster.

REGISTRATION IS BY TROOP.
Registration form and all fees must be returned by the indicated date below. Otherwise, we will drop your online registration and will allow other Scouts to register in your place.

PARKING:
 There is a parking fee. All participants can park in the East Parking Deck #9 and the Central Parking deck (Building 42) See campus map: CAMPUS MAP: http://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/pdfs/ksu_2d_map.pdf.


CHECK IN AT THE "CONVOCATION CENTER" #2:


The UNIT LEADER CHECKS-IN the troop at the Lobby of the Convocation Center. Also, all Merit Badge Counselors NEED to check-in at the VIP Lounge.



CHECK OUT: Any Scout not signed out at the CAMPUS GREEN by the Troop On-site Contact and Event Manager at the conclusion of the merit badge event will not receive credit for the completion of any merit badge or merit badge requirements.

EVENT SCHEDULE:


6:00-7:00AM   Set up
7:00-7:50AM   Check-in by troop at the Convocation Center #2.
8:00-8:15AM   Flags and Assembly, Color Guard Troop 1776.
8:30 AM          Start Merit Badge Classes.
12:25-            Counselors return Blue Cards to Scouts before departing from the classroom!!!!
12:30PM        End of all Merit Badge Classes. EVERYBODY helps with clean up. Counselors return class rosters and advancement records to the Check Out Desk. Troop Leaders MUST checkout troops at the registration desk.



Announcements & Dismissal to Class: BY BUILDING
Each Counselor escorts his/her class to the designated classroom. They also make sure Scouts will not wander outside their classrooms. ALL Adult Leaders and Scoutmasters will assist our counselors and will help with noise and crowd control at all times.

Food Sponsor:



ChicK-fil-A will donate chicken biscuits and orange juice for breakfast.



BREAKFAST PROCEDURE:
FREE Breakfast is served between 7:00AM-7:45AM. Leaders keep the troop outside the Convocation Center; then, one adult checks-in the troop and receives the breakfast tickets for the Scouts and adults. All eat outside the building; Troop leaders and Scouts are responsible for trash collection. Then, the troop continues to find seating by Merit Badge class inside the building.



CONCESSION ITEMS:
Baked goods, bagels, chips, cookies /water/sodas/coffee  available for sale.... bring money.  All proceeds go to future Troop 1776 Scout Hut ...we appreciate your business!


BREAKS FOR SELECTED CLASSROOMS:
Concession Breaks: 9:45 – 10:45 AM




















09:45 - 10:00 AM     classrooms: BB,
KHE, MU



10:00 - 10:15 AM     classrooms: EB



10:15 - 10:30 AM     classrooms: SO, HS



10:30 - 10:45 AM     classrooms: CL, SC


Payment Instructions for the Unit
PAYMENT METHOD:

The participation fee is per Scout.  Additional fees for materials are identified for designated classes. Troops are obligated to pay for the total number of Scouts registered. Send payment within 10 days of registration or forfeit all class selections.

1.) BY CREDIT CARD: - THIS IS OUR PREFERRED PAYMENT METHOD. We use PayPal, (a commercial banking and credit card processing service) using MasterCard, Discover Card, Amex or VISA. There is no charge to you for this service to make payments. You may pay by simply clicking at the "Click Here for Online Payment" link provided during the "Unit Sign-Up." Also, please print your registration information at “Show & Print Roster” for your records.

2.) BY CHECKPlease print two copies of your registration form. Send one copy with complete payment. Retain the other registration copy for your records.
Please make Check Payable/Mail to:

Friends of 1776, Inc.
4479 Mountain Creek Drive
Roswell, GA 30075


PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2011.  Registrations not paid by this time will be canceled and associated merit badge class slots will be released to Scouts who have paid.

WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT ONLINE REGISTRATIONS. DO NOT SEND MONEY UNLESS YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED ONLINE. IF YOUR REGISTERED SCOUT IS NOT ATTENDING, REMOVE HIM FROM THE REGISTRATION. OTHER SCOUTS CAN BENEFIT.



DO NOT ASK MERIT BADGE COUNSELORS TO ACCEPT SCOUTS INTO SPECIFIC MERIT BADGE CLASSES; EVERYBODY NEEDS TO USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATRATION SYSTEM. CLASSROOM CAPACITY IS ALWAYS A CONCERN AND THE MB COUNSELOR CAN NOT HELP YOU.

REFUNDS:
The registration fee is non-refundable. The amount paid will be forfeited if the troop or Scout does not attend. However, troops may substitute scouts as long as the total number and the Merit Badge doesn’t change.

Directions to the Event
Event Address only:(DO NOT SEND MAIL HERE) 
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Kennesaw State University is located in Cobb County, Georgia, 20 minutes north of Atlanta on I-75, one exit north of Town Center Mall. Take the Chastain Road Exit number 271 and turn west across the interstate. Go approximately three traffic lights and turn right on to Kennesaw State University Drive at the ball fields. Continue straight for about one tenth of a mile.

CAMPUS MAP: http://www.kennesaw.edu/admissions/pdfs/ksu_2d_map.pdf

GOOGLE MAPS: Kennesaw State University

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Invitation:
On behalf of the KSU Museum of History and Holocaust Education for anyone who might be in the area on Friday afternoon to stop by and take a tour of our museum.  The museum has a number of educational activities, short films, and exhibits that might be of interest. It is free and open to the public.
Link: Museum Information
Release Information

PHOTGRAPH/VIDEO RELEASE:
We authorize the Merit Badge University or any entity or person designated to the use or reproduction of any and all photographs, video, or other media taken of the persons named above during the classes or related activities. All photographs, videos, or other media are the property of the Merit Badge University or the entity or person designated the Merit Badge University, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent.



Signature_________________________________________________


DISCLAIMER:
This electronic document is intended for public viewing and is solely for personal reference. It should neither be considered an authoritative source nor an official publication of SIFE, Kennesaw State University or the Boy Scouts of America. The above mentioned are registered trademarks of said institutions.

9TH ANNUAL MERIT BADGE UNIVERSITY tentative date: October 20, 2012 

Yours in Scouting... See you in October,

Rodrigo Cano,
MBA
Chairperson
The Merit Badge University
www.MeritBadge.Info
email: rodrigocano@me.com
I used to be a Bear....92-46 / SR 622

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