7th Annual Merit Badge Camporee Invitational
Hosted by Troop 90 & 205
May 17, 18, &19 2013
Due to the growth of this event it will be an Invitational Camporee. If your Troop is interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Event. Each troop is required to provide counselors for at least 2 badges however we ask that you volunteer for more especially if you have a large troop and so that we can offer a variety of merit badges. If everyone volunteers to teach the same badge we will not have enough variety. Last year we had counselors who could volunteer to lead 6-8 different badges, this gives us options when developing a schedule. They may end up teaching 1, 2, or 3 each, last year we had 2 counselors who worked all 4 sessions. Ideally if you teach a badge you should have enough support adults from your troop to help teach the badge. Please complete the attached form for each badge your troop is willing to lead for the weekend so we can plan a schedule accordingly. The success of this event depends on the willingness of each troop's leadership to share their talents with the other troops attending. Troops will be selected to attend based on their willingness to lead Merit Badge sessions compared to the number of boys they plan to bring. Last year we hosted 185 scouts so with the 225 scout limit there is still some room to grow but make sure you apply on time so you don’t miss out on this great event.
Merit Badges Offered in previous years.
American Heritage, Art, Astronomy, Automotive Maintenance, Aviation, Basketry, Bird Study, Camping, Chess, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in World, Communications, Computers, Cooking, Crime Prevention, Dog Care, Drafting, Electricity, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Genealogy, Geocaching, Geology, Graphic Arts, Indian Lore, Inventing, Law, Leatherwork, Mammal Study, Music, Orienteering, Photography, Pioneering, Plumbing, Public Speaking, Radio, Safety, Salesmanship, Scholarship, Space Exploration, Stamp Collecting, Swimming, Theater, Traffic Safety, Truck Transportation, Veterinary Medicine, Welding, Wilderness Survival, and Woodcarving.
Note: These are the Merit Badges that MAY be offered this year.
Available Counselors and Scouts interested in the badges will determine the final list.
If there is a badge not listed that can be taught in a one or two session time frame please feel free to add it to this list and provide us with the counselors contact information. Also if there are any requirements that can not be completed with the allocated time period please list these as Prerequisites. This will ensure that the boys can leave with completed blue cards. We offer four 3-4 hour merit badge sessions one each Friday Night, Saturday Morning, Afternoon, and Evening.
There are a few things to keep in mind when planning for this event.
Each troop needs at least 2 deep leadership for the entire weekend.
The success of this event is dependent on the availability of Merit Badge Counselors from each troop that attends. This allows for the most variety in badge selection. Ideally if each troop volunteers to teach at least 2 or more merit badges over the course of the weekend the boys will have a wide variety of Merit Badges from which to choose. If you are not sure what needs to be done, feel free to ask, we can give you advice on what has worked well in the past.
If your troop is interested in participating, please discuss this with the adults and youth within your troop to see who is willing to lead a merit badge session and to make sure you will have the 2 deep leadership required. Keep in mind there is no limit to the number of adults you send. Merit Badge Counselors and an assistant are free for the weekend! This is an all volunteer effort, many hands make light work. We hope you are able to attend.
Please send Contact Information (by the January Roundtable) including names of merit badge counselors and the badge(s) they are willing to teach to: