Welcome to BSA Troop 1996’s Spring Merit Badge Clinic. This event was originally created to help Boy Scouts complete their achievements who are active in the Scouting program, Sports and other extra-curricular activities.
We hope your Scout's will come!
PAYMENT FOR CLASSES
If your Scout signs up for 4 classes, lunch is free!
PayPal Payment Instructions:
Go to www.paypal.com
Click the link to Send money
Enter the recipient’s email address: email@example.com
Enter the amount you are sending.
Click "sending to friends or family"
Within the payment reference, indicate the following: Scout's name and Troop number. The fees are non-refundable, but are transferable, upon request. The amount paid will be forfeited if the Troop or Scout does not attend.
PARTICIPANT EVENT WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM IS REQUIRED BY FAIRFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH. Please note we encourage carpooling. Download Waiver and release form here.
The Merit Badge Clinic serves as an annual Quality Program that helps Scouts learn about different fields of knowledge by recruiting experienced professional counselors and maintaining a limited classroom size.
We are a guest of Fairfield Baptist Church. 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 Instructors/Merit Badge Counselors will EMAIL class information prior to the Merit Badge Clinic 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.
We offer hands-on quality merit badge classes. Each Merit Badge Classes or Elective Classes 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 Fall Merit Badge Clinic committee will reserve the right to limit or cancel any class. Merit Badges clasess to be offered are subject to change based on Instructor availability and class minimums.
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 serve basis via the online registration system. There is no waiting list for any of the merit badge classes. Should you encounter booked classes, please monitor this website in case seats become available.
Scouts are strongly encouraged to read the Merit Badge Workbooks and worksheets and finish all pre-requisites before attending the event. They are also expected to provide the parents' email address for the Instructor/Merit Badge Counselor communication.
FIRST AID STATION:
The First Aid Station is available to all scouts and Leaders in the Fellowship Hall.
The Full B.S.A. Class A/Field Dress uniform is the official uniform for the day.
CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Scout Oath, the Law, and the Outdoor Code. 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 / PARKING:
The Scoutmaster must coordinate arrival and departure time for transportation. Boy Scouts need to make certain that they have adequate transportation for their Scouts. ALL transportation TO and FROM the Merit Badge Clinic event must be arranged within your Troop. Encourage everyone to carpool. Leaders may not leave Scouts by themselves to be picked up by parents at a later time. We will not render sitting services.
A Scout is clean. Scoutmasters, 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.
Because the public has access to the church, units will need to exercise their own vigilance. Report any incidents to the event organizers.
All Scouts must bring to class the following:
The Instructor/Merit Badge Counselor will give credit for completed requirements ONLY. The Scout should complete all other requirements not covered in class. Class work will be followed by individual Scout’s projects and his ability to fulfill all requirements.
After the event, if you have any questions, please visit your unit "Scout Registration" page and "Print Advancement Results". Direct contact regarding advancement should be forwarded to Audrey Bagby, Troop Committee Co-Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIT SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS
Many classes have pre-requisites, which must be done if you wish to complete the Merit Badge during class. 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 worksheets.
REGISTRATION IS BY TROOP
The activity fee is per Scout, per class. Additional fees for materials are identified for designated classes.
After registering, payment must be submitted via PayPal within 24 hours. Registration may be canceled if payment is not received.
PayPal Payment Instructions:
7. Go to www.paypal.com
8. Click the link to Send money
9. Enter the recipient’s email address:
10. Enter the amount you are sending.
11. Click "sending to friends or family"
12. Within the payment reference, indicate the following: Scout's name and Troop number. The fees are non-refundable, but are transferable, upon request. The amount paid will be forfeited if the Troop or Scout does not attend.
CHECK IN AT THE FRONT OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING IN THE LOBBY.
The UNIT LEADER CHECKS-IN the TROOP IN THE LOBBY. Also, all Instructors/Merit Badge Counselors NEED to check-in at the same location.
Any Scout not signed out 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.
Check in - 8:00 am
Flag Ceremony - 8:20 am
Session 1 - 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Session 2- 10:45 am to 12:45 am
COMBO Session 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Fairfield Baptist Church
6133 Redan Road Lithonia, GA 30058.
GOOGLE MAP: http://www.fairfieldbaptistchurch.org/Directions.html
Please send us five of your best event or classroom photos. These will be instrumental to create a BSA Troop 1996 photo album. Thank you.
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 and BSA Troop 1996 or the entity or person designated the Merit Badge University or BSA Troop 1996, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent.
This electronic document is intended for public viewing and is solely for personal reference. It should be considered neither an authoritative source nor an official publication of BSA Troop 1996 (chartered by Fairfield Baptist Church) or the Boy Scouts of America. The above-mentioned are registered trademarks of said institutions.
Troop Committee Co-Chair & Merit Badge Clinic Coordinator