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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title 2018 Merit Badge University - Gaston College
Location 201 U.S. 321, Dallas, NC 28034  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
2/17/2018 8:00 AM 2/17/2018 4:00 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
1/25/2018   2/6/2018
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
1 $14.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Piedmont none Troop

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ALT Adult Leader Training All DayTBD 183030
ALT Adult Woodcarving All DayTBD 181515
ALT Backpack Cooking AM SessionTBD 182424
ALT Decorative Knots All DayTBD 182020
ALT Dutch Oven Cooking All DayTBD 182424
Animation  TBD 111515
Art All DayTBD610$101212
BOS Maps and Compasses  TBD 182020
Camping*  TBD 112424
Camping*  TBD 112424
Chemistry All DayTBD 102020
Chess All DayTBD 102020
Citizenship in the Community* All DayTBD3,7 & 8132424
Citizenship in the Community* All DayTBD3,7 & 8132424
Citizenship in the Community* All DayTBD3,7 & 8132424
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayTBD2 & 3132424
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayTBD2 & 3132424
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayTBD2 & 3132424
Citizenship in the World* All DayTBD7132424
Citizenship in the World* All DayTBD7132424
Coin Collecting All Day TBD6 & 91088
Communication* All DayTBD4,5,7 & 8 132424
Communication* All DayTBD4,5,7 & 8 132424
Communication* All DayTBD4,5,7 & 8 132424
Digital Technology All DayTBDup-to-date Cyber Chip112424
Electronics All DayTBD 10$202020
Emergency Preparedness* All DayTBD1 & 8c132424
Emergency Preparedness* All DayTBD1 & 8c132424
Engineering All DayTBD 102020
Entrepreneurship  TBD 111515
Environmental Science* All DayTBD4132424
Environmental Science* All DayTBD4132424
Family Life* All Day TBD3132424
Family Life* All DayTBD3132424
Family Life* All DayTBD3132424
Fire Safety All DayTBD6102424
First Aid* All DayTBD 115050
Game Design  TBD 112020
GEN Adult CPR All DayTBD 18$203030
Genealogy All DayTBD2 (a or b) & 3101212
Indian Lore All Day TBD 102424
Leatherwork All Day TBD 10$101515
Metalwork All Day Off Campus 101212
Music All Day TBD3c102020
Personal Management* All Day TBD2132424
Personal Management* All Day TBD2132424
Photography All Day TBD4101515
Plumbing All Day TBD 102020
Programming  TBD 112424
Public Speaking  TBD 112020
Salesmanship All Day TBD 102424
Signs, Signals, and Codes  TBD 112424
Space Exploration All Day TBD5 & 710$102020
Sports All Day TBD4 & 5a112424
Sustainability* All Day TBD1,2a,4, & 5a122020
Truck Transportation All Day TBD 111212
Wood Carving All DayTBDBring Totin Chip / Knife102020
Sponsor Information

The Piedmont Council Training Team and the Eswau Huppeday Lodge #560 would like to cordially invite your troop to participate in the 2018 Merit Badge University on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The 2018 location for MBU will be at Gaston College in Dallas, NC. 

MBU is an opportunity to learn from professionals and experts in a variety of fields.  It is not intended to be an easy way to get a merit badge but rather a well-earned experience.  Scout advancement works best when a scout learns, is tested, is reviewed and then is recognized.  To earn a badge at MBU will require scouts to participate fully, and each scout must complete all requirements to earn a merit badge. Scouts who do not complete requirements at MBU will still have a chance to learn new skills and be on the way to completing the merit badge. Troops should make arrangements with MB counselors in their home area to complete any partials.

As leaders, you can help your Scouts be successful by registering them for appropriate badges. Younger scouts should be discouraged from pursuing advanced badges they may be unable to complete. Troop leaders should know the abilities of troop members and should spend the required time prior to MBU preparing each scout for his session.  Most badges have prerequisites that must be accomplished before MBU day.  Please make sure the boys do their homework. Stress to your scouts the importance of working hard in class and cooperating with counselors and classmates.

If you have any questions or would like to offer to teach a merit badge please contact us at

Link to Council Website:


Registeration begins January 25th until Feburary 6th.

Merit Badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums. Piedmont Council reserves the right to limit or cancel any class. NO WALK-INS will be allowed. 

REGISTRATION: Registration by Troop is REQUIRED. Open enrollment will begin on the above stated date.  Fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to another scout. MB Counselors require student e-mail or phone for coordination.  Please note that by registering, you are reserving a seat in a class and are expected to pay and attend.  If you must cancel, please do so as early as possible so that another Scout may take your place.

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 church 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: 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 from the church. ALL transportation TO and FROM The Merit Badge Day 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 Day 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 college, units will need to exercise their own vigilance. Report any incidents to the event organizers.

Counselor Information
BLUE CARDS / Merit Badge Books.......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 (

Any pre-requisite work should be completed prior to attending the class.  Failure to do so may limit the Scout's ability to complete the badge on the day of the event. 

The Blue Card will be updated with tasks completed in class and returned to Scout 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. 

ADVANCEMENT RECORDS: After the merit badge event, if you have any questions about Scout advancement, please visit your "Unit Sign-Up" page and print the "Show & Print Roster."
Unit Sign-up Instructions

Registration for Merit Badge University is online only. Open enrollment starts January 25th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. You can go online at least a week prior to open enrollment date and build your troops roster. Troops, not individual scouts or parents should do registration. Please designate one person from your troop to operate the registration process.

If you have any questions or would like to offer to teach a merit badge please contact us at

Link to Council Website:

SCOUT PREPARATION   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.

CHECK IN: Check in will be in the Myers Center. All units must check in together.

COUNSELORS:  ALL Merit Badge Counselors NEED to check-in at the registration desk located by the Assembly Area . 

TROOPS:  The UNIT LEADER in charge CHECKS-IN the troop. Please note the Registration area on the map sent in follow up e-mails.  Once you have confirmed all of your scouts are in attendance, one person per Troop may come to the registration table. Remember... substitutions are allowed, but we cannot add on scouts or change classes.

CHECK OUT: 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.




8 AM Check-in

9 AM Classes Begin

12 to 1 PM Lunch

3:30 PM Classes End

Scouts, Counselors and Adult Leaders Park in the Student designated parking areas. Scouts must check-in by troop. Registration and assembly are outside. Dress accordingly Class A uniform.     

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.

Payment Instructions for the Unit

Link to Council Website:

The participation fee is $14 per Scout. Additional fees for materials are identified for designated classes. Troops are obligated to pay for the total number of Scouts registered.

1.) BY CREDIT CARD (strongly preferred): - We use Tentaroo, (a commercial banking and credit card processing service) using MasterCard, Discover Card, Amex or VISA. 

2.) BY CHECK - Please 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:

Piedmont Council 

c/o Kara Miller 

1222 Franklin Blvd

Gastonia, NC 28053  



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

From I-85

Take exit 17 for US-321 N (N. Chester Street)

Take exit C Grier Beam Blvd/Gaston College

Turn left onto C Grier Beam Blvd

Entrance to the College will be straight ahead

From US-321 N (N. Chester Street)

Take exit C Grier Beam Blvd/Gaston College

Turn left onto C Grier Beam Blvd

Entrance to the College will be straight ahead

From US-321 S

Take exit for NC-279 Dallas/Cherryville Hwy

Turn right onto Dallas/Cherryville Hwy

Turn left onto Rhodes Drive (Entrance to the College)

Release Information
Photograph/Video Release:

We authorize Piedmont Council or any entity or person designated by Piedmont Council the right 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 Piedmont Council or the entity or person designated by Piedmont Council, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent. 



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