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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title 2017 Merit Badge University - Gaston College
Location 201 U.S. 321, Dallas, NC 28034  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
2/18/2017 8:00 AM 2/18/2017 3:00 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
2/6/2017   2/13/2017
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $14.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Piedmont none Troop

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Email Todd Punch (lakeland.roundtable@gmail.com), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ALT Adult Leader Training All DayTBD 183030 Not Known Not Known
ALT Adult Woodcarving All DayRCH142 181515 Not Known Not Known
ALT Backpack Cooking AM SessionDSC208 182424 Not Known Not Known
ALT Decorative Knots All DayDSC206 182020 Not Known Not Known
ALT Dutch Oven Cooking All DayPTI109 182020 Not Known Not Known
ALT Useful Knots PM SessionCET217 182020 Not Known Not Known
ALT Useful Knots AM SessionCET217 182020 Not Known Not Known
Art All DayCVA26101515 Not Known Not Known
Chemistry All DayRCH130 101212 Not Known Not Known
Chess All DayCafe 101212 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Community* All DayRBC2373,7 & 8132424 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Community* All DayRBC2383,7 & 8132424 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayRBC3372 & 3132424 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayRBC3362 & 3132424 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayRBC3352 & 3132424 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* All DayRBC1317132424 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* All DayRBC1287132424 Not Known Not Known
Coin Collecting All Day DSC2106 & 9101010 Not Known Not Known
Communication* All DayCET464,5,7 & 8 132020 Not Known Not Known
Communication* All DayCET1094,5,7 & 8 132020 Not Known Not Known
Composite Materials All Day  101515 Not Known Not Known
Digital Technology All DayTBDup-to-date Cyber Chip112424 Not Known Not Known
Electronics All DayCET43 102020 Not Known Not Known
Emergency Preparedness* All DayAPS1311 & 8c132424 Not Known Not Known
Emergency Preparedness* All DayAPS1261 & 8c132424 Not Known Not Known
Engineering All DayPTI123 101212 Not Known Not Known
Environmental Science* All DayDSC2144132424 Not Known Not Known
Environmental Science* All DayDSC2154132424 Not Known Not Known
Family Life* All Day CAS2023132020 Not Known Not Known
Family Life* All DayCAS2033132424 Not Known Not Known
Fire Safety All DayAPS1276102424 Not Known Not Known
First Aid* All DayRBC126 A&B 115050 Not Known Not Known
GEN Adult CPR All DayRCH105 183030 Not Known Not Known
Indian Lore All Day CET214 102424 Not Known Not Known
Law All Day CAS1054101515 Not Known Not Known
Leatherwork All Day PTI109 101212 Not Known Not Known
Medicine All Day CET160 101212 Not Known Not Known
Metalwork All Day Off Campus 101212 Not Known Not Known
Music All Day MC1613c102020 Not Known Not Known
Personal Management* All Day CET1602132424 Not Known Not Known
Personal Management* All Day CET322132424 Not Known Not Known
Photography All Day CET334101212 Not Known Not Known
Plumbing All Day PTI109 101515 Not Known Not Known
Programming All Day  101515 Not Known Not Known
Radio All Day CET442,3 & 5 102424 Not Known Not Known
Salesmanship All Day CET30 102424 Not Known Not Known
Search and Rescue All Day  132020 Not Known Not Known
Signs, Signals, and Codes All Day  132020 Not Known Not Known
Space Exploration All Day TBD5 & 7102020 Not Known Not Known
Sports All Day CET2024 & 5a112424 Not Known Not Known
Surveying All Day CET316101212 Not Known Not Known
Sustainability* All Day DSC2111,2a,4, & 5a122020 Not Known Not Known
Traffic Safety All Day CET213 112020 Not Known Not Known
Truck Transportation All Day TBD 111515 Not Known Not Known
VEN Venturing Leadership Specific Training All Day  141515 Not Known Not Known
VEN Youth Leadership Courses All Day  141515 Not Known Not Known
Wood Carving All DayPTI109Bring Totin Chip / Knife102020 Not Known Not Known
Sponsor Information



The Piedmont Council Training Team and the Eswau Huppeday Lodge #560 would like to cordially invite your troop to participate in the 2017 Merit Badge University on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The 2017 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  Lakeland.roundtable@gmail.com





Description

Register beginning Feburary 6th until Feburary 14th.



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 (http://usscouts.org/mb/framesindex.html

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 February 6, 2017 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 Lakeland.roundtable@gmail.com

Link to Council Website: http://www.piedmontcouncilbsa.org





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.

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EVENT SCHEDULE:

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
PAYMENT METHOD:

Link to Council Website:   http://www.piedmontcouncilbsa.org



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  



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 SO OTHER SCOUTS CAN BENEFIT.

DO NOT ASK MERIT BADGE COUNSELORS TO ACCEPT SCOUTS INTO SPECIFIC MERIT BADGE CLASSES; EVERYBODY NEEDS TO USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION 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

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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