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Event Details

Troop 26 Kevin Wickstrum 2022 Merit Badge Day

934 SW Clay, Topeka, KS 66606

Merit Badge
8:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
0 (# badges a single scout can attend)
$30.00 (Cost to attend this event)
any scout who wants to attend (Who is invited)
Jayhawk Area

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Welcome to Troop 26

Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day


This is a fundraising activity for troop 26 in order to help defray the cost of high adventure opportunities.  So, if you want to help with a good cause while still taking the opportunity to earn merit badges, have fun and gain exposure to careers and skills, then this is the place to be! Troop 26 is providing you with a number of different merit badges to help you along your trail to the Eagle rank.

Event Description

Date: September 24, 2022

Location: Mater Dei
Elementary School, 934 SW Clay, Topeka, KS 66606

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.)

Lunch is provided with
registration. A concession stand will be open during breaks for the purchase of
snack-type items.

Leaders' cost for the event
will be $8.00 to cover lunch.

Schedule of Events:

7:30 - 8:00 Registration

8:00 - 8:20 Opening Ceremony
and Welcome

8:30 – Noon First Merit
Badge Session

Noon - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 4:00 Second Merit
Badge Session

With prior notification, we will make every attempt to have a counselor
available to help any scout wishing to complete an unfinished merit
badge.  We only ask that you notify us via email of the name of the
merit badge and the items needing to be completed.  We will email you
back to let you know if we can accommodate your request. Email us at: or

If registration is paid,
then cards may be picked up at the registration table. 
Because there is no closing
ceremony, scouts can leave after their afternoon merit badge is completed and
the merit badge counselor has indicated that they are finished with their work.

Merit Badges to be offered
are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums.
BSA Troop 26 reserves the right to limit or cancel any class 

REGISTRATION: Registration by Troop
is REQUIRED. Fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to another scout.

UNIFORM: The 'Class
A' field uniform
 is the official uniform for the day. The merit badge
sash may also be worn if desired.

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 school and church
grounds immediately. Adequate supervision must be provided by each
participating unit. Discipline is the responsibility 



Counselor Information

Counselors: All Merit Badge Counselors need to check in at the
registration desk located in the school cafeteria. Each Merit Badge (MB)
Counselor at that time will be provided with an envelope that will include a
roster with a list of names of the scouts that should be in attendance in their
class, merit badge cards sufficient to cover the number of scouts in their class,
and instructions on how to complete the merit badge cards. If the MB Counselor is teaching the class twice
(morning and afternoon) then he/she will receive two envelopes in the morning,
one for each session. Each MB Counselor should ensure that they have a minimum
of two leaders in their classroom. In addition, the MB Counselor should seek
assistance from one of the leaders in completing the Merit Badge Cards for the
scouts in their class.

Merit Badge Cards: Troop 26 - Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day cards included in the counselor envelope will have listed
the tasks that were considered pre-requisites. If a scout completed any of
those pre-requisites prior to attending the Merit Badge Day, then the counselor
may give that scout credit for that task upon
 of the pre-requisite. All pre-requisite verification is to be
done at the end of the class period to ensure time for the work that needs to
get done for the merit badge requirements scheduled for that day.

Badge Book
: Each counselor will be
provided with a MB book for his/her class prior to Merit Badge Day if needed.
It is the responsibility of the Merit Badge counselor to ensure that all tasks
that can be covered during class time are covered as listed in the MB book.



Unit Sign-up Instructions

unit leader should sign up their troop members as a group before the
registration deadline. Each scout attending has the opportunity of selecting
two merit badges. On the registration site, you are to indicate your scouts'
first, second, third, and fourth choice. We will honor, on a first come first
serve basis, all scouts' 1st and 2nd choices; but in the event the MB class is
full, we will then provide scouts with their 3rd and 4th choice respectively.

Check-In: Check-in will be in the school cafeteria.

Counselors: All Merit Badge Counselors need to check
in at the registration desk located in the school cafeteria.

Troops: The Unit Leader is in charge of check-in
for the troop. 
One person only should come to the registration
table to check-in. Once you receive your material, please check it for
accuracy. If there are any discrepancies, or if you have any questions, please
ask someone at the registration table for assistance.

Check-Out:  There will be no closing ceremony!  Troop leader: If
registration is paid, then cards may be picked up at the registration table.

Scout Preparation: Many classes have
pre-requisites that must be done prior to attendance if the scout wishes 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 MB
pamphlet/booklet. Scouts should be prepared with paper and pencil/pen.

Also, scouts should be sure to have previously sought out their Scoutmaster's
approval to take the merit badge. This is done by securing your Scoutmaster's
signature on your Blue Card prior to the Merit Badge Day. If a Blue Card has
been signed and is brought to the MB Day, counselors will sign those cards if
requested. If not, then a 
Troop 26 - Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day card will be provided.

Badge Cards
: Troop
26 - Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day 
cards will be provided to each counselor in the class
packet that is picked up at the registration table. Each card will have listed
those tasks that are considered pre-requisite.  Any pre-requisite activity
completed prior to the event needs to be verified by the counselor and signed
off. Sign-off should be done at the end of the class session.  Once
back at your local troops, i
t will be the scout’s responsibility
to ensure that the blue merit badge card is completed if needed for proper

Merit Badge Books: It is the responsibility of
each scout to bring with them the merit badge book for the badge they will be
taking. In addition, it would be helpful to the scout to either have a
printed copy of the merit badge worksheet. 




Unit Payment Instructions

Payment Method: The participation fee is
$30.00 per Scout and $8.00 per leader lunch. Additional fees for materials
are identified for designated classes. Troops are obligated to pay for the
total number of scouts registered.

Payment can be made by check on site. Please read
carefully the refund policy.

Please print a copy of your registration

Please make the check payable to Troop

Please mail your check to: 

Marie Kalas

3310 NW Huxman Rd.

Silver Lake, KS 66539

Refund Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable.
The amount paid will be forfeited if the scout or troop does not attend the
event. However, substitutions can be made for pre-registered scouts who later
decide not to attend.  Also, if you sign up and cancel prior to the
event, a $8.00 fee will be assessed per scout and leader to cover
food expenses. 

PAYMENT MUST BE MADE on registration day!



Troop 26 - Kevin
Wickstrum 2022 Merit Badge Day will be held at:

Mater Dei Elementary School

934 SW Clay

Topeka, KS 66606 





Permission Slip:
 BSA provides a scout activity permission form through their website.
Please bring a signed form if participating in merit badges that will take you
off site. 

Photograph/Video Release:

We authorize BSA Troop 26, or any entity or person designated by BSA Troop
26 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 BSA Troop 26, or the
entity or person designated by BSA Troop 26 and may be used for any purpose
without additional consent.