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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Merit Badge Mania
Location 202 Summitt Drive, Sanford, NC 27330  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
1/13/2017 6 p.m. 1/14/2017 10 p.m.
Open for Registration Last day to Register
11/29/2016   1/12/2017
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
3 $7.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Occoneechee Dogwood Troop 941

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Art SAT AM  10$9119 Adam Priest
Aviation SAT AM and PM See Below10$2481 Dr Lauren McCormack PhD
Basketry SAT AM and PM  10$22118 Jane Soule
Camping* SAT AM and PM See Below, Includes lunch10$19116 Mr Stewart Marin
Chess FRI PM  10$7123 Mr Kevin Trotter
Citizenship in the Nation* SAT AM and PM 6, 810$14120 Lisa Poland
Citizenship in the World* FRI PM and SAT AM  3, 4c, 710$14114 Lisa Poland
Coin Collecting FRI PMKKoins - 217 Carthage Street, Sanford6,7,9d use pennies.Coinbook included.Bring wksheet10$11102 Mrs Charlotte Johns
Cooking* SAT AM and PM Includes lunch12$24110 Mrs Charlotte Johns
Digital Technology SAT AM  10$7122 Mr Brad Johns
Electricity SAT AM  10$7115 Mr Peter Kubilius
Electronics FRI PM  10$7130 Mr Brad Johns
Emergency Preparedness* FRI PM and SAT AM  See Below10$14121 Robert Hughes
First Aid* SAT AM and PM Includes lunch10$19125 Mr Will Sikinger
Landscape Architecture SAT PM  10$7120 Mr Mark Mathos
Music SAT AM See Below10$750 Tamara Lewis
Personal Management* SAT AM and PM 1, 8 (one week)10$14134 Dr Lauren McCormack PhD
Photography FRI PM 7. 8. bring camera to class (phone OK)10$7116 Lisa Poland
Programming SAT PM  10$7130 Mr Brad Johns
Public Speaking FRI PM  10$761 Adam Priest
Public Speaking SAT AM  10$764 Adam Priest
Pulp and Paper SAT PM 7e, 810$12120 Lisa Poland
Sculpture SAT PM  10$10112 Mrs Charlotte Johns
Sustainability* FRI PM and SAT AM   10$14120 Mr Mark Mathos
Welding SAT AM and PM See Below, includes lunch10$25111 Mr Jeff Magee
Sponsor Information

(We will be offering 3 sessions, for a possible total of 3 merit badges for the weekend, plus Cyber Chip over lunch for free) 


Each class is $7 per 3 hour session.  $14 for 6 hour session.  


Times for Classes are:

Fri PM - 6pm-9pm

Sat AM - 9am-12pm

Sat PM - 1pm-4pm

#### Cyber Chip will be taught during lunch for anyone who needs it ######





All Scouts must bring to class the 4 following things:


  • Blue Card SIGNED by their Scoutmaster (one per merit badge)

  • Merit Badge Booklet Merit Badge Worksheet ( or there will be a charge to have a copy made onsite. 

  • Any Pre-requisite Work

  • The Full B.S.A. Class A uniform is the official uniform for the day.  The merit badge sash may also be worn.

  • Salesmanship Badge will be offering a pizza lunch for a donation, so please bring money for lunch on Saturday. Also, they will be offering snacks Friday night and all day Satruday.  


****The Blue Cards will be updated with tasks completed in class and returned to the Scouts 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.

*****Aviation: Includes flight, weather permitting. Fee for flight will be determined soon.

********Camping- Scouts should review requirements # 1 and #2 (concerning safety/first aid/Leave No Trace and the Outdoor Code) to be ready to participate fully in the discussion on these topics. Requirements 4b, 9a, 9b, and 9c must be completed outside this class (counselor will except proof of requirement verified/signed in scout handbook). Includes lunch.

*******Emergency Prep: Scout should bring Blue Card, pens, pencils and paper/ Each Scout must have earned the First Aid merit badge and should bring E-Prep Merit Badge worksheet. Either do before or Friday night, 

Homework Friday Night 2b, 2c, 8c and 9a. 


*****MUSIC: Bring worksheet. Bring your instrument with you in playable condition (unless you play the piano/sing).     *Be able to play "Amazing Grace" or "My Country 'Tis of Thee" on your instrument.  Bring your music with you.  (Both are available online as downloads.  Other songs available with counselor approval.)     *Know the notes in at least one clef (bass, treble, alto, or tenor) and how to count rhythms using at least quarter notes and eighth notes.        *Requirement 3b. Interview an adult member of your family about music. Find out what the most popular music was when he or she was your age. Find out what his or her favorite music is now, and listen to three favorite tunes with him or her. How do those favorites sound to you? Had you ever heard any of them? Play three of your favorite songs for your relative, and explain why you like these songs. Ask what he or she thinks of your favorite music.       *Requirement 3c. Serve for six months as a member of a school band, choir, or other local musical group; or perform as a soloist in public six times.(You can use Requirement 3a and/or 3d of the music merit badge instead with counselor's permission.)


*****WELDING: 1a,b 7a,b closed toe shoe. Bring worksheet. Wear long sleeve cotton shirt & long pants. No rayon or nylon. Includes lunch.

  Only put out what you want to trade
  Fair trades - Handshake seals the deal
  Give tips to younger scouts (remember when you first started)
  No adults in kids patch trading area
  If an argument arises you will be asked to leave
  If asked to leave, you must leave.

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 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. 

Note: The Unit adults are responsible for the scouts who attend. 


The Merit Badge Clinic will reserve the right to limit or cancel any class. Merit Badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums. 


Scouts are admitted to classes on a first come, first served basis via the online registration system. There is no waiting list for any of the merit badges classes. Should you encounter booked classes, please monitor this website in case seats become available.


Scouts must finish and bring documentation for all pre-requisites before attending the Merit Badge Clinic.


The Full B.S.A. Class A uniform is the official uniform for the day. The merit badge sash may also be worn. 


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 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.


On Saturday, two MB clinics are offered (AM and PM) with a one hour break from 12-1pm.  No eating/drinking allowed in the classrooms.  Salesmanship Badge will be providing pizza lunch.  Donations accepted for lunch. 



The troop Leaders/parents must coordinate arrival and departure time for transportation. Troops need to make certain that they have adequate transportation for their Scouts. If traveling without a troop, please advise your parents to remain on site. 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.


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 Clinic will largely depend on how neat we leave the place. All garbage must be properly disposed into designated containers or carried out.

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Payment Instructions for the Unit
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Directions to the Event
From Raleigh: Take U.S. 1 S toward Sanford.  Take exit 69A for U.S. 421/North Carolina 87 S. Turn right onto  US-421 S/N Horner Blvd. Turn left onto Summit Dr

From Greensboro:  US-421 S to Sanford.  Take left onto Summit Dr. 

From Fayetteville:  NC-87 N to Sanford.  Turn right onto Summit Dr. 
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