Event Details

Monticello Merit Mania hosted by Troop 66

Monticello High School, 850 E Oak Street, Monticello, IA 52310

Merit Badge
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
(# badges a single scout can attend)
$0.00 (Cost to attend this event)
any scout who wants to attend (Who is invited)
Hawkeye Area
Three Rivers

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Email Lynette Boheman (lkboheman@gmail.com), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionClass FeeSeats Available
American Business AM 10 8
Animal Science PM 10 6
Basketry AM 22 0
Camping* PM 10 7
Chemistry PM 10 0
Chess All Day 20 11
Citizenship in the Nation* AM 10 0
Citizenship in the Nation* PM 10 5
Citizenship in the World* All Day 20 11
Citizenship in the World* All Day 20 1
Communication* All Day 20 1
Cooking* AM 10 0
Cycling* AM 10 12
Dog Care AM 10 4
Electricity PM 10 8
Emergency Preparedness* All Day 20 3
Energy AM 10 5
Engineering PM 10 7
Environmental Science* All Day 20 10
Farm Mechanics AM 10 1
First Aid* All Day 20 8
Fish and Wildlife Management PM 10 5
FOOD AM 8 224
Forestry AM 10 1
Landscape Architecture PM 10 1
Law PM 10 18
Leatherwork PM 20 14
Model Design and Building AM 15 0
Personal Fitness* PM 10 4
Personal Management* PM 10 0
Photography PM 10 0
Plumbing PM 10 0
Programming PM 10 0
Public Speaking AM 10 6
Reptile and Amphibian Study AM 10 12
Robotics AM 20 0
Robotics PM 20 0
Swimming* AM 10 0
Swimming* PM 10 6
Theater AM 10 0
Weather AM 10 0
Wood Carving AM 10 0
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Sponsor Information

The Monticello Merit Mania(M3) is hosted by Troop 66


Please join us for a great day of merit badge classes taught by enthusiastic scout leaders, dedicated career professionals and avid hobbyists.  Troop 66 has partnered with the Monticello High School, Camp Courageous of Iowa and local business owners to host this Monticello Merit Mania(M3).  We have great accessible facilities and qualified and enthusiastic merit badge counselors to help the scouts learn and be successful.

To earn a merit badge at this workshop, you must complete the prerequisites ahead of class, look over and be familiar with the merit badge book before class, and participate fully in class while you are attending the merit badge mania.  Leaders should know their scouts and help them register for appropriate merit badges for their age and rank.


Scouts may only register for ONE Eagle required merit badge class!



Scouts are expected to arrive in their class A uniform and be prepared for class.  Please bring proof of your prerequisites being completed.  Blue card(s) will be handed out by our merit badge counselors.

Event Description

Schedule:  The Monticello Merit Mania will begin between 7:00 and 7:45 AM when troops will be asked to pick up their packet in the Monticello High School commons.  At 7:50 we will be having an opening hosted by our very own Troop 66.  From opening merit badge classes will be dismissed with their counselor to take them to their class.  

Tentative Schedule:

7:00 AM Registration Opens - Commons (1person report the rest of the group can wait in the gym area)

7:45 AM Registration Closes - Commons

7:50 AM Opening Ceremony - Gym

8:10 AM Dismissal from Gym to class locations

8:15 AM Morning Merit Badge Session Begins

11:15 to 11:30 AM Morning Merit Badge Session Ends for 1/2 day sessions

11:00 AM Lunch Service begins

11:15 or 11:45 AM Lunch for 1/2 Day Merit Badge Sessions (Depending which session you are in)

12:15 PM Lunch for All Day Merit Badge Sessions

12:15 PM Afternoon Session Begin for 1/2 day sessions

1:00 PM Lunch Ends and Afternoon Sessions for Full Day Sessions Begin again

3:30 PM  All Sessions End

3:40 PM Closing Ceremony in Gym

Merit Badge Basics:  We will be offering both half day and full day merit badge sessions.  The morning half day session will run from 8:15 - 11:15AM and the afternoon half day session will run from 12:15 - 3:30PM.  The full day sessions will run from 8:30 to 3:30 with an hour lunch break.  Half day sessions are $10 per merit badge and a full day merit badge is $20.  If a merit badge is hosted off site, scouts will return to the High school for lunch.  There are a few merit badges that will require an additional fee for materials, please check the registration page for details.

Breakfast:  We will have cinnamon rolls available for purchase from the concession stand for breakfast

Snacks:  We will have a concession stand available with snack items to purchase throughout the day.

Lunch:  Monticello Troop 66 offers M3 participants a fantastic lunch option.  A PRE-PAID lunch can be purchased for $8.00.  There is a line on the registration to order lunch.  Please make sure you plan ahead and register for lunch for all scouts and adults attending.  We will not have lunch vouchers available on-site for additional lunches.  Your prepaid lunch vouchers(wristbands) will be given to you in your registration packet at check-in.

Lunch will include: Hamburger with fixings, Baked Beans, Chips, Cookie, Fruit and Lemonade

Counselor Information

We ask that you have an adult contact person who will be attend the workshop with your scouts.  We will need their phone number for emergencies.  All release forms must be turned in to the registration table.

 **Some merit badge sessions will be going to off site locations, some will be for the entire class and some will be for a short field trip to meet a requirement.  I will send an email close to the event that will have the permission slip indluded if needed.    Some merit badges(swimming and disability awareness) will be taking the Camp Courageous bus to your location and you will need a signed release form from Camp Courageous as well.


ONCE YOUR TROOP HAS SIGNED UP, PLEASE SEND A LIST OF ADULT VOLUNTEERS TO Lynette.  We need at least one adult additional adult in each session to provide two-deep leadership with the merit badge counselor.  It is CRITICAL to the success that we have adults that will sit in sessions.

The Scout Oath, the Law, and the Outdoor Code shall be the guiding behavior for our workshop.  A Scout whose conduct is not consistent with the code will be directed to leave the campus immediately. Adequate supervision must be provided by each participating unit.   

No siblings or non-registered youth will be allowed in classrooms

Unit Sign-up Instructions

Register early to help us prepare accordingly and to assure a spot in the merit badge that you desire.  Remember only one Eagle required merit badge per scout.  If the merit badge you would like is full at the time you are registering, please check back often as the registrations do change as the event nears.

The LAST DAY to REGISTER is November 1st and Payment is due NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 1st.

Please remember that you are reserving a place in the class when you are registering.  The registration fee is non-refundable.  You may send another scout to replace a scout that cannot attend, but they must take the same merit badge.  Please contact Lynette Boheman ahead of time to let us know of the change.

Unit Payment Instructions

Please print the registration form and send with your check by Nov. 1st.  A late fee of $5 per registration will be added if your payment is not received by Nov. 1st.  We can not guarantee your registration if payment is received after Nov. 1st.

Please make Checks payable to :  Troop 66

Mail Check and Payment to:

Lynette Boheman

c/o Troop 66

22432 168th Street 

Monticello, IA 52310


Monticello High School is located west off US Hwy 151 at Exit #65.  We are half way between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque Iowa, 35 miles from each on US Hwy 151.  Parking is easy in the front of the building.  You will enter through the front doors for registration in the commons.  Please send one adult to the registration table and the remainder of your troop can wait in the gym.


A release form will be required for some off-site merit badges, details are noted in the email sent to each participant prior to the event.  Photos will be taken throughout the event and used for promotional purposes by Troop 66.