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Event Details

Troop 7369's 20th Semi-Annual Merit Badge University

13807 Poplar Tree Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Merit Badge
12/3/2022
7:30am
12/3/2022
5:00pm
11/4/2022
11/19/2022
0 (# badges a single scout can attend)
$28.00 (Cost to attend this event)
any scout who wants to attend (Who is invited)
National Capital Area
Sully
Troop
7369

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Most of your questions about payment, start and end times, and where to be are explained beneath the list of badges on this page.
Please read everything we've included in the event description. If you still have questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

Email Kirby Meade (troop7369mbu@gmail.com), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionClass FeeSeats Available
American Business with American Labor AM Session 0 1
American Heritage AM Session 0 1
Aviation All Day 15 1
Chemistry PM Session 0 0
Chess AM Session 0 0
Citizenship in the Community* AM Session 0 6
Citizenship in the Nation* PM Session 0 4
Citizenship in the Nation* AM Session 0 7
Citizenship in the World* PM Session 0 4
Communication* with Public Speaking -All Day 0 2
Electronics AM Session 25 0
Entrepreneurship with Salesmanship PM Session 0 0
Healthcare Professions PM Session 0 1
Law AM Session 0 0
Music PM Session 0 0
Personal Management* AM Session 0 0
Photography PM Session 0 0
Programming PM Session 0 0
Scouting Heritage PM Session 0 12
Space Exploration All Day 10 1
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Sponsor Information

For step-by-step help regarding how to register and pay using PayPal, watch the tutorial video called, "Register for Classesin the Help section of this site. Afterwards, Email Troop7369MBU@gmail.com if you still have problems registering.


Troop 7369 is looking forward to hosting our 20th Semi-Annual Merit Badge University (MBU) on December 3rd. We welcome all scouts that would like to participate. We will be offering a variety of merit badges that range from recreational to academic to those that will aide the boys on their paths to becoming Eagle Scouts. In addition, they will have the opportunity make new friends and develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.  Please refer to the registration packet for the full list of pre-requisites that apply to each merit badge.


Event Description

Merit Badge University will take place from 7:30am - 5:00pm.  There are a variety of merit badges to choose from across 3 sessions (AM, PM, or All Day).  As part of the MBU registration process, all participating scouts must have their parent or guardian complete and return the Activity Consent Form, with online payment of the registration fee. Registrations for merit badge classes with additional materials/lab fees will be included in the final payment amount during the registration process, payable via PayPal.  Scouts are expected to read the Merit Badge Book before MBU, bring their merit badge worksheet, completed pre-requisites, and merit badge blue card signed by their Scout Master to MBU.


Please complete the Activity Consent document, and email with your proof of payment to Troop7369MBU@gmail.com.
The consent form is in the registration packet that can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: Troop 7369 December 2022 MBU Registration Packet

 
Schedule


7:30am                   Scout/Volunteer Check-in        


7:45am                   Opening Ceremony


8:00am - 12:00pm  AM Session     


8:00am - 12:00pm  All Day Session (1st Half)  


12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch


1:00pm - 5:00pm    PM Session


1:00pm - 5:00pm    All Day Session (2nd Half)  


5:00pm - 5:15pm   Check Out/Pick Up



Note:  If you are registering for this event, you are also agreeing to a photo release, which may or may not be used in the future. Photos may be taken of individuals or Scouts in groups. You must also agree to release Scouts for medical treatment, if the need should arise.

Counselor Information

Thank you for being a merit badge counselor.  At the end of the day, please present your roster with the notes regarding completion or partial completion of the merit badge by each scout. Thank you for allowing the scouts to follow up with you in the event they do not complete the merit badge.



Some merit badges may result in a partial completion at the end of the day depending on requirements which may require completion outside of the scheduled event.  These will be identified if it is known in advance by the counselor.

Unit Sign-up Instructions

Note: If you registered for a previous Merit Badge University with us then your Unit's Login ID and Password should be valid to use again.  

To register:

1. Click on the “Register New User” link at the top of the page.

2. Fill in the State, Council, District, Unit Type, and Unit Number for your Unit. If your unit number is not already listed, enter it in the space provided and click “Add”.

3. Enter your personal information. If you are a unit leader or parent, jump to the bottom of the page and click “Add User”. If you are a Merit Badge Counselor, please fill in the associated fields, select “Register as a Merit Badge Counselor”, and click “Add User”
For step-by-step help regarding how to register and pay using PayPal, watch the tutorial video called, "Register for Classesin the Help section of this site.

To sign up your scout(s): 

1. Click “Sign On” at the top of the page; enter email address and password.

2. If you are not taken to the Upcoming Events Page, click the Events tab at the top of the page.

3. For a list of all the merit badges being offered, sessions available, prerequisites, and number of seats open - click on Troop 7369 Merit Badge University (you cannot sign up for the classes from this page)

4. From the Events page, click on the “Sign Up” link on the line for Troop 7369 Merit Badge University (very right side of the page).

5. Enter the information for each scout (name, age, guardian phone number, guardian email, session number, and requested badge. Click “Add” located right under the session block. If signing up a scout for more than one badge, ensure the name and guardian email are entered identically or the system will see it as a different participant and a second event fee will be added.

6. Note: at least one adult listed at the bottom of the page under Unit Leader Roster must be listed as attending event (choose select/unselect to change attendance event status). This is a technical requirement enforced by this site..

7. Select Online Payment to send payment via PayPal and print your receipt to a PDF file (to save trees).




Policies


General

A Scout must BE PREPARED. It is the responsibility of the Scout to complete all requirements and pre-requisites for any merit badge he chooses to work on. The counselor is only there to provide assistance and additional information to the Scout concerning that merit badge.

 

Pre-Requisites

All Scouts are expected to have completed the pre-requisite requirements on their own prior to attending the merit badge class. If a scout has not completed the pre-requisites then they will not be able to receive full credit on the day of the event and will be responsible to complete them at a later date.  NONE OF THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE TOTALLY NEW. Scouts are expected to have read the merit badge booklet and bring a printed copy of the merit badge worksheet to class for note taking and showing pre-requisite work, as needed.

Tardiness is not permitted. Scouts arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to enter the classroom. No refunds will be issued for Scouts who do not attend class due to tardiness.

Scouts are expected to participate in all class discussions. Scouts should ask questions, and be ready to answer questions when asked. We reserve the right to call on any Scout to answer questions about the material, even if he does not volunteer.

Should the Scout not do the work to complete a requirement for the merit badge, it is his responsibility to complete it before it will be signed off on by the counselor. While much of the required material is presented during the workshops, that does not count as the Scout having completed it.

Scouts wishing to register for the First Aid merit badge workshop (when offered) must have current knowledge of all first aid requirements for Tenderfoot Rank, Second Class Rank, and First Class Rank. SORRY NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Blue cards

In order to receive credit for a merit badge, students must bring their blue card to all classes and must have completed all requirements. The blue card must be filled out completely by the Scout.  Blue cards must be signed by the Scoutmaster of the Scout's troop before counselors will sign off on it. 



Questions or concerns

For comments, questions, or concerns following the event, please contact our Troop 7369 Dean and her team directly, at the following:



Renee Geary                                                                         

Troop 7369 MBU Dean                                                        

troop7369mbu@gmail.com                                                 

                                                                                            


 

Unit Payment Instructions


 "Online Payment" is required. Email Troop7369MBU@gmail.com if you have problems.





  • Registration fee is for the entire day (1 or 2 sessions) and includes lunch and snacks.

  • Registration deadline is November 19th. 

  • Cost: $28, plus any activity fee for the selected merit badge(s).

  • Registration Consent Form:  Must be received on or before November 26, 2022 to guarantee the seat in the class. This consent form should be completed, scanned and emailed to Troop7369mbu@gmail.com. Advanced submission enables a faster check-in on the day of the event and provides important logistical details such as dietary restrictions in time for best-effort accommodations to be arranged.

  • Payment method is online via PayPal from the Meritbadge.info site registration page.  Payment must be received on or before November 26, 2022 in order to guarantee class placement.



Directions





From the Beltway:

Take Rt 66 West to Rt. 50 West (Fair Oaks Mall exit)

Stay on Rt. 50 West for about 4 miles

Just past the Greenbriar shopping center, turn left on Stringfellow Rd.

Go about 2 miles and turn right on Poplar Tree Road

Go about 1 mile and you will see the church and school on the left side




From Dulles:

Exit the airport onto the Dulles Toll Road east, toward Washington, DC

Stay on the toll road for only about 1 mile

Take Rt. 28 South exit toward Centreville / Manassas

Stay on Rt 28 for about 5 miles, exit at Westfields Dr.

Stay to the left for the ramp to East Westfields

Stay on Westfields for about 1/4 mile, then turn right onto Walney Rd

After about 1 mile, turn left onto Poplar Tree Road

The church and school are about 1/4 mile down on your right.



Check-in is in the School Cafeteria at the back of the parking lot.


 





Release

We reserve the right to limit registration for any class. The Merit Badge Counselor determines the recommended minimum age for students to enroll in the course in an effort to ensure that the requirements can be completed in the scheduled amount of time by all scouts. We also reserve the right to cancel a course or activities as needed. All registrations will be taken on a first registered and paid, first-served basis.