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Event Details

Thanksgiving Merit Badge Workshop, Oakland First Baptist Church

8695 US 64, Somerville, TN 38068

Merit Badge
8:00 am
11:59 pm
0 (# badges a single scout can attend)
$25.00 (Cost to attend this event)
any scout who wants to attend (Who is invited)
West Tennessee Area

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Sponsor Information

Oakland Troop 133 Thanksgiving Merit Badge Workshop

Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Flag Retirement Ceremony

Event Description

Troop 133 is sponsored by the Oakland First Baptist Church in Oakland Tennessee. The annual Thanksgiving Merit Badge Workshop gives scouts the opportunity to earn merit badges while also commemorating Veterans Day with a Flag Retirement Ceremony. Also included in the annual event is an annual food drive. All the food collected is used to make holiday food baskets for needy families within the Fayette County community. This year celebrates the eleventh annual merit badge workshop and is open to any boy scout who would like to earn up to 2 merit badges. The registration  fee is $25.00 and includes  2 merit badge classes, lunch, and a commemorative patch, community Thanksgiving dinner and Flag Retirement. Each unit is responsible to have proper leadership available during the entire workshop. Registration for each Adult Leader includes lunch and a commemorative patch, community Thanksgiving dinner and Flag Retirement. Camping overnight will be available on Friday and/or Saturday night with Leave No Trace principles. Advance notification of camping is preferred. All food for meals during overnight camping will be the responsibility of the guest Troop. Bathroom facilities will be available. 

Counselor Information

Scouts and leaders are asked to wear your Field Scout uniform to this event. An activity shirt may be worn under the Scout shirt, and the Field shirt may be removed during merit badge classes if the instructor permits.

Schedule of Events

Registration 7:00 - 7:55 am

Opening Ceremony 8:00 am

First class: 8:15 - 11:45 am

Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Second class: 1:15 - 4:45 pm

Free time for games: 4:45 - 6:00 pm

Community Thanksgiving Dinner: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Flag Retirement: 7:00 pm

Each scout should bring a Camp Chair. Water will be available but feel free to bring a water bottle. Plan ahead for the Merit Badge classes, each scout may want to read the merit book for their chosen classes in advance.
Tour permits and troop insurance - Each troop is responsible for your own tour permit to and from Merit Badge Workshop based on BSA policy in effect at the time of the workshop. Because this workshop is NOT sponsored by a District or Council, Troop # 133 does not provide any insurance for this event.
Thanksgiving Dinner and Flag Retirement Ceremony - The days event will conclude with a Thanksgiving Dinner with scouts, their family and friends, members of the Oakland community, and our fellow Scouters. During the dinner, Troop 133 collects non-perishable food and monetary donations. All the proceeds are used to make food baskets for needy families in the Oakland community. Please feel free to bring a non-perishable food item. If you have a flag to retire, please bring it along for the Flag Retirement Ceremony.

Unit Sign-up Instructions

Registration for each scout needs to include the merit badge classes, up to 2. Register all adults attending with the Unit.
Registration and payment is submitted to: Troop 133, 240 Charlotte Drive, Oakland TN 38060.
Money and registration form due NO LATER than November 6, 2023 unless arranged in advance with Event Organizer.
Please register as a troop, not individual Scouts within a troop.

Unit Payment Instructions

Registration for Scout is $25 and includes up to 2 merit badge classes, lunch dinner, and patch. Registration for Adult Leaders is $10 and includes lunch and patch. Register all adults attending with the Troop.
For questions or more information, contact Committee Chair Judy Rautine at 901-484-2607.


Oakland First Baptist Church 8695 Highway 64 Oakland, Tennessee 38068 Oakland First Baptist Church is located just past the Dollar General Store on US 64 Highway located within the Oakland TN city limits.