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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title 2017 Merit Badge University at Gillette College and Technical Education Center
Location 300 Sinclair, Gillette, Wyoming 82718  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
11/3/2017 4:30 PM 11/4/2017 3:00 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
10/6/2017   10/27/2017
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
5 $35.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Greater Wyoming Council CHOCODEWAKOA Troop 64

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Adult Volunteers 0  215041 Troop 64
BOS Flight to Eagle 1 For Life Scouts & Parents10204 Anonymous
BOS Trail for First Class 1 & 2  10158 Mr Aaron Verbridge
Camping* 2 8d, 9a-c11203 Mr Lyle Harmon
Canoeing 3 & 4Rec Center 10100 Mr Aaron Verbridge
Chess 2 311202 Kenneth Petry
Chess 3 311203 Mr Kenneth Petry
Citizenship in the Community* 4  11153 Mr Patrick Davidson Attorney
Citizenship in the Community* 5  11170 Mr Patrick Davidson Attorney
Citizenship in the Nation* 3 2,3,6,810156 Dave Halverson
Citizenship in the Nation* 5 2,3,6,810150 Dave Halverson
Citizenship in the World* 1   10200 Mr Gene Hanson
Citizenship in the World* 2  102014 Mr Gene Hanson
Communication* 5 5 & 8 can be done before or after10160 Mrs Michele Hayden
Communication* 4 5 & 8 can be done before or after101615 Mrs Michele Hayden
Communication* 3 5 & 8 can be done before or after10166 Mrs Michele Hayden
Communication* 2 5 & 8 can be done before or after10167 Mrs Michele Hayden
Communication* 1 5 & 8 can be done before or after10167 Mrs Michele Hayden
Crime Prevention 4Offered with Fingerprinting 102012 Mr Ernie Gibson
Dentistry 5Big Horn Dental 4403 Running W Drive4c10200 Dr Clint Lee DDS
Electricity 2  10201 Troop 64
Emergency Preparedness* 3 & 4 First Aid Merit Badge10200 Anonymous
Energy 1  10200 Troop 64
Environmental Science* 4  102012 Gretchen Anderson
Family Life* 1 3,5,6b10155 Mary Breinholt
Fingerprinting 4Offered with Crime Prevention 102012 Mr Ernie Gibson
First Aid* 3 & 4  10157 Robert Quintana RPh
First Aid* 1 & 2 Bring a First Aid Kit10150 Robert Quintana RPh
Moviemaking 4  10150 Shasha Davidson
Moviemaking 5  10150 Shasha Davidson
Personal Management* 4  112013 Mrs Toni Bell CPA
Public Speaking 1  10100 Anonymous
Public Speaking 2  10109 Candace Crimm
Reading 4 4 1060 Candace Crimm
Robotics 3 & 4CC High School1,2,311180 Mr Brandon Cone
Salesmanship 5  10200 Kevin Crimm
Salesmanship 2  10206 Kevin Crimm
Swimming* 3 & 4Rec Center 10100 Mr Lyle Harmon
Welding 2 Pants, close toed shoes10150 Candace Crimm
Welding 3 Pants, close toed shoes10150 Candace Crimm
Welding 4 Pants, close toed shoes101510 Candace Crimm
Welding 1 Pants, close toed shoes10150 Candace Crimm
Sponsor Information

Welcome to Merit Badge University 2017!

A special thank you to Gillette College for hosting the event in their magnificent college campus. We appreciate their hospitality and the opportunity to hold our event in a state of the art setting.

Thank you to all the leaders, parents, and community volunteers from the Chocadewakoa District who helped create an awesome Merit Badge University 2017!



Registration for Merit Badge University begins on October 6th and ends on October 27th. Unit leaders are responsible for to register their scouts online. Mail in registrations will not be accepted. After the closing date, the event will be offline and no changes allowed. Any class changes required after closing must be taken care of at the event. Walk-in’s will not be accepted.

Scouts can register for any combination of available merit badge sessions (some merit badges require multiple sessions – see registration information.) Class seats are limited and are filled on a first come first served basis. Total event registration is limited to the first 150 scouts.

Merit Badges offered are subject to change based on the merit badge counselor availability and/or meeting minimum class size requirements.


Event Fees:  $35.00 per Scout, $15.00 per Leader            

Late Registration: Additional $20.00 per person             

Activity fees for certain merit badges may apply and will be listed on the registration website.


Please do not pay for the event based on the total given on the registration website. If you would like to pay in advance, please email for an invoice.

By registering for this event, Units are confirming their attendance. A confirmation email will not be sent. Registrations will be finalized and fees calculated on October 27th. Units are responsible for fees for anyone on their roster at that time. Please remember to double check your registration before the closing date to make any changes. No refunds will be issued for scouts/adults/troops that do not attend. Units may substitute another scout as long as they are taking the same classes as the originally registered scout.


Meals provided include dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Units will need to provide their own breakfast on Saturday. 


Attending Troops are responsible for their own lodging. Designated camping areas will be available on the TEC Center campus for those that choose to camp out.

Event Details:

Registration and check-in will be held at the TEC Center. Please be sure you have two deep leadership present at check in. Each registered scout will receive a wristband that needs to be worn at all times. This wristband grants entrance to Merit Badge sessions and meals. Merit Badge counselors will be instructed to send any scout without a wristband back to registration.

Please note that merit badge sessions will be held at both the Gillette College main building and at the Technical Education Center (TEC). Classrooms will be used both in the TEC Center and the main building. There is parking directly in front of the TEC Center (recommended for check-in).  Many merit badges will be located off site; no transportation will be provided but maps and directions will be available. 

All Scouts and adult participants are required to attend an Opening Flag Ceremony Friday beginning at 5:30 PM at the TECH Center.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 3rd: 

4:30 – 5:30   Registration, Check-in, Dinner

5:30 – 5:50  Opening Ceremonies

6:00 – 8:00  Session 1

8:00 – 8:15  Passing

8:15 – 10:15  Session 2

Saturday, November 4th:

8:00 – 10:00   Session 3

10:00 – 10:15   Passing

10:15 – 12:15   Session 4

12:15 – 1:00   Lunch

1:00 - 3:00  Session 5

A Special Flight to Eagle Class for Life Scouts and their parents will be offered during Session 1 by Dale Filholm (District Advancement Chairman). Come meet Dale and gain the tools you need to help you plan your Eagle Project and prepare for your Eagle Board.


Scouts need to be prepared for the merit badge classes they are taking. Not all merit badges can or will be completed at the event. Some scouts may only earn a partial merit badge and the remaining requirements will need to be completed at their home unit.

In order to facilitate completing merit badges, Scouts are encouraged to review all the classes they are taking and complete any prerequisites prior to the event. Prerequisites are listed on the registration website. We also encourage scouts to review and/or complete some of the merit badge worksheet before attending class. Worksheets are the responsibility of the units and will not be provided at the event. Merit Badge worksheets can be downloaded from this website:

All Scouts will need to bring their own blue cards that are already filled out and Scouts are responsible for having them signed by the merit badge counselors.  If they are left at MBU, the Scout is responsible for replacing them; they will no longer be mailed. Scouts are welcome to bring their own books, games, cards, and movies for free time. None will be provided during the event.

Scout Spirit:

Class A Uniforms are required for attendees. The Scout Oath and Scout Law will be enforced at Merit Badge University. A Scout whose behavior and conduct that is not consistent with the Scout Oath and Scout Law will be asked to leave the classroom. Merit Badge Counselors or Event Volunteer decisions in this matter will be final. Adult leader participants and additional adults must supervise their scouts. Discipline is the responsibility of the Scoutmaster and adult leaders and not the merit badge counselors or event volunteers. 

Leaders and scouts are asked to keep the college and TEC center as we found it. LEAVE NO TRACE.


Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions

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”


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, number of seats open, and additional costs if applicable click on
2015 Merit Badge University at Gillette College and Technical Education Center   (you cannot sign up for the classed from this page)

4.       From the Events page, click on the “Sign Up” link on the line for
2015 Merit Badge University at Gillette College and Technical Education Center (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 limitation in the program and this Merit Badge College is not using the adult attending event field to track adult participation. 

7.       Log out and send payment as directed.

Payment Instructions for the Unit
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Release Information

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 are also agreeing to release Scouts for medical treatment, if the need should arise.

By submitting any registration you verify that you and the listed registrant, be it not the same person, understand and accept the condition(s) listed below.


General Registration Disclaimer:

We, the event coordinators of Merit Badge University, do in no way guarantee the availability of any class taught at said event.  Any class may be cancelled at any time for whatever reason.  Some of these reasons might include, but are not limited to the following: unable to find qualified instructor, instructor cancellation, or minimum class size requirements not met.  If a class is cancelled the troop’s contact will be notified and requested to update the affected registration(s).

Registration is based on a strictly first-come first-serve basis.  We, the event coordinators, will not accept registrations that are mailed.   We, the event coordinators, will not be responsible for participants that decide not to show up for said event.  Troops are responsible for replacing any participant that decides not to show up.  Scout substitutions may be made providing that the new scout is willing to take the same class as the previous scouts should the new scout’s choices already be full. NO substitutions will be made the morning following the first day of the event.

A participant may be asked to leave said event at any time for failing to live up to the principles of the Scout Oath and Law of the Boy Scouts of America.

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