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Jamie Leonard, A fellow scouter in Oskaloosa Iowa and David Landriam-Shrewsbury from NE Georgia introduced us to the Chief Scout Executive who then introduced us to Vijay Challa and Norbert Harasimiuk, the BSA National IT team.  We met with Vijay and Norbert Friday Jan 10th and had a highly rewarding discussion.  Thanks to everyone involved, we will not be shutting down  If you know Jamie or David, thank them for leading the charge to make this happen.  

We are making some changes.   Starting March 01,  2020, every user must have a valid BSA ID to manage events, register scouts, and update counselor pages.   BSA does background checks on all registered adults and we will follow their lead before granting access.   

Why are we doing this?
1. To provide higher security and validation of all adult users.
2. To clean up the mess we've accumulated via 15 years of poor user data entry.  

How will we do this? 
When you update your profile, you will be required to provide: Last name, first name, BSA ID, and your Date of Birth.   The website will submit this to BSA to validate your account.  BSA will return your Council, District, Unit, and the date you completed Youth Protection training.  We will periodically validate this access level with BSA and update your registration status based on the data returned.

What should you do? 
Login to and copy your BSA ID Number then update your profile on  Let others in your unit know they should do the same.  We are giving you 2.5 months advanced notice to make this work.

Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop 298 Merit Badge University
Location 7316 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
11/2/2019 08:00 11/2/2019 04:00
Open for Registration Last day to Register
9/20/2019   10/20/2019
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
2 $25.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Middle Tennessee Council Natchez Trace Troop 298

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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 Sherry Smothermon-Short (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
AUX Auxiliary Activity Adult Lunch  11$75044 Sherry Smothermon-Short
Citizenship in the Nation* Afternoon Pick out and study your speech for #6.11223 Ryan Mitchell
Citizenship in the Nation* Morning Pick out and study your speech for #6.11222 Ryan Mitchell
Citizenship in the World* Afternoon None. Will complete all requirements in class.11203 Lynn Ramey
Citizenship in the World* Morning None. Will complete all requirements in class.11220 Lynn Ramey
Coin Collecting Afternoon  1182 Eric Woodward David Schepmann
Coin Collecting Morning  1183 Eric Woodward David Schepmann
Communication* Afternoon  11206 Sherry Smothermon-Short
Communication* Morning  11203 Sherry Smothermon-Short
Cooking* All Day  11131 Anonymous
Fingerprinting Afternoon  1184 Michael Terns
Fingerprinting Morning  1180 Michael Terns
First Aid* All Day Bring your first aid kit from home.11158 Rob Shelton Drake Woodward
Golf Afternoon  1182 Scott Short Kevin Kramer
Golf Morning  1186 Scott Short Kevin Kramer
Photography Afternoon  11122 DeYo Leonard
Photography Morning  1187 DeYo Leonard
Scouting Heritage Afternoon Optional - #6 & #81186 Chris Bartz
Scouting Heritage Morning Optional - #6 & #81182 Chris Bartz
Sponsor Information
This Merit Badge University is being sponsored by Troop 298 in Nolensville, TN.
Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions
To register for the Merit Badge University, you must first create an account. The very first thing that you'll need to do is find your unit. This image shows you the questions you'll be asked to find your unit. You'll see this screen before you enter your name and email address.

After you register and sign in, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the "Sign Up My Unit" link. 

Payment Instructions for the Unit
To pay the registration fee for our Merit Badge University, please click here to be taken to our account.

After you enter all your information for the Scouts you're registering, you'll see the amount that you owe at the bottom of the chart.
Directions to the Event
The event is being held at the Nolensville First United Methodist Church. The address is 7316 Nolensville Rd, Nolensville, TN 37135.
Release Information
Troop 298 Merit Badge University

Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization


Full Name: ____________________________________________ DOB: _____________


I understand that participation in Scouting activities involves the risk of personal injury, including death, due to the physical, mental, and emotional challenges in the activities offered. Information about those activities may be obtained from the venue, activity coordinators, or your local council. I also understand that participation in these activities is entirely voluntary and requires participants to follow instructions and abide by all applicable rules and the standards of conduct.


In case of an emergency involving me or my child, I understand that efforts will be made to contact the individual listed as the emergency contact person by the medical provider and/or adult leader. In the event that this person cannot be reached, permission is hereby given to the medical provider selected by the adult leader in charge to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for me or my child. Medical providers are authorized to disclose protected health information to the adult in charge, camp medical staff, camp management, and/or any physician or health-care provider involved in providing medical care to the participant. Protected Health Information/ Confidential Health Information (PHI/CHI) under the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 45 C.F.R. §§160.103, 164.501, etc.  seq., as amended from time to time, includes examination findings, test results, and treatment provided for purposes of medical evaluation of the participant, follow-up and communication with the participant’s parents or guardian, and/or determination of the participant’s ability to continue in the program activities.


(If applicable) I have carefully considered the risk involved and hereby give my informed consent for my child to participate in all activities offered in the program. I further authorize the sharing of the information on this form with any BSA volunteers or professionals who need to know of medical conditions that may require special consideration in conducting Scouting activities.


With appreciation of the dangers and risks associated with programs and activities, on my own behalf and/or on behalf of my child, I hereby fully and completely release and waive any and all claims for personal injury, death, or loss that may arise against Nolensville First United Methodist Church, the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with any program or activity.


I also hereby assign and grant to the local council and the Boy Scouts of America, as well as their authorized representatives, the right and permission to use and publish the photographs/film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings made of me or my child at all Scouting activities, and I hereby release the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all liability from such use and publication. I further authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage, and/or distribution of said photographs/film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of the BSA, and I specifically waive any right to any compensation I may have for any of the foregoing.


I understand that, if any information I/we have provided is found to be inaccurate, it may limit and/or eliminate the opportunity for participation in any event or activity. The participant has permission to engage in all high-adventure activities described, except as specifically noted by me or the health-care provider. If the participant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian’s signature is required.


 Participant’s signature: ___________________________________________________________ Date: __________ 


Parent/guardian signature for youth: ________________________________________________ Date: ___________

(If participant is under the age of 18)
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