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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Monticello Merit Mania hosted by Troop 66
Location Monticello High School, 850 E Oak Street, Monticello, IA 52310  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
11/9/2019 7:00 AM 11/9/2019 4:00 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
8/15/2019   11/2/2019
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
2 $0.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Hawkeye Area Three Rivers Troop 66

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

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
American Business AM  10$10128 Lynette Boheman
Animal Science PM Horse or Dairy option for #610$10156 Lynette Boheman
Basketry AM  10$22130 Lynette Boheman
Camping* PM Merit Badge will not be completed. A great start.10$10157 Lynette Boheman
Chemistry PM  10$10160 Lynette Boheman
Chess All Day  10$201611 Lynette Boheman
Citizenship in the Nation* AM #2, 3 & 8 prepare #6 to present in class10$10200 Lynette Boheman
Citizenship in the Nation* PM #2, 3 & 8 prepare #6 to present10$10205 Lynette Boheman
Citizenship in the World* All Day  10$202011 Lynette Boheman
Citizenship in the World* All Day  10$20201 Lynette Boheman
Communication* All Day Prepare to Present 2Aor 2B, 3, 6; Doc. for 5 & 810$20201 Lynette Boheman
Cooking* AM #5 & #610$10150 Lynette Boheman
Cycling* AM Rides not completed, bring a bike10$101512 Lynette Boheman
Dog Care AM Bring log for #4, Do #9, need field trip form #810$10124 Lynette Boheman
Electricity PM Bring #2, #8, #910$10158 Lynette Boheman
Emergency Preparedness* All Day Earn First Aid MB, 2C, Bring 7B with you, 8B, 910$20203 Lynette Boheman
Energy AM #1 bring article to discuss & 4A & 4B10$10155 Lynette Boheman
Engineering PM #1, 2, 910$10157 Lynette Boheman
Environmental Science* All Day Do 3E and 6 and bring proof to class10$202010 Lynette Boheman
Farm Mechanics AM  10$10111 Lynette Boheman
First Aid* All Day Bring 5A with you, #110$20208 Lynette Boheman
Fish and Wildlife Management PMCentral Park Nature CenterDo #5 bring proof.10$10205 Lynette Boheman
FOOD AM  1$8500224 Lynette Boheman
Forestry AM Do #1 & 6 and bring, field trip form needed for #510$10121 Lynette Boheman
Landscape Architecture PM  10$10151 Lynette Boheman
Law PM Come prepared with #410$102018 Lynette Boheman
Leatherwork PM  10$202014 Lynette Boheman
Model Design and Building AM #610$15160 Lynette Boheman
Personal Fitness* PM #1a & 1B health and dental exams; #8follows clinic10$10204 Lynette Boheman
Personal Management* PM Do & Bring #1, 2, 810$10160 Lynette Boheman
Photography PM #1 Bring current cyber chip & phone/camera for pic10$10150 Lynette Boheman
Plumbing PM  10$10130 Lynette Boheman
Programming PM #1 Bring proof of current CyberChip10$10150 Lynette Boheman
Public Speaking AM Begin to prepare #2 & 4 including visual aid10$10106 Lynette Boheman
Reptile and Amphibian Study AMCentral Park Nature CenterDo and Bring #810$102012 Lynette Boheman
Robotics AMCamp CourageousUnique Underwater Robotics Class10$20250 Lynette Boheman
Robotics PMCamp CourageousUnique Underwater Robotics Class10$20250 Lynette Boheman
Swimming* AMCamp CourageousAbility to pass the BSA Swim Test10$10200 Lynette Boheman
Swimming* PMCamp CourageousAbility to pass the BSA Swim Test10$10206 Lynette Boheman
Theater AM Do #3 and bring proof, start #210$1080 Lynette Boheman
Weather AM Do #910$10150 Lynette Boheman
Wood Carving AM  10$10120 Lynette Boheman
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.

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.
Payment Instructions for the Unit
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
Directions to the Event
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.
Release Information
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.
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