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Rodrigo and Mike started the site after a Wood Badge course in 2005. We used to be a bear and a good ole bear too.  Our goal was to make it easier for event managers to setup, manage, and track merit badge classes without getting mired in reams of paper from the postal service.   

We are proud to say, after nearly 15 years, we offered over 2,800 events, 46,000 classes with over 245,000 participants taking nearly 410,000 seats via 1.4 million visitors. All of this in an hour per week. We realize this will disappoint quite a few loyal scouters who have used and promoted our project for many years.  We cannot tell you how much we have appreciated your feedback, gratitude, and patience when we needed to fix something.  We could not do it without you.

Unfortunately, the site needs a major overhaul. Neither of us has the time to redesign the registration system to meet these emerging requirements.  For this reason, it is time to shut it down. Here is the approach:

First, we have disabled the ability to create new events.  The events that are using the registration system up through May 2020 will be honored, but all others events will be blocked.

Second, if you have managed events in the past, we suggest you sign on and create a backup excel file for your records.  We still have adults looking for "blue cards" sometimes over a year after an event. 

Sometime in Q2 2020, we will take the site offline.

Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Hornaday Award Weekend 2020
Location 28 S. Artillery Drive Sumter, SC 29150  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
4/24/2020 5:00pm 4/26/2020 12:00Pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
11/17/2019   4/17/2020
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
4 $60.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Pee Dee Area Henry Shelor Troop 339

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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 Mr Joshua Castleberry MEERM (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ABA Attendance By Adult 1Registration 18$45180176 Anonymous
Bird Study 1Meeting Room5111616 Anonymous
Energy 2Meeting Room1, 2b, 4111616 Anonymous
Energy 3Meeting Room1, 2b, 4111616 Anonymous
Energy 4Meeting Room1, 2b, 4111616 Anonymous
Environmental Science* 1Scout 14111614 Anonymous
Environmental Science* 4Scout 14111616 Anonymous
Fish and Wildlife Management 1Poultry 25, 7, 8111616 Anonymous
Fish and Wildlife Management 2Poultry 25, 7, 8111614 Anonymous
Fish and Wildlife Management 4Poultry 25, 7, 8111616 Anonymous
Fishing 1NRMC9111414 Anonymous
Fishing 2NRMC9111414 Anonymous
Fishing 4NRMC9101414 Anonymous
Fly Fishing 1NRMC10111514 Anonymous
Fly Fishing 2NRMC10111413 Anonymous
Fly Fishing 4NRMC10101413 Anonymous
Forestry 1Poultry 41, 5, 7111616 Anonymous
Forestry 2Poultry 41, 5, 7111615 Anonymous
Gardening 2Poultry 12a, 2b, 4, 5, 8111615 Anonymous
Gardening 4Poultry 12a, 2b, 4, 5, 8101616 Anonymous
Geology 3War Room5111717 Anonymous
Geology 4War Room5101616 Anonymous
Insect Study 4Cafe 15a, 5b, 7101615 Anonymous
Landscape Architecture 1Poultry 31111616 Anonymous
Landscape Architecture 2Poultry 31111616 Anonymous
Landscape Architecture 4Poultry 31101615 Anonymous
Mammal Study 4Lady Aux3c, 4c101616 Anonymous
Nature 2Scout 1 111616 Anonymous
Nature 3Scout 1 111615 Anonymous
Nuclear Science 1Lady Aux6c, 7, 8111616 Anonymous
Nuclear Science 2Lady Aux6c, 7, 8111615 Anonymous
Oceanography 3Poultry 47, 8111716 Anonymous
Oceanography 4Poultry 47, 8101614 Anonymous
Plant Science 1Cafe 25, 8111615 Anonymous
Plant Science 4Cafe 25, 8101614 Anonymous
Public Health 1War Room5, 7111615 Anonymous
Public Health 2War Room5, 7111615 Anonymous
Pulp and Paper 1Poultry 17111614 Anonymous
Pulp and Paper 3Poultry 17111616 Anonymous
Reptile and Amphibian Study 2Cafe 18a, 9a or 9c111616 Anonymous
Reptile and Amphibian Study 3Cafe 18a, 9a or 9c111616 Anonymous
Soil and Water Conservation 3Poultry 37111615 Anonymous
Weather 3Lady Aux10111714 Anonymous
Sponsor Information
The Event is hosted by Troop 339 sponsored by the American Legion Post 15 and meets at 28 S. Artillery Dr. Sumter, SC 29150 (33.917519, -80.360994)

Each adult must sign up for the adult class.  This helps us track all the adults who are attending and with billing.  This is NOT an actual class.

Registration will be $60/scout and $45/Adult.  To be considered registered, fee must be paid in full within 7 calendar days of registration.  Participating troops must provide two-deep leadership.

Adult leader’s Meeting to be held Friday night at 9pm.



Scouts will be able to register for four merit badge sessions:

Session I:  8:30am-12pm Saturday

Session II: 1:30pm-5pm Saturday

Session III:  6:30pm-10pm Saturday

Session IV: 8:30am-12pm Sunday

  • Class size is limited to 16 scouts on a first come, first served basis.

  • All parents/Leaders must register for the adult registration class.

  • Camping areas will be provided on site. Please bring Camping gear.  Any fires must be contained in raised pits.

  • The uniform of the day will be the BSA Field Uniform, also known as ‘Class A’.

  • An evening snack will be served on Friday.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on Saturday.  Breakfast will be served on Sunday. 

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 us not already listed, enter it in the space provided and click “Add”.

  3. Enter your personal information.  If you are a leader or parent, jump to the bottom of the page and click “add user”.

To sign up your scouts:

  1. Clicks “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 “Events” 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 Hornaday Award Weekend 2018. Note:  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 the Hornaday Award Weekend 2018 (Generally located on the far right of the page).

  5. Enter the information for each scout and click “add” (located directly under the session block).  Note:  When 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. Make certain that at least one adult is listed at the bottom of the page under Unit Leader Roster.

  7. Log out and send payment as directed. 

Payment Instructions for the Unit
Methods of Payment Accepted:

  • Bank or Counter Check

  • Money Order

  • Troop Check


Cancellation Policy:

  • Any cancellation must be received in writing no later than 10 days prior to the event.  Fees are transferable (Ex. scout to scout) within that event only.  Fees are not transferable to another event.  Due to the pre-purchase of food and supplies no refunds can be made.


  • Registration will be $60/scout and $45/Adult.  To be considered registered, fee must be paid in full within 7 calendar days of registration.

  • If payment is not received with 10 days of registration, the registration MAY be cancelled.  If you need additional time, have questions about registration/payments please email

***********************************PLEASE SEND TSHIRT SIZES WITH YOUR PAYMENT***********************************

Please make payments payable to:

Boy Scout Troop 339

Attn: Hornaday Award Weekend

833 Gordonia St

Sumter, SC 29150
Directions to the Event
The event will take place at the Sumter County Fairgrounds

 28 S. Artillery Dr.

Sumter, SC 29150

(33.917519, -80.360994)
Release Information
By registering you grant to Troop 339, its representatives and chartered organization the right to take photographs of you and your property in connection with the Hornaday Award Weekend.  You authorize Troop 339, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically.  You agree that Troop 339 may use such photographs of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.


You must also agree to release scouts for medical treatment if the need should arise. 
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