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Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop 212 Reach for the Stars Merit Badge Day
Location Rising Starr Middle School, Fayetteville, GA  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
8/20/2011 8:00am 8/20/2011 4:00pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
7/1/2011   8/14/2011
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
2 $15.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Flint River Fayette Troop 212
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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Chemistry all daymeet at RSMS move to SMHS 10200 Mr Steve Clark
Citizenship in the Community* all day min 1st Class, goes to 4pm, county map for 2a11201 Mike Potkulski
Citizenship in the Community* all day min 1st Class, goes to 4pm, county map for 2a11202 Rick Weeks
Citizenship in the Nation* am Please see prerequisites below.10200 Mr J.R. Pigg
Citizenship in the Nation* pm Please see prerequisites below.10204 Mr J.R. Pigg
Citizenship in the World* all day Recommended for older scouts.14159 Stanley Fletcher
Citizenship in the World* all day Recommended for older scouts.141511 Mr Eric Bohdan
Coin Collecting pm Please see prerequisites below10201 Mr Wayne Hall
Communications* all day Please see prerequisites below.11211 Mr Neil Egan
Dentistry pm  10208 Dr Barry Marcum
Dentistry am  10200 Dr Barry Marcum
Emergency Preparedness* all day Prerequisites are: 1, 8, & 911200 Thomas Everritt
Environmental Science* All Day Please see prerequisites below.12204 Rebecca Paugh
Family Life* pm Ideas for #4 and #510200 Jay Fralish
Family Life* am Ideas for #4 and #510200 Jay Fralish
First Aid* all day Please see prerequisites below12157 Dr Harry Snapperman MD
Geology all day Please see prerequisites below11121 Mr Jeff Prellberg
Personal Management* am Recommended for older scouts. See below11200 Mr Thomas Cagle
Personal Management* pm Recommended for older scouts. See below11201 Mr Thomas Cagle
Traffic Safety all day  142015 Phillip Smith
Weather    11120 Mr Lans Rothfusz
Sponsor Information
This event is being hosted by Troop 212, Fayetteville, Georgia, and is open to any Scout. ________________________________________________________________________________
Description

This Merit Badge Day serves as a Quality Merit Badge Program focused on Eagle Required Merit Badges that help Scouts learn about different fields of knowledge by recruiting experienced professional counselors and maintaining a limited classroom size. This event is promoted via http://www.meritbadge.info/.

We are a guest of Rising Starr Middle School. There shall be NO littering or defacing/destruction of any structure. Our behavior will determine whether or not we will do this event again.

You have the option of taking an all day class, a morning class, an afternoon class, or a morning and afternoon class (look under the Prerequisites for those classes). Regardless of the number of merit badge classes a scout takes, the cost is $15 per scout. Lunch is included in the $15 registration fee.


Adult volunteers will need to pay $5 for lunch. 
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Counselor Information

WHAT TO BRING:
All Scouts must bring to class the following: - Blue Card SIGNED by their Scoutmaster (one per each Merit Badge) - Merit Badge booklet Merit Badge worksheet (http://usscouts.org/mb/framesindex.html) - Any pre-requisite work - Any snacks for the break (note: no food or beverages are allowed in the classrooms) The Blue Card will be updated with tasks completed in class and returned to Scout BEFORE they depart the classroom. It is the responsibility of the Scout to request and obtain his Blue Card.

MERIT BADGE BOOKS:
Obtain Merit Badge Books the BSA Store in Fairburn or the B.S.A. Catalog at 1-800-323-0732 or Online at scoutstuff.org. ADVANCEMENT RECORDS: After the merit badge event, if you have any questions about the Blue Cards, please visit your unit "Scout Registration" page and "Print Advancement Results." PREREQUISITES: The Merit Badge Counselor will give credit for completed requirements ONLY. The Scout should complete all other requirements not covered in class, at his own pace and with his own troop counselors. Class work will be followed by individual Scout’s projects and his ability to fulfill all requirements.

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CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD MERIT BADGE
1. Come having read the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge book. For this class we will use the most recently revised requirements (January, 2006). If you don't have them they can be found at: http://www.usscouts.org/mb/mb004.html
2. Come prepared to answer requirements 1. and 2.
3. Come prepared to discuss the examples you have chosen for requirements 3.a. and 3.b.
4. Come prepared with examples and be prepared to discuss 4.b. and 4.c. (don't be concerned with 4.a. although we'll discuss in class).
5. Understand requirement 5. in its entirety.
6. Give 6.a. a try and we will discuss 6B in class.
7. Requirement 7. Come prepared to show me evidence either written or verbal that you completed two of the five options (a. - e.) This is mandatory to complete prior to the class. It can be done afterwards and signed off by your troop’s counselor.
8. Come with a smile, lots of scout spirit and enthusiasm. Be prepared to learn from each other and Actively Participate in this class. In addition to preparing per above, sign-off on your blue card will be dependent upon your class conduct and your Participation. We want to hear from you. No question or idea is a bad one. We'll have fun too! _____________________________________________________________________
CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY
1. Requirement 3 a and b.
2. Requirement 5. Watch one of the movies listed on the Boy Scout Trail website and write a paragraph summarizing how the movie shows the qualities of being a good citizen in the community.
3. Requirement 7c. If this is not accomplished ahead of time, it will have to be done after merit badge day and need to be signed off by someone else.
4. Requirement 8.
5. Print out and bring worksheet. Complete portions that are required above. We will cover the rest in class.
6. Bring a local map. On a map locate and point out the following:
Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/service facility; Fire station, police station and hospital closest to your home; Historical or other interesting point.

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COIN COLLECTING MERIT BADGE
1. Read the Coin Collecting Merit Badge book.
2. Complete requirements 7, 9 and 10 in advance and bring proof that these have been completed.
3. Be prepared to participate in class.
4. Complete Coin Collecting Worksheet and complete in advance. The worksheet can be found at http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badge_Worksheets.
5. All other requirements will be completed in class.
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CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION MERIT BADGE
1. You will need to have proof that you have completed Requirement 2.
2. Requirement 3 will take five days to complete; therefore, do not attempt to start on this one the night before.
3. Requirement 6. Choose a speech of national historical importance. Find out about the author/Explain the importance of the speech/Come prepared to discuss..
4. Requirement 8. Think of a national issue you would like to write in a letter to one of our elected officials. Prepare a rough draft of the letter.
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COMMUNICATIONS MERIT BADGE
1. Read the Merit Badge book. 
2. If scouts complete requirements 5 and 8 ahead of time, I can sign off at the Merit Badge Day
3. The counselor would appreciate parent participation for the first few hours of instruction.
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EMERGENCY PREPARENESS
1. Bring proof of completion of 1, 8a, and 8B.
2. Bring items for 8c and 9B.
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MERIT BADGE
1. Complete requirement 3e (1 or 2 preferred). 
2. Complete requirement 3f (any one of the three)
3. Complete requirement 4. 
4. Bring Merit Badge book and completed prerequisites.
5. The counselor would appreciate parent participation in the last hour to help verify that prerequisites are complete. 
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FIRST AID MERIT BADGE

1. First Aid Merit Badge book and reveiw before class.
2. First Aid Kit (home, car, camping or hiking kit). 
3. Old sheet or pillow case to make into bandages.
4. Stave.
5. Pocket knive with toting chip.
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PERSONAL MANAGEMENT MERIT BADGE
1. Recommended for older scouts.
2. Bring advertisements for a "major" family purchase.
3. Bring the name of one or two companies the scout is interested in.

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GEOLOGY MERIT BADGE
1. Read the Geology Merit Badge book.
2. Complete 4b.
3. Bring 3 different types of rocks and/or mineral types (minimum).
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Unit Sign-up Instructions

CLASSROOM SETTING:
We offer hands-on quality merit badge classes. Each Merit Badge Class is staffed with professional/expert instructors in the subject matter. When registering individual Scouts through the on-line registration system, the Troop Merit Badge Coordinator is requested to provide an email address for each Scout. This will allow Merit Badge Counselors the ability to pass information pertaining to their classes prior to the merit badge event. In the spirit of BSA Youth Protection guidelines, please provide an email address for the Scouts parents rather than the individual Scout.

RULES FOR PARTICIPATION:
1. Each unit must provide one adult for every 6 boys who participate, or fraction thereof. This will help us with crowd control, as well as insure quality of results within the classroom environment. The parents will be needed in the classrooms to help with things like keeping order, filling out blue cards, etc. They need to plan on staying and participating. These adults will need to be present when the Troop checks in the day of the event.
2. Scouts must have prior approval from their Scoutmaster before attending. This is indicated by the Scoutmaster’s signature on their blue card. Since they must have this in order to participate, no blank blue cards will be available at the event.
3. Scouts must behave in a Scout-like manner. Disruptive youth will be removed from the group and either spend the remainder of the day with their Scoutmaster or be picked up by their parent/guardian. Note: The Unit adults are responsible for the scouts who attend.

RIGHT TO LIMIT OR CANCEL:
Troop 212 will reserve the right to limit or cancel any class. Merit Badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums. NO WALK-INS will be allowed. Registration by Troop is REQUIRED. Open and ending enrollment will be limited to the dates above indicated.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED:
Scouts are admitted to classes on a first come, first served basis via the online registration system. There is no waiting list for any of the merit badges classes. Should you encounter booked classes, please monitor this website in case seats become available.

EXPECTATION:
Scouts are strongly encouraged to read the Merit Badge Booklet and finish all pre-requisites before attending the Merit Badge Clinic.

FIRST AID STATION:
First Aid will be provided. Local emergency medical services (911) will be utilized if required. UNIFORM: The Full B.S.A. Class A uniform is the official uniform for the day. The merit badge sash may also be worn.

CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Scout Oath, the Law, and the Outdoor Code shall be the code of the Merit Badge Day. A Scout whose conduct is not consistent with the code will be directed to leave the grounds immediately. Adequate supervision must be provided by each participating unit. Discipline is the responsibility of the Scoutmaster or other assigned leaders in charge of the troop.

TRANSPORTATION:
The troop Leaders must coordinate arrival and departure time for transportation. Troops need to make certain that they have adequate transportation for their Scouts. Please advise your parents NOT to drop or pick up scouts. ALL transportation TO and FROM the school must be arranged within your troop. Encourage everyone to carpool. Troops may not leave Scouts by themselves to be picked up by parents at a later time. We will not render sitting services. Also, the Troop is responsible for each boy's safe passage to and from the event - we will NOT release any boys to individual parents – the Troops are responsible for each boy.

FOOD:
The price of the event includes a lunch. Food and beverages are NOT allowed in the classroom, but there will be a Troop 212-run Snack Bar set up, and there will be staggered formal breaks, so feel free to bring your own refreshments or purchase some at the event. All "Adult Volunteers" will be charged $5 and a lunch will be provided. Please ensure that all your required adult leaders are registered and you pay for them as part of your payment.

CLEAN UP:
A Scout is clean. Troop Leaders must coordinate with their troops to clean the premises and to keep the classrooms in the same condition as found. Future offerings of will largely depend on how neat we leave the place. All garbage must be properly disposed into designated containers or carried out. No Troop will be dismissed until the area is in presentable order.

SECURITY:
Because the public has access to the School, units will need to exercise their own vigilance. Report any incidents to the event organizers or the local police.

SPECIFIC SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS:
Many classes have pre-requisites which must be done if you wish to complete the badge during class. Some classes also have age and/or rank requirements. Unless indicated otherwise, all other requirements for the Merit Badge should be covered in class. For ALL classes, Scouts are required to READ and BRING the Merit Badge pamphlet. Also, Scouts are required to bring a signed Blue Card from the Scoutmaster.

REGISTRATION IS BY TROOP:
Registration form and all fees must be returned by the indicated date below. Otherwise, we will drop your online registration and will allow other Scouts to register in your place.

PARKING:

There is plenty of free parking at the School.

CHECK IN AT THE SCHOOL:
The Unit Leader ONLY checks-in the troop (including proof of their correct ratio of adults to help out). Also, all Merit Badge Counselors NEED to check-in at the registration Area.

CHECK OUT:
Any Scout not signed out at the registration desk by the Troop On-site Contact and Event Manager at the conclusion of the merit badge event will not receive credit for the completion of any merit badge or merit badge requirements.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

6:00 - 7:00 a.m. - Set up

7:00 - 7:50 a.m. - Park in the School designated parking areas. Check-in by troop at the Check-On Desk (look for signs).

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Assembly, Presentation of Colors, Announcements.

8:15 - 8:30 a.m. - Each Counselor escorts his/her class to the designated classroom. They also make sure Scouts will not wander outside their classrooms. ALL Adult Leaders and Scoutmasters will assist our counselors and will help with noise and crowd control at all times. 8:30 a.m. - Morning Merit Badge Classes. **Staggered breaks - a more formal schedule we be supplied the day of the event**

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch

12:45 - 1:00 p.m. - Return to classes for those listed under prerequisites as going thru 4:00pm, find your counselor for afternoon classes, or check out as a Troop at registration desk if you were only signed up for a morning class. If checking out at 12:45pm, Counselors return Blue Cards to Scouts before departing from the classroom!!!! EVERYBODY helps with clean up - clean up your classroom and lunch area. Counselors return class rosters and advancement records to the Registration Desk. Troop Leaders MUST checkout troops at the registration desk.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Afternoon part of morning sessions (if applicable) or afternoon classes.
4:00 p.m. - Counselors return Blue Cards to Scouts before departing from the classroom!!!! End of all Merit Badge Classes.

EVERYBODY helps with clean up. Counselors return class rosters and advancement records to the Registration Desk. Troop Leaders MUST checkout troops at the registration desk. ____________________________________________________________________

Payment Instructions for the Unit
Please print two copies of your registration form. Send one copy with complete payment within 5 business days of the end of the registration period (13 Aug 2011). Retain the other registration copy for your records. Please make sure adequate postage is affixed.

CHECK #____________

Payable/Mail to:

Troop 212
115 Cadencia Court
Fayetteville, GA 30215

WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT ONLINE REGISTRATIONS. DO NOT SEND MONEY UNLESS YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED ONLINE.

DO NOT HOLD SEATS FOR SCOUTS NOT ATTENDING. OTHER SCOUTS CAN BENEFIT.

DO NOT ASK MERIT BADGE COUNSELORS TO ACCEPT SCOUTS INTO SPECIFIC MERIT BADGE CLASSES; EVERYBODY NEEDS TO USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATRATION SYSTEM. CLASSROOM CAPACITY IS ALWAYS A CONCERN AND THE MB COUNSELOR CAN NOT HELP YOU.

REFUNDS:
All fees are non-refundable. The amount paid will be forfeited if the troop or Scout does not attend. However, troops may substitute scouts as long as the total number and the Merit Badge doesn’t change.
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Directions to the Event

Directions are available on the website at http://www.rsms.org/

The address is:

183 Panther Path
Fayetteville, GA 30215
770-486-2721
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Release Information

PHOTOGRAPH/VIDEO RELEASE:
We authorize Troop 212 or any entity or person designated to the use or reproduction of any and all photographs, video, or other media taken of the persons named above during the classes or related activities. All photographs, videos, or other media are the property of the Merit Badge University or the entity or person designated the Merit Badge University, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent.

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DISCLAIMER:
This electronic document is intended for public viewing and is solely for personal reference. It should neither be considered an authoritative source nor an official publication of Troop 212, Rising Star Middle School, or the Boy Scouts of America. The above mentioned are registered trademarks of said institutions.
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