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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop 242 Merit Badge Workshop/Washington High School
Location 1111 S Ave B, Washington, IA 52353   Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
10/14/2017 0800 10/12/2017 4:30
Open for Registration Last day to Register
8/1/2017   10/15/2017
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
2 $0.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Hawkeye Area Old Capitol Valley Troop 242

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Archery AMGYM$10 additional fee for arrows (included in cost)10$22101 Not Known Not Known
Art PM #710$12103 Not Known Not Known
Aviation All Day  10$24157 Not Known Not Known
Canoeing CANCELLEDMarr ParkSee comments below10$121212 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation* PM #2c,3,6,810$12207 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation* AM #2c,3,6,810$122011 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* AM #4b or c,710$12220 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* PM #4b or c,710$12206 Not Known Not Known
Crime Prevention PM #2,4ab, 9d Will earn Fingerprinting also10$122010 Not Known Not Known
Dog Care AM #1010$121512 Not Known Not Known
Fingerprinting PM Will earn this if you take Crime Prevention102010 Not Known Not Known
First Aid* AM #2d,6,7 bring first aid kit10$12156 Not Known Not Known
First Aid* CANCELLED #2d,6,7 bring first aid kit10$1200 Not Known Not Known
FOOD 1   Ham and Cheese Sub10$6250192 Not Known Not Known
FOOD 2   Turkey and Cheese Sub10$6250209 Not Known Not Known
FOOD 3   Veggie Sub10$6250249 Not Known Not Known
Forestry PMMarr Park 10$12100 Not Known Not Known
Genealogy AM #3,4b (do not bring the original; bring a copy)10$12106 Not Known Not Known
Horsemanship All DayWade Farm See comments below10$24104 Not Known Not Known
Law AM #910$12159 Not Known Not Known
Painting AM #810$12106 Not Known Not Known
Personal Management* AM #1010$12190 Not Known Not Known
Personal Management* PM #1010$12161 Not Known Not Known
Reptile and Amphibian Study All DayMarr Park#810$24107 Not Known Not Known
Rifle Shooting All Day Completion depends on qualifying targets $20 Fee10$4484 Not Known Not Known
Shotgun Shooting All Day Completion depends on qualifying targets $35 Fee10$5984 Not Known Not Known
Theater PM  10$12140 Not Known Not Known
Sponsor Information
Troop 242 will be hosting a Merit Badge Workshop on October 14, 2017 at the Washington, Iowa High School. This venue will provide Scouts with an exciting and enjoyable experience. The Washington High School is located at 1111 South B Ave, Washington Iowa 52353.

Each counselor is a professional/expert in their field and will be providing a great class based on knowledge and experience.  We encourage all Scouts to read the Merit Badge Booklet and FINISH all prerequisites before attending the Merit Badge Workshop. Please bring proof of your prerequisites that are finished. Scouts MUST be in a Class A Uniform.

Scouts are expected to arrive prepared with the printed Merit Badge Worksheet(s) a notebook, pen or pencil and a great attitude.

Leaders will be asked to address an envelope for blue cards to be mailed after the workshop.  Please allow a month to receive your envelope with the completed blue cards.

Registration 7:30 am - 8:15 am

Opening Ceremony and Announcements: 8:30 am

Off-site merit badge participants will be directed to sit together during opening to allow the group to leave by 8:40 am. 

AM session: 9:00 am to Noon

Lunch: Noon to 1:00 pm

PM session: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Off-site merit badge participants will return around 4:30 pm.

There will be no closing ceremony.

To help provide "Two Deep Leadership" you help may be needed.  If an adult plans to sit in on a course please email so we can make sure we have enough adults.

**Also some courses will be held off campus or will be taking field trips.  If you can help with transportation please email  Thanks in advance!!!
Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions
Registration is to be done via the online registration at 

All registrations are take on a 1st come 1st served basis.

Should a full class be encountered, please check back on the web site frequently to see if a space becomes available.

There will be no waiting list for any merit badge class.

Troops are to provide "Two Deep Leadership".

Scouts must be registered online in advance of workshop.  Payment must be submitted within 2 weeks of registration to ensure placement in classes or class selection will be forfeited.  Please have all payments mailed by October 6th to assure they arrive prior to the workshop. 

Troop 242 Merit Badge Workshop will reserve the right to limit or cancel classes.  Merit badges offered are subject to change based on merit badge counselor change of availability.  Open and ending enrollment will be limited to the dates indicated unless arrangements are made.  Please email if questions.

Additional Merit Badge Comments

Horsemanship - Please have the scouts wear long pants and closed toe shoes.  No restroom are available onsite.  Scouts who need to use the restroom will be transported into town to a BP gas station (3 miles).

Dog Care - To complete the requirements you will need a dog.

Shotgun - Recommended Age is 13+.
Payment Instructions for the Unit
We will be offering AM, PM and ALL DAY sessions.  Each session will cost $12, or $24 for the full day (either an AM and PM class or an ALL day class).

Archery includes a $10 fee for arrows

Rifle and Shotgun classes are complete courses but may not be completed depending on attaining the required targets at the range. The special program fee includes $20 for Rifle and $35.00 for shotgun.  

A Pre-Paid lunch is available for $6.00.  You need to go to the web site and sign up for one of the two choices for lunch.  You will receive the pre-paid lunch vouchers in your registration packets.  We will selling a minimal number of vouchers on the day of the workshop.  Troop leaders please plan ahead and pre-order lunch!!  Adults are encouraged to sign up for lunch vouchers if they wish.  

Lunch this year will be a 4.5 inch meat and cheese sub from HyVee (Ham/FOOD 1, Turkey/FOOD 2, Veggie/FOOD 3), chips and a cookie.  Lemonade will be provided and arrangements will be made for the off campus sites.

Print 2 copies of your registration form.  Send one copy with complete payment.  Retain the other copy for your record.  Please make check payable to Troop 242.  Mail registration and payment no later than October 6th to Washington MBW c/o Troop 242, 608 N 2nd Ave, Washington, IA 52353.

Refunds: Please note that by registering, you are reserving a seat in a class and are expected to pay to attend.  The registration is non-refundable.  The amount paid will be forfeited if the scout does not attend.

Directions to the Event
This year the event will be held at the Washington High School located at 1111 S. Ave B, Washington, IA 52353.

We are guests of the Washington Community High School.  Please remember a Scout is clean.  There shall be no littering, defacing or destruction of any surface.  Virtues of the Scout Law and Leave No Trace shall be in effect at all times.  Troop leaders are to coordinate with Scouts to clean the premises and to keep clean classroom in the same condition as found. All garbage must be disposed of into designated containers or carried out.

The Scout Oath, the Law and the Out Door Code shall be guiding our behavior of the Merit Badge Workshop.  A Scout whose conduct is not consistent with the code will be directed to leave the school ground 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.  For the safety and security of all participants, Scouts are not permitted to leave the facility during the Workshop unless they are registered for an off campus Merit Badge.  All activities are conducted in accordance with BSA Youth Protection Guidelines.
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