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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title "Trail to Eagle" Merit Badge Day at New Hope Baptist Church - North Campus
Location 551 New Hope Road, Fayetteville, GA 30214  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
1/12/2013 8 am 1/12/2013 4 pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
12/1/2012   1/8/2013
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
0 $15.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Flint River Fayette Troop 172

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Email Ms Krystal Pickett-Richards (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
BOS Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specifics All DayA-201 172523 Anonymous
Citizenship in the Community* All DayA-205See Prerequisite Section of Event Details10253 James Moody
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayA-206See Prerequisite Section of Event Details10$5257 John Kimbell
Citizenship in the Nation* All DayA-204See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10$5255 Paul Myers
Citizenship in the World* All DayA-209See Prerequisites Section of Event Details12201 Anonymous
Communications* All DayA-119See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10150 Mr David Flohr
Crime Prevention AMA-122Bring worksheets, book, and pen10$10203 Anonymous
Disabilities Awareness AMA-203See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10$101513 Anonymous
Emergency Preparedness* All DayA-128See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10208 Thomas Everritt Tim Forse
Engineering All DayA-118See Prerequisite Section of Event Details102010 Mr Joseph Smith PE
Environmental Science* All DayA-100See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10252 Rebecca Paugh
Family Life* PMA-123See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10$102015 Mrs Pam Wallace Mr Jeff Burleson
First Aid* All DayA-121See Prerequisites Section of Event Details101611 Mrs LaGaunda Jones
Medicine All DayA-108See Prerequisites Section of Event Details102012 Harriet Moody Kris Manlove-Simmons
Nuclear Science All DayA-207See Prerequisites Section of Event Details102018 Mr Raul Rojas
Personal Management* All DayA-129See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10157 Anonymous
Personal Management* All DayA-131See Prerequisites Section of Event Details10154 Anonymous
Photography AMA-120Bring camera, worksheets, pen and book10$102016 Mr Micahel Clifton
Public Speaking AMA-123See Prerequisite Section of Event Details10$102018 Sandra M. Strozier , Toastmasters
Search and Rescue All DayA-116See Prerequisite Section of Event Details12161 Anonymous
Traffic Safety PMA-200Bring worksheets, book, and pen10$102011 Anonymous
Traffic Safety AMA-200Bring worksheets, book, and pen10$102016 Anonymous
Weather PMA-120Will not complete #9 during event10$102011 Anonymous
Sponsor Information

This event is being hosted by Fayette District Troop 172, Fayetteville, Georgia and is open to any Scout. Feel free to contact us at

$10 for each half day class

$15 for all day class


The Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Day serves as an annual quality Merit Badge program that helps Scouts learn about different fields of knowledge by recruiting experienced professional counselors and maintaining a limited classroom size. This event is promoted via
Please be advised that in order to participate in this event each Troop is required to file a separate request for a Tour Permit with their local Council. We are a guest of New Hope Baptist Church. There shall be NO littering, defacing or destruction of any structure. Our behavior will determine whether or not we will do this event again.

Some Merit Badge Counselors may EMAIL class information 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. The Scoutmaster should not use his email address to register all boys in his troop.


Counselor Information

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 (

Any prerequisite work
The Blue Cards will be updated with tasks completed in class and returned to the Scouts BEFORE they depart the classroom. It is the responsibility of the Scout to request and obtain his Blue Card.
PREREQUISITES: ALL SCOUTS ARE EXPECTED TO READ AND BRING THEIR MERIT BADGE BOOK(S) AND WORKSHEETS. 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. Specific prerequisites for each merit badge will be posted on this site no later than December 1. An email reminder will be sent to all Scouts registered for the merit badge 30 days prior to the event.         

Citizenship in the Community

Read and bring Citizenship in the Community merit badge book


Scoutmaster approval of any completed requirements


Citizenship in the Nation

Read and bring Citizenship in the Nation merit badge book


Scoutmaster approval of any completed requirements

Signed permission slip for field trip after lunch (attached)


Citizenship in the World

Read and bring Citizenship in the World merit badge book


Scoutmaster approval of any completed requirements


1.   Come prepared to discuss and represent a country of your choice. Know the following about your country:

a.   Location on a map or globe;

b.   Description or depiction of its flag

c.   Population, geography, natural resources, climate, and economic situation

d.   Any international conflict or concern in which the country may be involved

e.   Global partnerships

f.     Type of government

g.   What rights, duties, and obligations are there in your country that are different from those enjoyed in the United States?

h.   Bring an item or items representing your country. Examples may include: flag, currency or coins, food, music, sporting goods, magazine or newspaper articles, etc.

2.   Using resources such as major daily newspapers, the Internet—including the U.S. State Department’s web site—(with your parent’s permission), and news magazines, research and come prepared to discuss a current issue that involves international relations or trade.



Read and bring Communications merit badge book


Scoutmaster approval of any completed requirements

Scouts will not complete requirements #5, #8 or #9



Crime Prevention

Read and bring Crime Prevention merit badge book



Disability Awareness

Read and bring Disability Awareness merit badge book







Emergency Preparedness

Read and bring Emergency Preparedness merit badge book



#1: Proof of First Aid merit badge

#8a, 8b, 8c: Troop mobilization plan

#9b: Home fire escape plan



Environmental Science

Read and bring Environmental Science merit badge book



3d – Choose from 1, 2, or 3 (#3 is probably the simplest)

3e – Choose from 1, 2, or 3 (#1 or 2 are the simplest)

3f – Choose from 1, 2, or 3 (any choice requires at least a week to complete)

4 – Choose from a or b (choice a requires less time); a WRITTEN REPORT is required for both requirements

6 – Choose ONE career opportunity in environmental science and find out the education, training, and experience required



Family Life

Read and bring Family Life merit badge book


Requirements (if done)

#3: Chores

#4: Individual project, be prepared to discuss

#5: Family project, be prepared to discuss

#6b: Family meetings, be prepared to discuss



Read and bring Fingerprinting merit badge book



First Aid

Read and bring First Aid merit badge book

First Aid merit badge worksheets


Bring personal first aid kit

Bring home first aid kit



Read and bring Medicine merit badge book

Medicine merit badge worksheets



Nuclear Science

Read and bring Nuclear Science merit badge book

Nuclear Science merit badge worksheets – Scouts should complete as much of worksheets prior to class


Must complete # 2b of worksheet prior to class and be prepared to discuss with counselor (No exceptions).


Personal Management

Read and bring Personal Management merit badge book

Personal Management merit badge worksheets for use in working on the pre-classroom assignments listed below.


Must have a coat and tie to use during interview session

Pre-Classroom Assignments

·        Bring a clipping of the type of automobile you would like to drive

·        Call a family meeting. Discuss an item that your family might want to purchase that is considered a major expense.

·        During the month of December, pull from on-line or save the business section of the AJC. Choose a company you would like to purchase stock from.

·        Think of the type of career you would like to have and your annual income.

·        Personal Management journal for the past 7 days
Daily "To Do" list (#8 from Personal Management requirements)

·        Written Project Plan (#9 from Personal Management requirement


Public Speaking

Read and bring Public Speaking merit badge book

Public Speaking merit badge worksheets


Prepare and bring

·        3-5 minute speech to introduce yourself

·        3-5 minute speech with body language and visual aids

·        Bring newspaper, magazine, or internet article for requirement #3

·        8-10 minute speech outline


Search and Rescue

Read and bring Search and Rescue merit badge book

Search and Rescue merit badge worksheets


Pocket notebook (roughly 5x8) for outdoor activity

Dress comfortable and according to weather, boots or sturdy shoes

There will be some class room work, and some outdoor activity


Scouts must also have 

First Aid and Emergency Management skills

Map and Compass skills

Pre-Classroom Assignment:

Participants have to go online to the website and complete the ICS 100 course, Introduction to Incident Command System. This is a 3 hour course and a printout is available after completion.


Scout must provide proof of completion of prerequisites prior to beginning of class.



Read and bring Weather merit badge book

Weather merit badge worksheets


Order Merit Badge Books directly from the Fairburn Scout Shop at 770-306-0510 or the B.S.A. Catalog at 1-800-323-0732 or Online at Books A-Z
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".

Unit Sign-up Instructions

You have the option of taking a morning class, an all day class, or 2 classes (1 morning and 1 afternoon).


$10 for each half day class

$15 for all day class


Lunch is provided whether taking one or two classes.

Many classes have prerequisites 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.

CLASSROOM SETTING: We offer hands-on quality merit badge classes. Each Merit Badge Class is staffed with professional/expert instructors in the subject matter.

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 need to plan on staying and participating in the classrooms to help with things like keeping order, filling out blue cards, etc. 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.
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.
4.) The Unit adults are responsible for the scouts who attend.

RIGHT TO LIMIT OR CANCEL: Troop 172 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 SERVE: 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.

EXPECTATIONS: Scouts are strongly encouraged to read the Merit Badge Booklet and finish all pre-requisites before attending the Merit Badge Clinic. They are also expected to provide the parents' email address for Merit Badge Counselor communication.

FIRST AID STATION: There will be a First Aid Station 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 Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Day 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 invidual parents - the Troops are responsible for each boy.

FOOD: The price of the event includes a box lunch. Food and beverages are NOT allowed in the classroom. There will be a Troop 172 run Snack Bar and there will be staggered formal breaks. Feel free to bring your own refreshments or purchase some at the event. Leaders may obtain a box lunch for $5, payable at the door the day of the event.

CLEAN UP: The Scout is clean. Troop Leaders please coordinate with your troop to clean the premises and to keep the classrooms in the same condition as found. Future offerings of the Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Day will largely depend on how neat we leave the place. All garbage must be properly disposed into designated containers or carried out.
SECURITY: Because the public has access to the church, units will need to exercise their own vigilance. Report any incidents to the event organizers or the campus police.

PARKING: There is plenty of free parking at the church.

CHECK IN: The Unit Leader ONLY checks in the troop (including proof of their correct ratio of the 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.


6:00-7:00AM      Set up
 Park in the church designated parking areas. Check-in by troop at the Check-In Desk.
8:00-8:15AM      Assembly, Presentation of Colors, and Announcements.
 Each MB 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.

8:30AM             Start Merit Badge Classes.

>>>Staggered breaks – a formal schedule will be supplied the day of the event <<<

11:30-12:15PM   Lunch
12:15-12:30PM  ALL DAY classes going thru 3:30PM return to classrooms. Find your MB Counselor for afternoon classes, or check out as a Troop at registration desk if you were only signed up for morning class. If checking out at 12:15, 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.
Afternoon part of morning sessions (if applicable) or afternoon classes.  3:30PM          End of all Merit Badge classes. Counselors return Blue Cards to Scouts before departing from the classroom!!! Counselors return class rosters and advancement records to the Registration Desk. EVERYBODY helps with clean up.

Payment Instructions for the Unit
Please print two copies of your registration form. Send one copy with complete payment no later than January 5, 2013 . . . ensure adequate postage is affixed. Retain the other registration copy for your records.
Make check payable/mail to:
Troop 172
140 Lakemont Drive
Fayetteville, GA  30215


The registration fee is non-refundable. The amount paid will be forfeited if the troop or Scout does not attend. Troops may substitute Scouts as long as the total number and the Merit Badge does not change.
Directions to the Event
Directions to New Hope Baptist Church - NORTH CAMPUS are available on the website at
New Hope Baptist Church
551 New Hope Road
Fayetteville, GA  30214

Please note that this event is being hosted on the NORTH campus
Release Information
PHOTGRAPH/VIDEO RELEASE: We authorize Troop 172 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 Trail to Eagle Merit Badge Day or the entity or person designated by Troop 172, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent.



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