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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Audubon Acres Merit Badge University
Location 900 N Sanctuary Rd. Chattanooga, Tn 37421  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
10/6/2017 6:00 PM 10/8/2017 12:00 Noon
Open for Registration Last day to Register
8/27/2017   9/29/2017
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $20.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Cherokee Area Mission Crew 2071

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Email Tim Haralson (tim@haralsonassociates.com), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
ABA Attendance By Adult Adult MBU Walker HallNone2110078 Tim Haralson
ABA Attendance By Adult Free AdultWalker HallFree leaders over 10 boys2110092 Tim Haralson
Bird Study All Day None112521 Tim Haralson
Campsite Fri & Sat The Meadow2 Deep Leadership11$5350300 Tim Haralson
Cooking* All Day None11250 Tim Haralson
CUB Webelos to Boy Scouts All Day None840 Tim Haralson
Emergency Preparedness* All Day First Aid 112521 Tim Haralson
Engineering All Day  11184 Tim Haralson
Environmental Science* All Day None113019 Tim Haralson
Fire Safety All Day None112522 Tim Haralson
First Aid* All Day None112519 Tim Haralson
Fish and Wildlife Management 1/2 Day paired with Reptile11208 Tim Haralson
Fishing All Day Gear112520 Tim Haralson
FOOD Lunch  Extra Guest lunch5$10350336 Tim Haralson
Gardening All Day None112521 Tim Haralson
GEN Intro to Outdoor Ldrship Skills All DayWalker HallNone18$255050 Tim Haralson
Geology All Day None112518 Tim Haralson
Insect Study All Day None112524 Tim Haralson
Metalwork All Day None11100 Tim Haralson
Nature All Day None112524 Tim Haralson
Orienteering All Day Compass112519 Tim Haralson
Photography All Day Camera112524 Tim Haralson
Reptile and Amphibian Study 1/2 Day paired with fish112010 Tim Haralson
Surveying All Day None112520 Tim Haralson
Welding All Day  11100 Tim Haralson
Wilderness Survival All Day Survival Gear112521 Tim Haralson
Sponsor Information

Chattanooga Audubon Society



The Chattanooga Audubon Society(CAS) continues its long tradition of partnering with the Scouting movement to provide programming and service project opportunities to Scouts. Chartered in 1944 by Robert Sparks Walker and other civic leaders, the Chattanooga Audubon Society is a diverse organization established to educate and promote an understanding of the responsibility borne by all individuals to preserve and protect our environmental, cultural, and historical resources.



With that mission in mind, CAS in conjunction with BSA Crew 2071 from Audubon is pleased to offer a Merit Badge University(MBU) focusing on the Outdoor and Environmental badges. This opportunity will be offered at the Audubon Acres property, one of three properties owned and managed by CAS.



Audubon Island, in downtown Chattanooga, in the Tennessee River, is avaialble for canoing/kayaking adventures and primitive camping, while Audubon Mountain offers access to the Cumberland Trail as well as primitive camping.


Description

Audubon Acres Merit Badge University is a camping opportunity and MBU all rolled into one event. Your unit can camp for the weekend and ALL of your Scouts, regardless of rank or age, can choose a program to attend.  This MBU will focus on the Outdoor and Environmental merit badges that may be hard to accomplish individually.



Fees

Fees are $20 per Scout, which includes the MBU, a patch, and lunch on Saturday the 7th. Two  adult leaders are free with every 10 Scouts. if less than 10 Scouts, all leaders are $10 each with Saturday lunch included. You can camp for an additional $5.00 per scout and  leader (other than the 2 that are free if you have more than 10 boys).  1. All adults must register by signing up for the class"ABA for adults". Use the session marked "free leaders" for your 2 free if you register more than 10 boys; and/or use the other session "ABA for adults" class if you are registering adults who will need to pay the $10.00.  2. All adults and scouts who will be camping must  sign up for the class "Campsite" and this will charge your account the $5.00. Each unit is responsible for meals other than Saturday lunch. There will be a Cooking contest on Sunday morning, more details in Registration packet.



Pre-registration is required and all paperwork and fees must be completed by September 29. There will be NO ONSITE or late registration accepted. The campsite will open at 6 pm on Friday evening, Oct 6th and all units should plan on being checked out by 12 Noon on Sunday, Oct 8th.  Camping areas will be assigned by staff, based on time and size of registration, and arrival.



The Coleman@ Company factory representatives will attend again bringing gear and supplies for sale at below wholesale prices, so bring your shopping list and empty your piggy bank!



There will a display and sale of Boy Scout Memorabila by "The Carolina Trader". He both buys and sells historical scout "stuff"; so be prepared to bring things to sell, trade or purchase if that is your thing!



BBQ plate lunch will be catered by Rib-n-Loin. Lunch will be BBQ Pork, Beans, Mac-n-Cheese, Bread, & Sauce.



*You can register and pay for your guest lunch by selecting the "food" activity. Each adult ior youth you register here will be charged $10.00 for the lunch only. This is only for guests not otherwise registered as a leader or a scout attending the event. Their lunch is included in the registration fee.



Webelos Activity

We are so very sorry, but because our district  was recently split and the old DE just left and a new one has recently arrived, the district does not have the staffing to run this. We are going to have to cancel for this season. We will remove this class from the offering. 



Adult Training

The Council will also be holding IOLT all weekend if any of your leaders need this training. The fee is $25.00 and you will not be charged for the MBU. For more information about this adult event held in conjunction of the MBU contact Jeff Liang, council training chair at: Jeff and Renee Liang <jllmrl@hotmail.com>



 



 


Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions

This is expected to be a popular event, register early as space is limited. Class registration and camping space will be confirmed on a "First-Come, First-Served, First Paid" basis. Units must have paid their fees prior to the September 29 deadline or your place in the classes will not be assured.



Any class with less than 3 participants at the close of registration on September 29th, MAY be subject to cancellation, with your boys being offered an alternative class.



1. All adults must register by signing up for the class"ABA for adults". Use the session marked "free leaders" for your 2 free if you register more than 10 boys; and/or use the other session "ABA for adults" class if you are registering adults who will need to pay the $10.00.  2. All adults and scouts who will be camping must  sign up for the class "Campsite" and this will charge your account the $5.00. Only 1 merit badge class will be offered on this weekend; with the exception of Fish & Wildlife/Reptile & Amph. These two tandum classes will be taught together over the course of Saturday and therefore two badges will be awarded for these tandum classes.  These classes on their own are not all day classes.



This camping and MBU are available for unit registration only, individuals must register through their unit.



Costs: $25 per Scout for the complete weekend of activities, including camping, MBU, and Saturday lunch. All other meals, Merit Badge materials and books are the responsibility of the Scout or unit. Two adults are included free with every 10 Scouts, less than 10 Scouts, leaders or additional adults are $10 each. Everyone will receive Saturday lunch, a patch, and camping for the weekend. MBU participation only is $20 per Scout, 2 adults free with 10 Scouts, otherwise $10 per adult. You can register and pay for your extra guests lunch by selecting the "food" activity. Each adult or youth you register here will be charged $10.00 for the lunch only. This is only for guests not otherwise registered as a leader or a scout attending the event. Their lunch is included in the registration fee.



Each participant needs to bring a camp chair to use during classes, as ALL classes will be held at various sites on the property. Each unit leader must provide and send with the scout his "blue Card". The boy must have the blue card ready for the instructor to sign at the end of the day.


Payment Instructions for the Unit









 
 


For those units that cannot use PayPal, please mail a check to Audubon Acres MBU. Audubon Acres 900 N Sanctuary Rd. Chattanooga, Tn 37421



 


Directions to the Event

Audubon Acres is conveniently located in the East Brainerd part of Chattanooga.



Take I-75 to Exit #3, East Brainerd Road, and go east. Follow East Brainerd over the hill to Gunbarrel Road. Turn right or south on Gunbarrel Road and follow the brown signs to Audubon Acres.



Upon entering the gates, the unit will be shown a parking place. A unit leader can confirm the registraton with staff, while the Scouts prepare to walk to the camping area, assisted by a Staff member. The Troop trailer and gear can be driven to the campsite for unloading and loading, but ALL vehicles will be parked in the assigned parking area overnight and throuh the day on Saturday. NO Vehicles will be allowed in the camping area during the day on Saturday.


Release Information

Each unit is responsible for securing the appropriate Tour Permits as needed by your Council. 



Registration is accomplished only via this website so, do not go to The Cherokee Area office to register please.



 


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