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Event Type Merit Badge
Title Kevin Wickstrum 2012 First Annual Merit Badge Day
Location 934 SW Clay, Topeka, KS 66606  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
6/2/2012 7:30 a.m. 6/2/2012 4:30 p.m.
Open for Registration Last day to Register
3/5/2012   6/1/2012
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
2 $25.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Jayhawk Area Shawnee Troop 26
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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
American Cultures PM  121513 Jeannette Nobo
Citizenship in the Community* AM 3a,b, 4b,c, 5, 7c (BRING WITH YOU)131513 Jeannette Nobo
Citizenship in the Nation* PM 2, 3, 6, 8131512 Jeannette Nobo
Computers AM 6, 711107 Jeannette Nobo
Disabilities Awareness AM 4, 5111511 Jeannette Nobo
Fingerprinting PM  111513 Jeannette Nobo
Fingerprinting AM  111512 Jeannette Nobo
Fire Safety PM 6a,b, 7b,c, 9a, 10b111510 Jeannette Nobo
Golf AM 8, bring golf clubs11$1586 Jeannette Nobo
Golf PM 8, bring golf clubs11$1586 Jeannette Nobo
Law AM  11159 Jeannette Nobo
Personal Fitness* PM 1a, 1b, 8, 913109 Jeannette Nobo
Personal Management* AM 1c, 2ab, 8c,d111511 Jeannette Nobo
Public Speaking PM  111512 Jeannette Nobo
Railroading PM  111513 Jeannette Nobo
Scouting Heritage AM  111512 Jeannette Nobo
Weather PM  112013 Jeannette Nobo
Sponsor Information


Welcome to the first


Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day


sponsored by Troop 26!


This is the first of what we hope will be an annual event. This year all funds raised from this activity will go to support a crew sponsored by Troop 26 to attend the Sea Base High Adventure. So, if you want to help with a good cause while still taking the opportunity to earn merit badges, have fun and gain exposure to careers and skills, then this is the place to be! Troop 26 is providing you with a number of fun and different merit badges as well as still providing you with those much needed merit badges to achieve your Eagle rank.

Description

Date: June 2, 2012


Location: Mater Dei Elementary School, 934 SW Clay, Topeka, KS 66606


Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.)


Lunch is provided with registration. A concession stand will be open during breaks for purchase of snack type items.


Leaders cost for the event will be $5.00 to cover for lunch.


Schedule of Events:


7:30 - 8:00 Registration


8:00 - 8:30 Opening Ceremony and Welcome


8:45 – 11:45 First Merit Badge Session


11:45 - 12:30 Lunch (provided)


12:30 – 3:30 Second Merit Badge Session


3:45 - 4:30 Closing Ceremony


Merit Badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums. BSA Troop 26 reserves the right to limit or cancel any class.


REGISTRATION: Registration by Troop is REQUIRED. Fees are non-refundable but can be transferred to another scout.


UNIFORM: The 'Class A' field uniform is the official uniform for the day. The merit badge sash may also be worn, if desired.

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 school and church 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. All transportation to and from the Merit Badge Day must be arranged within your troop. Troops may not leave Scouts by themselves to be picked up by parents at a later time. If parents are picking up scouts, a leader must wait with the scout until his parent picks him up.


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 Merit Badge Day will largely depend on how neat we leave the place. All garbage must be properly disposed into designated containers.

SECURITY: Units will need to exercise their own vigilance. Report any incidents to the event organizers.



Counselor Information

Counselors: All Merit Badge Counselors need to check-in at the registration desk located in the school gym. Each Merit Badge (MB) Counselor at that time will be provided with an envelope that will include a roster with a list of names of the scouts that should be in attendance in their class, merit badge cards sufficient to cover the number of scouts in their class, and instructions on how to complete the merit badge cards. If the MB Counselor is teaching the class twice (morning and afternoon) then he/she will receive two envelopes in the morning, one for each session. Each MB Counselor should ensure that they have a minimum of two leaders in their classroom. In addition, the MB Counselor should seek assistance from one of the leaders in completing the Merit Badge Cards for the scouts in their class.


Merit Badge Cards: Kevin Wickstrum 2012 Merit Badge Day cards included in the counselor envelope will have listed those tasks that were considered pre-requisites. If a scout completed any of those pre-requisites prior to attending the Merit Badge Day, then the counselor may give that scout credit for that task upon review of the pre-requisite. All pre-requisite verification is to be done at the end of the class period to ensure time for the work that needs to get done for the merit badge requirements scheduled for that day.


                                                                                                                                                       


Merit Badge Book: Each counselor will be provided a MB book for his/her class prior to the Merit Badge Day if needed. It is the responsibility of the Merit Badge counselor to ensure that all tasks that can be covered during class time is covered as listed in the MB book.



Unit Sign-up Instructions

Each unit leader should sign up their troop members as a group before the registration deadline. Each scout attending has the opportunity of selecting two merit badges. On the registration site, you are to indicate your scouts first through fourth choice. We will honor, on a first come first serve basis, all scouts 1st and 2nd choices; but in the event the MB class is full, we will then provide scouts with their 3rd and 4th, respectively.


Check In: Check-in will be in the school gym and the opening ceremony will be in the school cafeteria.


Counselors: All Merit Badge Counselors need to check-in at the registration desk located in the school gym.


Troops: The Unit Leader is in charge of check-in for the troop. Please note that the registration area is located in the gym while the opening ceremony will be in the cafeteria. One person only should come to the registration table to check in. Once you receive your material, please check it for accuracy. If there are any discrepancies, or if you have any questions, please ask someone at the registration table for assistance.


Check-Out: Closing Ceremony signifies check-out. It is during the closing ceremony that all merit badge cards will be distributed to the troop leaders.


Scout Preparation: Many classes have pre-requisites which must be done if the scout wishes 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 MB pamphlet/booklet. Also, scouts should be sure to have previously sought out their Scoutmaster's approval to take the merit badge. This is done by securing your Scoutmaster's signature on your Blue Card prior to the Merit Badge Day. If a Blue Card has been signed and is brought to the MB Day, counselors will sign those cards if requested. If not, then a Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day card will be provided.


Merit Badge Cards: Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day cards will be provided to each counselor during the opening ceremony. Each card will have listed those tasks that are considered pre-requisite during the closing ceremony to the troop leader for each scout in attendance. It will be the scout’s responsibility to ensure that the blue merit badge card is completed once they get back to their troop. Any pre-requisite activity completed prior to the event that needs to be verified by the counselor and signed-off, should be done at the end of the class session.


Merit Badge Books: It is the responsibility of each scout to bring with them the merit badge book for the badge they will be taking. In addition, they can either print out a merit badge worksheet to take notes, or bring paper and pencil.




Payment Instructions for the Unit














Payment Method: The participation fee is $25.00 per Scout and $5.00 per leader. Additional fees for materials are identified for designated classes. Troops are obligated to pay for the total number of scouts registered.


Payment can be made by check and must be received by May 25, 2012.


Please print two copies of your registration form. Keep one copy for your records and send the other copy with your complete payment.


Please make check payable to: Troop 26


Mail Registration and checks to:


Troop 26 - Kevin Wickstrum Merit Badge Day


Mater Dei Elementary School


934 SW Clay


Topeka, KS 66606


Att: Jeannette Nobo


Refunds: The registration fee is non-refundable. The amount paid will be forfeited if the scout or troop does not attend the event. However, substitutions can be made for pre-registered scouts who later decide not to attend.


PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY May 25, 2012.
Registrations not paid by this time will be canceled and associated
merit badge class slots will be released to Scouts who have paid.

WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT BOTH ONLINE AND MAIL REGISTRATIONS TO ENSURE LUNCH IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL SCOUTERS. HOWEVER, MAIL IN REGISTRATIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED WITH PAYMENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT IF YOU ARE SENDING YOUR CHECK FOR REGISTRATION THAT IS BEING DONE ONLINE, THAT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY REGISTERED; OTHERWISE IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO APPLY THE CREDIT.

Directions to the Event

Kevin Wickstrum 2012 Merit Badge Day will be held at:


Mater Dei Elementary School


934 SW Clay


Topeka, KS 66606



Release Information

Photograph/Video Release:
We authorize BSA Troop 26 or any entity or person designated by BSA Troop 26 the right 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 BSA Troop 26 or the entity or person designated by BSA Troop 26, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent.



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