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Jamie Leonard, A fellow scouter in Oskaloosa Iowa and David Landriam-Shrewsbury from NE Georgia introduced us to the Chief Scout Executive who then introduced us to Vijay Challa and Norbert Harasimiuk, the BSA National IT team.  We met with Vijay and Norbert Friday Jan 10th and had a highly rewarding discussion.  Thanks to everyone involved, we will not be shutting down  If you know Jamie or David, thank them for leading the charge to make this happen.  

We are making some changes.   Starting March 01,  2020, every user must have a valid BSA ID to manage events, register scouts, and update counselor pages.   BSA does background checks on all registered adults and we will follow their lead before granting access.   

Why are we doing this?
1. To provide higher security and validation of all adult users.
2. To clean up the mess we've accumulated via 15 years of poor user data entry.  

How will we do this? 
When you update your profile, you will be required to provide: Last name, first name, BSA ID, and your Date of Birth.   The website will submit this to BSA to validate your account.  BSA will return your Council, District, Unit, and the date you completed Youth Protection training.  We will periodically validate this access level with BSA and update your registration status based on the data returned.

What should you do? 
Login to and copy your BSA ID Number then update your profile on  Let others in your unit know they should do the same.  We are giving you 2.5 months advanced notice to make this work.

Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop 457 2020 MBC - Cordova, TN
Location 8250 Varnavas Drive, Cordova, Tn 38016  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
2/29/2020 07:45 AM 3/10/2020 4:00 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
12/15/2019   2/22/2020
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
2 $25.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Chickasaw Eastern Troop 457

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Most of your questions about payment, start and end times, and where to be are explained beneath the list of badges on this page.
Please read everything we've included in the event description. If you still have questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

Email Troop 457 MBC Committee (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Architecture AMA202 102019 Anonymous Not Known
Art AMB233 101511 Not Known Not Known
Automotive Maintenance AMB124Dress for outdoors10105 Not Known Not Known
Automotive Maintenance PMB124Dress for outdoors10155 Not Known Not Known
Aviation AMB216#4 will not be completed in class102014 Not Known Not Known
Camping* All DayA107Bring BSA Handbook102017 Not Known Not Known
Chemistry PMB222To complete MB bring 1c and 7b 12$101510 Not Known Not Known
Chess PMA205 102013 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Community* AMA205 102012 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Community* AMA108 102522 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Community* PMA108 102513 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation* AMDLC (A000)Req't 2,3, & 8-Bring proof of completion124037 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation* PMDLC (A000)Req't 2,3, & 8-Bring proof of completion124034 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* AMB214Bring 3a,4b & Two of 7a,7b,7c or 7e142517 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* PMB214Bring 3a,4b & Two of 7a,7b,7c or 7e142522 Not Known Not Known
Coin Collecting PM  102018 Not Known Not Known
Communication* AMB121#3-bring topic. Bring proof of 5, 7 & 8 completion111511 Not Known Not Known
Communication* AMA110Req't 3-bring topic. Bring proof 5,7,8 completion111512 Anonymous Not Known
Communication* PMA110Req't 3-bring topic. Bring proof 5,7,8 completion111513 Anonymous Not Known
Communication* PMB121#3-bring topic. Bring proof of 5, 7 & 8 completion111513 Not Known Not Known
Composite Materials AMB229 111515 Not Known Not Known
Crime Prevention AMA208Includes Fingerprinting MB10208 Anonymous Not Known
Crime Prevention PMA208Includes Fingerprinting MB102510 Anonymous Not Known
Dog Care AM  102015 Not Known Not Known
Electricity PMA104 Complete req't 2 & bring checklist to class13148 Not Known Not Known
Electronics PMB216 13$101512 Not Known Not Known
Emergency Preparedness* AMB123 122214 Not Known Not Known
Emergency Preparedness* PMB123 123021 Not Known Not Known
Engineering AMA204 12$10104 Anonymous Not Known
Entrepreneurship AMA210 121512 Anonymous Not Known
Environmental Science* AMA206 131512 Anonymous Anonymous
Family Life* AMA201 132012 Not Known Not Known
Family Life* PMA201 132015 Not Known Not Known
Fingerprinting AMA208Part of crime prevention/will complete112017 Anonymous Not Known
Fingerprinting PMA208Part of crime prevention/will complete112521 Anonymous Not Known
First Aid* All DayA207Bring personal first aid kit111612 Anonymous Not Known
FOOD LunchCafeteria 0$107568 Anonymous Not Known
Leatherwork AMB219 10$51514 Anonymous Not Known
Leatherwork PMB219 10$51513 Anonymous Not Known
Nuclear Science AMB222 152119 Anonymous Not Known
Personal Fitness* AMA109Req't 1a & 1b-bring proof of completion12209 Anonymous Not Known
Personal Management* ALL DAYA2111B2,2A,2B,8C & 8D132522 Not Known Not Known
Photography AM Digital camera if avail, no phone cameras101514 Anonymous Not Known
Radio AMB125 111511 Anonymous Not Known
Sustainability* PM  11206 Anonymous Not Known
Welding PM2574 Lindawood Cove, Memphis TN 38118Have long sleeve shirt NO POLY/FLANNEL/FLIP-FLOPS/14106 Not Known Not Known
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Each Scoutmaster or their single designee will register their Troop.  Only one person per unit may register all Scouts in their units or guests of their units using the MERITBADGE.INFO  system.

All troops must have a least one adult on site at all times.  The troop's on site adult is responsible for monitoring their scouts.  In addition, the administration of medication and any additional assistance which may be required is the responsibility of the troop leadership. 

February 29, 2020

St Benedict of Auburndale High School Cordova ,TN

Registration closes Feb 22, 2020, Walk-in registration is $35.00 and is on a first come first served basis starting at 7:00 a.m.


Schedule of Events:

 7:00 AM - Registration 

 7:45 AM  - Flag ceremony

 8:15 AM - AM classes begin  

11:30 AM - Lunch 

12:30 PM - PM classes begin


Scouts - Lunch will be provided to all registered Scouts as it's included in the $25 fee.  Please let us know in advance if there are special dietary restrictions.  

Adults - We offer lunch to adults for $10.  To register ahead of time, you can follow the same process as registering a Scout for a class, however, select the Session - Lunch.  The system will add you to our lunch list and $10 fee.


Class A uniforms are the official uniform for the day


Completion of a merit badge is dependent on the nature of the requirements and time available.  Please review requirements. 

Merit Badge


Architecture No Prerequisites
Art No Prerequisites
Automotive Maintenance Dress for outdoors
Aviation Complete requirement 4 before class. 
Camping * Bring BSA Handbook with camping log up to date. 
Chemistry Bring requirement 1c and 7b
Chess No Prerequisites
Citizenship in The Community * No Prerequisites
Citizenship In The Nation * Complete requirements 2, 3, and 8 before class. For requirement 8 bring letter and response (if received) to class.
Citizenship in The World * Before class complete requirements 3a, 4b and 2 of 7a, 7b, 7c, or 7e
Coin Collecting No Prerequisites
Communications Before class complete requirements 5, 7 and 8. Bring topic for 5 min speech (requirement 3)
Composite Materials No Prerequisites
Crime Prevention No Prerequisites
Dog Care No Prerequisites
Electricity Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in this pamphlet
Electronics No Prerequisites
Emergency Preparedness * Complete requirement 1
Engineering No Prerequisites
Entrepreneurship No Prerequisites
Environmental Science * No Prerequisites
Family Life * No Prerequisites
Fingerprinting No Prerequisites
First Aid * Bring their personal first aid kit.
Leatherwork No Prerequisites
Nuclear Science No Prerequisites
Personal Fitness * Bring of completion for requirements 1a and 1b. 
Personal Management * Before class complete 1b2, 2a, 2b, 8c, and 8d
Personal Fitness * No Prerequisites
Photopgraphy Bring digital camera if you have one, Cell phone cameras do not have the functionality required.  
Radio No Prerequisites
Reptile and Amphibian Study No Prerequisites
Sustainability No Prerequisites
Welding Bring clothes suitable for working in a welding shop.  Long sleeve shirt preferred.  NO POLYESTER OR FLANNEL.  NO FLIP-FLOPS, SANDALS, CROCS OR SIMILAR SHOES.  


Watch this section frequently for updates. A badge may be added or a badge may be cancelled.  Class prerequisites may be added or updated (which will also be reflected in PREREQUISITES section.  Remember, the event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather concerns.  

Please, read this "Important Update" section the night before the event for last minute updates.




Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions
Payment Instructions for the Unit

Troops are obligated to pay for the total number of Scouts registered and their associated fees. Registration is not complete without payment.

The participation fee is $25 per Scout which includes lunch if you sign up and pay by February 22, 2020. Additional fees for materials are identified for designated classes when registering. Leaders and Parents may pre-purchase a lunch online for $10 at the same time as you register the scout. After February 22, 2020 there is an additional late fee of $10 per scout if Troop has not paid all fees due prior to February 22, 2020 (total due $35.00 per scout plus any fees for class). Registration is not complete and a spot in class is not confirmed until payment is completed. 

Refunds: The registration and materials fee is 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.

Once you have registered all of your scouts, click the Show & Print Roster button at the top of the page,  then Go to File > Print in your Internet Browser. THIS IS YOUR ORDER FORM AND BILL. 

Please print two copies of your registration form. Send one copy by email to If paying by check please email a copy of the registration and/or include a copy with the check to be received no later than February 05, 2020. If we do not receive your payment by our deadline, the troop's registration will be dropped. Retain the other registration copy for your records. I also need your contact information to include an email address and a phone number if I have any questions. Merit Badge College results will only be sent to the troop registrant.

1.) BY CREDIT CARD (strongly preferred): - PayPal is strongly recommended and preferred. In the Notes field enter your Troop #. Use this Link: BSA Troop 457

2.) BY CHECK - Please make Check Payable to: Boy Scout Troop 457 and mail to:

BSA Troop 457

c/o Rodger Plumb 

3485 Millikan Cove

Bartlett, TN 38133-3869  

If you have any questions, please contact me.  Thank you for registering for Troop 457's Merit Badge College on Saturday, February 29th.  We look forward to seeing your scout(s) there.



Rodger Plumb

(901) 491-7218
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