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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title 2018 (14th Annual) Towpath District Merit Badge University - Rochester Institute of Technology
Location 84 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
2/10/2018 8:00am 2/10/2018 4:00pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
12/13/2017   2/2/2018
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
4 $12.00 by Invitation Only
Council District Type Unit
Seneca Waterways Towpath Troop 6801-818-20

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Email Full Staff (TowpathMBU@Gmail.com), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
American Business PM-1 1b, 2a, 5a&b, 6c eMail before. Bring Worksheet141010 Wayne Ahlquist
American Business AM-1 1b, 2a, 5a&b, 6c eMail before. Bring Worksheet141010 Wayne Ahlquist
American Heritage PM-1 1, 2, 3a, 3c, 4, 5 & printed worksheet103030 Mr Joshua P. Fess
Animation ALL DAY Bring printed worksheet and ideas101211 Mr Jaime Grimes
Aviation AM-1 4 and 510108 Christina Ruhland
Citizenship in the Community* PM-1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and preparation for 811127 Ronald Stansbury Ph.D.
Citizenship in the Community* AM-1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and preparation for 8111212 Ronald Stansbury Ph.D.
Citizenship in the Nation* AM-1 2 from requirement 2(A,B,C,D)&requirements 3,6,8121511 Mr Duane McKaig
Citizenship in the Nation* PM-1 2 from requirement 2(A,B,C,D)&requirements 3,6,8121514 Mr Duane McKaig
Citizenship in the Nation* AM-2 2, 3, 6, 8. printed worksheet, Print 6 & 8103030 Mr Joshua P. Fess
Communication* PM-1 3,5,7,8, printed worksheet, + attend mtg on own121210 Mr Albert Cohen
Communication* AM-1 3,5,7,8, printed worksheet, + attend mtg on own12129 Mr Albert Cohen
Digital Technology AM-1 Bring 1, and 6 to class with printed worksheet102020 Mr Paul Graves
Digital Technology PM-1 Bring 1, and 6 to class with printed worksheet102017 Mr Paul Graves
Electronics AM-1 1-6,#4 Will build circuits in class. Prep to share102020 Mr Samuel Otto
Electronics PM-1 1-6, #4Will build circuits in class. Prep to share102020 Mr Samuel Otto
Engineering PM-1 #2 & #5101818 Mr Dan Burnett
Engineering AM-1 #2 & #5101816 Mr Dan Burnett
Family Life* PM-1 3,4,5,6b(done before or after), complete worksheet121816 Mrs Jennifer Clancy
Family Life* AM-1 3,4,5,6b(done before or after), complete worksheet121816 Mrs Jennifer Clancy
First Aid* PM-1 1, 2d (need to bring your scout book&first aid kit101212 Brian Miers
First Aid* AM-1 1, 2d (need to bring your scout book&first aid kit101211 Brian Miers
Geocaching AM-1  101010 Mr Anthony Kerr
Law AM-1 4, 6a and b, 7 and printed worksheet101212 Mrs su Grimes
Law PM-1 4, 6a and b, 7 and printed worksheet101212 Mrs su Grimes
Reading KIOSK Drop wrksht in AM, Stop by at lunch or end of day10$12524 Ms Jane LeBlanc LMHC
Scholarship KIOSK Drop wrksht in AM, Stop by at lunch or end of day10$12525 Ms Jane LeBlanc LMHC
Textile PM-1 6101010 Christina Ruhland
Sponsor Information
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Description
Saturday February 10, 2018 -  8:00am – 4:00pm at Rochester Institute of Technology.  Cost: $12 per scout includes pizza for lunch and a commemorative patch.

Doors open & Check-In begins at 8:00 a.m. 

Morning Session 9:00 -12:00 p.m.  Afternoon Session 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Counselor Check-out 4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

 

 

Registration is by troop only – all scouts must register with their unit.  If you are a single scout wanting to register, contact us at Towpathmbu@gmail.com for instructions.

A designated unit leader from each troop must register (create an account )with Meritbadge.info to sign up.

Adults from each unit are required and must stay in the building to assist counselors. 

SCOUTS SHOULD STAY IN THE DESIGNATED ROOM FOR LUNCH.   Registration fee includes two slices of pizza and a drink.  Additional slices and drinks will be available at an added cost.  



NO CHANGES, CORRECTIONS, OR SUBSTITUTIONS AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Counselor Information
Welcome and thank you for offering your expertise at the 2018 Merit Badge University.   We continue to improve our Towpath MBU and are grateful for you volunteering your time.   We need additional MB counselors.  You can see the current list of offerings at meritbadge.info and at https://www.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=21043.  Please contact us if you are willing to be counsel a MB or two.

There will be a lunch / break room for merit badge counselors. We’ll tell you the room number when you arrive at the registration desk.

Here are some notes that should answer most of your questions:  1)  Please wear your Class A uniform (if you have one).

2)  Please come to the registration desk between 7:45am and 8:00am in the morning. The registration desk is in the lobby of 1250 Auditorium in Gosnell Hall. Park in S lot. This is closest to the Gosnell Building.  You will be handed a packet with your room number and class roster(s).  Directions for accessing the RIT WiFi will be in there too.

3) Your Room will be open at 8:30am, which is the same time registration opens for all the boys. We highly recommend you be in your rooms no later than 8:00am for the morning session.  Public Safety opens the rooms for us.  Sometimes, this presents a timing issue.  We will do our best to have the rooms open at 8:30am.

4)  All rooms should have a projector, but “be prepared” and bring a laptop and a thumb drive. Likewise, you can “be prepared” by having a powerpoint version of your class and a non-powerpoint version of your class.    The rooms have white boards.  Bring your own markers. 

5  The morning session begins at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm.

6)  The afternoon session begins at 1:00pm and ends at 4:00pm.

7)   The boys are responsible for their own blue cards – not you.

8)   Be sure to allot enough time to sign the blue cards. It is recommended that the very first thing you do is make sure all the boys have the blue cards filled out correctly.  This includes your name and contact info as well as the list of requirement numbers for you to initial (suggestion, write this data on the white board).

9) It is highly encouraged that all boys use the worksheets available on the web to write down answers to the requirements. (This makes checking their pre-reqs a lot easier.)  Despite our constant reminding, sometimes boys do not bring worksheets (or a writing utensil).  It is recommended you bring extra worksheets and extra pens or pencils.

10) The merit badge counselor is responsible for bringing any other supporting material to complete the requirements not listed as a pre-requisite.

11)  You are encouraged to bring other adult help or ask a visiting parent to sit in with you (if there’s room).  Most of the classes are full and the extra hands to review worksheets will be helpful. People who help review do not need to be merit badge counselors, but only the merit badge counselor is allowed to sign off on the blue cards.

12)  Although the goal is to allow every boy the opportunity to complete his blue card by the end of the day, it is OK for to have a partial blue card at the end of the day.  The boy can contact you or any other counselor for that merit badge to sign off on the card once the final requirements are completed.

13)  Please practice “Leave No Trace” principles and leave the room as you found it. 

14) We will have a hospitality room for MB counselors with subs, pizza, and drinks for lunch.  
Unit Sign-up Instructions
1) Please wear your Class A uniform (if you have one).

2) Remember, please bring at least two adults for every ten boys in your troop.   At least one shouldn’t be presenting a merit badge.

3)  The registration desk, located in the lobby of 1250 Auditorium in Gosnell Hall (Science building), will open between 8:00am and 8:30am.  Park in S lot. This is closest to the Booth Building. 

4) The adult leader for the troop will receive the materials for the troop (not everyone in your Troop has to stand in line at the registration desk). The materials will contain all pre-registration materials, including room assignments.        

5)  The morning session begins at 9:00am and ends at 12:00 pm.

6)  Two slices of pizza and a drink will be provided for lunch to all registered scouts.  Adult leaders will have to buy their own. Please bring cash for pizza and drinks.  Additional food for leaders and parents is available from Nathan's (soup), Ben and Jerry's (ice cream), and Bytes (snacks).  These places accept cash or credit cards.  It is important that the scouts stay on site at lunch.  If the KIOSK merit badge counselors need to talk to the scouts, they will do so during the lunch period.

7)  The afternoon session begins at 1:00pm and ends at 4:00pm.

8)   The boys are responsible for their own blue cards – not the merit badge counselors. We will have no extra blue cards at the event, so each troop is responsible for bring extras if needed.

9)  Be sure to fill out the blue cards correctly. This includes the name and contact info of the merit badge counselor (which will be given at the start of class) as well as the list of requirement numbers for the Merit Badge Counselor to initial.  

10)  All boys should use the worksheets available on the web to write down answers to the requirements. (This makes checking their pre-reqs a lot easier.)  Also, each boy should bring at least 2 writing utensils.

11)  We will ask adult leaders to check on the availability of completed Kiosk Merit Badge blue cards for your troop at lunch.

12)  Parents and adult leaders are encouraged to sit in on the merit badge classes (if there is room). Most of the classes are full and the extra hands to review worksheets will be helpful.  People who help review do not need to be merit badge counselors, but only the merit badge counselor is allowed to sign off on the blue cards.

13)  Although the goal is to allow every boy the opportunity to complete his blue card by the end of the day, it is OK for boys to leave with a partial blue card (except for the Kiosk Merit Badges). After MBU, the boy can contact any counselor for that merit badge (not just the one who taught the class) to sign off on the card once the final requirements are completed. 

14) Please practice “Leave No Trace” principles and leave the room as you found it.
Payment Instructions for the Unit
Once you have signed up 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.  

Fax, mail, or hand deliver that form to the scout office by Feb. 6 with your payment to secure your scouts’ selections. 



Write checks to: “BSA Towpath District” and mail to Towpath MBU c/o Seneca Waterways Council, 2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd, Rochester, NY 14623 (be sure to include the scouts' names).
Directions to the Event
Open this URL (http://www.rit.edu/maps/) for directions and access to a campus map.  When you arrive at the Registration desk, a campus map will be in your registration materials. 
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