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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Textile Merit Badge at Textile Technology Center at Gaston College
Location 7220 Wilkinson Blvd, Belmont NC 28012  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
7/18/2018 0900 7/18/2018 1530
Open for Registration Last day to Register
5/1/2019   7/12/2019
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
1 $0.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Palmetto York Troop 549

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Email Mrs Lisa Phillips (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
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9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Textile Center lecture and tour.  Scouts should meet in the classroom building marked KCC on the Kimbrell Campus

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m  Break for lunch on your own and tour of

        Mary Jo’s Cloth Store

        401 Cox Rd #20, Gastonia NC 28054

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Return to Textile Center for SMART Fabric Assignment and

        Textile Quiz Bowl

Ms. Suzette McHugh, a registered merit badge counselor with Mecklenburg County Council, will conduct this Textile Merit Badge course. She will lead classroom activities followed by a tour of the Textile Center, where Scouts will see how natural and man-made fibers are spun into yarn, woven into fabric, and dyed. Scouts will observe analytical and physical testing techniques on fiber, yarn and fabric.

Scouts will adjourn for lunch and visit Mary Jo's Fabric store at 401 Cox Rd #20, Gastonia NC 28054, where they can obtain fabric samples for merit badge homework.  Scouts will participate in a facility tour organized for them.

After lunch, Scouts will meet again with Ms. McHugh at the Textile Center and participate in a new product development exercise and a Quiz Bowl.  Then she will complete their blue cards.

Scouts should send a copy of their registration email to a parent or Scout leader to follow Scouts BSA Youth Protection guidelines.  The email should contain this information:

Scout name

Scout phone number

Scout email address

Parent name

Parent phone number

Parent email address

Supervising adult name

Supervising adult email address

Supervising adult phone number

All Scouts must be accompanied throughout their visits to the Textile Technology Center and to Mary Jo’s Cloth Store by a supervising adult.  If several Scouts from one troop plan to attend, one adult may supervise all of those Scouts.

Scouts must provide their own transportation to the Textile Center, to Mary Jo’s Cloth Store, back to the Textile Center, and to home.

Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions

Minimum class size:  6

Maximum class size:  18

Cost:  There is no charge for Scouts to participate in this course.

Method of registration:   To register, Scouts should send email to Mrs. Lisa Phillips at

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