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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop 1776 Merit Badge Day #28 Catholic Church of St. Ann
Location 4905 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
2/29/2020 7:15 a.m. 2/29/2020 12:00 p.m.
Open for Registration Last day to Register
1/24/2020   2/28/2020
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
1 $10.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Atlanta Area Foothills Troop 1776

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Citizenship in the Community*  Room 11See MB Counselor Profile ---> 111212 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Community*  Room 12See Counselor Profile111616 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Nation*    1111 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World*  Room 131, 3a and 3b, 4b and 4c, and 7 (pick 2 as required121212 Not Known Not Known
Communication*  Room 211a, 3, 4, 5, 7a, 8, 9121212 Not Known Not Known
Cooking*  Donnellan RoomSee Counselor Profile12$51414 Not Known Not Known
Electronics  Room 30See MB Counselor Profile --->10$151212 Not Known Not Known
Personal Fitness*  Room 20 101212 Not Known Not Known
Personal Management*  Room 22 111414 Not Known Not Known
Stamp Collecting  Room 14 101212 Not Known Not Known
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Troop 1776 Merit Badge Day and University

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This event is hosted by Troop 1776 and Friends of 1776, Inc. and is promoted via

Please pay by Paypal if at all possible.  It is much easier for the event manager to process payments this way.

Please be advised that in order to participate in this event each Troop is required to file a separate request for a Tour Permit with their local Council.  Additionally, participating troops are required to meet BSA Standards for Youth Protection, including but not limited to Two-Deep Leadership.  The Unit leaders attending the event should bring Medical Forms and Emergency Contact information for each Scout.  As a Troop Leader or Parent, you are responsible for your Scout during this event.  At least one Unit Leader must remain on site during the entire event.  Failure to observe these requirements may result in your unit's dismissal from this and future events.

We are a guest of the Catholic Church of Saint Ann. There shall be NO littering, defacing or destruction of any structure. Our behavior will determine whether or not we will do this event again.

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Register beginning January 7, 2019 for Troop 1776’s 25th Merit Badge Day on Saturday morning, February 9, 2019.


MERIT BADGES OFFERED are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability, class minimums, and class demand.  BSA Troop 1776 reserves the right to limit or cancel any class.  Check back often as class availability changes daily!

FEES are non-refundable but can be transferred to another scout in the same troop. Please note that by registering, you are reserving a seat in a class and are expected to pay and attend

CONTACT EMAIL required for each Scout:  Merit Badge Counselors require an e-mail address to contact the Scout about pre-requisites and items to bring to Merit Badge Day. 


CONTACT CELL PHONE NUMBER required for each Scout:  An adult name and cell phone number is required as an emergency contact.  A parent, guardian, or Scout Leader can be the contact.  


UNIFORM:  The Full B.S.A. Class A uniform is the official uniform for the day. The merit badge sash may also be worn.


CODE OF CONDUCT:  The Scout Oath, Law, and Outdoor Code describe expected behavior for Merit Badge Day.  The contact person (parent or troop representative) listed at check-in will be contacted to immediately remove poorly-behaving Scout(s) from the church property. 


TRANSPORTATION:  Each Troop must arrange transportation for their Scouts.  Scouts must be arrive and depart on time.  At sign-in, Scouts must provide the name and cell phone number of the adult (troop representative or parent) who is responsible for Scout pickup. 


CLEAN UP:  We are guests of the Catholic Church of St Ann.  Every Scout is expected to help return the classrooms, restrooms, and congregation areas to the original clean condition.  All garbage must be properly disposed into designated containers or carried out.

SECURITY:  Because the public has access to the church, Scouts are expected to be vigilant.  See something, say something!  


  • Blue Card signed by the Scoutmaster

  • Merit Badge Pamphlet and Merit Badge Worksheet (available to print at

  • Clipboard or hard writing surface

  • Notebook or paper

  • Pen, pencil with eraser

  • Completed pre-requisite work

  • Jacket/gloves/hat suitable for the weather (ALL classes might go outside)

  • Small bills ($1 bills) for breakfast and concessions break, if desired. 

SCOUT CELL PHONE POLICY:  The merit badge counselor in each room has control of his room, and may remove the phone of any Scout using his phone without specific permission.  SCOUTS WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR CELL PHONES DURING THE MERIT BADGE DAY.  Your Scout is encouraged to leave his cell phone at home.  Scouts who have cell phones will be able to call (for pickup) to adults in the area after the Scouts are walked by their counselor to Nolan Hall.


ADULTS STAYING FOR THE EVENT:  Scout Leadership in uniform are invited to stay in Nolan Hall for the event, and are expected to help with “crowd control” during the event. 

Parents and other adults not in uniform are asked to leave the church immediately after assembly but are asked to stay in the area (preferably within a few miles of the event) if they are listed as the emergency contact for a Scout.  There are numerous coffee houses and stores in the area. 

NO CHILDREN (or siblings of Scouts) can stay on church property as there are no available facilities for children. 

Counselor Information

The Blue Card will be updated with tasks completed in class and returned to Scout BEFORE they depart the classroom. It is the responsibility of the Scout to check that completed requirements are indicated on the Blue Card.  The Merit Badge Counselor will give credit for completed requirements ONLY. The Scout should complete all requirements not covered in class at his own pace.  Many Merit Badge Counselors will provide their personal contact information to allow the Scout to contact them about merit badge completion, or the Scout may complete the merit badge with his own troop leadership at his home troop.


Please note that many merit badges, including most eagle-required merit badges, cannot be completed in one morning.  Scouts who come prepared, with all pre-requisites completed and all time-intensive requirements completed, are most likely to complete the merit badge at Merit Badge Day.


Merit Badge booklet Merit Badge worksheet (


ADVANCEMENT RECORDS: After the merit badge event, if you have any questions about Scout advancement, please visit your "Unit Sign-Up" page and print the "Show & Print Roster."

Unit Sign-up Instructions
CHECK IN:  Check in and assembly will be in the portico at the rear of the church, near Nolan Hall.   All Scouts must be checked in by an adult.  The adult must provide an emergency contact cell phone number. 

Merit Badge pamphlet.  Also, Scouts are required to BRING a SIGNED Blue Card from the Scoutmaster.

CHECK OUT:   Scouts will be dismissed from Nolan Hall.  All Scouts must be checked out by an adult. 



6:30 AM                 Set up


7:15-7:50  AM    Registratiion/Check-in

(Check-in  the portico at the back of the church, outside of Nolan Hall)

SCOUTS SHOULD TARGET ARRIVAL FOR 7:30am.  The concession stand will be open to sell breakfast items including fruit, juice, and breakfast breads.  Most items cost $1, bring small bills only.

8:00-8:15 AM         Opening Assembly (in Nolan Hall)  Counselors pick up their Scouts in Nolan Hall at the end of the Assembly.

8:30 AM                 Start Merit Badge Classes.

BREAK                 Each class will take a 15 minute break sometime between 9:45am and 10:45am.  Concession items including baked items, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.  Most items are priced at $1.  Sales benefit our future.

12:25 PM              Merit Badge Counselors will return Blue Cards to Scouts before they depart from the individual classrooms.

12:30 PM              Scout Pickup

Counselors escort their Scouts to Nolan Hall.  Scouts can be pickup up from Nolan Hall after all cleanup is complete. 



Payment Instructions for the Unit
PAYMENT METHOD:  The participation fee is $10 per Scout.  Additional fees for materials are identified for designated classes. 

BY CREDIT CARD  (strongly preferred):   We use PayPal, (a commercial banking and credit card processing service) using MasterCard, Discover Card, Amex or VISA.  There is no charge to you for this service to make payments.  You may pay by simply clicking at the "Click Here for Online Payment" link provided during the "Unit Sign-Up."  Also, please print your registration information at “Show & Print Roster” for your records.

BY CHECK  (only if it’s impossible to pay by Credit Card):  Please print two copies of your registration form.  Send one copy with complete payment.  Retain the other registration copy for your records.  WE ONLY ACCEPT ONLINE REGISTRATIONS, EVEN IF YOU MUST PAY BY CHECK.  DO NOT SEND A CHECK UNLESS YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED ONLINE.  Payment must arrive at least 14 days before the event.  UNPAID RESERVATIONS ARE


Make Checks Payable to: Friends of 1776, Inc.

Mail to: 

Friends of 1776, Inc.

c/o Joan Stewart

3403 Vinings North Trail SE

Smyrna, GA 30080


REFUNDS: The registration 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.

Directions to the Event

We will meet in Nolan Hall.


The Catholic Church of Saint Ann -Nolan Hall

4905 Roswell Rd.

Marietta, GA 30062

Directions and Map

Google Map to Saint Ann: Map Link

Release Information
All photographs, videos, or other media taken in conjunction with Merit Badge Day are the property of BSA Troop 1776 or the entity or person designated by BSA Troop 1776, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent.


Every effort is made to keep Scouts safe, healthy, and accident free.  Attendance at this Merit Badge Day releases Troop 1776, the Merit Badge Day facility, and all related personnel from all responsibility and liability.

Photograph/Video Release:

We authorize BSA Troop 1776 or any entity or person designated by BSA Troop 1776 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 1776 or the entity or person designated by BSA Troop 1776, and may be used for any purpose without additional consent.



This electronic document is intended for public viewing and is solely for personal reference. It should neither be considered an authoritative source nor an official publication of the Atlanta Area Council or the Boy Scouts of America. The above mentioned are registered trademarks of said institutions.

This electronic document is intended for public viewing and is solely for personal reference. It should neither be considered an authoritative source nor an official publication of the Atlanta Area Council or the Boy Scouts of America. The above mentioned are registered trademarks of said institutions.

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