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Event Type Merit Badge
Title Troop/Pack 18 Merit Badge Conference @ Shawnee Heights High School
Location 4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd, Tecumseh, Ks 66542  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
8/17/2019 730 8/17/2019 400
Open for Registration Last day to Register
7/1/2019   8/13/2019
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
2 $30.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Jayhawk Area Shawnee Troop/Pack 18

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Art PM 6,7101010 Mr justin kebert
Aviation ALL DAYWill go OFF SITE3&1a-e,ready to discuss101212 Terry Xidis
Campsite Fri PM, TUMC,see info on site $1.00 per camper (Scout/Scouter), BSA rules apply9$1250250 Howie Peer
Chemistry AM none112121 Jack Figgs
Chess PM mike calvin instructor none. Will not complete in this class.112020 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the Community* AM --Rosa Cavazos instructor READ BOOK,3ab,4ab,7,8102020 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the Nation* PM Mah instructor 2,3,8 READ BOOK & Bring Worksheets102020 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the Nation* AM 2,3,8 READ BOOK & Bring Worksheets102020 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the World* AM  3,4,7 READ BOOK & Bring Worksheets102020 Rick Peat
Coin Collecting AM w/Collecting Read books,Coin-6,7,9 Stamp-6a,7,81000 Mr Dru Finney
Collections AM with Coin Collecting  yes*****101212 Mr Dru Finney
Communication* PM -- unknown instructor 1ab,5,6,bring items to teach skill,7,8112020 Jeanice Brown
Communication* PM 1a&b,2a/b,3 ready,5,6-bring items teach skill,7,8111515 Anonymous
Cooking* All day, at churchOutside OFF SITE4ace,5abde,6abde 102020 Howie Peer
Cycling* ALL DAY w/ Chris WagnerFri. TUMC/Sat. SHHSYes see PDF information enclosed101515 Chris Wagner
Digital Technology PM 1,5,6 MUST BRING Cyber Chip 101010 jeffrey abu nasser
Electricity with Painting & Home RepairOff SiteFOR Electricity: 2,8,m bring worksheets1100 Jeanice Brown
Emergency Preparedness* PM See link here in conf. info pages. *****fix link101616 Mr Richard Watson
Emergency Preparedness* AM See link here in conf. info pages101515 Mr Richard Watson
Engineering PM 2,3,9112020 Mr David Schwartz
Environmental Science* AM 3efg112020 Jeanice Brown
Event Patch extra only Scout will receive one, extras $2 at registration10$2100100 Jeanice Brown
Family Life* AM 3,4,5,6b,bring pics/proof of completion131515 Rhonda Boyd
Family Life* PM 3,4,5,6b, bring pics/proof of completion112020 Rhonda Boyd
Fire Safety AM Ingram/AeschlimanWill go OFF SITE6,7b,9b,10b,10c 101515 Mr Richard Watson
First Aid* AM 1,bring first aid kit, Read Book102020 Jeanice Brown
First Aid* PM 1,bring first aid kit, Read Book102020 Jeanice Brown
FOOD Adult or extra lunch at SHHS INCLUDED FOR SCOUT,sub sand, chips, cookie & drink10$5200200 Jeanice Brown
FOOD 1 At Church w/cookingTUMCAdult lunch will not be sold on day of event18$51515 Jeanice Brown
Game Design AM Each Scout -Bring A Notebook!!!!111010 Mr justin kebert
Genealogy PM yes?????*****101212 Mr Dru Finney
Geocaching AMWill go OFF SITEJeans & closed toe shoes; 7, 91155 Jeanice Brown
Geology PM do 5a5 PRIOR, ready to discuss112020 Jeanice Brown
Golf All day, offsiteOff Siteconditional finish,novice only, BRING CLUBS1188 Hank Miller
Hiking* AMwill go OFF SITEparts of 4,5,6,going on a 5 mile hike112020 Joe Steffen
Home Repairs All day, TUMC w/paint+ElecOutside OFF SITEHomeRep NO prereqs >3 BADGES badges 101616 Jeanice Brown
Journalism PM w/ Photography ?????****111515 Rick Peat
Model Design and Building AM 3,4101515 Jeanice Brown
Moviemaking PM bring phone or camcorder102020 Mr Martin Johnston
Moviemaking AM bring phone or camcorder102020 Mr Martin Johnston
Music PM none John Spain Instructor101010 Jeanice Brown
Painting w/Home Repairs & ElectricityOutside OFF SITEFor Painting no prereqs1100 Jeanice Brown
Personal Management* AM 1,2,8,9,10 John Spain instructor102020 Jeanice Brown
Pets lunchtimeLobby/Lunchroomsignoff@lunch,no need to register,bring paperwork1000 Jeanice Brown
Photography PM  w/journalism: 1b & 7abc-Bring digital camera+cable1000 Rick Peat
Pioneering AM ???????121212 Mr Ed Eller
Scholarship lunchtimeLobby/Lunchroomsign off@lunch,no need to register,bring paperwork1000 Jeanice Brown
Search and Rescue AM ONLY, at churchwill go off site###??? no dog alergy111616 Howie Peer
STEM/NOVA - Start Your Engines! AM See info link here in conference page10$61515 Mr justin kebert
Sustainability* lunch time sign off bring all items1100 Jeanice Brown
Sustainability* PM 2,4,5a112020 Jack Figgs
Traffic Safety AM 1,5102020 Mr David Schwartz
Weather AMwill go off sitepart of 2, 10111515 Mr Bryan Hall
Wilderness Survival PM ??????????101212 Mr Ed Eller
Sponsor Information

   Troop/Pack 18 are proud to offer this Merit Badge opportunity, AGAIN!! 

Several class times are offering multiple Merit Badges.  LUNCH time signoffs available. Camping Friday Night too! 

Scouts, be prepared for your classes!

Read notes and follow directions from your instructors under prerequisites. 

Many instructors are now listed within the registery. 

Look for further class notes and information about them by clicking on their name. 

List a GOOD email at registration as some instructors may wish to contact with specific information prior to conference!



Schedule:  If you attended in the past make note of the schedule changes for registration.

7:30 am   Unit check-in begins                                     12:00 noon   Lunch

8:30 am   Flag ceremony                                              1:00 pm    afternoon classes begin

9:00 am   Morning classes begin

Note: There will not be a closing ceremony and you are free to leave after classes have dismissed.  Scouts with all day classes at TUMC will need to be picked up at TUMC.

Scouts participating in Golf may also need to be picked up at days end. Please listen for announcements at opening Aug 17.

General information

  • Each Troop should plan on having leaders on site all day and provide us with their cell phone number 

  • Lunch is included in the registration fee, and adult lunch is available for $5  

  • Snack bar during conference supports PACK 18.

  • Scouts should wear their Class "A" uniform, unless the class they are taking requires other (ie hiking, cooking, etc)

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the classrooms.   

  • Use of electronic devices will not be tolerated during classroom instruction unless part of the class.

  • Scouts should come ready to learn.  MB Books, Pencil and paper in hand and any pre-reqs completed.  Bring worksheets if necessary.

  • Several Instructors have requested scouts bring an Electronic Device that can be used to search the web via the wifi provided. 

  • Some Merit Badges will need outside work to complete, while others may not be completed this day.  Be prepared to show counselors proof of outside work when sign off is desired for outside items. 

  • The class prerequisite section will tell about each class

New this year!!   Cycling as all day class.  Please read carefully the Friday check in for this badge...


Home Repair+Painting+Electricity 

Bundled together and taught at Tecumseh United Methodist Church Location this is a great oppertunity!

PLUS a HOT Lunch will be provided by the Cooking Meritbadge. Sign up for this under Home Repair and automatically you are in all three!!!   Adults wishing to acompany youth at this location need to make certain your lunch is purchased for this location and NO EXTRA youth lunches will be sold for this location.

Emergency Preparedness: Not this but don't remove yet...


We are interested in scouts showing off during lunch.

If your troop has an interest in having a lunchtime display

to show where they have been, a project they have done,

wish to advertize a fundraiser or service that other scouts might be interested in, 

even if they have created something and wish to sell NON FOOD ITEMS,

we are very interested.  (AT NO COST TO YOUR TROOP!!)

Please email Rhonda at      about your ideas!     Lets CHAT!!!

Counselor Information
We are very happy you are here! Thank you for participating in our conference.

Please remember to involve the adults in your room as needed and ask for assistance with

paperwork from the appointed volunteer in your room representing Troop/Pack 18. 

We take pride in this well run conference and the hand picked, knowledgeable and

professional instructors.  Please make certain that you or your appointed volunteer is correctly papered by BSA and make certain all paperwork leaving your class has been done correctly. 



We hope you have a wonderful experience today.  If you have ANY problems or concerns we want your feedback.

Please inform the Conference staff at the registration table or email me at

Thanks Jessica Christie

Unit Sign-up Instructions

Friday night Camping at Tecumseh United Methodist Church:

Must register.  LIMITED spots available, $1 fee per Scout/Scouter.  

Classes are designated as AM, PM, or all day.  Please do not register a Scout for 2 AM, or 2 PM classes.

Scouts can be scheduled for a maximum of 1 AM & 1 PM time slot/class, or 1 all day time slot/class.

Some classes are 2 or 3 classes in one time slot. You will only register for one and be automatically involved with those associated with it. 


**Sustainability, Pets and Scholarship Merit Badge sign off during lunch.  (no extra charge!!)  Bring completed worksheets and ALL supporting documentation.  


Payment Instructions for the Unit

Registration fee for the conference is $30 per Scout.  

At the High School location this includes lunch, (cold sack lunch and a bottle of water)

Snack Bar on-site

At the TUMC location lunch is prepared by the scouts in Cooking MB. No extra scout Lunches will be sold. A limited number of Adult Lunches for this location will be sold at 
$5, sign up w/classes in online registration ONLY.  

Fees need to be prepaid as classes fill up quickly and this will expedite check-in. 

Fees for full classes that are not paid by Aug 1st may loose their spot in the class.

Payment online available this year....


When paying by check.....

Please note your Troop # on your payment, thanks!

Snack bar available on site.

We hope that other Troops will be selling non food items also.

Make checks payable to "Troop 18"   Mail payment to: Troop18   PO Box 24       Tecumseh, Ks 66542

Questions? call Jeanice 785-249-4521   or email   

Directions to the Event

Conference at Shawnee Heights High School:

Shawnee Heights is located between Topeka and Lawrence Kansas. The Campus is just north from the corner of Shawnee Heights Rd & 45th Street. The High School Building is West (behind) of the Football Stadium.  4401 S.E. SHAWNEE HEIGHTS RD | TECUMSEH, KS 

Troop Camping Tecumseh UM Church in Tecumseh, KS:

Directions to Tecumseh United Methodist Church   334 SE Tecumseh Rd, Tecumseh, KS 66542

From Topeka: From 6th St & SE Croco Rd corner. Travel East to SE Tecumseh Rd. Turn North onto SE Tecumseh Rd and proceed until TUMC appears on your Right 

From Lawrence: Take Hwy 40 West (also known as 6th St) to SE Tecumseh Rd. Turn North onto SE Tecumseh Rd. and proceed until TUMC appears on your Right 


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