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Event Details

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
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(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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Email Jeanice Brown (honeydo1325@att.net), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
American Business AM Read Book, #6 w/ American Labor10153 Ms Lori Pheigaru
American Labor AM Read Book, #5,#9 w/ American Business 1000 Ms Lori Pheigaru
Art PM 6,710108 Mr justin kebert
Aviation ALL DAYWill go OFF SITE3&1a-e,ready to discuss10128 Terry Xidis
Campsite Fri. PMTUMC See info this page AT TUMC, $1.00 per Scout/Scouter,SEE INFO attached9$1250227 Howie Peer
Chemistry AM none11204 Jack Figgs
Chess PM  none,Will not complete in class, Mike Calvin..112013 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the Community* AM  READ BOOK,2a,4a,7a bring supporting paperwork102011 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the Community* PM  Read Book, 2a,4a,7a, bring supporting paperwork102013 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the Nation* AM 2,3,8 READ Bk,Bring Wrkshts INST Larry Mah102016 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the Nation* PM 2,3,8 READ Bk,Bring Wrkshts INST Larry Mah10205 Jeanice Brown
Citizenship in the World* AM  3,4,7 READ BOOK & Bring Worksheets10208 Rick Peat
Coin Collecting AM Read bks,Coin-6,7,9,10c OR d W/collecting1000 Mr Dru Finney
Collections AM READ BKS, 1,3,5b,7,8 w/ Coin Collecting101512 Mr Dru Finney
Communication* AM 1a&b,2a/b,3 ready,5,6-bring items teach skill,7,811151 Anonymous
Cooking* All day, at TUMCOutside TUMC4ace,5abde,6abde 10207 Howie Peer
Crime Prevention PM w/ Safety&Fingerprint Preq:PDF LIST-conf INFO 10153 Eric Nichol Mr Randy Adair MSM
Cycling* ALL DAY Fri. TUMC/Sat. SHHSImportant!!! SEE PDF information enclosed101511 Chris Wagner
Digital Technology PM 1,5,6 MUST BRING Cyber Chip 10105 jeffrey abu nasser
Electricity All day, at TUMCTUMCElec-2,8,bring wrkshts,W/Paint&Home Repair 1100 Jeanice Brown
Electronics PM ReadBook, Bring in writing 1,2,4b,5a 10$3108 William Kuhn
Emergency Preparedness* AM Earn 1, DO 2C & 6C BRING to class, 8b,9101610 Mr Richard Watson
Emergency Preparedness* PM Earn 1, DO 2C & 6C BRING to class, 8b,910160 Mr Richard Watson
Engineering AM 2,3,9112017 Mr David Schwartz
Environmental Science* AM 3efg w/ Geology11208 Jeanice Brown
Event Patch extra only Scout will receive one, extras $2 at registration10$210096 Jeanice Brown
Family Life* PM 3,4,5,6b, bring pics/proof of completion11202 Rhonda Boyd
Fingerprinting PM  W/Crime Prev.& Safety-PDF info w/in conf. details1000 Mr Randy Adair MSM Eric Nichol
Fire Safety PMWill go OFF SITE6,7b,9b,10b,10c, Inst. Ingram/Aeschliman101513 Mr Richard Watson
First Aid* AM 1,bring first aid kit, Read Book10200 Jeanice Brown
First Aid* PM 1,bring first aid kit, Read Book10202 Jeanice Brown
FOOD Adult or extra lunch at SHHSSHHSINCLUDED FOR SCOUT,sub sand, chips, cookie & drink10$5200140 Jeanice Brown
FOOD 1 Adults ONLY Lunch at TUMCTUMCAdult lunch will not be sold on day of event10$5150 Jeanice Brown
Game Design AM Each Scout -Bring A Notebook!!!!11100 Mr justin kebert
Genealogy PM 2a,3,4b,5 101510 Mr Dru Finney
Geocaching AMWill go OFF SITEJeans & closed toe shoes; 7, 9 smartphones welcome11105 Jeanice Brown
Geology AM do 5a5 PRIOR, ready to discuss w/Env Science1100 Jeanice Brown
Golf All day, Pick Up at COARSE Off Site Forbes Coarseconditional finish,novice only, BRING CLUBS1180 Hank Miller
Hiking* AMwill go OFF SITEparts of 4,5,6,going on a 5 mile hike112018 Joe Steffen
Home Repairs All day, at TUMCOutside TUMCHomeRep None w/paint+Elec, 3Badges10160 Jeanice Brown
Journalism PM 2,3,4. Bring supporting work w/ Photography111511 Rick Peat
Mammal Study PM 3,4,5 w/Nature Instruc. Donnie Palmer102016 Jeanice Brown
Model Design and Building AM 3,4101513 Jeanice Brown
Moviemaking AM bring phone or camcorder102016 Mr Martin Johnston
Moviemaking PM bring phone or camcorder102010 Mr Martin Johnston
Music PM none John Spain Instructor10102 Jeanice Brown
Nature PM Nature 4 w/Mammal Study INST. Donnie Palmer1000 Jeanice Brown
Painting All day, at TUMCOutside TUMCFor Painting none w/ Home Repair & Electricity1100 Jeanice Brown
Personal Management* AM 1,2,8,9,10 John Spain instructor10206 Jeanice Brown
Personal Management* PM  2,8 Instructor:Marie Kalas10151 Anonymous
Pets lunchtimeLobby/Lunchroomsignoff@lunch,no need to register,bring paperwork1000 Jeanice Brown
Photography PM 1b,4,5,6,7 Bring supporting work. w/Journalism1000 Rick Peat
Pioneering AMOutside SHHS site1a & b, MASTERY 2b, 6121210 Mr Ed Eller
Radio AM Read book, Bring written out 1,2,3 & 5a,b,d,e.10109 William Kuhn
Safety PM w/Crime Prev&Safety read info in conf. details PDF1000 Eric Nichol Mr Randy Adair MSM
Salesmanship PM Read Book #5,#71000 Ms Lori Pheigaru
Scholarship lunchtimeLobby/Lunchroomsign off@lunch,no need to register,bring paperwork1000 Jeanice Brown
Search and Rescue AMTUMCFirst aid/CPR, Essential 10, Maps,no dog allergy11165 Howie Peer
Sustainability* lunchtimeLobby/Lunchroomsignoff@lunch,no need to register,bring paperwork1100 Jeanice Brown
Sustainability* PM 2,4,5a112010 Jack Figgs
Traffic Safety AM 1,5102019 Eric Nichol
Weather AMwill go off sitepart of 2, 10111511 Mr Bryan Hall
Wilderness Survival PM 1a & b, #5 BRING, #8 Document in Photos101210 Mr Ed Eller
Sponsor Information

Welcome to the Troop and Pack 18 Merit Badge Conference



Troop 18 is part of the Buffalo District in the Jayhawk Area Council and has been providing this conference for over 9 years!



This year we offer several new Merit Badges and are also offering Eagle Merit Badges during multiple sessions! 



LUNCH time signoffs available. Camping available Friday Night.



Scouts, be prepared for your classes!



Please read through all instructions below




Please be sure to pick the correct lunch area to eat with your scouts (see below).

 


Description



Schedule:  If you attended in the past make note of the updated schedule.

7:30 a.m.   Unit Check-In Begins                                   

8:30 a.m.   Flag and Opening ceremony                                             

9:00 a.m.   Morning Classes Begin

12:00         Lunch

1:00 p.m.   Afternoon Classes Begin

4:00 p.m.   Afternoon Classes End



Notes:


  • There are multiple class locations.  Transportation to or from these locations are the responsibility of the unit or scout. 


    • Main campus at Shawnee Heights High School - 4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd, Tecumseh, KS 66542

    • Tecumseh United Methodist Church (TUMC) - 334 SE Tecumseh Rd, Tecumseh, KS 66542

    • Golf MB at Lake Shawnee Golf Course - 4141 SE East Edge Rd, Topeka, KS 66609

    • Aviation MB at Topeka Regional Airport (Forbes Field) - 6510 SE Forbes Ave, Topeka, KS 66619

    • Lunch will be provided at remote locations to Scouts participants – Adults can purchase lunches during registration.  No extra lunches will be available at these locations due to logistics requirements.



  • There will not be a closing ceremony and you are free to leave after classes have dismissed. 

  • Please listen for program changes or adjustments at the opening ceremony.






General Information


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

  • Please provide a GOOD email during registration as some instructors may wish to contact participants with specific information prior to the conference.

  • Scout lunch is included in the registration fee. Adult lunch is available for $5.  Tickets will be in the unit envelope picked up during registration.   

  • Snack bar provided by Pack 18 during conference.

  • Scouts should wear their Class "A" uniform – except for class that require Class “B” uniforms (ie hiking, cooking, etc – see MB Prerequisites)

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the classrooms (except water in sealed containers).   

  • Use of electronic devices will not be tolerated during classroom instruction unless part of the class (see MB Prerequisites).

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

  • Prerequisites - 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. 






Lunch Information

Lunch is provided for all registered scout participants.  Adults may purchase food tickets for $5 during registration.  Lunch will vary by location:



  • Shawnee Heights High School location – Sack lunch (Pizza, dessert and a bottle of water)

  • TUMC - lunch is prepared by the scouts in Cooking Merit Badge. No extra scout Lunches will be allowed, and a limited number of Adult Lunches are available.  Be sure to sign up for lunch during registration.

  • Aviation – Lunch will be provided at the Airport facilities.  Adults should register for lunches during registration.

  • Golf – Lunch will be provided at the golf course facilities.  Adults should register for lunches during registration.


Pack 18 will provide an on-site Snack Bar



Special food considerations – due to the number of attendants and remote locations, we are unable to offer special lunches for food sensitive people.  However, there are local restaurants that can provide special lunches for those in need.  Please contact us for a list of local restaurants. 





Merit Badge Special Information

Crime Prevention with Safety and Fingerprinting - Click here for Prerequisites

Cycling - New this year!!  Cycling as all day class.  Please click here and read carefully about the Friday check in procedure for this badge.

NOVA STEM - Start your Engines! – Click here for Prerequisites

Home Repair + Painting + Electricity - An ALL DAY THREE BADGE BUNDLE  -  Taught at Tecumseh United Methodist Church Location this is a great opportunity!


Sustainability, Pets and Scholarship – Do it yourself Merit Badges - We have counselors available to sign off these classes during lunch.  Scouts must bring all completed worksheets and documentation to our counselors.  

 




SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

Has your troop done anything interesting in the last year and you want to show it off?  Do you wish to advertise a fundraiser or service project that other scouts might be interested in?  Are your scouts interested in trading or selling items they created?

If so, we would like to showcase approved projects, events, or items during lunch.  If you would like to participate, please email Rhonda at rjjrboyd@gmail.com


 


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

We take pride in this conference and work hard to hand pick knowledgeable and professional instructors.  To help make this a great conference, we ask that all units assist our instructors in the classrooms as needed.  Please make certain that all volunteers are registered properly with BSA and all Youth Protection certifications are up to date.




Blue Cards

REMEMBER ALL BLUE CARD SCOUT RECORDS MUST BE RETURNED TO CONFERENCE STAFF. 

NO BLUE DOCUMENTS ARE TO GO WITH SCOUTS   


 



Feedback

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 Gobigredgo99@yahoo.com

Thanks Jessica Christie


 
Unit Sign-up Instructions



Class Sessions

Classes are designated as AM (morning), PM (afternoon), or ALL DAY.  Scouts can be scheduled for a maximum of 1 AM and 1 afternoon PM classes or 1 ALL DAY class. 

Some classes offer 2 or 3 Merit Badges in one time slot.  You will only register for one and be automatically involved with those associated with it. See Session information in the table above for information on these classes.

Please do not register a Scout for 2 AM (morning), or 2 PM (afternoon) classes!






Event Camping

Friday night Camping at Tecumseh United Methodist Church is available to units that register.  LIMITED spots available at $1 fee per Scout/Scouter.  Please register for camping when registering for classes.


Payment Instructions for the Unit



Payments and Fees

Registration fee for the conference is $30 per Scout including lunch

Lunch tickets are $5 for Adults.  Please register with the FOOD activity for the main campus or FOOD 1 for classes at TUMC



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 lose their spot in the class.





When paying by check

Please note your Troop # on your payment, thanks!

Make checks payable to "Troop 18"  

Mail payment to: 

Troop18

PO Box 24

Tecumseh, Ks 66542






Online Payments

New this year

We accept payments through PayPal this year. You can pay with a credit card after registering through this site.  Contact us with any issues.



Issues or Questions? call Jeanice 785-249-4521   or email: honeydo1325@att.net   


Directions to the Event

Conference at Shawnee Heights High School:

Shawnee Heights High School 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 United Methodist 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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