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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Uwharrie District Merit Badge College 2020
Location 297 DCC Road Thomasville, NC 27360  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
3/7/2020 8:30 AM 3/7/2020 4:30 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
1/30/2020   3/1/2020
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
2 $9.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Old North State Uwharrie

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Most of your questions about payment, start and end times, and where to be are explained beneath the list of badges on this page.
Please read everything we've included in the event description. If you still have questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

Email Mr Jeff Willett (jwillett1@hotmail.com), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Automotive Maintenance ALL DAYTransportation Building 12200 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the Community* 9:00 AM - noonGee Bldg / Room N1062b, 3 a&b, 4 a&b, 7 a&b&c, 811200 Not Known Not Known
Citizenship in the World* 9:00 AM - noonGee Bldg / Room S124 12200 Not Known Not Known
Communication* 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGee Bldg / Room N219 2a, 5,6,7a & 912200 Not Known Not Known
Communication* 9:00 AM - noonGee Bldg / Room N219 2a, 5,6,7a & 912200 Not Known Not Known
Crime Prevention 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGee Bldg / Room N202Fingerprint & Crime Prevention 2, 4,6,710250 Not Known Not Known
Entrepreneurship 9:00 AM - noon Also with Salesmandship12200 Not Known Not Known
Fire Safety 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMBriggs Bldg /Room T222 Fire Safety 1,5,6 / Safety11200 Not Known Not Known
Fire Safety 9:00 AM - noonBriggs Bldg /Room T222 Fire Safety 1,5,6 / Safety11200 Not Known Not Known
FOOD LunchCafeteriaLunch for Adults18$510093 Not Known Not Known
Law 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGee Bldg / Room N1064,5,8,9, & 11122010 Not Known Not Known
Personal Management* 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGee Bldg / Room S1261,2,8,9 (Pick your project but do not do it), 10 (13201 Not Known Not Known
Personal Management* 9:00 AM - noonGee Bldg / Room S1261,2,8,9 (Pick your project but do not do it), 10 (13201 Not Known Not Known
Plumbing 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMSinclair Bldg / Room 132 11150 Not Known Not Known
Plumbing 9:00 AM - noonSinclair Bldg / Room 132 11160 Not Known Not Known
Pulp and Paper 9:00 AM - noonBriggs Bldg / Room T224711200 Not Known Not Known
Soil and Water Conservation 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMBriggs Bldg / Room T224 12200 Not Known Not Known
Sports 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGee Bldg / Room S124 11202 Not Known Not Known
Sustainability* 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM a. 2 Water A, 2 Food A, 2 Energy C, 2 Stuff A,12200 Not Known Not Known
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Description

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT

The Uwharrie Merit Badge College (MBC) is sponsored by the Uwharrie District, Old North State Council.  Any registered Boy Scout is welcome to participate regardless of Council or geographic location.  Participation fees of $9 are the same for all Scouts. There is a $5 fee for adults wishing to eat lunch.   Additional fees for materials are identified for designated classes.




Counselor Information

MB COUNSELOR INFORMATION:

Upon arrival, please check-in at the Counselor check-in table.  Classroom assignments will be available at this time. Session breaks are promoted. Please try to stagger your break times when it is not busy in the halls.  You are invited to join us for lunch.  Please keep your class in your control until the class time is over.

Each boy should have a Merit badge form signed by his Scoutmaster. These will need to filled out with the requirements completed in the class. You will be provided with a class roster as well for the class.  

The Merit Badge Counselor will give credit for COMPLETED requirements only. The Scout should complete all other prerequisite requirements not covered in class prior to the clinic. In some cases, class work will be followed by individual Scout's projects to fulfill all requirements. If a scout is removed from class due to excessive disruptive behavior credit for requirements missed will not be given.


On behalf of the scouts, thank you for being an important part of this year's Merit Badge College.




Unit Sign-up Instructions
GENERAL INFORMATION: 


  • $9.00 per Scout (includes lunch)

  • $5.00 per adult (includes lunch)

  • Registration is exclusively available for Uwharrie District Units from Jan 30 to Feb 17, 2020. 

  • Units and individuals from other Districts / Councils may begin to register on February 17, 2020.  

  • Any Units or individuals who are not with the Uwharrie District and register during the Uwharrie District registration period will be removed from the rolls.  If this happens repeatedly, they will not be allowed to register for the event. Please be respectful as we provide opportunities for Uwharrie District Scouts.

  • Many classes have prerequisites which must be done if you wish to complete the badge during class. Some classes also have age and/or rank requirements. Unless indicated otherwise, all other requirements for the Merit Badge should be covered in class. For ALL classes, Scouts are required to READ and BRING the Merit Badge pamphlet. Also, Scouts are required to BRING a SIGNED Merit Badge Registration form.


EVENT SCHEDULE:

8:00 am – 9:00 am   Unit leaders check-in

9:00 am – 12 noon    Merit Badge Session #1 – room numbers are on MB Sheets

12 noon – 1:00 pm     Lunch provided in cafeteria

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Merit Badge Session #2– room numbers are on MB Sheets

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Clean up




MERIT BADGE FORMS


  • Approximately 5 days before the MBC, Merit Badge Forms will be emailed to the adult listed as registering the unit for the MBC.  Each from will contain the Scout Name, Merit Badge registered for, Classroom Name/number, Instructor name, and any prerequisites.

  • You the leader are responsible for printing and providing the forms to your scouts. None will be provided for you. 

  • It is the scouts’ responsibility to take the Merit Badge Form to class, get it signed, and turn back to Scoutmaster. If a scout loses the form, no reprints are available at the Merit Badge College. Please stress the importance of this with your scouts.

  • This also means - no waiting on forms to be returned, sorted, and handed back to unit leader at the end of the day.  


BLUE CARDS:  The Uwharrie District MBC does not use or provide blue cards. By registering, it is assumed that the Scout has permission of the Scoutmaster to participate in the class for which registered.



RIGHT TO LIMIT OR CANCEL: Merit Badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class minimums. NO WALK-INS will be allowed. Registration by Troop is REQUIRED. Open and ending enrollment will be limited to the dates above indicated.



FIRST COME FIRST SERVE: Scouts are admitted to classes on a first come, first served basis via the online registration system. There is no waiting list for any of the merit badges classes. Should you encounter booked classes, please monitor this website in case seats become available.



EXPECTATIONS: Scouts are STRONGLY encouraged to read the Merit Badge Booklet and finish all pre-requisites before attending the Merit Badge Clinic. It is also suggested that scouts download and use the merit badge worksheets to complete pre-requisites before and then for note taking during the merit badge class. (http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/list.asp). 



FIRST AID STATION: There will be a First Aid Station provided. Local emergency medical services (911) will be utilized if required.



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



CODE OF CONDUCT: The Scout Oath, the Law, and the Outdoor Code shall be the code of the Merit Badge Day. A Scout whose conduct is not consistent with the code will be directed to leave the grounds immediately. Adequate supervision must be provided by each participating unit. Discipline is the responsibility of the Scoutmaster or other assigned leaders in charge of the troop. The decision as to removal of a disruptive Scout rests solely with the instructor.



TRANSPORTATION: The troop leaders must coordinate arrival and departure time for transportation. Troops need to make certain that they have adequate transportation for their Scouts. Troops may not leave Scouts by themselves to be picked up by parents at a later time. We will not render sitting services. Also, the Troop is responsible for each boy's safe passage to and from the event - we will NOT release any boys to individual parents - the Troops are responsible for each boy.



FOOD: The price of the event includes lunch. Food and beverages are NOT allowed in the classroom. Feel free to bring your own refreshments or purchase some at the event.  



CLEAN UP: The Scout is clean. Troop Leaders please coordinate with your troop to clean the premises and to keep the classrooms in the same condition as found. All garbage must be properly disposed into designated containers or carried out.



YOUTH PROTECTION TRAINING:  Every Adult Scouter attending the event must provide proof of current youth protection training at check-in.



TROOP ON SITE CONTACT:  Each Troop is required to designate at least one registered adult who is responsible for check-in and check-out for all Scouts from their Troop the day of the MBC.  The Troop On-site Contact is required to register with the Registration Coordinator the day of the MBC, providing their cell phone number as well.  The Troop On-site Contact is also required to notify the Registration Coordinator if leaving the MBC during the period when classes are being conducted.

    

MERIT BADGE FORMS (Repeated again because its important)



  • Approximately 5 days before the MBC, Merit Badge Forms will be emailed to the adult listed as registering the unit for the MBC.  Each from will contain the Scout Name, Merit Badge registered for, Classroom Name/number, Instructor name, and any prerequisites.

  • You the leader are responsible for printing and providing the forms to your scouts. None will be provided for you. 

  • It is the scouts’ responsibility to take the Merit Badge Form to class, get it signed, and turn back to Scoutmaster. If a scout loses the form, no reprints are available at the Merit Badge College. Please stress the importance of this with your scouts.

  • This also means - no waiting on forms to be returned, sorted, and handed back to unit leader at the end of the day.  


SCOUT EMAIL ADRESS:  The online registration system requests the email address and telephone number for Scouts participating in the MBC.  This is intended to facilitate the Merit Badge Counselor providing information regarding prerequisites and material that will be covered in class to the Scouts prior to the MBC.  In the spirit of BSA YPT guidelines, please provide an email address and/or telephone number for the Scout’s parents or adult leader rather than the individual Scout.



A SCOUT IS PREPARED: Scouts are expected to bring paper, pencil, and a copy of the Merit Badge pamphlet. Any Scout expecting to complete the Merit Badge in class must also complete the pre-requisites listed on the registration page and bring them to class. Any requirements not completed in class or as pre-requisites must be completed at a later date at the Troop level.



REQUIREMENTS:  There are some merit badges that we are offering during the Merit Badge College that are beyond the scope of this program.  Those have been indicated in the individual merit badge description as a prerequisite to completing the merit badge at the Merit Badge College.



WORKSHEETS & PRE-REQUISTES



  • Many of the counselors are asking that the scouts bring worksheets ( available from www.MeritBadge.org  ) to the classes. The Citizenship merit badges are requiring that the scouts bring the worksheets to be able to take notes for the class.

  • Also be sure that scouts bring any pre-requisites along or documentation for the merit badge counselor – otherwise the scout will receive an incomplete/partial merit badge form back.


Merit Badge pamphlets and supplemental information: Merit Badge pamphlets are available at the Old North State Council office in Greensboro. Many counselors have posted supplemental information for their class at their individual pages on the registration site. Simply click on the instructors name to access this great information. 




 
Payment Instructions for the Unit

PAYMENT INFORMATION: 

Payment is due by February 28, 2020 by 5pm or registration may be cancelled!! Early payment guarantees a spot for each scout.

You can pay online at --- 


Payment link: https://bsaonsc.doubleknot.com/event/uwharrie-merit-badge-college-payment-page/2631302



OR



SEND UNIT PAYMENT TO: 



OLD NORTH STATE COUNCIL 

1405 Westover Terrace

Greensboro, NC 27408



Make checks payable to Old North State Council.  Be sure to mark as Uwharrie District MBC. Send a copy of your Roster with Payment (this is important to be sure that the correct boy is being paid for). 


 


Directions to the Event
DIRECTIONS /ARRIVAL:

Davidson County Community College is located at 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360. Be sure to go to the Davidson Campus and not the Davie Campus.

Please plan to park in Parking Lot G.  The majority of classes will be held in the GEE Building. Be sure to check the MB Sheets for room locations.

 Only unit leaders need to check-in Saturday morning. Since all scouts will have the MB sheet with room number, they can directly go to classroom. No need to check-in and have the entire unit wait.



Release Information
RELEASE INFORMATION:

Scoutmasters are reponsible for ensuring that the appropriate permissions are obtained for scouts to attend the event.  The following classes require permission slips for transportation to offsite locations during the day: Golf. 

Others may be required and will be updated as this information becomes available.  Please check the site often for updates. Emails will be sent based on the email on the registration to all boys needing offsite permission slips. 
Fine print to see who reads all the details. If you have read all of the details and understand, upon checkin simply say Are you a turtle and you may get something special.


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