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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Tanana Valley District Merit Badge Day, 1/20/18
Location 1500 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
1/20/2018 7:30 am 1/19/2018 5:00 pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
12/1/2017   1/19/2018
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
2 $10.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Midnight Sun tanana valley district Troop

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Automotive Maintenance PM Read MB book complete, 1 and 111170 Mr Warren Hollcraft
Automotive Maintenance AM Read the MB book. Complete #11 and #11170 Mr Warren Hollcraft
Chemistry AM Read MB book. Do #7 prior and present11103 Mr Nick Gumley
Chemistry PM Read MB book. Do #7 prior and present11101 Mr Nick Gumley
Citizenship in the Nation* AM Read MB Book. Partial without requirement 2,3 & 811100 Mr Colin Cogley
Citizenship in the Nation* PM Read MB Book. Partial without requirement 2,3 & 811100 Mr Colin Cogley
Citizenship in the World* PM Read MB book. Complete in advance #3, #4, #711100 Mr David Cheney
Citizenship in the World* AM Read MB book complete #3,4,7 in advance11100 Mr David Cheney
Communication* AM Read the MB book. Do the following 1A,1B, 2A,4,511100 Mr Jeff Rogers DR
Emergency Preparedness* AM First aid MB, Req #7 & #811100 Dr Mark Clifford Merit Badge Counselo
Entrepreneurship PM Read MB book complete #311106 Ms Christina Tachick
Entrepreneurship AM Read MB book complete #311106 Ms Christina Tachick
Geology PM Read Merit Badge Book11100 Mr Jeff Rogers DR
Law AM Read Entire MB book/pamphlet. See notes MSC Websit11101 Gina Tabachki, J.D.
Leatherwork PM Read MB book, Purchase Leather kit of choice11100 Mr Mike Galloway
Leatherwork AM Read MB book, Purchase Leather kit of choice11100 Mr Mike Galloway
Mammal Study AM Read MB book complete #311105 Mr Richard Baumfaulk
Mammal Study PM Complete the following in advance #3,4,11105 Mr Richard Baumfaulk
Weather AM Read MB book, Complete #1111100 Mr Paul Rogers
Weather PM Read MB book, Complete #1111101 Mr Paul Rogers
Welding PM $5 welding fee Read book11$5160 Mr Peter Daley M.Ed.,CWI
Sponsor Information
Merit Badge Day 2018 will take place at the LDS Stake Center located at 1500 Cowles street.

Arrival time to building is 0800 ( 8 am)

Opening Flag Ceremony directions will be at 0815

Class # 1 start time will be 0830 in the morning.

Lunch will be served at 11:30-12:15

Class # 2 start time will be at 12:30 and end at 1600 hours (4pm)

Building will close at 1700 hours or (5pm)
Description
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SCOUTS CLASS A UNIFORM is required for ALL Scouts! (NO EXCEPTIONS!) Scouts must bring: ONE Merit Badge Blue Card for each Merit Badge class taken (Signed by his Scoutmaster).

Supplies – Note paper, pen or pencil, and water bottle

Bring any completed prerequisites and/or documentation to class Scouts should read Merit Badge Book prior to class. Use Boy Scout Requirements for 2016 Star and Life Scouts may choose up to TWO Eagle Required Merit Badge classes First Class Rank and Under are limited to ONE Eagle Required MB
Counselor Information
All Merit Badge Counselors must be currently certified in the Youth Protection program of the Boy Scouts of America. All counselors will need to provide a copy of the completed certificate to the BSA office.  All counselors will be asked to view the video/powerpoint Merit Badge Counselor.
Unit Sign-up Instructions
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS ?

Registration Fees will need to be turned into at BSA office by 12 January 2018: 1400 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 ? Registration ends January 19, 2018  Please register scouts by troop, through your troop representative. Pay for entire troop with one check – made out to BSA-MSC for registration.  We will be using meritbadge.info to manage merit badge registration this year. This requires that one adult in your unit register on the site as a Unit Leader. There are tutorials under the event planning “Do It Yourself Guide” tab that will show you how to do this. This system will allow you to print rosters for your unit. This system also requires that email addresses for the scouts or parent be included so that MB counselors can contact scouts prior to class with notes about class. We recommend that you have the Master Merit Badge Schedule in front of you to assist you in sign up. Use the Individual Scout forms as your guide to input for unit online registration.After you sign up & sign in,  go to the event tab, find the 2018 TVB Merit Badge Day on the list and then click the sign-up button on the right.

Troop Leaders: Please turn in all items together  Checks (one check/includes lunch) Troop needs to collect additional fees, to be paid in cash for merit badges requiring a special fee( Welding). Each troop should provide SIGNED Merit Badge cards for each Scout in your troop. PLEASE NOTE: One of the biggest comments from MB instructors is the lack of maturity for young scouts taking Eagle-Required Merit Badges. A unit leader should consider talking to scouts about the concept of “challenge by choice” prior to signing a MB card for young scouts.
Payment Instructions for the Unit
COST FOR EVENT: $10.00

LUNCH is included in activity fee.

Welding Activity Fee of $5 per Scout (in addition to the Merit Badge day fee of $10) (Students will be able to depart/leave Welding Class with their Scoutmaster/Parent/Guardian and not have to return to the LDS Church at Cowles to help save time)
Directions to the Event
LOCATION: LDS Stake Center 1500 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Locations outside of the LDS Church will be:

 Seekins Ford Lincoln for Automotive

 Hutchinson Vocational School for Welding ( $5 additional Fee for this class in addition to the $10 Merit Badge Day Fee)

All Scouts will be starting at the LDS Church and will leave from LDS church to off site locations and return from off site locations to be picked up at end of Day from LDS Church. ( Welding Class will allow Scouts to depart from Hutchinson and NOT return to LDS church, prior approval with parents/scout leaders and Welding Instructor need to be confirmed)
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