MeritBadge.Info FaceBook Sign On

Register New User
If you are having trouble registering scouts, carefully read the information on the help tab.
If you send an email that does not include the information we need to help you, it wastes time and will get promptly deleted.
Test drive the new site (in progress) at New Meritbadge.Info.Leave comments at our Facebook page.

Notice!!! Meritbadge.Info will switch to the new site with BSA validation Friday morning March 13th.

If you wish to start using this site today, click here to launch

Adults must enter their BSA Number, DOB, First and Last name as it appears on their BSA ID card. We will query BSA and get back an answer. At this point one of three things can happen:
1) Your registration is verified - you can continue using normally
2) You are not registered or your registration has lapsed - your prior rights are revoked and you get the read-only screens that you see before your login
3) You are registered but your YPT has expired - your prior rights are revoked and you get the read-only screens that you see before your login

You have had at least two months to get yourself registered and complete YPT training. If you feel your validation is not working, send us an email with the four data items listed and we will validate your entry.

We have no control over what is on file at BSA. If everything matches your BSA ID card, there should be no issues. If not, your validation will fail.

Why are we doing this?
1. To provide higher security and validation of all adult users.
2. To clean up the mess we've accumulated via 15 years of poor user data entry.  

How will we do this? 

What should you do? 
Login to and copy your BSA ID Number then update your profile on  Let others in your unit know they should do the same.  We are giving you 2.5 months advanced notice to make this work.

Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Search and Rescue
Location Goochland, VA  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
10/19/2019 1100 10/19/2019 1800
Open for Registration Last day to Register
9/13/2019   10/15/2019
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
1 $15.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Heart of Virginia Capitol Troop

--- Start here for help ---

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 Candy Johnson (, the Event Manager

--- ---
Click the column header to sort by that column
ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Search and Rescue    10$155050 Candy Johnson
Sponsor Information
Join Search and Rescue professionals to earn this merit badge!  Anticipated units include Virginia State Police, Henrico K9, EMS, VDEM, fire fighters and more!  This merit badge is being offered through the Capitol District Fall Camporee -- Come for the day, or camp all weekend.  Provisional Scouts please contact organizer.

Search and Rescue

This Camporee will focus on Search and Rescue (SAR) skills.  Scouts will be able to earn the BSA’s Search and Rescue Merit Badge. 

General Program Information:

Troops are encouraged to camp Friday evening until Sunday.  However, the main program will begin Saturday at noon and will run until 5:00pm.

Scouts that would like to earn the Search and Rescue Merit Badge must complete Requirements 3 and 5 before the Camporee and be prepared to discuss with the counselor.

Several law enforcement agencies and SAR organizations are planning to be on hand!

-          K9 SAR unit

-          Water SAR demonstration

-          EMS

-          Fire department

Check In:

The Unit Trip Leader and/or the SPL will need to check-in before Troops set up.  Be sure to have your unit rosters with you and turn them in at that time.

·         Friday camping check-in will be at TBS Campsite Newlon any time that evening.

·         Regular check-in will be at TBS Campsite Newlon beginning Saturday 7:00am. 

·         Units should be set up and have lunch by 12:00pm. 

Camporee Contacts:

·         Alan Johnson, Camporee Director: Cell (479) 466-4116

Camporee Fee:

The fee for Capitol District’s Camporee is $15.00 per person and must be paid at the time of registration.  This fee covers the Camporee Patch, camping, activities, award ribbons and general Camporee support.


Advanced registration is necessary to insure adequate program materials are procured for the Scouts and leaders to make this Camporee successful.

If your Unit is planning on attending but unable to register in advanced, please let the Camporee Leadership know.

You may choose one of two methods to register your unit for this event. 

o   At the Council Office with the Registration form enclosed.

o   Or online.

Registration Deadline:

Friday October 11th, 2019.

Registration Online:

You may register through the Heart of Virginia Council’s Doubleknot web account for this event.


·         Go to and click on “Council Calendar”.  Look for “Fall Camporee (Capitol District)” under the October 18, 19 or 20, 2019 date.

·         To proceed with online registration you will need:

o   The number of participants for your unit.

o   A valid credit card.


Troop Equipment: Units need to bring their gear for cooking and camping, and anything that might help their patrols complete activity challenges.

Patrol Equipment: Standard patrol camping gear.

Scout Equipment: Scouts should bring their standard weekend camping gear and be prepared with weather appropriate gear.

Camp Policies:

·         All units will be assigned a campsite at check-in based on the number of campers at the time of registration.

·         Please keep your tents/shelters and equipment within the boundaries of your assigned campsite.

·         All Scouts are expected to adhere to the Scout Oath, Law and Spirit of Scouting.

·         Two deep leadership and the buddy system for Scouts should be followed at all times during the event.

·         All Units must follow “Leave No Trace” guidelines.

·         No pets are allowed other than service pets accompanying disabled individuals.

·         PARKING: All vehicles must park in one of the designated parking areas. Parking along roads is not permitted.

·         SPEED LIMIT: The maximum speed limit on the camp property is 15 mph.  It is 10 mph in all areas past the administration building. NO EXCEPTIONS.

·         LIGHTS & STOVES: Liquid fuel lights and stoves may only be used under adult supervision. A 12” minimum clearance from trees and overhanging branches is required.

·         FIRES: Build all campfires on the surface of the ground in designated “fire ring” areas.  Check with the Camping Director concerning possible fire restrictions. Use proper approved fire procedures as defined in the Boy Scout Handbook. All fires must be out cold before leaving the camping area.

·         TREES: Do not cut or mark any trees without permission from the Camp Ranger. Do not clear underbrush from the edges of the campsite or clean the ground of leaf fall.

·         PROHIBITED ITEMS: Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, fireworks and firearms are not permitted on camp property. Offenders will be subject to immediate dismissal from camp property.

·         ACCIDENTS: All accidents and emergencies should be reported immediately to the Camping Director or Medical Officer.

·         FISHING: No fishing is permitted in the swimming and boat docking areas or within 100 feet of those areas. (Lost fishing lures in those areas are hazardous to swimmers and boaters.) The buddy system is always used in camp but is extremely important when youth are fishing.

·         PROPERTY OR EQUIPMENT DAMAGE: The group assumes all liability for abusive damages to camp facilities or equipment. Locked areas of camp (gates or buildings) are off-limits without prior approval from the Council.


·         T. Brady Saunders is located in Goochland County on Maidens Road (Route 634), one mile east of the Goochland Courthouse at address:

o   1723 Maidens Road, Maidens, VA

·         From Richmond via Interstate 64 - Take Interstate 64 to the Oilville exit. Turn south on Route 617 to US Route 250. Turn right (west) on US Route 250. Turn left (southwest) on Route 632, then turn left (southeast) on Route 634 to Camp. Note the brown highway signs that lead into camp starting at US Route 250.

·         From Richmond via US Route 250 - From Richmond, Take US Route 250 (Broad Street Road) west past Oilville to Route 632. Turn left (southwest) on Route 632, then turn left (southeast) on Route 634 to Camp. Note the brown highway signs that lead to camp starting at Route 250 and Route 632 intersection.

·         From Richmond via Route 6 West - Take State Route 6 (Patterson Avenue) west past Crozier and the State Farm, to the first traffic light (US Route 522 and Route 634). Turn right (north) on Route 624 to camp.  THIS ROUTE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO CONSTRUCTION.  IF YOU ARE COMING ALONG RTE 6, YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE THE DETOUR THAT TAKES YOU THROUGH GOOCHLAND.

Friday Night Camping:

Check in begins Friday night from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and continues Saturday until 10:30 am.

Please check-in at Campsite Newlon. 

Please keep in mind that no official Program will take place Friday evening or Saturday morning, but Troops may use all available resources at T. Brady Saunders before the Program begins.

Camporee Schedule:

·         Friday, October 18, 2019

o   5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday camping check-in (Campsite Newlon)

o   10:30 p.m. – lights out

·         Saturday, October 19, 2019

o   7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Troop check-in (Campsite Newlon)

o   10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Leader’s Meeting (Campsite Newlon)

o   11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch

o   12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Opening (Eagle Plaza)

o   12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Program

o   4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dinner Prep.

o   6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Camporee Pot Luck Dinner / Campfire Program

o   10:30 a.m. Lights out

·         Sunday, October 20, 2019

o   7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

o   8:30 a.m. – Troop Chaplain’s Aides report to Campsite Newlon.

o   9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Sunday Prayer Service / Closing

Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions
Register at
Payment Instructions for the Unit
$15 per person.  Register at
Directions to the Event
Release Information
Sign Up My Unit
Copyright © 2005-2019,
Technology Chef,
All rights reserved.