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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Merit Badge University at Gillette College, Wyoming
Location 300 W. Sinclair, Gillette, WY 82718  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
11/6/2009 1700 11/7/2009 1700
Open for Registration Last day to Register
10/16/2009   11/7/2009
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
0 $20.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Central Wyoming Chocadewakoa Troop 64 & 51

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
American Heritage SAT PMRoom 1553C101512 Mrs Michele Hayden
American Heritage FRI Room 1553C101513 Mrs Michele Hayden
Astronomy FRIRoom 153Must comb. w/Sat. AM Space Expl. See activity fee.10150 Brian Ewenson Anonymous
Aviation SAT PMField trip to airportMust complete Sat. AM & PM sessions.131511 Anonymous
Aviation SAT AMRoom 153Must complete Sat AM & PM sessions.13106 Anonymous
Citizenship in the Community* SAT AMRoom 213310154 Anonymous
Citizenship in the Nation* FRIRoom 1602;3;6 *See notes below for preclass work!10151 Deb Davis
Citizenship in the Nation* SAT AMRoom 1602:3;6 *See notes below for preclass work!101512 Deb Davis
Citizenship in the World* SAT PMRoom 162 10155 Joel Fowlke
Coin Collecting SAT PMRoom 153Bring 5 qtrs for 6, bring coins in 7 & 9; 10101510 Anonymous
Communication* SAT AMRoom 1525 & 810157 Anonymous
Communication* FRIRoom 1635 & 8101511 Anonymous
Crime Prevention FRIRoom 2176-8PM-Must comb. w/Finger Printing.10155 Anonymous
Electricity SAT PMRoom 156 10153 Anonymous
Emergency Preparedness* SAT AMRoom 163First Aid11155 Anonymous
Family Life* SAT AMRoom 155(3;4;5;6b) Combined w/Music 10-12pm Sat.10157 Nole Clauson
Family Life* FRIRoom 1528-10PM (3;4;5;6b)10150 Mary Breinholt
Fingerprinting FRIRoom 2176-8 PM-Must comb. w/Crime Prevent.10156 Anonymous
Fire Safety FRIField trip 10158 Anonymous
First Aid* SAT PMRoom 1602D & Must be 1st Class!10105 Robert Quintana RPh
First Aid* FRIRoom 2132D & Must be 1st Class!10102 Robert Quintana RPh
Genealogy FRIRoom 1526-8 PM (2b;3;4b;6)101511 Mary Breinholt
Law SAT AMRoom 2174 & 610101 Mr Patrick Davidson Attorney
Medicine SAT AMRoom ? & field trip to MD office1010158 Anonymous
Model Design and Building SAT PMRoom 217 10150 Anonymous
Music SAT AMRoom 155(3a,b,or c) Combined w/ Family Life 8-10am Sat.101512 Nole Clauson
Personal Management* SAT PMRoom 2133A, 8C13153 Mr John Cotton
Safety SAT PMRoom 163 101511 Anonymous
Space Exploration SAT AMRoom 156Must combine w/ Fri. PM Astronomy Sessions.10$10152 Brian Ewenson
Sponsor Information

Gillette College

Chocadewoka District

Troops 64 & 51


Purpose: "To Empower our Youth to Lead."
Overview:  A terrific opportunity to earn Eagle required and other Merit Badges from some of Northeastern Wyoming's best merit badge counselors. 

Cost: $20 includes patch, cracker barrel, breakfast, lunch, and snacks ($25 late after 11/2)


Friday check-in (5pm-6pm),  class (6-10pm),  cracker barrel (10pm),  lights out (11pm) (EAT DINNER BEFORE YOU COME)

Saturday:  morning class (8am-12pm),  lunch (12-1pm),  afternoon class (1-5pm)

Other: Each troop is required to provide 2 deep leadership at all times during the event.  Troop leaders must remain on campus at all times.  Help is needed by leaders and parents monitoring the halls and classrooms.  For those troops staying the night, there will be assigned sleeping areas. Please bring your sleeping gear (sleeping bags, pillows, etc). 

Blue Cards:will be provided by hosts.  The blue cards will be dated with tasks completed in class and returned to the Scouts before they depart the classroom.  It is the responsibliity of the Scout to request and obtain his blue card.

Dress: Class A Uniforms and Class 1 physicals required.

Class notes:Two hour merit badges must be combined with another 2 hour merit badge.  No gaps between merit badges are permitted.

-Kevin Baker will be teaching Life Scout: Trail to Eagle Friday from 9-10 PM for those Life Scouts who need help planning for your Eagle.

-Space Exploration will begin Friday night with the making of rockets.  The merit badge is paired with Astronomy Friday evening when telescopes will be brought in. Space Exploration will be continued Saturday AM and will conclude with the launch of the rockets made on Friday night. 

-Aviation will take two slots with classroom work in the AM and then a trip to the airport in the afternoon.

-Crime Prevention and Fingerprinting will be completed together in a 2 hour segment.  You can then take Family Life, or the Trail to Eagle.



Citizenship of the Nation will not complete during class time. Counselor is asking that you do the following requirements #2(do any 2 of a,b,c,d Write a 4/5 sentence paragraph on each of the 2 tings chosen. Tell what you learned and what it means to you and other citizens of our country. National Parks also qualify); #3(Write a 4 or 5 sentence paragraph on how the news affects you and your family or tell about a national issue that concerns you. A newspaper or magazine article may also be used)#6 (Find information about the author of speech chosen for this requirement. Choose 2 sentences in speech used for this requirement that mean the most to you for a classroom discussion during MBU)
Counselor Information
Volunteer parents will complete blue cards for Scouts attending your Merit Badge class.  Please inform volunteers at registration which requirements you completed in your class.
Unit Sign-up Instructions

Please sign up using the web site.  If you have any questions, please contact: Paula Petry at 307.682.0692 or Bridget Griffin at 307.682.0238  or


Right to limit or cancel:  Merit Badge University staff reserves the right to limit or cancel any class.  Merit badges to be offered are subject to change based on MB Counselor availability and class miniums. 


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 for merit badge classes.  If you ecounter 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 University.  They are to bring Merit Badge worksheets to class.

Payment Instructions for the Unit
Cash or check payable to Troop 64 due Friday night at registration or Saturday morning if not participating in Friday's activities.
Directions to the Event
Off 4J/Enzi  Drive.  The registration table will be inside the main entrance in the commons area.
Release Information

By registering your Scouts and adults for this event you are agreeing to hold harmless the Central Wyoming Council, BSA, it's staff and volunteers, Gillette College, all off-site venues, and all persons associated with this event  from liability except in the case of gross negligence.

Please be advised that any child with symptoms of H1N1 influenza or other communicable illness may not attend MBU.  During the event, Scouts that develop a temp > 100 and have one other symptom such as a HA, ST, CGH, or muscle/body aches will be sent home immediately.  We want this to be a healthy event!
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