Event Details

2021 Sweetwater Advance-A-Rama

Your Living Room via Videoconference

Merit Badge
1/30/2021
8:00am
2/28/2021
7:00pm
11/16/2020
1/15/2021
1 (# badges a single scout can attend)
$10.00 (Cost to attend this event)
any scout who wants to attend (Who is invited)
Northeast Georgia
Sweetwater
District

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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 Carl Henderson (edwin.henderson@outlook.com), the Event Manager

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Sponsor Information

ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR OUR 2021 EVENT WILL BE THROUGH OUR COUNCIL WEB SITE. PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK AND LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

https://www.nega-bsa.org/swaar



The Sweetwater Advance-A-Rama is an annual Merit Badge clinic typically offering approximately 40 Merit Badge classes, and it is organized by district volunteers with the support of our professional staff to promote the merit badge program and encourage Scout advancement.



SWAAR will be held online via Videoconferencing for 2021



ALSO LIKE AND FOLLOW SWEETWATER AAR ON FACEBOOK @SWAdvARama TO STAY INFORMED



This event will be open to ALL Scouts from ALL Councils and ALL Districts Beginning November 16th, 2020.


Event Description


The class sizes for the individual Merit Badge Classes will be fixed, and multiple classes will be offered for the popular badges. Once a class becomes full, registration will be closed for that class. There is no wait list.



Updated 11/18/20 



Merit Badge Name/ Reqs.Class SizeMinimum AgeClass FeeSal.FirstNameLastNameClass Session Days/ DatesOnline Times
Animation #120 $10Mrs.KarenWilliamsWed. 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/247:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Astronomy15 $15Mr.NathanWilliamsThurs. 2/4 then Hands-on 2/13-14 at CRM, & online Thurs 2/18, 2/257:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Automotive Maintenance10 $15Mr.SteveStillIn Person Sat. 1/30 10:00- Noon and online Thurs. 2/4, 2/116:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chemistry12 $10Mr.WillReidThurs, 2/4, 2/11, 2/187:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Citizenship in the Nation #1FULL $10Mr.ToddHendricksTues. 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/237:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Citizenship in the Nation #215 $10Mr.StephenLindsayWed. 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/247:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Citizenship in the Nation #314 $10Mr.RickMeinersmanTues. 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/26:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Citizenship in the World #116 $10MrRonJohnsonSat, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/2710:00 AM- 11:00 AM
Citizenship in the World #216 $10

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Harvey

Matt

Swain

Schoen

Tues. 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/237:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Citizenship in the World #3TBD $10MrCarter GibsonTBDTBD
Climbing1813*/14$35Mr.EdwinHenderson

Online Sat. 1/30, 2/7 & hands-on 2/12-14 (all weekend)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Coin Collecting20 $10Mr.Alan BurtonThurs. 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/257:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Digital Technology10 $10Mr.DeanAbercrombie Sat. 1/30, 2/139:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Engineering16 $10Mr.JasonBachTues. 2/2, 2/16, 2/237:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Environmental ScienceFULL $10Mr.RalphHartmanSat, 2/6, 2/1310:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Family Life #115 $10MrsHeatherKlaiberMon. 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/17:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Family Life #212 $10Mrs.JenniferNguyenFri. 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, (2/26 makeup)7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Family Life #315 $10Mr.PeterKuzelTues/Thurs 2/2, 2/4, 2/9, 2/11, 2/16, 2/18 (2/23 and/or 2/25 make up )7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Genealogy100 $10MrCarterWoodSat. 2/6, 2/13 your Parent MUST be present during both classes9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moviemaking20 $10Mr.TonyKlaiberWed. 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/246:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Personal Management #1FULL $10MrEarlCollinsSat. 1/30, 2/6, 2/209:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Personal Management #216 $10MrRannyBurtsSat. 1/30, 2/69:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Personal Management #31014 & 1st Class$10MrsSueRandrupSat. 1/30, 2/610:00 AM-  1:00 PM
Personal Management #412 $10Mr.CraigKnowltonThurs. 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/257:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Photography15 $10Mr.BobbyMcNeelyTBDTBD
Space Exploration #110 $20Mr.EdLindsaySat. 1/30 online and 2/13 in person at CRM for launch.9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sustainability16 $10MrScottHouserTues. 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23 & Thurs 2/256:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Weather20 $10Mr.ScottAllenTues, 2/2, 2/9, 2/167:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilderness SurvivalTBD TBDMr.MikeNewsomWill include hands-on component and related feesTBD

Counselor Information

Instructions for Merit Badge Counselors:



Thank you! to all of our volunteer staff and Merit Badge Counselors. Our goal is your success, and the success of all the Scouts attending this event.



The Merit Badge Counselor coordinator for this event is Stacy Henderson, Sweetwater District Merit Badge Coordinator sweetwatermbc@gmail.com 


  • Blue Cards: In 2021 Blue cards will be provided to all scouts digitally in pdf format. Scouts are responsible for getting their scoutmaster's approval BEFORE beginning any merit badge.

Unit Sign-up Instructions

 



The Council website is set up for individual or group registrations

Go to: https://www.nega-bsa.org/swaar

to register. 


Unit Payment Instructions

All registrations must be paid at time of sign-up.

Due to the extremely high nationwide demand for online merit badge instruction, No seats will be held for any other payment type.

Directions

You will get a link to the meeting during the last week before the class begins. You must provide an email address for a parent or adult leader, as well as the scout.

Youth Protection guidelines require NO One-on- One contact between adult leaders and youth. A second adult must always be included on any email or videoconference. If a second adult is not in the meeting, the counselor will end the meeting immediately.

It is the responsibility of every parent to make sure their child is not in a meeting alone with an adult.

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