Event Details

Troop/Pack 18 Merit Badge Conference @ Shawnee Heights High School

4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd, Tecumseh, Ks 66542

Merit Badge
2 (# badges a single scout can attend)
$30.00 (Cost to attend this event)
any scout who wants to attend (Who is invited)
Jayhawk Area

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Email Jeanice Brown (honeydo1325@att.net), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionClass FeeSeats Available
American Business AM 0 3
American Labor AM 0 0
Art PM 0 8
Aviation ALL DAY 0 8
Campsite Fri. PM 1 227
Chemistry AM 0 4
Chess PM 0 13
Citizenship in the Community* PM 0 13
Citizenship in the Community* AM 0 11
Citizenship in the Nation* PM 0 5
Citizenship in the Nation* AM 0 16
Citizenship in the World* AM 0 8
Coin Collecting AM 0 0
Collections AM 0 12
Communication* AM 0 1
Cooking* All day, at TUMC 0 7
Crime Prevention PM 0 3
Cycling* ALL DAY 0 11
Digital Technology PM 0 5
Electricity All day, at TUMC 0 0
Electronics PM 3 8
Emergency Preparedness* PM 0 0
Emergency Preparedness* AM 0 10
Engineering AM 0 17
Environmental Science* AM 0 8
Event Patch extra only 2 96
Family Life* PM 0 2
Fingerprinting PM 0 0
Fire Safety PM 0 13
First Aid* AM 0 0
First Aid* PM 0 2
FOOD Adult or extra lunch at SHHS 5 140
FOOD 1 Adults ONLY Lunch at TUMC 5 0
Game Design AM 0 0
Genealogy PM 0 10
Geocaching AM 0 5
Geology AM 0 0
Golf All day, Pick Up at COARSE 0 0
Hiking* AM 0 18
Home Repairs All day, at TUMC 0 0
Journalism PM 0 11
Mammal Study PM 0 16
Model Design and Building AM 0 13
Moviemaking PM 0 10
Moviemaking AM 0 16
Music PM 0 2
Nature PM 0 0
Painting All day, at TUMC 0 0
Personal Management* AM 0 6
Personal Management* PM 0 1
Pets lunchtime 0 0
Photography PM 0 0
Pioneering AM 0 10
Radio AM 0 9
Safety PM 0 0
Salesmanship PM 0 0
Scholarship lunchtime 0 0
Search and Rescue AM 0 5
Sustainability* PM 0 10
Sustainability* lunchtime 0 0
Traffic Safety AM 0 19
Weather AM 0 11
Wilderness Survival PM 0 10
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Sponsor Information

We are planning the 2020 conference now. Take a look at what was offered in 2019 to get and IDEA of what we could offer this year!  Watch as this site is updated.  Registration will go Live JULY 1, 2020


Welcome to the Troop and Pack 18 Merit Badge Conference

Troop 18 is part of the Buffalo District in the Jayhawk Area Council and has been providing this conference for over 9 years!

This year we offer several new Merit Badges and are also offering Eagle Merit Badges during multiple sessions! 

LUNCH time signoffs available. Camping available Friday Night.

Scouts, be prepared for your classes!

Please read through all instructions below

Please be sure to pick the correct lunch area to eat with your scouts (see below).


Event Description

Schedule:  If you attended in the past make note of the updated schedule.

7:30 a.m.   Unit Check-In Begins                                   

8:30 a.m.   Flag and Opening ceremony                                             

9:00 a.m.   Morning Classes Begin

12:00         Lunch

1:00 p.m.   Afternoon Classes Begin

4:00 p.m.   Afternoon Classes End


  • There are multiple class locations.  Transportation to or from these locations are the responsibility of the unit or scout. 

    • Main campus at Shawnee Heights High School - 4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd, Tecumseh, KS 66542

    • Tecumseh United Methodist Church (TUMC) - 334 SE Tecumseh Rd, Tecumseh, KS 66542

    • Golf MB at Lake Shawnee Golf Course - 4141 SE East Edge Rd, Topeka, KS 66609

    • Aviation MB at Topeka Regional Airport (Forbes Field) - 6510 SE Forbes Ave, Topeka, KS 66619

    • Lunch will be provided at remote locations to Scouts participants – Adults can purchase lunches during registration.  No extra lunches will be available at these locations due to logistics requirements.

  • There will not be a closing ceremony and you are free to leave after classes have dismissed. 

  • Please listen for program changes or adjustments at the opening ceremony.

General Information

  • Each Troop should plan on having leaders on site all day and provide us with their cell phone number for conference communication

  • Please provide a GOOD email during registration as some instructors may wish to contact participants with specific information prior to the conference.

  • Scout lunch is included in the registration fee. Adult lunch is available for $5.  Tickets will be in the unit envelope picked up during registration.   

  • Snack bar provided by Pack 18 during conference.

  • Scouts should wear their Class "A" uniform – except for class that require Class “B” uniforms (ie hiking, cooking, etc – see MB Prerequisites)

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the classrooms (except water in sealed containers).   

  • Use of electronic devices will not be tolerated during classroom instruction unless part of the class (see MB Prerequisites).

  • Scouts should come ready to learn.  MB Books, Pencil and paper in hand and any pre-requirements completed.  Bring worksheets if necessary.

  • Prerequisites - some Merit Badges will need outside work to complete, while others may not be completed this day.  Be prepared to show counselors proof of outside work when sign off is desired for outside items. 

Lunch Information

Lunch is provided for all registered scout participants.  Adults may purchase food tickets for $5 during registration.  Lunch will vary by location:

  • Shawnee Heights High School location – Sack lunch (Pizza, dessert and a bottle of water)

  • TUMC - lunch is prepared by the scouts in Cooking Merit Badge. No extra scout Lunches will be allowed, and a limited number of Adult Lunches are available.  Be sure to sign up for lunch during registration.

  • Aviation – Lunch will be provided at the Airport facilities.  Adults should register for lunches during registration.

  • Golf – Lunch will be provided at the golf course facilities.  Adults should register for lunches during registration.

Pack 18 will provide an on-site Snack Bar

Special food considerations – due to the number of attendants and remote locations, we are unable to offer special lunches for food sensitive people.  However, there are local restaurants that can provide special lunches for those in need.  Please contact us for a list of local restaurants. 

Merit Badge Special Information

Crime Prevention with Safety and Fingerprinting - Click here for Prerequisites

Cycling - New this year!!  Cycling as all day class.  Please click here and read carefully about the Friday check in procedure for this badge.

NOVA STEM - Start your Engines! – Click here for Prerequisites

Home Repair + Painting + Electricity - An ALL DAY THREE BADGE BUNDLE  -  Taught at Tecumseh United Methodist Church Location this is a great opportunity!

Sustainability, Pets and Scholarship – Do it yourself Merit Badges - We have counselors available to sign off these classes during lunch.  Scouts must bring all completed worksheets and documentation to our counselors.  



Has your troop done anything interesting in the last year and you want to show it off?  Do you wish to advertise a fundraiser or service project that other scouts might be interested in?  Are your scouts interested in trading or selling items they created?

If so, we would like to showcase approved projects, events, or items during lunch.  If you would like to participate, please email Rhonda at rjjrboyd@gmail.com

Counselor Information

We are very happy you are here! Thank you for participating in our conference.

We take pride in this conference and work hard to hand pick knowledgeable and professional instructors.  To help make this a great conference, we ask that all units assist our instructors in the classrooms as needed.  Please make certain that all volunteers are registered properly with BSA and all Youth Protection certifications are up to date.

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We hope you have a wonderful experience today.  If you have ANY problems or concerns, we want your feedback!

Please inform the Conference staff at the registration table or email me at Gobigredgo99@yahoo.com

Thanks Jessica Christie


Unit Sign-up Instructions

Class Sessions

Classes are designated as AM (morning), PM (afternoon), or ALL DAY.  Scouts can be scheduled for a maximum of 1 AM and 1 afternoon PM classes or 1 ALL DAY class. 

Some classes offer 2 or 3 Merit Badges in one time slot.  You will only register for one and be automatically involved with those associated with it. See Session information in the table above for information on these classes.

Please do not register a Scout for two AM (morning), or two PM (afternoon) classes!

Event Camping

Friday night Camping at Tecumseh United Methodist Church is available to units that register.  LIMITED spots available at $1 fee per Scout/Scouter.  Please register for camping when registering for classes.

Unit Payment Instructions

Payments and Fees

Registration fee for the conference is $30 per Scout including lunch

Lunch tickets are $5 for Adults.  Please register with the FOOD activity for the main campus or FOOD 1 for classes at TUMC

Fees need to be prepaid as classes fill up quickly and this will expedite check-in. 

Fees for full classes that are not paid by Aug 1st may lose their spot in the class.

When paying by check

Please note your Troop # on your payment, thanks!

Make checks payable to "Troop 18"  

Mail payment to: 


PO Box 24

Tecumseh, Ks 66542

Online Payments

New this year

We accept payments through PayPal this year. You can pay with a credit card after registering through this site.  Contact us with any issues.

Issues or Questions? call Jeanice 785-249-4521   or email: honeydo1325@att.net   


Conference at Shawnee Heights High School:

Shawnee Heights High School is located between Topeka and Lawrence Kansas. The Campus is just north from the corner of Shawnee Heights Rd & 45th Street. The High School Building is West (behind) of the Football Stadium.  4401 S.E. SHAWNEE HEIGHTS RD | TECUMSEH, KS 

Troop Camping Tecumseh United Methodist Church in Tecumseh, KS:

Directions to Tecumseh United Methodist Church   334 SE Tecumseh Rd, Tecumseh, KS 66542

From Topeka: From 6th St & SE Croco Rd corner. Travel East to SE Tecumseh Rd. Turn North onto SE Tecumseh Rd and proceed until TUMC appears on your Right 

From Lawrence: Take Hwy 40 West (also known as 6th St) to SE Tecumseh Rd. Turn North onto SE Tecumseh Rd. and proceed until TUMC appears on your Right