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January 7 AND February 4, 2012
Where: St Patrick’s School 87 Marsh Drive, Carlisle PA 17013
Registration Opens: October 3, 9 am (closes November 1st or when full)
The Carlisle Merit Badge College classes are now full. We are pleased to present this exciting event for the benefit of your Scouts. Our commitment continues to be focused on creating a learning environment to present the skills and training necessary to succeed and to further the Scout’s advancement goals while providing the opportunity to enjoy good fellowship and experience Boy Scouting at its best.
Merit Badge College is not a program that guarantees advancement, nor is it a ‘merit badge factory.’ It is an opportunity for Scouts to meet with qualified counselors who help them EARN the merit badges they need for advancement. Please be aware that a Scout may not fully complete the requirements for a merit badge at the college. It is the Merit Badge Counselor, however, who determines finally, whether or not the boy has satisfactorily completed the requirements for a merit badge. The Merit Badge College will use the latest requirements as specified in the official BSA publications for all merit badges. A current merit badge pamphlet is required for this event. If Scouts do not have their prerequisites completed and their book or have not read it, they will not complete the badge. No exceptions. Prerequisites and counselor contact information are posted on web site.
Scouts can sign up for a maximum of four badges but only two Eagle required ones. Experience suggests that three is the right number for most Scouts. The goal is to have Scouts finish the badges they register for so please sign up only for those you plan to work on and complete. When you register you will need your Scoutmaster name, phone and email address. Each Scout will receive an automatic receipt when you complete your registration. It has the badges/times you are signed up for but you still need to check which classroom your merit badge is being held in. Each class is 1.5 hours. Scouts are required to have their Scoutmaster approval to take any merit badge so all Scouts need to discuss their choices with their Scoutmasters prior to registration. Scouts must have signed blue cards when attending their January class. Unit leaders are responsible for providing the cards. Robotics is restricted to 20 high school Scouts only due to the equipment needed. If you sign up for Robotics and are not in high school your name will be taken off the list without notification. Truck Transportation will have a field trip in February.
Check-in will begin at 8 am each Saturday.
HERE ARE THE BADGES:
* indicates an Eagle required badge
Citizenship in the Community *
Citizenship in the World *
Family Life *
This is a Class A uniform event, please try to have Scouts in their uniform. A lot of troops don’t require full Class A’s, but strive to have Scouts in their shirts. If we should have bad weather, notification will go out via email to the address you provided at registration.