Lees-McRea Merit Badge College

Date/Time:

Apr 4, 2020 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Location:

Lees-McRea College
191 Main St.
Banner Elk, NC 28604

 

Read information before registering

By Online Registration Only – No Walk-ins

 

In order for a Scout to attend, registration with payment must be completed online by 12 noon on Thursday March 19, 2020.

Check-in:  8:00 am to 8:45 am

Merit Badge sessions:  9:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Cost:

Early Bird Registration through Feburary 15th - $18 per Scout includes Lunch program materials, and the event patch.  This fee is for the entire Midway whether taking one or two merit badges. Some Merit Badge options may have additional fees. Adults are $10, and include Lunch and a patch.

Registration through March 8th - $20 per Scout includes Lunch program materials, and the event patch.  This fee is for the entire Midway whether taking one or two merit badges. Some Merit Badge options may have additional fees.  Adults are $10, and include Lunch and a patch if there are enough after all youth.

Late Registration through March 19th - $25 per Scout includes Lunch program materials, and the event patch if there are enough after the base registration.  This fee is for the entire Midway whether taking one or two merit badges. Some Merit Badge options may have additional fees. Adults are $12, and include Lunch and a patch if there are enough after all youth.

 

Registration: Registration can only be made online and is not valid unless payment is included.  Early registration is suggested to insure Scouts recieve a patch, and are able to get the merit badge session(s) they want.  As merit badge sessions fill up they will be taken offline.

           

Where: Lees-McRea College, Banner Elk, NC

Check-in at the first floor lobby of the Theater

What: The Merit Badges listed below are to be offered.  Please note the maximum class size listed by each badge.  Attendance is on a first come first serve basis.  To attend you must register with payment and select the Merit Badge(s) you will work on.  Scouts should read the Merit Badge pamphlet before the college.  

  1. American Heritage – 3 hours with a maximum of 8 Scouts – offered once.  Requirements 1, 3.b, 4.a, 5.c and 6 will be covered.  The remaining requirement must be completed before or after the Midway.  If done before, bring notes and be prepared to discuss them.  Also if done before contact Counselor, Mr. Luther Jones at lthrjones@gmail.com or 828-226-6011 for permission on requirement 2 items.
  2. Citizenship in the Nation – 3 hours with a maximum of 8 Scouts.  Offered twice.  Requirements 2, 3 and 8 must be completed before or after the Midway.  If you complete Requirements 2 and 3 before the Midway be prepared to discuss them.  If you complete requirement 8 before the Midway bring a copy of your letter or email and any reply you have received.
  3. Citizenship in the World – 3 hours with a maximum of 16 Scouts.  Offered twice. Bring a note from a teacher, parent or Scout leader verifying you have completed requirement 7 or finish this requirement at a later date.  In making selections under requirement 4.c. it is suggested that 4.c.(4) The World Organization of the Scout Movement be selected as one of the two organizations
  4. Communications – 3 hours with a maximum of 16 Scouts.  Offered once.  Before or after the Midway complete requirements 5. and 8.
  5. Collections – 2 hours with a maximum of 12 Scouts – offered once.
  6. Disability Awareness – 2 hours with a maximum of 12 Scouts – offered once
  7. First Aid – 6 hours with maximum of 12 Scouts.  Be prepared to discuss your knowledge of requirement 1.  Bring the first aid kit required in requirement 2.d.
  8. Personal Management – 6 hours with a maximum of 15 Scouts.  Requirements 2, 8 and 10 must be completed before or after the Midway.  Requirement 2 takes 13 weeks so unless you have already started this, it must be completed after the Midway.
  9. Radio – 6 hours with a maximum of 15 Scouts
  10. Railroading – 3 hours with a maximum of 12 Scouts - offered twice
  11. Scouting Heritage – 3 hours with a maximum of 12 Scouts – offered once.  Requirements 5 and 8 must be completed before or after the Midway.  If done before discuss what you learned about your Troop history and bring a list of the individuals interviewed and discuss in detail what you learned from each interview.
  12. Traffic Safety – 3 hours with a maximum of 12 Scouts – offered once.

Blue cards:  Will be available at the College. Each counselor will have these for your scouts.

 

How:

Go to the Midway Registration page. Troops use this online software to sign up for summer camp so it might be easier for a Troop adult leader to register multiple Scouts from the Troop rather than individual Scouts or their parents having to learn the software.  If an individual is having trouble there may be a Troop adult leader who can provide guidance.  If a troop is registering multiple Scouts, unless other arrangements are made to make a timely payment, the payment must be made online by submitting the online registration.  If payment is not received within this time frame the registration will be voided.   Only registered Scouts will be allowed to attend.  Deadline for registration is noon on March 19th, 2019. 

 

Lunch: The lunch will be provided at Lees-Mcrea's Dinning Hall. This is included with all registrations. 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION COMING NOVEMBER 1ST

 

Position Name Telephone
Toe River District Chair Tim Holloman Email
Toe River/Nantahala District Executive James Hylemon (828) 275-3075 Email