Lees-McRae Merit Badge College


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



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



Read information before registering

By Online Registration Only – No Walk-ins


For a Scout to attend, registration with payment must be completed online by 12 noon on Friday, March 20, 2020.


Check-in:  8:15 am to 8:45 am, Parking passes to be picked up at registration

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


Cost: Fees includes Lunch and a patch for everyone, youth will also receive a Lees-McRae Ball Cap. No refunds after March 1st. 

Adults:            $ 10, includes

Scouts:           $ 15 if registered prior to February 15th **Guaranteed a patch, and Lees-McRae ball cap**

                            $ 20 from February 16th to March 15th **NOT Guaranteed a patch, or Lees-McRae ball cap**

                            $ 25 after March 16th until the cut of date of March 20th **NOT Guaranteed a patch, or Lees-McRae ball cap**


Camping:  We are seeking permission to use Tate-Evan’s park, if approved it will be First come -First serve. This is for Friday and Saturday nights.


Registration: Registration can only be made online HERE (after December 10) and is not valid unless payment is included. Early registration is suggested to insure Scouts receive a patch and can get the merit badge session(s) they want.  As merit badge sessions fill up, they will be taken offline. It is recommended to use Chrome to register your scouts.


Where: Lees-McRae College, 191 Main St W, Banner Elk, NC 28604

               Check-in at the first-floor lobby of the Theater

What: The Merit Badges listed below are tentatively going 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.  

Stricked through classes will be made available once councelors are secured. 

  1. American Business  
  2. Chemistry
  3. Chess
  4. Citizenship in the Nation
  5. Citizenship in the World
  6. Climbing
  7. Communication
  8. Crime Prevention
  9. Digital Technology
  10. Disability Awareness
  11. Drafting
  12. Electricity
  13. Electronics
  14. Emergency Preparedness
  15. Entrepreneurship
  16. Environmental Science
  17. Fire Safety
  18. First Aid
  19. Fish and Wildlife Management
  20. Fly-Fishing – Fly Fishing will have a $10 additional fee to allow scouts to make their own fly.
  21. Forestry
  22. Geocaching
  23. Insect Study
  24. Journalism
  25. Law
  26. Medicine
  27. Nature
  28. Photography
  29. Public Health
  30. Search and Rescue
  31. Soil and Water Conservation
  32. Sports
  33. Veterinary Medicine
  34. Weather

Blue cards will NOT be available at the College. Each counselor will have a form that can be given to your troop's Advancment person as proof of completed requiremnts.


How:  Go to the Lees McRae Merit Badge College Registration page HERE. 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 20th, 2019. 


Lunch: The lunch will be provided at the Lees-McRae Dinning Hall (Buffet style). This is included with all registrations. 



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