Merit Badge Midway Information page (Required First)

Date/Time:

Mar 26, 2022 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Location:

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779

 

Midway Information 2022

Date/Time:

March 26, 2022  8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Location:

Southwestern Community College

Burrell Building
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779

 

Midway Information

Falling Waters District Merit Badge Midway

Read information before registering

By Online Registration Only – No Walk-ins

 

When: Saturday, March 26, 2022

In order for a Scout to attend, registration with payment must be completed online by  Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

 

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: $8.00 per Scout includes patch (plus $7.00 for Lunch if you choose it). This $8 fee is for the entire Midway whether taking one or two merit badges.

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

Where: Southwestern Community College, Burrell Building, Sylva, NC

At this time Southwestern CC requires all persons to wear masks at all time while indoors.

the Council COVID Waiver (Covid Waiver Link) must be signed by a parent and presented at Midway check-in.

Check-in at the first floor lobby of the Burrell Building.

All merit badge sessions will be in the Burrell Building.

 

The official address of Southwestern Community College is 447 College Drive, Sylva. However, the Burrell Building is on Success Drive. Directions to the campus are at:

https://www.southwesterncc.edu/scc-locations/jackson-campus-driving-directions

A detailed map of the campus is at: https://www.southwesterncc.edu/sites/default/files/CampusMap/2021%20Jackson%20Map_divisions1.jpg

Health & Safety:  Current COVID-19 recommendations from local health officials, the Daniel Boone Council and Southwestern Community College will be followed. 

  1. Southwestern Community College requires all persons to wear masks at all times while indoors regardless of vaccination status. 
  2. A COVID-19 waiver will need to be signed by each person attending and must be present at check-in. 
  3. All merit badge sessions will be in large classrooms and be limited in the number of Scouts so that social distancing will be possible. 
  4. Any person who has recently been exposed to a known COVID-19 positive person or who has any symptom that suggest a potential COVID-19 or other illness should not attend.

If you registered for the January 22 Midway, which is rescheduled to March 26 and you have not cancelled, then your registration including merit badge(s) selected and any lunch order, are still valid.  Therefore no further action is necessary.

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 by January 19. Scouts should read the Merit Badge pamphlet before the Midway. To obtain credit for work done on each merit badge each Scout must individually complete the requirements to include discussing, describing or explaining the required material.  Scouts should be aware that many of Merit Badges will be partials. Most of the requirements that must be accomplished outside of the Midway sessions are listed below.

1, 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.

2. Citizenship in the World – 3 hours with a maximum of 15 Scouts – offered once. Be prepared to discuss with your Counselor your choices in each of Requirements 3.a. and 3.b., two of the three choices in Requirement 4 and two of the five choices in Requirement 7.

3. Disability Awareness – 3 hours with a maximum of 12 Scouts – offered once.

6. Emergency Preparedness – 6 hours with a maximum of 16 Scouts. Requirements 1, 2(c), 7(a), 7(b), 8(b), and 9 must be completed before or after the Midway. Scouts who attended a recent Search and Rescue program may have completed many of these outside requirements.

7. Law – 3 hours with a maximum of 16 Scouts – offered once.

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. Soil and Water Conservation – 3 hours with a maximum of 15 Scouts – offered twice.

Blue cards: Scouts should bring to the Midway a blue card for each badge to be worked on signed by their Scoutmaster or have at the Midway the Scoutmaster or an adult leader authorized by the Scoutmaster to sign blue cards before the class. On the blue card the Scout should neatly fill out their name, address, city and troop number on the front side and the name of the badge and their name on the back side. Blue cards are not included in the registration fee but will be available for sale at the Midway for $0.50 each.

 

How to register:

On the Council Master Calendar on the Daniel Boone Council website (https://www.danielboonecouncil.org/calendar) under March 26 click on Merit Badge Midway.  First read the Information page and then go to the Registration page to select available merit badges and make payment. Several Merit Badges offered during the original registration in January are already full and not listed. The Midway uses the software used to sign up Scouts 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 help. Only registered Scouts will be allowed to attend. Deadline for registration is 4:30 pm on March 23, 2022.

Lunch:

Next to the Burrell Building is Founders Hall where there is a café available to sit and eat lunch. However there is no food service available at Southwestern Community College on Saturdays. There is the opportunity when you register to order a sack lunch with drink for $7.00. The sack lunch typically consists of a small sub sandwich (turkey or ham), chips, a large cookie and a pickle slice. Only sack lunches ordered and paid for at registration will be available. If you do not order a sack lunch, you may bring your lunch with you.  There are several fast food restaurants within driving distance but they are often busy during the noon hour.

 

Midway Questions: Contact John Mills at john.mills1946@gmail.com or 828-944-0361

 

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