Merit Badge Midway

Date/Time:

Jan 22, 2022 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Location:

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779

 

Midway Information 2022

Date/Time:

Jan 22, 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, January 22, 2022

In order for a Scout to attend, registration with payment must be completed online by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Adult leader training is listed at the bottom of this page.

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, Sylva, NC

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

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

All merit badge sessions will be in the Burrell Building.

Adult leader training will also be in the Burrell Building (see course offering at the bottom of this page).

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.

 

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. Bird Study – 3 hours with a maximum of 8 Scouts – offered once. If you have binoculars and a bird book, bring them.

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 Society – Participation is restricted at this time to youth who hold the rank of Star or Life Scout. 3 hours with a maximum of 8 Scouts – offered twice. Scouts must hold the rank of Star Scout or Life Scout. Obtain your parent’s or guardian’s permission for Requirement 6 and with the help of a parent or guardian complete Requirement 8.

4. 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.

5. 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. First Aid – 6 hours with maximum of 10 Scouts. Be prepared to discuss your current knowledge of requirements. Bring the first aid kit required in requirement 5(a) and review your Troop’s first aid kit for Requirement 5(b) and discuss with your counselor.

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

9. 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.

10. 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 January 22 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.  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 January 19, 2020.

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.

Adult leader training:

There is no fee for adult Scout leaders to attend the Midway. Those wishing to attend the Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Job Specific training are asked to contact Peggy Jones at peggypjones@gmail.com or 210-836-6561 so that enough materials will be on-hand. However walk-ins will be allowed on a space available basis. No registration is needed for this course.  Masks are required by everyone at all times while indoors.

Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Job Specific training will be run from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. All Scoutmasters and Assistants who have not taken this training should take advantage of this opportunity to learn about available resources.  Also if it has been a while since taking this training this is an opportunity for a refresher. Other adults are welcome to attend on a space available basis.

 

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

 

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