Merit Badge Madness
Merit Badge Madness Weekend will be at SUNY Delhi January 5-7, 2018
Registration fee is $20.00 per Scout.
A late registration fee of $25 per Scout will be applied after January 2nd.
$5.00 Per Adult (this is for the dinner on Saturday Night)
Pre-registration for merit badges is recommended
Units can start arriving Friday January 5th 2018 after 5:00pm. There will be an information meeting about the ins and outs of the event at 8:00pm for all youth and adults. If units have not preregistered, leaders can register their scouts for their Merit Badges after this meeting. There will be a limit of 15 scouts in each class. There must be a minimum of four Scouts in a class, or the MB will be canceled. Please bring copies of the Merit Badge Workbook(s) that the boys will be working on if they have done any pre-requisites. Certain Merit Badges have pre-requisites and will not be able to be completed over the weekend unless the workbook has been filled out in advance of the weekend. We will have copies of workbooks on hand also for the Scouts.
If any of your scouts are not interested in the Merit Badges offered in the classroom sessions, they may choose from the list of Walk-about Merit Badges (self-study merit badges). Information for these Merit Badges will be in designated areas. Scouts can wander the area for the information needed to complete their requirements during their free time, or during the class time if they are not interested in those offered in the classroom setting. The area will have guides to help scouts with questions.
Evening activities will include Movies that start around 8:30pm and will be held in Farrell Hall. Dodge Ball and Ga-Ga Ball will be held in the racquetball courts in Kunsela Hall.
Opening Ceremony will be at 8:45am. Merit Badge classes and Walk-about Merit Badges will start at 9:00am and go until 4:00pm
Scouts not taking part in evening activites can continue working on their Walk-about Merit Badges. The Closing Ceremony will be held on Saturday at 430pm.
Troops will have cold breakfast and check out by 9:00 am
Units Attending the Lock-in
Units planning to stay overnight Friday and Saturday should bring bedrolls or cots and sleeping bags. Units will be sleeping in the Farrell Hall Commons. Friday Dinner and Saturday Breakfast and Lunch will be the responsibility of the Units. We suggest you eat before you come on Friday - and plan cold meals for Saturday Breakfast (cereal and milk) and Lunch (sandwiches and salads). Troops should bring coolers to keep perishable items in. Propane stoves and propane will be available for outdoor use.
Update - Cereal and oatmeal for breakfast are included both Saturday and Sunday
Dinner Saturday Night from 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Prepared by Delhi’s Troop and Pack 33. Dinner is included with the registration for the Scouts and Adults.
Merit Badge Registration Information
There will be an open registration on Saturday morning starting at 8:00 am for units that did not pre-register. Also at this time Leaders can pick up the Merit Bade Workbooks for their scouts. There will be a limit of 15 scouts per class.
Leaders can sign up for Merit Badges online when registering the Troop. Class space will be on a first come first serve basis. Changes can be made at the event on Saturday morning.
Rank Skill Class
We will include morning Scout Skills classes – to cover requirements in Tenderfoot -2nd Class – 1st Class - for rank advancement.
Please let scouts who are Star Rank and higher sign up for the Eagle required Merit Badges. If there are any spaces available on Saturday, younger scouts can sign up for them at that time.
If you have any questions please email leatherstocking Council at Leatherstocking@scouting.org.?