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2014-2015 Merit Badge Challenge Registration

Sponsored by Troop 269, Seneca District, Great Trail Council

 It is my pleasure to invite you to participate in Troop 269's Merit Badge Challenge. The Merit Badge Challenge is an opportunity for you to earn up to 3 merit badges this winter.  This event improves advancement for all attending scouts, and provides the opportunity to explore vacations and new hobbies. Emphasis is placed on those merit badges that lend themselves to an indoor or wintertime activity such as Computers, Communications, and Citizenship badges.

Space is limited and class assignments are made first come first served.
Submit you registration before 11/24/2014


       

MERIT BADGE CHALLENGE

1).  The Merit Badge Challenge will be held on the following Saturdays:
       12/6/2014, 1/17/2015 and 3/7/2015


 2).  The Merit Badge Challenge will be held at:

St. Joseph’s School, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd., Mantua, Ohio 44255

3).  Attendance is $25.00 per Scout. Pay online with Paypal, or mail checks made out to Troop 269 to:

Lesley Mitchell, 1925 Springside Circle,  Streetsboro, OH 44241


4).  The Merit Badge Challenge starts PROMPTLY at 9:00 AM.  Please arrive between 8:30–8:45 AM.

    • Each session of the Merit Badge Challenge is broken up into three class periods.

8:30-8:50        Check-in
9:00-10:20      Merit Badge Period 1
10:30-11:50    Merit Badge Period 2
11:55-12:30    Lunch (included)
12:40-2:00      Merit Badge Period 3
2:00                Cleanup

*** Each Scout works on three Merit Badges over the course of three sessions, unless they are taking First Aid, which lasts 2 periods each session.

    • The scouts will work on each merit badge they are assigned at all three sessions.
    • Scouts are expected to arrive on time and stay until dismissed by the counselor.

5).  The Merit Badge Challenge is finished by 2:00 PM each Saturday.

6).  The Official BSA Field Uniform (Class A) is to be worn all three Saturdays.

7).  On the first Saturday the scout needs to bring a signed/filled out blue merit badge card for each merit badge and a current merit badge book, or a printout of the requirements from the website, for each merit badge taken. The name and FULL address including ZIP CODE, must be written LEGIBLY on the blue cards. Some scouts print their own labels. This allows for misplaced cards to be mailed.

8).  The First Aid Merit Badge requires two class periods each session. Upon successful completion of the class the scout will earn the merit badge and obtain American Red Cross Certification with AED certification.

9).  Some merit badges require additional materials or fees. Scouts will be told on the first day of class if there are any additional fees or materials required. It is also noted on the registration website.

10). Lunch is provided and included in the cost.

11). Instructions to register can be found at http://www.troop269.org/

           or go to forms and download the PDF with the registration information

If you or your parents have any questions, please email lesleymitch@gmail.com, Troop 269.


Yours in Scouting

David Stafford, Scoutmaster Troop 269

David.stafford@roadrunner.com

Lesley Mitchell, Registration

lesleymitch@gmail.com

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UPDATED INFORMATION ON YOUTH PROTECTION REPORTING PROCEDURES  Click on the title to select the forms page where you can open a document with the most up to date information on how to report on Youth Protection Issues.

Check out this video by Scouts that explains the meaning of the Scout Law

Might be great to share with your troop !

Reminders for using the BSA Health and Medical Record

The BSA now has one health form that will cover

both youth and adult members.

  • Mandatory in 2010.
  • Everyone must fill out every year. 
  • All participants should fill out Parts A and C for any event.
  •  Part B (the physical examination) should be completed
    for events over 72 hours.
  •  Part B is also required for participation in a resident camp
    setting or when the nature of the activity is strenuous 
  •  It is important to note that the height/weight chart
     found at the bottom of Part B is followed for certain activities
  •  It is to be completed and signed by a certified
    and licensed health-care provider—physician (MD, DO)
     nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant.
  • Can be found under forms which will link to the most current form at the BSA national site

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Venture Crews 

Boy Scouts

Cub Scouts

Popcorn Info

 

    Good to Know Facts for New Scouters:

  • New scouts can earn the right to wear a special patch available at the GTC shop if they earn their First Class rank within their first year in scouting.
  • There is also an online resource of Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks. Check it out today! 

Webelos to Scout Transition

Learn how to keep your boys excited
about scouting and involved with
your area troop

PDF presentation download

Where the Sun Shines First in the Great Trail Council

 



21st. Century Scouters...

Check out the Face Book page for the district!

Click Here 

 

 



Scout Leaders!  Looking for a great way to keep track of advancement records in an easy to use format? Click here for a link to Trax spreadsheets. They are available from Tiger all the way up through Venture. There are also Training Spreadsheets, Popcorn sales sheets and way to keep track of Knot tying skills


Check out the most up to date listing of Scout Troops and contact information. Click here for the form.