Merit Badge College Information
Lunch: Included in cost (pizza, fruit, and a drink)
Uniform: Class A field uniform.
Registration: You must pre-register. Registration will be online only at www.pioneertrails.org. You will not be allowed to register without payment. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Schedule: Schedules will be available at the merit badge college. Participation level will determine the number of classes and the time of those classes. We reserve the right to cancel a class based on low enrollment.
7:30am - Registration: sign in and verify your schedule and to locate your merit badge classes.
8 am - Start of first class or full day class
11:30 am - Lunch
12:15 pm - Start of second class
4 pm - Classes end
Prerequisites: Go to www.meritbadge.org to download a copy of the worksheets for your classes. It is your responsibility to do the pre-requisites. If you do not bring the completed pre-requisites with you to class, you will not complete the badge at the college.
Merit Badge Pamphlets: Read the merit badge pamphlet before you come. There will not be pamphlets available for purchase at the college. Pamphlets can be purchased at the Scout Stores, online at ScoutStuff.org, borrowed from your Troop's library or borrowed from public libraries. Classes will be using the most current requirements.
Disclaimer – Scout’s Responsibility: “Blue cards” which are actually 3 page NCR paper, will be available for you at the College. All scouts that do not finish a merit badge are responsible for contacting a counselor outside of the college to complete it. The Merit Badge College is not going to be tracking what each Scout has completed or needs to work on – this is the Scout’s responsibility. Do not lose your NCR Paper.
Merit Badge Counselor Training: Come and get trained to be a better counselor and understand how to be organized in the process so you know the role of the Scout, Scoutmaster, and yourself. You may register online for this class through the Merit Badge College website.
CPR: A National Safety Council CPR class is being offered for both youth and adults. Cost is $25 for this class and all youth are considered an attendee of the college. The class is being taught by Ed Wade from Aurora Medical Team. To attend this class, please register through the Merit Badge College website.
Shotgun: This class will be taught at a gun club, not at the location of the other classes. This class will require each scout to secure transportation from home to this location and back. Further details will be forth coming. There is also a $10 additional fee for materials. If the scout has access to a 12 gauge shotgun, he should bring it, but no ammunition, which will be provided.
Tod Christensen to help or for details on the MBC.
JoLynne Conrad to get assistance with registration.
Please remember: The college is being held at a church so please respect the building. Do not enter the chapel and remember that tobacco use is not allowed. Food and drink are only allowed in the gym.
Prerequisites: Please see the Flyer for them. Remember to check this and to do them before you come to the college.
Register for the College
Register for Merit Badge Counselor Training
Register for CPR Training