March 15th and April 12th

Terrific opportunity for all Scouts in the Blue Ridge Mountains Council. Two Saturdays dedicated to completion of merit badges. Some offered for first time, many Eagle required. Largest Merit Badge College yet. 700 class seats. 40+ classes offered.

Council-Wide Merit Badge College 2014
Co-hosted by Big Lick and V-Da-Li Districts

Welcome To Merit Badge College

Registration is done by Troop only using the on-line registration system. Registration is required for Scouts taking merit badge classes, Scouts taking rank advancement classes, adults taking training classes, and for lunch. Registration opens January 27th and closes March 2nd. Troops who have provided merit badge counselors may register one week early beginning on January 20th. Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis; Troops may waitlist a Scout or adult if a class is full. Walk-in registration on the day of the Merit Badge College can be done on a space available basis. Classes have a minimum size of five people and a maximum size; see Class List.

Classes

Classes: The Merit Badge College is being held at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, 225 Middle School Road, Rocky Mount, VA 24151. Troop check-in begins at 7:45am, opening ceremonies are at 8:45am, and classes run from 9:00am to 4:10pm. Classes will be conducted in either 1.5 hour or 3.0 hour sessions each Saturday. Attendance is required on both Saturdays for merit badge and rank advancement classes, and either Saturday for adult classes.

Adult

An adult leader from each Troop must remain at the Merit Badge College and be responsible for their Scouts. All adults at the Merit Badge College will be asked to assist counselors in their classes. Adults may choose to take adult training; see Class List.

Merit Badges

Scouts may choose to take merit badge classes. Only Scouts who complete all merit badge requirements as officially listed at www.meritbadge.org, as determined by the counselor, will have their Blue Card signed as completed; see Class List.

Advancement

Scouts may choose to take rank advancement classes; see Class List.

Lunch

Lunch, consisting of 2 slices of pizza, chips, and a drink, will be available for $5.00.

Cost

$12.00 per Boy Scout. Some merit badges require an additional fee; see Class List Class List.

Payment

Payment in full for each Troop can be made on-line with a credit card at the time of registration, or by check delivered to the Council office, or by check at the Merit Badge College. The Blue Ridge Mountains Council address is: 2131 Valley View Blvd., Roanoke, VA 24012.

Prerequisites and Homework

Some merit badges require prerequisite work by the Scout prior to the first Saturday; see Class List. Homework may be assigned by some counselors for completion prior to the second Saturday.

Payment

Payment in full for each Troop can be made on-line with a credit card at the time of registration, or by check delivered to the Council office, or by check at the Merit Badge College. The Blue Ridge Mountains Council address is: 2131 Valley View Blvd., Roanoke, VA 24012.

Bring

Scouts must bring a Blue Card signed by their Unit Leader for each merit badge they have registered for. Scouts taking advancement classes must bring a Scout Handbook. Scouts must be in Class A or Class B uniforms, and they must bring a pen and notebook. Other supplies may be needed for certain merit badges; see Class List.

 

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