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Merit Badge Academy’s Spring 2017 was one for the record books! The number of participants exceeded any other academy in recent memory. The Council received advance registrations of 664 Scouts, 53 adult leaders for lunch and 96 adult leaders who signed up for training. We are grateful for the many volunteers who stepped up to teach a merit badge class, help out with registration or any number of other details that made Merit Badge Academy a success. Of special note are the efforts Teresa and Ed Dadez for providing Saint Leo University as the venue and for their active involvement in planning and staging the event. Thanks also goes to Donna F. Williams and her cohort of trainers who provided great training for adult leaders.

Blue cards were distributed to to the Scouts at the conclusion of the class. If the event the name of the counselor is not legible, the roster of courses and instructors appears below. Thanks to all the Scouts who attended and the adult leaders who signed them up and showed up to help them through the process.

Class Schedule, May 13, 2017

Morning Classes: 9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
Aviation 20 Requirements 2F and 4 Darren Moore Kirk Hall/209
Cit in the Community—Session 1 20 #3, 4 and 7 and #8 presentation at MB
Academy
Lanette Edwards
Cit in the Community—Session 2 20  #3, 4 and 7 and #8 presentation at MB
Academy
Jason McCombs
Crime Prevention 20 Requirement 7B Cyrus Brown  Kirk Hall/329
Electricity 20 Requirement 2, 8, 9A and 10 David Smith St Edward/116
Electronics 15 email Teresa.dadez@gmail.com Namon Burke Kirk Hall/302
Family Life 20 Requirements 3, 4, 5 and 6B Rebecca Armstrong Kirk Hall/218
Fire Safety 20 Lee Edwards  Kirk Hall/317
Indian Lore 20 Requirement 2B Michael Hodges Kirk Hall/220
Law 20 #4 — talk to 5 people Dineen Wasylik Lewis Hall/203
Medicine 20 Requirements 7A (physician’s note) and 10 Doc Torres Kirk Hall/318
Sports 20 Requirement 5 Shawn Lindsay  Kirk Hall/219
Truck Transportation 20 Jimmy Keifer  Lewis Hall/113

Afternoon Classes: 1 —4 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
Art 20 Brenda Pasternostro Kirk Hall/202
Chess 20 Bring a chess set Lanette Edwards Kirk Hall/309
Digital Technology 20 Requirements 1, 5B, 6B, 9A Darren Moore Kirk Hall/209
Electricity 20 Requirements 2, 8, 9A and 10 David Smith St Edward/116
Electronics 15 email Teresa.dadez@gmail.com Namon Burke  Kirk Hall/302
Entrepreneurship 20 Jason McCombs  Kirk Hall/318
Family Life 20 Requirements 3, 4, 5 and 6B Jenny Wertz  Kirk Hall/218
Indian Lore 20 Requirements 1, 2, 3 and 4 Michael Hodges  Kirk Hall/220
Public Speaking 20 Requirements 4 Jennifer Combee  Kirk Hall/329
Reptiles and Amphibians 20 Shawn Lindsay  Kirk Hall/219
Safety 20 Lee Edwards  Kirk Hall/317

All Day Classes: 9 a.m.—4 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
Automotive Maintenance 20 Jose Caban Fine Arts/108
Citizenship in the Nation 20 Requirements 2A, 2C, 5 and 7 Paul Oneal SAB/203
Citizenship in the World 75 Download, printed and bring merit badge worksheet Ian Grieg  Lewis Hall/Selby
Climbing 20 Must know knots Tommy Humphies  Ropes Course
Communication 20 Requirements 5, 6 and 7B. Eric Perron and Mike Rudman  Lewis Hall/120
Cooking—Session 1 20  N/A Rick Michels  Kirk Hall/122
Cooking—Session 2 14  Requirements 4 A-E (Cooking at Home)  Kirk Hall/124
Emergency Preparedness 20 First aid MB, Emergency Kit, Plan,  Reqs 2C, 8B and 9B Richard Machin  SAB 117 A/B
First Aid 20 Bring your own First Aid Kit Keith Wetter  Library/CCICI
Fishing 20 Must know knots Richard Bon  Lakeside Pavilion
Home Repair 20 Requirements 2,3,4,5 and 6 TBD  Res Hall #6/
Multimedia Rm
Orienteering 20 Krystyn Marchese Lewis Hall/136
Personal Management 35 Requirements 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10 John Sangiorio SCC/Brdroom C
Programming 20 Cyber Chip, contact instructor, Limited to First Class and above Xavier Goss  Library/ITEACH basement
Swimming 20 Paul Mangen  Bowman Ctr Pool
Wilderness Survival 15 email Teresa.dadez@gmail.com Mark Thompson  Lewis Hall/131

Training Classes

Morning Classes: 9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Training Class Class Size Description Instructor Building/Room
Fundamentals of Training 20 Donna Williams Kirk Hall/123
Fundamentals of Unit Finance in Scouting 50 Record Keeping, Transparency, Budgeting, Fundraising. Brad Frank/Ward Bramlett SAC/Brdrm B
Merit Badge Counselor 20 David Carlson Lewis Hall/307
Scoutmaster/Ass’t Scoutmaster Specific 20 Mark Kriz Lewis Hall/207

Afternoon Classes: 1 —4 p.m.

Training Class Class Size Description Instructor Building/Room
Fundamentals of Unit Finance in Scouting 50 Record Keeping, Transparency, Budgeting, Fundraising. Brad Frank/Ward Bramlett SAC/Brdrm B

All-Day Classes: 9 a.m.—4 p.m.

Training Class Class Size Description Instructor Building/Room
Intro to Leadership: Skills for Troops, Crews and Ships 20  Note: This course is intended for Scouts who wish to learn or improve their leadership skills for troops, crews and ships. Taylor Smothers SAC/Brdrm A

 

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend our next Merit Badge Academy, currently scheduled for Nov. 4, 2017. The location of this event has yet to be determined. More information will be available on this page as the event nears.

Online Registration

Double Knot Registration Instructions

Current Course Loads

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Registration Policy

Registration for merit badge academies is done by group. Once the leader registers his group and enters the first and last name of each participant, those records will be available to that leader for future registrations. Also, unless confirmation is received in advance from the Event Director, wait listed Scouts will not be admitted to classes. Late registrations will be accepted at the door for available classes, which may be very limited, and will incur a $5 late fee per Scout.

***Prerequisites may be modified at a later date.  Many badges will have requirements that must be completed at a time other than at the Merit Badge Academy***

Refund Policy

Unless otherwise specified, all requests for activity registration refunds need to be in writing and received in the council service center at least fourteen (14) days prior to the activity. A twenty percent (20%) service charge will be assessed, unless the registration fees are being transferred to another activity in the same calendar year. Requests for refunds received less than fourteen (14) days prior to the activity will be considered for the following reasons only: * Personal illness of the registered participant * A family emergency preventing attendance The same 20% service charge will apply. If unable to notify us within the 14-day period, these types of refund requests will be granted an extra seven (7) days following the completion of the activity. Again they must be made in writing and submitted to the council service center. After that time the activity accounts will be closed and no more refunds will be given.

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