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The Merit Badge Academy Fall 2017 is scheduled for Nov. 4. The MBA will be at the Joe E. Newsome High School, 16550 Fishhawk Blvd, Lithia, FL 33547. The classes will be announced soon with registration to follow.

Class Schedule, Nov. 4, 2017

Online registration is OPEN! Click here to register

Morning Classes: 9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
Citizenship of the  Community 20 movie shown for reqt 5 is McFarland, USA (rated PG).  done last so if they wish to opt out
Pre-reqs: 3a + b , 7A, 7B, + 7C & 8 (do a presentation ahead of time and present it.
Jason Green TBD
Electronics 20 none required Namon Burke TBD
Crime Prevention 20 2, 6 a,b,c,pick one, 7 a,b, or c pick one, 8 f go over with parents
9 d, crime prevention checklist on workbook
Bill Masterson TBD
Indian Lore 10 1 = Research and write a report about a Tribe. Doc Hodges TBD
Veterinary Medicine 20 Requirement 6 Nicole Shearer TBD
Electricity 25 ? David Smith TBD
Graphic Arts 25 3,   4c (print/bring one copy),   6d, 7 Darren Moore TBD
Truck Transportation 20 No prerequisites Jimmy Keifer  TBD
Finger printing 25 none required Aaron Hynick TBD

Afternoon Classes: 1 —4 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
Citizenship of the  Nation 20 2:a, b, c or d,  3, 8 (Bring a copy of letter or email + know  their congressman or senator). Jason Green TBD
Electronics 20 none required Namon Burke TBD
Finger printing 25 none required Donnie Cagnina TBD
Safety 20 1, a,b,c,d, 2a,b, 8 Bill Masterson TBD
Indian Lore 10 1 = Research and write a report about a Tribe. Doc Hodges TBD
Veterinary Medicine 20 Requirement 6 Nicole Shearer TBD
Electricity 25 TBD David Smith TBD
Finger printing 25 none required Aaron Hynick TBD
Leatherworking 20 4 Bruce Kranc TBD

All Day Classes: 9 a.m.—4 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
Chemistry 12 1C, 6A & 7B Allen Mitchell TBD
   Emergency Preparedness 25 1 (1st Aid MB), 2c (Family Plan), 8b (Emergency Kit), 9b (Family Fire Plan) evidence Brought to class Richard Machin TBD
Citizenship of the World 25 Bring evidence of Requirement 7
Recommended Age limit: High School age scouts
Recommend Pre Req: take Cit of the Nation MB
bring Cit. of the World Worksheets
Ian Greig TBD
Citizenship of the World 25 Bring evidence of Requirement 7
Recommended Age limit: High School age scouts
Recommend Pre Req: take Cit of the Nation MB
bring Cit. of the World Worksheets
Ian Greig TBD
First Aid 25 2d (1st aid kit) Ed Milius TBD
Automotive Maintenance 10 2-B D E F,   4-B,   8 D,  11,    12 Tim Vargas TBD
Engineering 25 pending ? MIKE SANTIAGO TBD


***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

Adult Training Classes

Morning Classes: 9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
* Fundamentals of  Training N/A A Training program for Adult Leaders, Boy Scouts in Leadership Positions or soon to be! TBD TBD
* Troop Committee Challenge N/A Position Specific Training for all Troop Committee Members but also for anyone interested in learning what the Troop Committee does and how it functions! TBD TBD
Merit Badge Counselor Tng N/A Learn the “ins and outs” of how to do Merit Badge Counselor! TBD TBD
*Scoutmaster/ Ass’t SM Specific Tng N/A Position Specific Training for all Scoutmasters and ASMs but also for anyone interested in learning what the  SM and ASMS d and how it function within the troop! TBD TBD

Afternoon Classes: 1 —4 p.m.

Merit Badge Class Size Prerequisites/Notes Instructor Building/Room
Merit Badge Counselor Training N/A Learn the “ins and outs” of how to do Merit Badge Counseling! TBD TBD
Nova and Super Nova Training N/A Learn how to get trained to be a Nova Counselor and Super Nova Mentor! TBD TBD
* Outdoor Ethics Orientation N/A Learn how to engage your units into the pursuit of the Outdoor Ethics adventures. TBD TBD


* Please contact Donna F. Williams for questions on Adult Training: Pamperedchef.dfw@gmail.com or 813-671-4173. Thanks!

 

Online Registration

The online registration is open.  We will be sending an email with the date to all of the leaders that previously attended and also posting it on the Merit Badge Academy Facebook Group.

Double Knot Registration Instructions

 Click here to register

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.

 

***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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