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Troop 168 welcomes all our visitor Scouts to the 20th Annual Merit Badge College! Our past colleges have been well received with Scouts attending from 8 different councils covering 5 states. WE ARE ONCE AGAIN ABLE TO OFFER THIS EVENT FREE TO THE SCOUTS. Freewill assistance is greatly appreciated.
Registration will open December 17, 2022 at 9 AM; classes fill up quickly. PLEASE READ ALL THE NOTES BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING AND CLEAR YOUR CHOICES WITH YOUR UNIT LEADER https://tinyurl.com/yab3pcc3 . Registration will close when classes are full (usually within 2 days). The Scout will receive a confirmation email with their schedule immediately after checking out. A copy of this registration is received by the email@example.com email at the same time. Any errors or cancellations will be addressed by NBOF (New Birth of Freedom) Council.
You must attend both days; your class schedule will be the same each Saturday. We have seen a large and growing number of no shows with zero contact with the event. If your schedule doesn't allow you to attend both Saturdays, please don't sign up as you take a valuable spot particularly for badges with smaller numbers of quotas.
This event is run in accordance with all policies and procedures contained in the BSA Guide to Advancement (link verified 08/24/2022). The Merit Badge requirements (link verified 08/24/2022) can be found as linked. The registration link appears below the information we want you to read prior to registering.
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We are pleased to present this exciting event for the benefit of individual Scouts. It is solely run by volunteers for Scouts. Our commitment continues to be focused upon creating a learning environment to present the skills and training necessary to succeed and to further the Scout’s advancement goals while providing the opportunity to enjoy good fellowship and experience Boy Scouting at its best. This Merit Badge College is not a program that guarantees advancement, nor is it a ‘merit badge factory’. Unfortunately there have been parents who believe that just by attending, their child should get the MB. It is an opportunity for individual Scouts to meet with qualified counselors who help them earn the merit badges they need for advancement. Please be aware that a Scout may not fully complete the requirements for a merit badge at the college. It is the Merit Badge Counselor, however, who determines whether or not the Scout has satisfactorily completed the requirements for a merit badge. Questions about requirements completion are referred to the Merit Badge Counselor; please include firstname.lastname@example.org on the copy.