Merit Badge Academy 2018

The greatest opportunity for earning merit badges (outside of summer or winter camp) is almost upon us! Will you be there?

  • JANUARY 20, 2018
  • FEBRUARY 3, 2018
  • 8:00AM TO 1:00PM

Cost: $10.00 on or before December 15, 2017.
Late Fee: $15.00 after December 15, 2017.

We want all scouts to come. Scholarships are available.
Contact David Smith at the e-mail below if you need to apply for help.

All Merit Badges will be on a first come, first served basis. Please get your registration in early. We
anticipate filling all classes, especially required merit badge classes, early. Extra forms are available at
www.buffalotrailbsa.org .

Scoutmaster/ Coach/ Advisor Name and e-mail are required. Leadership should ensure scouts have not
previously earned badges prior to enrollment. All scouts must be registered with the BSA before
attending the Academy.

Registration will be processed in order of receipt. The scout will need to attend both Saturday’s to
complete the badge. One half of the requirements are taught the first Saturday and the remaining
requirements are taught the second. Homework may also be required.

A registration form without the fee will not be accepted and will not be returned. A registration form
will not be sent back. You may e-mail: odessastakeym@gmail.com to confirm registration. Schedules will
be given to each scout on the morning of January 20th. Please wear your uniform.

All badges will be taught in a group setting and may require homework. Most badges can be completed
during the Academy. Merit badge prerequisites are posted online at: www.buffalotrailbsa.org .
Enrollment will determine if a badge is offered. A minimum number of boys are required for each class.
Alternate merit badges may be substituted as needed.

Lunch (pizza) will be provided the 2nd Saturday (Feb. 3rd). Donuts and juice will be provided each
morning. Those desiring service hours are invited to help with cleanup at the conclusion of each session.
If a scout decides to only enroll in one or two badges arrangements must be made to pick up the scout
at the conclusion of those classes. Adult supervision is not available to monitor scouts outside of classes
and scouts are not allowed to roam the building.