Hampden Sydney Merit Badge Day 2020

Hampden Sydney Merit Badge Day 2020
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Last Day To Register
2/9/2020 4:00 PM
Kirby Field House, 198 Athletic Center Drive
Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943, US
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Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia is hosting a Merit Badge College Day on Saturday, February 15, 2020, open to all Scouts BSA Troops in the Heart of Virginia Council.  Thanks to the support and involvement of the college administration, faculty, staff and community, we are able to offer a great day and merit badge opportunities taught by qualified instructors.

While you are here, we hope you will explore our 1330 acre historic campus.   Kirby Field House, 198 Athletic Center Drive. Hampden Sydney, VA-23943.


Check in for all Troops will be from 7:30am - 8:00am at the Kirby Field House on February 15th.


Registration will last through 2/7/2020 or until the merit badge classes are full.   


The cost of the event is $25 per Scouts BSA Scout and $20 per Adult Leader.  This fee includes Saturday's lunch in the Hampden-Sydney dining hall in Pannill Commons, coffee time for Adult Leaders in the Tiger Inn, an event patch and the opportunity for Scouts to attend two merit badge sessions.

Registration must be done online by a ceritified B.S.A. Adult Troop Leader.     This is a Troop event only, no provisional Scouts permitted.   All Girl Troops are required to register under their own Scouts BSA Troop number on their own registration (not to be combined with a Boy Troop).   All Girl Troops are required to have at least one registered Female adult leader on their event registration and in attendance at this event.

For more information please contact Scott Schmolesky at sschmolesky@hsc.edu Registration is by "Troop only".


Registration is only available through this registration link.  Online payment is required at the time of registration. Two Deep Leadership is required on campus at all times for each registered Scouts BSA Scout Troop and their registered scouts.  Each registration requires a minimum of  "2 Adult Leaders".  The registration will not be able to be completed without named adult leadership.  All Girl Troops are required to have at least one Female Adult leader registered for the event and in attendance.


Merit Badges Offered:  American Business, American Heritage, Chemistry(FULL), Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Crime Prevention(FULL), Dentistry,  Electronics(FULL), Environmental Science, Fire Safety(FULL), First Aid(FULL), Fly Fishing(FULL), Forestry, Geology, Law, Medicine, Scouting Heritage, Sports(FULL), and Theater(FULL).  Scouts can register for up to two merit badge classes.   ALL CLASSES are Half Day Sessions.


Pre-requisites:  Not all merit badges have pre-requisites other than to read the merit badge book.  Those that do have them are listed below:

1.      Citizenship in the Nation: Requirements 2, 3 and 8 

2.      Citizenship in the World: Requirements 3 a and 3 b.

3.      Environmental Science:  Requirements 1 and 2.

4.      Forestry: Bring items for requirement 1.

5.      First Aid: Review Merit Badge worksheet (pamphlet)

6.      Fly Fishing: Requirement 10 and proof that you have a caught a fish before. This could be testimony from an adult leader, picture, etc..

7.      Medicine:  Requirement 10.

8.      Theater:  Come prepared to discuss requirement 1 and 2.


ADULT LEADER - Wilderness Survival Seminar 9am - 4pm.   For those adult leaders registered to attend this event with their scouts, we are welcoming back Will Frank who will facilitate his Wilderness Survival Seminar!   This seminar was offered first offered last year and received rave reviews from the leaders in attendance.   There will be a focus on group bow drill construction and use.  PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER.  Half the day will be outdoors and the other half will be indoors.   Registration is required.






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$20.00 per Adult Leader
$25.00 per Scouts BSA Youth - Female
$25.00 per Scouts BSA Youth - Male
Cancellation Policy
In the case of death of an immediate family member, sickness or injury, or a military transfer we will refund all monies paid for Scouts and/or leaders of fees paid. The district must be informed 2 weeks before the event of such cancellations. Deadline for refund request is Saturday, February 1, 2020. You must notify us by sending an email to Geoff.angle@scouting.org. The Huguenot Trail District strives to provide the very best programs possible. We enter into obligations with our staff and vendors several months before the event. Cancellations during the week of the event undermine our ability to provide our quality program. Reasons such as vacation schedules, school events, and last minute changes of mind are not acceptable reasons for refunds. Scouts who leave during the event will not receive a refund. Request for refunds received after the event is over will not be honored. Yours in Scouting, Huguenot Trail District Leadership

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