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Merit Badge Academy

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North Star Spring Camporee &

Merit Badge Academy

June 2-4, 2023

Franck Road Campsite, Caswell, Maine

We're excited to announce that the North Star District will be hosting a Merit Badge Academy June 2-4, 2023 at a new location! Please join us on the Franck Road in Caswell, Maine for a weekend of camping and fun! This location offers 3 cabins for classes, a pond for fishing, hiking trails, gaga ball pit, open area for camping and more.

Click here to download your packet of information

Scouts interested in the Hiking Merit Badge should also download this booklet with notes from the Counselor. Refer to the prerequisites in the event packet for more details.

Click here to register your scouts



5 - 9 pm - Check-in and camp setup
10 pm - Lights out

8 am - 12 pm - Morning class
12 - 1 pm - Lunch break
1 - 5 pm - Afternoon class
5 - 7 pm - Supper break
7 - 9 pm - Campfire
10 pm - Lights out

8 am - 12 pm - Morning class
12 - 1 pm - Lunch break and camp cleanup
Troops may request campsite inspection and leave anytime after their classes and 2 pm

Registration Information

  • Registration fee is $20 per scout/leader.

  • Payment will be accepted at the event. Visit the check-in cabin upon arrival.

  • Each troop will be setting up camp in usual Camporee format and provide their own meals

  • Attire - Class A or B during the day, Class A for Campfire in the evening

  • There is a water source at camp that was approved as potable last year. They will be testing it again
    before our event to ensure that it’s still potable. I will keep leaders posted but bringing at least some of your own water may be a good idea anyway.

  • Scouts must bring a notebook and pen/pencil to classes

  • Scouts need to bring a BLUE CARD for each class they plan to attend for the counselor to complete

  • Classes are selected during registration

  • Scoutmasters (or their designee) should register each scout in the troop that plans to attend

  • Some class sizes are limited and are on a first come, first served basis

  • Classes may fill up quickly. Avoid disappointment and register early

  • Be aware of prerequisites for some merit badge classes (see list). Please help your scouts prepare.

  • Troops should remember to follow YPT guidelines and have 2 deep leadership overnight. If female scouts are attending, please be sure to meet female leadership guidelines.

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