Merit Badge Academy

March 28-29, 2020

Katahdin Area Council

Hosted by Troop 193

Overnight (Indoor Camping)

BEGINS Saturday - 7:00 AM

ENDS Sunday - 2:00 PM


December 16, 2019


Limestone Community School

93 High Street, Limestone, ME

North Star

Merit Badge Academy




  **** EVENT POSTPONED ****  

We've been carefully watching events unfold regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the safeguards that are being put into place worldwide. Safety must be our top priority so it's with a heavy heart that we postpone the North Star Merit Badge Academy planned for March 28-29, 2020.  


We would like to reschedule when the situation has improved. Please stay tuned for further information as it becomes available. Hopefully, the situation will be minimized by proactive efforts like this and we can have the event before summer rolls around. We'll be reaching out to Troop leaders via email to coordinate returning any payments made so far. 


Thank you to everyone who has shown so much interest in the first North Star Merit Badge Academy! We sincerely appreciate the support and thank the Merit Badge Counselors who volunteered their time for the event. We'll be in touch soon to make plans for an alternate date. 


We hope that you understand and support this decision to help keep Scouts and their families safe.


Yours in Scouting,


Kathie Beaulieu, Event Coordinator

Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 193


Limestone Community School


Registration Fee: $10 per scout
Meal Plan: $20 per person (4 meals)

The Meal Plan may be purchased separately for $20 ($5 per meal) and scouts/adults are welcome to bring their own meals. 

This is an overnight event. Indoor camping space is available in the gym. 
Please bring your sleeping gear, cots are allowed.


Registration opens December 16th and many classes will fill up quickly. Avoid disappointment and select multiple class options in case your first choice is unavailable. Please be aware of pre-requisites for some merit badge classes. 


Registration will close on Sunday, March 1st so we can prepare for the event. The dining hall staff will need time to order supplies for us too.

For even more information, visit our Facebook page at




  • 7:00 AM    Check-in at Main Entrance

  • 7:45 AM    Check-in Ends

  • 8:00 AM    Opening Ceremony & Announcements

  • 8:15 AM     Session One

  • 12:00 PM   Lunch in Dining Hall

  • 1:00 PM     Session Two

  • 5:00 PM     Dinner

  • 5:45 PM     Set up “campsites” in gym

  • 6:30 PM     Vespers in Auditorium (non-denominational)

  • 7:00 PM     Activity Time (various activities such as swimming, movie in the auditorium, outdoor bonfire, board games...)

  • 9:00 PM     Gather at “campsites” and prepare for night

  • 9:30 PM     TAPS



  • 6:30 AM      Reveille

  • 7:00 AM      Breakfast

  • 8:00 AM      Session Three

  • 12:00 PM     Lunch

  • 1:00 PM       Closing Ceremony in Auditorium

  • 1:30 PM        Pack-up and Campsite Inspections


  • No refunds will be provided after March 1, 2020.

  • For medical reasons, a request may be submitted within 1 week after the event, but a doctor’s note will be required for a refund.

  • Refund requests need to be sent to



  • All Scouts should wear a their Class A uniform or Class B Troop shirt. Other attire may be worn to classes as necessary.


  • Scouts must bring their Blue Cards, a notebook and pen or pencil

More Information

  • Download the NSMBA Flyer for more information and a printable copy to share with Troop members.

Class Information



You and your classmates will have a better experience if you are prepared before you come to these classes. Review the merit badge requirements and complete any pre-requisites before the event. Pre-requisites will be discussed in class and may require you to bring your work with you for proof of completion. Merit badge classes are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Avoid disappointment and select multiple class options in case your first choices aren’t available.

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