Merit Badge Academy
Katahdin Area Council
Hosted by Troop 193
Overnight (Indoor Camping)
BEGINS Saturday - 7:00 AM
ENDS Sunday - 2:00 PM
Limestone Community School
93 High Street, Limestone, ME
EXPLORE ~ LEARN ~ ACHIEVE
**** EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS ****
The North Star Merit Badge Academy is still suspended. We will continue to hold off until we can resume indoor gatherings. We are committed to making our first ever Merit Badge Academy the best it can be! Please look for updated information to be released as it becomes available.
Thank you all for your support of this event! We were excited to see the very positive feedback from scouts, leaders and families and wish we could have offered it already but we'll hang in there and wait for the "all clear".
If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.facebook.com/NSMeritBadgeAcademy
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 email@example.com
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
Download the NSMBA Flyer for more information and a printable copy to share with Troop members.
PRE-REQUISITES: PRE means BEFORE. BE PREPARED.
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.