Thursday, December 20, 2018

2019 Merit Badge Seminar

Update 2/12/19
It's not too late to register!  Updated class availability can be found HERE.  Early bird registration ends 2/17 and registration closes 2/22.

Update 2/9/19
Homework for the 2019 Troop 9 Merit Badge Seminar was emailed last week.  The link to the pdf can be found HERE.  Please contact troop9mbs@gmail.com with any questions.


Update: 

The registration page is now available at https://www.regonline.com/2019meritbadgeseminart9.  

Please do not start your registration before 6 AM on Monday ​January ​21, ​ ​2019 or your registration will be deleted. 

As a reminder here is the class schedule. And before registering please make sure that you fully read the guidelines below.

If you have difficulties logging onto the link, please delete all cookies and try again. The other option is to try another computer or device that was not used to try and register.

If your email is already shown and it asks for a password from last year (and you don't remember it), just click on "start a new registration" under the email box.

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Please mail a check (payable to BSA Troop 9) to:

BSA Troop 9 
c/o Mike Clapper
1550 North C.R. 350 East
Sadorus, IL 61872 . 


Please include a copy of your invoice and make sure the check includes  An attending Adult's Name, Council name and Troop number. This will ensure that your registration is processed properly. 



Payment must be made ahead of the event.  No payments will be accepted the day of MBS.



Checks should be mailed no later than February 16th.
   

Thank you.

We ​are ​very ​pleased ​to ​announce ​the ​Troop ​9 ​Merit ​Badge ​Seminar at 
Holy Cross School, Champaign, IL on March 1-2, 2019.  Registration will open on Monday January 21, 2019.

To view the class schedule click here.

Before registering please make sure that you fully read the guidelines below.

We ​are ​very ​excited ​to ​see ​you, ​ 

Troop ​9 

To ​register ​your ​troop ​you ​must ​identify ​one ​person ​(your ​registrar) ​to ​register ​your ​entire ​group. ​ ​All ​fees ​will ​be ​combined ​and ​billed ​under ​this ​registration. ​ ​Only ​the ​adult ​designated ​by ​your ​troop ​as ​registrar ​should ​register ​scouts ​for ​MBS. ​Parents ​should ​not ​register ​their ​scouts ​independently. 

WHAT ​YOU ​NEED ​TO ​BEGIN: 
1) ​Your ​Troop ​advancement ​contact ​name ​and ​email 
2) ​Attending ​Scout ​names. ​ ​Scouts ​must ​be ​registered ​with ​their ​actual ​names, ​NO ​NICKNAMES. 
3) ​Attending ​Scout ​age, ​rank, ​and ​if ​they’ve ​earned ​the ​First ​Aid ​merit ​badge. 
4) ​Attending ​Scout ​classes 
5) ​Attending ​adult ​names, ​cell ​phone ​number, ​email 
6) ​Attending ​adult ​classes 
7) ​Attending ​adult ​volunteers 
8) ​On ​Site ​adults ​who ​are ​not ​registering ​for ​classes ​or ​volunteering 

STARTING ​YOUR ​REGISTRATION: ​With ​your ​first ​registration ​provide ​your ​name ​and ​email ​as ​the ​registrar. ​ ​Online ​registration ​will ​open ​at ​6:00 ​AM ​Monday ​January ​21, ​ ​2018. ​ ​Please ​DO ​NOT ​register ​before ​6AM. ​ ​All ​registrations ​before ​6AM ​are ​automatically ​deleted ​by ​the ​program ​when ​the ​event ​goes ​live. ​We ​have ​no ​control ​over ​this. ​ 

ADULT ​ATTENDANCE: ​Each ​Troop ​MUST ​HAVE ​AT ​LEAST ​TWO ​ADULTS ​registered ​and ​in ​attendance. ​ ​Scouts ​attending ​individually ​must ​have ​an ​adult ​registered ​and ​in ​attendance. ​ 

ADULT ​REGISTRATION: ​Any ​adult ​taking ​a ​class ​MUST ​BE ​REGISTERED ​with ​the ​troop. ​ ​This ​includes ​any ​adult ​taking ​the ​Adult ​CPR ​class. ​Class ​fee ​includes ​lunch. 

ADULT ​VOLUNTEERS: ​In ​order ​to ​follow ​BSA ​two-deep ​leadership ​guidelines ​in ​classes, ​we ​ask ​each ​Troop ​coming ​to ​the ​Merit ​Badge ​Seminar ​to ​REGISTER ​AT ​LEAST ​ONE ​ADULT ​LEADER ​to ​sit ​in ​on ​at ​least ​one ​class. ​ ​They ​will ​not ​be ​expected ​to ​assist ​in ​teaching ​the ​class, ​but ​will ​be ​there ​to ​provide ​an ​adult ​presence ​in ​addition ​to ​the ​instructor. ​ ​The ​registrar ​may ​designate ​themselves ​or ​register ​another ​adult ​as ​the ​volunteer. ​ ​Lunch ​will ​be ​provided. ​ ​Registering ​volunteers ​in ​advance ​helps ​us ​coordinate ​& ​communicate ​with ​them ​more ​effectively. ​ ​If ​a ​Troop ​has ​additional ​volunteers, ​please ​register ​them ​as ​well. ​ ​We ​thank ​you ​for ​your ​help ​in ​making ​the ​Merit ​Badge ​Seminar ​a ​success ​for ​the ​Scouts. 

ADULT ​ON ​SITE: ​All ​adults ​must ​register. ​ ​Additional ​adults ​that ​will ​be ​on ​site ​but ​NOT ​take ​classes ​and ​NOT ​volunteer ​should ​register ​as ​an ​adult ​on ​site. ​ ​Lunch ​will ​be ​provided. 

WAITLIST: ​There ​is ​NO ​WAITLIST ​on ​classes. ​ ​Classes ​will ​continue ​to ​show ​in ​the ​dropdown ​menus ​until ​they ​are ​full.

DO NOT CLICK FINISH until you have registered all Scouts and Adults in your troop

Classes will continue to be visible in the drop down lists until they are full.  Registration closes February 17, 2018.

COST:
Adults attending classes: $ 25  (includes lunch)
Adults volunteering: $5 (includes lunch)
Adults not attending classes: $5 (includes lunch)
Scouts before Feb 15: $35
Scouts after Feb 15: $40
Lunch is included for all attendees

REFUNDS: Refunds are only allowed if an attendee cancels before February 17th by 11 p.m. either by accessing your account using your password or contacting troop9mbsreg@gmail.com by email.  A service charge of $5 will be deducted from the refund amount.  Refunds will not be allowed on registrations completed after February 17.

SUBSTITUTIONS: As in past years, in the event a registered Scout is unable to attend the MBS, another Scout from his Troop may attend in his place taking his classes.  Changes to the class will not be allowed.

FRIDAY OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS:
$5 per person
The gymnasium is available for Troops needing Friday night accommodations.
Bring your own sleeping gear.
Shower facilities are no longer available.
Breakfast is included.

MEALS:
A la carte Breakfast will be available Saturday morning
Pizza lunch is provided and included in the cost.
Additional lunch items will be available for purchase.