Thursday, January 2, 2020

2020 Troop 9 Merit Badge Seminar

We ​are ​very ​pleased ​to ​announce ​the ​Troop ​9 ​Merit ​Badge ​Seminar at Holy Cross School, Champaign, IL on March 6-7, 2020.  Registration will open on Monday January 20, 2020.

To view the class schedule click here.
To view the requirements covered in class, please click here.

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

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

Troop ​9

We are excited to have EventBrite as our registration provider.  The new platform should help simplify the registration process.  You will need an EventBrite login to register.  You can use an existing EventBrite login or create a login at anytime before registration opens. 

Create an EventBrite account
Recommended prior to registration opening

  1. Go to eventbrite.com
  2. Click ‘Sign In’ in the upper right corner. 
  3. Enter your email address and click ‘Get Started’.
  4. Confirm your email, enter your name and a password. 
  5. Click Sign Up. This will take you to the EventBrite main page and you will be signed in.


Before you register your troop
Before registering please read and understand the guidelines below.

To ​register ​your ​troop ​you ​must ​identify ​one ​person ​to ​register ​your ​entire ​group. ​ ​All ​fees ​will ​be ​combined ​and ​billed ​under ​this ​registration. ​ ​Only ​the ​adult ​designated ​by ​your ​troop ​​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 ​class selection
5. ​Attending ​adult ​names, ​cell ​phone ​number, ​email 
6. ​Attending ​adult ​class selections 
7. Attending ​adult ​volunteer names
8. Names of on-site ​adults ​who ​are ​not ​registering ​for ​classes ​or ​volunteering 

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 ​their ​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 ​​menus ​until ​they ​are ​full.  Registration closes February 17, 2020.

COST:
Adults attending classes: $30  (includes lunch)
Adults volunteering: $5 (includes lunch)
Adults not attending classes: $5 (includes lunch)
Scouts before Feb 17: $35
Scouts after Feb 17: $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 classes will not be allowed.

FRIDAY OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS:
Be sure to select the overnight option when registering
$5 per person
The school facility is available for Troops needing Friday night accommodations.
Bring your own sleeping gear.
Shower facilities are not 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.


Troop 9 Merit Badge Seminar Registration Instructions
Registration opens Monday, January 20 at 6 AM.
Any registrations entered before January 20, will be deleted when the system goes live.

Sign In to EventBrite
  1. Go to the registration page - the link will be posted at www.hctroop9.org.
  2. Sign in using your EventBrite account
  3. Click the Sign In button in the upper right hand corner of the page
  4. Sign in using your EventBrite account
  • The Sign In button will change to a little person icon
  • You will be redirected to the Troop 9 MBS registration page when you are properly signed in.
  • Your session is valid for 90 minutes.  Please make sure you have completed registration within that time.

Create Your Troop
  1. Click on the Register button.
  2. Create your group. 
  3. Click the ‘Create your group’ button. 
  4. Use your council name and troop number for the group name.
    *Format group name as: ‘Prairielands - Troop 9’.
  5. Click ‘Create a group’ to proceed.
 
Select your Scout and Adult Tickets
These are your “spots” at the MBS.  You will select classes for each individual in following steps.  
  1. Scroll through and enter the number of each type of registration (Scouts and adults).  *If you plan to stay overnight, use overnight ticket options (Scouts and adults). 
    *For adults taking CPR, use ‘Adult Leader attending CPR class’ ticket options.
  2. When you are finished click ‘Checkout’ to proceed to class selection.  

Reminder regarding adult attendance:
  • All ​adults must ​register if they are going to be on site. ​ ​
  • Each ​Troop must have at least two adults ​registered ​and ​in ​attendance.
  • ​Scouts ​attending ​individually ​must ​have ​an ​adult ​registered ​and ​in ​attendance.
  • ​Any ​adult ​taking ​​class ​must be registered ​for the class. 
  • Each troop is asked to register at least one adult as a volunteer.


Enter Troop Contact and Payment Info
  1. Enter Troop contact information. 
    *This is your primary Troop contact 
    for registration & payment questions and where we will send your troop advancement records.

  2. Enter Payment method. - ‘Pay by Credit or Debit’ new this year!


Enter Attendee Info and Select Classes
  1. Enter First and Last name - No nicknames or placeholders
  2. Enter Troop Contact email (from above) - Do not enter individual personal email
  3. Enter Council and Troop Number
  4. Select class choices from dropdowns 
  5. Enter special needs / dietary needs

NOTE:
  • Eagle-required classes fill up quickly.  
  • If you select a 4-hour class, select ‘None’ for the corresponding 10am or 3pm class. 
  • Use the ‘Copy data from Other attendee’ dropdown option to speed up registration.  This will copy all registration information from another attendee in your group.  You will need to change First name, Last name, and class selections of the new attendee.


Complete the Registration
When you are finished entering all attendees,  click ‘Place Order’ to complete your registration. 


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