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Merit Badge Mania at Camp Norse

Merit Badge Mania at Camp Norse
Registration Begins
7/1/2023 12:00 PM
Last Day To Register
11/15/2023 10:00 AM
112 Parting Ways Road
Kingston, MA 02364, US
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WHO - This event is for Scouts BSA members to attend as individuals or with their Scouts BSA Troop. We are also looking for adults who can serve as Two Deep Leadership in all our classes.

All participants must wear the BSA Field Uniform (CLASS A) to attend.

Cell Phones - A Scout is Courteous - If you must have a cell phone, set it to silent/vibrate. Demonstrate respect for the instructors and other classmates and do NOT make, take calls or text messages during class time.

Scouts are expected to secure a MB pamphlet in advance of the MBM and to have read it.

Scouts must bring a blue MB card filled out with their personal information and signed by their Scoutmaster before attending class.

Hot Lunch Provided!

Hamburger, hot dog, salad, cookie, chips

WHAT - Merit Badge Mania at Camp Norse is an opportunity for Scouts BSA members to earn merit badges taught by experts in that field or lifelong hobbyists. Participants can attend as individuals or with a unit.

Camp Norse Merit Badge Mania is an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts in career or lifelong hobby subjects.

Want to learn more about a merit badge? Visit: https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/



WHERE - Camp Norse - 112 Parting Ways Road. Kingston, MA 02364

  • Check-in will be outside of the Camp Norse Welcome Center (first building on the left after passing under the Camp Norse gate). 
  • Parking available in the main lot in front of the Welcome Center. 

WHY - Scouts can earn unique merit badges towards their Trail to Eagle.

1.) Pick a Workshop: EXPLORE.

Talk to your parents and your Scoutmaster about which workshop to take.  But in the end, we expect you to select a topic that you truly wish to learn about.  Don’t let your only motivation be an Eagle required merit badge, get outside your comfort zone and try something new.

2.) Consider Your Age

While there is not an age or grade requirement for any merit badge, certain classes at the MBM are recommended for scouts in the 9th grade and older.  This group will include only a few badges such as Environmental Science.  In the short duration of a single day, the nature and amount of material covered in these classes will make it very difficult for a younger scout to keep up.  This can slow the pace of the class and the class will not complete the intended material. We want you to enjoy what you do here so you will do it well.   Be sure to select something age appropriate and get your Scoutmaster’s approval on a blue Merit Badge Card.

3.) Getting Ready for Merit Badge Mania (Read the book) LEARN, LEARN, LEARN

OK.  So, you have selected your workshops and registered on-line.  congratulations!  The next thing that your should do, if you have not already done so, is to get a copy of the Merit Badge pamphlet for yourself.  (Read the book)  You should read through the pamphlet so that you are completely familiar with it. In fact, (read the book) you may want to read it through more than once. (Read the book)

We do not guarantee that you will complete any badge.  Many MB Workshops will have published a list of pre-requisites in the course catalog.  These are requirements that you should complete before MBM day.  When you complete them, bring all material to class with you such as notes, pictures, writings, reports, letters.  (Read the book.) It is up to you to make sure that you complete every requirement. Even if they are not listed, some requirements may by their nature not be doable in a classroom. (Read the book.)  You should at least attempt to complete these before the MBM.  If you can do this, then you will get the most out of the workshop.  If you do not, then you won’t. (Read the book.)

4.) Blue Merit Badge Cards

Your card is your ONLY record of achievement at the MBM.  Keep it safe.  You must have with you a Merit Badge Card for every workshop.  Before the MBM, you should fill out the card with your name, address, Merit Badge and Troop information.  Your Scoutmaster should sign this card indicating that he approves you taking the class. (Read the book.)  This card will be the ONLY record of your achievement at the MBM.  Counselors are not required to keep records.  Some will but most will not.  You are responsible for your card.  Keep it safe and bring any prerequisite work that you have done (or its proof) with you. Bring your Merit Badge Pamphlet. (Read the book.)

WHEN - Saturday, September 16th 2023

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Check In Outside the Camp Norse Welcome Center

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Ceremony

9:00 AM Merit Badge Classes Begin

12:00 PM Lunch

12:45 PM Merit Badge Sessions Resume

4:00 PM Dismissal (*There will be no closing ceremony)

HOW - Registration online today!

Please come dressed in Scout uniform.

Youth Adventure Card holder - 

Youth Non-Adventure Card Holder 

Adult Two Deep Leadership

$5.00 per Adult Two Deep Leadership
$30.00 per Youth Adventure Card Holder
$45.00 per Youth Non Adventure Card Holder



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