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15th Annual Merit Badge Day at SUNY-ESF
Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Details

This year's Merit Badge Day will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Registration for this year's event is now closed!

We appologize for closing registration earlier than anticipated, however, we reached our 200 scouts limit. If you have any questions or concerns please contact mbd@apophi.org.

We will be offering the opportunity to work on up to three merit badges, each in a 75 minute-long session.

Please read carefully as the schedule and details have changed substantially for this year's event.

Parking and courses will be provided on-site. Due to rising costs of materials and other resources needed for this event, we are charging eleven dollars and fifty cents($11.50) per scout. This fee includes up to three merit badge classes, parking in the SU Standart lot (closer parking options will be available for those with handicap parking permits), and lunch. Leaders may attend and observe at no cost. All units are required to provide at least one adult leader per unit; if this is a problem for your unit, please let us know at mbd@apophi.org.

It is recommended that scouts come prepared with a copy of the book or at least a print-out of the requirements for the badges they intend to take. An excellent resource for that is meritbadge.org or  http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/list.asp. We will not be providing merit badge books or requirement lists.

All attending scouts are required to bring signed Blue Cards in order to work on merit badges.

Merit Badges

Click here for the list.

Please note: Traffic Safety. Traffic Safety will be taught in sessions 1 and 2 - and cannot be taken alongside Pulp and Paper.

Please note that suggested preparation guidelines are NOT all-inclusive, and the requirements should be reviewed and as much prepared ahead of time as possible.

Parking and Directions

Do not under any circumstances park in any ESF lot unless you hold a valid ESF permit. You will be ticketed and/or towed by ESF University Police if you do.

Parking for Merit Badge Day will be in Syracuse University’s Standart Lot. The entrance to this lot is at the intersection of Standart and Henry Streets, near the Carrier Dome. Registration will be held in Marshall Hall.

Please refer to the map on the link below.

Directions to Campus and Parking Information for Merit Badge Day - Includes a campus map for download.

The Schedule

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Please do not arrive prior to 8 a.m.!
Session 1: 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Pulp and Paper will begin at 8:30 a.m.)
Session 2: 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Lunch: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Session 3: 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Departure: 2:30 p.m.

Blue Cards from the event will be mailed to the Troop's designated address, as stated on the registration form.

Signing Up

This year's Merit Badge Day is open to up to 200 scouts. *We have reached our 200 scout limit - Any registrations from March 12 on are WAIT LIST registrations.*

If you have further questions in or concerns, please send an email to mbd@apophi.org.

Thank you for your interest! If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators via email at mbd@apophi.org. We look forward to seeing you in April!