February 24, 2018

Where: Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia

When: February 24, 2018 
(leave from RRPC around 6:30am)
Be at Church at 6:15am!

Cost: $20 per Scout

Food: Lunch is provided. Eat Breakfast beforehand or bring something. Bring cash for a dinner stop on the way home.

Registration opens December 11 for the Hampden-Sydney Merit Badge College Weekend. 

This is a great way for Scouts to earn two merit badges on a Saturday! Plus the boys have a lot of fun eating at the dining hall and being on the H-SC Campus.  

Please let us know what badges you want to sign up for!

The list of available badges and other information about the weekend is here.

Some merit badges have prerequisites which a Scout must complete before the day of the event, so be sure to have them completed before we go.

Please let us know ASAP what merit badges you'd like to sign up for and email us if you have any questions.

Sign up to let us know you plan to attend!

Dress: Class A


Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia is hosting a Merit Badge College February 24, 2017, open to all Boy Scout Troops in the Heart of Virginia Council.

Thanks to the support and involvement of the College administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni and the Farmville area community, we are able to offer a great day with merit badge sessions taught by qualified instructors.  The merit badges will will offer for this event are:  

American Business, American Heritage, Astronomy, Chemistry, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Crime Prevention, Digital Technology, Electronics, First Aid, Fly Fishing, Forestry, Law, Photography, Scouting Heritage, Sports and Weather. 

While you are here, we hope you will explore our 1330 acre historic campus.

Boy Scouts must be registered through their Troop.

No Provisional or individual scout registration allowed.

The fee for this event is $20 per Boy Scout and $15 for each Leader.

Tentative Schedule

7:00AM-8:00AM Check-in at lobby lower of Kirby Fieldhouse

8:15AM Assemble in Kirby Fieldhouse 

8:15-8:30AM Presentation

8:30AM Depart for 1st Merit Badge Session

8:45AM-12:00PM 1st merit badge session

12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch at Pannill Commons in Settle Hall

1:15-1:20PM Assemble in front of Settle Hall to go to 2nd Session

1:30PM-4:45PM 2nd merit badge session

4:45-5:00PM Return to Kirby Fieldhouse, Troops free to depart

Merit Badge Information

For the merit badge sessions, we will issue a Merit Badge Certificate of Completion that is accepted by the Heart of Virginia Council and B.S.A.  For Troops that require Blue Cards, that Troop must provide all of their Scouts with the completed and Troop Leader signed Blue Cards for the counselors to sign.

Each Scout is required to bring paper and pen or pencil to each merit badge session.

Each Scout is expected to live up to the Scout Oath and Law while in each merit badge session.  Any Scout not doing so will be sent back to his troop leader.

It is recommended each Scout obtain the merit badge pamphlet(s) for his chosen badges and have read it prior to the  event.

Prerequisites are required for the following merit badges:

Astronomy: Requirement 6

Citizenship in the Nation: Requirements 2 and 3

Citizenship in the World: Prior to arrival, research a recent world current event for requirement 3a. Prior to arrival research a foreign country for requirement 3b

Digital Technology: Requirements 1, 3c, 3d, 3e, 4b, 5b, 6 (bring in electronic form), 7c (bring the article) and 9. Requirement 8 states you must complete two of the five options. If you choose to do 8d or 8e you must do so in advance. 8a, 8b and 8c can be done during the session

Fly Fishing: Requirement 10

Forestry: Bring Items needed for requirement 1

Sports: Bring proof of completion of requirement 4, participating for an entire season in a team sport

Weather: Requirement 9