Etowah Advance-a-rama

Advance-a-rama schedule: 

Registration check-in: 7:30 AM (in building D  – back of school)

Opening Ceremony: 8:30 AM

Merit Badge Classes Begin: 8:45 AM

Lunch: 12:00 PM

Merit Badge Classes Resume: 1:00 PM

Merit Badge Classes Conclude: 3:00 PM


Advance-a-rama Pricing: 

$10 Registration - Early Bird by 02/15/2024

$15 Registration - by 02/22/2024

$20 Registration - On-Site

This is a Scouting for Food - Etowah event! Please provide a non-perishable food donation to be of service to others in the community. 



  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communication
  • Cooking
  • Den Chief Training
  • Emergency Preparedness 
  • Environmental Science
  • First Aid
  • Life to Eagle Coach training
  • Personal Fitness
  • Personal Management
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Radio
  • Woodwork


You can bring your own lunch or purchase a Jimmy Johns boxed lunch for $12.

Please be advised that not all merit badges will be completed the day of the Advance-a-Rama due to the nature of their requirements.

A summary of requirements completed will be provided at the end of the event.

Requirements that are not completed the day of the event will need to be finished individually, at a later date, with a counselor for that merit badge.

The only requirements to participant are:

  • Be in their class A uniform
  • Have approval from their Scoutmaster to attend the merit badge (acknowledged with the scoutmaster’s signature on a merit badge blue card)
  • Review the merit badge requirements
  • Bring pencil/pen/paper/supplies for notes
  • Have an open mind and learn from the instructor and their Scout peers
  • EVERY attendee will need to have Medical forms to attend.  Please follow this link for more information and to access the needed forms.


Note: the merit badge may not be completed within the class. This is due to individual activities required to be performed on their own, at home, or with their unit. The Scoutmaster is aware of the tasks to be completed and it is expected that the scout youth works directly with those in their unit to complete an outstanding merit badge requirements.


Note #2: If there are any prerequisites for a specified merit badge, they will be defined within the Merit Badge Requirements.


If you would like to help teach a merit badge, please email Kathy Blackford-Knox.



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