May 13, 2017
NESA Advancement Day will be held at Camp Warren Levis, located at 5500 Boy Scout Lane, Godfrey, IL.
Scouts may choose from over 25 Merit Badges that are offered. Blue cards ARE NOT needed for this event. They may be printed out from your original registration online beginning the Thursday after NESA day. PLEASE allow the office staff those few days to enter all of the information before you contact them asking for the blue cards.
There will be a morning and afternoon session. Some Merit Badges are one session long, some take multiple sessions.
It is the Troop and/or parent’s responsibility to provide adult leadership for the Scouts while they are in camp. At least one Youth Protection Trained adult should be on premises for the event.
7:30-8:30 AM - Staff and Scout Check In
8:45 AM - Flag Raising / Announcements
9:00 AM - Morning classes begin
12:00 -1:00 PM - Lunch: Scouts (and adults) should bring a lunch and a cup
The Trading Post will be open!
1:00 PM - Afternoon classes begin
What to Bring
Scouts must bring a merit badge pamphlet, worksheet, and other supplies required for each merit badge session.
Because seating is limited in some of the program areas, an easily transportable chair is recommended.
Why Does NESA Charge a Fee?
The Lewis & Clark Council NESA Committee provides funds for college scholarships, the annual Eagle Banquet, and other activities benefiting Scouting. All proceeds from activities such as the Advancement Day go right back into providing programs and college scholarships.
Merit Badge Sessions
Scouts may choose from Merit Badges that are offered in the course catalog. Attendance of the Merit Badge class DOES NOT guarantee completion of the Merit Badge.
NESA Advancement Day is an opportunity for the Scout to meet with a counselor to review the Merit Badge material and demonstrate his skill and knowledge in that area to the counselor.
Sessions include instruction, group discussion, demonstration, and evaluation. The Scout should be prepared to actively participate and discuss the material covered in the Merit Badge Pamphlet.
If a Scout is not prepared (not aware of the merit badge requirements) the counselor may not allow the Scout to participate.
If the Scout has completed some of the merit badge requirements, he should bring proof with him.
Can I Help With Advancement Day?
Absolutely! To make this a successful day for the boys, we need quite a bit of help. This is such a big event with so many merit badges; there are always spots that need filled or additional help to keep things running smoothly. If you are interested in assisting with any of the merit badge sessions, registration, or other activities, please contact Terry Grime at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Goodwin at email@example.com.