2011 Hopkins Merit Badge College
December 3, 2011
9am - 3pm
901 S. Bond St. at Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
What is a Merit Badge College?
It is a fun way to earn a badge and meet Scouts from across the Hopkins District. We have assembled merit badge counselors and other volunteers with special talents under one roof. Scouts choose one badge to work on and complete as many requirements together as possible. You may be asked to complete some requirements in advance for your badge. Or you may have a follow-up field trip or assignment to complete, under supervision of your merit badge counselor and Scoutmaster.
HAVE FUN, LEARN, and EARN!!!
Scouts can Sign Up for One of our 5 Classes:
Architecture * Veterinary Medicine *
Public Speaking * Photography
Adult Leaders can Sign Up for:
Red Cross CPR and First Aid
(ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
Let's Gets Started:
STEP ONE: REGISTER NOW! Be sure we have a way to contact you with your Scouts' Merit Badge assignments. Space is limited. Sign up early. Registration cut off is November 28th.
STEP TWO: BE PREPARED! Scouts should complete all pre-requisites. Dress for the weather. Many badges require a walking excursion that will take your class out of RTKL and into Fells Point. It may be chilly at the waterfront.
STEP THREE: ARRIVE ON TIME! Saturday December 3rd. Check in will begin at 8:45am classes begin at 9am SHARP!
STEP FOUR: FINISH STRONG! Because 1 day is not adequate time to finish the Merit Badge be sure to challenge your Scouts to finish the requirements of their badges before Jan. 1 if possible. Complete follow-up field trips, meetings or requirements. Contact your merit badge counselor to sign off on the blue cards.
DIRECTIONS: The RTKL architecture firm’s dramatic office is at Bond Street Wharf, a high-security building on the waterfront side of Thames Street at the foot of Bond Street in Baltimore’s Fells Point neighborhood.. Enter Fells Point by turning South on Broadway from Eastern Avenue or Fleet Street. Follow Broadway to Thames Street. Turn right on Thames Street, and go to the corner at Bond Street. There is metered street parking throughout the area.
PARKING: On Thames St, you will see a PMI Parking Garage on your right. You may enter there or drive past the PMI Parking Garage to the end of Thames St. and turn right onto Caroline St. The main entrance to the PMI Garage is on Caroline. Park and exit the rear of the garage, which will put you, back on Thames. Cross over and walk to the building, along the promenade. Also: There is metered street parking throughout the area.
ENTRANCE: Enter at the RTKL library doors: Follow the plaza from Thames Street in front of Bond Street Wharf toward the water, past the main doors of the building and turn left at the waterfront end of the building. The next set of doors open into the library, all glass with a great view.
SAFETY NOTE: There is no fence or wall along the waterfront walkway. Absolutely no horseplay or running is allowed. If your group is traveling with younger siblings, they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please bring at least one adult for every three to five students.