Merit Badge Day Camp
August 1st - 5th 2022
Held during the 2022 AEM Training at Mission Inn Resort, Howey in the Hills, FL
Join the Florida Environmental Health Association at our Annual Education Meeting & Training to earn a variety of merit badges.
August 1st-5th 2022
Mission Inn Resort
10400 FL-48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737
Each day we will offer a new merit badge, with classes being taught by Environmental Health Professionals
Cost: $10 per day / Adult Leaders FREE!
Monday: Citizenship in Society
Wednesday: Insect Study
Friday: Emergency Preparedness
Any scout in any type of scout troop is eligible to attend. There are no Pre-Requirements (except Insect Study) and the badges will be completed in full everyday. Blue cards will be issued to scouts upon completion of the work at the end of the day.
This is an amazing opportunity for scouts to earn a variety of merit badges and will be taught by Environmental Health Professionals from both the private industry and government agencies such as the Florida Department of Health.
Please wear Class A uniform to the event. If adults do not have a Class A uniform please wear a Class B uniform (Unit Shirt).
A full agenda complete with speaker names and topics will be available soon.
If you have any questions please contact Merit Badge Counselor and FEHA Executive Director
Michael Crea info@FEHA.org or 941-378-0914
Please read this email entirely for important information
The merit badge classes start promptly at 10am every day. Please arrive early to avoid delays in signing in. You may arrive as early as 9am.
The hotel address is:
Mission Inn Resort
10400 County Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737
When you arrive, head to the conference center to check in at event registration. DO NOT go to the hotel front desk.
Items to bring with you: Notebook, Pen, Merit badge workbook printed out (feel free to start filling in the answers if you are ready to), water bottle (we will have water refill stations) & a cheerful smile.
Items not to bring with you: Knives, outside food, video games, headphones, walking sticks, firestarters, nothing that you wouldn't bring to school. Phones are allowed to be used ONLY for merit badge research. If scouts are seen to be using their phone during the class, it will be taken away and given back to the scout at lunch or at the end of the class.
We are not responsible for ANYTHING that the scouts bring with them. Please leave valuables at home and only bring items that are needed for the class.
Behavior: This event is being held during a professional environmental health conference. Scouts are expected to be on the best behavior and abide by the scout oath and law the entire time they are at the event. Any scout that is being disruptive to the class will be removed from the class and asked to leave. If your scout is not mature enough to be left at the event by themselves, please do not leave them there by themselves.
There will be no refunds for any reason.
Lunch: Lunch is NOT provided, however it can be pre-purchased from the hotel. We have arranged for special lunches for the scouts & adults. Lunch is each day from 12pm-1pm except Thursday when lunch is 1pm-3pm. You may bring your scout off site to eat but absolutely NO FOOD purchased offsite is allowed back in the conference area. Adults may stay in the restaurant and enjoy the buffet lunch from 12-2pm.
Kids meal (Scouts under 18 only): with a choice of Chicken Fingers or Hot Dog and a bag of chips for $14
Adults Meals: Unlimited buffet served from 12-2pm and includes: Chefs Choice Salad, Soup of the Day, One Entrée, Dessert, Iced Tea for $27
Lunch can be pre-purchased on our website by clicking here or you can bring cash with you the day of the class and pay for it at registration. Scout lunch must be ordered before the class starts that day.
All meal prices include tax and gratuity
Uniforms: Please wear Class A uniform to the event. If adults do not have a Class A uniform please wear a Class B uniform (Unit Shirt).
Swimming Merit Badge: Please bring a bathing suit, sunscreen and a towel. Half of the class will be inside and the other half in the pool. To save time, please arrive in your bathing suit. You will be in the pool before you are in the classroom. Please bring a day pack to hold your personal items and clothing.
Insect Study Merit Badge: #9- Raise an insect through complete metamorphosis from its larval stage to its adult stage (e.g., raise a butterfly or moth from a caterpillar). Click here for instructions You can bring in pictures of your butterflies or you can do it after the class and email us your progress and we will email you the blue card when its complete.
If you did not have a chance to complete this requirement, we will have milkweed for sale from a local grower for $5 each. Milkweed is known for its quality to attract butterflies and will help you to complete this requirement. You may purchase these plants at registration. They will be available starting on Monday at the registration desk.
Responsibility of the leaders & parents: It is the leaders & parents responsibility to drop off and pick up their scout from the event and also to stay with them if they are not mature enough to conduct themselves with behavior expected of a scout. We will not be supervising the scouts once the class is over. It is the leaders responsibility to supervise scouts during lunch time. However the scouts will have their pre-ordered lunch from the hotel delivered to the classroom and they are allowed to eat only the food purchased at the hotel in the classroom. It is the leaders and parents responsibility to make sure that your scouts have the ability to purchase lunch. There is nothing to eat within walking distance so no scout should be allowed to leave by themselves during lunch. Please be within 15 minutes driving distance after 3pm each day. Some classes may end a little bit early. You are allowed to stay onsite and we have space for a limited number of adult leaders in some of the classes. Scouts will be allowed to use their phones to call their parents when it is getting close to the end of the class. Please advise scouts to always use the buddy system.
Volunteers: We are in need of a couple of adult leader volunteers for some of the classes. if you are interested in helping out, please contact FEHA Executive Director, Michael Crea at 941-378-0914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Info: Special Group Rate of $155
Mission Inn, 10400 FL-48 Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737
Hotel reservations can be made by following these instructions:
***Please note: The hotel has waived the $25 daily resort fee but the computer will still show it on the reservation. This WILL NOT be charged to the room. FEHA will 100% guarantee that this fee will not be charged when you pay and it will not show up on the final bill.***
Reservations over the phone:
Contact Mission Inn at 1-352-324-2024 and ask for reservations. Tell them you are with FEHA and you will get the group rate of $155 per night with no resort fee.
On Line Reservations
Here are the steps:
*Note that it will show $25.00 resort fee in template but this will not be charged.
FEHA CE Training – If you click on this when booking on line you will see this overview below:
Rates are per room per night based on single or double occupancy. Tax is additional. The resort automatically charges a nightly resort fee of $25.00+tax. This has been waived for our group. When booking online the computer will automatically add this fee to your booking. The resort will not charge that directly. A 72 hour notice of change or cancel is required to avoid penalty