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NESA Advancement Day

Saturday, October 19 | 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Camp Vandeventer
$15 per Scout

Scouts can choose from over 15 merit badges. Merit badges can be scheduled for 2, 3, or 6 hour time blocks. Blue cards are NOT needed. They may be printed out from your original registration online beginning the Friday after NESA day.

It is the Troop and/or parent’s responsibility to provide adult leadership for Scouts while they are in camp. At least one Youth Protection trained adult should be at the event.


What to Bring
Scouts should bring a merit badge pamphlet, worksheet(s), notebook, pen/ pencil, and any other supplies required for each merit badge session. Special items will be listed as required in the catalog for each merit badge.

Because seating is limited in some of the program areas, an easily transportable chair is highly recommended.

Why Does NESA Charge a Fee?
The Southern Illinois Chapter of the Greater St. Louis Area Council NESA Committee provides funds for college scholarships, the annual Eagle Recognition Banquet, and other activities benefiting Scouting. All proceeds from activities such as the Advancement Day go right back into providing for these programs and college scholarships.

Can I Help With Advancement Day?
Absolutely! If you are interested in assisting with any of the merit badge sessions, registration, or other activities, please contact Terry Grime at