To sign up for Scouting Events please SCROLL DOWN.   The Great American Trucking Show Merit Badge Classes are Full.  Registration is closed. Registrations after July 19th will not be accepted.

GATS Registration is Closed.  Frequently Asked Questions   GATS Registration is Closed

1. Which merit badges will be taught?

Traffic Safety & Truck Transportation badges will be completed at the event based on the direction of your troop leader. The instructor will have materials to hand out and present.

2. What are the proceedures to register for the event?

You will have to register for the badge lesson with us and we will submit your name to the the Trucking Shows for the show registration. Each Scout will have to have a show badge to enter the show which we will order for you to be picked up at the lecture. There is no cost to register for the event or the show.

3. Can the entire Troop register and attend?

Yes, but each Scout must be registered individually so we can issue a unique badge to enter the show floor. Scout masters and parents are encouraged to attend. For group registrations, please email a spreadsheet containing the information below for each Scout, Scout Master, or Parent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4. What do I need to bring and what is dress code?

You will need to bring Blue Cards, 1 blue card per merit badge. You should wear your uniform to the event but it's not required to attend.

5. What will I learn?

First you will earn your traffic safety and truck transportation merit badges while learning about trucking related safety items such as blind spots, stopping distances, turning radiuses, seat belts, and distractive driving concerns. You will also have a unique opportunity to visit with industry representatives to learn about trucking's new technologies and products while gaining an understanding of the importance of the trucking industry to our nation.

6.  When do the classes start and when do they end?  Will lunch be provided and what is cost?

Classes start at 9 am and end at 1 pm including a 30 min lunch period.  Lunch will be provided to Scouts only.  Extra lunches may be available.  Adult food can be purchased at the show.  There are no fees or costs for Scouts to attend the classes or lunch.


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Outstanding Drivers & Teachers

Lecomte Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy.

Trucker Buddy International has awarded Angela Lecomte, a driver for CCC Transportation located in Auburndale, FL by her teacher Amber Matts and her Healthy Learning Academy fourth grade class in Newberry Florida.
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Killian Awarded Outstanding Trucker Buddy

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Trucker Buddy International today announced that Rita Woodley and her class from Cotton Belt Elementary School in York, South Carolina have nominated their industry pen pal Gary Killian for the Outstanding Trucker Buddy award. Killian, who drives for Cargo Transporters, based in Claremont, North Carolina, has volunteered to be a Trucker Buddy for the past two school years.

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Lohr Named Outstanding Teacher

Lee Lohr is a teacher at New Century School in Verona, Wisconsin and was nominated for Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher by his long time driver Jim Stinemates, a Walmart driver domiciled in West Burlington, Iowa.
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This letter is to thank you for an absolutely wonderful experience. Trucker Don is the best pen pal we could have asked for. The children learned map skills, directions, can identify some of the states, and letter writing skills.


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