Advancement Day on the USS Hornet

Event Details

April4
Saturday, April 4, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:30pm
USS Hornet Sea, Air, & Space Museum
707 W Hornet Ave # 3, Alameda, CA 94501
Scouts BSA may earn Merit Badges while Cubs enjoy activities. Participants register individually with contact information so the merit badge counselors may reach out to them. Lunch is included. Due to narrow stairways, the Hornet does not allow backpacks on board. The Hornet is allowing guests to stay over Friday night for $40 per person. No meals or program is included. If interested in a curated overnight program, contact the Hornet directly.

Activity Information

Plumbing

Audience: Youth

Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas heating, and many other purposes.

The Plumbing Merit Badge is offered in two sessions 9 AM and at 1 PM.  

Sessions
Full
Capacity: 12
Registered: 12
Title: Plumbing MB (morning)
Location: On the Pier (near stern)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capacity: 12
Registered: 9
Title: Plumbing MB (afternoon)
Location: on the Pier

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Scouts should obtain and read the Plumbing merit badge book.

Available to these Registration Types
Scout BSA

Radio

Audience: Youth

Radio is a way to send information, or communications, from one place to another. Broadcasting includes both one-way radio (a person hears the information but can't reply) as well as two-way radio (where the same person can both receive and send messages).

Radio Merit Badge is offered in two sessions.  Most of the activities and badge work are covered utilizing the equipment maintained and used by the Hornet Radio Club.

Sessions
Capacity: 12
Registered: 6
Title: Radio MB (morning)
Location: Radio Club

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capacity: 12
Registered: 9
Title: Radio MB (afternoon)
Location: Radio Room

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
none
Available to these Registration Types
Scout BSA

Citizenship in Nation

Audience: Youth

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.

Some requirements must be completed in advance, and paperwork will be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day.  The Citizenship in the Nation merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout and the minimum age is 14.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 11
Title: Citizenship in the Nation MB (morning)
Location: Ward Room (2nd Deck)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capacity: 15
Registered: 0
Title: Citizenship in the Nation MB (afternoon)
Location: Ward Room (2nd Deck)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Requirement #1 must be completed in writing (you may use the work review sheet)

Requirement #2 must be completed in writing (you may use the work review sheet).  Note that the USS Hornet is a Historical Landmark and can be used for this requirement.

Requirement #3 must be completed in writing (you may use the work review sheet).

Requirement #8 must be completed in writing (you may use the work review sheet).  You must also provide a copy of your e-mail or letter to your Congressman.

The counselor recommends that you bring the entire work review sheet with you to the session.  S/He will review written reports (additional time may be required after the session, and mail the blue card back to each Scout if necessary).

Available to these Registration Types
Scout BSA

Scouting Heritage

Audience: Youth

Working on the Scouting Heritage merit badge helps Scouts learn the history of the Boy Scouts of America. They'll learn it all - from Scouting's beginnings under Lord Baden-Powell to the history of their own troop.

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge is offered during the afternoon session.  Some requirements must be completed in advance, and paperwork may be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 0
Title: Scouting Heritage Merit Badge (afternoon)
Location: Ice Cream Parlor (sorry no ice cream!)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Requirement 5 (troop history and presentation to troop) cannot be completed at Advancement Day.  You may complete this requirement in advance of Advancement Day, and if you bring a printed copy of your presentation to A-Day and describe how you presented it to your troop, it can be signed off at the conclusion of the session.

Requirement 6 (your Scouting heritage collection) can be only be signed off if you bring at least 5 samples to Advancement Day in your tote bag, and you will be expected to show and describe the collection in a 3 minute presentation to the entire session.

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Scout BSA

Collections

Audience: Youth

Collecting can be an educational and financially rewarding pastime: a collector must educate himself about a specific subject, be able to tell which items are worth preserving, how to catalog and organize his collection, and how to evaluate the value of items.

Collections Merit Badge - Some requirements must be completed in advance (see "prerequisites"), and paperwork may be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 0
Title: Collections MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

Requirement 1 - preparing a written report/outline about your collection - this must be completed in advance, as there is no time available during the session available to complete this report.  Please prepare this report/outline with the quality one would expect for a report you submit to your teacher at school - we recommend you share this with a troop leader for review and suggestions prior to Advancement Day.

Requirements 2 through 8 - each Scout should be prepared to show samples of his collection brought aboard the ship in his tote bag - please carefully review specifics of Requirement 5.  Each Scout will have at least 2 opportunities to describe his collection to the group.

 

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Scout BSA

Disabilities Awareness

Audience: Youth

Look around at the Scouts in your unit, the members of your sports teams, and the kids in your class - you will see that each person has their own personalities, distinct interests and ideas, different physical features, and different strengths and needs.

  Some requirements must be completed in advance, and paperwork may be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day.

Please bring a hard copy of the Disabilities Awareness merit badge worksheet (available at www.meritbadge.org) to the session.

 

 

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 0
Title: Disab. Awareness MB (afternoon)
Location: Officers Dining (3rd Deck)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Many of the requirements will be completed at the merit badge session, however there are a couple that must be done before (prerequisites) to ensure the Scouts walk home with a completed blue card, and not a partial.
 
Here are the Prerequisites: #2, 4A (a or, b or, c).  
 
2. (Participants need to write a short report on their visit to the agency; the name, location, who they spoke to, how the agency helps people with disabilities, and what opportunities the agency has for employment and education).
 
Visit an agency that works with people with physical, mental, emotional, or educational disabilities. Collect and read information about the agency's activities. Learn about opportunities its members have for training, employment, and education. Discuss what you have learned with your counselor. 
 

4A. (Must visit one, and take notes and submit before the class)  We will do 4Ad at Advancement day.

Visit One of the following locations and take notes about the accessibility to people with disabilities. In your notes, give examples of five things that could be done to improve upon the site and five things about the site that make it friendly to people with disabilities. Discuss your observations with your counselor.
    1. Your school
    2. Your place of worship
    3. A Scouting event or campsite
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Scout BSA

Canoeing

Audience: Youth

Due to windy conditions, the Canoeing Merit Badge is only offered during the morning session and Scouts must be at least 13 years old.  The requirements will be completed on the water's edge at the park a short distance from USS Hornet pier.

Each Scout must bring unit leader certification indicating completion of basic swimming requirements (see prerequisite tab)

Canoeing Merit Badge session will involve all the requirements, which include canoe capsize and recovery, so participants must be prepared to get wet in cold water.

Required gear provided by each Scout includes closed-toed water shoes, swim trunks, sun protection (e.g. hat with brim and sunscreen), and drinking water

Sessions
Capacity: 16
Registered: 0
Title: Canoeing MB (morning)
Location: Meet counselor on Hangar Deck - canoeing will be off-ship

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Prerequisites

Each Scout or Venturer participating in Canoeing Merit Badge session must have basic swimming ability, with written certification (such as a letter) from their unit leader brought to Advancement Day indicating that the participant has previously and adequately demonstrated swimming ability as defined in Canoeing Merit Badge Requirement 2.

Scouts will not be able to participate in this session without BSA Swimmer qualification completed PRIOR to Advancement Day. Verification can be forwarded/emailed to pkenney1222@gmail.com by March 31.

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Scout BSA

Search and Rescue

Audience: Youth

Assisting the lost and confused is the aim of the Search and Rescue merit badge. The badge shows Scouts how to find search subjects, bring them to safety and avoid becoming lost themselves.

Search and Rescue Merit Badge - requirements should be reviewed in advance, and any paperwork may be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 9
Title: Search and Rescue MB (afternoon)
Location: Movie Projection Room - Hangar Deck

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Scouts should obtain and read the SAR merit badge book.

Requirement #10 will not be covered in class. 

Find out about three career or volunteer opportunities in search and rescue. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this professional or volunteer position. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this position might interest you.

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Scout BSA

Art

Audience: Youth

This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.

The Art Merit Badge is offered during the morning session. Scouts are asked to bring an Art merit badge worksheet (available at www.meritbadge.org) to the session. Some requirements may be completed in advance, and incomplete requirements may need to be be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 4
Title: Art MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites
If there is a particular media (e.g. pen and ink, pastels, charcoal, etc. ) that you prefer to use for requirement #4 - please bring with you to the session.
 
Requirement #6 can NOT be completed on Advancement Day - but can be completed before or after the session.

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Scout BSA

Coin Collecting

Audience: Youth

Coin collecting is one of the oldest of all hobbies. Hoards of ancient coins found in excavations indicate that coins were one of the first collectibles. From earliest times, people valued coins not only as a means of trading and storing wealth, but also as miniature works of art.

The Coin Collecting Merit Badge - Some requirements may be completed in advance  and paperwork may be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 1
Title: Coin Collecting MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

None

Available to these Registration Types
Scout BSA

Communication

Audience: Youth

This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: "Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication."

The Communication merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout so the minimum age is 14.

Some requirements for the Communications Merit Badge may be completed in advance or after the Advancement Day class.  See the Prerequisites Tab to review the requirements that can not be completed in class.  These may be signed off by the counselor when you show proof that the requirement was completed either before or after Advancement Day.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 14
Title: Communication MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

These requirements cannot be completed in class.  Please bring proof of completion of these items to your merit badge counselor at Advancement day or after in order to be signed off:

4. Interview someone you know fairly well, like, or respect because of his or her position, talent, career, or life experiences.

-  Listen actively to learn as much as you can about the person. Then prepare and deliver to your counselor an introduction of the person as though this person were to be a guest speaker, and include reasons why the audience would want to hear this person speak.

- Be prepared to demonstrate how you would call to invite this person to speak.

 

5. Attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) approved by your counselor where several points of view are given on a single issue.

- Practice active listening skills and take careful notes of each point of view (Show to your MB Counselor).

- Prepare an objective report that includes all points of view that were expressed, and share this with your counselor.  (Show to your MB Counselor).

 

7. Do ONE of the following  (Show to your MB Counselor).:

a. Write to the editor of a magazine or your local newspaper to express your opinion or share information on any subject you choose.  Send your message by fax, e-mail, or regular mail.

b. Create a web page or blog of special interest to you (for instance, your troop or crew, a hobby, or a sport). Include at least three articles or entries and one photograph or illustration and one link to some other Web page or blog that would be helpful to someone who visits the Web page or blog you have created. It is not necessary to post your Web page or blog to the Internet, but if you decide to do so, you must first share it with your parents and counselor and get their permission.

Articles:

Image:

Link:

c. Use desktop publishing to produce a newsletter, brochure, flier, or other printed material for your Scout troop, class at school, or other group. Include at least one article and one photograph or illustration.

Article:

Image:

 

8. Plan a troop or crew court of honor, campfire program, or interfaith worship service (templates will be available in class).

-  Have the patrol leaders' council approve the outline, then write the script and prepare the program.

- Serve as master of ceremonies.

 

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Scout BSA

Crime Prevention

Audience: Youth

Preventing crime, which can be as simple as reducing the opportunities for crime to occur, is far less costly than apprehending and bringing legal action against those who break the law and it helps save people from the anguish of being victims.

Crime Prevention Merit Badge is offered at 9 AM.  

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 6
Title: Crime Prevention MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

During the course we will complete requirements 1,2,3, 4a, 7a, 8 and 9.
To complete this merit badge, this scout must:
4b. Using the checklist in the merit badge book, conduct a security survey of their home and discuss the results with their family.

5. Teach their family ways to protect themselves from crime at home, in their community and while traveling (minimum 4 ways for each environment)

6c. Make a presentation regarding how to prevent crime at school to their Scout Troop or a  Cub Scout den.

Once the scout completes the first two requirements at home, parents must email me jeffmwasserman@yahoo.com to let me know that the scout met those requirements at home.  When the scout completes the third requirement, the scout’s Scoutmaster or a Cubmaster must email me jeffmwasserman@yahoo.com to let me know the scout met that requirement at his Troop or a Cub Scout Pack.

Upon receipt of these two emails I will complete and submit the blue merit badge card for Crime Prevention merit badge to the scout’s parent and scout leader for final processing.

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Scout BSA

Digital Technology

Audience: Youth

Technology has come a long way since Computers merit badge was first introduced in 1967. This badge will teach Scouts about technology in the digital age.

The Digital Technology Merit Badge - Some requirements may be completed in advance or after Advancement Day and paperwork must be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 9
Title: Digital Technology MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capacity: 15
Registered: 5
Title: Digital Technology MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Show your counselor your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip.

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Scout BSA

Dog Care

Audience: Youth

The love and interdependence between humans and dogs has endured for thousands of years. Evidence suggests that dogs and humans started relying on each other thousands of years ago. Today, dogs are our coworkers and companions. They assist search-and-rescue teams, law enforcement officers, hunters, farmers, and people with disabilities. They also play with us and keep us company.

The Dog Care Merit Badge - Some requirements may be completed in advance or after Advancement Day and paperwork must be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 5
Title: Dog Care MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

Scouts should obtain and read the Dog Care merit badge book prior to class. 

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Scout BSA

Family Life

Audience: Youth

The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. The world is rapidly changing, making today's society much more complex than ever before. As Scouts earn this merit badge, they will realize why it is important to know more about family life and how to strengthen their families.

The Family Life merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout so the minimum age is 14.

Some requirements for the Family Life Merit Badge may be completed in advance or after the Advancement Day class.  See the Prerequisites Tab to review the requirements that can not be completed in class.  These may be signed off by the counselor when you show proof that the requirement was completed either before or after Advancement Day.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 14
Title: Family Life MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

3. Prepare a list of at least five of your regular home duties or chores and do them for 90 days. Keep a record of how often you do each of them. Bring the chart with you for sign-off (See the sample Home Chore Chart at the end of the merit badge pamphlet)

4. With the approval of your parents or guardians and your merit badge counselor, decide on and carry out a project that you would do around the home that would benefit your family.

- Submit a report to your merit badge counselor outlining how the project benefited your family.

 

5. Plan and carry out a project that involves the participation of your family.

- After completing the project, discuss the following with your merit badge counselor:

a. The objective or goal of the project

b. How individual members of your family participated

c. The results of the project

 

6. Do the following:

a. Discuss with your merit badge counselor how to plan and carry out a family meeting.

b. After this discussion, plan and carry out a family meeting (with one parent, both parents and/or siblings) to include the following subjects:

1. Avoiding substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, all of which negatively affect your health and wellbeing.

Tobacco:

Alcohol:

Drugs:

2. Understanding the growing-up process and how the body changes, and making responsible decisions dealing with sex

3. How your chores in requirement 3 contributed to your role in the family

4. Personal and family finances

5. A crisis situation within your family

6. The effect of technology on your family

7. Good etiquette and manners:

Discussion of each of these subjects will very likely carry over to more than one family meeting.

 

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Scout BSA

Geneaology

Audience: Youth
Exploring your roots - where your family name came from, why your family lives where it does, what your parents and grandparents did for fun when they were your age - can be fascinating. Discovering your ancestors back through history is what genealogy is all about.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 3
Title: Geneology MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

3. With your parent’s help, choose a relative or a family acquaintance you can interview in person, by telephone, or by email or letter. Record the information you collect so you do not forget it.

4b. Obtain at least one genealogical document that supports an event that is or can be recorded on your pedigree chart or family group record. The document could be found at home or at a government office, religious organization, archive, or library.

5. Contact ONE of the following individuals or institutions. Ask what genealogical services, records, or activities this individual or institution provides, and report the results: 5a. A genealogical or lineage society 5b. A professional genealogist (someone who gets paid for doing genealogical research) 5c. A surname organization, such as your family’s organization 5d. A genealogical educational facility or institution 5e. A genealogical record repository of any type (courthouse, genealogical library, state or national archive, state library, etc.)

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Scout BSA

Architecture

Audience: Youth

Architecture is not just the special buildings like cathedrals, museums, or sports stadiums we read about or see on television; it is as normal as the homes, places of worship, schools, and shopping malls where we live, worship, work, learn, and play every day. However, architecture is more than just common shelter; building has always satisfied the human need to create something of meaning. Even the simplest form of architecture is a work of art that requires thought and planning.

Some requirements may be completed in advance or after Advancement Day and paperwork must be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 8
Title: Archecture (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

1a. Tour your community and list the different building types you see. Try to identify buildings that can be associated with a specific period of history or style of architecture. Make a sketch of the building you most admire.

1b. Select an architectural achievement that has had a major impact on society. Using resources such as the Internet (with your parent's permission), books, and magazines, find out how this achievement has influenced the world today. Tell your counselor what you learned.

4. Measure a room such as one where you live or where your troop meets. Make an accurately scaled drawing of the room's floor plan showing walls, doors, closets, windows, and any built-in furniture or cabinets. Neatly label your drawing with the following: your name, the date, what room you drew, and the scale of the drawing. (Drawing scale: 1/4 inch = 1 foot)

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Scout BSA

Drafting

Audience: Youth
Drafting is a highly refined form of drawing used to communicate ideas to engineers, architects, and craftspeople. In earning this badge, Scouts learn the importance of accuracy and simplicity in developing a drawing that shows precise details in a simple format.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 3
Title: Drafting MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites
none
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Scout BSA

Leatherwork

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $20.00

Scouts who complete the requirements to earn the Leatherwork merit badge will explore leather's history and its endless uses. They will learn to make a useful leather item using the same types of raw materials that our ancestors used; be challenged to master skills like hand-stitching, lacing, and braiding.; and learn how to preserve and protect leather items so they will last a lifetime and beyond.

The Leatherwork Merit Badge will be taught by staff from Tandy Leather. Each scout will make and bring home their own custom leather belt with buckle. 

There is an additional fee to cover the leather supplies and materials.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 7
Title: Leatherwork MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capacity: 15
Registered: 4
Title: Leatherword MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
none
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Scout BSA

Environmental Science

Audience: Youth

Scouts learn about ecology, pollution, endangered species, pollination by bees, and other environmental topics while working on the Environmental Science merit badge. They also study how parts of the ecosystem interact through repeated observation.

Environmental Science (or Sustainability) merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle so Scouts must be 14 years old or older.


Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 13
Title: Environmental Science MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Pre-requisites:  Requirements #3e, #3f and #3g.

Requirement #4 can only be completed as a post-requisite with follow-up after 04/04.

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Scout BSA

Stamp Collecting

Audience: Youth

The world's most popular hobby, stamp collecting, is enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. Through this hobby. you can experience history, art and culture. In addition, postage stamps are like tiny windows that introduce the people of the world to the country's leaders, customs, products, and environment.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 1
Title: Stamp Collecting MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

 

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Scout BSA

Sign, Signals & Codes

Audience: Youth

Scouts working on the Signs, Signals, and Code merit badge will learn about various methods of communications, including distress signals, Morse code, sign language, braille, and semaphore. They also explore maps, text message symbols, and emojis.

The Signs, Signals & Codes Merit Badge is offered during the afternoon session.  Some requirements may be completed in advance, and paperwork can be certified by the counselor following Advancement Day

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 5
Title: Sign, Signals & Codes MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
none
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Scout BSA

Personal Management

Audience: Youth
Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.
 
Personal Management is an Eagle required merit badge and Scouts must be 14 years or older..  
It is offered in two sessions one at 9 AM and another at 1 PM. 

You will be refused entry to this class if you don't meet the requirements.
Sessions
Full
Capacity: 15
Registered: 15
Title: Personal Management (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Capacity: 15
Registered: 6
Title: Personal Management (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites
- Must obtain and read merit badge Book

- Must bring meritbadge.org worksheet for merit badge

Prerequisites:
Requirements 1: Discuss and research a large purchase with family
Requirements 2: Track your budget for 13 weeks
Requirements 8: Demonstrate your understanding of time management
Requirements 9: Plan a project – might get to this today
Requirements 10: Research a Career
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Scout BSA

Electricity

Audience: Youth

Electricity is a powerful and fascinating force of nature. As early as 600 b.c., observers of the physical world suspected that electricity existed but did not have a name for it. In fact, real progress in unraveling the mystery of electricity has come only within the last 250 years.

The Electricity Merit Badge is offered in two sessions one at 9 AM and another at 1 PM.  

Sessions
Capacity: 12
Registered: 4
Title: Electricity MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capacity: 16
Registered: 10
Title: Electricity MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
- Must obtain and read Electricity MB Book

- Must bring meritbadge.org worksheet for Electricity MB

- MB Req # 2  Must bring completed Electricity Safety Hazards checklist (from MB Book) for your home

- MB Req # 8  Bring a floor plan wiring diagram of the lights, switches and outlets for a room in your home.  Show which fuse or circuit breaker protects each one

 

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Scout BSA

American Heritage

Audience: Youth
Every Scout swears to an oath that includes duty to his country. A better understanding of American heritage, the ways in which the past has lead to our present nation, is key to truly knowing what it means to be an American.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 1
Title: American Heritage MB (afternoon)
Location: Hangar Deck

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Scouts should bring a copy of the relevant merit badge book with them to the class and discuss requirement 3C with their family and do one requirement from #5.
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Scout BSA

Fingerprinting

Audience: Anyone
In earning the Fingerprinting merit badge, Scouts will learn about and use an important technique that is used by law enforcement officers, along with other materials like matching dental records and DNA sampling, to help identify amnesia victims, missing persons, abducted children, and others.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 5
Title: Fingerprinting MB (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Scouts should bring a copy of the relevant merit badge book with them to tclass
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Scout BSA

Cub Scout Activities (morning)

Audience: Anyone
Cub Scouts work on crafts, a home emergency plan and other fun!
Sessions
Capacity: 12
Registered: 0
Title: Cub Scout Fun (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Scout BSA

Citizenship in the World

Audience: Anyone

Scouts explore what it means to be a member of the global community while working on the Citizenship in the World merit badge. They learn about international law and international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the European Union. Scouts also find out about relationships between nations and the role of the US State Department and ambassadors.

The Citizenship in the World merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout and the minimum age is 14 to participate in this class.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 6
Title: Citizenship in the World (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Capacity: 15
Registered: 6
Title: Citizenship in the World (afternoon)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Prerequisites:

3b: Select a foreign country of your interest or heritage. Before Advancement Day do some online (or library) reading about this country and bring:

·      notes on the country’s geography

·      a list of 2-3 natural resources

·      notes on the climate

With the above information, be prepared to talk about how all these resources influence the economy of your country.

 

7: Select two of the five options listed, and be prepared to share for a few minutes. Photos or memorabilia are OK to use.

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Chemistry

Audience: Youth

Scouts learn about substances and how they interact while working on the Chemistry merit badge. They learn about lab safety and investigate by doing experiments. Scouts also learn about careers in fields related to chemistry.

Minimum Age 12 years old

Sessions
Full
Capacity: 15
Registered: 15
Title: Chemistry MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to this course
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Geocaching

Audience: Anyone
The word geocache is a combination of “geo,” which means “earth,” and “cache,” which means “a hiding place.” Geocaching describes a hiding place on planet Earth—a hiding place you can find using a GPS unit. A GPS (Global Positioning System) unit is an electronic tool that shows you where to go based on information it gets from satellites in space.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 4
Title: Geocaching MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

8b. Create a Scouting-related Travel Bug® that promotes one of the values of Scouting. "Release" your Travel Bug into a public geocache and, with your parent’s permission, monitor its progress at www.geocaching.com for 30 days. Keep a log, and share this with your counselor at the end of the 30-day period.

8c. Set up and hide a public geocache, following the guidelines in the Geocaching merit badge pamphlet. Before doing so, share with your counselor a three-month maintenance plan for the geocache where you are personally responsible for those three months. After setting up the geocache, with your parent’s permission, follow the logs online for 30 days and share them with your counselor. You must archive the geocache when you are no longer maintaining it.

8d. Explain what Cache In Trash Out (CITO) means, and describe how you have practiced CITO at public geocaches or at a CITO event. Then, either create CITO containers to leave at public caches, or host a CITO event for your unit or for the public.

9. Plan a geohunt for a youth group such as your troop or a neighboring pack, at school, or your place of worship. Choose a theme, set up a course with at least four waypoints, teach the players how to use a GPS unit, and play the game. Tell your counselor about your experience, and share the materials you used and developed for this event.

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Law

Audience: Youth
Earning this merit badge enables a Scout to learn about the history and kinds of laws, the purpose and methods of law enforcement, consumer protection agencies, emerging law, and careers in the legal profession.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 8
Title: Law MB

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites
The requirements that scouts should try to finish before April are:
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6(a) or 6(b)
 
6(a). Attend a session of a civil or criminal court. Write 250 words or more on what you saw. 
 
OR
 
6(b). plan and conduct a mock trial with your troop or school class. After the trial is over, discuss it with the group.
 
AND 
 
7.  Arrange a visit with a lawyer who works for a business, bank, title company, or a government agency. Find out his or her duties and responsibilities. Report what you learned.
 
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It’s not critical to do these requirements before Advancement Day. They can always complete them afterwards. I will give them a resources to complete these requirements and issue a partial completion. But if they complete these requirements before advancement day, they will be able to complete the entire merit badge on Advancement Day. 
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Veterinary Medicine

Audience: Anyone
The field of veterinary medicine in the 21st century is one of the most exciting medical professions in which to work. The skills of a veterinarian are practiced with cutting-edge technology and treatment options, and the profession offers a wide range of career choices.
Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 12
Title: Veterinary Medicine

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
- Must obtain and read merit badge Book

- Must bring meritbadge.org worksheet for merit badge

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Engineering

Audience: Youth

Engineering Merit Badge will be an all-day class.

Minimum Age: 12

Engineers use both science and technology to turn ideas into reality, devising all sorts of things, ranging from a tiny, low-cost battery for your cell phone to a gigantic dam across the mighty Yangtze River in China.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 2
Title: Engineering (all day)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Prerequisites:  1, 2

1. Select a manufactured item in your home (such as a toy or an appliance) and, under adult supervision and with the approval of your counselor, investigate how and why it works as it does. Find out what sort of engineering activities were needed to create it. Discuss with your counselor what you learned and how you got the information.

2. Select an engineering achievement that has had a major impact on society. Using resources such as the Internet (with your parent's permission), books, and magazines, find out about the engineers who made this engineering feat possible, the special obstacles they had to overcome, and how this achievement has influenced the world today. Tell your counselor what you learned.

Scouts will complete a survey as to which of the items of 5a or 5b and 6a thru f they would like to perform, There will be a choice of 3 engineering projects to choose for 6g.  

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Citizenship in the Community

Audience: Youth

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.

The Citizenship in the Community merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle Scout and the minimum age to take this class is q4.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 9
Title: Citizenship in the Community (morning)
Location: Hangar Dech

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

3. Do the following:

a. Attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; OR attend a municipal, county, or state court session.

b. Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one.

4. Choose an issue that is important to the citizens of your community; then do the following: b. With your counselor’s and a parent’s approval, interview one person from the branch of government you identified in requirement 4a. Ask what is being done about this issue and how young people can help.

5. With the approval of your counselor and a parent, watch a movie that shows how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on a community. Discuss with your counselor what you learned from the movie about what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community.

7. Do the following:

b. Pick ONE charitable organizations you chose for requirement 7a. Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization.

c. With your counselor’s and your parent’s approval, contact the organization you chose for requirement 7b, and find out what young people can do to help. While working on this merit badge, volunteer at least eight hours of your time for the organization. After your volunteer experience is over, discuss what you have learned with your counselor.

8. Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your pres-entation in front of your merit badge counselor or a group, such as your patrol or a class at school.

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Cooking

Audience: Youth

Scouts learn about food safety, nutrition, and cooking techniques while working on the Cooking merit badge. They also have to plan , prepare, and cook meals at camp, at home, and on the trail.

The Cooking merit badge is required for the rank of Eagle and has a minimum age of 14.

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 3
Title: Cooking MB (afternoon)
Location: Galley

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

4. Cooking at home. Using the MyPlate food guide or the current USDA nutrition model, plan menus for three full days of meals (three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners) plus one dessert. Your menus should include enough to feed yourself and at least one adult, keeping in mind any special needs (such as food allergies) and how you keep your foods safe and free from cross-contamination. List the equipment and utensils needed to prepare and serve these meals. Then do the following:

  1. Create a shopping list for your meals showing the amount of food needed to prepare and serve each meal, and the cost for each meal.
  2. Share and discuss your meal plan and shopping list with your counselor.
  3. Using at least five of the 10 cooking methods from requirement 3, prepare and serve yourself and at least one adult (parent, family member, guardian, or other responsible adult) one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and one dessert from the meals you planned.*
  4. Time your cooking to have each meal ready to serve at the proper time. Have an adult verify the preparation of the meal to your counselor.
  5. After each meal, ask a person you served to evaluate the meal on presentation and taste, then evaluate your own meal. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, including any adjustments that could have improved or enhanced your meals. Tell how planning and preparation help ensure a successful meal

5.Camp cooking. Do the following:

  1. Using the MyPlate food guide or the current USDA nutrition model, plan five meals for your patrol (or a similar size group of up to eight youth, including you) for a camping trip. Your menus should include enough food for each person, keeping in mind any special needs (such as food allergies) and how you keep your foods safe and free from cross-contamination. These five meals must include at least one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, AND at least one snack OR one dessert. List the equipment and utensils needed to prepare and serve these meals.
  2. Create a shopping list for your meals showing the amount of food needed to prepare and serve each meal, and the cost for each meal.
  3. Share and discuss your meal plan and shopping list with your counselor.
  4. In the outdoors, using your menu plans for this requirement, cook two of the five meals you planned using either a lightweight stove or a low-impact fire. Use a different cooking method from requirement 3 for each meal. You must also cook a third meal using either a Dutch oven OR a foil pack OR kabobs. Serve all of these meals to your patrol or a group of youth.**
  5. In the outdoors, prepare a dessert OR a snack and serve it to your patrol or a group of youth.**
  6. After each meal, have those you served evaluate the meal on presentation and taste, and then evaluate your own meal. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, including any adjustments that could have improved or enhanced your meals. Tell how planning and preparation help ensure successful outdoor cooking.
  7. Explain to your counselor how you cleaned the equipment, utensils, and the cooking site thoroughly after each meal. Explain how you properly disposed of dishwater and of all garbage.
  8. Discuss how you followed the Outdoor Code and no-trace principles when preparing your meals.

6. Trail and backpacking meals. Do the following:

  1. Using the MyPlate food guide or the current USDA nutrition model, plan a menu for trail hiking or backpacking that includes one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner, and one snack. These meals must not require refrigeration and are to be consumed by three to five people (including you). Be sure to keep in mind any special needs (such as food allergies) and how you will keep your foods safe and free from cross-contamination. List the equipment and utensils needed to prepare and serve these meals.
  2. Create a shopping list for your meals, showing the amount of food needed to prepare and serve each meal, and the cost for each meal.
  3. Share and discuss your meal plan and shopping list with your counselor. Your plan must include how to repackage foods for your hike or backpacking trip to eliminate as much bulk, weight, and garbage as possible.
  4. While on a trail hike or backpacking trip, prepare and serve two meals and a snack from the menu planned for this requirement. At least one of those meals must be cooked over a fire, or an approved trail stove (with proper supervision).**
  5. After each meal, have those you served evaluate the meal on presentation and taste, then evaluate your own meal. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, including any adjustments that could have improved or enhanced your meals. Tell how better planning and preparation help ensure successful trail hiking or backpacking meals.
  6. Discuss how you followed the Outdoor Code and no-trace principles during your outing. Explain to your counselor how you cleaned any equipment, utensils, and the cooking site after each meal. Explain how you properly disposed of any dishwater and packed out all garbage.
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Fly Fishing

Audience: Youth
Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Because it is so rich with tradition, it is a passion for millions of people. The beauty of the water, the solitude, and the skills that the sport requires have made fly-fishing very important in the lives of many notable people.
 
It will take all day to teach fly fishing with both a morning and afternoon session. 
 
One will be outdoors for setting up fly rods, casting and some ecology.
 
The other session is an indoor spot for fly tying and knots.

We can hold 6-8 per group so we could handle 12-16 total for the day.  Groups will switch stations at lunch

Sessions
Capacity: 12
Registered: 0
Title: Fly Fishing MB (all day)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

11 (and possibly 10) will not be done at Advancement Day

10. Catch at least one fish.(maybe)

11. If regulations and health concerns permit, clean and cook a fish you have caught. Otherwise, acquire a fish and cook it. (You do not need to eat your fish.)

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Programming

Audience: Youth

The Programming merit badge will take you “behind the screen” for a look at the complex codes that make digital devices useful and fun. Without programs, today’s high-tech gadgets would be little more than empty shells. But given clear instructions, digital devices can do amazing things and perform operations that would have seemed like magic to people in the past.

By the time you fulfill the requirements for the Programming merit badge, you will be able to work a little of that “magic” yourself. And you might find yourself joining the legions of young programmers who create so much innovative software. Whatever the need, somebody somewhere has written a program to answer it. You could become that somebody. Happy programming!

Sessions
Capacity: 15
Registered: 0
Title: Programming MB (morning)

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Prerequisites
- Must have a basic working knowledge of Java, Python and Slack computer languages.
- Must bring proof of Cyber-chip completion
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