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INFORMATION

Home Page last Updated 04-06-2015


Scoutmaster Bucky has proudly offered
in conjunction with Cubmaster Bob Katt
and Advisor Kodi

 over 9,250+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities and
 over 210+ Boy Scout online merit badge opportunities and
over 4,000+ Webelos activity pin opportunities and
over 1,000+ Cub Scout belt loop opportunities and
and 65+ Venturing opportunities

 to Scouts since January 2009.
 

Remember the Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared
at Scoutmaster Bucky events this is not a request, wish, or desire....
it's an expectation
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 


Scoutmaster Bucky is Brian Reiners

registered Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and Advisor in the Northern Star Council

contact number: six one two - four eight three - zero six six five
email:
 

 

REFUND POLICY

Requests for refund or cancellations will be honored anytime up to a week prior to any event or until registration for the class/event has filled / closed.

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NEWS


NOTE:  Scoutmaster Bucky is addressing reports of dead links for some of the Class Preparation Pages and is working to resolve them ASAP - keep checking back

2015 Schedule - continually updated

NEW Early release of 2015-2016 event dates (preliminary) - more to coming all the time - keep checking back (listed at the bottom)

Scoutmaster Bucky partners with Crew 777 to provide community service opportunities for Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts and any others needing service hours

Scoutmaster Bucky Mailing List (subscribe above)

NEW Scoutmaster Bucky Signs, Signals and Codes Cipher Wheel - exclusively available through Scoutmaster Bucky

NEW Personal Fitness Follow Up Opportunities - April 8 or April 11, 2015 - sign up today

NEW University of Scouting April 18, 2015 - Registration is open

NEW Scoutmaster Bucky Visit - Scoutmaster Bucky travels the US with merit badge opportunities - first one May 2, 2015 - see where Scoutmaster Bucky and Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky will be visiting.

NEW Scoutmaster Bucky Online - May classes - Registration is open

NEW Venturing Shindig for all Venturing Scouts - May 15-17, 2015 - registration is open

NEW Scoutmaster Bucky May 23, 2015 classes - Registration is open


 
Coming Soon - Scoutmaster Bucky's
Signs, Signals, and Codes Cipher Wheel



only $6.00 each
plus $1.00 shipping

scheduled to be in stock April 17, 2015
purchasing options will be available soon

 

 

APRIL 2015

 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY FOLLOW UP - APRIL 2015

 
 

PERSONAL FITNESS MERIT BADGE
FOLLOW UP CLASS

         

 

There are two dates set for Scouts to complete their Personal Fitness Merit Badge.  Whether you started this at a Scoutmaster Bucky Event in the past, Summer Camp, or somewhere else, here's you chance to get this Eagle-required Merit Badge done.

THE FREE REGISTRATION IS ONLY FOR SCOUTS THAT PREVIOUSLY SIGNED UP FOR OPTION B PERSONAL FITNESS MERIT BADGE AT A PREVIOUS SCOUTMASTER BUCKY EVENT.

Previous Participants who were Option A participants or others wishing to participate that did not begin their Personal Fitness Merit Badge as a Scoutmaster Bucky Event will need to register under the $10 Follow Up option.

Scouts need to bring any unfinished work along with their 12 weeks of Physical Training Charts and Tracking. The majority of class will be spent completing the Analysis and Review of the Scouts 12 week Physical Fitness program as well as a final testing of physical activities. This SHOULD be all that most Scouts have left in order to complete this merit badge.

Some Scouts left the first session with other requirements unsigned and this follow up session will allow Scouts to review with the Counselors these remaining requirements. Most common was the need to show the Physical Check Up as well as the Dental Check up. Just saying you did it is not enough for the counselor to sign you off on these. Please bring some sort of proof like your signed Medical Form, Dental Bill, etc.

This follow up class is NOT structured to review the entire merit badge and is meant for those needing to complete their 13 week follow up and analysis.

Proper outdoor activity clothing should be worn as these make up dates will take place rain or shine and will be entirely outdoors.  Dress accordingly.

Any questions should be directed to Scoutmaster Bucky. Two dates have been set for this opportunity, please note that there are two different locations to choose from as well.

 

Wednesday April 8, 2015   5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council - East Offices - 393 Marshall Avenue - St Paul, Minnesota 55102

 

Saturday April 11, 2015   8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Location: St Richards Church - 7540 Penn Avenue South - Minneapolis, Minnesota 55423

 

 

 

 
 

ATTENTION ALL CUB SCOUTS

SPRING FLING - UNDER THE BIG TOP

APRIL 11, 2015 - DAY CAMP

 
 

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP - SPRING FLING
UNDER THE BIG TOP

Saturday April 11, 2015
Rum River Scout Camp

 

         

 

Activities include the Midway, Tightrope, Obstacle Course, Balloons & Rings, Juggling, Clown Cars, and the Tall Man. These activities will begin promptly at 9am for the first rotation & will run for 65 minute sessions, with the last rotation ending at 3:40 pm. Closing Flag ceremony will take place at 4:00pm with checkout immediately following. There will be 2 lunch rotations. A detailed schedule & rotation map will be given out to participants at check in.

The lunch menu will be choice of corn dog or burger, animal crackers, veggies, and sno cones. Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are available as an alternative by asking at the kitchen door.

Each participant should have with them for the day: a daypack, a reusable cup, & a water bottle. A snack is recommended to have with also. Remember, this is an outdoor event, it is very important to DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!

Check in will begin at 7:30am at the Colbert Lodge. Please come prepared with a roster of participants, health forms, shooting sports permission forms and payment for anyone that did not pay online. The necessary forms needed for this event can be found at

 
www.northernstarbsa.org/forms/camping/longtermmedicalrecord.pdf
 
 
www.northernstarbsa.org/forms/camping/shootingsportspermission.pdf.

Anyone that does not turn in a shooting sports permission form will not be allowed to participate in the shooting sports activity. Checks should be made out to NSC cost center 278. Opening ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30 am.

 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/?TRSpringFling

 

 

 

 
 

NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL SPRING UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

APRIL 18, 2015 - LAKEVILLE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL

 
 
 
 
 
 
There's Something for everyone. Click here to learn more
 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/?UniversityofScoutingSpring2015

 
 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - APRIL 2015

 
 

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Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

APRIL 2015 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY

This month (April 2015) will be helping out at the North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting in North St Paul

Bring your rakes, broom, and gloves as we clean up the grounds around the Museum. This spring clean up helps the museum and gives a wonderful view to the patrons.  Rain or shine we will be doing this  So dress weather appropriate and bring your friends and family.

All waste and leaves and sticks will need to be removed from the location as they do not have disposal capacity, so if you or your family can assist with waste removal that would be great to know.
 

 

 

 
 

MAY 2015

 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ON THE MOVE  - MAY 2, 2015

HEMLOCK ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH, TAWAS CITY, MICHIGAN

 
 

 

Scoutmaster Bucky is on the move...just for the weekend.  On occasion, Scoutmaster Bucky and Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky travel outside the comforts of their Twin Cities Beaver Lodge to other parts of the greater Scouting community.

On May 2, 2015 Scoutmaster Bucky and Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky will be visiting the beautiful area of Tawas City, Michigan.  Scouts from the Tawas area, Hale, Oscoda, and beyond will gather on Saturday morning to work on their, Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge; the newest merit badge added to the BSA's offerings. 

Why not join us? Spots are limited but if you would like to join us you can, simply sign up below.

There are many wonderful things to explore on the shores of Lake Huron in the Tawas and surrounding area so make it a day or even spend the weekend.  Tawas State Park is right nearby if you want to camp overnight, plenty of motels, and even Northwoods Scout Reservation is a mere 45 minute drive; 32 miles west of Tawas City on Highway 55.

Join Scoutmaster Bucky for the first of many visits and merit badge offerings.

Finding it difficult to get a certain merit badge, want something different and engaging merit badge experience, send Scoutmaster Bucky an email.  Scoutmaster Bucky and Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky and sometimes an additional merit badge counselor may be able to visit your area and work with you and your fellow Scouts; sometimes all you have to do is ask.

 

Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge

 
 

Saturday May 2, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Hemlock Road Baptist Church - 21 South Chambers Road, Tawas City, Michigan 48763

Signs, Signals, and Codes
Merit Badge



.

Signs, Signals, and Codes  Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Signs, Signals,, and Codes Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

 
 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - MAY 2015

 
 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for May 2015 helping to deliver program through today's online technology. Participation is open to all currently registered Boy Scouts from around the US and beyond.

THESE ARE ONLINE CLASSES which require certain pre-requisites in order to participate.

Scouts must have a PC or Laptop with a reliable high speed internet connection with web cam, speakers, and phone / microphone for voice. No Tablet or Mobile device connections allowed.  Cisco webex Web Conferencing (www.webex.com) will be utilized by all. (The class weblink will be forwarded to participants 48 hours prior to the class star date and time via email)

Scouts must provide signed Blue Card via mail or email along with signed Parental and Scout Leader (Scoutmaster preferred) Consent Form in order to participate.  No exceptions.

Scouts will need to do class preparation pre-requisites to "Be Prepared" for the online class.  It is recommended whenever possible to have answers filled in electronically so that prepared answers can be easily copied and shared during the class.

Registration is per participant, not per web connection.  For more than one participant on a single web connection please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email after registering for one participant.  Maximum of three participants per web connection; two is preferred.

All counselors and staff are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Northern Star Council of the BSA and are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training. Scoutmaster Bucky and Techmaster Kirch who assist in the facilitation of these online classes are also registered Scouters who are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training.

Blue Cards will be returned via US Postal Service whether completed or partial. The online class does not guarantee completion of this merit badge, however with decent preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements could be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 1/2 hour prior to class start time to help troubleshoot connection issues for participants

Please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email if you would like to send forms and original blue card via postal mail.  Mailing address will be provided upon request but will not be posted on the website.

 
 

Tuesday
May 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGE

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:


 

 


 

Thursday
May 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGES

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:


 

 
 

ATTENTION ALL VENTURERS

NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL VENTURING "SHINDIG"  - MAY 15 - 17, 2015

STEARNS SCOUT CAMP, SOUTH HAVEN, MINNESOTA

 
 

Questions? Contact Faith Anderson: faitha@flexmation.com

Registration URL:
www.scoutingevent.com?2015shindig

 
 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2015

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

MAYFLOWER CHURCH - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MAY 23, 2015
1/2 day only
morning sessions only
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

2015 May Merit Badge offerings include:

Animal Science Chemistry Fly-Fishing Landscape Architecture
       
Plant Science Radio Soil and Water Conservation Stamp Collecting
       
 
Surveying Traffic Safety Veterinary Medicine  
       

All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:
 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks and Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  These documents take a significant amount of time to develop and are being worked on vigorously.  No guarantee is made that each class will have one or both of these available by the date of the class, however Scouts are still expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badges requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success


MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
check-in starts at 7:15 a.m.

 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Animal Science
Merit Badge



.

Animal Science Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Animal Science Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Chemistry
Merit Badge



.

Chemistry Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Chemistry Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Fly-Fishing
Merit Badge



.

Fly-Fishing Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Fly-FIshing Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Landscape Architecture
Merit Badge



.

Landscape Architecture Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Landscape Architecture Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Plant Science
Merit Badge



.

Plant Science Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Plant Science Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Radio
Merit Badge



.

Radio Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Radio Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Soil and Water Conservation
Merit Badge



.

Soil and Water Conservation Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Stamp Collecting
Merit Badge



.

Stamp Collecting Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Surveying
Merit Badge



.

Surveying Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Surveying Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Traffic Safety
Merit Badge



.

Traffic Safety Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Traffic Safety Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday May 23, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Veterinary Medicine
Merit Badge



.

Veterinary Medicine Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
 

JUNE 2015


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - JUNE 2015

 
 

 

JUNE 2015 SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE POSTED SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MAY 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

SUMMER 2015
SCUBA CERTIFICATION (PADI)

Earn your SCUBA Merit Badge
or
Venturing Ranger Award SCUBA Elective

along with your
BSA Snorkeling Award

 

 

SCUBA

Summer 2015


class times will be determined once we have a class of 8 interested participants.  Sing up below.  Classes will start (as weather permits) late May to early June 2015.

Classroom Location: Will be in the South Minneapolis, Richfield, or Edina area

Pool Location: South View or Valley View Middle School Swimming Pool - Edina, MN

Open Water Location: Round Lake - Stillwater, MN

 

Are you a Boy Scout and want to earn your SCUBA Merit Badge? Are you a Venturing Scout and want to earn your SCUBA elective for your Ranger Award? Well here is your opportunity. PLEASE NOTE: This is a full certification SCUBA course and spans over the course of 6 sessions. Upon completion you will be a PADI certified SCUBA diver.

Course Description;
The PADI Open Water Diver course / Junior Open Water Diver course is the entry level scuba diving full certification course that qualifies divers to dive independently from professional supervision. The course consists of three elements;
Knowledge Development - 2 classroom sessions
Confined Water dives - 2 pool sessions
Open Water dives - 2 lake sessions

 

ALL IN ONE,
YOUR CHOICE

Earn your...

SCUBA MERIT BADGE



or RANGER AWARD SCUBA ELECTIVE





along with BSA SNORKELING


.

Each class session will be 3 hours in length and attendance is a mandatory requirement towards fulfilling the requirement to certification (if for any reason you are unable to attend one of the dates - make up dates are available and can be schedule exclusively with your course instructor).

During these class sessions you will:
- Learn and apply dive physiology, physics, natural science, biology and ecology
- Obtain greater self-confidence and unique life-long skills
- Appreciate nature and see new things you never knew existed
- Make some terrific new friends
- Have a LOT of fun


Course Pre-Requisites;
1) Age 10 (or older) at start of course
2) For BSA Scuba Diving Merit Badge: complete Swimming Merit Badge
(for Venturing Scouts or others: able to pass BSA Swim Test)
3) No medical impairments
4) PADI forms filled out before first confined water session
5) Payment of course fee* for full certification course.


Registered participants will need to download and fill out the following releases.  Please make sure all fields are properly filled out and signed accordingly. You must have these releases with you at check in to participate.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:

 
 

 

 

JULY 2015

Possible other opportunities may present themselves, check back near the end of June for most up-to-date offerings
TENTATIVE DATE: Tuesday July 14, 2015 - Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Undetermined Merit Badge
TENTATIVE DATE: Thursday July 23, 2015 - Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Undetermined Merit Badge

AUGUST 2015

Possible other opportunities may present themselves, check back near the end of July for most up-to-date offerings
TENTATIVE DATE: Thursday August 20, 2015 - Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Undetermined Merit Badge
 
 

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WOOD BADGE SUMMER 2015
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Wood Badge is a world-class leadership development program intended for all Scout leaders who have complete the basic training for their position. The objectives of Wood Badge are to help Scouters:
 

View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, value-based programs that provides age-appropriate activities for youth

Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement

Apply the skills learned from your participation as a member of a successful working team.

Revitalize your commitment to youth by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
 

Journey to Excellence requirements emphasize the need to have at least one unit leader Wood Badge Trained.  This is your opportunity to become Wood Badge trained.

 

 

Sign up now for the  2015 Summer Wood Badge Course.  You must attend both scheduled weekends of the course (two weekends). 

Cost is $250.  This fee covers all meals, equipment & course materials.



2015 SUMMER COURSE

FRED C ANDERSEN SCOUT CAMP

July 2 - 4, 2015

and

July 23 - 25, 2015

(weekend days are all day Thursday thru Saturday)

 

Registration URL: https://scoutingevent.com/?2015SummerWoodBadge

 
 

 

 
 

AUGUST 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

 
 
 

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WOOD BADGE FALL 2015
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Wood Badge is a world-class leadership development program intended for all Scout leaders who have complete the basic training for their position. The objectives of Wood Badge are to help Scouters:
 

View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, value-based programs that provides age-appropriate activities for youth

Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement

Apply the skills learned from your participation as a member of a successful working team.

Revitalize your commitment to youth by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
 

Journey to Excellence requirements emphasize the need to have at least one unit leader Wood Badge Trained.  This is your opportunity to become Wood Badge trained.

 

 

Sign up now for the  2015 Fall Wood Badge Course.  You must attend both scheduled weekends of the course (two weekends). 

Cost is $250.  This fee covers all meals, equipment & course materials.



2015 FALL COURSE

STEARNS SCOUT CAMP

September 25 - 27, 2015

and

October 16 - 18, 2015

 

Registration URL: https://scoutingevent.com/?2015FallWoodBadge

 


 

 
 

OCTOBER 2015

NOVEMBER 2015

DECEMBER 2015

JANUARY 2016

 
 
 

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WOOD BADGE WINTER 2016
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Wood Badge is a world-class leadership development program intended for all Scout leaders who have complete the basic training for their position. The objectives of Wood Badge are to help Scouters:
 

View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, value-based programs that provides age-appropriate activities for youth

Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement

Apply the skills learned from your participation as a member of a successful working team.

Revitalize your commitment to youth by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
 

Journey to Excellence requirements emphasize the need to have at least one unit leader Wood Badge Trained.  This is your opportunity to become Wood Badge trained.

 

 

Sign up now for the  2016 Winter Wood Badge Course.  You must attend both scheduled weekends of the course (two weekends). 

Cost is $250.  This fee covers all meals, equipment & course materials.


2016 WINTER COURSE

KIWANIS SCOUT CAMP

January 29 - 31, 2016

and

February 26 - 28, 2016

 

Registration URL: https://scoutingevent.com/?2016WinterWoodBadge

 
 

 

 
 

FEBRUARY 2016

MARCH 2016

APRIL 2016

MAY 2016

JUNE 2016

 
 

NEW Merit Badge Updates

 

SCUBA
Merit Badge
released December 2009
Scouting Heritage
Merit Badge

released May 2010
Inventing
Merit Badge

released June 2010
Geocaching
Merit Badge

released December 2010
       

Robotics
Merit Badge

released April 2011
Chess
Merit Badge

released September 2011
Welding
Merit Badge

released February 2012
Kayaking
Merit Badge

released June 2012
       

Search and Rescue
Merit Badge

released August 2012
Game Design
Merit Badge

released March 2013
Programming
Merit Badge

released July 2013
Cycling
Merit Badge

updated May 2013
added a Mountain Biking option
       

Sustainability
Merit Badge

released July 2013
Eagle-required merit badge option Environmental Science or Sustainability Merit Badge
Cooking
Merit Badge

released January 2014
now Eagle-required merit badge
Mining in Society
Merit Badge

released February 2014
at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City
Digital Technology
Merit Badge

released April 2014
will replace Computer Merit Badge after Dec 31, 2014 - Scouts may wear both merit badges if earned
       

Signs, Signals, & Codes
Merit Badge

released February 2015
Animation
Merit Badge

anticipated release
April / May 2015
Multi-Media
Merit Badge

anticipated release
2015
Computer-Aided Design
Merit Badge

anticipated release
2015
       

     
Advanced Computing
Merit Badge

anticipated release
2015
     
       

 

Blue Cards - Comprehensive Merit Badge Application (Blue Card) Instruction Guide

 

Nothing creates more questions here at Scoutmaster Bucky than Blue Cards.  I searched and searched and while the Internet holds a lot of useful information, there is not a whole lot of detailed information available for Blue Cards

Scoutmaster Bucky is proud to offer the first comprehensive Merit Badge Application (Blue Card) Instruction Guide - aka How to Fill Out a Blue Card.. This document is a guide for both Youth Scouts and Adult Scouters and Merit Badge Counselors alike. The guide was put together to help all parties involved in the handling of Blue Cards to understand each others responsibilities and roles in the process.

        (Click here to download Scoutmaster Bucky's - How to Fill Out a Blue Card Document).

Let Scoutmaster Bucky know what you think.  Was this guide helpful? Any questions, clarifications, or corrections? Send me your questions and watch this section for updates.  (Click here to send Scoutmaster Bucky a Blue Card Instruction Guide Inquiry email).


 

Scoutmaster Bucky's Eagles Nest

   

New Eagle Nest Eagle Scouts will be posted soon. 
The Eagle's Nest will also be updated soon with all past and present Eagle's Nest recipients.

 


To be honored as a Scoutmaster Bucky Eagle, a Scout must partake in 11 or more Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunities AND attain the rank of Eagle as well as invite Scoutmaster Bucky to the Eagle Court of Honor.  Scouts whom have already attained the rank of Eagle may be welcomed to the Eagles Nest after completing 11 or more Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunities and attaining their 1st Silver Palm.
Click here to see the Nest of Fame - Eagles' Nest past and present members

 

Excerpt from 1918 Electricity Merit Badge Examination

"There is only one rule in the world, and it applies to all professions, and that is that you are expected to 'make good'.  No excuses are allowed in this school of life, and the only way to make good is to keep faith.  This the reason I like the idea of the Boy Scouts - because of their secure notion of being responsible to society.  They are responsible to the people who live around them - to help maintain the standards of order and fidelity upon which the community depends."


(signed)     Woodrow Wilson

President of the United States of America