WELCOME LAST UPDATED: September 8, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky
serving Scouting since January 2009
 
over 11,700+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities
over 450+ Boy Scout online merit badge opportunities and
thousands of Cub Scout, Webelos, and Venturing advancement opportunities
 
Remember the Scout Motto: Be Prepared
at Scoutmaster Bucky events this is not a request, wish, or desire...
it is an expectation

Disclaimer

The Scoutmaster Bucky program is a volunteer run program managed and maintained entirely by Brian Reiners (Scoutmaster Bucky) in partnership with the Northern Star Council. All content, scheduling, arrangements, etc are managed by Scoutmaster Bucky. All proceeds collected go to cover program expenses and operating costs (including but not limited to building rentals, program materials, class materials, technology support, etc) and any profits (when and if there are any) are put back into the Scouting program annually.

REFUND POLICY

Requests for refund or cancellations will be honored anytime up to a week prior to any event.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Scoutmaster Bucky is Brian Reiners and is
registered in the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America
as a Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, and Advisor
 
contact number: six one two - four eight three - zero six six five
email: Scoutmaster Bucky Home Page inquiry

NEWS

Scoutmaster Bucky NewsNEW! New announcements will be posted on September 12

NEW! Home page and opportunities for 2017-10--2018

NEW! Scoutmaster Bucky Website is getting a code overhaul. Some of the design is subtlely different but it is stronger and better than before. You can follow the progress in the table below. Main update will be completed mid September.  Some pages are not loaded but will be soon.
2017 SIte Update Progress
Task completed thru  
Merit Badge Requirement Pages (2017 update) American Cultures  
Merit Badge Class Preparation Pages American Cultures  
Merit Badge Workbooks American Cultures  
Merit Badge History Pages American Business  
Cubmaster Bob Katt (Cub Scout area) coming October 2017  
Advisor Kodi (Venturing area) coming November 2017
S. S. Seagal (Sea Scout area) coming December 2017  

September 2017

 

 

WOOD BADGE FALL 2017
C1-250-17-2




Wood Badge is a world-class leadership development program intended for all Scout leaders.

Apply the skills learned from your participation as a member of a successful working team to your Scouting position as well as your professional life.

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  2017 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.

 

 

2017 FALL COURSE

STEARNS SCOUT CAMP

September 15 - 17, 2017

and

October 13 - 15, 2017

 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-2017FallWoodBadge

 

 

 

Registration closes in:

 

 

 

 
 
Saturday September 23, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY RAILROADING MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

North Metro Model Railroad Club - 1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard - Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
 


Scoutmaster Bucky in conjunction with the

North Metro Model Railroad Club

presents

Railroading Merit Badge


This merit badge class will focus on the model railroading components of the Railroading Merit Badge.  The class will take place at the North Metro Model Railroad Club facility in Coon Rapids (1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard to be exact). Entrance is on back side of building on the North East Corner next to the VFW.
 

This merit badge session will be a learn and earn session where Scouts will work in the three hour time slot to complete the merit badge.  However, in order to complete the merit badge in the time allotted a Scout must be prepared.  Requirements 2a and 8a1 will NOT be covered in the class, however in order to be considered for completion of the badge during the class Scouts must have these completed prior to the class and bring with them for review by the Counselor.
 

Scouts are still required to review the merit badge pamphlet in preparation for discussion on the other requirements during the class. Having these things ready and completed prior to class will offer the greatest probability of completing this merit badge that day.  NOTE: you will not be able to complete the merit badge that day if you do not prepare.

All proceeds will be given to NMMRC to further their community outreach.

The following are the requirements that will be covered and worked on during this class opportunity:

 

1. Do THREE of the following:

a. Name three types of modern freight trains. Explain why unit trains are more efficient than mixed freight trains.

b. Name one Class I or regional railroad. Explain what major cities it serves, the locations of major terminals, service facilities, and crew change points, and the major commodities it carries.

c. Using models or pictures, identify 10 types of railroad freight or passenger cars. Explain the purpose of each type of car.
 

2. Do the following:

a. Explain the purpose and formation of Amtrak. Explain, by the use of a timetable, a plan for making a trip by rail between two cities at least 500 miles apart. List the times of departure and arrival at your destination, the train number and name, and the type of service you want.

b. List and explain the various forms of public/mass transit using rail as the fixed guide path.
 

3. Do ONE of the following:

c. Name four rail support industries. Describe the function of each one.
 

4. Explain the purpose of Operation Lifesaver and its mission.
 

5. Do THREE of the following:

a. List five safety precautions that help make trains safer for workers and passengers.

b. Explain to your merit badge counselor why railroad rights-of-way are important for safety.

g. List safety precautions a pedestrian should follow at a public crossing.
 

6. Explain the appearance and meaning of the following warning signs and devices: advance warning sign, pavement markings, crossbucks, flashing red lights, crossing gates.
 

7. Do EACH of the following:

a. Explain how railroad signals operate and show two basic signal types using color or configuration.

b. Explain the meaning of three whistle signals.

c. Describe a way to signal a train for an emergency stop.

d. Explain the use and function of the EOTD (end-of-train device) or FRED (flashing rear end device) used on the last car of most trains.
 

 

8. Select ONE of the following special-interest areas and complete the requirements.

a. MODEL RAILROADING

With your parent's and counselor's approval, do TWO of the following:

1. Draw a layout of your own model railroad or one that could be built in your home. Design a point-to-point track or loop with different routings. Include one of the following: turnaround or terminal or yard or siding.

3. Name the scale of four popular model railroad gauges. Identify the scale of four model cars or locomotives.


GOLD and BOLD indicates that these requirements must be done prior to the class for consideration for completion at the class; bring your work to share with the counselor on the day of the class.

 
 

MORNING CLASS
8:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
registration starts at 7:45 a.m.

 
Railroading Merit Badge Class
Saturday
September 23, 2017
8:00 am - 11:00 am
North Metro
Model Railroad Club
1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
 
Class Preparation Page

 


AFTERNOON CLASS
1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:45 p.m.

 
Railroading Merit Badge Class
Saturday
September 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
North Metro
Model Railroad Club
1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
 
Class Preparation Page
 
 
 
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Business Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for September 2017 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 24 hours prior to the class start 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. FAILURE TO MAIL OR EMAIL BLUE CARD PRIOR TO THE CLASS MAY RESULT IN NOT BEING ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS - NO REFUND FOR NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS.

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 referenced 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 are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Boy Scout of America 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 proper preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements may be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 15 minutes 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 registration for the class in the class registration confirmation
 
Thursday
September 28, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
American Business Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
 

OCTOBER 2017

Saturday October 7, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY COMMUNICATION SATURDAY

Signal Systems, Inc. - 7613 Washington Avenue South - Edina, Minnesota 55439
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
OCTOBER 7, 2017
COMMUNICATION SATURDAY
 
A special opportunity for both Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts alike. Communication Saturday takes one of the most important skills in Scouting and offers an advancement opportunity for all Scouts.

Boy Scouts - here's a chance to work on your Communication Merit Badge

Venturing Scouts (also good for Boy Scouts to learn) - here's a chance to work on your
Discovery Requirement: Goal-Setting and Time Management Training Course
and/or
Pathfinding Requirement:  Project Management Training Course
and/or
Summit Requirement:  Mentoring Training Course

Space is limited so sign up today
 

MORNING CLASS
8:15 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
registration starts at 8:00 a.m.

 
Goal-Setting and Time Management Training Course
Saturday
October 7, 2017
8:15 am - 11:30 am
Signal Systems, Inc.
7613 Washington Avenue S
Edina, Minnesota 55439
 
 
 

 

MORNING CLASS
8:15 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 8:00 a.m.

 
Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
October 7, 2017
8:15 am - 12:00 pm
Signal Systems, Inc.
7613 Washington Avenue S
Edina, Minnesota 55439
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 

MID-DAY CLASS
12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.
registration starts at 11:45 a.m.

 
Project Management Training Course
Saturday
October 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signal Systems, Inc.
7613 Washington Avenue S
Edina, Minnesota 55439
 
 
 

 

AFTERNOON CLASS
1:00 p.m - 4:45 p.m.
registration starts at 12:45 p.m.

 
Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
October 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Signal Systems, Inc.
7613 Washington Avenue S
Edina, Minnesota 55439
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 

MID-AFTERNOON CLASS
2:30 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
registration starts at 2:15 p.m.

 
Mentoring Training Course
Saturday
October 7, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Signal Systems, Inc.
7613 Washington Avenue S
Edina, Minnesota 55439
 
 
 

 
 
 
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Cultures Merit Badge

online
Monday, October 30, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Heritage Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for October 2017 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 24 hours prior to the class start 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. FAILURE TO MAIL OR EMAIL BLUE CARD PRIOR TO THE CLASS MAY RESULT IN NOT BEING ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS - NO REFUND FOR NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS.

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 referenced 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 are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Boy Scout of America 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 proper preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements may be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 15 minutes 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 registration for the class in the class registration confirmation
 
Thursday
October 19, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
American Cultures Merit Badge Class Online

 
Monday
October 30, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
American Heritage Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
 
Sunday, October 22, 2017
BREAKFAST WITH SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE MAKE UP DAY

Dan Patch Savage American Legion - 12375 Princeton Avenue - Savage, Minnesota 55128
 
BREAKFAST WITH BUCKY
OCTOBER 22, 2017
MERIT BADGE MAKE UP DAY

Here is an opportunity to clean up and finish up those merit badges you have still open and partially completed.  Choose up to three merit badges that you want to come in and meet with a counselor on to potentially finish up.
 

It is still YOUR responsibility to do the preparation work.  Remember the Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared" and for Scoutmaster Bucky events that is not a request, that is an expectation.

 

No guarantee of completion is implied, ultimately it is up to the merit badge counselor to determine satisfaction in meeting requirements.  Merit Badge counselors will only sign off on requirements that they are satisfied the Scout has successfully completed to their interpretation of the requirement. For "active" requirements, if you have done the requirement and can bring pictures, video, etc to help support your completion, this may yield good results.

 

A Scout is thrifty and that means getting the best value for your money.  As long as you are here, try one of the best kept breakfast secrets in the Twin Cities.  The Savage American Legion offers a thrifty breakfast; great sized portions of home-style breakfasts for a great price.  Click here to check out the breakfast menu and come have breakfast with Bucky.

 

Breakfast meal costs is NOT included in the registration fee, however there will be donuts and juice for participants not choosing to purchase breakfast.

BREAKFAST WITH BUCKY - MERIT BADGE REVIEW
Sunday
October 22, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Dan Patch Savage
American Legion
12375 Princeton Avenue
Savage, Minnesota 55378
 
 

 
 
 
Saturday October 28, 2017
NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL - 2017 FALL UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

St. Paul Community College - 235 Marshall Avenue - St. Paul, Minnesota 55102
 

DON'T BE SCARED

BE PREPARED

 

for

 

Northern Star Council's

 

Fall 2017

University of Scouting

 


 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-2017FallWoodBadge

 
 
 

November 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road - Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
NOVEMBER 4, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Citizenship in the Nation and Communication
 
American Heritage Architecture Astronomy Citizenship in the Nation
       
 
Communication Crime Prevention Drafting Electricity
       
       
Electronics Fire Safety Fish and Wildlife Management Geology
       
       
Indian Lore Public Health Robotics Scouting Heritage
       
       
Textile     Weather
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's 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.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
American Heritage Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Drafting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Electricity Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Indian Lore Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Public Health Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Weather Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

 
Architecture Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Electronics Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Fire Safety Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Geology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Robotics Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
Textile Merit Badge Class
Saturday
November 4, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Labor Merit Badge

online
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Architecture Merit Badge

online
 
Thursday
November 9, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
American Labor Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
Monday
October 30, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Architecture Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens October 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 
 
 
 

DECEMBER 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church - 3611 North Berens Road NW - Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
DECEMBER 16, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Cooking and Emergency Preparedness
 
Archaeology Aviation Chemistry Coin Collecting
       
 
Cooking Dentistry Disabilities Awareness Emergency Preparedness
       
       
Exploration Genealogy Inventing Journalism
       
       
Law Medicine Model Design and Building Moviemaking
       
       
Nuclear Science     Stamp Collecting
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Aviation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

.

 
 
Chemistry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

.

 
 
Dentistry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Genealogy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Inventing Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Law Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Model Design and Building Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Moviemaking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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MID-DAY CLASS
9:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

 
Cooking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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AFTERNOON CLASSES
12:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

 
Archaeology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Exploration Merit Badge Class
  Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Journalism Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Medicine Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Nuclear Science Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Art Merit Badge

online
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Astronomy Merit Badge

online
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Bugling Merit Badge

online
 
Wednesday
December 13, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
Tuesday
December 26, 2017
10:00 am  -    1:30 pm EST
9:00 am  - 12:30 pm  CST
8:00 am  - 11:30 am  MST
7:00 am  - 10:30 am  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
Thursday
December 28, 2017
10:00 am  -    1:30 pm EST
9:00 am  - 12:30 pm  CST
8:00 am  - 11:30 am  MST
7:00 am  - 10:30 am  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Bugling Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens November 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CDT
 
 
 
MORE INFORMATION COMING NEXT WEEK
 
 

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How to fill out a blue Card


Nothing creates more questions here at Scoutmaster Bucky than Blue Cards.  Scoutmaster Bucky is proud to offer a 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 anyone and everyone involved in the handling of Blue Cards in understaning the proper steps and process, as well as each person's roles and responsibilities.

(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).
 

Excerpt from 1918 electricity merit badge pamphlet

 

"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

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