Scouts from these Scouting Councils have participated in the Scoutmaster Bucky program

 

 

Northern Star Council

 

Northern Lights Council

 

 

 

 

Central Minnesota Council

 

Great Alaska Council

 

 

 

 

Voyageurs Area Council

 

Samoset Council

 

 

 

 

(Greater Pittsburgh Council)
Laurel Highlands Council

 

Twin Valley Council

 

 

 

 

Bay-Lakes Council

 

Anthony Wayne Area Council

 

 

 

 

W.D. Boyce Council

 

(Southeast Wisconsin Council)
Three Harbors Council

 

 

 

 

Three Harbors Council

 

Winnebago Council

 

 

 

 

Gamehaven Council

 

Gateway Area Council

 

 

 

 

Sioux Council

 

Theodore Roosevelt Council

 

 

 

 

New Birth of Freedom Council

 

San Francisco Bay Area Council

 

 

 

 

Northeast Georgia Council

 

Northeast Illinois Council

 

 

 

 

Greater St Louis Area Council

 

Greater Cleveland Council

 

 

 

 

Glacier's Edge Council

 

Michigan Crossroads Council
Southern Shores FSC

 

 

 

 

Lewis & Clark Council

 

Evangeline Area Council

 

 

 

 

Green Mountain Council

 

Mid-America Council

 

 

 

 

Atlanta Area Council

 

Pennsylvania Dutch Council

 

 

 

 

Chippewa Valley Council

 

Central Florida Council

 

 

 

 

Michigan Crossroads Council
President Ford FSC

 

National Capitol Area

 

 

 

 

Blackhawk Area Council

 

Coastal Carolina Council

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Council

 

Chief Seattle Council

 

 

 

 

Twin Rivers Council

 

Indian Nations Council

 

 

 

 

Longs Peak Council

 

Washington Crossing Council

 

 

 

 

Baltimore Area Council

 

Pathways to Adventure

 

 

 

 

Spirit of Adventure Council

 

Grand Canyon Council

 

 

 

 

 

Occoneechee Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WELCOME

Home Page last updated 04-30-2016


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

 over
10,500+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities and
 over
290+ Boy Scout online merit badge opportunities and
thousands of Cub Scout and Webelos advancement opportunities
and
65+ Venturing advancement opportunities

 for 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


2016 Schedule - continually updated


Scoutmaster Bucky Mailing List (subscribe above)

 

NEW  May and June 2016  Online Merit Badge offerings

 

NEW  June 11, 2016 - HORSEMANSHIP MERIT BADGE
 

NEW  August 2016 - Kayak and Whitewater Merit Badges Day - watch the site for more information coming soon


2017 National Jamboree Announcement

 

Separate Online Merit Badge Schedule Page coming soon
 

Here is an update of what has been completed so far in each of Scoutmaster Bucky's areas on the website. Watch for updates on progress here.

 

 

 

Merit Badge History Pages:

complete thru Automotive Maintenance

 

 

Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages:

complete thru Dog Care

 

 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks:

starting late spring 2016

 

 

 


2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE

 

It's time to start thinking about your Summer plans for 2017.  If you have never gone to the National Jamboree, it is often noted as one of the best experiences a Scout partakes in throughout their Scouting years.

2017 Scoutmaster Bucky will be donning his Venturing uniform and will be leading the Northern Star Council's Venturing Crew Contingent to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel in West Virginia in July of 2017.

The National Jamboree runs from July 19 to July 28, 2017 but there will be a few days of travel on each side of those dates as we explore parts of our Nation enroute and back from the Jamboree.

Ms Lisa Bemboom and myself will be leading this Crew and we invite all young men and young ladies interested in attending to consider joining the Northern Star Council National Jamboree Crew for this great experience. 

Don't worry if you are not a member of a Crew but want to go to the National Jamboree as a Venturing Scout, we have plenty of Northern Star Council Venturing Crews that would love to have you join their local crew.

If you are interested in attending the National Jamboree as a Venturing Scout, or just have questions about the Jamboree and think you might be interested, send an email to Scoutmaster Bucky at the following link:   

Want to register or learn more on your own, check out this link:
http://www.northernstarbsa.org/2017-national-jamboree-2

Don't Wait. registration is now open and while it seems far off, there are only a limited number of spaces available.  Guarantee your spot by registering today.

More information will be posted as we learn more.

 

 

 


 

 

MAY 2016

 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - MAY 2016

 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for May 2016 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 24-48 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.

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 decent 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 20 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.

 

Tuesday

May 10, 2016

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:

Merit Badge Requirements

Class Preparation Requirements

Class Expectations Information

Parent / Scoutmaster Waiver Form

How to Fill Out A Blue Card

Electronic Blue Card Copy


 

Thursday

May 19, 2016

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:

Merit Badge Requirements

Class Preparation Requirements

Class Expectations Information

Parent / Scoutmaster Waiver Form

How to Fill Out A Blue Card

Electronic Blue Card Copy


 

 


 

 


SATURDAY MAY 21, 2016


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ANIMATION MERIT BADGE SATURDAY


THE ART INSTITUTES INTERNATIONAL MINNESOTA - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

 

 

 

Saturday May 21, 2016   1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Art Institutes International Minnesota - 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402

 

Come early and

check out the

public open house

being held by

The Art Instititues International Minnesota

from 8:00 am to noon.

or check out their website
https://www.artinstitutes.edu/minneapolis

 

 

Animation Merit Badge

Animation Class Prep Page (click here)

 
 

 

 


 

 

JUNE 2016

 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - JUNE 2016

 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for June 2016 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 24-48 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 FOLLOWING THE RULES.

 

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 decent 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 20 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.

 

Tuesday

June 7, 2016

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 the morning of the class date.


 

Thursday

June 16, 2016

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 the morning of the class date.


 

 


 

 


SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY HORSEMANSHIP MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

BUNKER PARK STABLES - ANDOVER, MINNESOTA

 
 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
JUNE 11, 2016
HORSEMANSHIP MERIT BADGE
 


EVENING CLASS
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
check-in starts at 3:30 p.m.

 
Sign Up is free however the class cost is $60.00
fee will be collected at check-in  the day of the event along with waiver forms
cost includes: registration class cost, name badge, patch, and tax and fees
 

Saturday June 11, 2016   4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Bunker Park Stables - 550 Bunker Lake Boulevard, Andover, Minnesota 55304

Horsemanship
Merit Badge



.

Horsemanship Class Prep Page
 (click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Horsemanship Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

Horsemanship Waiver Form REQUIRED
(click here)

Horsemanship Permission Form REQUIRED
(click here)

 
 

 

 

JULY 2016

 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - JULY 2016

 

 

 

JULY 2016 SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE POSTED SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JUNE 1, 2016

 

 


 

 

AUGUST - DECEMBER 2016

 


AUGUST 2016 - SCOUTMASTER BUCKY EVENTS

 

 


Coming in August - Whitewater Merit Badge

 

 


 


AUGUST - DECEMBER 2016 - SCOUTMASTER BUCKY EVENTS

 

 


Coming this late summer.... Mining in Society Merit Badge

 

 


 

 


2017 NATIONAL JAMBOREE

 

It's time to start thinking about your Summer plans for 2017.  If you have never gone to the National Jamboree, it is often noted as one of the best experiences a Scout partakes in throughout their Scouting years.

2017 Scoutmaster Bucky will be donning his Venturing uniform and will be leading the Northern Star Council's Venturing Crew Contingent to the 2017 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel in West Virginia in July of 2017.

The National Jamboree runs from July 19 to July 28, 2017 but there will be a few days of travel on each side of those dates as we explore parts of our Nation enroute and back from the Jamboree.

Ms Lisa Bemboom and myself will be leading this Crew and we invite all young men and young ladies interested in attending to consider joining the Northern Star Council National Jamboree Crew for this great experience. 

Don't worry if you are not a member of a Crew but want to go to the National Jamboree as a Venturing Scout, we have plenty of Northern Star Council Venturing Crews that would love to have you join their local crew.

If you are interested in attending the National Jamboree as a Venturing Scout, or just have questions about the Jamboree and think you might be interested, send an email to Scoutmaster Bucky at the following link:   

Want to register or learn more on your own, check out this link:
http://www.northernstarbsa.org/2017-national-jamboree-2

Don't Wait. registration is now open and while it seems far off, there are only a limited number of spaces available.  Guarantee your spot by registering today.

More information will be posted as we learn more.

 

 

 


 

 

NEW MERIT BADGE UPDATE

 

 

 

SCUBA

Scouting Heritage

Inventing

Geocaching

Robotics

Chess

December 2009

May 2010

June 2010

December 2010

April 2011

September 2011

Welding

Kayaking

Search and Rescue

Game Design

Programming

Cycling

February 2012

June 2012

August 2012

March 2013

July 2013

updated May 2013

Sustainability

Cooking

Mining in Society

Digital Technology

Signs, Signals, and Codes

Animation

July 2013

updated January 2014

February 2014

April 2014

February 2015

May 2015

Photography

Exploration

Biometrics

Computer-Aided Design

Unnamed

.

release date 2016

release date 2016

release date TBD

release date TBD

release date TBD

.

 

 


 

 

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