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INFORMATION

Home Page last Updated 01-29-2015


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

 over 8,770+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities and
 over 190+ 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


2015 Schedule - continually updated

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)

Scoutmaster Bucky Online - February classes still have some spots

March 2015 Religious Emblem Retreat Weekends - Information and Registration is now open

NEW April 2015 Merit Badge Day announced April 4 (see below)

NEW March 2015 Merit Badges Sign Up opens February 1, 2015 12:05 am


 

FEBRUARY 2015


SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - FEBRUARY 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.

FEBRUARY 2015 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY

Fort Snelling Cemetery Wreath Removal
Saturday February 7, 2015
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

In partnership with the Kaposia Chapter of the Order of the Arrow, we will be partaking in this annual service project at Fort Snelling Cemetery.  This project is open to all Scouts and their families, as well as any other interested parties.  This service to the cemetery helps remove Christmas decorations from the grave sites in preparation for spring.

Helping to care for this very important facility that belongs to all of us is one of the most satisfying projects to partake in as well as a great way to honor our veterans.

With your help, we will remove 35,000 wreaths in 3 hours.  Bring a plastic sled and wire cutters if you have them.  Meet at the "Activity Center" ( a green trailer) at the corner of LaBelle and Nelson Drives.

Dress for the weather as this event will happen rain, shine, sleet, or snow.

Click here for map and location

 

 

 
 
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 , 2015

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

CHRIST THE KING CHURCH - BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

This month's spotlight merit badges are Communications and Personal Management*

*
(please note that the Scoutmaster Bucky program requires Scouts to be 15 years old OR a Life Scout in order to take the Personal Management Merit Badge Class.
  This is a Scoutmaster Bucky policy not a National BSA policy.)

2015 February Merit Badge offerings include:

Athletics / Sports Communications Crime Prevention Game Design
       
Geology Graphic Arts Model Design & Building Personal Management
       
Plumbing Public Speaking Pulp and Paper Reptile and Amphibian Study
       
Safety Salesmanship Scouting Heritage Snow Sports
       

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 February 14, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420


SOLD OUT
Communications
Merit Badge



..123456789

NOTE:  Because of the comprehensive requirements and hours of preparation work required of Scouts for Eagle-required merit badges, Scoutmaster Bucky allows Scouts to register for only ONE Eagle-required merit badge per Scoutmaster Bucky weekend
 

Communications Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Communications Merit Badge Workbook (click here)


SOLD OUT
Personal Management
Merit Badge



. 123456789
In addition to the below stated Scoutmaster Bucky policy and practice, ONLY SCOUTS THAT ARE 15 YEARS OLD OR A LIFE RANK SCOUT may participate in the Personal Management class. This is from past experience as Scouts will find completing this merit badge much easier the older they are because of the subject matter and experience they will have at this time.  This is a Scoutmaster Bucky policy and not the BSA's
 

NOTE:  Because of the comprehensive requirements and hours of preparation work required of Scouts for Eagle-required merit badges, Scoutmaster Bucky allows Scouts to register for only ONE Eagle-required merit badge per Scoutmaster Bucky weekend
 

Personal Management Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Personal Management Merit Badge Workbook (click here)


SOLD OUT
Crime Prevention
Merit Badge


Crime Prevention Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Crime Prevention Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

   
SOLD OUT
Graphic Arts
Merit Badge



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Graphic Arts Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Graphic Arts Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

     

SOLD OUT
Reptile and Amphibian
Merit Badge



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Reptile and Amphibian Study Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

   
     

 
 

Saturday February 14, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Plumbing
Merit Badge



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Plumbing Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Plumbing Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday February 14, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Public Speaking
Merit Badge



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Public Speaking Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Public Speaking Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday February 14, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Safety
Merit Badge



.

Safety Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Safety Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday February 14, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Salesmanship
Merit Badge



.

Salesmanship Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Salesmanship Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday February 14, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Scouting Heritage
Merit Badge



.

Scouting Heritage Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Saturday February 14, 2015   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Snow Sports
Merit Badge



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Snow Sports Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Snow Sports Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 

Saturday February 14, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Athletics and Sports
Merit Badges



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Athletics Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Athletics Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

Sports Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Sports Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday February 14, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420


SOLD OUT
Communications
Merit Badge



..123456789

NOTE:  Because of the comprehensive requirements and hours of preparation work required of Scouts for Eagle-required merit badges, Scoutmaster Bucky allows Scouts to register for only ONE Eagle-required merit badge per Scoutmaster Bucky weekend
 

Communications Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Communications Merit Badge Workbook (click here)


SOLD OUT
Personal Management
Merit Badge



. 123456789
In addition to the below stated Scoutmaster Bucky policy and practice, ONLY SCOUTS THAT ARE 15 YEARS OLD OR A LIFE RANK SCOUT may participate in the Personal Management class. This is from past experience as Scouts will find completing this merit badge much easier the older they are because of the subject matter and experience they will have at this time.  This is a Scoutmaster Bucky policy and not the BSA's
 

NOTE:  Because of the comprehensive requirements and hours of preparation work required of Scouts for Eagle-required merit badges, Scoutmaster Bucky allows Scouts to register for only ONE Eagle-required merit badge per Scoutmaster Bucky weekend
 

Personal Management Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Personal Management Merit Badge Workbook (click here)


SOLD OUT
Game Design
Merit Badge



.

Game Design Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Game Design Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

   
SOLD OUT
Geology
Merit Badge



.

Geology Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Geology Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

     

SOLD OUT
Model Design and Building
Merit Badge



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Model Design and Building Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Model Design and Building Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

   
     

 
 

Saturday February 14, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Plumbing
Merit Badge



.

Plumbing Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Plumbing Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday February 14, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420

Pulp and Paper
Merit Badge



.

Pulp and Paper Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Pulp and Paper Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
 

 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - FEBRUARY 2015

 
 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for January 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
February 10, 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
February 19, 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:


 

 
 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2015
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY SPECIAL EVENT - RAILROADING MERIT BADGE
NORTH METRO MODEL RAILROAD CLUB - COON RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

 
 


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 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.

 

 

 
 

MARCH 2015


SATURDAY, MARCH 7 , 2015

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

ORONO DISCOVERY CENTER - MAPLE PLAIN, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MARCH 7, 2015
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

This month's spotlight merit badges are Citizenship in the Community and Family Life
 

2015 March Merit Badge offerings include:

American Cultures Art Automotive Maintenance Bugling
       
Chess Citizenship in the Community Collections Cooking
       
Family Life Fingerprinting Fire Safety Fish and Wildlife Management
       
       
Forestry Music Pottery Sculpture
       
       
Signs, Signals, and Codes Theater Trainer's Edge
if BSA releases by February 1, 2015    
       

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

 

ALL DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
check-in starts at 7:15 a.m.

 

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

The Trainer's Edge



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All Scouters (adult and youth) with responsibility for training others are strongly encouraged to participate in the Trainer's EDGE

Wood Badge Staffers and Grey Wolf Staffers are required to be current (past three years) with this training. Honor Weekend Staff are also highly encouraged to participate.
 

Register Here

 

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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Art
Merit Badge



.

Art Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Art Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Automotive Maintenance
Merit Badge



.

Automotive Maintenance Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Bugling
Merit Badge



.

Bugling Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Bugling Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Citizenship in the Community
Merit Badge



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Citizenship in the Community Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Cooking
Merit Badge



.

Cooking Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Cooking Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Fire Safety
Merit Badge



.

Fire Safety Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Fire Safety Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Fish and Wildlife Management
Merit Badge



.

Fish and Wildlife Management Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Pottery
Merit Badge



.

Pottery Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Pottery Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Signs, Signals, and Codes
Merit Badge



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Signs, Signals, and Codes Class Prep Page
(COMING SOON)

Scoutmaster Bucky Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge Workbook (COMING SOON)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Theater
Merit Badge



.

Theater Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Theater  Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday March 7, 2015   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Venturing
Mentoring for Venturing Crews Training Module

AND

Summit Award Workbook Review



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The Mentoring for Venturing Crews is required for your Summit  level advancement and the Summit Award Workbook Review will help you understand the process of completing the highest award Venturing offers

 
 

LATE MORNING CLASSES
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
check-in starts at 9:15 a.m.

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Family Life
Merit Badge



.

Family Life Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Family Life  Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Fingerprinting
Merit Badge



.

Fingerprinting Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Fingerprinting  Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

EARLY AFTERNOON CLASS
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Fingerprinting
Merit Badge



.

Fingerprinting Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Fingerprinting Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

American Cultures
Merit Badge



.

American Cultures Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky American Cultures Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Automotive Maintenance
Merit Badge



.

Automotive Maintenance Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Chess
Merit Badge



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Chess Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Chess Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Collections
Merit Badge



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Collections Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Collections Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Cooking
Merit Badge



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Cooking Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Cooking Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Forestry
Merit Badge



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Forestry Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Forestry Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Music
Merit Badge



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Music Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Music Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Sculpture
Merit Badge



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Sculpture Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Sculpture Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Signs, Signals, and Codes
Merit Badge



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Signs, Signals, and Codes Class Prep Page
(COMING SOON)

Scoutmaster Bucky Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge Workbook (COMING SOON)

 
 
 
 

LATE AFTERNOON CLASS
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
check-in starts at 2:30 p.m.

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015

Saturday March 7, 2015   3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Orono Discovery Center - 5050 Independence, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

Family Life
Merit Badge



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Family Life Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Family Life Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 
 
 

 
 

SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2015 thru SUNDAY MARCH 15, 2015

GOD AND CHURCH - RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS RETREAT WEEKEND
FOR ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th GRADERS
  (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, all are welcome)

SHEPHERD OF THE LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH - PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA

 
 

 


Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (and all other Non-Scouts welcome)
Emblem Retreat Weekend

Open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Scouts and non-Scouts

March 14 to 15, 2015
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church

  Prior Lake, Minnesota



Open to all 6th Grade to 8th Grade Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and Non-Scouts of all faiths.

The God and Church program will lead young people on a journey. It will be a faith journey with three parts: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ. Participants will create either a video or a photo album to share what they have learned on their faith journeys. Young people will have the opportunity to work with their pastor or other Christian adult as they study the church's structures and objectives and participate in service projects that will give them a better understanding of the mission of the church.

Registration covers all costs for the retreat weekend including food and materials as well as lodging.
 

 

 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - MARCH 2015

 
 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for January 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
March 10, 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:

 

REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015 - 12:05 am


 

Thursday
March 19, 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:

REGISTRATION OPENS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015 - 12:05 am


 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - MARCH 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.

MARCH 2015 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
 

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 10, 2015

 

 

 

 
 

SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2015 thru SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2015

GOD AND LIFE - RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS RETREAT WEEKEND
FOR ALL 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th GRADERS
  (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, all are welcome)

SHEPHERD OF THE LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH - PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA

 
 

Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts, and non-Scouting youth
Emblem Retreat Weekend

Open to all 9th through 12th Grade Scouts and non-Scouting Youth

March 28 to 29, 2015
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church
Prior Lake, Minnesota

Open to all 9th Grade to 12th Grade Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts, and non-Scouting Youth of all faiths

The God and Life program students seek to understand their call to a life of discipleship. The God and Life curriculum will focus on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31. This is a brief account that describes how Paul encountered Christ and was changed forever. Five chronological "events" out of this story will be highlighted and used as the focus for the five different sections in this program. Each section will illustrate a key element in learning how to live one's life for Christ.

Registration covers all costs for the retreat weekend including food and materials as well as lodging.

 


ATTENTION VENTURERS

This retreat weekend will cover many aspects of the new Venturing requirements; including but not limited to reviewing the Adventures in Faith and Ethical Controversy and Conflict Resolution Scenarios

 

 

 

 

 
 

APRIL 2015


SATURDAY, APRIL 4 , 2015

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

GUARDIAN ANGELS CATHOLIC CHURCH - OAKDALE, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
APRIL 4, 2015
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

This month's spotlight merit badges are Environmental Science and Sustainability

2015 April Merit Badge offerings include:

American Heritage Bird Study Composite Materials Dog Care
       
Environmental Science Farm Mechanics Gardening Golf
       
Insect Study Mammal Study Mining in Society Moviemaking
       
Pets Photography Signs, Signals and Codes Space Exploration
       
   
Sustainability Weather   .
       

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.

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1, 2015
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1, 2015
 
 

 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - APRIL 2015

 
 

 

APRIL 2015 SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE POSTED SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

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
 

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1, 2015

 

 

 
 

Sometime in May we will be offering these Merit Badges

 

                   

 

 
 

 

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


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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:

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

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WOOD BADGE 2015 - 2016
C1-250-15-2 (Summer 2015) - C1-250-15-3 (Fall 2015) - C1-250-16-1 (Winter 2016)




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  2015-2016 Wood Badge Course of your choice.  You must attend both weekends of the respective 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

 


2015 FALL COURSE

STEARNS SCOUT CAMP

September 25 - 27, 2015

and

October 16 - 18, 2015

 

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

 


2016 WINTER COURSE

KIWANIS SCOUT CAMP

January 29 - 31, 2016

and

February 26 - 28, 2016

 

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

 
 

 

 
 
 

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

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

Signs, Signals, & Codes
Merit Badge

anticipated release
early 2015
Animation
Merit Badge

anticipated release
early 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

 

 

Need ideas for an Eagle Scout Gift?


I get a number of questions asking about a gift for Eagle Scouts.  Here I will try and highlight different gift ideas that have been shared with or seen by me.

 

The Eagle Scout Gift Box

$39.99

- available from your Local Scout Shop (starting in October of 2014)
 

Everything you need to recognize and reward a new Eagle Scout. The gift kit includes an exclusive design Eagle Scout stainless tumbler with lid, a coordinating Eagle Scout key ring, a USB car charger for all their electronic devices and a custom printed microfiber cloth for cleaning lenses, screens, etc. Packaged in a corrugated box with a printed sleeve, this kit is ready to be presented.

 

 

     
 

 

 

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