WELCOME LAST UPDATED: November 30, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky
serving Scouting since January 2009
 
over 13,650+ Scout merit badge opportunities
over 955+ Scout online merit badge opportunities and
thousands of Cub Scout 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

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY EVENT CALENDAR

Registration opens at 12:05 am on the first of the month for the following month's activities
The only excpetion is that February events open on January 2 at 12:05 am

Some events do open registration earlier so please check events carefully below

NEWS

     
Scoutmaster Bucky News   December 2019 / January 2020 Opportunities Registration open
   
  Fall 2020 Wood Badge Course click here for more info
   
WATCH Additional Special Holiday Online Classes will be added in the coming days - check back daily
 
HOT !!!  2020 Honor Weekend Registration is Open
click here to go to registration 
   
  2020 Advanced Adult Leader Training is Open
click here to go to registration 
 
 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE MERIT BADGE CLASS OPPORTUNITIES


Please note that online classes are marked with a gold border and are clearly marked as such
All other opportunities are in-person events

WEBSITE UPDATES

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. New pages added every day.  
2019 Site Update Progress
Task completed thru  
Merit Badge Requirement Pages 2019 - Update is complete  
Merit Badge Class Preparation Pages
ALL COMPLETE - except

9 left to do - Lifesaving, Plant Science, Pottery, Radio, Rifle Shooting, Rowing, Scuba Diving, Search and Rescue, and Shotgun Shooting

 
Merit Badge Workbooks 45 done (see Workbboks page for comeplted ones)  
Merit Badge History Pages thru Dramatics plus others  
Cubmaster Bob Katt (Cub Scout area)  almost done  
Advisor Kodi (Venturing area) coming soon
S. S. Seagal (Sea Scout area) coming soon  

Disclaimer

The Scoutmaster Bucky program is a volunteer run program managed and maintained entirely by Brian Reiners (Scoutmaster Bucky) in conjuction with the Northern Star Council and other Scouting volunteers. 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 Northern Star Scouting of the Boy Scouts of America
as a Scoutmaster, Advisor, and Merit Badge Counselor
 
contact number: six one two - four eight three - zero six six five
email: Scoutmaster Bucky Home Page inquiry
 

DECEMber 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Stamp Collecting Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
December 4, 2019
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL - DAN PATCH DISTRICT - GROWL

Woodlake Lutheran Church - 2120 West 76th Street - Richfield, Minnesota

 

Come On... Get Your Growl On!

For Lion and Tiger Cubs and their adult partners

Come join the fun for a morning of Acitivites, Songs, and Stories
Focused entirely on Lion and TIger Cub Scouts

 

Woodlake Lutheran Church
2120 West 76th Street
, Richfield, Minnesota

 Saturday, December 7, 2019  -  8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $9.00 per Scout/Adult team
(all Scouts must be accompanied by an adult partner)

Questions contact:
Kevin Hanson, Volunteer
tigergrowlll@hotmail.com 612-803-2949

 

 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-dptigergrowl2019#

 

 
 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY - 2019 DAY OF REVERENCE
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church - 3611 North Berens Road NW - Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379


ALL Scouts and Non-Scouts welcome

Day of Reverence
Religious Emblem Day

Open to all ages - Scouts and non-Scouts

Saturday December 14, 2019
Check in starts at 7:30 am - Program starts at 8:00 am
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church

  Prior Lake, Minnesota

Schedule for the Day 
   7:30 am  to   7:59 am - Check In
   8:00 am  to   8:15 am - Welcome and Introduction 
   8:15 am  to 12:00 pm - Youth Class Sessions (all levels) 
   9:00 am  to 11:30 am - Adult Duty to God / Religious Emblem
                                            Coordinator Class with general discussion and Q&A 
 12:00 pm  to  1:00 pm - Lunch 
   1:00 pm  to  5:00 pm - Older Youth Class Sesssions (continued) 
   5:00 pm  to  5:00 pm - Dismissed 
 
Registration includes
 Event Name Bag and Patch
 Religious Emblem Student Workbook
 Event Meal Ticket
Exclusive Presentation Opportunities
for youth when they complete their program
 
Choose your program by age and faith - siblings and non-Scouts are welcome to participate, please make sure the program fits your needs as some programs are designed exclusively for boys.

Adult planning to stay for meal are encouraged to sign up for the Adult Class whether they intend to go to the Adult Class or not.
 

ADULT CLASS
9:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
includes meal
registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

RELIGIOUS EMBLEM COORDINATOR TRAINING AND BSA DUTY TO GOD OVERVIEW AND OPEN DISCUSSION (all faiths)
open to all Adults (Scouters and parents) - All programs
  Adults can learn more about the Boy Scouts of America Duty to God program and become trained as a Religious Emblems Coordiantor. Religious Emblems Coordinator (REC) positions exist at the Council, District and Unit levels. The REC’s are responsible for educating, motivating, evaluating, and expanding the usage of the religious emblems programs. In addition to this training, there will be an open discussion to learn more about our local programs and initiatives as pertaining to the 12th point of the Scout Law; reverence. Get all your questions, concerns, and mis-information, answered and clarified during this one-of-a-kind class opportunity.
 

YOUNGER YOUTH CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
includes meal
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
  GOD AND ME (most Christian faiths including Catholic)
Grades K thru 1 - M or F - Cub Scouts (Lions and Tigers)


The Jesus and Me cirriculum is very interactive, using music, art, movement, as well as individual and group activities. Recognzing that parents and guardians are responsible for the faith development of their children, the Jesus and Me program requires their participation and encourages parent-child interaction. The Jesus and Me program contains four lessons: 1. Jesus was a Stroyteller  2. Jesus was a Teacher  3. Jesus was a Friend and 4. Jesus was a Healer.
 
  GOD AND ME (most Christian faiths including Catholic)
Grades 1 thru 3 - M or F - Cub Scouts (Tigers, Wolves, and Bears)


ThThe God and Me cirriculum is designed to help youth become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of God and Me together. Youth will make a game in each lesson which will help reinforce the Bible lessons and provide opportunities for families to explore God's love together. The God and Me program contains four lessons: 1. God Created Me; 2. Jesus Is God's Gift to Me; 3. I Can Talk with God; and 4. Because God Cares For Me, I Can Care for Others.
 
  LIGHT OF CHRIST (Catholic)
Grades K thru 2 - M only - Cub Scouts (Lions, Tigers, and Wolves)


The Light of Christ cirriculum is designed to help youth develop a personal relationship with Jesus.  With the parents' active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the youth will come to see Jesus as a real person and a friend.
 
  MACCABEE (Jewish)
Grades K thru 3 - M only - Cub Scouts (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, and Bears)


The Maccabee emblem takes its name from Judah Maccabee and his brothers, who led the military and religious struggle against the Syrian King, Antiochus, who attempted to suppress the practice of Judaism. Their revolt ended in victory with the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the year 167 B.C.E. The holiday of Hanukkah (Feast of Lights) celebrates this victory. THe Maccabee cirriculum is subdivided into six categories: Jewish names, holidays, terms, symbols and objects, community helpers, and heroes that youth will explore as they complete this program.
 
  GOD AND FAMILY  (most Christian faiths including Catholic)
Grades 4 thru 5 - M or F - Cub Scouts (Webelos and Arrow of Light)


The God and Family cirriculum is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God's role in a healthy family. Youth will read about different families in the Bible, which can teach them about God's plan for strengthening families. To remember these lessons, youth will compare families and "pizza" and build their understanding how families can grow together in God's love, and they will choose family projects to be done with their family at home.
 
  PARVULI DEI (Catholic)
Grades 3 thru 5 - M only - Cub Scouts (Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light)


The Parvuli Dei (Children of God) cirriculum is designed to help youth explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community.
 
  ALEPH (Jewish)
Grades 3 thru 5 - M only - Cub Scouts (Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light)


Just as Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the activities youth will start working on are among the first steps as a Scout that will lead to understanding more about your Jewish faith. Working on the Aleph emblem also will help youth get to know better their rabbi or religious school teacher.
 

OLDER YOUTH CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
includes meal
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
  GOD AND CHURCH  (most Christian faith including Catholic)
Grades 6 thru 8 - M or F - Scouts BSA


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.
 
  NER TAMID (Jewish)
Grades 6 thru 8 - M only - Scouts BSA


The Ner Tamid program is designed to help youth become stronger in their individual faith and understanding of Judiaism through learning and doing; with the Scouting program as a base to build around.Your Counselor/Facilitator will help lead discussion and give direction to helping fulfill the requirements for this recogntion and journey.
 
  GOD AND LIFE  (most Christian faiths including Catholic)
Grades 9 thru 12 - M or F - Scouts BSA or Venturing


The God and Life cirriculum will focus on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31 and will help youth on a journey seeking to understand their call to a life of discipleship. Through Paul's story youth will learn and discuss how Paul encoutnered 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 the program.  Each section illustrates a key element in learning how to live one's life for Christ.
 
  ETZ CHAIM (Jewish)
Grades 9 thru 12 - M or F - Scouts BSA or Venturing


The Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) program is to encourage the young adult to explore adult Jewish roles in the context of family, community, and Jewish people. This day's program is to help launuch youth into the six month program and set them on a path of success on this journey and discovery.

Registration covers all costs for the materials and meal 

 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Scout Aquatics Day
Tri-City United Public School Pool - 101 2nd Street NE - Montgomery, Minnesota
 


Webelos / Arrow of Light Scouts can work on their Aquanaut Adventure Pin.

Scouts of all ages and Parents and Adult Leaders alike can attend at anytime to get their BSA Simmers Test completed.

Scouts BSA members can work on their aquatic requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

Scouts can work on their Swimming Merit Badge (while many are able to complete this in one visit, you may need more than one visit to work on all of the requirements).

Scouts can work on their Lifesaving Merit Badge (this merit badge may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts can work on other merit badges that have certain aquatics component(s); i.e. Canoeing, Kayaking Rowing, Water Sports, etc.

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Lifeguard requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Mile Swim requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts, Parents, and Adult Leaders can work on their Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training and certification.
 
SWIM DAY EVENT

Tri-City Public Schools Pool
101 2nd Street NE
Montgomery, Minnesota

Saturday, December 14, 2019  -  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $10.00 per Scout or Adult
($15.00 family maximum - all fees paid at door)

Questions contact:
Jay Kuivinen, Lead Volunteer
jkuivinen1@juno.com

 
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Textile Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Tuesday
December 17, 2019
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:
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Textile Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church - 3611 North Berens Road NW - Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
DECEMBER 21, 2019
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

MORNING CLASSES - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
   
Astronomy Citizenship in the World Dentistry Energy
       
   
Engineering Graphic Arts Moviemaking Safety  
         
 

ALL DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  EARLY AFTERNOON
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
   
Cooking   Fingerprinting
     

AFTERNOON CLASSES - 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     
American Cultures Citizenship in the World Fingerprinting Pulp and Paper
       
 
Reading AND Scholarship Scouting Heritage Stamp Collecting   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. - 11:30 a.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Dentistry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Energy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Engineering Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Graphic Arts Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Moviemaking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Safety Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 

ALL DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Cooking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 

EARLY AFTERNOON CLASS
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
registration starts at 11:30 a.m.

 
Fingerprinting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
registration starts at 11:35 a.m.

 
American Cultures Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Collections Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Pulp and Paper Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page (Reading)
Class Preparation Page (Scholarship)
 

 
Scouting Heritgae Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Weather Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 21, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake
Lutheran Church
3611 North Behrens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
Class Preparation Page
 

 
 
Monday, December 30, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE HOLIDAY
online
 
 
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE MERIT BADGE HOLIDAY

ONLINE CLASS
  Monday
December 30, 2019
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 


ONLINE CLASS
  Monday
December 30, 2019
2:30 pm  -   6:00 pm  EST
1:30 pm  -   5:00 pm  CST
12:30 pm  -   4:00 pm  MST
11:30 am  -   3:00 pm  PST

MERIT BADGE

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 


ONLINE CLASS
  Monday
December 30, 2019
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 

 
 
 

JANUARY 2020

Saturday, January 4, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Guardian Angels Church - 8260 4th Street North - Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
JANUARY 4, 2020
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

MORNING CLASSES - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

     
Aviation Camping Disabilities Awareness Dog Care
       
 
Entrepreneurship Law Mining in Society Programming Public Speaking
         

SPECIAL ONE HOUR MERIT BADGE REVIEW
limited slots throughout the day

       
  Family Life    
       

ALL DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

       
  Citizenship in the Community with Family Life option    
       

AFTERNOON CLASSES - 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

   
American Business Animation Bugling Coin Collecting
       
Communication Digital Technology Genealogy Pets Salesmanship
         
 

3/4 DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 

1 HOUR CLASS SLOT
select your time during the day

 
Family Life Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
Times throughout the day
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 

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

 
Aviation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Camping Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Dog Care Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Law Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Mining in Society Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Programming Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Public Speaking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
 

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

 
American Business Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Animation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Bugling Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Digital Technology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Genealogy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Pets Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Salesmanship Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
Class Preparation Page
 

 
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Heritage Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
January 8, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
American Heritage Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Northern Star Scouting 2020 Wood Badge Breakfast
Wayzata Community Church - 125 Wayzata Boulevard East - Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
 
 

 

A Great Way To Start Your Day!

Prospective Wood Badge participants and fellow Wood Badgers are invited to reunite with fellow patrol and course members, and meet new friends at this year's Wood Badge Breakfast! There will be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting scholarships and program supplies for future Wood Badge courses. A trading post will also be available for purchasing critter gear. Enjoy a morning of Scouting at its best!

FREE for prospective Wood Badge participants

The cost for this year's breakfast is $15.00 for Wood Badgers and FREE for prospective course participants. All proceeds from the event are used for scholarships and program supplies for future Wood Badge and Grey Wolf NYLT courses.

Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Bouleavrd East
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

 Saturday, January 11, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

 

 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-31898

 
 
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Scout Aquatics Day
Tri-City United Public School Pool - 101 2nd Street NE - Montgomery, Minnesota
 


Webelos / Arrow of Light Scouts can work on their Aquanaut Adventure Pin.

Scouts of all ages and Parents and Adult Leaders alike can attend at anytime to get their BSA Simmers Test completed.

Scouts BSA members can work on their aquatic requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

Scouts can work on their Swimming Merit Badge (while many are able to complete this in one visit, you may need more than one visit to work on all of the requirements).

Scouts can work on their Lifesaving Merit Badge (this merit badge may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts can work on other merit badges that have certain aquatics component(s); i.e. Canoeing, Kayaking Rowing, Water Sports, etc.

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Lifeguard requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Mile Swim requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts, Parents, and Adult Leaders can work on their Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training and certification.
 
SWIM DAY EVENT

Tri-City Public Schools Pool
101 2nd Street NE
Montgomery, Minnesota

Saturday, January 11, 2020  -  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Cost: $10.00 per Scout or Adult
($15.00 family maximum - all fees paid at door)

Questions contact:
Jay Kuivinen, Lead Volunteer
jkuivinen1@juno.com

 
 
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Architecture Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
January 16, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Architecture Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Monday, January 20, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Art Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
January 8, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Art Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Friday January 24, 2020 thru Sunday January 26, 2020
2020 HONOR WEEKEND - Back to the Future

Oak Ridge Conference Center - 1 Oakridge Drive, Chaska, Minnesota 55318

2020 HONOR WEEKEND

 JANUARY 24, 2020 5:30 pm thru JANUARY 26, 2020 2:00 pm


OPEN TO ALL YOUTH       ages 13 thru 18
so tell a friend they don't have to be a Scout to participate
Scouts BSA, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, 4H, are all welcome

(Must be 13 years old or older to participate)
 

Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
January 24 - 26, 2020
Chaska, Minnesota

What:    Honor Weekend
Who:      Open to all youth ages 13 years to 18 years of age

When:   January 24 - 26, 2020
Where:  Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center - Chaska, Minnesota
 

Cost:  $25 Pre-Registration [$200.00 balance due not later than January 15, 2020]
         This cost includes 2 nights of hotel lodging, meals, activities, and recognition items.
NOTE: The pre-registration cost is a non-refundable guarantee to hold a participation spot for you.  The remaining balance of $200.00 is due not later than January 15, 2020.

Honor Weekend is a fun-filled weekend of activities and learning focusing on honor, chivalry, manners, social skills, etiquette, and character.

Interactive Presentations and Activities will challenge and build participants knowledge and skills in the common everyday manners and etiquette in today's world while addressing social issues relevant to today's teenage youth.

Participants will be provided meals along with great activities which include an organized game night on Friday night and a social dance on Saturday evening (fully chaperoned and structured of course).  Please consider joining us Sunday afternoon for our Graduation and closing ceremony.

Participants will receive a distinguished award called the Honor Cord; a purple braided shoulder cord which can be worn to help identify them as one of the best of the best in civilian or program dress.  Of course this honor comes with a price, you can lose the privilege of wearing the Honor Cord should you be identified as not living up to the code of conduct presented at this Honor Weekend.

There is a mandatory Pre-Course Meeting being held on Wednesday January 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm at Woodlake Lutheran Church 2120 West 76th Street, Richfield, Minnesota 55423. Registrants will get an email a week prior reminding them of the meeting with further details. At this meeting participants and families will learn further details of the weekend, meet their patrol leader and fellow participants, and turn in required health forms and waiver forms.  Information will be provided via email to all registered participants a few weeks prior to this evening.

 


2020 HONOR WEEKEND

 

 JANUARY 25, 2020 7:30 am to 6:00 pm - lunch is included


OPEN TO ALL ADULTS
 

Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
January 25, 2020
Chaska, Minnesota

More information coming soon

What:    Advanced Adult Leader Training

Who:      Open to all adults 18+

When:   January 25, 2020 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Where:  Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center - Chaska, Minnesota
 

Cost:  $35 includes plated lunch


Advacned Adult Leader Training goes beyond your typical Scout training modules and puts you in front of expereinced veteran Scout Leaders with years of experience to guide you through in-depth insight into tough and unique topics.  You won't find this training anywhere else.

Participants will be provided lunch and certificate of completion as part of this day-long learning, training, and networking opportunity.

 
Scheduled Topics and Presentations 
 
"Every Scout is an Individual"
a look at mentoring the youth as individuals
 
"Scoutmaster Minutes"
not just for Scoutmasters, but for all leaders
examples how to incorporate short stories, sayings, and lessons into your leadership messaging
 
"Flag Etiquette"
an in-depth look at flag ceremonies, flag etiquette, and more
 
"Performing a Reflection"
learn techniques, objectives, reasons, and difference between leading and facilitating reflections
 
"The Myths of Scouting"
an interactive look at common falsehoods in Scouting - Get the low down!
 
"Bully, Bully"
a comprehensive look at bullying and the cause and effect in and outside of Scouting
 
"Advanced Advancement"
from Belt Loops to Merit Badges
all you ever wanted to know about Scouting Advancement opportunities and programs
 
"Understanding the Scouting Pyramid"
a look at structure and function of the unit, district, council, and beyond
 
"The Invisible Scout"
this interactive class provides a deeper understanding of Scouts with invisible challenges.
 
BONUS "Dining Etiquette"
check your knowledge of dining etiquette & graces in this interactive "working lunch" presentation
 

Registration covers all costs for materials and meal 

Sign Up Today

 
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Ten Ring - Archery Merit Badge

Rapids Archery Club - 1255 133rd Avenue NW - Andover, Minnesota 55304

Ten Ring - Archery Merit Badge

The Ten Ring staff will guide Scouts through all of the Archery Merit Badgerequirements from making an arrow  and bowstring to making sure Scouts shoot their best. Scouts are required to print and complete the Archery Merit Badge workbook before arrival and bring the completed workbook to the day of the class for reference and review. They must also remember to bring a properly filled out and signed blue card along with the Archery Merit Badge pamphlet.

Space is limited and registration is a must.  Once completing the online registration process, your position is only guaranteed upon receipt of a confirmation email from Ten Ring.

Starts promptly ay 8:00 am and finishes approximately around 1:00 pm. See class spot availability below; check the Ten Ring website for the most up-to-date class spot availability through the link below.

A $10 Donation is requested per Scout to help cover cost for the class as well as a reminder for Scouts to "Do a Good Turn Daily" by bringing a voluntary donation of a food item for the local food shelf.

1 space left
as of 12-01-2019

Rapids Archery Club
1255 133rd Avenue NW
Andover, Minnesota 55304

 Sunday, January 26, 2020  -  8:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Information link:

http://www.tenring.org/_documents/flyers/MBs_2020.pdf

Registration link:

http://www.tenring.org/registrationForms/archeryMBReg.htm

 
 
 

FEBRUARY 2020

2020 Scout Sunday
Sunday, February 9, 2020


 



The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.

An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation. 
 
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Astronomy Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
February 5, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class Online

 
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Scout Aquatics Day
Carelton College - Cowling Recreation Center and Gymnasium - 1 North College Street - Northfield, Minnesota
 


Webelos / Arrow of Light Scouts can work on their Aquanaut Adventure Pin.

Scouts of all ages and Parents and Adult Leaders alike can attend at anytime to get their BSA Simmers Test completed.

Scouts BSA members can work on their aquatic requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

Scouts can work on their Swimming Merit Badge (while many are able to complete this in one visit, you may need more than one visit to work on all of the requirements).

Scouts can work on their Lifesaving Merit Badge (this merit badge may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts can work on other merit badges that have certain aquatics component(s); i.e. Canoeing, Kayaking Rowing, Water Sports, etc.

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Lifeguard requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Mile Swim requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts, Parents, and Adult Leaders can work on their Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training and certification.
 
SWIM DAY EVENT

Carelton College - Cowling Recreation Center
1 North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota

Saturday, February 8, 2020  -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $10.00 per Scout or Adult
($15.00 family maximum - all fees paid at door)

Questions contact:
Jay Kuivinen, Lead Volunteer
jkuivinen1@juno.com

 
 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Bugling Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Monday
February 10, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Bugling Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
FEBRUARY 15, 2020
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

MORNING CLASSES - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

   
Farm Mechanics Fish and Wildlife Management Forestry Music
       
 
Personal Management Plumbing Public Health Signs, Signals, and Codes Woodwork
         

ALL DAY CLASSES 3/4 DAY CLASSES
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m. registration starts at 9:30 a.m.
   
       
  First Aid   Snow Sports
       

AFTERNOON CLASSES - 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

   
Chess Electricity Home Repairs Indian Lore
       
Medicine Personal Fitness Personal Management Pioneering Theater
         
 
Registration opens January 2, 2020 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Coin Collecting Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
February 27, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
 

MARCH 2020

10:00 pm Friday March 6, 2019 to Saturday 5:00 am March 7, 2019
Buck Hill Overnighter for Scouts BSA and Venturing Scouts
Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area - 15400 Buck Hill Road - Burnsville, Minnesota
 

WHAT: All night skiing, snowboarding and tubing!

WHO: All Scouts BSA, Venturers, Explorers and any of their friends 11 years or older are welcome

WHERE: Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard Area in Burnsville, MN

COST: $45.00
Cost includes lift ticket, ski/snowboard rental, beginner lesson, and tubing lift ticket (helmets required - they will be provided or you can bring your own)

Season passes will not be valid for this event

**No outside food will be allowed in the chalet this year 

March 6, 10:00 p.m. - March 7, 5:00 a.m.
Tubing will be open until 2:00 a.m.

For more info or questions please contact:
Daniel Edmondson 612-261-2362 or dedmondson@northernstar.org

Registration closes Sunday, March 2, at 11:59 p.m.

Registration link:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-buckhill2020

 
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Scout Aquatics Day
Carelton College - Cowling Recreation Center and Gymnasium - 1 North College Street - Northfield, Minnesota
 


Webelos / Arrow of Light Scouts can work on their Aquanaut Adventure Pin.

Scouts of all ages and Parents and Adult Leaders alike can attend at anytime to get their BSA Simmers Test completed.

Scouts BSA members can work on their aquatic requirements for Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.

Scouts can work on their Swimming Merit Badge (while many are able to complete this in one visit, you may need more than one visit to work on all of the requirements).

Scouts can work on their Lifesaving Merit Badge (this merit badge may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts can work on other merit badges that have certain aquatics component(s); i.e. Canoeing, Kayaking Rowing, Water Sports, etc.

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Lifeguard requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts and registered Adult Leaders can work on the BSA Mile Swim requirements (this may take more than one visit to work on all requirements).

Scouts, Parents, and Adult Leaders can work on their Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training and certification.
 
SWIM DAY EVENT

Carelton College - Cowling Recreation Center
1 North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota

Saturday, March 7, 2020  -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $10.00 per Scout or Adult
($15.00 family maximum - all fees paid at door)

Questions contact:
Jay Kuivinen, Lead Volunteer
jkuivinen1@juno.com

 
 
Saturday, March ??, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

TBD
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MARCH ??, 2020
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

MORNING CLASSES

   
TBD TBD TBD TBD
       
 
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
         

AFTERNOON CLASSES

   
TBD TBD TBD TBD
       
TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
         
 
Registration opens February 1, 2020 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Collections Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
March 11, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Collections Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Monday, March 16, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Crime Prevention Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Monday
March 16, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Digital Technology Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
March 26, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Digital Technology Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, March 28, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY RAILROADING MERIT BADGE DAY

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
9:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

 
Railroading Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am
North Metro
Model Railroad Club
1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
Class Preparation Page
 

AFTERNOON CLASS
1:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m.
registration starts at 12:45 p.m.

 
Railroading Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Metro
Model Railroad Club
1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
Class Preparation Page
 
 
 

APRIL 2020

Monday, April 6, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Monday
April 6, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Dog Care Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
April 16, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Dog Care Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Energy Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
April 22, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Energy Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, April 25, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Woodlake Lutheran Church - 2120 West 76th Street - Richfield, Minnesota 55423
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
APRIL 25, 2020
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

MORNING CLASSES - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

   
Art Electronics Exploration Game Design
       
 
Nature Orienteering Signs, Signals, and Codes Surveying Veterinary Medicine
         

ALL DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

       
  Hiking Emergency Preparedness with Fire Safety Option   
       

AFTERNOON CLASSES - 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

     
Animal Science Athletics AND Sports Automotive Maintenance Bird Study
       
Collections Gardening Geocaching Mammal Study Photography
         
 
Registration opens March 1, 2020 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 

MaY 2020

 
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Ten Ring - Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

Beaverbrook Sportsmen's Club - 20500 Palisade Street NE - Cedar (East Bethel), Minnesota 55330

Ten Ring - Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

The Ten Ring staff will guide Scouts through all of the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge requirements right through making sure Scouts shoot their best. Scouts are required to print and complete the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge workbook before arrival and bring the completed workbook to the day of the class for reference and review. They must also remember to bring a properly filled out and signed blue card along with the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge pamphlet.

Space is limited and registration is a must.  Once completing the online registration process, your position is only guaranteed upon receipt of a confirmation email from Ten Ring.

Five groups of 6 Scouts start throughout the day and space is limited and fills fast.  Class time is approximately 3 hours.  See below chart for class times and space availability; check the Ten Ring website for the most up-to-date class spot availability through the link below.

A $10 Donation is requested per Scout to help cover cost for the class as well as a reminder for Scouts to "Do a Good Turn Daily" by bringing a voluntary donation of a food item for the local food shelf.

Date Beaver Squirrel Elk Bear Owl
Start Time -> 8:00AM 9:30AM 11:00AM 12:30PM 2:00PM
Sat. May 2nd 3 FULL 5 4 5
as of 12-01-2019

Beaverbrook Sportsmen's Club
20500 Palisade Street NE
Cedar (East Bethel), Minnesota 55330

 Saturday, May 2, 2020

 

Information link:

http://www.tenring.org/_documents/flyers/MBs_2020.pdf

 

Registration link:

http://tenring.org/registrationForms/rifleMBReg.htm

 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Engineering Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
May 6, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Engineering Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Entrepreneurship Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
May 14, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Ten Ring - Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

Beaverbrook Sportsmen's Club - 20500 Palisade Street NE - Cedar (East Bethel), Minnesota 55330

Ten Ring - Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

The Ten Ring staff will guide Scouts through all of the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge requirements right through making sure Scouts shoot their best. Scouts are required to print and complete the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge workbook before arrival and bring the completed workbook to the day of the class for reference and review. They must also remember to bring a properly filled out and signed blue card along with the Rifle Shooting Merit Badge pamphlet.

Space is limited and registration is a must.  Once completing the online registration process, your position is only guaranteed upon receipt of a confirmation email from Ten Ring.

Five groups of 6 Scouts start throughout the day and space is limited and fills fast.  Class time is approximately 3 hours.  See below chart for class times and space availability; check the Ten Ring website for the most up-to-date class spot availability through the link below.

A $10 Donation is requested per Scout to help cover cost for the class as well as a reminder for Scouts to "Do a Good Turn Daily" by bringing a voluntary donation of a food item for the local food shelf.

Date Beaver Squirrel Elk Bear Owl
Start Time -> 8:00AM 9:30AM 11:00AM 12:30PM 2:00PM
Sat. May 16th 6 2 6 6 6
as of 12-01-2019

Beaverbrook Sportsmen's Club
20500 Palisade Street NE
Cedar (East Bethel), Minnesota 55330

 Saturday, May 16, 2020

 

 

Information link:

http://www.tenring.org/_documents/flyers/MBs_2020.pdf

 

Registration link:

http://tenring.org/registrationForms/rifleMBReg.htm

 
 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Inventing Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Tuesday
May 19, 2020
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
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Inventing Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
 

JUNE 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020
NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING - 2020 COUNCIL SUPER EVENT
Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, home of the Minnesota Vikings in Eagan
 

WHAT: 2020 Council Super Event

WHO: All Scouts - Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers

WHERE: Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, home of the Minnesota Vikings

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June 6, 2020
keep the date

For more info to come

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Registration link:

coming soon

 
Summer 2020 - will be posted in the future
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
COMING SOON
 
 

September 2020

WOOD BADGE - FALL 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020 thru Sunday, September 13, 2020
and
Saturday, October 3, 2020 thru Sunday, October 4, 2020

Stearns Scout Camp
 
 


WOOD BADGE - FALL 2020
C1-250-20-2



Wood Badge is a world-class leadership development program intended for all Scout leaders. Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles and successful organizations throughout the country.

Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to insure that the leaders of Scout troops were properly trained. Since then Wood Badge has been held worldwide, providing advanced leadership training to thousands of Scout leaders.


Wood Badge builds upon the best traditions and experiences of the Boy Scouts of America and also draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.

By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the 5 themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding, Empowering. 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  2020 Fall Wood Badge Course.  You must attend both scheduled weekends of the course (two weekends).
 

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

A $100 deposit is required with the balance due by July 1, 2020.
Financial Aid requests can be made

 

 

2020 FALL COURSE

STEARNS SCOUT CAMP

September 11 - 13, 2020

and

October 3 - 4, 2020

 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-2020FallWB

 

only 49 spaces left
as of 11-24-2019

 

 

Registration closes in:

 
Don't Wait
This course WILL fill up completely
Don't wait or you may not get a spot 
 

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR

Invite Scoutmaster Bucky to your Eagle Court of Honor
If you need a speaker or presenter
or just someone to shake your hand and congratulate you on a job well done

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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