WELCOME LAST UPDATED: December 13, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky
serving Scouting since January 2009
 
over 12,600+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities
over 650+ Boy Scout online merit badge opportunities and
thousands of Cub Scout, Webelos, and Venturing advancement opportunities
 
Remember the Scout Motto: Be Prepared
at Scoutmaster Bucky events this is not a request, wish, or desire...
it is an expectation

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 NEW! Registration for December 2018 and January 2019 events are open
HOT! Registration for 2019 Honor Weekend is open click here
Interactive Calendar with Events, links, and more
Registration for 2019 Reverence Day is open click here
   
 

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.
 
2018 SIte Update Progress
Task completed thru  
Merit Badge Requirement Pages (2018 update) COMPLETE  
Merit Badge Class Preparation Pages Law plus others  
Merit Badge Workbooks 42 done and updated  
Merit Badge History Pages Business plus others  
Cubmaster Bob Katt (Cub Scout area) coming December 2018  
Advisor Kodi (Venturing area) coming January 2019
S. S. Seagal (Sea Scout area) coming February 2019  

Disclaimer

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

DECEMBER 2018

 
Saturday, December 15, 2018
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church - 3611 North Berens Road NW - Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
DECEMBER 15, 2018
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Cooking and Citizenship in the Nation

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 
 
Allyhoo is an animal-shaped pillow custom handmade by Ally and her team as well as volunteers like you. When you order an Allyhoo, you receive your own custom, cuddly character and a twin will be donated to a patient at Children’s Hospitals & Clinics – Minneapolis in your name!

Each Allyhoo is made of 100% fleece and is filled with 100% premium polyester fiberfill. Every Allyhoo comes with a registration certificate that allows both you and the patient to independently register and name your Allyhoo on the Allyhoo.com.
 
The Allyhoo team will be set up at this month's Scoutmaster Bucky Event looking for help in filling the high demand of the Holiday season. They will be set up for cutting material and stuffing Allyhoos and need your help. If you can't help with your time, you can always help monetarily by making a donation for the cost of materials, or even purchase your very own Allyhoo.

Donations are accepted on the Allyhoo.com website or you can make a cash donation at the event.  You may also purchase an Allyhoo online or at the event.

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

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
       
American Cultures Merit Badge American Heritage Merit Badge
American Cultures American Heritage Citizenship in the Nation Graphic Arts 
Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page
       
       
Indian Lore Moviemaking Textile  
Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page  
       

MID-DAY CLASS - 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cooking
Class Preparation Page
 

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

   
Citizenship in the Nation Crime Prevention Energy Inventing
Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page Class Preparation Page
       
       
Photography Reading Scholarship Traffic Safety

Class Preparation Page

Class Preparation Page

Class Preparation Page

Class Preparation Page

       
 
 
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges

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
December 20, 2018
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:
Reading Merit Badge Requirements
Reading Class Preparation Page
Scholarship Merit Badge Requirements
Scholarship Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges Class Online

 
 
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Safety 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
December 27, 2018
8:00 am  -  11:30 am EST
9:00 am  -   12:30 pm  CST
10:00 am  -   1:30 pm  MST
11:00 am  -   2:30 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
 
Safety Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, December 29, 2018
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439

MORNING CLASS
9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday
December 29, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scoutmaster Bucky
Lodge Rooms
at the offices of
Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439
Class Preparation Page
 

 

AFTERNOON CLASS
1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday
December 29, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scoutmaster Bucky
Lodge Rooms
at the offices of
Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439
Class Preparation Page
 

 
 

January 2019

 
Saturday, January 5, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Mayflower Church - 301 East Diamond Lake Road - Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
JANUARY 5, 2019
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Citizenship in the World, and Communication
 

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

 
Architecture Citizenship in the World Digital Technology Electricity
       
     
Entreprenuership Mining in Society Public Speaking Safety
       

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

American Business Animation Citizenship in the World Communication
       
     
Drafting Electronics Genealogy Programming
       
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.

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Architecture Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Digital Technology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Electricity Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Mining in Society Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Public Speaking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Safety Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Registration opens December 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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

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American Business Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Animation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Drafting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Electronics Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Genealogy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Programming Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 5, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mayflower Church
301 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page
 

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Registration opens December 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 
Monday, January 7, 2019
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. 
Monday
January 7, 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
 
Dog Care Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Northern Star Scouting 2019 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! We'll have 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 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 Boulevard East
Wayzata, Minnesota 55391

 Saturday, January 12, 2019  -  8:30 am - 10:30 am

 

 

Registration URL:

https://www.scoutingevent.com/250-2019WoodBadgeBreakfast

 

 
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY RAILROADING MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

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


Scoutmaster Bucky in conjunction with the

North Metro Model Railroad Club

presents

Railroading Merit Badge


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

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

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

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

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

 

1. Do THREE of the following:

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

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

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

2. Do the following:

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

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

3. Do ONE of the following:

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

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

5. Do THREE of the following:

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

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

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

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

7. Do EACH of the following:

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

b. Explain the meaning of three whistle signals.

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

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

 

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

a. MODEL RAILROADING

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

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

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


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

 
 

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

 
Railroading Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 12, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Metro
Model Railroad Club
1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
Class Preparation Page
 
 
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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, January 12, 2019  -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 per Scout or Adult
($10.00 family maximum - all fees paid at door)

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

 
 
Sunday, January 13, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, January 13, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Salesmanship 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 16, 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
 
Salesmanship Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Friday, January 18, 2019 thru Sunday, January 20, 2019
2019 Honor Weekend
Oak Ridge Conference Center - 1 Oakridge Drive - Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Scoutmaster Bucky and Northern Star Council are proud to present

2019 HONOR WEEKEND
HC1-250-19-1

This year's theme is Communication - Back to Basics

 


HONOR WEEKEND 2019

JANUARY 18, 2019 thru
JANUARY 20, 2019


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

(Must be 13 years old or older to participate)
 

Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
January 18 - 20, 2019
Chaska, Minnesota
 

What:    Honor Weekend
 

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


When:
   January 18 - 20, 2019
 

Where:  Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center - Chaska, Minnesota
 

Cost:  $25 Pre-Registration [$200.00 balance due not later than January 9, 2019]
  This cost includes 2 nights of hotel lodging, meals, activities, and recognition items.


The Honor Weekend is for those that want to be the best of the best.  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 introduce and reinforce participants to the common everyday manners and etiquette in today's world while addressing social issues relevant to today's teenage youth.
 

The event will be held at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska, Minnesota and youth will be assigned to a patrol with other male or female youth, respectively.  They will share a hotel room for the two nights of the weekend (not mixed gender rooms).  They will work within their patrol as well as in a large group on different activities and build friendships that will last a lifetime. 
 

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.
 

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 9, 2019.
 

There is a mandatory Pre-Course Meeting being held on Wednesday January 9, 2019 at the Hennepin County Ridgedale Regional Center in the Robert H Rohlf Meeting Room (1st Floor) - 12601 Ridgedale Drive (Plymouth Road), Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305 at 6:45 pm. 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.

 

 


 
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Scouting 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. 
Thursday
January 24, 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
 
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, January 26, 2019
NORTHERN STAR SCOUTING - COUNCIL COORDINATED COMMITTEES MEETING

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

 

 

Northern Star Scouting

Council Coordinated Committees Meeting

January 26, 2019

9:45 am Registration / Social

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Business Meeting

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Lunch and Committee Meetings

St Paul College
Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

This meeting is for all members of Council and District committees. The Council Coordinated Committees Meeting takes place twice annually, in January and August. It is a time to share council-wide updates, and for committees to meet jointly and share information. In addition to the Council Operating Committee meetings, we will also hold breakout sessions for Roundtable Commissioners.

 

Registration URL:
 

https://www.scoutingevent.com/250-CCC2019

 

 
 

FEBRUARY 2019

 
2019 Scout Sunday
Sunday, February 3, 2019


 



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 6, 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
February 6, 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

 
 
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, February 10, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Saturday, February 16, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
FEBRUARY 16, 2019
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Camping, First Aid, and Personal Fitness
 

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

   
American Labor Archaeology Camping Dentistry
       
 
First Aid Home Repairs Law Plumbing
       
     
  Salesmanship Woodwork .
       

ALL DAY CLASS
10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

       
  SNow Sports    
       

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

     
Farm Mechanics Geology Landscape Architecture Medicine
       
Personal Fitness Pioneering Public Health Search and Rescue
       
       
  Surveying Truck Transportation  
       
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.

 
Registration opens January 2, 2019 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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

 
Registration opens January 2, 2019 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 
Monday, February 18, 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. 
Monday
February 18, 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
 
Textile Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Traffic Safety 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 21, 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
 
Traffic Safety Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, February 23, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY RAILROADING MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

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


Scoutmaster Bucky in conjunction with the

North Metro Model Railroad Club

presents

Railroading Merit Badge


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

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

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

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

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

 

1. Do THREE of the following:

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

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

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

2. Do the following:

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

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

3. Do ONE of the following:

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

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

5. Do THREE of the following:

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

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

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

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

7. Do EACH of the following:

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

b. Explain the meaning of three whistle signals.

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

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

 

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

a. MODEL RAILROADING

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

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

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


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

 
 

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

 
Railroading Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 23, 2019
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
February 23, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
North Metro
Model Railroad Club
1929 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433
Class Preparation Page
 
 

March 2019

 
Monday, March 4, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Weather 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 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
 
Weather Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
10:00 pm Friday March 8, 2019 pm to Saturday 5:00 am March 9, 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: $40.00
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 8, 10:00 p.m. - March 9, 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 3, at 11:59 p.m.

Registration link:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-buckhill2019#

 
 
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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 9, 2019  -  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $5.00 per Scout or Adult
($10.00 family maximum - all fees paid at door)

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

 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

 
TROOP 342 PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Eden Prairie High School
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Sunday, March 10, 2019  -  8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come support local Scouts

Questions contact:
Scoutmaster John Kluchka:
johnkluchka@gmail.com

 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, March 10, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Business 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 13, 2019
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
 
American Business Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, March 16, 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 March 16, 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 3 - M or F - Cub Scouts (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, and Bears)


The 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.
 
SPECIAL NOTE: It Ad Altare Dei participants will need to complete additional requirements outside of this day of study and review.  There are certain opportunities offered through the local Archdiocese throughout the year in order to complete this recognition
  AD ALTARE DEI (Catholic)
Grades 6 thru 12 - M only - Scouts BSA or Venturing


The Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is designed to help Catholic youth of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community.  The program is organized in chapters based on the seven sacraments.  The seven sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth.  This Day of Reverence will cover the first chpater and serve as a starting point for each individual's jounrey through the program.
 
  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.
 
  POPE PIUS XII (Catholic)
Grades 9 thru 12 - M only - Scouts BSA or Venturing


The Pope Pius XII cprogram is Catholic Scouting's church-related ministries and vocation program. THe program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious, ordained) occupations and ministires in the church as calls from God. It includes youth led discussion on current issues facing the church and society.
 
  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 

 
 
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Cultures 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 21, 2019
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
 
American Cultures Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday March 23, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Guardian Angels Church - 8260 4th Street North - Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MARCH 23, 2019
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Citizenship in the Community and Family Life
 

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

     
Astronomy Bugling Chemistry Citizenship in the Community
       
 
Composite Materials Fire Safety Orienteering Signs, Signals, and Codes
       

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

 
 
Aviation Exploration Family Life Geocaching
       
 
Nuclear Science Space Exploration Radio 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.

 
Registration opens February 1, 2019 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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

 
Registration opens February 1, 2019 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 

April 2019

 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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
April 3, 2019
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
 
American Heritage Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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.

Four 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 Owl
Start Time -> 8:00AM 9:45AM 11:30AM 1:15PM
Sat. April 6th Full Full Full 3
as of 12-13-2018

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

 Saturday, April 6, 2019

 

 

Information and Registration link:

http://tenring.org/sub_events/rifleMB.htm

 
 
Monday, April 8, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Labor 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 8, 2019
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
 
American Labor Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2019
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.

Four 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 Owl
Start Time -> 8:00AM 9:45AM 11:30AM 1:15PM
Sat. April 13th 1 Full 2 Full
as of 12-13-2018

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

 Saturday, April 13, 2019

 

 

Information and Registration link:

http://tenring.org/sub_events/rifleMB.htm

 
 
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Northern Star Scouting - University of Scouting
TBD

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 500 Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event was created for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, and Venturing or Sea Scout youth leaders regardless of experience. The Northern Star Scouting's University of Scouting takes place twice a year; in April and October. Be the best leader you can be and mark your calendaer to attend the next University of Scouting

Location: TBD

 Saturday, April 13, 2019

 

 

Registration link:

will be posted when available

 
 
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, April 14, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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. 
Thursday
April 18, 2019
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
 
Art Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday April 27, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Woodlake Lutheran Church - 7525 Oliver Avenue South - Richfield, Minnesota 55423
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
APRIL 27, 2019
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Hiking and Personal Management
 

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

 
Automotive Maintenance Engineering Game Design Model Design and Building
       
     
Music Painting Personal Management Pulp and Paper
       

ALL DAY CLASS
9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

     
  Backpacking Hiking  
       

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

 
Art Chess Coin Collecting Collections
       
     
Journalism Personal Management Stamp Collecting Theater
       
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.

 
Registration opens March 1, 2019 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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

 
Registration opens March 1, 2019 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 

MAY 2019

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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
May 1, 2019
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
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, May 12, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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. 
Thursday
May 16, 2019
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
 
Bugling Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday May ??, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

TBD
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MAY ??, 2019
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Environmental Science and Sustainability

TENATIVELY PROPOSED MERIT BADGES TO BE OFFERED
will be confirmed and updated once a location is secured
 

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

   
Bird Study Fish and Wildlife Management Dog Care Gardening
       
 
Nature Plant Science Sustainability Veterinary Medicine
       

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

       
  Golf    
       

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

 
Animal Science Environmental Science Fly-Fishing Forestry
       
 
Insect Study Mammal Study Pets Reptile and Amphibian Study
       
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.

 
Registration opens April 1, 2019 @ 12:05 am CDT
 

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

 
Registration opens April 1, 2019 @ 12:05 am CDT
 
 
 
Monday, May 20, 2019
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. 
Monday
May 20, 2019
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
 
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
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
May 29, 2019
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

 
 

JUNE 2019

 
Monday, June 3, 2019
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
June 3, 2019
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

 
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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. 
Tuesday
June 11, 2019
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

 
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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. 
Wednesday
June 19, 2019
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

 
 
Monday, June 24, 2019 thru Friday, June 28, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - 2019 Online Summer School Merit Badge Sessions
Dog Care - Energy - Fingerprinting - Engineering - Genealogy

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
June 24, 2019
10:00 am  -      1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm  CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am  MDT
7:00 am  -  10:30 am  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

 
Tuesday
June 25, 2019
10:00 am  -      1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm  CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am  MDT
7:00 am  - 10:30 am  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

 
Wednesday
June 26, 2019
10:00 am  -      1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm  CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am  MDT
7:00 am  -  10:30 am  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
 
Fingerprinting Merit Badge Class Online

 
Thursday
June 27, 2019
10:00 am  -     1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  - 12:30 pm  CDT
8:00 am  - 11:30 am  MDT
7:00 am  - 10:30 am  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

 
Friday
June 28, 2019
10:00 am  -      1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  - 12:30 pm  CDT
8:00 am  - 11:30 am  MDT
7:00 am  - 10:30 am  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
 
Genealogy Merit Badge Class Online

 
 

JULY 2019

 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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. 
Tuesday
July 9, 2019
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

 
 
Monday, July 15, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Fire Safety 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
July 15, 2019
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
 
Fire Safety Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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. 
Thursday
July 18, 2019
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

 
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Journalism 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
July 24, 2019
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
 
Journalism Merit Badge Class Online

 
 

AUgust 2019

 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Medicine 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
August 1, 2019
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
 
Medicine Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Model Design and Building 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
August 6, 2019
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
 
Model Design and Building Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Music 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
August 29, 2019
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
 
Music Merit Badge Class Online

 
 

September 2019

 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Pets 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
September 4, 2019
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
 
Pets Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, September 8, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Monday, September 16, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Photography 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
September 16, 2019
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
 
Photography Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Public Health 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
September 26, 2019
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
 
Public Health Merit Badge Class Online

 
 

October 2019

 
Monday, October 7, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Pulp and Paper 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
October 7, 2019
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
 
Pulp and Paper Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, October 13, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges

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
October 16, 2019
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 BADGES
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Reading Merit Badge Requirements
Reading Class Preparation Page
Scholarship Merit Badge Requirements
Scholarship Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges Class Online

 
 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Safety 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
October 24, 2019
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
 
Safety Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Northern Star Scouting - University of Scouting
TBD

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 500 Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event was created for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, and Venturing or Sea Scout youth leaders regardless of experience. The Northern Star Scouting's University of Scouting takes place twice a year; in April and October. Be the best leader you can be and mark your calendaer to attend the next University of Scouting

Location: TBD

 Saturday, October 26, 2019

 

 

Registration link:

will be posted when available

 
 

November 2019

 
Saturday, November 9, 2019
NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL - COLLEGE OF COMMISSIONER SERVICE 2018

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

 

 

Northern Star Scouting

College of Commissioner Service

November 9, 2019

St Paul College
Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

Bachelor’s Degree– Master’s  Degree– Doctorate Degree- Roundtable  Studies – and  Advanced Studies

 

Unit Commissioner Basic Training:

The Unit Commissioner Basic Training is for all new unit commissioners and potential commissioners.  All UC Basic Training attendees will participate in the Keynote Speaker presentation and the Focus Session plus 2 additional special sessions.  This training will examine:
What a Commissioner is
What a Commissioner does
How a Commissioner does it


Bachelors in Commissioner Service:

The Bachelors Program is the level of training available to anyone who has completed Commissioner Basic Training.  This training will offer a series of 8 courses that will build upon your Basic Training skills.


Masters in Commissioner Service:

The Master’s program is advanced training that would follow completion of Bachelor of Commissioner Service training.  This training will provide 8 hours of advanced training to provide critical skills that  allows Commissioners to assist units and unit leaders with concepts such as “lifesaving a unit”, counseling skills for working with and to develop unit leaders.  You will learn effective engagement of the role of Assistant District Commissioners, and broadening skills as a commissioner to effectively work with specific unit needs or special needs of scouts in your unit.


Doctorate in Commissioner Service:

The  Doctorate program is next level of training following completion of the Master’s Degree and includes carrying out a project that will benefit an area of scouting.  Students will attend 8 hours of advanced level training courses that includes the presentation of your completed project.


Roundtable Studies Degree:

All Roundtable Commissioners and team members will benefit from a full day of training to help promote, staff and build successful roundtable programs for Pack, Troop and Venture Crew programs


Advanced Studies Degree:

The Advanced Studies Program provides 8 hours of elective course curriculum that will supplement previous Commissioner training.  The Advanced Studies Program is intended for commissioners who have already completed the Master’s program or Doctorate programs and are interested in gaining further learning from a broad curriculum of optional courses including fellowship with Commissioners.


College of Commissioner Service website:

More information on the College of Commissioner Service can be found at: http://www.northernstarbsa.org/about-the-college-of-commissioner-service


Please note that any prior degree from any College of Commissioner Service will qualify you to attend the next training level.
 

Registration URL:
 

https://scoutingevent.com/250-ccs2019

 

 
 
 
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, November 10, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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. 
Wednesday
November 13, 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
 
Dog Care Merit Badge Class Online

 
 

December 2019

 
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Northern Star Scouting (PLC) Patrol Leaders Council
Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota 55439
OPEN TO ALL SCOUTS
who are a part of their unit's PLC.
 
Sunday, December 8, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
(this is a recurring monthly meeting)
 
Join us monthly with Scouts from all around to discuss issues, share ideas, exchange best practices, and much more as it pertains to serving your Scout Troop more effectively and resourcefully. This meeting is meant ideally for any Scout currently serving in a position that serves on their unit's PLC, however, all interested Scouts are welcome.

This PLC Meeting is meant to give you and your PLC the tools needed to insure your unit has all the latest information and resources coupled with ideas from around the Scouting community.

Facilatated by Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters from around Northern Star Council. Meeting will include special guest speakers on topics important to all.
Monthly PLC Meeting Sign Up

 
 
More to be posted as events are scheduled and confirmed
 

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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