WELCOME LAST UPDATED: May 29, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky
serving Scouting since January 2009
 
over 13,250+ Scout merit badge opportunities
over 800+ 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
NEW! June Merit Badge opportunities are open for registration
NEW! Summer Schedule posted thru August
   
 
 
 
 
WELCOME YOUNG LADIES TO SCOUTING

Are you looking for a Female Troop to join in the new Scouts BSA program?  Don't know where to go to find a troop or contact information?

The Scoutmaster Bucky team is here to help. Shown here are some of the most organized and active female troop opportunities for young ladies in the Northern Star Scouting area.
 
Use the contact links to find out more about these great units and let's help welcome our youth females into the best Scouting program in the United States.

Each of these units have "brother" units (or parallel young men troops) so if you are looking for a troop for a young man in your family, these contacts can help you out as well.  What a great way to get the whole family involved.

Welcome to Northern Star Scouting, Welcome to Scouts BSA, Welcome to the BSA, and Welcome to the World Scouting Organization.  We are excited for everyone to join us.
Troop # Meeting night Location Scoutmaster
(or unit contact)
email phone

71

Monday evenings

Woodbury

Jenny Veith

click to email

651-343-9860

384

Tuesday evenings

Richfield

Bev Verweg

click to email

763-600-3838

283

Monday evenings

Wayzata

Mike Lawrance

click to email

612-251-8391

589

Monday evenings

Victoria

Scott Patz

click to email

612-396-7795

232

Monday evenings

Lino Lakes

Stacy Foreman

click to email

763-300-6480

276

Tuesday evenings

Champlin

Dave Casella

click to email

763-323-3338

626

Monday evenings

Shoreview

Karen Rafter

click to email

612-296-9256

424

Monday evenings

Excelsior

Bonnie Vos

click to email

612-251-5667

439

Monday evenings

White Bear Lake

Heather Steiner

click to email

651-338-2396

205

Monday evenings

Apple Valley

Kathy Johnson

click to email

612-804-1954

399

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month

Winsted

Mandy Busse

click to email

612-418-2223

 
 

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 44 done and updated  
Merit Badge History Pages thru Dramatics plus others  
Cubmaster Bob Katt (Cub Scout area)  almost done  
Advisor Kodi (Venturing area) coming May 2019
S. S. Seagal (Sea Scout area) coming June 2019  

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

JUNE 2019

 
Monday, June 3, 2019 thru Saturday, June 8, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - KICK OFF WEEK
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
KICK OFF WEEK
 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Wednesday
June 5, 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

 

 

 

 
 
Monday, June 10, 2019 thru Saturday, June 15, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 1
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 1
 
IN PERSON CLASS

Monday
June 10, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Tuesday
June 11, 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

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
June 12, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Thursday
June 13, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Friday
June 14, 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

 

 

 

 
Monday, June 17, 2019 thru Saturday, June 22, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 2
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 2
 
IN PERSON CLASS

Monday
June 17, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Tuesday
June 18, 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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
June 19, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
June 19, 2019

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
registration starts at 2:15 pm

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASSONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Thursday
June 20, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Friday
June 21, 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

 

 

 

 

JULY 2019

 
Monday, July 1, 2019 thru Saturday, July 6, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 3
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 3
 
ONLINE CLASS
  Monday
July 1, 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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Tuesday
July 2, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
July 3, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
 
Monday, July 8, 2019 thru Saturday, July 13, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 4
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 4
 
IN PERSON CLASS

Monday
July 8, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Tuesday
July 9, 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

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
July 10, 2019

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
registration starts at 8:45 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Wednesday
July 10, 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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Thursday
July 11, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Friday
July 12, 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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Saturday
July 13, 2019

7:30 am - 1:30 pm
registration starts at 7:15 am

Island Lake Golf & Training Center
71000 Red Fox Road
Shoreview, Minnesota 55126

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
 
Monday, July 15, 2019 thru Saturday, July 20, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 5
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 5
 
IN PERSON CLASS

Monday
July 15, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Tuesday
July 16, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
July 17, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
July 17, 2019

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
registration starts at 2:15 pm

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

 

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Thursday
July 18, 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

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
 
Monday, July 22, 2019 thru Saturday, July 27, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 6
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 6
 
IN PERSON CLASS

Monday
July 22, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Tuesday
July 23, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
July 24, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Thursday
July 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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Friday
July 26, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
 

August 2019

 
Monday, August 5, 2019 thru Saturday, August 10, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 7
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 7
 
IN PERSON CLASS

Monday
August 5, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Tuesday
August 6, 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

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  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

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
August 7, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Thursday
August 8, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
 
 
Monday, August 19, 2019 thru Saturday, August 24, 2019
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SUMMER - WEEK 8
 
 
SUMMER CLASSES
WEEK 8
 
IN PERSON CLASS

Monday
August 19, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Tuesday
August 20, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
IN PERSON CLASS

Wednesday
August 21, 2019

9:30 am - 1:00 pm
registration starts at 9:15 am

Scoutmaster Bucky Lodge Rooms
at the offices of Signal Systems, Inc
7613 Washington Ave S
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Class Preparation Page

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Thursday
August 22, 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

 

 

 

 
ONLINE CLASS
  Thursday
August 22, 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

TBD 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

 

To Be Determined at a later date

 

 

 
 
 
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

 
 
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

 
 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:00 am thru Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 pm
SCOUTMASTER and ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER TRAINING
with INTRODUCTION to OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS)
Baker Park Reserve - 2309 Baker Park Road, Maple Plain, Minnesota 55359

 
SCOUTMASTER and ASSISTANT SCOUTMASTER TRAINING
with
INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (IOLS)
 
Northern Star Scouting presents this unique training session
September 21 & 22, 2019

These courses ALWAYS fill up quickly, so sign up early and don't miss this excellent training opportunity.

In addition to fulfilling the training requirements for Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, this course is a fantastic introduction for parents or other adults to learn about Scouts, BSA and how Troops function in a fun, fast-paced, and hands-on environment!

Participants in this Training Weekend complete the following courses:
- Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Positions Specific Training
- Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training

Spend the weekend camping as members of “Troop 2019

Where: At Baker Park, Marshview Group Site

When: Arrive early Saturday morning September 21 (7AM) and Leave Sunday September 21 (noon)

What: All participants will review the outdoor skills required to earn First Class rank (Camping, Cooking, First Aid, and more!) while also learning leadership and practicing teamwork within their assigned patrols.

Pre-work: To be considered fully trained as a Scoutmaster Youth Protection must also be completed. Participants will be asked to complete Youth Protection prior to taking the course and will also be provided other supplemental training material to review prior to the course.

Supplies: Participants are expected to supply their own personal tents and camping items. They will also share their patrol camping equipment. Every effort will be made to help participants connect with each other prior to the event. Food is provided for the weekend, and some meals will be prepared within the patrol. (Please make note during registration of any food allergies or special accommodations needed) This is a UNIFORM event. All participants are strongly encouraged to wear the full Scout BSA uniform for the weekend. (Please contact the staff if this is a concern for assistance)

Cost: $35 per participant. The cost covers; materials, facility fees and meals for the weekend.
 
Registration Link

https://scoutingevent.com/250-27634

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

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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

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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

 
 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges

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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 17, 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

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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 Council

Adult Volunteer Training

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 (Session 1) and the Focus Session (Session 5), 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:
 

coming soon

 

 
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Dog Care Merit Badge

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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

 
 

January 2020

 
 

February 2020

 
 

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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