WELCOME LAST UPDATED: February 8, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky
serving Scouting since January 2009
 
over 13,875+ Scout merit badge opportunities
over 990+ 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! 2020 Requirements Update in progress (see below for status)
  February and March 2020 Opportunities Registration open
  Fall 2020 Wood Badge Course click here for more info
Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky Scrapping Day click here
   
NEW! Scoutmaster Bucky on the Road - March 28 - Eastern Wisconsin  click here for more info
 
 
 

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.  
2020 Site Update Progress
Task completed thru  
Merit Badge Requirement Pages 2020 update is progress - complete thru Landscape Architecture  
Merit Badge Class Preparation Pages
2020 update in progress - complete thru Landscape Architecture

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

 
Merit Badge Workbooks

2020 update in progress - complete thru Graphic Arts

Left to do - Hiking, Home Repairs, Horsemanship, Indian Lore, Insect Study, Journalism, Law, Leatherwork, Lifesaving, Mammal Study, Medicine, Metalwork, Mining in Society, Motorboating, Moviemaking, Music, Nature, Oceanography, Oreinteering, Painting, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Pets, Photography, Pioneering, Plumbing, Pottery, Programming, Public Health, Public Speaking, Pulp and Paper, Radio, Railroading, Reading, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Rifle Shooting, Robotics, Rowing, Safety, Salesmanship, Scholarship, Scuba Diving, Sculpture, Search and Rescue, Shotgun Shooting, Signs, Signals and Codes, Skating, Snow Sports, Soil and Water Conservation, Sports, Surveying, Sustainability, Swimming, Textile, Theater, Truck Transportation, Veterinary Medicine, Water Sports, Welding, Whitewater, Weilderness Survival, Woodcarving, and Woodwork

 
Merit Badge History Pages thru Dramatics plus others  
Cubmaster Bob Katt (Cub Scout area)  almost done  
Advisor Kodi (Venturing area) coming soon
S. S. Seagal (Sea Scout area) coming soon  

Disclaimer

The Scoutmaster Bucky program is a volunteer run program managed and maintained entirely by Brian Reiners (Scoutmaster Bucky) in conjuction with the council of Northern Star Scouting 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

FEBRUARY 2020

 
2020 Scout Sunday
Sunday, February 9, 2020


 



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

An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation. 
 
 
 
Monday, February 10, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Bugling Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Monday
February 10, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Bugling Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, February 15, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

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

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

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

 
 
ALL DAY CLASS   ALL DAY CLASS   3/4 DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.   registration starts at 8:15 a.m.   registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

 
 
   
First Aid   Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky Stamp and Scrap   Snow Sports
         

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

   
Chess Electricity Home Repairs Indian Lore
       
Medicine Personal Fitness Personal Management Pioneering Theater
         
 

ALL DAY CLASS
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
registration starts at 8:15 a.m.

Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky Stamp and Scrap Day
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420


Hey Scouting Adults, Parents, and Friends and Family while your Scouts work on Merit Badges all day, why don't you settle in with Mrs. Scoutmaster Bucky and Friends for the day to Scrapbook, Stamp, and Make Cards. Representatives from the industry will be present and share their product lines and provide demonstrations. Most importantly, you can meet others who enjoy the passion you have for scrapping and/or card making.  Share ideas, share patterns, share extra materials, trade ideas and materials, a full day of fun.

Partake in the Scrapping Swap where you bring your old no longer needed materials and trade or swap with others.  Mrs Scoutmaster Bucky and others are bringing their tools (cricket machines, hand punches, etc) to share for you to use as well. You don't want to miss out on this.  

Registration includes door prizes - Space is limited to 30 participants

Bring your own lunch or grab something at one of the many nearby restaurants
 

 

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

 
First Aid Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 

3/4 DAY CLASS
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

 
Snow Sports Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 

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

 
Farm Mechanics Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Forestry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Music Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Personal Management Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Plumbing Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Public Health Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Woodwork Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
 

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

 
Chess Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Electricity Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Home Repairs Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Indian Lore Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Medicine Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Personal Fitness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Personal Management Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Pioneering Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Theater Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomngton, Minnesota 55420
Class Preparation Page
 

 

 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Check Out Sea Scouts

Scoutmaster Bucky Scout Rooms at Signal Systems, Inc. - 7613 Washington Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota, 55439
 
   
      CHECK OUT
SEA SCOUTS
   
 
Have you ever wanted to learn better boating skills, improve your maritime knowledge, go sailing on large and small craft, commanded a power vessel, have an interest in a nautical or maritime career or service?
Sea Scouts is simply Scouting with a Nautical twist....
and you can even complete all your Scouts BSA achievements and more in Sea Scouts.

Come check out Sea Scouts

Scoutmaster Bucky Scout Rooms
upstairs at the office of Signal Systems, Inc.
7613 Washington Avenue South
Edina, Minnesota 55439

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

We hope you will consider joining us and checking out what Sea Scouts is all about
 
 
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Coin Collecting Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
February 27, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
 

MARCH 2020

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

WHAT: All night skiing, snowboarding and tubing!

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

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

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

Season passes will not be valid for this event

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

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

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

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

Registration link:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-buckhill2020

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
 
Saturday, March 14, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

EMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH - 2075 70th Street East - Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55077
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MARCH 14, 2020
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

MORNING CLASSES

     
Citizenship in the World Communication Composite Materials Crime Prevention
       
 
Energy Painting Robotics Search and Rescue Truck Transportation
         

AFTERNOON CLASSES

     
Athletics AND Sports Citizenship in the Nation Communication Journalism
       
Radio Sculpture Soil and Water Conservation Surveying Textile
         

MORNING CLASSES

 
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Composite Materials Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Energy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Painting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Robotics Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Search and Rescue Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Truck Transportation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page

AFTERNOON CLASSES

 
Athletics AND Sports Merit Badges Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Athletics:  Class Preparation Page
Sports:     Class Preparation Page
 
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Journalism Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Radio Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Sculpture Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Surveying Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
Textile Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 14, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church
2075 70th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Class Preparation Page
 
 
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Collections Merit Badge

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
March 11, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Collections Merit Badge Class Online

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Monday
March 16, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Class Online

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
March 26, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Digital Technology Merit Badge Class Online

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

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


Scoutmaster Bucky in conjunction with the

North Metro Model Railroad Club

presents

Railroading Merit Badge


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

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

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

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

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

 

1. Do THREE of the following:

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

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

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

2. Do the following:

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

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

3. Do ONE of the following:

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

 

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

5. Do THREE of the following:

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

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

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

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

7. Do EACH of the following:

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

b. Explain the meaning of three whistle signals.

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

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

 

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

a. MODEL RAILROADING

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

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

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


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

 
 

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

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

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

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

St Peter & Paul Catholic Church - 105 North Olk Street - Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944

Saturday March 28, 2020

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ON THE ROAD


That's right, we are going on the road and taking the same great in-person opportunities to the Scouts of Eastern Wisconsin
 
 

SPECIAL OFFERING

Commemorate this Historic Event with your very own exclusive Scoutmaster Bucky - On the Road - Hortonville, Wisconsin Event T-Shirt
Gray T-Shirt Black T-Shirt
 

SCOUT LEADER and ADULT TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Morning Session
"Invisibles"
Learn from the Professor of "Mom-ology" about understanding and working with Scouts with Special Needs with a focus on invisibles - we all have a little somethin' somethin'
 
"Blue Card Basics and Advancement"
Gain insight to the history, uses, methodologies of the blue card and the merit badge process. How this simple blue card teaches and instills life skills and is integral to the vast world of opportunities, experiences, and knowledge gained through the merit badge process - all your merit badge questions will be answered here
 
FREE AND OPEN LUNCH SESSION
"General Scouting Q & A"
This lunch session is open to all Scouters and Scouting youth, where years of Scouting experience from the local Council as well as Scouters from beyond are available to help address your Scouting Questions.  The vast experience and knowledge of these individuals are ready for all your tough Scouting questions:  Girls in Scouting, The past and future of Scouting, How to inspire youth, Special Need Scouting, and much more - bring on the questions - No need to register this will be an open forum for all in attendance
 
Afternoon Session
"Every Scout is an Individual"
a look at mentoring youth as individuals as well as understanding ISP (Individual Scout Plan) and ISAP (Individual Scout Advancement Plan) and how they can help you and your Scout.
 
"Religious Emblems"
Two Past-Presidents of the National Lutheran Association on Scouting present insight to the Religious Emblems Coordinator position, Chaplain Aides as a youth leadership position, all faith's religious recogniztions, the use of the P.R.A.Y. program for religious emblems, and much more
 

ALL DAY CLASSES

 
Cooking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Pulp and Paper Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
PLEASE NOTE:
This Merit Badge Class will be travelling to Neenah, Wisconsin for a tour of a Paper Mill as a part of this class
Class Preparation Page
 

MORNING CLASSES

       
Art Camping Chess Citizenship in the Nation
       
   
Digital Technology Drafting Fire Safety First Aid Law
         
 
Art Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Camping Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Chess Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Digital Technology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Drafting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Fire Safety Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
First Aid Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Law Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES

       
American Cultures Architecture Citizenship in the Nation Disabilities Awareness
       
Emergency Preparedness Inventing Programming Scouting Heritage Signs, Signals, and Codes
         
 
American Cultures Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Architecture Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Inventing Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Programming Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
Signs, Signals, and Codes Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Peter & Paul Catholic Church
105 Olk Street
Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944
Class Preparation Page
 
 
Registration opens February 1, 2020 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 

APRIL 2020

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Monday
April 6, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class Online

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
April 16, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Dog Care Merit Badge Class Online

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
April 22, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Energy Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
Saturday, April 25, 2020
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

       
  Hiking Emergency Preparedness with Fire Safety Option   
       

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

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

MAY 2020

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

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

Ten Ring - Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

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

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

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

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

Date Beaver Squirrel Elk Bear Owl
Start Time -> 8:00AM 9:30AM 11:00AM 12:30PM 2:00PM
Sat. May 2nd FULL FULL 3 4 5
as of 01-02-2020

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

 Saturday, May 2, 2020

 

Information link:

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

 

Registration link:

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

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Wednesday
May 6, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Engineering Merit Badge Class Online

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Thursday
May 14, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Class Online

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

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

Ten Ring - Rifle Shooting Merit Badge

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

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

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

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

Date Beaver Squirrel Elk Bear Owl
Start Time -> 8:00AM 9:30AM 11:00AM 12:30PM 2:00PM
Sat. May 16th 6 FULL 6 6 6
as of 01-02-2020

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

 Saturday, May 16, 2020

 

 

Information link:

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

 

Registration link:

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

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

online
The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology. 
Tuesday
May 19, 2020
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Inventing Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
 

JUNE 2020

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

SEPTEMBER 2020

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

Stearns Scout Camp
 
 


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



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

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


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

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

By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the 5 themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding, Empowering. Apply the skills learned from your participation as a member of a successful working team to your Scouting position as well as your professional life. Revitalize your commitment to youth by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis

Journey to Excellence requirements emphasize the need to have at least one unit leader Wood Badge trained.  This is your opportunity to become Wood Badge trained.

 

Sign up now for the  2020 Fall Wood Badge Course.  You must attend both scheduled weekends of the course (two weekends).
 

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

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

 

 

2020 FALL COURSE

STEARNS SCOUT CAMP

September 11 - 13, 2020

and

October 3 - 4, 2020

 

Registration URL:

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

 

only 41 spaces left
as of 01-02-2020

 

 

Registration closes in:

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

EAGLE COURT OF HONOR

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

How to fill out a blue Card


Nothing creates more questions here at Scoutmaster Bucky than Blue Cards.  Scoutmaster Bucky is proud to offer a comprehensive Merit Badge Application (Blue Card) Instruction Guide - aka "How to Fill Out a Blue Card". This document is a guide for both Youth Scouts and Adult Scouters and Merit Badge Counselors alike. The guide was put together to help anyone and everyone involved in the handling of Blue Cards in understaning the proper steps and process, as well as each person's roles and responsibilities.

(Click here to download Scoutmaster Bucky's - How to Fill Out a Blue Card Document).

Let Scoutmaster Bucky know what you think.  Was this guide helpful? Any questions, clarifications, or corrections? Send me your questions and watch this section for updates.
(Click here to send Scoutmaster Bucky a Blue Card Instruction Guide Inquiry email).
 

Excerpt from 1918 electricity merit badge pamphlet

 

"There is only one rule in the world, and it applies to all professions, and that is that you are expected to 'make good'.  No excuses are allowed in this school of life, and the only way to make good is to keep faith.  This the reason I like the idea of the Boy Scouts - because of their secure notion of being responsible to society.  They are responsible to the people who live around them - to help maintain the standards of order and fidelity upon which the community depends."


(signed)     Woodrow Wilson

President of the United States of America

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