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INFORMATION

Home Page last Updated 10-01-2014


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

 over 8,000+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities and
 over 110+ Boy Scout online merit badge opportunities and
over 3,400+ Webelos activity pin opportunities and
over 1,000+ Cub Scout belt loop opportunities and
and 50+ Venturing opportunities

 to Scouts since January 2009.
 

Remember the Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared
at Scoutmaster Bucky events this is not a request, wish, or desire....
it's an expectation
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 


Scoutmaster Bucky is Brian Reiners

registered Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and Advisor in the Northern Star Council

contact number: six one two - four eight three - zero six six five
email:
 

 

REFUND POLICY

Requests for refund or cancellations will be honored anytime up to a week prior to any event or until registration for the class/event has filled / closed.

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NEWS


2014-2015 Schedule - continually updated

Scoutmaster Bucky partners with Crew 777 to provide community service opportunities for Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts and any others needing service hours

NEW Scoutmaster Bucky Mailing List (subscribe above)

NEW Casting Call - Here's your chance to be famous

Scoutmaster Bucky Online - new and improved 2014-2015

BUSY AS A BUCKY!


That's right Scoutmaster Bucky has been busy putting together the 2014-2015 schedule, and he's not done yet.  There is so much coming up this year and a good portion of it is shown below...and there is more to come... so keep checking back.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this year at one of the upcoming events.

Scoutmaster Bucky

 

 
Wow this just in...what a great opportunity.  Busy Boy Productions is working with the National BSA and Northern Star Council to bring a new television show to the networks and here's your chance to be a part of it.

Any questions contact Alfred Wolfram at 651-748-9095 or
email:
 

 
 

 
HEY SCOUTMASTER....

There is a small troop of boys in the White Bear Lake / North Oaks / Vadnais Heights area who are looking for a qualified and interested Scoutmaster for their troop. Some of the boys and families have reached out to Scoutmaster Bucky for recommendations. As much as I would love to step up and assist, I already am the Scoutmaster for a Troop that also meets on Monday nights. Their need is quite simple, they need a Scoutmaster, but not just any old Scoutmaster.

Please consider this rewarding opportunity to shape the future by being a role model and guide in teaching boys to become good men.  The Troop Committee is committed to supporting the Scoutmaster and assuring that the time commitment of this position will allow balance of work and family obligations. Please consider applying.
 

Qualifications:
Commitment to the ideals of Scouting
High moral standards
Ability to relate to boys
Ability to keep a cool head under pressure
Good organizational skills
Ability to relate to and interact with adults
Flexibility and the ability to compromise
Good planning ability
High energy level
Good attention to detail
Male or female adult, aged 21 or older

Responsibilities:
Complete Scoutmaster training
Attend most troop meetings and camp outs
Conduct Scoutmaster conferences for boys
Delegate responsibilities to boys and adults
Participate in annual charter renewal activities
 


 If you are interested please contact Scoutmaster Bucky email:  

 

 
 

OCTOBER 2014

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY HORSEMANSHIP MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

BUNKER PARK STABLES - ANDOVER, MINNESOTA

 
 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
OCTOBER 4, 2014
HORSEMANSHIP MERIT BADGE
 


AFTERNOON CLASS
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
check-in starts at 12:45 p.m.

 

Saturday October 4, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Bunker Park Stables - 550 Bunker Lake Boulevard, Andover, Minnesota 55304

Horsemanship
Merit Badge



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Horsemanship Merit Badge Requirements
(click here)

Horsemanship Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Horsemanship Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

Horsemanship Waiver Form REQUIRED
(click here)

Horsemanship Permission Form REQUIRED
(click here)

 
 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

VENTURING INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CREWS

THURSTON LODGE - RUM RIVER SCOUT CAMP - ANOKA, MINNESOTA

 
 
 


VENTURING TRAINING FOR CREWS

OCTOBER 11, 2014

INTRODUCTION TO LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CREWS



 

Hey Venturing Scouts here is your last opportunity to ensure your Crew meets one of the Journey To Excellence (JTE) Guide Posts for securing your Bronze, Silver, or Gold level Unit recognition.  Come spend the afternoon at Rum River Scout camp with other Venturing Scouts working together on your Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews Training requirement.  This class is guaranteed to be fun and engaging!  All Venturing Scouts are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Upon completion of this class, your Venturing Crew will have fulfilled the JTE Guide Post for Crews #3 (so long as your adult leaders meet the training requirements as well)

Registration fee covers camper fee for the Scout Camp and will help cover costs for refreshments that will be provided.
 


AFTERNOON CLASS
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
check-in starts at 11:45 a.m.

 

Saturday October 11, 2014   12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Thurston Lodge - Rum River Scout Camp, Anoka, Minnesota

 
 
 

 
 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - OCTOBER 2014

 
 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for October 2014 helping to deliver program through today's online technology. Participation is open to all currently registered Boy Scouts from around the US and beyond.

THESE ARE ONLINE CLASSES which require certain pre-requisites in order to participate.

Scouts must have a PC or Laptop with a reliable high speed internet connection with web cam, speakers, and phone / microphone for voice. No Tablet or Mobile device connections allowed.  Cisco webex Web Conferencing (www.webex.com) will be utilized by all. (The class weblink will be forwarded to participants 48 hours prior to the class star date and time via email)

Scouts must provide signed Blue Card via mail or email along with signed Parental and Scout Leader (Scoutmaster preferred) Consent Form in order to participate.  No exceptions.

Scouts will need to do class preparation pre-requisites to "Be Prepared" for the online class.  It is recommended whenever possible to have answers filled in electronically so that prepared answers can be easily copied and shared during the class.

Registration is per participant, not per web connection.  For more than one participant on a single web connection please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email after registering for one participant.  Maximum of three participants per web connection; two is preferred.

All counselors and staff are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Northern Star Council of the BSA and are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training. Scoutmaster Bucky and Techmaster Kirch who assist in the facilitation of these online classes are also registered Scouters who are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training.

Blue Cards will be returned via US Postal Service whether completed or partial. The online class does not guarantee completion of this merit badge, however with decent preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements could be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 1/2 hour prior to class start time to help troubleshoot connection issues for participants

Please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email if you would like to send forms and original blue card via postal mail.  Mailing address will be provided upon request but will not be posted on the website.

 
 

Thursday
October 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGE

The Computers Merit Badge will be retired at the end of 2014 and will no longer be able to be earned.  This may be your last chance to earn the Computers Merit Badge - space is limited

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:


 

Thursday
October 23, 2014
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGE

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:


 

 

 
 

HEY CUB SCOUTS...

 
 

 

Check out the new patches coming soon to a Scout Shop near you

 

  
     

 

 

 

 
 

CUB SCOUTS - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CAMPOREE - OCTOBER 17 - 19, 2014

 

 


 

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CUB SCOUT CAMPOREE

Open to ALL Cub Scouts

Friday October 17, 2014 thru Sunday October 19, 2014

Rum River Scout Camp

Until Sept 28th : $30.00 for youth, $12.00 for adult

Sept 28 – Oct 5th : $35.00 for youth, $17.00 for adult

Oct 5-12th: $40.00 for youth, $22.00 for adult

 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Activities

At the start of the day, the Cub Scouts will be grouped together, keeping units together, and will be lead around the camporee by a den chief. The den chiefs will be easily identified by their turtle hats that they will be wearing during the camporee. This will be the groups that will rotate around the different activities. All of the activities are shooting sports.

The following events & activities are planned:  Semmon Buki (paintball guns), Tonki (wrist rockets), Fukidake (blow darts), Teppo & Yumi Ya (bb guns & archery)

During the events there will also be games & activities to keep the scouts busy while they wait for turn to shoot.

Activities will last for 1 hour and 20 minutes with a 10 minute passing time allotted for traveling to the different activities.

Scouts (youth and adult) will need a Health Form and youth Scouts will need the Shooting Sports Permission Slip. All the activities are shooting sports so these items are essential for participation.

Health forms can be downloaded at www.northernstarbsa.org/forms/camping/longtermmedicalrecord.pdf.
Parts A and B are both required.  A new health form needs to be filled out annually.

Shooting sports permission form can be downloaded at www.northernstarbsa.org/forms/camping/shootingsportspermission.pdf.

Each Scout attending will receive one of four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Camporee Patches. Additional patches will be available for sale.

COLLECT ALL 4!



 

 

Weekend Schedule
 

Friday

5:00 pm: Check in Starts
8:00 pm: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie

9:00 pm: Cracker Barrel (Unit Leader Only)

Saturday

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Opening Ceremony

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Morning Activities

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch (2 shifts, 1 hour Lunch & 1 hour free time in campsites)

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Afternoon Activities

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Dinner (2 shifts, 45 min Dinner & 45 min free time in campsites)

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Field Game (optional)

8:00 pm: Campfire

9:00 pm: Cracker Barrel

11:00 pm: Lights Out

Sunday

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast (2 shifts, half hour each)

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Worship Service

9:30 am - 11:00 am: Campsite Takedown & Check Out

 

Meals are provided as follows:

Saturday Breakfast

Saturday Lunch

Saturday Dinner

Sunday Breakfast

 
 

Registration URL:
 

https://scoutingevent.com/?threeriversfallcubcamporee

 

Want to help out on staff? Older Scouting Youth and Adults are needed.  And for an extra incentive, all Staff members receive the exclusive and extremely limited "Silver-masked" Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle patch.  General Helpers and Certified Range volunteers are needed. (Range personnel must be 21 years old or older)

Contact Heather Klemm to sign up
by calling 612-999-9999 or
email Heather by clicking here

 
 

 

 

 
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014 - UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING
COLLEGE OF YOUTH ADVANCEMENT AND KNOWLEDGE (YAK)

OSSEO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL - OSSEO, MINNESOTA

 
 
 


COLLEGE OF YOUTH ADVANCEMENT AND KNOWLEDGE
sponsored by
Scoutmaster Bucky and Northern Star Council

Scoutmaster Bucky in partnership with Northern Star Council is excited to be a part of the College of Youth Advancement and Knowledge (YAK) offering Advancement and Training opportunities to our Scouting Youth alongside the training of our Adult Leaders at the Northern Star Council's University of Scouting.

 

Location: Osseo High School (University of Scouting) - 317 2nd Avenue NW, Osseo, Minnesota 55369

 

2014 YAK Cub Scout All Day Adventures

The Active Package

Hiking Marbles Physical Fitness Table Tennis Video Games
         

The Outdoor Sports Activity Package
(for outdoor-based belt loops, if weather is inclement, some belt loops may be substituted)

Baseball Flag Football Skateboarding Soccer Volleyball
         

The Indoors Activity Package

Art

Chess Citizenship Communicating Computers
         
Disabilities Awareness Geology Good Manners Language and Culture Music
         

The Webelos Package

Scientist Pin Astronomy Mathematics Science
       

2014 YAK Boy Scout Merit Badge 1/2 Day (3 hours) classes:

Crime Prevention Emergency Preparedness Fingerprinting / Photography Fire Safety
morning only afternoon only morning or afternoon morning or afternoon
FULL FULL FULL FULL
       
First Aid Law Search and Rescue Traffic Safety
morning or afternoon morning only morning or afternoon afternoon only
FULL FULL FULL FULL

2014 Fall YAK Boy Scout Merit Badge offerings include:

All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:
 

YAK1111   9-3:50 PM    Active Belt Loop Group

Let's get active with this belt loop group (Hiking, Marbles, Physical Fitness, Table Tennis and Video Games). All day class. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1112   9-3:50 PM    Indoors Belt Loop Group

How much fun can we have in doors? Let's find out with Art, Chess, Citizenship, Communicating, Computers, Disabilities Awareness, Geology, Good Manners, Language and Culture, and Music. All day class. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1192   9-3:50 PM    Outdoor Sports Belt Loop Group

We are heading outdoors, rain or shine, for this belt loop group (Baseball, Flag Football, Skateboarding, Soccer, and Volleyball). Come enjoy these outdoor games and sports.  All equipment needed will be provided. But you are welcome to bring your own glove, skateboard, etc.  Dress for the weather as we will be outside rain or shine.  All day class. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1186   9-3:50 PM    Webelos Git R Done

Get what done? One of the most sought after Webelos Pins is the Scientist Pin and the mad antics of our University Professor of Webelos Science will lead Webelos Scout through the working on this pin.

You do need to bring a 3-week log of tracking how you spend and receive your money.  With that information ready to fo you not only will earn 3 belt loops but also the illustrious Scientist Webelos Pin.  Scientist Pin along with Astronomy, Mathematics, and Science Belt Loops.  All day class. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 30

 

 

YAK1202   9-11:50 AM    Crime Prevention Merit Badge

Much of this great merit badge will be covered in this merit badge class. Requirements 2 and 7 will NOT be covered in the class, however Scouts may bring their work for review by the counselor for consideration and sign off. It is the Scout’s responsibility to share this information with the counselor as this class will be fast-moving and these requirements will not be covered. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1203   1-3:50 PM    Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

Scouts will work on requirements towards their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge with the help of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department. This is an Eagle-required merit badge and no short-cuts will be afforded. Every effort will be made to cover as many requirements as possible, but there should be no assumption that the class will complete the merit badge in such a short time; of course class dynamic and Scouts’ preparation will weigh heavily in how much is completed.

Requirement 1 Scouts must bring proof of having earned their First Aid Merit Badge in order to receive a sign off on this requirement.

Requirement 2b will be discussed in the class but only Scout clearly showing they have prepared for this requirement will have the opportunity to be signed off on this requirement.

Requirement 2c is the responsibility of the Scout to complete prior to the class in order to be considered for sign off.  Scouts MUST bring proof (pictures or the actual kit and plan) that they have completed this requirement prior to the class. Remember that in order to be signed of an ANY requirement, the Scout must complete the requirement to the satisfaction of the singing merit badge counselor.

Requirement 6c will need to be researched prior to the class and shared during the class for consideration of completion.  Again, in order to be signed of an ANY requirement, the Scout must complete the requirement to the satisfaction of the singing merit badge counselor.

Requirements 8 (a, b, and c) and 9 (a, b, or c) will NOT be covered in the class, however Scouts may bring their work for review by the counselor for consideration and sign off.  Remember that only if the merit badge counselor is satisfied with the work will the Scout be signed off on ANY requirement. Review of these requirements will be provided during the class, if time allows.

Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1204   9-11:50 AM or 1-3:50 PM    Fingerprinting / Photography Merit Badges

Two badges for the price of one.  With the help of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department you will learn how fingerprinting and photography are used in crime investigations.  Scouts are strongly recommended to bring a digital camera to class.  Every effort will be made to complete all requirements, however to insure completion of the Photography Merit Badge Scouts should work ahead of time on requirement 4.  While some time for photo taking and project/presentation will be afforded during the class, those Scouts not having started working on this requirement will find it difficult to complete the Photography Merit Badge in the confines of this class period. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1205   9-11:50 AM or 1-3:50 PM    Fire Safety Merit Badge

What Scout doesn’t like to burn stuff? Join us for this fast-paced Fire Safety Merit Badge class that will cover all aspects of fire safety. Requirements 6 and 11 will NOT be covered in the class, however Scouts may bring their work for review by the counselor for consideration and sign off. Remember that only if the merit badge counselor is satisfied with the work will the Scout be signed off on ANY requirement. Review of these requirements will be provided during the class, if time allows. Bring weather-appropriate clothing as a small part of this class will take place outdoors. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1206   9-11:50 AM or 1-3:50 PM    First Aid Merit Badge

Scouts will work on requirements towards their First Aid Merit Badge. In the past the dynamic of the class has dictated the amount of requirements completed. This is an Eagle-required merit badge and no short-cuts will be afforded.

Requirement #1 will be assumed complete for all First Class Scouts and above, however Scouts that are not First Class will NOT be signed off on requirement #1, unless they bring their Scout Handbook showing completion of the First Aid Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class requirements. A note from the Scout’s Scoutmaster or Senior Patrol Leader will also suffice.

Requirement 2d is each attending Scout’s responsibility to bring with them to share with the counselor. Failure to do so will result in not getting signed off on this requirement. Remember that in order to be signed of an ANY requirement, the Scout must complete the requirement to the satisfaction of the singing merit badge counselor.

Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1210   9-11:50 AM    Law Merit Badge

Scouts will learn a lot about law and its components and dynamics. Scouts will need to do some preparation for the Law Merit Badge class. Requirements 4, 5, and 9 should be worked on prior to the class. Those Scouts attending the class without having done this pre-work may find it difficult to complete these requirements in the class. Time will be afforded during the class to cover these requirements under the assumption that Scouts have done pre-work. Mock trial will take place in the class and take a large chunk of the time allocated for this class. Get ready for fun and learning in this merit badge class

Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1222  9-11:50 AM or 1-3:50 PM   Search and Rescue Merit Badge

This Search and Rescue merit badge class will be fast-paced and intense. Discuss and practice Search and Rescue techniques and methods. Scouts will need to review the Merit Badge Pamphlet book prior to the class and also do a little preparation researching Requirement 4 and have their findings ready to share in class. Dress for the weather as a portion of this class may be outside; rain or shine. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

YAK1234   1-3:50 PM    Traffic Safety Merit Badge

Are you a new driver or itching to get your permit/license? Learn the rules of the road (or review them) as you work on and earn your Traffic Safety Merit Badge. With help from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department your traffic safety knowledge will be enhanced. Ideal for Scouts 15 and older. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 


2014 YAK Venturing Scout Bronze All Day class:

 

Seamanship Bronze Award - (retiring at the end of 2014)

 


YAK1314   9-3:50 PM    Venturing Seamanship Bronze Award

At the end of 2014, the Venturing Program will be retiring a few of their recognition awards; the Bronze Awards will be no longer available to earn.  This is your last chance to earn the rarest of the 5 bronze awards; the Seamanship Bronze Award.  This all day class will cover all but one requirement (which will be discussed and potentially covered) for completion of the Seamanship Bronze award.  Don’t miss out on this great, final opportunity. Lunch included.

Maximum number of participants: 20

 

 

Registration URL:
 

https://scoutingevent.com/?2014FallUOS

 

 

Saturday October 25, 2014   11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Location: Osseo High School (University of Scouting) - 317 2nd Avenue NW, Osseo, Minnesota 55369

Personal Fitness
Merit Badge

FOLLOW UP


.

Here is your chance to finish up the Personal Fitness Merit Badge.  If you took the Personal Fitness Merit Badge at a previous Scoutmaster Bucky event and need to complete your 13 week evaluation and analysis, this class is for you.

Also, by arrangement with Tomahawk Scout Camp and Scoutmaster Bucky, Scouts that took Personal Fitness at camp this Summer, and have completed their 13 weeks of tracking, may sign up and attend this class as well.

All Scouts need to remember to bring their blue card and any documentation and tracking paperwork that might be needed for completion.

 
 


SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - THURSDAY OCTOBER 30, 2014

 
 

.

Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

OCTOBER 2014 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
 

Thursday October 30, 2014 - Come dressed in your favorite Halloween Costume as we go play BINGO.  That's right, we will spend the evening in Farmington, MN at the Trinity Care Center (3410 213th Street West, Farmington, Minnesota 55024) playing BINGO with the elderly residents.  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (leaving carpooling location at 5:00 pm)

Carpooling will be available and will be in the South Minneapolis / Richfield / Edina / Bloomington area for those interested.

 

 

 

 

 
 

ANYONE UP FOR SOME WINTER CAMPING?


Northern Star Council has two Boy Scout/Venturing Winter Camps

 

Snow Base and North Wind

 

Watch Winter Camping Video

 

Registration is online! Sign up now!

Snow Base            North Wind

 

 

Weekend treks for all levels: Sleep inside or outside

We teach you how to stay warm all day

We provide cold weather clothing and gear

We provide trained staff guides

We provide the food

We provide the fun

 

 

Snow Base

Programs Equipment  --  Watch Video

 

North Wind

Programs -- Equipment

 

Call Kris Burbank 651-254-9158 for more information

 

 

NOVEMBER 2014


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

MAYFLOWER CHURCH - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

 
 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

This month's spotlight merit badges are Citizenship in the Nation and Communications
 

2014 November Merit Badge offerings include:

Archaeology Architecture Aviation Citizenship in the Nation
       
Communications Computers Drafting Electricity
       
Electronics Indian Lore Mining in Society Plant Science
       
Public Health Reading / Scholarship Robotics Truck Transportation
       

All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:
 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks and Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  These documents take a significant amount of time to develop and are being worked on vigorously.  No guarantee is made that each class will have one or both of these available by the date of the class, however Scouts are still expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badges requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success

2014 November Additional Opportunities include:

       


 
Religious Life Bronze
Trust Award Starter Class
 
       

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

 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Archaeology
Merit Badge



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Archaeology Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Archaeology Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Aviation
Merit Badge



.

Aviation Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Aviation Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Citizenship in the Nation
Merit Badge



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

 

Citizenship in the Nation Class Prep Page
(click here)

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

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Communications
Merit Badge



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

 

Communications Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Communications Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

The Computers Merit Badge will be retired at the end of 2014 and will no longer be able to be earned.  This may be your last chance to earn the Computers Merit Badge - space is limited

Computers
Merit Badge



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Computers Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Computers Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Drafting
Merit Badge



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Drafting Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Drafting Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Electricity
Merit Badge



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Electricity Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Electricity Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Mining in Society
Merit Badge



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Mining in Society Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Mining in Society Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Public Health
Merit Badge



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Public Health Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Public Health Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

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

 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Architecture
Merit Badge



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Architecture Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Architecture Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Citizenship in the Nation
Merit Badge



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

 

Citizenship in the Nation Class Prep Page
(click here)

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

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Communications
Merit Badge



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

Communications Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Communications Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

The Computers Merit Badge will be retired at the end of 2014 and will no longer be able to be earned.  This may be your last chance to earn the Computers Merit Badge - space is limited

Computers
Merit Badge



.

Computers Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Computers Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Electronics
Merit Badge



.

Electronics Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Electronics Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Indian Lore
Merit Badge



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Indian Lore Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Indian Lore Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Plant Science
Merit Badge



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Plant Science Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Plant Science Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Reading AND Scholarship
Merit Badges



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Reading Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Reading Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

Scholarship Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Scholarship Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Robotics
Merit Badge



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Robotics Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Robotics Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Truck Transportation
Merit Badge



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Truck Transportation Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Truck Transportation Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday November 8, 2014   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Mayflower Church - 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Venturing Religious Life Bronze and Trust Starter Class




.

Venturing Scouts here's a last opportunity to get what you need done for your Religious Life Bronze as well as a great start on your Trust Award.  Bring any work you have completed thus far or get a start on either or both of these awards.

The Religious Life Bronze Award is retiring at the end of 2014 and will no longer be available to earn.

The Trust Award is one of the rarest earned Venturing Recognitions and is fun and easy to earn.  Why not be one of the few who have this recognition on their list of accomplishments.

Both awards will require some post class work and a follow up meeting for completion, however this starter class will help you achieve many of the requirements for both of these awards.  It doesn't get any easier than this.

 

 
 
 

 
 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - NOVEMBER 2014

 
 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for November 2014 helping to deliver program through today's online technology. Participation is open to all currently registered Boy Scouts from around the US and beyond.

THESE ARE ONLINE CLASSES which require certain pre-requisites in order to participate.

Scouts must have a PC or Laptop with a reliable high speed internet connection with web cam, speakers, and phone / microphone for voice. No Tablet or Mobile device connections allowed.  Cisco webex Web Conferencing (www.webex.com) will be utilized by all. (The class weblink will be forwarded to participants 48 hours prior to the class star date and time via email)

Scouts must provide signed Blue Card via mail or email along with signed Parental and Scout Leader (Scoutmaster preferred) Consent Form in order to participate.  No exceptions.

Scouts will need to do class preparation pre-requisites to "Be Prepared" for the online class.  It is recommended whenever possible to have answers filled in electronically so that prepared answers can be easily copied and shared during the class.

Registration is per participant, not per web connection.  For more than one participant on a single web connection please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email after registering for one participant.  Maximum of three participants per web connection; two is preferred.

All counselors and staff are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Northern Star Council of the BSA and are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training. Scoutmaster Bucky and Techmaster Kirch who assist in the facilitation of these online classes are also registered Scouters who are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training.

Blue Cards will be returned via US Postal Service whether completed or partial. The online class does not guarantee completion of this merit badge, however with decent preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements could be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 1/2 hour prior to class start time to help troubleshoot connection issues for participants

Please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email if you would like to send forms and original blue card via postal mail.  Mailing address will be provided upon request but will not be posted on the website.

 
 

Thursday
November 13, 2014
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGE

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:


 

Thursday
November 20, 2014
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGE

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:


 

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2014

 
 

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Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

NOVEMBER 2014 SERVICE OPPORTUNITY
 

Saturday November 15, 2014 - We'll see you at the Burnsville Scout Shop.

North United Methodist Church in North Minneapolis sponsors a Santa Room each year to help serve the community and it's families that may not otherwise have the means to provide a memorable Christmas season; especially for the kids.  While any and all gifts are welcome the biggest need is for teen-aged gifts. Ideally items like gift cards from $5 McDonald, Wendy's Burger King etc to $10 to $15 Target, Best Buy, Hot Topic, Cold Stone Creamery, Walmart, etc are especially appreciated (large denomination gift cards are difficult as smaller amount cards make it easier to share with many). New or gently used items are also welcome, old mp3 players, CDs, DVDs, cosmetic sets, are all very much appreciated as well. The Santa Room often is visited by families that are not able to be a part of other gift or toy distribution programs like Toys for Tots.  This really could be the ONLY gift a child may receive.

The Scoutmaster Bucky program in conjunction with Honor Crew 777 and the Burnsville Scout Shop will be accepting gift donations from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday November 15, 2014 to donate to the North United Methodist Church Santa Room.  Honor Crew 777 volunteers will be at the Burnsville Scout Shop all day along with Scoutmaster Bucky (come meet Scoutmaster Bucky) to accept all donations and insure they find their way safely to the Santa Room.

We will have holiday refreshments for all who visit the Burnsville Scout Shop and anyone bringing a gift for donation will receive 10% off their entire purchase at the Scout Shop that day  

Additionally, those who sign up and commit to brining a donation ahead of time (and actually bring a gift that day) will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Scout Shop Gift Card.  (You need not be present to win but you will need to donate a gift and drop it off on this day as well as pre-register below).

 
 

 

 

 

LOOPALOOZA - 2014

 
 

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MORE INFO COMING SOON
 


 

 

 
 

DECEMBER 2014

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2014

CUBMASTER BOB KATT presents
WEBELOS ACTIVITY PIN DAY

CHRIST THE KING CHURCH - BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA

 
 
 

2014 WEBELOS ACTIVITY PIN DAY
sponsored by
Scoutmaster Bucky
and Cubmaster Bob Katt

OPEN TO ALL WEBELOS SCOUTS FROM ANYWHERE

It is the responsibility of each family and/or individual to track their completed requirements.  A syllabus will be available for each participant.

 
Saturday December 6, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

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

WHO:  All Scouts are welcome

WHAT:  Scoutmaster Bucky, Cubmaster Bob Katt. Advisor Kodi
present

Cubmaster Bob Katt 2014 WEBELOS Activity Pin Day

WHEN:  Saturday December 6, 2014

Check-In Opens at: 7:30 am
Opening Flag Ceremony Starts at: 8:10 am
First Class Rotation Starts at:
8:30 am

 WHERE:  Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South - Bloomington, Minnesota

COST:  $25.00 per scout for all day
(Cost helps cover material costs for classes)

All Scouts receive an exclusive
2014 Cubmaster Bob Katt Webelos Patch

FORMAT:  19 Activity Pins
(sorry no Aquanaut offered—all others are)

50 minute sessions with a 10-minute travel time between sessions. 6 sessions plus a lunch session (bring your own bag lunch—a snack bar with pop, candy and goodies will be available)

Scouts choose the Activity Pins in order of preference for which they would like to do. Choose at least your top 10.  Some classes run two sessions and Scouts will be placed as best as possible into their desired classes.  Please note that we will do our best to accommodate but can make no promises.  In the past we were able to get all Scouts into 3 of their first 4 choices and most got into all of their top choices.

Every effort will be made to complete these pins in the allotted time, however some of these will require additional time afterwards to finish up the requirements.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2014

 
 

 
HEY ADULT LEADERS AND OLDER SCOUTS!
 

 

Are you a Scout who is going to be serving on Grey Wolf staff, are you and adult leader who will be serving on Wood Badge Staff, or are you a Scouter just interested in improving your training and leadership skills?  Trainer's Edge is where you need to be.  This all day class is full of great information and activities that you can use in your unit or even in your workplace or other group activities.

Saturday December 6, 2014 8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Lunch provided

 

REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON

 
 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - SATURDAY DECEMBER 13, 2014

 
 

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Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

DECEMBER 2014 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
 

Saturday December 13, 2014 - Come join in as we spend a morning helping out Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. 
 
 

 

 

 
 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - DECEMBER 2014

 
 

 

The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for December 2014 helping to deliver program through today's online technology. Participation is open to all currently registered Boy Scouts from around the US and beyond.

THESE ARE ONLINE CLASSES which require certain pre-requisites in order to participate.

Scouts must have a PC or Laptop with a reliable high speed internet connection with web cam, speakers, and phone / microphone for voice. No Tablet or Mobile device connections allowed.  Cisco webex Web Conferencing (www.webex.com) will be utilized by all. (The class weblink will be forwarded to participants 48 hours prior to the class star date and time via email)

Scouts must provide signed Blue Card via mail or email along with signed Parental and Scout Leader (Scoutmaster preferred) Consent Form in order to participate.  No exceptions.

Scouts will need to do class preparation pre-requisites to "Be Prepared" for the online class.  It is recommended whenever possible to have answers filled in electronically so that prepared answers can be easily copied and shared during the class.

Registration is per participant, not per web connection.  For more than one participant on a single web connection please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email after registering for one participant.  Maximum of three participants per web connection; two is preferred.

All counselors and staff are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Northern Star Council of the BSA and are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training. Scoutmaster Bucky and Techmaster Kirch who assist in the facilitation of these online classes are also registered Scouters who are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training.

Blue Cards will be returned via US Postal Service whether completed or partial. The online class does not guarantee completion of this merit badge, however with decent preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements could be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 1/2 hour prior to class start time to help troubleshoot connection issues for participants

Please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email if you would like to send forms and original blue card via postal mail.  Mailing address will be provided upon request but will not be posted on the website.

 
 

Tuesday
December 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGE

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:

Registration will open
NOVEMBER 1, 2014


 

Thursday
December 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.  - 10:30 p.m.

EDT

6:00 p.m.  - 9:30 p.m.

CDT

5:00 p.m.  - 8:30 p.m.

MDT

4:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

PDT

MERIT BADGE

Sign on link and instructions will be emailed to you 48 hours prior to the class start time.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:

Registration will open
NOVEMBER 1, 2014


 

 

 
 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2014

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL'S BASE CAMP - FORT SNELLING, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
DECEMBER 20, 2014
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

This month's spotlight merit badges are Camping, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, and Personal Fitness
 

2014 December Merit Badge offerings include:

Archery Astronomy Backpacking Camping
       
Climbing Computers Cooking Emergency Preparedness
       
Geocaching Home Repairs Journalism Mining in Society
       
Nature Orienteering Personal Fitness Pioneering
       
Public Health Venturing Opportunity
(Goal Setting and Time Management)
Adult Scout Leader Training
Merit Badge Counselor Training
Adult Scout Leader Training
Youth Protection Training
     


All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:

 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks and Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  These documents take a significant amount of time to develop and are being worked on vigorously.  No guarantee is made that each class will have one or both of these available by the date of the class, however Scouts are still expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badges requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success


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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2014
 

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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2014
 
 
 

 
 

JANUARY 2015

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

CROWNE PLAZA - PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
JANUARY 10, 2015
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

This month's spotlight merit badge is Citizenship in the World
 

2015 January Merit Badge offerings include:

American Business American Cultures Citizenship in the World Dentistry
       
Digital Technologies Disabilities Awareness Energy Engineering
       
Entrepreneurship Genealogy Inventing Law
       
Medicine Nuclear Science Programming Textiles
       
     
Venturing Crew Officer Orientation and BSA Venturing Project Management Training God and Church / God and Life Pre-Retreat Class Outdoor Leader Skills
Adult Scout Leader Training
       

All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:
 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks and Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  These documents take a significant amount of time to develop and are being worked on vigorously.  No guarantee is made that each class will have one or both of these available by the date of the class, however Scouts are still expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badges requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success


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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 1, 2014
 

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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 1, 2014
 
 

 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - JANUARY 2015

 
 

 

JANUARY 2015 SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE POSTED SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 1, 2014

 

 

 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - JANUARY 2015

 
 

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Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

JANUARY 2015 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
 

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON DECEMBER 1, 2014

 

 

 
 
 
 

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Scoutmaster Bucky and Northern Star Council are proud to present

2015 HONOR WEEKEND
HC1-250-15-1

 (Basic C and Masters Course)

 


HONOR WEEKEND 2015


JANUARY 23, 2015
thru
JANUARY 25, 2015


OPEN TO ALL YOUTH
ages 13 to 20

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)
(Masters Course is open to 16 years and older or 15 years and older for those who have already participated in the Basic Course.)

limited adult participation spots available

Crowne Plaza Hotel and Event Center
January 23 - 25, 2015
Minneapolis (Plymouth), Minnesota

What:  Honor Weekend

Who: Open to all youth ages 13 years old and older
(past participants are welcome to join us again as the program contains many new and different classes)

When: January 23 - 25, 2015

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel and Event Center - Minneapolis (Plymouth), Minnesota

Cost: $30 Pre-Registration (down payment) [$150.00 balance due not later than January 14, 2015]  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 enhancement.

Interactive Presentations and Activities will introduce and reinforce participants to the the history of Chivalry and what the honor of a gentleman and honor of a lady means. Skills including introductions, salutations, flag etiquette, first impressions, how the words we use define us, dress and grooming, phone, texting, and online etiquette, study skills, college prep, job interviews and applications, and etiquette, table manners and do's and don'ts, social and reverence awareness, and much more.

The Master's Course is available to 16 years and older (15 years and older for past Basic Course participants).  The Master's Course will have a variation of classes from the standard basic course and will include Resume writing, job applications, actual job interviews, college preparation, and dealing with teen personal relationships. Of course all the other fun activities of the Basic Course will be included for Master Course participants.

The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis in Plymouth, Minnesota and youth will be assigned to a patrol with 5 other male or female youth, respectively.  They will share a multi-room hotel room for the two nights of the weekend.  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 masquerade dance on Saturday evening (fully chaperoned and structured of course), culminating with Sunday's Ice Cream Social where the youth will be your hosts.  Please consider joining us.

Participants will receive a distinguished award called the Honor Beret 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 Beret should you be identified as not living up to the code of conduct presented at this Honor Weekend.

Hey Adults..... fear not for those of you who want to send your spouse.  This event has a very, very, very limited number of adult participant spots.  One patrol of adults will also be allowed to participate right along side the youth patrols.  These spots are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.  Additionally, those adults signing up for participation will be considered for adult staff for next year's program.

NOTE: The pre-registration cost is non-refundable guarantee to hold a participation spot for you.  The remaining balance of $150.00 is due not later than January 14, 2015.

There is a mandatory Pre-Course Meeting being held on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at a location that has yet to be determined, however registrants will get an email near the end of 2014 identifying the location. 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.

 
 

 



Come join the 2015 Honor Weekend Graduates as we conclude the weekend activities with our 1st Annual Ice Cream Social.  As a part of the Ice Cream Social friends and families can not only enjoy a little ice cream but also enjoy the 2015 Honor Weekend Graduation Ceremony. Come enjoy the awards ceremony along with photos and stories from the fun and exciting Honor Weekend.

 

 
 
 
 

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WOOD BADGE 2015
C1-250-15-1 (Winter 2015) and C1-250-15-2 (Summer 2015)




Wood Badge is a world-class leadership development program intended for all Scout leaders who have complete the basic training for their position. The objectives of Wood Badge are to help Scouters:
 

View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, value-based programs that provides age-appropriate activities for youth

Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement

Apply the skills learned from your participation as a member of a successful working team.

Revitalize your commitment to youth by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
 

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

 

 

Sign up now for the  2015 Wood Badge Course of your choice.  You must attend both weekends of the respective course (two weekends). 

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


2015 WINTER COURSE

KIWANIS SCOUT CAMP

January 30 - February 1, 2015

and

February 27 - March 1, 2015

(weekend days are all day Friday thru Sunday)

 

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

 

2015 SUMMER COURSE

FRED C ANDERSEN SCOUT CAMP

July 2 - 4, 2015

and

July 23-25, 2015

(weekend days are all day Thursday thru Saturday)

 

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

 

 

 
 
 

FEBRUARY 2015

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 , 2015

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

CHRIST THE KING CHURCH - BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

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

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

2015 February Merit Badge offerings include:

Athletics / Sports Communications Crime Prevention Game Design
       
Geology Graphic Arts Model Design & Building Personal Management
       
Plumbing Public Speaking Pulp and Paper Reptile and Amphibian Study
       
Safety Salesmanship Scouting Heritage Signs, Signals and Codes
       
Snow Sports Venturing Opportunity
Venturing BSA Mentoring Training
       

All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:
 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks and Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  These documents take a significant amount of time to develop and are being worked on vigorously.  No guarantee is made that each class will have one or both of these available by the date of the class, however Scouts are still expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badges requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success


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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 1, 2015
 

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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 1, 2015
 
 

 
 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - FEBRUARY 2015

 
 

 

FEBRUARY 2015 SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE POSTED SOON
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - FEBRUARY 2015

 
 

.

Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

FEBRUARY 2015 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
 

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

 

 

 
 
 

MARCH 2015

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 , 2015

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

ORONO DISCOVERY CENTER - MAPLE PLAIN, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MARCH 7, 2015
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

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

2015 March Merit Badge offerings include:

American Cultures Art Automotive Maintenance Bugling
       
Chess Citizenship in the Community Collections Cooking
       
Family Life Fingerprinting Fire Safety Fish and Wildlife Management
       
       
Forestry Home Repairs Music Pottery
       
       
Sculpture Theater Trainer's Edge
       

All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:
 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks and Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  These documents take a significant amount of time to develop and are being worked on vigorously.  No guarantee is made that each class will have one or both of these available by the date of the class, however Scouts are still expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badges requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success


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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015
 

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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 1, 2015
 
 

 
 

FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2015 thru SUNDAY MARCH 15, 2015

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

LOCATION YET TO BE DETERMINED

 
 


 

MORE INFORMATION TO COME - MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 

 

 

 
 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - MARCH 2015

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - MARCH 2015

 
 

.

Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

MARCH 2015 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
 

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

 

 

 
 
 

FRIDAY MARCH 27, 2015 thru SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2015

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

LOCATION YET TO BE DETERMINED

 
 


 

MORE INFORMATION TO COME - MARK YOUR CALENDARS


ATTENTION VENTURING SCOUTS

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

 

 

 

 
 

APRIL 2015

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 4th or 11th , 2015  (date still being confirmed)

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

ST RICHARD'S CHURCH - RICHFIELD, MINNESOTA

 
 


SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
APRIL 4 or 11, 2015
date still being confirmed

MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
 

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

2015 April Merit Badge offerings include:

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

All classes have pre-requisites which are or will be posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. If they do not exist here they will be updated shortly and you must check back regularly to get them.  It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.  Sign up below:
 

Scoutmaster Bucky Workbooks and Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  These documents take a significant amount of time to develop and are being worked on vigorously.  No guarantee is made that each class will have one or both of these available by the date of the class, however Scouts are still expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badges requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success


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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1, 2015
 

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

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1, 2015
 
 

 

SCOUTMASTER BUCKY ONLINE - APRIL 2015

 
 

 

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

 

 

 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - APRIL 2015

 
 

.

Honor Crew CREW 3777 presents
Service Hours Opportunity


Attention Venturing Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and Adults!

Come join members of Honor Crew 777 as they "Do a Good Turn 'Monthly'".  Each month Honor Crew 777 participates in a Community Service project or event and invites any and all to join.

Use these hours for school, NHS, Honor Crew Hours or rank advancement in Scouts.  All are welcome, some activities/events may have limited spots, so sign up early. Make sure you log and/or get signed off for your hours.

APRIL 2015 SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY
 

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

 

 

 
 

UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING

LAKEVILLE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL

SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2015
 

                   

 

 
 

 

SUMMER 2015
SCUBA CERTIFICATION (PADI)

Earn your SCUBA Merit Badge
or
Venturing Ranger Award SCUBA Elective

along with your
BSA Snorkeling Award

 

 

SCUBA

Summer 2015


class times will be determined once we have a class of 8 interested participants.  Sing up below.  Classes will start (as weather permits) late May to early June 2015.

Classroom Location: Will be in the South Minneapolis, Richfield, or Edina area

Pool Location: South View or Valley View Middle School Swimming Pool - Edina, MN

Open Water Location: Round Lake - Stillwater, MN

 

Are you a Boy Scout and want to earn your SCUBA Merit Badge? Are you a Venturing Scout and want to earn your SCUBA elective for your Ranger Award? Well here is your opportunity. PLEASE NOTE: This is a full certification SCUBA course and spans over the course of 6 sessions. Upon completion you will be a PADI certified SCUBA diver.

Course Description;
The PADI Open Water Diver course / Junior Open Water Diver course is the entry level scuba diving full certification course that qualifies divers to dive independently from professional supervision. The course consists of three elements;
Knowledge Development - 2 classroom sessions
Confined Water dives - 2 pool sessions
Open Water dives - 2 lake sessions

 

ALL IN ONE,
YOUR CHOICE

Earn your...

SCUBA MERIT BADGE



or RANGER AWARD SCUBA ELECTIVE





along with BSA SNORKELING


.

Each class session will be 3 hours in length and attendance is a mandatory requirement towards fulfilling the requirement to certification (if for any reason you are unable to attend one of the dates - make up dates are available and can be schedule exclusively with your course instructor).

During these class sessions you will:
- Learn and apply dive physiology, physics, natural science, biology and ecology
- Obtain greater self-confidence and unique life-long skills
- Appreciate nature and see new things you never knew existed
- Make some terrific new friends
- Have a LOT of fun


Course Pre-Requisites;
1) Age 10 (or older) at start of course
2) For BSA Scuba Diving Merit Badge: complete Swimming Merit Badge
(for Venturing Scouts or others: able to pass BSA Swim Test)
3) No medical impairments
4) PADI forms filled out before first confined water session
5) Payment of course fee* for full certification course.


Registered participants will need to download and fill out the following releases.  Please make sure all fields are properly filled out and signed accordingly. You must have these releases with you at check in to participate.

CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:

 
 

 

 

 
 

NEW Merit Badge Updates

 

SCUBA
Merit Badge
released December 2009
Scouting Heritage
Merit Badge

released May 2010
Inventing
Merit Badge

released June 2010
Geocaching
Merit Badge

released December 2010
       

Robotics
Merit Badge

released April 2011
Chess
Merit Badge

released September 2011
Welding
Merit Badge

released February 2012
Kayaking
Merit Badge

released June 2012
       

Search and Rescue
Merit Badge

released August 2012
Game Design
Merit Badge

released March 2013
Programming
Merit Badge

released July 2013
Cycling
Merit Badge

updated May 2013
added a Mountain Biking option
       

Sustainability
Merit Badge

released July 2013
Eagle-required merit badge option Environmental Science or Sustainability Merit Badge
Cooking
Merit Badge

released January 2014
now Eagle-required merit badge
Mining in Society
Merit Badge

released February 2014
at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration's Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City
Digital Technology
Merit Badge

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

Signs, Signals, & Codes
Merit Badge

anticipated release
2014
 
Animation
Merit Badge

anticipated release
January 2015
 
Multi-Media
Merit Badge

anticipated release
2015
 
Computer-Aided Design
Merit Badge

anticipated release
2015
 
       

     
Advanced Computing
Merit Badge

anticipated release
2015
     
       

 

Blue Cards - Comprehensive Merit Badge Application (Blue Card) Instruction Guide

 

Nothing creates more questions here at Scoutmaster Bucky than Blue Cards.  I searched and searched and while the Internet holds a lot of useful information, there is not a whole lot of detailed information available for Blue Cards

Scoutmaster Bucky is proud to offer the first comprehensive Merit Badge Application (Blue Card) Instruction Guide - aka How to Fill Out a Blue Card.. This document is a guide for both Youth Scouts and Adult Scouters and Merit Badge Counselors alike. The guide was put together to help all parties involved in the handling of Blue Cards to understand each others responsibilities and roles in the process.

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

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


 

Scoutmaster Bucky's Eagles Nest

   

New Eagle Nest Eagle Scouts will be posted soon. 
The Eagle's Nest will also be updated soon with all past and present Eagle's Nest recipients.

 


To be honored as a Scoutmaster Bucky Eagle, a Scout must partake in 11 or more Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunities AND attain the rank of Eagle as well as invite Scoutmaster Bucky to the Eagle Court of Honor.  Scouts whom have already attained the rank of Eagle may be welcomed to the Eagles Nest after completing 11 or more Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunities and attaining their 1st Silver Palm.
Click here to see the Nest of Fame - Eagles' Nest past and present members

 

 

Need ideas for an Eagle Scout Gift?


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

 

The Eagle Scout Gift Box

$39.99

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

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

 

 

     
 

 

 

Excerpt from 1918 Electricity Merit Badge Examination

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


(signed)     Woodrow Wilson

President of the United States of America