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INFORMATION

Home Page last Updated 10-31-2014


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

 over 8,000+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities and
 over 120+ 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

Scoutmaster Bucky Mailing List (subscribe above)

Scoutmaster Bucky Online - new and improved 2014-2015

NEW Computers Merit Badge to be retired at end of 2014 - LAST CHANCE TO EARN IT December 27, 2014 (see below) with bonus opportunity to earn Digital Technology as well

NEW Color Guard Boot Camp and Minnesota Timberwolves Game Opportunity - your chance to be in the Color Guard for a Wolves Game on New Years Day 2015 (see below)

NEW December Events and Opportunities Registration opens tonight -  November 1, 2014 - 12:05 am (Scoutmaster Bucky Online, Cubmaster Bob Katt Webelos Pin Day, Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Day, and more)

NEW A number of people have reported bad or broken links to the Class Prep Pages and Workbooks - some of these have been fixed but all will be fixed and working by end of day Sunday November 2, 2014.  Please check back as many will be fixed before then.


 

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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



.

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

 
 

.

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).

 
 

 

 

 
 

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
NOVEMBER 1, 2014 - 12:05 AM

 
 

 
 

 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY - SATURDAY DECEMBER 13, 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.

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:

 


 

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:


 

 

 
 

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:

American Heritage Archery Astronomy Backpacking
       
Camping Climbing Cooking Emergency Preparedness
       
Geocaching Home Repairs Journalism Mining in Society
       
Nature Orienteering Personal Fitness Pioneering
       
Safety Woodwork Venturing Opportunity
(Goal Setting and Time Management)
Adult Scout Leader Training
Merit Badge Counselor Training
and/or
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:

PLEASE NOTE: Scouts taking classes all day will want to note that there is no food service available at the location for lunch.  Scouts will not be allowed, as always to leave the facility without a parent or adult leader and there are no food businesses within walking distance of the Base Camp. Please pack a bag lunch if planning on attending all day or make proper arrangements.
 

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
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

American Heritage
Merit Badge



.

American Heritage Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky American Heritage Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Archery
Merit Badge



.

Archery Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Archery Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Camping
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

Camping Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Camping Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Cooking
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

Cooking Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Cooking Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Emergency Preparedness
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

Emergency Preparedness Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Home Repairs
Merit Badge



.

Home Repairs Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Home Repairs Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Journalism
Merit Badge



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Journalism Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Journalism Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Nature
Merit Badge



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Nature Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Nature Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Orienteering
Merit Badge



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Orienteering Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Orienteering Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Pioneering
Merit Badge



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Pioneering Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Pioneering Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

FREE
Adult Training
Merit Badge Counselor Training



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Saturday December 20, 2014   10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

FREE
Adult Training
Youth Protection Training



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AFTERNOON CLASSES
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON NOVEMBER 1, 2014
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Archery
Merit Badge



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Archery Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Archery Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Astronomy
Merit Badge



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Astronomy Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Astronomy Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Backpacking
Merit Badge



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Backpacking Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Backpacking Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Climbing
Merit Badge



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Climbing Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Climbing Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Cooking
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

Cooking Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Cooking Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Geocaching
Merit Badge



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Geocaching Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Geocaching Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

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 December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Personal Fitness
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

Personal Fitness Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Personal Fitness Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Safety
Merit Badge



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Safety Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Safety Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Woodwork
Merit Badge



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Woodwork Class Prep Page
(click here)

Scoutmaster Bucky Woodwork Merit Badge Workbook (click here)

 
 

Saturday December 20, 2014   12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Northern Star Council Base Camp - 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minnesota 55111

Venturing
Goal Setting and Time Management Module



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This module is required for your Pathfinding level of advancement in venturing

 
 
 
 

 

LAST CHANCE - COMPUTERS MERIT BADGE - SATURDAY DECEMBER 27, 2014

 
 

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The COMPUTERS MERIT BADGE will be
RETIRED after December 31, 2014


Here's your last chance to earn the Computer Merit Badge before it is retired at the end of 2014.  This end of the year special offering will allow all who are interested in earning this soon to be retired merit badge one last chance to complete it.

Lunch will be included with this class.

But wait... there's more.  Also as a part of this class we will also cover the Digital Technology Merit Badge.

This will likely be your last chance to get the Computers Merit Badge so sign up today.

 
Saturday December 27, 2014   9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Savage American Legion - 12375 Princeton Avenue, Savage, Minnesota 55378

 

COMPUTERS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY MERIT BADGES OPPORTUNITY

 
 

 

 

 
 

JANUARY 2015


COLOR GUARD BOOT CAMP and MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES GAME

THURSDAY JANUARY 1, 2015

 
 

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HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE IN THE FLAG CEREMONY AT A MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES GAME

ATTENTION!  That's right Scouts, start your new year out with TRAINING, SIR! What kind of training? Well this isn't your typical Scout Training opportunity, then again the reward is not your typical reward either.

Not only will you walk away from this afternoon class with the know how and skills to perform a proper and precise flag ceremony, but the top five performers will be selected to carry the flags for the Minnesota Timberwolves game that evening.

All participants will receive a ticket to the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Sacramento Kings.  Your friends and family are welcome to join in attendance at the game as well.  As an added bonus, if we have a large enough group, we will ALL get to "High Five" the Timberwolves players before the game or as they come out of the tunnels at half time.

But remember, as noted before, this is not your typical Scout Training.  It is Color Guard Boot Camp. Discipline, Precision, Uniform, and Teamwork, are the keywords for this opportunity. You will be immersed in Scoutmaster Bucky style Boot Camp... so be prepared.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Cub Scouts, all are welcome! (Cub Scouts will require parent supervision for the class).  Full Scout uniform is preferred (but not mandatory) as there will be a uniform inspection and instruction as a part of this class.  While you do not need a uniform to participate or attend the game, please note that only youth in partial or complete uniform for their selected Scouting association will be considered for the color guard unit at the Basketball game.  Please direct any questions or concerns to Scoutmaster Bucky.

Participants will be evaluated and scored on Uniform accuracy, wear and completeness, Scout Spirit, Performance skill and precision, and overall appearance and representation of today's youth.

Here's the schedule for the day:

11:30 am to 11:59 am

Arrival and Check-In

12:00 pm to 12:10 pm

Welcome and Opening Flag Ceremony

12:10 pm to 12:20 pm

Introductions, Housekeeping, & Schedule Review

12:20 pm to 12:45 pm

Introduction to Flag Etiquette

12:45 pm to 1:00 pm

Dress and Appearance

1:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Uniform Inspection

1:20 pm to 2:00 pm

Marching Commands and Drill

2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

Flag Handling

2:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Instructional Practice with Flags

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Color Guard Evaluation and Selection

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm

Judging Deliberation

3:45 pm to 3:55 pm

Recognition of all participants and announcement of evening's Color Guard Team

4:00 pm to 4:29 pm

Light Dinner will be provided

4:30 pm

Departure for Target Center - Timberwolves Game  (Parents are asked to help transport their youth however limited carpooling is available - please note in registration if needed)

5:00 pm

Arrival at Target Center for pre-game briefing and instructions

7:00 pm

Tip Off (Color guard is obviously prior to the game and we will get precise instructions upon arrival at Target Center)

Tell your friends and family and have them join us at the game.  We will all be sitting together as special guests of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Any concessions or souvenirs from the game will be at your own expense.

 


Thursday January 1, 2015

Color Guard Boot Camp
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bloomington Knights of Columbus
    1114 American Boulevard
     Bloomington, MN 55420

 

 

Minnesota Timberwolves Game
       6:30 pm Color Guard

           7:00 pm tip off

                 Target Center
               Minneapolis, MN

 
Thursday January 1, 2015   12:00 p.m. - end of game

Boot Camp Location: Bloomington Knights of Columbus - 1114 American Blvd, Bloomington, MN 55420

Minnesota Timberwolves Game Location: Target Center - Downtown Minneapolis

 
 

 

 

 
 

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

 
 

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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.

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)
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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


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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
before end of 2014
 
Animation
Merit Badge

anticipated release
early 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