WELCOME LAST UPDATED: NOVEMBER 4, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky
serving Scouting since January 2009
 
over 11,900+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities
over 485+ Boy Scout online merit badge opportunities and
thousands of Cub Scout, Webelos, and Venturing advancement opportunities
 
Remember the Scout Motto: Be Prepared
at Scoutmaster Bucky events this is not a request, wish, or desire...
it is an expectation

Disclaimer

The Scoutmaster Bucky program is a volunteer run program managed and maintained entirely by Brian Reiners (Scoutmaster Bucky) in partnership with the Northern Star Council and other Scouting volunteers. All content, scheduling, arrangements, etc are managed by Scoutmaster Bucky. All proceeds collected go to cover program expenses and operating costs (including but not limited to building rentals, program materials, class materials, technology support, etc) and any profits (when and if there are any) are put back into the Scouting program annually.

REFUND POLICY

Requests for refund or cancellations will be honored anytime up to a week prior to any event.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Scoutmaster Bucky is Brian Reiners and is
registered in the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America
as a Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, and Advisor
 
contact number: six one two - four eight three - zero six six five
email: Scoutmaster Bucky Home Page inquiry

Eagle Court of Honor

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

NEWS

     
Scoutmaster Bucky News    
  December offerings registrations are open 
NEW!  2017 Day of Reverence - November 12 
NEW!  2017 College of Commissioner Service - November 18 
NEW!  Scheduled offerings updated thru August 2018 (more to come) 
NEW!  2018 Honor Weekend Registration Open (January) 
NEW!  2018 Fall Wood Badge Course Registration - Sign Up Today!
Scoutmaster Bucky is serving as Quartermaster on this course and I want to whip up something good for you to eat as you visit Gilwell and get some of the best leadership training for adults anywhere.
https://scoutingevent.com/250-2018FallWoodBadge

Scoutmaster Bucky Website is getting a code overhaul. Some of the design is subtlely different but it is stronger and better than before. You can follow the progress in the table below. New pages added every day.
 
2017 SIte Update Progress
Task completed thru  
Merit Badge Requirement Pages (2017 update) Graphic Arts  
Merit Badge Class Preparation Pages Graphic Arts and a few others  
Merit Badge Workbooks American Business  
Merit Badge History Pages Bookbinding  
Cubmaster Bob Katt (Cub Scout area) coming November 2017  
Advisor Kodi (Venturing area) coming December 2017
S. S. Seagal (Sea Scout area) coming January 2018  

November 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - American Labor Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for November 2017 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Thursday
November 9, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
American Labor Merit Badge Class Online

 
Sunday, November 12, 2017
SCOUTSMASTER BUCKY - 2017 DAY OF REVERENCE
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church - 3611 North Berens Road NW - Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379


ALL Scouts and Non-Scouts welcome

Day of Reverence
Religious Emblem Day

Open to all ages - Scouts and non-Scouts

Sunday November 12, 2017
Check in starts at 12:00 pm - Program starts at 12:15 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church

  Prior Lake, Minnesota

Schedule for the Day 
12:00 pm to 12:15 pm - Check In
12:15 pm to 12:30 pm - Welcome and Introduction 
12:30 pm  to  4:30 pm - Youth Class Sessions (all levels) 
   2:30 pm  to  4:30 pm - Adult Duty to God and Religious Emblem
                                           Coordinator Class with general discussion and q&a 
   4:30 pm  to  5:00 pm - General Assembly 
   5:00 pm  to  6:00 pm - Dinner & Closing (Cub Scout programs will be dismissed after dinner)
   6:00 pm  to  8:00 pm - Older youth programs conclude (varying end times) 
 
Registration includes
 Event Name Bag and Patch
 Religious Emblem Student Workbook
 Event Dinner Meal Ticket
Exclusive Presentation Opportunities
for youth when they complete their program
 
Choose your program by age and faith - siblings and non-Scouts are welcome to participate, please make sure the program fits your needs as some program are designed exclusively for boys.

Adult planning to stay for dinner are encouraged to sign up for the Adult Class whether they intend to go to the Adult Class or not.
 

ADULT CLASS
2:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
includes dinner meal
registration starts at 2:00 p.m.

RELIGIOUS EMBLEM COORDINATOR TRAINING AND BSA DUTY TO GOD OVERVIEW AND OPEN DISCUSSION (all faiths)
open to all Adults (Scouters and parents) - All programs
  Adults can learn more about the Boy Scouts of America Duty to God cprogram and become trained as a Religious Emblems Coordiantor. Religious Emblems Coordinator (REC) positions exist at the Council, District and Unit levels. The REC’s are responsible for educating, motivating, evaluating, and expanding the usage of the religious emblems programs. In addition to this training, there will be an open discussion to learn more about our local programs and initiatives as pertaining to the 12th point of the Scout Law; reverence. Get all your questions, concerns, and mis-information, answered and clarified during this one-of-a-kind class opportunity.
 

YOUTH CLASSES
12:30 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
includes dinner meal
isome older youth classes may utilize time after dinner meal to conclude or wrap up
older youth classes will not exceed 8:00 pm end time
registration starts at 12:00 p.m.

 
  GOD AND ME (most Christian faiths including Catholic)
Grades K thru 3 - M or F - Cub Scouts (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, and Bears)


The God and Me cirriculum is designed to help youth become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of God and Me together. Youth will make a game in each lesson which will help reinforce the Bible lessons and provide opportunities for families to explore God's love together. The God and Me program contains four lessons: 1. God Created Me; 2. Jesus Is God's Gift to Me; 3. I Can Talk with God; and 4. Because God Cares For Me, I Can Care for Others.
 
  LIGHT OF CHRIST  (Catholic)
Grades K thru 2 - M only - Cub Scouts (Lions, Tigers, and Wolves)


The Light of Christ cirriculum is designed to help youth develop a personal relationship with Jesus.  With the parents' active assistance and participation in this program, it is hoped that the youth will come to see Jesus as a real person and a friend.
 
  MACCABEE (Jewish)
Grades K thru 3 - M only - Cub Scouts (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, and Bears)


The Maccabee emblem takes its name from Judah Maccabee and his brothers, who led the military and religious struggle against the Syrian King, Antiochus, who attempted to suppress the practice of Judaism. Their revolt ended in victory with the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in the year 167 B.C.E. The holiday of Hanukkah (Feast of Lights) celebrates this victory. THe Maccabee cirriculum is subdivided into six categories: Jewish names, holidays, terms, symbols and objects, community helpers, and heroes that youth will explore as they complete this program.
 
 
  GOD AND FAMILY  (most Christian faiths including Catholic)
Grades 4 thru 5 - M or F - Cub Scouts (Webelos and Arrow of Light)


The God and Family cirriculum is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God's role in a healthy family. Youth will read about different families in the Bible, which can teach them about God's plan for strengthening families. To remember these lessons, youth will compare families and "pizza" and build their understanding how families can grow together in God's love, and they will choose family projects to be done with their family at home.
 
  PARVULI DEI (Catholic)
Grades 3 thru 5 - M only - Cub Scouts (Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light)


The Parvuli Dei (Children of God) cirriculum is designed to help youth explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, and also to develop a good, positive self-image through the contributions they can make to the group or community.
 
  ALEPH (Jewish)
Grades 3 thru 5 - M only - Cub Scouts (Bears, Webelos, and Arrow of Light)


Just as Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the activities youth will start working on are among the first steps as a Scout that will lead to understanding more about your Jewish faith. Working on the Aleph emblem also will help youth get to know better their rabbi or religious school teacher.
 
 
  GOD AND CHURCH  (most Christian faith including Catholic)
Grades 6 thru 8 - M or F - Boy Scout


The God and Church program will lead young people on a journey. It will be a faith journey with three parts: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ. Participants will create either a video or a photo album to share what they have learned on their faith journeys. Young people will have the opportunity to work with their pastor or other Christian adult as they study the church's structures and objectives and participate in service projects that will give them a better understanding of the mission of the church.
 
SPECIAL NOTE: It is highly recommend that participants signing up for the Ad Altare Dei class also plan on attending a 1/2 day event on Saturday November 11, 2017; Day of Recollection (which is a separate registration and a $15 fee) event held annually and is a requirement for completing this program.  Use this sign up information.
Day of Recollection for Ad Altare Dei

Saturday, November 11, 2017
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

St. John Vianney Seminary
University of St. Thomas North Campus

2110 Selby Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
 

$15.00 per Scout / $7.00 per Counselor/Adult  Note:  Lunch is included. 

   8:30 am  Registration
  
9:00 am  Gathering Activity
10:00 am  Join Seminarians for Mass
11:00 am  Vocation Reflections
11:30 am  Workbook Exercises
12:00 pm  Lunch

12:30 pm  Approximate end time

 

To register contact: Vicky Kendall at: halfdozen@centurylink.net by Monday, Nov. 6th

Scouts:  

  • Name, Troop #, Parish, & Counselor’s Name

 

Adults: 

  • Please indicate if you are a Counselor seeking re-training or an Adult seeking to be trained as a Counselor. 
  • Parish affiliation, Troop #. 
           
  AD ALTARE DEI (Catholic)
Grades 6 thru 12 - M only - Boy Scout or Venturer


The Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is designed to help Catholic youth of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community.  The program is organized in chapters based on the seven sacraments.  The seven sacraments are a primary means toward spiritual growth.  This Day of Reverence will cover the first chpater and serve as a starting point for each individual's jounrey through the program.
  NER TAMID (Jewish)
Grades 6 thru 8 - M only - Boy Scout


The Ner Tamid program is designed to help youth become stronger in their individual faith and understanding of Judiaism through learning and doing; with the Scouting program as a base to build around.Your Counselor/Facilitator will help lead discussion and give direction to helping fulfill the requirements for this recogntion and journey.
 
 
  GOD AND LIFE  (most Christian faiths including Catholic)
Grades 9 thru 12 - M or F - Boy Scout or Venturer


The God and Life cirriculum will focus on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31 and will help youth on a journey seeking to understand their call to a life of discipleship. Through Paul's story youth will learn and discuss how Paul encoutnered Christ and was changed forever. Five chronological "events" out of this story will be highlighted and used as the focus for the five different sections in the program.  Each section illustrates a key element in learning how to live one's life for Christ.
 
  POPE PIUS XII (Catholic)
Grades 9 thru 12 - M only - Boy Scout or Venturer


The Pope Pius XII cprogram is Catholic Scouting's church-related ministries and vocation program. THe program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious, ordained) occupations and ministires in the church as calls from God. It includes youth led discussion on current issues facing the church and society.
 
  ETZ CHAIM (Jewish)
Grades 9 thru 12 - M or F - Boy Scour or Venturer


The Etz Chaim (Tree of Life) program is to encourage the young adult to explore adult Jewish roles in the context of family, community, and Jewish people. This day's program is to help launuch youth into the six month program and set them on a path of success on this journey and discovery.
 

Registration covers all costs for the materials and meal 

 
 
 
Saturday, November 18, 2017
NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL - COLLEGE OF COMMISSIONER SERVICE 2017

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

 

 

Northern Star Council

Adult Volunteer Training

College of Commissioner Service

November 18, 2017

St Paul College
Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

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

 

Unit Commissioner Basic Training:

The Unit Commissioner Basic Training is for all new unit commissioners and potential commissioners.  All UC Basic Training attendees will participate in the Keynote Speaker presentation (Session 1) and the Focus Session (Session 5), plus 2 additional special sessions.  This training will examine:
What a Commissioner is
What a Commissioner does
How a Commissioner does it


Bachelors in Commissioner Service:

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


Masters in Commissioner Service:

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


Doctorate in Commissioner Service:

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


Roundtable Studies Degree:

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


Advanced Studies Degree:

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


College of Commissioner Service website:

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


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

Registration URL:
 

https://scoutingevent.com/250-2017ccs

 

 
 
 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Architecture Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for November 2017 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Tuesday
November 21, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Architecture Merit Badge Class Online

 
 
 

DECEMBER 2017

 
Saturday, December 2, 2017
NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL - DAN PATCH DISTRICT - TIGER GROWL!

St. Stephen Lutheran Church - 8400 France Avenue South - Bloomington, Minnesota

 

Come On... Get Your Growl On!

For Lion and Tiger Cubs and their adult partners

Come join the fun for a morning of Acitivites, Songs, and Stories
Focused entirely on Lion and TIger Cub Scouts

 

St. Stephen Lutheran, 8400 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN

 Saturday, December 2, 2017 Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Cost: $9.00 per Scout/adult team ($10.00 at the door)
(all
Scouts must be accompanied by an adult partner)

Questions contact:
Kevin Hanson, Volunteer
tigergrowlll@hotmail.com 612-803-2949

 

 

Registration URL:

https://www.scoutingevent.com/250-dp2017cubscoutgrowlll

 

 
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Art Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for December 2017 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Art Merit Badge Class Online

 
Saturday, December 16, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church - 3611 North Berens Road NW - Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
DECEMBER 16, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Cooking and Emergency Preparedness
 
Archaeology Aviation Chemistry Coin Collecting
       
 
Cooking Dentistry Disabilities Awareness Emergency Preparedness
       
       
Exploration Genealogy Inventing Journalism
       
       
Law Medicine Model Design and Building Moviemaking
       
       
Nuclear Science     Stamp Collecting
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

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

 
Aviation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Chemistry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Dentistry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Genealogy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Inventing Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Law Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Model Design and Building Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Moviemaking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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MID-DAY CLASS
9:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
registration starts at 8:45 a.m.

 
Cooking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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

 
Archaeology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Exploration Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Journalism Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Medicine Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Nuclear Science Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 North Berens Road NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Astronomy Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for December 2017 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Tuesday
December 26, 2017
10:00 am  -     1:30 pm EST
9:00 am  -   12:30 pm CST
8:00 am  -   11:30 am MST
7:00 am  -   10:30 am PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class Online

 
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Bugling Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for December 2017 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Thursday
December 28, 2017
10:00 am  -     1:30 pm EST
9:00 am  -   12:30 pm CST
8:00 am  -   11:30 am MST
7:00 am  -   10:30 am PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Bugling Merit Badge Class Online

 

JANUARY 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

TBD
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
JANUARY 6, 2018
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Citizenship in the World, Communication and Personal Fitness

TENATIVELY PROPOSED MERIT BADGES TO BE OFFERED
will be confirmed and updated once a location is secured
 
American Business American Cultures American Labor Citizenship in the World
       
 
Communication Digital Technology Entreprenuership Home Repairs
       
       
Mining in Society Personal Fitness Programming Public Speaking
       
       
Pulp and Paper Reptile and Amphibian Study Safety Salesmanship
       
       
    Wood Carving  
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

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

 
American Cultures Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Digital Technology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Mining in Society Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Personal Fitness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Public Speaking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Reptiles and Amphibians Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Salesmanship Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Wood Carving Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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

 
American Business Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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American Labor Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Home Repairs Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Personal Fitness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Programming Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Pulp and Paper Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Safety Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
TBD
TBD
TBD
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

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Monday, January 15, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Coin Collecting Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for January 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Monday
January 15, 2018
10:00 am  -     1:30 pm EST
9:00 am  -   12:30 pm CST
8:00 am  -   11:30 am MST
7:00 am  -   10:30 am PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Collections Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for January 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

.

 
 
Thursday
January 25, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Collections Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens December 1, 2017 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
 
 
Friday, January 26, 2018 thru Sunday, January 28, 2018
2018 Honor Weekend
OAK RIDGE CONFERENCE CENTER - 1 OAKRIDGE DRIVE - CHASKA, MINNESOTA 55318
 

Scoutmaster Bucky and Northern Star Council are proud to present

2018 HONOR WEEKEND
HC1-250-18-1

This year's theme is Communication - Back to Basics

 


HONOR WEEKEND 2018

JANUARY 26, 2018
thru
JANUARY 28, 2018


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

(Must be 13 years old or older to participate)
 

Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center
January 26 - 28, 2018
Chaska, Minnesota
 

What:    Honor Weekend
 

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


When:
   January 26 - 28, 2018
 

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

Cost:  $25 Pre-Registration [$200.00 balance due not later than January 17, 2018]  This cost includes 2 nights of hotel lodging, meals, activities, and recognition items.


The Honor Weekend is for those that want to be the best of the best.  Honor Weekend is a fun-filled weekend of activities and learning focusing on honor, chivalry, manners, social skills, etiquette, and character.
 

Interactive Presentations and Activities will introduce and reinforce participants to the common everyday manners and etiquette in today's world. This year's theme focuses on Communication and how we communicate properly in all life's situations from a teen perspective. Topics include what the honor of a gentleman and honor of a lady means. Skills including introductions, salutations, first impressions, how the words we use define us, dress and grooming, phone, texting, and online etiquette, table manners and do's and don'ts, social and reverence awareness, and much more.
 

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

Participants will be provided meals along with great activities which include an organized game night on Friday night and a masquerade dance on Saturday evening (fully chaperoned and structured of course).  Please consider joining us Sunday afternoon for our Graduation and closing ceremony.
 

Participants will receive a distinguished award called the Honor Cord; a purple braided shoulder cord which can be worn to help identify them as one of the best of the best in civilian or program dress.  Of course this honor comes with a price, you can lose the privilege of wearing the Honor Beret should you be identified as not living up to the code of conduct presented at this Honor Weekend.
 

NOTE: The pre-registration cost is a non-refundable guarantee to hold a participation spot for you.  The remaining balance of $200.00 is due not later than January 17, 2018.
 

There is a mandatory Pre-Course Meeting being held on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at the Savage American Legion in Savage, Minnesota at 6:30 pm. Registrants will get an email a week prior reminding them of the meeting with further details. At this meeting participants and families will learn further details of the weekend, meet their patrol leader and fellow participants, and turn in required health forms and waiver forms.  Information will be provided via email to all registered participants a few weeks prior to this evening.

 

 


 
 
 

FEBRUARY 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Crime Prevention Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for February 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Wednesday
February 7, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
 
Saturday, February 10, 2018
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
FEBRUARY 10, 2018
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Cooking and Emergency Preparedness
 
     
Animation Athletics AND Sports Chess Collections
       
       
Communication Energy Graphic Arts Leatherwork
       
       
Music Painting Personal Management Photography
       
       
Plumbing Reading AND Scholarship Snow Sports Theater
       
       
  Truck Transportation Woodwork  
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Animation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

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Chess Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

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Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Graphic Arts Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Painting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Personal Management Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Photography Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Plumbing Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Theater Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Truck Transportation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page 
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Woodwork Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page 
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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

 
Athletics AND Sports Merit Badges Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Collections Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Communication Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Energy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Leatherwork Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Music Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Personal Management Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Plumbing Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Snow Sports Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Woodwork Merit Badge Class
Saturday
February 10, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Church
8600 Fremont Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 
Monday, February 19, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Digital Technology Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for February 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

.

 
 
Monday
February 19, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Digital Technology Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens January 2, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
 
 

March 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for March 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

.

 
 
Tuesday
March 6, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
 
 
Saturday March 17, 2018
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Guardian Angels Church - 8260 4th Street North - Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MARCH 17, 2018
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Citizenship in the Community and Family Life
 
Art Automotive Maintenance Bugling Citizenship in the Community
       
   
Composite Materials Disabilities Awareness Dog Care Engineering
       
       
Exploration Family Life Fingerprinting  Fly-Fishing
       
       
Game Design Pets Pioneering Soil and Water Conservation
       
 
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

3/4 DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
 
with an option to add on
 Family Life Merit Badge Class
2:45 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
for a full day
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Bugling Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Dog Care Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Engineering Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Exploration Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Game Design Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Pioneering Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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

 
 
Art Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Composite Materials Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Fingerprinting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
with an option to add on
 Family Life Merit Badge Class
2:45 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
for a full day
Saturday
March 17, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 
 

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Fly-Fishing Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Pets Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
March 17, 2018
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Guardian Angels Church
8260 4th Street North
Oakdale, Minnesota 55128
 
Class Preparation Page
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST
 

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Dog Care Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for March 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

.

 
 
Thursday
March 22, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Dog Care Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens February 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
 
 

April 2018

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for April 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

.

 
 
Thursday
April 5, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges Class Online
Registration opens March 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
 
 
Saturday April ??, 2018
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

TBD
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
APRIL ??, 2018
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badge are Communication and First Aid

TENATIVELY PROPOSED MERIT BADGES TO BE OFFERED
will be confirmed and updated once a location is secured
 
Archery Climbing Farm Mechanics First Aid
       
 
Geocaching Orienteering Plant Science Radio
       
     
Reading AND Scholarship Sculpture Search and Rescue Signs, Signals, and Codes
       
       
Space Exploration Stamp Collecting Surveying Traffic Safety
       
 
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

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

 
Registration will open March 1, 2018  12:05 am CST
 
 

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

 
Registration will open March 1, 2018  12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Energy Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for April 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

.

 
 
Thursday
April 26, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Energy Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens March 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CST

 

 
 
 

May 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Engineering Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for May 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Wednesday
May 9, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Engineering Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens April 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
 
Saturday May ??, 2018
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

TBD
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MAY ??, 2018
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Camping, Environmental Science and Sustainability

TENATIVELY PROPOSED MERIT BADGES TO BE OFFERED
will be confirmed and updated once a location is secured
 
 
Animal Science Athletics AND Sports Backpacking Basketry
       
 
Bird Study Camping Environmental Science Forestry
       
       
Gardening Golf Insect Study Landscape Architecture
       
       
Mammal Study Nature Sustainability Veterinary Medicine
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Registration will open April 1, 2018  12:05 am CDT
 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

 
Registration will open April 1, 2018  12:05 am CDT
 
 
 
 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Entrepreneurship Merit Badge

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The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for May 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Thursday
May 24, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens April 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 

JUNE 2018

 
Monday, June 25, 2018 thru Friday, June 29, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - 2018 Online Summer School Merit Badge Sessions
Fingerprinting - Fire Safety - Genealogy - Inventing - Journalism

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The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for June 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Monday
June 25, 2018
10:00 am  -    1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am MDT
7:00 am  -  10:30 am PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
FIngerprinting Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens May 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
Tuesday
June 26, 2018
10:00 am  -    1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am MDT
7:00 am  -  10:30 am PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Fire Safety Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens May 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
Wednesday
June 27, 2018
10:00 am  -    1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am MDT
7:00 am  -  10:30 am PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Genealogy Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens May 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
Thursday
June 28, 2018
10:00 am  -    1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am MDT
7:00 am  -  10:30 am PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Inventing Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens May 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
Friday
June 29, 2018
10:00 am  -    1:30 pm EDT
9:00 am  -  12:30 pm CDT
8:00 am  -  11:30 am MDT
7:00 am  -  10:30 am PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Journalism Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens May 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
 

JULY 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Medicine Merit Badge

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The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for July 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Tuesday
July 10, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Medicine Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens June 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Model Design and Building Merit Badge

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The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for July 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Wednesday
July 25, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Model Design and Building Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens June 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
 

AUGUST 2018

 
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Music Merit Badge

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The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for August 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Thursday
August 9, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Music Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens July 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Pets Merit Badge

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The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for August 2018 helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

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Wednesday
August 22, 2018
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm  EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF
 
Pets Merit Badge Class Online
Registration opens July 1, 2018 @ 12:05 am CDT

 

 
 
 

September 2018

 

 

WOOD BADGE FALL 2018
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Wood Badge is a world-class leadership development program intended for all Scout leaders.

Apply the skills learned from your participation as a member of a successful working team to your Scouting position as well as your professional life.

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

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

 

Sign up now for the  2018 Fall Wood Badge Course.  You must attend both scheduled weekends of the course (two weekends).
 

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

 

 

2018 FALL COURSE

STEARNS SCOUT CAMP

September 14 - 16, 2018

and

October 5 - 7, 2018

 

Registration URL:

https://scoutingevent.com/250-2018FallWoodBadge

 

 

 

Registration closes in:

 
Even though there is still time to register, this course is going to fill up so make sure you register today to secure your spot

 

 

 
More to be posted Summer of 2018 
 

How to fill out a blue Card


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

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

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

Excerpt from 1918 electricity merit badge pamphlet

 

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


(signed)     Woodrow Wilson

President of the United States of America

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