SCOUTMASTER BUCKY CLASS
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with ample time prior to the start time of your class
for registration. Remember there will
be others checking in as well and depending
on the size of the class and the event the
class is being held in conjunction with that
registration may take a little time.
You should bring a blue card filled out properly for this class.
(Scoutmaster Bucky Online participants -
you should have forwarded your Blue card to
Scoutmaster Bucky prior to the class via
email or postal mail Scoutmaster Bucky -
5724 Aldrich Avenue South Minneapolis,
Minnesota 55419.) If you are not familiar with how to fill out
a blue card, you should familiarize yourself
with Scoutmaster Bucky's "How To Fill Out A
Blue Card" document.
Click here for Scoutmaster Bucky's "How To
Fill Out A Blue Card".
Remember it is a Scout's responsibility to take care of their own blue card
from beginning to end.
Your Scout Uniform is required to be worn for attending this Merit Badge session. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Brian Reiners;
Scoutmaster Bucky via email or on the phone at 612-483-0665.
Reviewing the merit badge pamphlet PRIOR to attending and doing preparation work will insure that Scouts get the most out of these class opportunities. The merit badge pamphlet
is a wealth of information that can make earning a merit badge a lot easier. It contains many of the answers and solutions needed or can at least provide directions as to where
one can find the answers. It is NOT acceptable to come unprepared to a Scoutmaster Bucky event.
You can (and should) use the Scoutmaster
Bucky Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Workbook to help get a head start and organize your preparation work.
download the Scoutmaster Bucky
Merit Badge Workbook by clicking here.
If this link is not working please check the
internet for other merit badge workbook
It should be noted that this merit badge class is not meant for those who just want to come and see what they can get done. It is possible to complete this merit badge by being
properly prepared and having done the preparation work prior to the class. Preparation is a MUST.
SCOUTING HERITAGE MERIT
Things to remember to bring for this Merit Badge Class:
1. Merit Badge Blue Card properly filled out and signed off by your Scoutmaster
Heritage Merit Badge Pamphlet
3. Scout Uniform
documentation or project work pertinent to this merit badge
which may also include a Merit Badge Workbook for reference with
5. A positive Scouting focus and attitude
Following is an outline of the class to help you prepare.
Note that Scouts will be signed off only on those requirements
that the Merit Badge Counselor determines meets the
requirements; no more no less This Merit Badge should not
be expected to be earned without preparation and work
Discuss with your counselor the life and times of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell.
Explain why he felt a program like Scouting would be good for the young men of
his day. Include in your discussion how Scouting was introduced in the United
States, and the origins of Boy Scouting and Cub Scouting under Baden-Powell
Scouts should make notes to assist them and be
prepared for discussion during the class.
Scouts will not automatically be signed
off on this requirement just for attending
as the requirement states that they must
discuss and explain a number of items and
will be required to actively and
accurately partake in a group and/or
individual discussion to obtain credit for
2. Do the following:
a. Give a short biographical
summary of any TWO of the following, and tell of their roles in how Scouting
developed and grew in the United States prior to 1940
1. Daniel Carter Beard
William D. Boyce
Ernest Thompson Seton
James E. West
This portion of the requirement is a writing
requirement. A "biographical sketch"
is a brief summary of someone's
professional / educational
contributions, and affiliations meant to
highlight important aspects of ones
training, experience and areas of
interest. It is highly recommended
that Scouts use the Scoutmaster Bucky
Scouting Heritage Workbook to make their
notes and prepare for class discussion and
b. Discuss the significance to Scouting of any TWO of the following:
1. Brownsea Island
The First World Scout Jamboree
Boy Scout Handbook
This portion of requirement 2 is all about
Scouts should review this requirement and
its components and be prepared to discuss.
It is strongly recommended that Scouts
bring any notes or supporting documents
they may have to help show the counselor
that they have prepared for discussion of
Discuss with your counselor how Scouting’s programs have developed over time
and been adapted to fit different age groups and interests (Cub Scouting, Boy
Scouting, Exploring, Venturing)
This requirement will be covered
in the class however Scouts should review
the merit badge pamphlet so as to have a
basic understanding of the components of
this requirement and be prepared for
discussion as the requirement states.
ONE of the following:
a. Attend either a BSA
national jamboree, OR world Scout jamboree, OR a national BSA high-adventure
base. While there, keep a journal documenting your day-to-day experiences. Upon
your return, report to your counselor what you did, saw, and learned. You may
include photos, brochures, and other documents in your report
Write or visit the National Scouting Museum in
Irving, Texas. Obtain information about this facility. Give a short report on
what you think the role of this museum is in the Scouting program.
Visit an exhibit of Scouting memorabilia or a local
museum with a Scouting History gallery, or (with your parent's permission and
counselor's approval) visit with someone in your council who is recognized as a
dedicated Scouting historian or memorabilia collector. Learn what you can about
the history of Boy Scouting. Give a short report to your counselor about what
you saw and learned.
have to perform on their own, either prior
to or after the class, the visit and/or
requirements in this requirement. Scouts
will have an opportunity to share their work
during the class if they choose to bring their preparation work with them.
In order to get signed of on this requirement at the class Scouts will need to
do work ahead of time.
- Scouts choosing to do this component option should bring supporting documents,
photos, memorabilia along with their completed journal in order to be
considered for completing this requirement. Scouts choosing this option
will need to be prepared to share their items and journal with the class and
- Scouts who have visited or written to the National Scouting Museum in Irving
Texas, should bring some sotr of validation of their visit or response to the
museum along with their report ready for presentation.
4c - Scouts choosing this component option should plan on
bringing some documented proof of their visit and be prepared to give their
report to the class and counselor.
Scouts who wish to have an opportunity to complete this requirement at the
class but have not attended or were unable to attend any of the fore mentioned
events or locations may write to the National Scouting Museum to obtain the
required reference materials in order to complete the 4b component of this
requirement. According to the National Scouting Museum, here is their
statement on their web site as to how to obtain this information.
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Information
Requirement 4B states to write or
visit the National Scouting Museum and obtain information about the facility.
Scouts should send only requests
to the Museum and provide their report on what they think the role of the Museum
is in Scouting to their counselor.
Working on your Scouting Heritage
merit badge and need information for requirement 4B? Requests can be sent to the
National Scouting Museum directed to Joe Connole.
Please make sure to include your name, current rank and mailing
address. You will receive your information by mail within three weeks of receipt
of your request. Each Scout will receive a patch, fact sheet and brochure about
the National Scouting Museum.
Contact Joe Via Email
Send Request Via Mail
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Request
National Scouting Museum c/o Joe Connole
W. Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, Texas 75038
While Joe strives to ensure requests are responded to within a
timely manner, please know that there may be times when requests cannot be
fulfilled within three weeks. In addition, requests without a verifiable
address, and/or illegible handwriting cannot be responded to; if you do not
receive your information please contact Joe to see if he has had a chance to
respond to your request or if it has been set aside due to one of the above
reasons or another reason.
5. Learn about the history
of your unit or Scouting in your area. Interview at least two people (one from
the past and one from the present) associated with your troop. These
individuals could be adult unit leaders, Scouts, troop committee members, or
representatives of your troop’s chartered organization. Find out when your unit
was originally chartered. Create a report of your findings on the history of
your troop, and present it to your patrol or troop or at a court of honor, and
then add it to the troop’s library. This presentation could be in the form of
an oral/written report, an exhibit, a scrapbook, or a computer presentation
such as a slide show
Half of this requirement will need to be done prior
to attending the class. Scouts will have
an opportunity to present their work on
this requirement in the class in order to
potentially complete the other half of
this requirement. Scouts should review
this requirement completely and be
prepared with and bring their
presentation, report, exhibit, or
scrapbook. Scouts will have an opportunity
to share their work during the class. Only
Scouts with the first part of this
requirement completed PRIOR to the class
and ready for presentation will have the
opportunity of possibly finishing this
requirement in the class.
Make a collection of some of your personal patches and other
Scouting memorabilia. With their permission, you may include items borrowed
from family members or friends who have been in Scouting in the past, or you
may include photographs of these items. Show this collection to your counselor,
and share what you have learned about items in the collection. (There is no
requirement regarding how large or small this collection must be)
Scouts desiring to get signed off on this
requirement on the day of the class will
need to prepare ahead of time their
collection of Scouting patches or other
Scouting memorabilia and bring their
collection with them to class. Scouts
should be ready to share with the class
and counselor their collection.
Reproduce the equipment for an old-time Scouting game such as
those played at Brownsea Island. You may find one on your own (with your
counselor’s approval), or pick one from the Scouting Heritage merit badge
pamphlet. Teach and play the game with other Scouts
This requirement will be completed as a part of
this class. Scouts should come prepared
having reviewed the information in the
merit badge pamphlet and be knowledgeable
of the components of this requirement.
Interview at least three people (different from those you
interviewed for requirement 5) over the age of 40 who were Scouts. Find out
about their Scouting experiences. Ask about the impact that Scouting has had on
their lives. Share what you learned with your counselor
Scouts are strongly urged to complete as many of
the three interviews as possible prior to the class. There will more than
likely not be enough time or people at the class in order for all Scouts to
complete this requirement entirely at the class. Check with your
Scoutmaster for suggestions of local Scouters who might be willing to assist
you over the phone or in person. Your District's monthly Roundtable is
another great opportunity to meet and interview older Scouters.
All Scouts coming to the class with their
interviews and notes completed will have
an opportunity to share what they learned
with the class and counselor.
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