Welcome
Last Update: March 24, 2021

Scoutmaster Bucky
Serving Scouts since January 2009
Over 14,050+ Scout merit badge opportunities, over 1,335+ Scout online merit badge opportunities, and thousands of Cub Scout and Venturing advancement opportunities.
Remember the Scout Motto: Be Prepared
At Scoutmaster Bucky events this is not a request, wish, or desire…
it is an expectation.

Scoutmaster Bucky Event Calendar

Registration opens at 12:05 am on the first of the month for the following month's activities. The only exception is that February events open on January 2 at 12:05 am. Some events do open for registration earlier, so please check events carefully below.

News

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COVID 19 STATEMENT.

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New Fall 2020 Opportunities Added

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Site Redesign - Read More

Disclaimer

The Scoutmaster Bucky program is a volunteer run program managed and maintained entirely by Brian Reiners (Scoutmaster Bucky) in conjunction with the council of Northern Star Scouting and other Scouting volunteers. All content, scheduling, arrangements, and the like 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, and technology support), with any profits (when and if there are any) are put back into the Scouting program annually.

Refund Policy & Contact Information

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

Scoutmaster Bucky is Brian Reiners and is registered in Northern Star Scouting of the Boy Scouts of America as a Scoutmaster, Advisor, and Merit Badge Counselor.

Contact number: 612-483-0665
Email: ScoutmasterBucky@yahoo.com

Bucky Waving

New Website Design

The new website design is courtesy of a very talented and gracious Scouter who was helped to make the Scoutmaster Bucky website more intuitive and mobile friendly as well. The new design is a work in progress. We will continue to update pages to reflect more detailed information and features.

In an effort to maximize usefulness we have focused on the areas that we get the most feedback and interest in to focus on. The Requirements pages are current and up-to-date with 2021 requirements, the Class Preparation Pages and Workbook pages are methodically being worked on to enhance their current information and features. Priority is given to the merit badge offerings and their respective Class Preparation pages and Workbook pages is on the top of the list.

We will be adding back the historical pages in the near future along with more content that is useful to all Scouts and Scouters. We will remain ad free and focused on our Scouting community for providing useful information and opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Scoutmaster Bucky
October 7, 2020
Collections Merit Badge Online
Scoutmaster Bucky Online

The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

Registration

Merit Badge Class
Collections
Wednesday
October 7, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm CDT

Scoutmaster Bucky
October 15, 2020
American Business Merit Badge Online
Scoutmaster Bucky Online

The following merit badge is being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program; helping to deliver program through today's online technology.

Registration

Merit Badge Class
American Business
Thursday
October 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm CDT

February 22, 2021
Online Nova Award
Nova Award Logo

Humans are known for using tools, and many of them are considered machines. Our world is filled with simple machines, and we get to explore what they are and how they affect our life each day.

This Nova award is offered for all Scouting programs:

March 15, 2021
Online Nova Award
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We eat food, typically on a daily basis, but not many of us consider what science has done to help us out with food production, distribution, storage, and consumption. Take a closer look at what we use to fuel our bodies and discover more about the food industry.

March 29, 2021
Online Nova Award
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We live in a consumer society, where people make new goods all the time and bring them to market in the hopes that they sell a bunch of them. Learn some of what it takes to research, design, and promote a new idea and turn it into something tangible.

April 19, 2021
Online Nova Award
Nova Award Logo

Water – many people take it for granted, but without water being used every day, our crops would fail, animals would perish, and we would have to find a new way to take a shower. Learn about the water cycle, consumers of water, science behind water, hydrophopic substances, and how we process water.

June 5, 2021
Clever Coyote
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Long Drive Home @ Twin Lakes Scout Camp

Participants test their bushcraft skills is in order to survive the night. Teams of 3 to 5 will have their wilderness survival knowledge and techniques under scrutiny to see if your group really could accomplish the goals. The team earns points, rewards, and food by completing challenges. Preparation will be vital, but luckily the website has numerous videos to assist you.

You're traveling home and take a wrong turn somewhere. The unfortunate vehicle runs out of gas and you need to be rescued. Who knows what challenges you will face for the next 24 hours?

Hosted at Twin Lakes Scout Camp in central Wisconsin, 36 miles west of Appleton and 53 miles northeast from Wisconsin Dells.

  • Learn More – It's highly recommended to study!

June 26, 2021
Clever Coyote for Adults
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Long Drive Home @ Stearns

This is the same challenge as what the youth faced, but teams are comprised of adults. In a fair reversal of roles, youth are allowed to be staff members and they get to judge the adults.

Participants test their bushcraft skills is in order to survive the night. Teams of 3 to 5 will have their wilderness survival knowledge and techniques under scrutiny to see if your group really could accomplish the goals. The team earns points, rewards, and food by completing challenges. Preparation will be vital, but luckily the website has numerous videos to assist you.

You're traveling home and take a wrong turn somewhere. The unfortunate vehicle runs out of gas and you need to be rescued. Who knows what challenges you will face for the next 24 hours?

Hosted at Stearns Scout Camp in central Minnesota, 15 miles south of St. Cloud and 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

  • Learn More – It's highly recommended to study!

June 5, 2021
Clever Coyote
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Natural Disaster @ Stearns

Participants test their bushcraft skills is in order to survive the night. Teams of 3 to 5 will have their wilderness survival knowledge and techniques under scrutiny to see if your group really could accomplish the goals. The team earns points, rewards, and food by completing challenges. Preparation will be vital, but luckily the website has numerous videos to assist you.

A very long backpacking trip will be completed in a few days. There is extra time, so you visit a nearby landmark. The day quickly changes from fun to perilous when there's a life-threatening event.

Hosted at Stearns Scout Camp in central Minnesota, 15 miles south of St. Cloud and 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

  • Learn More – It's highly recommended to study!