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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Mission Peak District Merit Badge Morning
Location 48950 Green Valley Road, Fremont, CA 94538  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
12/7/2019 8:00 am 12/7/2019 12:00 pm
Open for Registration Last day to Register
11/1/2019   12/2/2019
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $15.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
San Francisco Bay Area Mission Peak

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Please read everything we've included in the event description. If you still have questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

Email Ms Diane Fujito-Suplick (dfujsup@gmail.com), the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
American Cultures AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 202see Prerequisites Info1185 Dr Heather Zeng
Animation AM 9-122nd Floor, Rms: 214-216 see Prerequisites Info10100 Mr Michael Young
BOS Flight to Eagle AM 11-121st Floor, Rm: Relief Society AAdult Training182016 Mr Merlin Nygren
BOS Merit Badge Couselor Orientation AM 9-101st Floor, Rm: Relief Society AAdult Training182012 Mr Curt Strommen
BOS Scout Advancement AM 10-111st Floor, Rm: Relief Society AAdult Training182017 Mr Merlin Nygren
Camping* AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 231-232see Prerequisites Info12100 Mr Andrew Leroy
Citizenship in the Community* AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 205see Prerequisites Info12120 Jamilya Ukudeeva
Citizenship in the Nation* AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 234-235Read requirements; bring blue card 10130 Mark Barnes
Citizenship in the World* AM 9-122nd Floor, Rms: 237-238see Prerequisites Info10161 Mr Rangarajan Sampath Mukesh Kataria
Communication* AM 9-121st Floor, Rm: B-2see Prerequisites Info10100 Mr Geoffry Brown
Cooking* AM 9-121st Floor, Rm: Relief Society Bsee Prerequisites Info11150 Ms Rashmi Bindra Mrs Vinita Goyal
Emergency Preparedness* AM 9-121st Floor, Cultural Centersee Prerequisites Info10210 Jeff Air Pavithra Channegowda
Family Life* AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 211see Prerequisites Info1160 Michele Young
Family Life* AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 210see Prerequisites Info1060 Mrs charuta seith
First Aid* AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 229First Aid reqs Tendft, 2nd class10102 Di Hsu
Geology AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 215-217see Prerequisites Info102016 Ms Karen Anderson
Personal Management* AM 9-122 Floor, Rm: 206see Prerequisites Info13140 Mrs Paula Rygh
Photography AM 9-121st Floor, Rm: A-2see Prerequisites Info1090 Mr Srikanth Srinivasan
Salesmanship AM 9-122nd Floor, Rm: 204 see Prerequisites Info11101 Jacob Fewx
Sponsor Information
Description

The Mission Peak District Merit Badge Morning is a morning workshop which provides each scout with the opportunity to work on and possibly complete requirements for a badge during its respective class time.  This event is taking place of the February 2020 Merit Badge Extravaganza, as it will allow event organizers to find another venue to hold this event in the future.

Given the duration of the event itself, it is not guaranteed that all scouts will 
complete their merit badges. However, they will be able to work toward completing some requirements for the badges.

Scouts may register for 1 merit badge only.  Read Registration Instructions carefully.  If possible, have one adult leader register for all scouts in the unit. 

Scouts MUST BE REGISTERED in order to attend this event.  Walk-ins will be turned away.


Counselor Information
Counselors & Trainers - 

Please pick up your rosters when checking in and track requirements completed for all scouts.

Turn in rosters and any receipts at the end of the event.

Unit Sign-up Instructions

Date of MBE: 12/07/19   Registration Starts: 11/01/2019   Registration Ends: 12/02/2019

Location: Church of LDS located at 48950 Green Valley Road, Fremont 94538

Cost: Advance registration is required.  Cost is $15 which includes materials for classes.

Uniform: All participants must wear Field uniform (Class A)

Prerequisites: Completion of the identified requirements is suggested, and scouts can bring proof of completion to class.  If requirements are not completed, the scout will not complete the badge that day.

Registration Instructions

Advance registration is required to guarantee your seat in the class.  There will be no walk-in registration.


Step 1 - Register for class: Choose your class and register on this site.

Step 2 – Payment

Payment MUST be online at http://www.sfbac.org/event/2588485 to SFBAC.  Please reference your scout's name and MP MBEx !!!  Otherwise, the payment may not be accurately credited to your scout on the day of the event.

Step 3 - Come to the event!



MBE Schedule:   Check In: 8:00 - 8:45 am

Opening: 8:45 - 9:00 am                           

Session: 9:00 - 12:00 noon                           



IMPORTANT:      1.  No food or drinks other than water bottles will be allowed in classrooms.    

                          2.  The church is a NUT-FREE, CAFFEINE-FREE site.


Event Policies  

General

A Scout must BE PREPARED. It is the responsibility of the Scout to complete all requirements and/or prerequisites for any merit badge he chooses to work on. The counselor is there to provide assistance and additional information to the Scout concerning that merit badge.


Prerequisites & Requirements Completed Before the Event

Some merit badges have specific are or rank prerequisites.  For some merit badges, Scouts are provided requirements that they can complete on their own prior to attending the merit badge class.  (See below for prerequisites.)  If a scout has completed those requirements, then they may be able to complete the merit badge on the day of the event. If they do not, they may complete them at a later date and can make arrangements to meet at a later date with the merit badge counselor. Scouts are expected to have read the merit badge booklet and bring the appropriate blue card signed by their scoutmaster to their class.  

Attendance & Participation

Scouts MUST be registered in the class on meritbadge.info and MUST have paid online at www.sfbac.org.  Scouts who show up at this event without preregistering will be turned away, as there will be no openings in the classes.

Tardiness is not permitted. Scouts arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be allowed to enter the classroom. No refunds will be issued for Scouts who do not attend class due to tardiness.

Scouts are expected to participate in all class discussions. Scouts should ask questions, and be ready to answer questions when asked. Counselors reserve the right to call on any Scout to answer questions about the material, even if he does not volunteer.

Should the Scout not do the work to complete a requirement for the merit badge, it is their responsibility to complete it before it will be signed off on by the counselor. While much of the required material is presented during the workshops, that does not necessarily count as the Scout having completed it.

Blue cards

In order to receive credit for any merit badge, scouts must bring their blue card to all classes and must have completed all requirements. The blue card must be filled out completely by the Scout. Blue cards must be signed by the Scoutmaster of the Scout's troop before counselors will sign off on it.

Questions or concerns

For comments, questions, or concerns following the event you may contact the Merit Badge Extravaganza Coordinator at the following:

Diane Fujito-Suplick and Rebeca Rafael at mpmbx2019@gmail.com  

 

Merit Badges Offered & Information


IMPORTANT: Reading the MB Book and bringing a signed blue card with identified requirements completed applies to all Merit Badges.

American Cultures - MBC: Dr. Heather Zeng, Troop 112

     Read MB Book; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster. 




Animation - MBC: AM Mr. Michael Young, Troop 103



Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

First Print the MB workbook and bring to the expo

Download from:
 https://boyslifeorg.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/animationworkbook.pdf

Do these requirements in workbook: 



Requirement 4a: Studio Tour

•Watch these videos

–Look behind Pixar - New York Times
     https://youtu.be/CXtsEhUwTmc

–Massive Crowd Control     https://youtu.be/042YjQ9aZNk

–Technology behind How to Train Your Dragon 2   https://youtu.be/WXoCYmeaBlo

•Complete part 4a of the Merit Badge Workbook.

•Be prepared to share something you learned

Requirement 4b: Future of Animation

•Watch these videos

–Disney Augmented Reality 
https://youtu.be/SWzurBQ81CM

–Magic Leap tour    https://youtu.be/BLkFWq_ipCc

•Complete part 4b of the Merit Badge Workbook.

•Prepare to Discuss with counselor

Requirement 5: Careers

•What these videos/website


https://www.pixar.com/careers-at-pixar

https://youtu.be/cgxU7cnyR5Y

•Pick one of these careers

Animation, Art, Editorial, Sound Operations, Marketing, Post Production, RenderMan Software, Story Artist, Technical Artist

•Find out about Education, training, Experience required for the profession and write it up in the MB workbook

•Discuss findings at class.



Camping - MBC:  Mr. Andrew Leroy, Troop 449

Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster. 

Scout will have a partial by the end of this merit badge.  Recommend that scout have completed close to 20 nights of camping with scouts before taking this badge.



Citizenship in CommunityMBC:  Mrs. Jamilya Ukudeeva, Troop 273

Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

Partial if these reqs are not complete: 3a, 4, 5, 7, 8



Citizenship in the Nation - MBC: Mr Mark Barnes, Troop 449

Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

Partial if these requirements are not complete:  2, 3, 8.



Citizenship in the WorldMBC:  Mr. Ranga Sampath, Troop 273

Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.




Coin Collecting - MBC: Mr. Richard Westover, Troop 448   


Read MB Book; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.  

Will be a partial if requirements #4, #5, #8 are not completed prior to class.


CommunicationMBC:  Mr. Geoffry Brown, Troop 273



Read MB Book; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

Bring photos of family that you will present to the class.  



Cooking - MBC:  Rashmi Bindra, Troop 273



Read MB Book; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

Not all requirements will be completed in class.



First Aid -  MBC: Ms. Di Hsu



Requirement 1:  All first aid requirements for Tenderfoot to Second Class ranks (in Scout Handbook) must be completed and signed off. Scouts MUST show their Scout Book signatures before taking this class.

Requirement 5a, scouts can prepare a First Aid kit for home use and bring it to the class.



Geology - MBC: Ms. Karen Anderson, Troop 120



Read MB Book; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

(for Req 5 we will do the Earth History Option--5d)

Do these requirements before class in order to complete merit badge on the day of the event:

2. Pick three resources that can be extracted or mined from Earth for commercial use. Discuss with your counselor how each product is discovered and processed.

3. Explain to your counselor how fossils provide information about ancient life, environment, climate, and geography. Discuss the following terms and explain how animals from each habitat obtain food: benthonic, pelagic, littoral, lacustrine, open marine, brackish, fluvial, eolian, protected reef.

4b. Find out about three career opportunities available in geology. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for the profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.


At the end of class, you will need to go to the Children's Natural History Museum (4074 Eggers Drive) to see the fossils on display.  The museum will be open for scouts in class to stop by immediately after class.





Mammal Study - MBC: Mr. Mike Azevedo, Troop 449


Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

Bring any completed requirements to class.




Personal ManagementMBC:  Mrs. Paula Rygh, Troop 273


Will be “partial”.  Will require scout to track for 13 weeks after the event.

Read merit badge booklet; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.


Prerequisites:

2, 8 & 9 - before or after event. If completed before, MBC will check after the class is done. MBC will be available to follow up, or scout can complete requirements with another MBC.

10 - Complete and present in class.


Photography - MBC:  Mr. Srikanth Srinivasan, Troop 273



Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.  Scouts should bring a digital camera to take photographs throughout the class.  A smartphone with a camera function will be acceptable, but a digital camera is preferred.  Not all requirements will be completed in this class.  Scouts can follow up with this merit badge counselor after the event to comp



Salesmanship - MBC: Mr. Jacob Fewx, Troop 168



Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.



Scouting Heritage - MBC: Mr. Mike Weavil, Troop 110



Read MB requirements; bring blue card signed by Scoutmaster.

Requirements 2,4,5,6,8 should be done before the event, or else this will be a partial.



Adult Training for Parents New to Scouts BSA



-Merit Badge Counselor Orientation

-Scout Advancement

-Path to Eagle



 


Registration FAQs


 



Q: Where will Merit Badge Extravaganza classes be held?

A: Classes will held in the various classrooms or gymnasium of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, 48950 Green Valley Road, Fremont, CA 94538.  Scouts will receive the locations of their classes at the time of check-in. There will be volunteers assisting scouts to the correct classrooms.  One or two classes may meet outdoors.


Q: Do any classes leave the primary location?

A: No; however, the Geology class provides a field trip to the Children’s Natural History Museum in order to complete some of the requirements.  Some classes may be meeting outdoors, so dress accordingly.
 

Q: Where will parking be available?

A: You will be able to park in the church parking lot.  For those dropping off their scouts, please be careful of pedestrians walking in the parking lot.

Q: By what time should I be there?

A: Check-in and registration will begin promptly at 8:00 am. However, due to the substantial number of scouts, parents, and scout leaders that we are expecting to be at the event, it is NOT recommended to arrive long after the check-in time.

Q: Where will check-in be?

A: Check-in will be conducted at clearly indicated tables at the entrance from the parking lot in the back of the church.


Q: What should my scout wear?

A: ALL scouts are expected to be attired in class A uniform. The primary reason for this is security, so that we know your scout is associated with Scouts BSA.

Q:  I didn't register my scout online.  Can I bring him/her to attend this event and try to walk into a class?

A:  No.  Scouts who are not preregistered online and paid online will be turned away. 


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Event is at:  Church of Latter-Day Saints, 48950 Green Valley Road, Fremont, CA  94538
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