WHAT TO BRING:
All Scouts must bring to class the following: - Blue Card SIGNED by their Scoutmaster (one per each Merit Badge) - Merit Badge booklet Merit Badge worksheet (http://usscouts.org/mb/framesindex.html) - Any pre-requisite work - Any snacks for the break (note: no food or beverages are allowed in the classrooms) The Blue Card will be updated with tasks completed in class and returned to Scout BEFORE they depart the classroom. It is the responsibility of the Scout to request and obtain his Blue Card.
MERIT BADGE BOOKS:
Obtain Merit Badge Books the BSA Store in Fairburn or the B.S.A. Catalog at 1-800-323-0732 or Online at scoutstuff.org. ADVANCEMENT RECORDS: After the merit badge event, if you have any questions about the Blue Cards, please visit your unit "Scout Registration" page and "Print Advancement Results." PREREQUISITES: The Merit Badge Counselor will give credit for completed requirements ONLY. The Scout should complete all other requirements not covered in class, at his own pace and with his own troop counselors. Class work will be followed by individual Scout’s projects and his ability to fulfill all requirements.
CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD MERIT BADGE
1. Come having read the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge book. For this class we will use the most recently revised requirements (January, 2006). If you don't have them they can be found at: http://www.usscouts.org/mb/mb004.html
2. Come prepared to answer requirements 1. and 2.
3. Come prepared to discuss the examples you have chosen for requirements 3.a. and 3.b.
4. Come prepared with examples and be prepared to discuss 4.b. and 4.c. (don't be concerned with 4.a. although we'll discuss in class).
5. Understand requirement 5. in its entirety.
6. Give 6.a. a try and we will discuss 6B in class.
7. Requirement 7. Come prepared to show me evidence either written or verbal that you completed two of the five options (a. - e.) This is mandatory to complete prior to the class. It can be done afterwards and signed off by your troop’s counselor.
8. Come with a smile, lots of scout spirit and enthusiasm. Be prepared to learn from each other and Actively Participate in this class. In addition to preparing per above, sign-off on your blue card will be dependent upon your class conduct and your Participation. We want to hear from you. No question or idea is a bad one. We'll have fun too! _____________________________________________________________________
CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY
1. Requirement 3 a and b.
2. Requirement 5. Watch one of the movies listed on the Boy Scout Trail website and write a paragraph summarizing how the movie shows the qualities of being a good citizen in the community.
3. Requirement 7c. If this is not accomplished ahead of time, it will have to be done after merit badge day and need to be signed off by someone else.
4. Requirement 8.
5. Print out and bring worksheet. Complete portions that are required above. We will cover the rest in class.
6. Bring a local map. On a map locate and point out the following:
Chief government buildings such as your city hall, county courthouse, and public works/service facility; Fire station, police station and hospital closest to your home; Historical or other interesting point.
COIN COLLECTING MERIT BADGE
1. Read the Coin Collecting Merit Badge book.
2. Complete requirements 7, 9 and 10 in advance and bring proof that these have been completed.
3. Be prepared to participate in class.
4. Complete Coin Collecting Worksheet and complete in advance. The worksheet can be found at http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badge_Worksheets.
5. All other requirements will be completed in class.
CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION MERIT BADGE
1. You will need to have proof that you have completed Requirement 2.
2. Requirement 3 will take five days to complete; therefore, do not attempt to start on this one the night before.
3. Requirement 6. Choose a speech of national historical importance. Find out about the author/Explain the importance of the speech/Come prepared to discuss..
4. Requirement 8. Think of a national issue you would like to write in a letter to one of our elected officials. Prepare a rough draft of the letter.
COLLECTIONS MERIT BADGE
1. Read the Collections Merit Badge book.
2. Bring your collection with you to class. If it’s too large to bring in, bring in pictures of your collection that will answer the requirements for the MB. Coin and stamp collections are excluded from eligibility for this MB. Complete requirement # 1 in advance and bring proof that this has been completed.
3. Be prepared to participate in class and show your collection to everyone.
4. Complete Collections Worksheet and complete in advance. The worksheet can be found at http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badge_Worksheets.
5. All other requirements will be completed in class.
COMMUNICATIONS MERIT BADGE
1. Read the Merit Badge book.
2. If scouts complete requirements 5 and 8 ahead of time, I can sign off at the Merit Badge Day
3. The counselor would appreciate parent participation for the first few hours of instruction.
1. Bring proof of completion of 1, 8a, and 8B.
2. Bring items for 8c and 9B.
1. Complete requirement 3a. Bring laptop if you have one.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MERIT BADGE
1. Complete requirement 3e (1 or 2 preferred).
2. Complete requirement 3f (any one of the three)
3. Complete requirement 4.
4. Bring Merit Badge book and completed prerequisites.
5. The counselor would appreciate parent participation in the last hour to help verify that prerequisites are complete.
FIRST AID MERIT BADGE
1. First Aid Merit Badge book and reveiw before class.
2. First Aid Kit (home, car, camping or hiking kit).
3. Old sheet or pillow case to make into bandages.
5. Pocket knive with toting chip.
Bring laptop if you have one.
PERSONAL MANAGEMENT MERIT BADGE
1. Recommended for older scouts.
2. Bring advertisements for a "major" family purchase.
3. Bring the name of one or two companies the scout is interested in.
GEOLOGY MERIT BADGE
1. Read the Geology Merit Badge book.
2. Complete 4b.
3. Bring 3 different types of rocks and/or mineral types (minimum).