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2018 Central Indiana Merit Badge University Information


2018 (10th Annual) Central Indiana Merit Badge University

 

Online registration for this event has ended.  Please make sure you are familiar with pre-reqs (further down this page) required for each merit badge class. Note that ALL Scouts must have pre-registered online – as no walk-ins are accepted. THE SCOUT MUST HAVE THE CONFIRMATION SHEET FROM THE ONLINE REGISTRATION TO PICK UP HIS PRE-PRINTED ID BADGE UPON CHECK-IN AT THE EVENT.  Blue cards will be provided at class.  Some classes may have additional fees to cover supplies and/or kits used in the class. Tent camping available at no additional charge in field behind school (including overnight access to school restroom); Scouts must be supervised during camping by own parents or by their home troop adult leaders.  Scouts receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner in conjunction with their paid class sessions.  No special meals are possible, please make any arrangements for your Scout if he will need something other than our standard meals.  All Scouts and leaders must be in Class A (field uniform) shirt during the event.  Specific directions to the event location will be provided on the confirmation email when you complete online registration.  Questions:  Email John LaBore at jlabore@hotmail.com or text him at 317 498 2159.


Note that some classes have 2 or 3 parts (i.e., Oceanography, Cooking, etc.);  Scouts must be pre-registered for all parts that are needed to complete the badge.  Fees will be $15 for each session.  These costs include the Saturday meal(s) adjacent to the session(s) for which the Scout pre-registers.  All Scouts will receive event t-shirt and an event patch.  A few classes may have additional fees to cover costs of materials.

 


Saturday morning, November 3, 8:00am-11:30am:

American Labor (McInerney:  max-20):  Pre-reqs: None


Animal Science (Robinson:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  None


Architecture (Albright:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  None.


Aviation (M. Dickerson:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  None


Camping/Hiking (Jackson:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  Camping:  3, 5e, 7a, 7b (Scoutmaster sign off required), 8c, 8d (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9a (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9b (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9c.   Hiking:  4, 5 (Scoutmaster sign off required), 6 (Scoutmaster sign off required), NOTE that Camping and Hiking for most, if not all, Scouts will be partials, the goal of this class is to cover information that all Scouts should know BEFORE they go camping and hiking.


Citizenship in the Community (Schmitt:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  2b, 3 a and b, 4, 5, 7 a-c and 8.


Citizenship in the Nation (Allen: max-25) Pre-reqs:  2 (a, b, or c), 3,  8.


Citizenship in the World (Degraw:  max-15) Pre-reqs: Signed written permission from parent to go to Dept of State website.


Communication (Neuhalfen: max-20):  Pre-reqs: 3,5,7,8.


Cooking Part 1 of 3 (Eldon: max-18):  Pre-reqs: 4.  All Scouts taking this class must also sign up for part 2 and part 3, in the afternoon and evening sessions, respectively.  


Cyber Chip (Sherer:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  Parent-signed document as defined in requirement 2.


Digital Technology/Programming  Part 1 of 2 (Casto:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  Please read all of the requirements before coming so you know what to expect, you can view those at these two webpages   http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Programming . Cyber Chip Card - Bring the card or a note from your scoutmaster that you have completed the requirements.  There are no exceptions on the card or note. We are going to be using the Internet and you must have it with you. Laptop - You must bring your own laptop. No sharing will be allowed. All assignments must be completed on your own.  Digital Projects - You will need to show 3 different things you have done with digital technology to me. They can be homework presentations, audio recordings, edited pictures, blogging, etc. Read the requirement for more info.  Programming - There will be 2 programming assignments done together in class. For the 3rd program, you will need to bring a program that you have written yourself and demonstrate it to me, discuss how it works, how to build it, your design, and other details. 


Disabilities Awareness (Kaster:  max-20):  Pre-reqs: 2,3,4.


Electricity (Corbett:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  None.


Emergency Preparedness (Weilhammer:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  1 (bring copy of merit badge card to prove First Aid badge is completed), 2c Bring completed plan to show to counselor and be prepared to discuss the family meeting you held. 8b. Bring your evacuation bag or “go-bag” to class at MBU for the counselor to review.  #9a or b or c.  Bring checklist, plan or program to class for counselor to review.


Environmental Science (Brown:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:   3c, 3e, and 4 (recommend completing part a). 

 

Family Life (Browning:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  3, 4, 5


First Aid (Torga: max-20) Pre-reqs:  1, 2 (bring kit).


Game Design (N. Livengood:  max-10) Pre-reqs:  1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8.  Print the worksheets for this merit badge and fill out the worksheet for the listed pre-reqs, and be prepared to discuss the completed pre-reqs with the instructor.  You MUST have a Game Design notebook started prior to class as described in requirement 5.  Be prepared with materials needed to create the prototype for 6 and 7, based on your design developed to meet requirement 5.  You must contact the instructor at nalivengood@gmail.com or 317 498 1571 ahead of class time to get approval of your prototype.      


Genealogy (L. Casto:  max-10):  Pre-reqs: 2 (2a is the recommended one), 3 (don't forget to record the information in your notebook), 5 (contact me at casto.lawanna@gmail.com  if you want suggestions in your area), 6 (bring info on your parents and their parents - full names, birth date/place, marriage date/place, death date/place).  Forms will be provided in class.  Bring your Cyber Chip - we will be using online databases in class to search for your ancestors.  Bring a laptop, tablet, etc for online searching in class.  If you don't have one available, we'll share resources. 

    

Landscape Architecture (Jones: max-15):  Pre-reqs: 3, 6.  Also Scouts need to print out Landscape Architecture merit badge worksheet from meritbadge.org;  bring tape measure - min 20'.  


Music (Everett:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  3 (do two of a, b, c, d), 4 (be prepared to teach three songs to the group), bring instrument and songbook. 


Nuclear Science (Taylor:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  3, 7, 8.   Instructor requests that only Scouts at least 14 years old take this class.


Oceanography Part 1 of 2 (Shurig:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  7,8  Bring completed work for each of these or proof of completion. 


Personal Fitness (S. Bates:  max-20)  Pre-reqs:  Bring proof of a completed physical and dental examination.  Complete the aerobic fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength tests, along with the body composition evaluation as described in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Record your results and identify those areas where you feel you need to improve.  Outline a comprehensive 12-week physical fitness program using the results of your fitness tests. Be sure your program incorporates the endurance, intensity, and warm-up guidelines discussed in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Before beginning your exercises, have the program approved by your counselor/scoutmaster and parents.  Complete the physical fitness program you outlined. Keep a log of your fitness program activity (how long you exercised; how far you ran, swam, or biked; how many exercise repetitions you completed; your exercise heart rate; etc.). Repeat the aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility tests every two weeks and record your results. After the 12th week, repeat all of the required activities in each of the three test categories, record your results, and show improvement in each one. For the body composition evaluation, compare and analyze your preprogram and postprogram body composition measurements. Discuss the meaning and benefit of your experience, and describe your long-term plans regarding your personal fitness.  Find out about three career opportunities in personal fitness. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you. Any questions please contact counselor/instructor at gymbratshelbell@hotmail.com. 


Personal Management (S. Vermilye: max-15)  Pre-reqs: 2 (a and b), 8. 


Personal Management (K. Matis:  max-20) Pre-reqs:  You are encourage to bring your smartphone or tablet to this course, please be sure that it has a calculator app installed, and, with your parents permission, access to the internet for price comparison searches and for looking up stock indexes. Not having access to a smart device should not stop you from attending this session.  While not required - each scout is strongly encouraged to print and use the workbook at  http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Personal-Management.pdf. There is a lot of writing required for this course, and having the workbook, or something similar, will assist the scout in keeping track of their progress.  A reliable pen or pencil will be required for use in this course.   2a. Using the "Sample Budget Plan" from p 15 of the Merit Badge Workbook (or of your own creation so long as it contains all the relevant data) fill out the first column listed, "per week" under the "Budgeted Amounts" heading (this would be your estimate of what you earn in income per week, and what you estimate you spend in the various categories each week). Then, using the "Table for tracking your actual income..." from pp 16-19 of the Merit Badge Workbook (or of your own creation so long as it contains all the relevant data) begin tracking and recording your actual income, expenses and savings. Please come to the event with at least 2 weeks of tracking completed.  8a-c. Using the "Planned "To DO" Schedule" from p 19 of the Merit Badge Workbook (or of your own creation so long as it contains all the relevant data) begin tracking your time management. We will do 8d - the review - during the session.  Postreqs: 2a. complete the 13 CONSECUTIVE weeks of tracking.


Plumbing (R. Schindler: max-8):  Pre-reqs:  None, but instructor wants Scouts to print the worksheets for the Plumbing merit badge that can be found at https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badge_Worksheets.


Salesmanship (Frazier:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  5, 7a, 7b.


Scouting Heritage (Holtz:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  None.


Search and Rescue (Tibbitts:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  None.


Space Exploration (Roby:  max-25):  Pre-reqs: An overall review of the merit badge (to be able to discuss law of action-reaction, careers in space exploration);  2, 5, 6 – be able to discuss, 8. For merit badge to be considered complete, above items MUST be brought to the class for review.  Otherwise, alternate arrangements must be made for completion


Weather (Barnett:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  9a or 9b. 


Wilderness Survival Part 1 of 2 (Steele:  max-6):  5.  Survival kit.  Plan to overnight camp;  pack gear needed.  Note:  Must take either this class OR afternoon class PLUS evening class and OVERNIGHT CAMP Saturday night.  Also important:  Instructor requests that only Scouts 1st Class or higher sign up for this class!


Wood Carving (K. Bates:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  Earn Totin Chip. 


Saturday afternoon, November 3, 1:00-4:30pm

American Business (Frazier:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  2a, 3b, 5).


Architecture (Albright:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  None.


Camping/Hiking (Jackson:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:   Camping:  3, 5e, 7a, 7b (Scoutmaster sign off required), 8c, 8d (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9a (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9b (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9c.   Hiking:  4, 5 (Scoutmaster sign off required), 6 (Scoutmaster sign off required),  NOTE that Camping and Hiking for most, if not all, Scouts will be partials, the goal of this class is to cover information that all Scouts should know BEFORE they go camping and hiking.


Chemistry (Barnett: max-20)  Pre-reqs:  7 a, b, or c.


Citizenship in the Community (Schmitt:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  2b, 3 a and b, 4, 5, 7 a-c and 8.


Citizenship in the Nation (L.  Schindler:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  2 (choose one of a, b, or c);  3, 8.


Citizenship in the World (Allen: max-15):  Pre-reqs:  7 (requires you to do only two of five tasks or questions). 


Citizenship in the World (Holtz: max-15):  Pre-reqs:  7 (requires you to do only two of five tasks or questions). 


Cooking Part 2 of 3 (Eldon:  max-18):  Pre-reqs:  4. All Scouts taking this class must also sign up for part 1 and part 3, in the morning and evening sessions, respectively.  


Cyber Chip (Sherer:  max-25):  Pre-reqs: Parent-signed document as defined in requirement 2.


Digital Technology/Programming  Part 2 of 2 (Casto:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  Please read all of the requirements before coming so you know what to expect, you can view those at these two webpages  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Digital_Technology  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Programming.

Cyber Chip Card - Bring the card or a note from your scoutmaster that you have completed the requirements.  There are no exceptions on the card or note. We are going to be using the Internet and you must have it with you. Laptop - You must bring your own laptop. No sharing will be allowed. All assignments must be completed on your own.  Digital Projects - You will need to show 3 different things you have done with digital technology to me. They can be homework presentations, audio recordings, edited pictures, blogging, etc. Read the requirement for more info.  Programming - There will be 2 programming assignments done together in class. For the 3rd program, you will need to bring a program that you have written yourself and demonstrate it to me, discuss how it works, how to build it, your design, and other details. 


Dog Care/Pets (Robinson:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  Dog Care 4.  Pets 2.  


Electricity (Corbett:  max-25)   Pre-reqs:  None


Emergency Preparedness (Weilhammer:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  1 (bring copy of merit badge card to prove First Aid badge is completed), 2c Bring completed plan to show to counselor and be prepared to discuss the family meeting you held. 8b. Bring your evacuation bag or “go-bag” to class at MBU for the counselor to review.  #9a or b or c.  Bring checklist, plan or program to class for counselor to review.


Environmental Science (Brown:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:   3c, 3e, and 4 (recommend completing part a). 


Family Life (Neuhalfen:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  3, 4, 5, 6b. 


First Aid (Torga:  max-20) Pre-reqs:  1, 2 (bring kit).


Game Design (L. Casto:  max-8):  Pre-reqs:  Game Design notebook - for requirements 5, 6, 7.  This needs to be bound.  No loose sheets.  Spiral notebook is fine.  5 - submit game idea by email and receive approval.  Once approved, design the game in writing in your notebook.  6 - play your game with family, friends and anyone else you wish.  A minimum of 3 plays should be documented in the notebook.  Game Limits -- no more than 4 players, don't over complicate it, if it's too long we'll cut it short.  Be safe and fair.  When in doubt, email instructor at casto.lawanna@gmail.com.  


Law (Miller:  max-6):  Pre-reqs:  6.


Lifesaving (Tibbitts:  max-25)  Pre-req:  The Lifesaving Merit Badge requires intensive physical exercise and reasonable comfort in the water. Scouts should be in good physical condition and must have successfully passed the BSA Swimmer test to take this course (i.e. the one required for aquatics at Scout Camp).  If 2nd Class Scout then 5a-5d are pre-reqs.  If 1st Class Scout then 6a-6b are pre-reqs.


Music (Everett:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  3 (do two of a, b, c, d), 4 (be prepared to teach three songs to the group), bring instrument and songbook. 


Nuclear Science (Taylor:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  3, 7, 8.   Instructor requests that only Scouts at least 14 years old take this class.


Oceanography Part 2 of 2 (Shurig:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  7,8  Bring completed work for each of these or proof of completion. 


Orienteering (Green:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  8, 9, 10;  bring compass.


Personal Fitness (S. Bates: max-20)  Pre-reqs:  Bring proof of a completed physical and dental examination.  Complete the aerobic fitness, flexibility, and muscular strength tests, along with the body composition evaluation as described in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Record your results and identify those areas where you feel you need to improve.  Outline a comprehensive 12-week physical fitness program using the results of your fitness tests. Be sure your program incorporates the endurance, intensity, and warm-up guidelines discussed in the Personal Fitness merit badge pamphlet. Before beginning your exercises, have the program approved by your counselor/scoutmaster and parents.  Complete the physical fitness program you outlined. Keep a log of your fitness program activity (how long you exercised; how far you ran, swam, or biked; how many exercise repetitions you completed; your exercise heart rate; etc.). Repeat the aerobic fitness, muscular strength, and flexibility tests every two weeks and record your results. After the 12th week, repeat all of the required activities in each of the three test categories, record your results, and show improvement in each one. For the body composition evaluation, compare and analyze your preprogram and postprogram body composition measurements. Discuss the meaning and benefit of your experience, and describe your long-term plans regarding your personal fitness.  Find out about three career opportunities in personal fitness. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you. Any questions please contact counselor/instructor at gymbratshelbell@hotmail.com. 


Personal Management (S. Vermilye:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  2, 8. 


Personal Management (K. Matis:  max-20) Pre-reqs:  You are encourage to bring your smartphone or tablet to this course, please be sure that it has a calculator app installed, and, with your parents permission, access to the internet for price comparison searches and for looking up stock indexes. Not having access to a smart device should not stop you from attending this session.  While not required - each scout is strongly encouraged to print and use the workbook at  http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Personal-Management.pdf. There is a lot of writing required for this course, and having the workbook, or something similar, will assist the scout in keeping track of their progress.  A reliable pen or pencil will be required for use in this course.   2a. Using the "Sample Budget Plan" from p 15 of the Merit Badge Workbook (or of your own creation so long as it contains all the relevant data) fill out the first column listed, "per week" under the "Budgeted Amounts" heading (this would be your estimate of what you earn in income per week, and what you estimate you spend in the various categories each week). Then, using the "Table for tracking your actual income..." from pp 16-19 of the Merit Badge Workbook (or of your own creation so long as it contains all the relevant data) begin tracking and recording your actual income, expenses and savings. Please come to the event with at least 2 weeks of tracking completed.  8a-c. Using the "Planned "To DO" Schedule" from p 19 of the Merit Badge Workbook (or of your own creation so long as it contains all the relevant data) begin tracking your time management. We will do 8d - the review - during the session.  Postreqs: 2a. complete the 13 CONSECUTIVE weeks of tracking.


Plumbing (R. Schindler:  max-8):  Pre-reqs:   None, but instructor wants Scouts to print the worksheets for the Plumbing merit badge that can be found at https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badge_Worksheets.


Safety/Traffic Safety (Trittipo: max-15):  Pre-reqs: Safety:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.  Print and complete the worksheets for this badge, and be prepared to discuss them with the counselor.  For items that need advance approval, including 2a, and 6, contact the instructor at bradironhorse@gmail.com   Traffic Safety:  No pre-reqs.


Scouting Heritage (Kaster: max-20):  Pre-reqs:  4,5, 8. 


Sculpting (K. Bates:  max-8):  Pre-reqs:  None.


Swimming (Colter:  max-40) Pre-req:  2. Scouts must provide evidence of successful completion of the BSA swimmer test, which is: Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.  The instructor and lifeguards will conduct swimmer tests at the beginning of class for those that need them, but if the Scout does not pass this test he will not be allowed in the pool with the rest of the class to complete remaining requirements, and thus will not earn the badge.  It is highly recommended that all Scouts signing up for this merit badge ALREADY have evidence of passing the BSA swimmer test prior to class.  Scout must bring proof of passing BSA swimmer test to class or will have to re-take the BSA swimmer test at beginning of class.


Truck Transportation (Browning:  max-20): Pre-reqs:  None.


Wilderness Survival Part 1 of 2 (Steele:  max-6):  5.  Survival kit.  Plan to overnight camp;  pack gear needed.  Note:  Must take either this class OR morning class PLUS evening class and OVERNIGHT CAMP Saturday night.  Also important:  Instructor requests that only Scouts 1st Class or higher sign up for this class!

 

Saturday evening, November 3, 6:00-8:00pm


Bugling (Green:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  3.  Be able to play the bugle calls as stated in requirement #3 using a bugle, trumpet, or cornet;  and for #6 bring signed note from Scoutmaster verifying time as troop bugler. 

 

Camping (Tibbitts: max-20):  Pre-reqs: 3, 5e, 7a, 7b (Scoutmaster sign off required), 8c, 8d (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9a (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9b (Scoutmaster sign off required), 9c.   NOTE that Camping for most, if not all, Scouts will be partials, the goal of this class is to cover information that all Scouts should know BEFORE they go camping and hiking.


Chemistry (Barnett:  max-20):  7a-d.  

 

Coin Collecting (Corbett:  max-10) Pre-reqs: 7, 9 and one of either 10a, 10b, 10c, or 10d.  Bring five circulated quarters (five different states) from the "State Quarters" series. 


Cooking part 3 of 3 (Eldon:  max-18):  Pre-reqs:  4.  All Scouts taking this class must also sign up for part 1 and part 2, in the morning and afternoon sessions, respectively.  


Emergency Preparedness (Yazell:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:   8b-9.


Family Life (Browning:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  3, 4, 5.


Journalism (Wood:  max-15): Pre-reqs:  2.b.1, and complete one of the options for 4. 

 

Mammal Study (LaBore:  max-15) Pre-reqs:  Print the worksheet for this merit badge, complete requirements 1 and 2 on the worksheet before coming to the MBU, bring the worksheet to class. 


Music (Everett:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  3 (do two of a, b, c, d), 4 (be prepared to teach three songs to the group), bring instrument and songbook.  


Reading (Kaster:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  4.


Reptile and Amphibian Study (Robinson:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  none.


Safety/Traffic Safety (Weilhammer:  max-20):  Pre-reqs: Safety:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.  Print and complete the worksheets for this badge, and be prepared to discuss them with the counselor.  For items that need advance approval, including 2a, and 6, contact the instructor at w1246@indy.gov.    Traffic Safety:  No pre-reqs.


Scholarship (Allen:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  1ab or b, 2 (any two), 3. 


Stamp Collecting (Schmitt:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  7d, 8.


Wilderness Survival (Steele:  max-12):  Pre-reqs: 5.  Survival kit.  Plan to overnight camp;  pack gear needed.  Note:  Must take either the morning class OR the afternoon class PLUS this class and OVERNIGHT CAMP Saturday night.  Also important:  Instructor requests that only Scouts 1st Class or higher sign up for this class!