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2019 Central Indiana Merit Badge University Information


2019 (11th 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.
 
Friday evening, November 31 8:00pm-10:00pm:
 Cooking (Gorham:  max-8)   Pre-reqs:  bring in proof of the meals prepped at home for REQUIREMENT 3 (Pie of family eating Scout-prepared good, cooking it, shopping list...)  I will also need registration altered with this as well: PLEASE LIST ANY SPECIAL NEEDS (such as good allergies)
Radio (Barnett: max-12)  Pre-reqs: 8
 
Scuba (Graf:   max-20)  Pre-reqs: Please read: 1) The Scuba Diving merit badge is NOT a diver ertification.2) This merit badge class will NOT be teaching nor providing any instruction in scuba diving.3) The scout must complete Requirement# 4 [earning an Open Water Certification] outside of the class. This may be done before or after the class. Please see Prerequistites.Prerequisites:1) Requirement #2 - Earn Swimming Merit Badge [Per BSA, this must be completed before completing requirements 3 to 6, which includes items we will cover in class.] 2) Requirement #4 - Earn an Open Water Diver Certification by an agency recognized by the BSA for scuba training. The certification may be completed before or after the merit badge class. The certification must be done outside of this class. If you have already completed your certification please bring your dive card with you to the class. If you are under the age of 15 and have a "junior" open water certification this will also satisfy the requirement. Please note that a "discover scuba" or other short "resort scuba" class is not the same
 
Sports  (Herbert:  max-30)  Pre-reqs: 4a, 5c
 
Saturday morning, November 2, 8:00am-11:30am:
 American Heritage (Willhite:  max- )  Pre-reqs:  None
Camping/Hiking (Jackson:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  9a, 9b, 9c (CAMP)  4, 5, 6 (HIKE)
Chemistry ‘one session -Part 1 of 2’ (Gregory:  max-12)  Pre-reqs:  None
 
Citizenship in the Community (Matis:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  You are encouraged to bring your smartphone or tablet to this course (with a valid cyber chip) and  with your parents permission, access to the internet for public utility/service  and community service research #3 attend a meeting and discuss # 5
 
Citizenship in the Nation (Allen: mzx-25)  Pre-reqs: 1 (a, b, or c),  3,   8
Citizenship in the world (Shurig:  max-10+)  Pre-reqs:   7
 
Communication (Neuhalfen:  max-20)  Pre-reqs:  3 (write a 5 min speech), 5, 7, 8
 
Communication (Little:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Cooking (Gorham: max-8):  Pre-reqs: bring in proof of the meals prepped at home for REQUIREMENT 3 (Pie of family eating Scout-prepared good, cooking it, shopping list...)  I will also need registration altered with this as well: PLEASE LIST ANY SPECIAL NEEDS (such as good allergies)
 
Crime prevention (Herbert:  max-30)  Pre-reqs:  6a, 6b or 6c
Dentistry (Matis:  max-12)  Pre-reqs:   4c, 6c
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.
 
Entrepreneurship (Casto max-10) Pre-reqs: Bring spiral notebook and pencil/pen
 
Environmental Science (Brown:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:   3c, 3e, and 4 (recommend completing part a). 
 
Environmental Studies (Clevenger:  max-16):  Pre-reqs:    4 A or B
Genealogy (Casto:  max-8)  Pre-reqs: laptop or tablet, cyber chip, get a free account at www.familysearch.org (we will use this to search for records for your family)  Names and birth/death dates of you, your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents (if available)
    
Personal Fitness (Garcia:  max-20)  Pre-reqs:  Bring proof of a completed physical and dental
Radio (Barnett: max-12): Pre-reqs: 8
Reptiles and Amphibians ( Robinson:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  None
Search and Rescue (Tibbitts:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  None.
 
Wilderness Survival (Graf:  max-12):   Pre-reqs:  5Please read: 1) There will be the opportunity to build a shelter complete the overnight (for Requirement 8) during the weekend. This will be at the Nameless Creek Youth Camp.Prerequisites:1) For Requirement # 5: Put together a personal survival kit and [be prepared to] explain how each item in it could be useful2) For Requirement# 8 (shelter and overnight): Please check the weather and dress for the experience.
Saturday afternoon, November 2, 2:00-5:30pm
Camping/Hiking (Jackson:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  9a, 9b, 9c (CAMP)  4, 5, 6 (HIKE)
Chemistry ‘one session -Part 2 of 2’ (Gregory:  max-12)  Pre-reqs:  None
Citizenship in the world (Allen:  max-20)  Pre-reqs:   7 (complete 2 items)
 
Cooking (Gorham: max-8):  Pre-reqs: bring in proof of the meals prepped at home for REQUIREMENT 3 (Pie of family eating Scout-prepared good, cooking it, shopping list...)  I will also need registration altered with this as well: PLEASE LIST ANY SPECIAL NEEDS (such as good allergies)
Crime Prevention (Willhite:  max- ) Pre-reqs
 
Dentistry (Matis:  max-12)  Pre-reqs:   4c, 6c
Digital Technology (Casto:  max-30):  Pre-reqs:  Bring Laptop or tablet (no phones), paper and pen, cyber chip.  Please read all of the requirements before coming so you know what to expect, you can view those at this Webpage http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Digital_Technology  
Dog Care/Pets (Robinson:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  Dog Care 4.  Pets 2.  
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.
Family Life (Neuhalfen:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  3, 4, 5, 6b. 
Lifesaving (Tibbitts:  max-12)  Pre-req:  None
Medicine (Barratt:  max-15)  Pre-req:  10 (Volunteer at health related facility)
Oceanography (Shurig:  max-10+):  Pre-reqs:  7
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.
Swimming (Garcia:  max-) Pre-req:  
 
Weather (Barnett: max-24): Pre-reqs: 9, 10
Wilderness Survival (Graf:  max-12):   Pre-reqs:  5Please read: 1) There will be the opportunity to build a shelter complete the overnight (for Requirement 8) during the weekend. This will be at the Nameless Creek Youth Camp.Prerequisites:1) For Requirement # 5: Put together a personal survival kit and [be prepared to] explain how each item in it could be useful2) For Requirement# 8 (shelter and overnight): Please check the weather and dress for the experience.

2019 (11th Annual) Central Indiana Merit Badge University

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. Online registration information will go out to all those that have signed up for email notification through the link on the home page of this website. Currently, the online registration (to register Scouts for specific classes) is scheduled to open at 9pm EST on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.  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 and lunch 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 parts (i.e., Oceanography, Cooking, Radio, Chemistry, Wilderness Survival, 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.


Friday evening, November 1 8:00pm-10:00pm:


Camping (Jackson: max-25): 8c, 8d, 9a,b,c.


Collections (Corbett:  max-10): 1,2,5, 8.  


Cooking (Gorham: max-16; Part 1 of 2) Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8.  (Must sign up for Part 2 for the SAME instructor on Saturday to complete merit badge class;  note that half -- 8 Scouts -- of this class must sign up for Saturday morning, the other half -- 8 Scouts -- must sign up for Saturday afternoon)


Cooking (Knick: max-16; Part 1 of 2) Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8.  

(Must sign up for Part 2 for the SAME instructor on Saturday to complete merit badge class;  note that half -- 8 Scouts -- of this class must sign up for Saturday morning, the other half -- 8 Scouts -- must sign up for Saturday afternoon)


Cooking (Hunt: max-16; Part 1 of 2) Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8.  

(Must sign up for Part 2 for the SAME instructor on Saturday to complete merit badge class;  note that half -- 8 Scouts -- of this class must sign up for Saturday morning, the other half -- 8 Scouts -- must sign up for Saturday afternoon)



Family Life (Weilhammer: max-15)  Pre-reqs:  3, 4, 5


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


Family Life (Holtz:  max-12) Pre-reqs:  3, 4, 5


Oceanography (Shurig:  max-20  Part 1 of 2)  Pre-reqs:  7   (Must sign up for Part 2 on Saturday to complete merit badge class)


Radio (Barnett: max-12;  Part 1 of 2) Pre-reqs: 8  (Must sign up for Part 2 on Saturday morning to complete merit badge class)


Scholarship (LaBore:  max-15): 1a or 1b (bring proof), 3 (bring note), 4a or 4b (bring proof), 5a or 5b.


Scuba (Graf: max-20) Pre-reqs: Please read: 1) The Scuba Diving merit badge is NOT a diver certification.2) This merit badge class will NOT be teaching nor providing any instruction in scuba diving.3) The scout must complete Requirement# 4 [earning an Open Water Certification] outside of the class. This may be done before or after the class. Prerequisites: Requirement #2 - Earn Swimming Merit Badge [Per BSA, this must be completed before completing requirements 3 to 6, which includes items we will cover in class.  Requirement #4 - Earn an Open Water Diver Certification by an agency recognized by the BSA for scuba training. The certification may be completed before or after the merit badge class. The certification must be done outside of this class. If you have already completed your certification please bring your dive card with you to the class. If you are under the age of 15 and have a "junior" open water certification this will also satisfy the requirement. Please note that a "discover scuba" or other short "resort scuba" class is not the same


Sports (Herbert: max-30) Pre-reqs: 4a, 5c


Saturday morning, November 2, 8:00am-11:30am:


American Heritage (Willhite: max-20) Pre-reqs: 3c


Animal Science (Weilhammer:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  Highly recommend printing the merit badge workbook so that notes can be made for discussion in class for all requirements.  Pre-reqs:  #6 (one of the options) should be filled out in the merit badge workbook for review by instructor.  Scouts should bring with them to class some sort of proof (a note signed by the host, your parent, teacher, Scoutmaster, or other) to help validate to the counselor your completion of the visit that is noted in this requirement.  Ideally your note could/should be signed by the operator of the farm or ranch you visited along with the contact information for that person. 


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


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


Camping/Hiking (Jackson: max-25) Pre-reqs: Camping (8c, 8d, 9a, 9b, 9c);   Hiking (4, 5, 6)


Chemistry (Gregory: max-12  Part 1 of 2) Pre-reqs: None  (Must also sign up for the Saturday afternoon session to complete this merit badge)


Citizenship in the Community (Matis: max-20): Pre-reqs: You are encouraged to bring your smartphone or tablet to this course (with a valid cyber chip) and with your parents permission, access to the internet for public utility/service and community service research #3a&b Attend a meeting and discuss #5 Watch a movie (Follow Me Boys or Hoosiers will be discussed if every Scout has watched one of the two) a list of approved videos can be found here:  http://www.eaglecoach.org/wpcontent/uploads/2013/07/Citizenship-in-the-Community-Acceptable-Movies.pdf .  #7c Eight hours of service (this must be for a specific organization picked by the Scout in #7b).


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


Citizenship in the World (Storm:  max 20):  Pre-reqs:  7 (complete 2 items), bring documentation of completion for merit badge counselor review.


Citizenship in the World (Shurig: max-15) Pre-reqs: 7


Communication (Neuhalfen: max-20) Pre-reqs: 3 (write a 5 minute speech), 5, 7, 8


Communication (Little: max-25) Pre-reqs: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Cooking (Gorham: max-8   Part 2 of 2): Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8 (this will be collected as part of the Friday evening fee).  (Must sign up for Part 1 for the SAME instructor on Friday evening to complete merit badge class)


Cooking (Knick: max-8   Part 2 of 2): Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8 (this will be collected as part of the Friday evening fee).  (Must sign up for Part 1 for the SAME instructor on Friday evening to complete merit badge class)


Cooking (Hunt: max-8   Part 2 of 2): Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8 (this will be collected as part of the Friday evening fee).  (Must sign up for Part 1 for the SAME instructor on Friday evening to complete merit badge class)

Crime Prevention (Herbert: max-30) Pre-reqs: 6a, 6b or 6c


Dentistry (Matis: max-12) Pre-reqs: 4c, 6c


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


Emergency Preparedness (Mott: max-10): 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.


Entrepreneurship (R. Casto: max-10) Pre-reqs: Bring spiral notebook and pencil/pen


Environmental Science (Clevenger: max-16): Pre-reqs: 4a or b


First Aid (Torga:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  1, 2 (bring first aid kit)


Genealogy (L. Casto: max-8) Pre-reqs: laptop or tablet, cyber chip, get a free account at www.familysearch.org (we will use this to search for records for your family) Names and birth/death dates of you, your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents (if available)


Landscape Architecture (Jones:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  Bring tape measure, merit badge worksheet, 3, 6


Music (Cianelli:  max-15) Pre-reqs:  Bring your instrument, hymnal, sheet music, etc to complete #1.  Music stand will be available.  3d will be completed in class, please complete ONE of  the following (3a, 3b, or 3c) prior to class.


Personal Fitness (Garcia: max-20) Pre-reqs: Bring proof of a completed physical and dental, and #7 the 12 week exercise fitness program


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


Plumbing (R. Schindler:  max-8)  Pre-reqs:  None.


Radio (Barnett: max-12;  Part 2 of 2): Pre-req: 8   (Must also sign up for Friday evening class to complete merit badge) 


Reptiles and Amphibians (Robinson: max-25) Pre-reqs: None


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


Search and Rescue (Tibbitts: max-25): Pre-reqs: None.


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


Textile (McCordy:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  2a, 6


Truck Transportation (Browning: max-25):  Pre-reqs: None.


Wilderness Survival (Graf: max-12  Part 1 of 2): Pre-reqs: Please read: 1) There will be the opportunity to build a shelter complete the overnight (for Requirement 8) during the weekend. This will be at the Nameless Creek Youth Camp.Prerequisites: Requirement # 5: Put together a personal survival kit and [be prepared to] explain how each item in it could be useful.  Requirement# 8 (shelter and overnight): Please check the weather and dress for the experience.  (Note:  Must sign up for Part 2 of this class during Saturday afternoon session, and complete the shelter build and stay overnight to complete this merit badge)




Saturday afternoon, November 2, 1:30-5:00pm


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


Camping/Hiking (Jackson: max-25) Pre-reqs: Camping (8c, 8d, 9a, 9b, 9c);   Hiking (4, 5, 6)


Chemistry (Gregory: max-12  Part 2 of 2) Pre-reqs: None  (Must also sign up for the Saturday morning session to complete this merit badge)


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


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


Citizenship in the Nation (Storm:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  2 (a, b, or c), 3, and 8, bring documentation of completion for merit badge counselor review.


Citizenship in the World (Allen: max-20) Pre-reqs: 7 (complete 2 items)


Citizenship in the World (Holtz:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  None


Cooking (Gorham: max-8   Part 2 of 2): Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8 (this will be collected as part of the Friday evening fee).  (Must sign up for Part 1 for the SAME instructor on Friday evening to complete merit badge class)


Cooking (Knick: max-8   Part 2 of 2): Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8 (this will be collected as part of the Friday evening fee).  (Must sign up for Part 1 for the SAME instructor on Friday evening to complete merit badge class)


Cooking (Hunt: max-8   Part 2 of 2): Pre-reqs: Requirement 4 -- Cooking at home -- bring in proof of the cooking, meals shopping list, etc., that were used.  Please advise of any food allergies.  Additional cost $8 (this will be collected as part of the Friday evening fee).  (Must sign up for Part 1 for the SAME instructor on Friday evening to complete merit badge class)


Crime Prevention (Willhite: max-20) Pre-reqs 2, 6a, b or c, 7a or b.  


Dentistry (Matis: max-12) Pre-reqs: 4c, 6c


Digital Technology (Casto: max-30): Pre-reqs: Bring Laptop or tablet (no phones), paper and pen, cyber chip. Please read all of the requirements before coming so you know what to expect, you can view those at this Webpage http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Digital_Technology


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


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


Emergency Preparedness (Mott: max-10): 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.


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-25): Pre-reqs: 3, 4, 5, 6b.


Family Life/Personal Fitness (Griffin:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  Personal Fitness:  1a-  physical completed by Physician, 7- twelve week exercise fitness program;  Family Life- 3, 4, 5.


First Aid (Torga:  max-25):  Pre-reqs:  1, 2 (bring first aid kit)


Journalism (Wood:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  2b1, and one of the options for 4.  Bring pen and paper.  Bring proof or signed note that the pre-reqs have been completed.  


Lifesaving (Tibbitts: max-12) 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.  Must be prepared to swim (bring swimsuit, towel).  


Medicine (Barratt: max-15) Pre-req: 10 (Volunteer at health related facility)


Music (Cianelli:  max-15) Pre-req:  Bring your instrument, hymnal, sheet music, etc to complete #1.  Music stand will be available.  3d will be completed in class, please complete ONE of  the following (3a, 3b, or 3c) prior to class.


Music (L. Casto: max-15) Pre-req:  Requirement 3a, b, or c must be completed prior to class.  We will work on 3d.  Bring paper/pen to class.


Oceanography (Shurig:  max-20  Part 2 of 2)  Pre-reqs:  7   (Must also sign up for Part 1 on Friday evening to complete merit badge class)


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


Personal Management (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.


Photography (Herbert:  max-30)  Pre-reqs: 1b, bring  a camera to class to use.


Plumbing (R. Schindler:  max-8)  Pre-reqs:  None.


Safety/Traffic Safety (Trittipo:  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 bradironhorse@gmail.com    Traffic Safety:  No pre-reqs. 


Swimming (Garcia: max-40) Pre-req: Scouts must provide evidence of successful completion of the BSA swimmer test, which is: Jump feet first 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.


Textile (McCordy:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  2a, 6


Truck Transportation (Browning:  max-25)  Pre-reqs: None


Weather (Barnett: max-24): Pre-reqs: 9, 10


Wilderness Survival (Graf: max-12  Part 2 of 2): Pre-reqs: Please read: 1) There will be the opportunity to build a shelter complete the overnight (for Requirement 8) during the weekend. This will be at the Nameless Creek Youth Camp.Prerequisites: Requirement # 5: Put together a personal survival kit and [be prepared to] explain how each item in it could be useful.  Requirement# 8 (shelter and overnight): Please check the weather and dress for the experience.  (Note:  Must sign up for Part 1 of this class during Saturday morning session, and complete the shelter build and stay overnight to complete this merit badge)