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2017 Central Indiana Merit Badge University Information


2017 (9th Annual) Central Indiana Merit Badge University

 

Online registration for this event will open soon.  Please make sure you are familiar with pre-reqs (further down this page) required for each merit badge class before selecting classes for the event. Note that ALL Scouts must pre-register 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 or text him at 317 498 2159.


Note that some classes have 2 parts (i.e., Chemistry, Cooking, etc.);  Scouts must be pre-registered for both parts to complete the badge.  Fees will be $8 for Friday night session, $15 for each Saturday 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 3, 8:00-10:00pm:

Family Life (Cain:  max-30):  Pre-reqs:  Print the Family Life merit badge worksheet at  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/8/8c/Family_Life.pdf   and complete the following on the worksheet:  1, 2, 3, 4 (you will need to contact the counselor and get approval before starting the project in 4), 5a, 5b, 5c, 7a, 7b.  Note that only partial merit badges are possible in this class due to the requirement to get counselor’s prior approval for project in requirement 4, and the need to discuss with the counselor how to carry out a family meeting before attempting the meeting, as required by requirement 6.  It might not be possible for Scouts to meet the 90-day minimum required for the chores in requirement 3 before the merit badge event, so the Scout will need to follow up with a Family Life merit badge counselor to get final signoff on requirement 3 when the 90-day minimum is met at some point after the merit badge event.

Scholarship (Galyean: max-12):  Pre-reqs:  1a OR 1b, 2a OR 2b OR 2c (note: 2d will be covered in class), 3. 


Saturday morning, November 4, 8:00am-11:30am:

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

Animation/Moviemaking Part 1 of 2  (Hunter: max-20) Pre-reqs:  None

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

Automotive Maintenance (Kiser:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  Print out the Automotive Maintenance merit badge worksheet, fill out the personal information, and bring to class.

Aviation (M. Dickerson:  max-20):  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 Part 1 of 2 (Gregory:  max-10)  Pre-reqs:  None, however instructor asks that only Scouts 13 years old or older take this class.

Citizenship in the Community (Schmitt:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  2. bring a map or device to show locations, 3 a - be prepared to discuss, 4 a and b, 5, 7 a-c and 8.

Citizenship in the Community (Bowyer:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  2. bring a map or device to show locations, 3 a - be prepared to discuss, 4 a and b, 5, 7 a-c and 8.

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

Citizenship in the World (Degraw:  max-15) Pre-reqs:   Minimum Actions before Coming to Class:   1.      Review the  requirements for the Citizenship In the World merit badge.  a.  Requirement #4 requires you to do only two of three tasks or questions and Requirement #7  requires you to do only two of five tasks or questions. Decide which questions or tasks you want to do.  b. If you have access to the Boy Scout  pamphlet for  the Citizenship and the World merit badge, try to match the questions raised in requirements #1, #2, 4, 5 & 6 to the page in the pamphlet providing information about the subject of the question.   2.      If you intend to meet the requirements of Requirement #7 by completing the tasks described in #7c, #7d, or #7e, bring a written note from your troop master, parent or guardian describing what you did and when you did it.  3.      If you intend to use the Internet to do Requirement #4b, #7a ,or #7b, get your parent or guardian's permission to use the Internet to complete the requirement before using the Internet. 4. Bring a pen to write in class.   Even Better:   You have the greatest chance of completing the merit badge requirements for Citizenship in the World if you write out an answer to each question before you come. Here is a link to a website containing a worksheet for the merit badge:  http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Citizenship-in-the-World.pdf   Get your parent or guardian's permission to go to the website for the worksheet. 

Collections (Holtz:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  Please bring either your entire collection or enough of it to show and discuss as indicated in the requirements.

Communication (Washer: max-10):  Pre-reqs:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Cooking Part 1 of 2 (Durand: max-20):  Pre-reqs:  4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e (bring proof - in form of a signed note from an adult that includes adult’s printed name and contact info - of having completed all part of requirement 4 to class, and bring the actual meal plan for the three days plus the shopping list to class)

Dentistry (Wright:  max-15):  3. Visit a dentist and bring proof of visit.  4c. Make a log of everything you eat for 3 days and bring to class.  6 a-e. Must do 2 of the five options and bring proof of completion.

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. 

Drafting (Gwinnup:  max-4):  Pre-reqs: Come to the class with:  A sketch of either a floorplan or elevation they wish to produce. A sketch of what they would like their title block to look like.  Practice the lettering with provided handouts (these will be sent once the Scout is registered), and come prepared with questions.

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), #2b Bring completed chart to show the counselor, #2c Bring completed plan to show to counselor and be prepared to discuss the family meeting you held.  #6c Bring to class information about your county’s emergency management director and summarize what you found out this person does (as defined in the requirement). #7a.Bring documentation of service project to class for counselor to review.   #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.

Farm Mechanics Part 1 of 2 (Browning: max-14):  This class was canceled at instructor's request prior to the launch of online registration..

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

Graphic Arts (S. Weaver:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  3, 4, 6.

Golf (Dicken:  max-3):  Pre-reqs:  Bring own clubs or borrow a set of clubs and bring them.  Dress appropriately to be outdoors the day of class.  Length of class may only permit the completion of 9 holes of golf;  if planning to complete the badge the same day, then Scout should play remaining 9 holes during the afternoon. Outdoor play will be contingent on weather, however all non-playing requirements will be covered during the morning session.   

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'.  

Law (A. Miller: max-6):  Pre-req:  Bring either the report for 6a, or signoff from your Scoutmaster or school teacher that 6b was done.

Medicine (Mitten:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  Read merit badge book!  Do reqt 7a and bring signed verification from physician.  Do reqt 10 and bring signed verification from event leader.  

Music (Green:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  3 (do two of a, b, c, d), 4 (be prepared to teach three songs to the group). 

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: 1 (a,b, and c), 2 (a and b), 8, 9. 

Personal Management (T. Yazell:  max-15)  Pre-reqs: 1 (a,b, and c), 2 (a and b), 8, 9.

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.

Search and Rescue (Tibbets:  max-25):  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, #7 (just a drawing, we will compare and build a model in class), #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

Sustainability (Bush:  max-20) Prereqs: #1--family meeting; #2 A (Water--reduce use for one month), #2 A (Food--record reduction of food waste for two weeks), #2 B or C (Energy--) , #2 A (Stuff); 5 follow-up family meeting.

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


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

Animation/Moviemaking Part 2 of 2 (Hunter:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  None

Architecture (Smith:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  4, 5.

Automotive Maintenance  (Kiser:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  Print out the Automotive Maintenance merit badge worksheet, fill out the personal information, and bring to class.

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 Part 2 of 2 (Gregory: max-10)  Pre-reqs:  None, however instructor asks that only Scouts 13 years old or older take this class.

Citizenship in the Community (Bowyer: max-15):  Pre-reqs:  2. bring a map or device to show locations, 3 a - be prepared to discuss, 4 a and b, 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 (Angelone: max-15):  Pre-reqs:  Minimum Actions before Coming to Class:   1.      Review the  requirements for the Citizenship In the World merit badge.  a.  Requirement #4 requires you to do only two of three tasks or questions and Requirement #7  requires you to do only two of five tasks or questions. Decide which questions or tasks you want to do.  b. If you have access to the Boy Scout  pamphlet for  the Citizenship and the World merit badge, try to match the questions raised in requirements #1, #2, 4, 5 & 6 to the page in the pamphlet providing information about the subject of the question.   2.      If you intend to meet the requirements of Requirement #7 by completing the tasks described in #7c, #7d, or #7e, bring a written note from your troop master, parent or guardian describing what you did and when you did it.  3.      If you intend to use the Internet to do Requirement #4b, #7a ,or #7b, get your parent or guardian's permission to use the Internet to complete the requirement before using the Internet. 4. Bring a pen to write in class.   Even Better:   You have the greatest chance of completing the merit badge requirements for Citizenship in the World if you write out an answer to each question before you come. Here is a link to a website containing a worksheet for the merit badge:     Get your parent or guardian's permission to go to the website for the worksheet. 

Communication (Stone:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. 

Cooking Part 2 of 2 (Durand:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e (bring proof - in form of a signed note from an adult that includes adult’s printed name and contact info - of having completed all part of requirement 4 to class, and bring the actual meal plan for the three days plus the shopping list to class).

Dentistry (Wright:  max-15):  3. Visit a dentist and bring proof of visit.  4c. Make a log of everything you eat for 3 days and bring to class.  6 a-e. Must do 2 of the five options and bring proof of completion.

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. 

Drafting (Gwinnup: max-4):  Pre-reqs: Come to the class with:  A sketch of either a floorplan or elevation they wish to produce. A sketch of what they would like their title block to look like.  Practice the lettering with provided handouts (these will be sent once the Scout is registered), and come prepared with questions.

Electronics (Corbett:  max-12)   Pre-reqs:  None

Emergency Preparedness (Weilhammer:  max-15) Pre-reqs:  #1 (bring copy of merit badge card to prove First Aid badge is completed), #2b Bring completed chart to show the counselor, #2c Bring completed plan to show to counselor and be prepared to discuss the family meeting you held.  #6c Bring to class information about your county’s emergency management director and summarize what you found out this person does (as defined in the requirement). #7a.Bring documentation of service project to class for counselor to review.   #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 (Wood: max-15) Pre-reqs:  1, 2c, 8b, 9a, 9b or 9c.

Farm Mechanics Part 2 of 2(Browning; max-14):  This class was canceled at instructor's request prior to the launch of online registration..

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

Game Design (N. Livengood:  max-12) 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.  

Geocaching (Yazell:  max-12):  Pre-reqs:  "Be Prepared" to discuss  requirements 1 through 9. Bring proof of completion signed off by a guardian or Adult Leader of requirements 8 and 9 if you desire full completion of badge at end of class. Bring a compass and a GPS unit if you have one.  Bring a smartphone with Geocaching.com app downloaded (not required but helpful).

Lifesaving (Tibbits:  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).

Music (Green:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  3 (do two of a, b, c, d), 4 (be prepared to teach three songs to the group). 

Oceanography Part 1 of 2 (Surig:  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:  1 (a,b, and c), 2 (a and b), 8, 9. 

Plumbing (R. Schindler:  max-10):  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.

Pulp and Paper (Davis:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  6.    Make a list of 15 pulp or paper products found in your home. Share examples of 10 such products with your counselor.  8.    Find out about three career opportunities in the papermaking industry that interest you. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession.  Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

Reading (Schmitt: max-15):  Pre-reqs:  1 b-d, 2 and 4.

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.

Scouting Heritage (Holtz: max-15):  Pre-reqs:  Please complete the following before attending: 4a, 4b, or 4c.  (You only need one of the three options.) 5.6.7. You will need some sort of documentation such as a notes signed by your scoutmaster, parent, or SPL. We should be able to do #8 at the Merit Badge University, but if you'd prefer, you could complete #8. If you (the Scout) have questions, please contact Pete Holtz at:  scouterpete56@gmail.com. or(317) 445-6311.

Signs, Signals, and Codes (Mitten:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  Read merit badge book!  Do reqt 10 and be ready to share with class.  Instructor will also be providing a packet of worksheets ahead of class.

Sports (Zachary:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  4a, 4c (bring your chart).  Baseball and Football will be discussed.

Soil and Water Conservation (Brown:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  None

Sustainability (Bush: max-20):  Pre-reqs:  #1--family meeting; #2 A (Water--reduce use for one month), #2 A (Food--record reduction of food waste for two weeks), #2 B or C (Energy--) , #2 A (Stuff); 5 follow-up family meeting.

Swimming (R. Dickerson:  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.

Weather (B. Weaver:  max-15)  Pre-reqs:  9a or 9b, 10a or 10b, 11. 

 

Saturday evening, November 4, 6:00-9:30pm

Animal Science (Carter: max-15) Pre-reqs:  Print the worksheets at http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Animal-Science.pdf and complete 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 (be prepared to discuss 7 with your counselor).  Pick one of the options in requirement 6 and complete the worksheet items for that option.  If a visit to a farm or other facility is made (per the option), provide the name, address, and date of the location visited, with a sign off by your parent or Scoutmaster certifying that the visit was made.

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

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/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-15) Pre-reqs:   2. bring a map or device to show locations, 3 a - be prepared to discuss, 4 a and b, 5, 7 a-c and 8.

Citizenship in the Nation (Casto:  max-12) Pre-reqs:  Please read all of the requirements before coming so you know what to expect.    We will complete the following requirements together in class. 1, 5, 6, 7.  Requirements 2, 3, 4, and 8 can be emailed to me before or after the session. Each writing assignment must contain 200 or more words. I do not want to accept hand-written documents.  I will sign your blue card for the requirements we do together and those that I have reviewed.

Citizenship in the World (Hon:  max-15) Pre-reqs:  Minimum Actions before Coming to Class:   1.      Review the  requirements for the Citizenship In the World merit badge.  a.  Requirement #4 requires you to do only two of three tasks or questions and Requirement #7  requires you to do only two of five tasks or questions. Decide which questions or tasks you want to do.  b. If you have access to the Boy Scout  pamphlet for  the Citizenship and the World merit badge, try to match the questions raised in requirements #1, #2, 4, 5 & 6 to the page in the pamphlet providing information about the subject of the question.   2.      If you intend to meet the requirements of Requirement #7 by completing the tasks described in #7c, #7d, or #7e, bring a written note from your troop master, parent or guardian describing what you did and when you did it.  3.      If you intend to use the Internet to do Requirement #4b, #7a ,or #7b, get your parent or guardian's permission to use the Internet to complete the requirement before using the Internet. 4. Bring a pen to write in class.   Even Better:   You have the greatest chance of completing the merit badge requirements for Citizenship and the World if you write out an answer to each question before you come. Here is a link to a website containing a worksheet for the merit badge:  http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Citizenship-in-the-World.pdf   Get your parent or guardian's permission to go to the website for the worksheet. 

Collections (Corbett:  max-20) Pre-reqs:  1, 2, 5, and 8

Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting (Raven: max-20):  Pre-reqs:  Crime Prevention:  2, 4a, 7.   Fingerprinting:  None.

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

Dog Care (J. Miller: max-8):  Pre-reqs:  #4, bring dog care log to class.  #5, bring video of you showing your dog obeying three of your commands (from the list) or bring signed documentation from a parent that you have worked with your dog and that you have trained your dog to obey three of the commands. #8, visit vet hospital or shelter and be prepared to give a report about the visit to the counselor.

Emergency Preparedness (Wood:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  1, 2c, 8b, 9a, b or c.

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

Fire Safety (Zachary:  max-25)  Pre-reqs:  6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 10b, 10c. 

Game Design (N. Livengood:  max-12) 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 (Conti:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  2a OR 2b, 3.

Geology (Dolan: max-20):  Pre-reqs:  5.c.3.a OR 5.c.3.b.

Law (Angelone:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  Minimum Actions before Coming to Class:    1. Review the  requirements for the Law merit badge. a. Requirement #2 requires you to discuss two of listed three items, requirement #6 requires you to do one of two listed items, and requirement #8 requires you to discuss two of 8 listed items. Choose which items you wish to discuss.  b. Note: For requirement #6, we will be doing a mock trial in class. However if instead you choose for requirement #6 to attend a session of a court,  if you intend to meet the requirements of #6 by doing #6a,  attend a session of a court before coming to class and write what you saw in 250 works or more.  2. If you have access to the Boy Scout  pamphlet for  the Law merit badge, try to match the questions raised in requirements #1, #2, 3, 9, and 11 to the page in the pamphlet providing information about the subject of the question.   3.      Ask five people (not more than one from your immediate family) about the rule of law enforcement officers in our society. Discuss their answers with them. Go to a law enforcement officer in your neightborhood and ask him or her about his or her responsibilities and duties.   4.      Bring a pen to write in class. Even Better:   You have the greatest chance of completing the merit badge requirements for Law if you write out an answer to each question before you come. Here is a link to a website containing a worksheet for the merit badge:  http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Law.pdf   Get your parent or guardian's permission to go to the website for the worksheet.​

Nuclear Science (Cramer:  max-6):  Pre-reqs:  4.  Instructor also requests that only Scouts 13 years of age or older sign up for this class. 

Oceanography Part 2 of 2 (Surig:  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 (Section B: T. Yazell:  max-15)  Pre-reqs: 1 (a,b, and c), 2 (a and b), 8, 9.

Photography (Torres:  max-10):  Pre-reqs:  This class was canceled at the instructor's request just before online registration went live. 

Pioneering/Wilderness Survival (Colter: max-20):  Pre-reqs:  Pioneering:  no pre-reqs.  Wilderness Survival:   5 (put together and bring personal survival kit).  Also, this combined class will start at 5:30pm and Scouts will go (at approximately 5:15pm) to Nameless Creek Youth Camp (2675 South 600 East, Greenfield, IN) for the class and will build a personal shelter and stay in it overnight, so parents/leaders will be picking up Scouts from Nameless Creek Youth Camp on Sunday morning;  the class will complete no later than 10am on Sunday morning and if completion is earlier, parents/leaders will be notified by phone that Scouts may be picked up.  Scouts will need to bring sleeping bag, small tarp for ground cover under sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, pocket knife, clothing appropriate for being outdoors in weather conditions that evening, and any other basic camping supplies they may need. Note that Scouts will need to eat dinner quickly at school as they will be departing the school no later than 5:15 to go to Nameless Creek Camp in order to have some daylight remaining for shelter building at the camp.

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.

Scouting Heritage (Holtz:  max-15):  Pre-reqs:  Please complete the following before attending: 4a, 4b, or 4c.  (You only need one of the three options.) 5.6.7. You will need some sort of documentation such as a notes signed by your scoutmaster, parent, or SPL. We should be able to do #8 at the Merit Badge University, but if you'd prefer, you could complete #8. If you (the Scout) have questions, please contact Pete Holtz at:  scouterpete56@gmail.com. or(317) 445-6311.

Sculpture (K. Bates:  max-8):  Pre-reqs:  With your parent's permission, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's studio. Be prepared to share with your counselor what you have learned. Think about and be prepared to discuss  the importance of visual arts and how it strengthens social tolerance and helps stimulate cultural, intellectual, and personal development. Find out about career opportunities in sculpture. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Be prepared to discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession interests you.

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

Signs, Signals, and Codes (Mitten:  max-20):  Pre-reqs:  Read merit badge book!  Do reqt 10 and be ready to share with class.  Instructor will also be providing a packet of worksheets ahead of class.

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