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Merit Badge Rally - November 3/10/17, 2015

What: Merit Badge Rally
When: November 3, 10, 17 from 7:30-9:00
Where: LAUMC, Creekside and multiple classrooms
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts, including first years
Cost: None, unless specified below for specific class
Activity Coordinator: Deborah Schueren
Sign-up Deadline: October 27
How: 2015 signups are over; please use link from Activity page or Blast v2 (with corrected link)

Details

We will be holding our annual merit badge rally for three weeks in November during our normal troop meeting time.  The rally offers Scouts a chance to earn one merit badge from a list of 7 Eagle-required and 4 elective badges taught by Troop 33 leaders and parents.  There will be no troop meeting for these 3 weeks, so all scouts (including first years) need to sign up for a merit badge.


Scouts will be able to complete most of the merit badges offered, IF they:
  • Attend ALL class sessions (no make-ups planned right now, though we are aware there are Scouts who will miss one week because of the 8th grade Yosemite trip)
  • Complete ALL pre-requisites and bring to first class session
  • Complete ALL required homework
  • Get a signed blue card before class starts
  • Get a copy of the merit badge booklet (from Scout store or Troop Librarian)
  • Print out and bring the merit badge workbook from http://meritbadge.org (links for each workbook are below)
  • Be an active participant in the class
NOTE: Some badges require work that extends beyond the three week rally.  A Scout will earn a partial if he does not complete the requirements, whether for missing a class or otherwise not finishing the requirements.  Scouts are able to work with counselors to complete partials.  

Below are the merit badges being offered.  Please review the requirements and prerequisites BEFORE you sign up.

Camping
Camping is one of the best-known methods of the Scouting movement. When he founded the Scouting movement in the early 1900s, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged every Scout to learn the art of living out-of-doors. He believed a young person able to take care of himself while camping would have the confidence to meet life's other challenges, too.

Counselor: Mr. Pauly 
Class size:  Minimum 6, Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: Must have 15 or more camping nights


Citizenship in the World

Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.

Counselor: Mr. Mellea
Class size: Minimum 10, Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: Completed 7th grade

Communication


Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.

Counselor: Mrs. Stanley 
Class size: Minimum 4, Maximum 10
Pre-reqs: Rank of Star or Life

Emergency Preparedness

Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.

Counselors: Mr. Webb
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: First Aid merit badge
NOTE:
  • This is best saved for Scouts who are 13 or older
Family Life

The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. 
As Scouts earn this merit badge, they will realize why it is important to know more about family life and how to strengthen their families. 

Counselors: Mrs. Blasing & Mr. Hahn
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqsBe prepared to discuss requirement 1 and 2; complete as many additional requirements as possible (and you'll have less follow up work to complete)
NOTE:
  • This is an excellent merit badge for first year Scouts
  • Requires keeping a record of chores for 90-days
Personal Management

Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.
Class size: Minimum 4, Maximum 10
Pre-reqs: TBD
NOTE:
  • This is best saved for Scouts who are 14 or older
  • Requires tracking your income and expense for 13 weeks


Sustainability

Sustainability is about conservation and stewardship of our natural resources.  Learn more about being a good steward of your food, water and energy resources, and have a positive impact on your family and community.

CounselorMrs. Glazer
Class size: Maximum 10
Pre-reqs: Complete requirement 1
NOTE:

Astronomy

In learning about astronomy, Scouts study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky: the nebulae, or giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born; old stars dying and exploding; meteor showers and shooting stars; the moon, planets, and a dazzling array of stars.

Counselor: Mr. MacLeod
Class sizeMinimum 2, Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: TBD
Note: There will be followup work as well, primarily for star viewing


Chess


The game of chess develops critical thinking skills, concentration skills, and decision-making skills, which can help you in other areas of your life.  This is a fun merit badge, providing playing time and helping you improve your game.

Counselor: Mr. Kim
Class size: Minimum 2, Maximum 10
Pre-reqs: TBD


Electronics

Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. This is a hands on merit badge, where you will solder and an electronic gadget.

Counselor: Mr. Marcopulos & Mr. Stanley
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: NONE
NOTE:
  • There will be a fee of $35 for this class for materials

Photography


Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs into more than snapshots.

Counselor: Mr. Marcopulos 
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: NONE
NOTE:


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