Merit Badge Opportunities


S.O.A. Council Summer 2019 Camp offerings

posted Jun 17, 2019, 3:49 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Jun 17, 2019, 3:59 AM ]

S.O.A. Camps, Summer 2019

The Troop always attends summer camp together at Camp Yawgoog in Rhode Island for a full week of fun and 
merit badge work.  The Troop tries to get week 2 every year.  In 2019 it will fall on July 7 - July 14.  We 
encourage all scouts to attend, even new crossovers.  It is a great way for scouts to have fun and enjoy each 
other while working on and practicing scouting skills.  (Click on Blue links for more information)

During the 2019 year, scouts can attend a variety of vacation camps and attend other summer camps in addition
to Yawgoog.  Spirit of Adventure Council has an "adventure card" for yearly purchase that will give you 20% 
off all S.O.A. camps.  This is a great way to earn merit badges, practice scouting skills and have fun.


Summer Camp (Camps listed are all Spirit of Adventure Camps. Please note if it is a day camp or overnight, as
well as the location. Day Camps are Co-ed.

June 30- July 6 Brownsea II: Overnight Camp at T.L. Storer.  Brownsea II is a unique and exciting hands-on 
approach designed to teach youth leadership skills through the actual practice and use of Scout Skills. Skills most
 closely concentrated on are camping, hiking, nature study, pioneering, and cooking. This course closely parallels the first Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden Powell in 1907. This program places special emphasis on Scout skills, teaching and 
practice; the purpose of Scouting; and the role of the patrol method within the troop program. It is not done by 
classroom lecture, but rather by programs of skill, leadership exercise, and patrol competition. Scouts who 
complete the program will have a better awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses for their personal l
eadership styles.

REQUIREMENTS: All Scouts need to be First Class or above and have attended a one-week summer camp 

experienceAges should be between 13-16 years old. We are looking for those Scouts that will be the future 

leaders of their home troops.


July 7th - July 14th - Camp Yawgoog - Troop 13 attends this camp as a Troop every year. Scouts work on
Merit Badges, including Eagle Required badges. This promotes working together as a Troop and Patrols. This
week is HIGHLY encouraged for all Troop 13 scouts including new crossovers.

July 8th- July 12th - SOLD OUT Adventure Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm. - Five days, try five
different activities. High Adventure to the extreme! Here is what you are going to get to do: Mountain Biking
through the Blue Hills (please bring a bike, if you have one), Canoeing on the Neponset River, Hiking Trek
through the Blue Hills, High Ropes Course teamwork at Base Camp, Rock Climbing at the Quincy Quarries
(Friday Capstone)

July 14- July 20  Eagle Week: Overnight Camp at T.L. Storer.  Eagle Week is a week-long summer camp 
adventure designed to focus on a scout’s path to Eagle. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on Merit Badges
 including an expanded offering of Eagle Required merit badges. This week is perfect for highly motivated scouts 
who love the camp setting. Throughout the week the Troop will be visited by volunteers and public figures that 
will inspire and help the scouts along the way to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Requirements: Scouts who attend Eagle Week should be at least 1st Class and have attended at least one 

week at a week-long summer camp in the past. Scouts who attend should be highly motivated and eager to 

advance upon the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout. 

July 15th–19th:  Climbing 101 Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm.  Day 1 of camp will be learning safety
procedures and basics before lunch, and climbing after lunch! That's right, on your first day you'll be rappelling
from Lookout Rock! Campers will spend the week learning how to rock climb starting with the basics and
bouldering and even ropes course training. Great for adventurers who are beginners or just starting to work on
climbing skills. Campers will be able to learn slacklining, belaying and if they are a scout, they will earn
requirements for the merit badge!

July 21- July 27 Scuba: Overnight Camp at T.L. Storer.  Spend the week in the camp ponds learning how to dive
 with our own certified master instructor, and then finish with an incredible dive day in Lake Winnipesaukee. 
Scouts, Ventures, and Leaders can earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification, and Scouts also have the 
opportunity to complete SCUBA Diving Merit Badge, Kayaking Merit Badge, Snorkeling BSA, and the new 
National Outdoor Aquatics Award. 

July 22nd–26th: Canoe Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm Day 1 of camp will get you ready for a week
of water adventures! After swim tests, safety procedures and paddle instruction, campers will test out their
canoes in the pond. Tuesday through Friday campers will test their skills on a variety of local bodies of water
with one overnight at Base Camp. The canoe trek will involve tenting, cooking and other camp activities! Due to
the travel needed for canoeing, we will squeeze in some of the traditional day camp activities where we can!

July 29th–2ndAdvanced Climbing Camp (1 SPACE LEFT) Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm Day 1 of camp
will be reviewing safety procedures and basics before lunch and climbing after lunch! That's right, on your first
day you'll be repelling from Lookout Rock! The highlight of the week will be spent on some high climbs.
Experienced climbers will have an exhilarating week of bouldering and ropes course climbs finishing with some
advanced climbing at the Quincy Quarries. Campers will go over slacklining, belaying and if they are a scout,
they will earn requirements for the merit badge!

Aug 5th–9thKayak Camp SOLD OUT Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm.  Day 1 of camp will get you ready
for a week of kayaking adventures! After swim tests, safety procedures and paddle instruction, campers will test
out their kayak in the pond. Tuesday through Friday campers will test their skills on a variety of local bodies of
water with one overnight at Base Camp. The kayak journey will involve tenting, cooking and other camp activities!
Due to the travel needed for kayaking, we will squeeze in some of the traditional day camp activities where we
can!

Aug. 11- Aug. 16 Eagle Week: Overnight Camp at NEBC - Eagle Week is a week-long summer camp adventure 
designed to focus on a scout’s path to Eagle. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on Merit Badges including 
an expanded offering of Eagle Required merit badges. This week is perfect for highly motivated scouts who love 
the camp setting. Throughout the week the Troop will be visited by volunteers and public figures that will inspire 
and help the scouts along the way to attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Requirements: Scouts who attend Eagle Week should be at least 1st Class and have attended at least one week

 at a week-long summer camp in the past. Scouts who attend should be highly motivated and eager to advance 

upon the trail to becoming an Eagle Scout. 


Aug 12th–16thAdventure Camp (1 SPACE LEFT) Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm. Five days, try five
different activities. High Adventure to the extreme! Here is what you are going to get to do: Mountain Biking
through the Blue Hills (please bring a bike, if you have one), Canoeing on the Neponset River, Hiking Trek
through the Blue Hills, High Ropes Course teamwork at Base Camp, Rock Climbing at the Quincy Quarries
(Friday Capstone). You will also get to have all of the fun of a traditional day camp with bbs, archery, camp-wide
 games and more!


Aug 19th–23rd:  Space Camp at Base Camp Day Camp at NEBC.  8:30 - 4:00 pm. 3, 2, 1…Blast off! Space 

Camp at Base Camp is the final day camp week of the summer with a special STEM theme! Come and build 

rockets, check out a flying drone, meet special guests who work in the science field and explore  Science, 

Technology, Engineering, and Math. Explore Base Camp's NEW robotics and technology program with an 

animation lab, robotics programming, iPad-controlled robots, and obstacle course. You will also get to have all 

of the fun of a traditional day camp with bbs, archery, camp-wide games and more!

Clark's Trading Post is offering Merit Badge Classes June 1, 8 or 9th , 2019

posted May 6, 2019, 5:23 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

For interesting Day trips, Clark's Trading Post is offering several merit badges.  (2.15 hr drive)
Railroading, Mammal Study, Environmental Science, Music, Coin Collecting and Geology

2019 Scouts BSA Merit Badge Fair
June 1, 8 or 9, 2019

Register Online →

Clark's Trading Post in Lincoln, NH will be hosting three Merit Badge Fair days in June. We have talented Merit Badge Counselors that are specialized in Railroading, Mammal Study, Environmental Science, Music, Coin Collecting and Geology. Each day we will offer three different badges. All three badges can be completed in one day; as long as the prerequisite work has been completed adequately. After each presentation, the counselors will sign blue cards for Scouts who have attended and successfully completed all prerequisite work. This event does sell out, so book early.

REGISTRATION - Registration is online only and must be received by May 20, 2019 to participate. Full payment is required by credit card at the time of registration.. Scouts are able to register independently or with their entire Troop for the Merit Badge Fair. We recommend Scouts (especially younger scouts) attend no more than two Merit Badge presentations in one day.

COST - The cost is $20 per person, which includes both the Merit Badge Fair and entrance into the Clark's Trading Post Theme Park. Your ticket includes all rides and all shows, plus presentations. (There is an additional $8 fee per Scout participating in the Geology badge and $15 fee for coin collecting).

FAMILY MEMBERS - The Scout's family is welcome to visit Clark's as well, but only Scouts and Troop Leaders are allowed into the presentations. Family members ages 4 and above will receive the $20 rate per person but they must be included in the registration. If additional family members want tickets after May 20, 2019, they will pay full price at the Railroad Station; which opens at 10:00.

CHECK-IN - Meet at the Anaconda Escape (water raft ride) Gate from 9:30-10:30 for check-in. At that time, your scouts will turn in their prerequisite work, pick up tickets and receive a hand stamp that allows you to come and go from the park during the day. Should you be arriving later than 10:30 please go to the railroad station for check-in.

BLUE CARDS - The blue cards need to be signed in advance by your Scoutmaster and neatly filled out for each presentation you are taking. This includes the Scout's name, troop number, address and badge name on all three sections of the blue card. Simply attending a presentation does not mean a blue card will be signed. Scouts must complete prerequisite work, participate in discussions and activities and meet the requirements.

PREREQUISITES - Print the worksheet for each Merit Badge you wish to participate in by going to www.meritbadge.org. Complete the perquisites listed in the course description. Bring your worksheet, workbook, and pencils with you. If you completed prerequisite work that cannot be brought with you, please bring a photograph of the work you did. If multiple Scouts worked on a project, have each Scout submit a photograph with their work.

INCOMPLETE WORK - If a Scout is unable to complete all the prerequisite work by the day of the Merit Badge Fair, they will receive partial credit for the requirements fulfilled by the presentation. If the prerequisite work did not have enough content, the counselor will make notes for the Scout to correct. The Scout can mail improved or completed work along with their blue card to Clark's Trading Post with a self addressed stamped envelope. We will have the counselor look over your work and sign if complete.

Clark's Trading Post
Attention: Anne Englert
PO Box 1
Lincoln, NH 03251

SUPPLIES - Bring pencils, paper, Merit badge book, Merit Badge Work Sheet and a smile. For Scouts taking the Geology presentation there is an additional $8 fee per person for supplies. Geology Scouts must also bring a notebook with at least 15 pages to record rocks and minerals. For the Coin Collecting Badge, there is an additional $15 fee. Scouts please put your coins in a zip lock or other secure container with your name on them! Your supplies will be returned to you after the class.

UNIFORM - Class 'A' uniforms are preferred for this event.

FOOD - Lunch, drinks and snacks are available for purchase at Clark's. You may also choose to bring a bagged lunch if you so desire.

QUESTIONS - If you have questions the best way to reach me is to email Anne Englert at info@ClarksTradingPost.com or call 603-745-8913 Extension 19.

Course Descriptions

Bob Henderson works with Scouts BSAs on their Railroading Merit Badge
Bob Henderson works with Scouts BSAs on their Railroading Merit Badge

RAILROADING
June 1 or 8 from 10:30-12:00

Presented by Bob Henderson, railroad enthusiast and locomotive engineer for over 30 years. You will learn about railroad safety, signs and signals. During a walking tour discover the history of our railroad equipment including locomotives (both running and on display), a unique railbus and an authentic railroad covered bridge. The session will conclude with a ride on the White Mountain Central Railroad departing at 11:30. Scounts can be joined by family members for the train ride. This presentation will fulfill requirements 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8b1 & 8b2 for the Scouts BSA Railroading merit badge. Please complete requirements 1, 2, and 3 as prerequisites so the merit badge counselor can sign off on your blue card.

Bob Henderson points out the steam dome on the 1906 Baldwin locomotive to the Scouts BSAs
Bob Henderson points out the steam dome on the 1906 Baldwin locomotive to the Scouts BSAs

MAMMAL STUDY
June 9 from 1:00-2:00

Murray Clark presenting Mammal Studies at the Merit Badge Fair with help from Eagle Scout Dylan Grabinsky
Murray Clark presenting Mammal Studies at the Merit Badge Fair with help from Eagle Scout Dylan Grabinsky

Presented by Murray Clark, bear trainer and bear keeper at Clark's Trading Post and Nadine Nutt, Merit Badge Counselor. The bear keeper will cover information on the life cycle of both our captive bears and wild bears. They will discuss age, diet, habitat and birth of the black bears. This presentation will fulfill requirements 1, 2 & 4c for the Scouts BSA Mammal Study merit badge. Please complete requirements 3 & 5 as prerequisites so the merit badge counselor can sign off on your blue card. The Scouts will be able to enjoy the 30-minute bear show at either 12:00 or 3:00.

Murray Clark discussing the life cycle of Ursus Americanus with the Scouts BSAs
Murray Clark, Nadine Nutt, and Eagle Scout Matthew Baxter discussing the life cycle of Ursus Americans.

GEOLOGY
June 8 3:00-4:30 or June 9 10:30-12:00

Presented by Christopher Englert, Marine Geologist and Hydrographer. This presentation is tailored to meet the Mineral Resources Option of the geology badge requirements listed on Scouts BSAs of America website (scouting.org). This presentation will have a hands-on portion sorting gemstones using a panning sluice. Each scout will leave with a collection of rocks and minerals. A notebook with at least 15 lined pages is required for recording the collection.Concepts introduced include general geology-based terminology, scales of hardness, and geology career opportunities. This presentation will fulfill Scouts BSA Geology requirements 1, 3, 4a, 5c1, 5c2, 5c3, and 5c4. Please complete requirements 2 and 5c5 as prerequisites so the merit badge counselor can sign off on your blue card. There is an additional fee of $8 per person for the geology presentation for gemstone supplies.

Scouts BSAs mining for gemstones and fossils with Chris Englert during Geology presentation
Scouts BSAs mining for gemstones and fossils with Chris Englert during Geology presentation

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
June 1 - 1:00-2:30 or June 9 - 3:00-4:30

Air Pollution
Presented by Sylvia Clark, Project Manager at Stonecipher & Clark Environmental Solutions, a local environmental consulting business that specializes in environmental assessments, cleanups, compliance & permitting, underground storage tank removals, and visible emissions testing. This presentation will fulfill Scouts BSA requirements 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 3g, 5 and 6 for the Environmental Science merit badge. Please complete requirements 1, 2 & 4 as prerequisites so the merit badge counselor can sign off on your blue card.

MUSIC
June 8 - 1:30-2:30

Bonesfest
Presented by Sky Bartlett and members of the Rhythm Bones Society. Scouts will learn about an instrument that dates back as far as recorded civilization! Although initially made from actual rib bones, most modern-day rhythm bones are made from wood and played in a similar fashion to the spoons. Each Scout will have the opportunity to make a set of rhythm bones, learn to play the instrument, and attend a show featuring bones players from around the country! Scouts will be able to participate in a live concert at Clark's with the Rhythm Bones Society players as a part of the badge requirement. You will be thrilled to the BONES! This presentation will fulfill requirements 1, 3a, 4c & 5 for the Scouts BSA Music merit badge. Please complete requirements 2 and 3b as prerequisites so the merit badge counselor can sign off on your blue card.
** ONLY 20 spots available**

COIN COLLECTING
June 1 - 3:00-4:30

Chris Lavoie and Ellie Harvey of Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, New Hampshire
Chris Lavoie and Ellie Harvey of Littleton Coin Company

Presented by Ellie Harvey and Chris Lavoie from Littleton Coin Company in Littleton, New Hampshire. You will learn about the exciting hobby of coin collecting. During the presentation you will be able to look at and handle coins from the United States and all over the world! Each participating Scout will leave the event with a collector quality folder, 50 coins from over 40 countries, several booklets for coin collecting, a magnifier, coin pouch and more. This hands-on presentation is tailored to meet requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9a for the Scouts BSAs Coin Collecting Badge. Please complete requirements 6, 7 and 10b at home prior to the event. For requirements 6 & 7 Scouts need to have their coins in a container or zip lock bag with their name and troop number. There is an additional fee of $15 per person for coin collecting supplies.

Coins

Special discounts around the park for Scouts in uniform.

Campgrounds within ten miles of Clark's Trading Post:
Country Bumpkins: Lincoln, NH 603-745-8837
Lost Valley Campground: North Woodstock, NH 603-745-8321
Maple Haven Campground: North Woodstock, NH 603-745-3350
Waterrest Campground: Woodstock, NH 603-745-2586
Woodstock KOA Campground: Woodstock, NH 603-745-8008

White Mountain National Forest Campgrounds:
Wildwood: Easton, NH
Hancock: Lincoln, NH
Big Rock: Lincoln, NH

NH State Park Campgrounds:
Lafayette Place: Franconia, NH
Cannon Mountain RV Park: Franconia, NH

Clark's Trading Post
PO Box 1
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Lincoln, NH 03251

Metalwork Badge is back at Old Sturbridge Village for 2 dates Jan 26 or May 11th

posted Jan 5, 2019, 9:12 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Saturday, January 26; Saturday, May 11

Times: This full-day metalwork workshop runs from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm with a one-hour break

Cost: $75 per Scout for Village Members and $90 for non-members; Pre-registration is REQUIRED. See below.

Meet in the Museum Education Center

Old Sturbridge Village’s Metalwork Merit Badge Workshop with a focus on blacksmithing is designed to meet most (but not all) of the badge requirements*.

The workshop accommodates a total of four participants and is led by OSV staff members who are approved as Scout Merit Badge Counselors.  The charge is $75 per Scout for Village Members and $90 for non-members.

Download Metalwork Badge Vocabulary List

Please note the following before registering:

  • This workshop is designed for ages 12 and older and is limited to 4 participants per session.
  • This workshop meets and takes place in the Museum Education Building.
  • Participants should dress in comfortable clothing that they do not mind ruining. Closed-toe shoes are a must!
  • Participants must bring their Blue Cards so that Merit Badge Counselors may sign off complete requirements.
  • The class must have 4 participants to move forward.
  • One adult chaperone is required per scout or scout group. Due to space limitations, please limit the number of chaperones/family members in the workshop area.
  • *Requirements 3 and 4 are not covered by this workshop.

If you have further questions, please contact eogrady@osv.org

Register:

Register for January 26 here

Register for  May 11 here

Math Science Tech Expo Merit Badge classes March 2 and 16th

posted Nov 24, 2018, 5:41 AM by Webmaster Troop 13





2019 MSTE Dates:

Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm - Event kickoff, keynote, merit badge sessions, and career fair

Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm - Most field trips Scouts are expected to wear their class A uniform on both days.

More information at mstexpo.org

Location:

UMass Lowell, Olney Hall, 265 Riverside St., Lowell, MA 01854 (Auditorium Room 150)
Most, but not all, field trip are held on March 16, 2019 and locations will be announced in the merit badge sessions and on the website at the Field Trips page, once we get closer to the event date. Or, please check with your merit badge counselor.


20% off for Scouts with the Adventure Card. Login with the User ID on your card when you register and the discount will be applied.

*If you would like to switch Merit Badges after you have registered, you may do so before Dec. 31st by logging back in to your account that you logged in to or created at registration.

You can sign up for 1 ALL DAY merit badge or an AM/PM pair.

You may sign up for an Eagle Required merit badge: Personal Management, or Environmental Science.

CHOOSE YOUR BADGES BEFORE YOU REGISTER

View the Merit Badge Course Schedule

CONTACT E-MAIL
tmcusworth@gmail.com

COST
$50.00 per Participant
CANCELLATION POLICY
If you cancel by 12/31/2018, you will receive a pro-rated refund. Please contact us to have it processed. After 12/31/2018, there will be no refunds for cancellations.

Harvard Merit Badge University March 2 and April 6th

posted Nov 24, 2018, 5:34 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Merit Badge University

The Harvard College Friends of Scouting in conjunction with Spirit of Adventure Council presents Merit Badge University (MBU) 2019.  Merit Badges are an important part of the Scouts BSA Program.  At MBU, Scouts may earn up to three badges that are not typically available in a camp or troop setting including almost 20 STEM-related merit badges at Harvard University.

Session 1: Saturday, March 2 (8 AM - 2:30 PM)

Session 2: Saturday, April 6 (9 AM - 2:30 PM)

Both sessions are required. Some badges have a field trip on an intervening Saturday or Sunday to be determined by individual Merit Badge Counselors. Registering for session one automatically registers you for the same merit badges in session two.

For some badges, some requirements must be done prior to the first Saturday session. Counselors will correspond with Scouts in February with this information. To complete some merit badges, other work will need to be done between the first and second session and emailed to the counselor.

 

MERIT BADGES OFFERED

 

American Heritage

 

Disability Awareness

 

Programming * S FT ~

 

Architecture **S FT

 

Electricity S

 

Public Health ** S

 

Animation S FT

 

Fingerprinting N

 

Pulp & Paper S

 

Astronomy **S FT

 

Journalism N FT

 

Robotics *** S FT

 

Aviation S FT

 

Law

 

Scouting Heritage FT

 

Chemistry ***S

 

Medicine S FT

 

Search & Rescue **

 

Climbing FT

 

Moviemaking S FT

 

Space Exploration ** S FT

 

Collections

 

Music N

 

Traffic Safety

 

Crime Prevention N

 

Oceanography FT

 

Weather

 

Digital Technology *

 

Photography *

 

 

 

 

S STEM- Related Badge

FT Field Trip Required

N New Merit Badge

  ~ On March 2, bring (fully charged) laptop

*  On March 2, bring CyberChip card or note from SM that you have completed CyberChip requirements (REQUIRED)

** Must be 12 years or older by start of MBU 2019

*** Must be 13 years or older at the start of MBU 2019

 

 

  Period 1  9:00am- 10:30am

Period 2  10:45am- 12:15pm

Period 3   1:00pm- 2:30pm

 

Each Merit Badge will be offered in all three periods with the exception of...

  • Robotics ( 9:00am- 12:15pm)
  • Public Health (9:00am- 12:15pm)
  • Collections (Period 1 only)
  • Animation (Periods 1 & 2 only)
  • Fingerprinting (Period 2)
  • Aviation (Periods 2 & 3 only)
  • Moviemaking (Period 3 only) and Scouting Heritage (Period 3 only)

 

20% off for Scouts with the Adventure Card. Login with the User ID on your card when you register and the discount will be applied.

*If you would like to switch Merit Badges after you have registered, you may do so before Dec. 31st by logging back in to your account that you logged in to or created at registration.

 

Be sure to review Merit Badge Prerequisites before March 2nd. Those signing up for Chemistry, be sure to download and fill out the Lab Permission Slip.

 

Merit Badge Prerequisites

Blue Card Instructions

Chemistry Lab Permission Slip

 

It is the policy of the Spirit of Adventure Council, BSA that no Scout will be denied the opportunity to participate in the program for financial reasons. If a Scout in your Troop or family meets this criteria, please feel free to apply for a "Campership" by filling out this form here.

 
CONTACT E-MAIL
COST
$65.00 per Participant
CANCELLATION POLICY
Refunds will be offered until 12/31/18 ONLY.

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Feb 16th At Base Camp

posted Nov 13, 2018, 5:57 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Join us for our Scouting Heritage Day – Celebrate Scouting’s 109th Birthday with us. Check out our displays of historical memorabilia from our local councils and their evolution throughout the years. Work on the Scouting Heritage Merit Badge.

FREE for those with the Adventure Card (all Cub Scouts in the Spirit of Adventure Council).  Login with your Card-holder’s User ID.

Location is New England Base Camp - Milton, MA


2/16/2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2 Stamp Collecting MB opportunities Sat Nov 10th and Sun Dec 9th. Hours vary.

posted Nov 4, 2018, 8:41 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Spellman Museum has been running this Merit badge Class almost bi-monthly for years.  Many Troop 13 Scouts has come here for this badge.

NEXT BOY SCOUT STAMP COLLECTING MERIT BADGE  PROGRAM IS 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH  FROM 9:00 to 1:00 OR
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 10:00 - 2:00.

THE MUSEUM ALSO OFFERS MERIT AND FUN BADGES PROGRAMS FOR DAISIES, BROWNIES, GIRL SCOUTS AND CUB SCOUTS.   

 For more information and/or to register call 617-784-5838 or email to info@spellman.org


The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History
241 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
info@spellman.org | 781-768-8367

Merit Badge College at Rhode Island College Jan 5th

posted Oct 28, 2018, 4:05 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

2019 Narragansett Council Merit Badge College

14th Anniversary of the Merit Badge College

January 5, 2019 ~ Rhode Island College

REGISTRATION OPENS NOVEMBER 1, 2018

 

Where: Donovan Dining Center, Rhode Island College, North Providence, RI
Time: 7:00 AM To 4:30 PM


7:00 AM– 7:45 AM: Check in - A Troop representative picks up registration materials
7:50 AM – 8:20 AM: Opening Ceremony, Donovan Dining Center
4:30 PM Dismissed (Note: There will be NO Closing Assembly)

Half Day Classes:
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Half Day Morning Session
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Half Day Session Lunch
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Half Day Afternoon Session

All Day Classes:
8:30 AM– 11:00 AM: All Day Morning Session
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: All Day Session Lunch
12:00 PM – 4:30 PM: All Day Afternoon Session


Adult Options:

Adults registering to provide 2-deep Leadership in Merit Badge classes will receive a $5 discount ($10 for full day classes). Please help us provide two deep leadership for our classes!

Scouts - $30 ( Fees for some classes noted in Course Catalog)
Adults - $20 (Adults pay as low as $10 by providing two-deep leadership)

Eagles' Roost Luncheon - This special luncheon is available to Scouts who have ALREADY earned their Eagle award. We will talk about motivation and leadership. Limited to the first 20 participants and those taking half day courses. Register when you select your classes.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL COURSE CATALOG

Click here to check course availability

Click here for the Campus Map

Cell Phones - A Scout is Courteous - If you must have a cell phone, set it to silent/vibrate. Demonstrate respect for the instructors and other classmates and do NOT make or take calls or text messages during class time.

Registration and payment by scouts and adults must be made on-line. Website features will allow whole troop registration or individual scout registration by an adult leader or parent. Classes will be filled in order of registration.

IMPORTANT: At least 2 adults from each troop must register and attend for the day. If a troop is NOT registering their scouts at one time, please ensure that at least 2 adults attend representing that troop. This is for the safety of your scouts. We ask that adults register for and be available to provide 2-deep leadership in MB classes.

The registration fee covers lunch, patch, facilities and communication costs. Some classes may require an extra fee. Adults are encouraged to register on-line to support two-deep leadership coverage of MB classes.  There will be NO REFUNDS. However, you may transfer a scout or scouter registration to another.

Scouts are expected to secure a MB pamphlet in advance of the MBC and to have read it. Scouts are to have a blue MB card filled out with his personal information and signed by his scoutmaster before going to class.

Prerequisite information is included in the course catalog that can be found on the MBC web site. It is the Scout’s responsibility to be familiar with and complete any prerequisite, project or other outside work prior to the MBC and present the work or evidence to the counselor. A note from the Scoutmaster or a signed prior partial MB Card may be useful in this. The Merit Badge Counselor has discretion to determine if the Scout has met the MB requirements.

STEM/Supernova Awards: Many of the Merit Badges offered will help qualify Scouts for one of the Nova or Supernova STEM awards. More info on STEM in Scouting here: www.scouting.org/STEM

 


Guidance for Scouts Attending the MBC  

The Merit Badge College is an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts in career or lifelong hobby subjects. We seek out experts in areas that may be difficult for you to find such as Electronics or Archeology.

The MBC will publish a course catalog on the MBC website. This catalog will provide a list of every workshop being offered; its schedule; the list of requirements that are prerequisite for the workshop; the counselor’s name with a short biography. Additionally, we will indicate if the workshop is best suited for an older scout in high school.

If you want an idea of what the Merit Badge is about, there is much information available on-line. A fantastic resource is the US Scouting Service Project. http://usscouts.org/usscouts/meritbadges.asp .


1.)Pick a Workshop: EXPLORE.

Talk to your parents about which workshop to take.  But in the end, we expect you to select a topic that you truly wish to learn about.  Don’t let your only motivation be an Eagle badge, get outside your comfort zone and try something new.

 

2.) Consider Your Age

While there is not an age or grade requirement for any merit badge, certain classes at the MBC are recommended for scouts in the 9th grade and older.  This group will include only a few badges such as Environmental Science.  In the short duration of a single day, the nature and amount of material covered in these classes will make it very difficult for a younger scout to keep up.  This can slow the pace of the class and the class will not complete the intended material. We want you to enjoy what you do here so you will do it well.   Be sure to select something age appropriate and get your Scoutmaster’s approval on a blue Merit Badge Card.

 

3.) Getting Ready for MBC Day (Read the book) LEARN          LEARN         LEARN         LEARN
OK. So, you have selected your workshops and registered on-line. Congratulations! The next thing that you should do, if you have not already done so, is to get a copy of the Merit Badge pamphlet for yourself. (Read the book.) You should read through the pamphlet so that you are completely familiar with it. In fact, (Read the book.) you may want to read it through more than once. (Read the book.)/


We do not guarantee that you will complete any badge.  Many MB Workshops will have published a list of pre-requisites in the course catalog.  These are requirements that you should complete before MBC day.  When you complete them, bring all material to class with you such as notes, pictures, writings, reports, letters.  (Read the book.) It is up to you to make sure that you complete every requirement. Even if they are not listed, some requirements may by their nature not be doable in a classroom. (Read the book.)  You should at least attempt to complete these before the MBC.  If you can do this, then you will get the most out of the workshop.  If you do not, then you won’t. (Read the book.)

4.) Blue Merit Badge Cards
Your card is your ONLY record of achievement at the MBC.  Keep it safe.  You must have with you a Merit Badge Card for every workshop.  Before the MBC, you should fill out the card with your name, address, Merit Badge and Troop information.  Your Scoutmaster should sign this card indicating that he approves you taking the class. (Read the book.)  This card will be the ONLY record of your achievement at the MBC.  Counselors are not required to keep records.  Some will but most will not.  You are responsible for your card.  Keep it safe.d any prerequisite work that you have done (or its proof) with you. Bring your Merit Badge Pamphlet. (Read the book.)
 

Excellence is not a act...Excellence is a habit...Be Excellent

Proper Scout behavior is expected. Each Scout is an ambassador to Rhode Island College.

Each of the two sessions during the day is 3.5 hours. The first session starts at 8:30 and will go until 12:00 noon. Counselors will schedule short breaks. Make sure that you have water and/or snacks if needed. This is a college campus and you will be walking outdoors in-between building, so be dressed for the weather. Donovan Hall will be open for you to wait for your ride until 5:00 PM.


Youth will select from the "Full Day Class list" or the "Half Day Class list".

Adults will select "Adult Options". Adults will have the choice to select a class or classes to assist with two-deep leadership and receive a fee discount. There is also an option for adults to select no classes.

Registration Changes: If you would like to make a change to your class selections after you have registered email: KristinaL.Andrews@scouting.org

COST
$20.00 per Adults
$30.00 per Scouts 

February Vacation Merit Badge Day Camp 8:30 - 4:00 pm

posted Oct 28, 2018, 2:20 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 2:21 AM ]

 


WINTER CAMP 2019

Grades 6-12

 

February 18th– February 22nd

Week-long Day Camp

 


Older Campers, boys, and girls in the 6th through 12th grade, will choose a program themed around winter activities including some with overnights, day trips, certifications and merit badge earnings for scouts. Click here for Registration Link

Program choices are:

 

Winter Survival: Program involves Wilderness Survival Merit Badge, Cooking Merit badge,  CPR Certification,  Includes one overnight

 

Find Your Way: Program involves Orienteering Merit Badge, Geocache Merit Badge, CPR Certification

 

Snow Sports: Program involves Snow Sports Merit Badge,  Physical Fitness Merit Badge, Includes one day of skiing

 

First Aid: Program involves First Aid Merit Badge, Fire Safety Merit Badge, CPR Certification, Basic First Aid

 

Optional Extended Day Program- The Extended Day program provides programming and supervision to campers following the end of the camp day. With this option, parents can pick up campers anytime Monday-Thursday between 4-6 p.m. 

 

Optional Lunch Program- Campers who participate in the lunch program are provided with lunch including sandwich, fruit, chips, juice and dessert.

 

20% off for campers with the Adventure Card! The Card is part of all Cub Scout registrations in the Spirit of Adventure Council. Login with your Card-holder’s User ID.

 

*Sign up for BOTH Winter and STEM Camps before the end of Winter Camp, and receive a FREE New England Base Camp hoodie!*




COST
$295.00 per Participant

REGISTRATION BEGINS
11/3/2018
LAST DAY TO REGISTER
2/15/2019

DATE/TIME
2/18/2019 8:30 AM -
2/22/2019 4:00 PM

Orienteering Merit Badge at Camp Sayre Oct 20th

posted Sep 17, 2018, 2:50 AM by Webmaster Troop 13

Scout Advancement- S.A.Y.R.E. Weekend - Remember folks, “Scout Advancement Year-round Requires Engagement”. These are the weekends in which we offer Merit Badges you might have a hard time completing by yourself or with your unit. This Saturday, we will be offering Orienteering Merit Badge. Use our multiple level courses set up by NEOC, the New England Orienteering Club.  
Registration Link




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