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There are two very complete and accurate web sites that you can visit to obtain the individual requirements for each Merit Badge: MeritBadge.org US Scouting Service Project

University of Scouting: November 1st, 2014

Among the many courses, they are offering:

  • Den Chief Training
  • Intro to Leadership Skills in the Troop (ILST) – (like Jr. Leadership Training (JLT))
  • Geocaching Merit Badge

Website: http://www.hoac-bsa.org/university-of-scouting

 

Upcoming Merit Badge Training Events:

Jan
23
Mon
2017
Personal Fitness Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Personal Fitness Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

There are three session you are required to attend to complete the merit badge:

  • Personal Fitness – Session #1, is Monday, Jan. 23,   2017 (PLC Only this night)
  • Personal Fitness – Session #2, is Monday, March 27, 2017 (PLC Only this night)
  • Personal Fitness – Session #3, is Monday, May 8, 2017

Make sure you read the merit badge book prior to coming.

Instructors:
Paul Bertrand, Tim May & Wayne Maxwell

Jan
30
Mon
2017
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge – Session 2 of 2

This is the first of two sessions required for the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 11/28/2016
Session 2 – 01/30/2017

Scouts must be of 1st Class Rank of above to attend.

Instructor is Tim Navickas.

Click here for more information on the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge.

There may be prerequisite work required for attendance at this session – check back for updated information.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge worksheet
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Feb
6
Mon
2017
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge – Session 2 This is the second of two sessions required for the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 11.21.2016
Session 2 – 02.06.2017

Scouts must be of 1st Class Rank of above to attend.

Instructor is Hilary Philgreen.

Click here for more information on the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge.

There will be prerequisite work required for attendance at this session – check back for updated information.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge paperwork
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Feb
13
Mon
2017
Personal Management Merit Badge 1 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Personal Management Merit Badge 1 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Personal Management Merit Badge – Session 1 of 3

This is the first of three sessions required for the Personal Management Merit Badge. This is an Eagle required badge.

Session 1 – 02/13/2017
Session 2 – 04/24/2017
Session 3 – 05/15/2017

Scouts must be of 1st Class Rank of above to attend.

Instructors are Bruce Benteman and Shawn Shepherd.

Click here for more information on the Personal Management Merit Badge.

There may be prerequisite work required for attendance at this session – check back for updated information.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge worksheet
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Feb
17
Fri
2017
Robotics Merit Badge @ Science City
Feb 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Robotics Merit Badge @ Science City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Robotics Merit Badge

This is the only session required for the Robotics Merit Badge.

Science City has a robotics workshop and they offer the Robotics merit badge. This program takes two hours and covers the entire merit badge. Science City charges $14 per person for the merit badge program. Oddly, they want to charge $14 for adults, but allow a free adult for every five scouts. We need adults for transportation, so we will need adults with large vehicles who are open to hauling a load of boys.

This is part 1 of a merit badge doubleheader on February 17. The second merit badge on the 17th is Journalism in the afternoon at the Kansas City Star printing facility. You do not need to do Journalism in the afternoon if you do Robotics in the morning, but you will need separate transportation.

There is time to grab lunch after Robotics on the way to the Kansas City Star. We have stopped at Manny’s in years past for an awesome lunch. Be sure to bring lunch money!

Scouts of any rank may participate.

This is a Class A event.

Instructor is Kendra Stark.

Click here for more information on the Robotics Merit Badge.

There may be prerequisite work required for attendance at this session – check back for updated information.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge worksheet
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.

 

Journalism Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Kansas City Star Paper Plant
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Journalism Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Kansas City Star Paper Plant | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Journalism Merit Badge – Session 2 of 2

This is the second of two sessions required for the Journalism Merit Badge.

Session 1 – TBA
Session 2 – 02/17/2017

We will have a classroom session to cover most of the Journalism requirements. The classroom session will be “Session 1”.

“Session 2” will be meeting a reporter from the Kansas City Star, talking with him about journalism and touring the plant where they print the newspapers. The reporter, Mark Davis, is a Sachem in the tribe of Mic-O-Say. Mark met with us last scouting year and did a great job sharing his experiences in journalism.

This is also part two of a merit badge doubleheader on February 17. The first merit badge on the 17th is Robotics in the morning at Science City. You do not need to do Robotics in the morning to do Journalism in the afternoon, but you will need separate transportation if you do. We will need a few adults to carpool.

Scouts of any rank may participate.

This is a Class A event.

Instructor is Kendra Stark.

Click here for more information on the Journalism Merit Badge.

There may be prerequisite work required for attendance at this session – check back for updated information.

How to Prepare for and Earn a Merit Badge:

  • Purchase or borrow the Merit Badge handbook and read in advance of attending the first class.
    • Many Merit Badge books are available to borrow in the Troop Library
    • The Merit Badge book contains a lot of information that is useful in completing the Merit Badge
  • Bring the following items with you to class:
    • a printout of the appropriate Merit Badge worksheet
    • the Merit Badge handbook
    • writing utensils
    • a binder or clipboard to make writing easier
  • Instructors will note when prerequisites are needed and this will be noted on the Troop Calendar. Prepare those in advance and bring them to class.