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Website Resources

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
30
Fri
2015
Lifesaving Merit Badge – Session 6/7 @ Shawnee Mission South High School Pool
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lifesaving Merit Badge - Session 6/7 @ Shawnee Mission South High School Pool | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Lifesaving Merit Badge Course No. 1LS

Dates

Friday, January 30th at 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Shawnee Mission South High School Pool
Saturday, January 31st at 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Shawnee Mission South High School Pool

 

For more information see the Lifesaving Merit Badge page.

Jan
31
Sat
2015
Trailhead District Merit Badge Forum 2 of 2 @ Church of the Resurrection
Jan 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm

Trailhead District Merit Badge Forum

January 10th, 2015 and January 31st, 2015

Church of the Resurrection, 13720 Roe, Leawood, Kansas 66224

Forum Schedule

Check in (Add/Deletes)  8 am – 8:30 am
First Class   8:30 – 10:30 am
Break   10:30 am – 10:45 am
Second Class  10:45 am – 12:45 pm

SCOUT CHECK IN: Be sure to check in at the registration table upon arrival even if you already have your blue merit badge cards.

ADULT CHECK IN: All adults who remain at the merit badge forum must check in at the registration table upon. Unregistered adults are not allowed to stay. Any adult not wearing a wristband during the forum will be asked to check in at registration OR leave the premises.

Schedule Changes:

  • Scouts with a hole in their schedule on January 25 need to report to the ADD/CHANGE line.
  • Scouts who registered for a 2-day merit badge but did not attend the first day are dropped from the class for the 2nd day. These scouts should report to the ADD/CHANGE line during check-in to enroll in an available 1-day Merit Badge.
  • If your schedule changes, blank blue MB cards for added classes are available at the Troop 10 table.
  • If you do NOT plan to attend on January 25, let Kendra Stark know so other scouts can have your spot in class.

Merit Badge Cards (Blue Cards):

  • Completed merit badge cards should be handed in to Ernie Rupp (Advancement Chair) at the next Troop meeting.·
  • Partial merit badge cards are given directly to the Troop at the merit badge forum. We will get these back to you at the next Troop 10 meeting. You can find a merit badge counselor in Troop 10 to work with you to complete these requirements.

For further details on the forum, click here.

Lifesaving Merit Badge – Session 7/7 @ Shawnee Mission South High School Pool
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lifesaving Merit Badge - Session 7/7 @ Shawnee Mission South High School Pool | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Lifesaving Merit Badge Course No. 1LS

Dates

Saturday, January 31st at 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Shawnee Mission South High School Pool

 

For more information see the Lifesaving Merit Badge page.

Feb
2
Mon
2015
Communications Merit Badge 1 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Communications Merit Badge 1 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Dates

Session 1- Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 6:00PM sharp
Session 2 – Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 6:00PM sharp

Prerequisites

Must be 1st Class Rank or Above

There is out of class work required for this merit badge, which is listed below.  Feel free to bring any of these items on either February 3rd or or April 21st.

What to Do, What to Bring

  • Arrive on time in FULL Uniform
  • Bring Pen, Paper & MB Book
  • Read the book before class
  • Print the online Communications Merit Badge workbook:  http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/6/6b/Communication.pdf and bring it with you to class.
  • The following requirements will need to be completed outside of class for this merit badge. Feel free to bring these items to either of the 2 sessions. I will also send the boys home with this list on Feb. 3. :

Out of Class Work

2. Do ONE of the following:

a. Think of a creative way to describe yourself, using, for example, a collage, short story or autobiography, drawing or series of photographs, or a song or skit. Using the aid you created, make a presentation to your counselor about yourself.
b. Choose a concept, product, or service in which you have great confidence. Build a sales plan based on its good points. Try to persuade the counselor to agree with, use, or buy your concept, product or service. After your sales talk, discuss with your counselor how persuasive you were.

3. Write a five-minute speech (to be given at the 2nd session.)

5. Attend a public meeting (city council, school board, debate) approved by your counselor where several points of view are given on a single issue. Practice active listening skills and take careful notes of each point of view. Present an objective report that includes all points of view that were expressed, and share this with your counselor. (Note: Most Leawood City Council meetings are at the same time as our Monday night meetings. There is a good opportunity to attend the Leawood City Council meeting on Tues., Jan. 21, at 7:30 as it has been rescheduled to Tues. next week, due to MLK day. I will give the boys at least one other opportunity to attend a city council meeting as a group between now and the next session to meet this requirement.)

6. With your counselor’s approval, develop a plan to teach a skill or inform someone about something. Prepare teaching aids for your plan. Carry out your plan. With your counselor, determine whether the person has learned what you intended.

7. Do ONE of the following:

a. Write to the editor of a magazine or your local newspaper to express your opinion or share information on any subject you choose. Send your message by fax, email or regular mail.

b. Create a web page or blog of special interest to you (for instance, your troop or crew, a hobby, or a sport).. Include at least three articles or entries and one photograph or illustration, and one link to some other Web page or blog that would be helpful to someone who visits the Web page or blog you have created. It is not necessary to post your Web page or blog to the Internet, but if you decide to do so, you must first share it with your parents and counselor and get their permission.

c. Use desktop publishing to produce a newsletter, brochure, flier or other printed material for your scout troop, class at school, or other group. Include at least one article and one photograph or illustration.

Feel free to email Kim Westerfield with questions.

Feb
9
Mon
2015
Family Life Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Family Life Merit Badge 2 of 2 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Dates

Session 1- 8/25/2014
Session 2 – 2/9/2015

Prerequisites

Must be 1st Class Rank or Above

Instructors

Darren Lippe

Mar
2
Mon
2015
First Aid Merit Badge 1 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm
First Aid Merit Badge 1 of 3 @ Prairie Star Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Dates

Session 1 – 2/23/2015
Session 2 – 3/30/2015
Session 3 – 4/6/2015

Prerequisites

  • Must be 1st Class Rank or Above
  • First Aid Merit Badge Prereqs
  • SOME REQUIREMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN ON MARCH 3rd