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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:

May
9
Mon
2016
Whitewater Merit Badge – Session 1 of 2 @ Overland Trail Middle School
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Whitewater Merit Badge - Session 1 of 2 @ Overland Trail Middle School | Leawood | Kansas | United States

Whitewater Merit Badge – Session 1 of 2

This is the first of two sessions required for the Whitewater Merit Badge.

Session 1 – 5/9/2016
Session 2 – 5/14/2016

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

Scouts must already have the Canoeing merit badge to do Whitewater – it is a badge prerequisite. The exception to this rule is if a scout already has the Kayaking merit badge and will kayak down the Niangua River, he may complete the Whitewater merit badge this way.

Instructors include Jeff Parrish.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater Merit Badge.

One classroom session is required. Canoeing down a river completes this Merit Badge.

One would think that Whitewater would be braving a harsh river in a rubber raft, but that is not the Boy Scout way. For safety, the river must be class 1 or class 2, which means a tame river. Hardly whitewater. It is what it is. What’s more, a rubber raft does not qualify – the river must be traveled in a canoe or in a kayak. The Canoeing MB must be completed before starting Whitewater if a canoe is to be used. The Kayaking MB must be completed before starting Whitewater if a kayak is to be used.

Session 2 of Whitewater will be on the regular troop canoeing campout. What we normally do on a canoe campout helps qualify for the river section of the badge. Specific strokes and skills need to be demonstrated in addition to just going down the river.

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.

 

May
14
Sat
2016
Whitewater Merit Badge – Session 2 of 2 @ Riverfront Campground
May 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Whitewater Merit Badge - Session 2 of 2 @ Riverfront Campground | Lebanon | Missouri | United States

Whitewater Merit Badge – Session 2 of 2

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

Session 1 – 5/9/2016
Session 2 – 5/14/2016

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

Scouts must already have the Canoeing merit badge to do Whitewater – it is a badge prerequisite. The exception to this rule is if a scout already has the Kayaking merit badge and will kayak down the Niangua River, he may complete the Whitewater merit badge this way.

Instructors include Jeff Parrish.

Click here for more information on the Whitewater Merit Badge.

One classroom session is required. Canoeing down a river completes this Merit Badge.

One would think that Whitewater would be braving a harsh river in a rubber raft, but that is not the Boy Scout way. For safety, the river must be class 1 or class 2, which means a tame river. Hardly whitewater. It is what it is. What’s more, a rubber raft does not qualify – the river must be traveled in a canoe or in a kayak. The Canoeing MB must be completed before starting Whitewater if a canoe is to be used. The Kayaking MB must be completed before starting Whitewater if a kayak is to be used.

Session 2 of Whitewater will be on the regular troop canoeing campout. What we normally do on a canoe campout helps qualify for the river section of the badge. Specific strokes and skills need to be demonstrated in addition to just going down the river.

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.

 

May
16
Mon
2016
American Cultures Merit Badge @ Prairie Star Middle School
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm