Winter Merit Badge Extravaganza 2015

Event Details

December28
Monday, December 28, 2015 at 8:00am to Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 4:00pm
Palo Alto College
1400 W Villaret Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78224
Winter Merit Badge University (MBE) is an annual event hosted by the Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America that gives Boy Scouts, ages 11-17, the opportunity during the Holidays to earn merit badges ranging from recreational activities to Eagle Scout merit badges

Activity Information

Full

American Heritage

Audience: Youth

Every Scout swears to an oath that includes duty to his country. A better understanding of American heritage, the ways in which the past has lead to our present nation, is key to truly knowing what it means to be an American.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

 Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-AHER.aspx

 Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/American-Heritage.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-123

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

American Heritage

 

Complete Requirement 3(c). Bring written section to class.

 

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Participant
Full

Astronomy

Audience: Youth

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.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-ASTR.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Astronomy.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-121

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

Astronomy

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirement 5. Be prepared to discuss in class.

Complete Requirement 6. Be prepared to discuss in class.

 

 

STAR GAZING NIGHT:  

We will have multiple high powered telescopes to help completed MB requirements.

 

    - Dec 28 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm   

    - Dec 29 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm   (Backup Day in case of weather)

             

 

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Full

Automotive Maintenance

Audience: Youth

Modern automobiles are important to many aspects of American life. Those who service automobiles must understand each principle, and how these principles interact to provide smooth, efficient performance. Owners of cars also benefit by understanding how their vehicles operate. This enables them to understand why certain periodic maintenance is required to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-AUTO.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Automotive-Maintenance.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: Mays Family Ranch

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Automotive Maintenance 

Complete Requirement 1.  Bring another set of clothes to wear that can get dirty.

Complete Requirement 12. Be prepared to discuss in class. 

LOCATION: 

Mays Family Ranch

3445 Fest Rd, San Antonio, TX 78264

 
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Full

Aviation

Audience: Youth

For most of history, people have dreamed of flying, imagining how it would feel to soar through the sky like an eagle or hover in midair like a hummingbird, to float on unseen currents, free of Earth's constant tug, able to travel great distances and to rise above any obstacle. Today, through aviation, we can not only join the birds but also fly farther, faster, and higher than they ever could.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-AVIA.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Aviation.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A3
Location: Stinson Airport

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Aviation

Complete Requirement 2(e). Bring written section to class.

Complete Requirement 2(f). Bring poster to class.

Requirement 4.  A field trip to Stinson Field Airport will be done during MBE.

IMPORTANT:   FOOD IS AVAILABLE at airport café.   Bring $5-10 for your lunch and a drink.  Otherwise, you may bring your own lunch if you decide.  Please don't go hungry.   

IMPORTANT:   Scouts are responsible for their own transportation to this merit badge.

 

Location:

Stinson Municipal Airport

8535 Mission Rd.

SA, 78214

 Upstairs conference room on the right. 

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Bird Study

Audience: Youth

Birds are among the most fascinating creatures on Earth. Many are beautifully colored. Others are accomplished singers. Many of the most important discoveries about birds and how they live have been made by amateur birders. In pursuing this hobby, a Scout might someday make a valuable contribution to our understanding of the natural world.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-BIRD.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Crime-Prevention.pdf

Home Security Check List - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/docs/Crime-Prevention-Home-Checklist.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: Mays Family Ranch

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3
Location: Mays Family Ranch

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A5
Location: Mays Family Ranch

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites
Bird Study  

Complete Requirement 5.   Bring notes to class.

Complete Requirement 7A.  Bring notes to class.

Complete Requirement 8.   Bring pictures of work to class.


 

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Chemistry

Audience: Youth

Chemistry explores how substances react with each other, how they change, how certain forces connect molecules, and how molecules are made are all parts of chemistry. Stretch your imagination to envision molecules that cannot be seen - but can be proven to exist - and you become a chemist.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-CHEM.aspx

Merit Badge -http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Chemistry.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: BR-125

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A2
Location: BR-125

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BR-125

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A4
Location: BR-125

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A5
Location: BR-125

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A6
Location: BR-125

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Chemistry

 

Complete Requirement 7. Bring your notes to class.  

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Citizenship in the Community

Audience: Youth

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-CITC.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Citizenship-in-the-Community.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: BR-200

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A3
Location: BR-200

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A5
Location: BR-200

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Citizenship in the Community  – Eagle Required

Complete Requirement 2(b). Bring your chart to class.

Complete Requirement 3(a). Bring a note from an adult as proof.

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirement 5. Be prepared to discuss in class.

Complete Requirement 6. Be prepared to discuss in class.

Complete Requirement 7. Bring a note from an adult as proof.

Complete Requirement 8. Be prepared to present in class.

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Participant

Citizensihp in the Nation

Audience: Youth

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-CITN.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Citizenship-in-the-Nation.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-202

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BR-202

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A5
Location: BR-202

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Citizenship in the Nation – Eagle Required

Complete Requirement 2. Bring a note from an adult as proof.

 

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your articles or notes to class.  

Complete Requirement 6. Be prepared to discuss in class.  

Complete Requirement 8. Bring a copy of your letter(s) to class.

 

 

 

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Citizenship in the World

Audience: Youth

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.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-CITW.aspx

Merit Badge -http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Citizenship-in-the-World.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-203

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: BR-203

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A5
Location: BR-203

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BR-203

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A4
Location: BR-203

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A6
Location: BR-203

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Citizenship in the World – Eagle Required

Complete Requirement 3a. Be prepared to discuss in class.  

Complete Requirement 4. Be prepared to discuss in class. 

Complete Requirement 7. Bring your notes to class.  

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Full

Climbing

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $20.00

Climbing is not a sport that requires tremendous muscular strength; it demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice hard to master a set of skills. The adventure of climbing can also provide a new way to enjoy the outdoors.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge Information: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/OutdoorProgram/COPE/mb-CLIM.aspx

Merit Badge Worksheet - http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/e/e3/Climbing.pdf

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-4
Location: McGimsey Scout Park

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Climbing   - All Day

Complete Requirement 7 - Know your climbing knots

 Knots. Demonstrate the ability to tie each of the following knots. Give at least one example of how each knot is used in belaying, climbing, or rappelling.

  1. Figure eight on a bight
  2. Figure eight follow-through
  3. Water knot
  4. Double fisherman's knot (grapevine knot)
  5. Safety knot

NOTE:   This class will meet at McGimsey Scout Park at the OA Building..

IMPORTANT:   Scouts are responsible for their own transportation to this merit badge.

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Communications

Audience: Youth

This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: "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."

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge -

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-COMM.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Communications.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-204

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A3
Location: BR-204

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A5
Location: BR-204

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Communications – Eagle Required

Complete Requirement 1(d). Bring your notes to class.  

Complete Requirement 2(a). Be prepared to present in class.  

Complete Requirement 3. Bring a note from an adult as proof.  

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your presentation to class.  

Complete Requirement 5. Bring your report to class.  

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your plan and materials to class.  

Complete Requirement 7. Bring proof to class.  

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Crime Prevention

Audience: Youth

Preventing crime, which can be as simple as reducing the opportuntities for crime to occur, is far less costly than apprehending and bringing legal action against those who break the law and it helps save people from the anguish of being victims.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-CRIP.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Crime-Prevention.pdf

Home Security Check List - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/docs/Crime-Prevention-Home-Checklist.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: PA-163

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3
Location: PA-163

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A5
Location: PA-163

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites
Crime Prevention  

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your articles to class.

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your poster/announcement/presentation to class.

Complete Requirement 7. Choose a. Bring your notes to class

Choose b. Bring a note from an adult as proof.

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Emergency Preparedness

Audience: Youth

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.

 

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-EMER.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Emergency-Preparedness.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A3
Location: BR-218

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-218

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A5
Location: BR-218

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Emergency Preparedness  – Eagle Required

Bring verification that you earned the First Aid merit Badge.

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 6. Be prepared to discuss in class.

Complete Requirement 8. Be prepared to discuss in class. Bring your kit to class.

Complete Requirement 9b. Bring a letter from an adult as proof. Bring your plan.
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Full

Environmental Science

Audience: Youth

While earning the Environmental Science merit badge, Scouts will get a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist, making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-ENVS.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Environmental-Science.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-219

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BR-219

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A5
Location: BR-219

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Environmental Science   - Eagle Required

Complete Requirement 1. Bring your written section to class and be prepared to discuss.  

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your written section to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 5. Bring your written section to class and be prepared to discuss.  

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your written section to class and be prepared to discuss.

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Family Life

Audience: Youth

The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. The world is rapidly changing, making today's society much more complex than ever before. 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.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-FAML.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Family-Life.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: BR-214

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BR-214

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A5
Location: BR-214

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: BR-214

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A2
Location: BR-214

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A6
Location: BR-214

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Family Life – Eagle Required

Complete Requirement 1. Be prepared to discuss in class.

Complete Requirement 2. Bring a note from your parent or guardian as proof.

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your record to class.

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your report to class.

Complete Requirement 5. Bring a note from your parent or guardian as proof.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring a note from your parent or guardian as proof.

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Fingerprinting

Audience: Youth

In earning the Fingerprinting merit badge, Scouts will learn about and use an important technique that is used by law enforcement officers, along with other materials like matching dental records and DNA sampling, to help identify amnesia victims, missing persons, abducted children, and others.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge -http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-FING.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Fingerprinting.pdf

 


Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: PA-101

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3
Location: PA-101

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A5
Location: PA-101

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites
Fingerprinting 

There are no pre-requisites for this merit badge.  All work can be completed in class.  This is an excellent badge for younger scouts.



 
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Fire Safety

Audience: Youth

The ability to use fire safely is essential to human survival. By earning this merit badge, Scouts will learn to uses fire safely and responsibly, how to prevent home fires, and how to handle fire safely, as well as burn prevention, and camping safety.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-FIRE.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Fire-Safety.pdf

Home Safety Checklist - http://usscouts.org/mb/docs/Home-Safety-Checklist.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: OZ-142

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

Fire Safety

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your written notes to class.  Use Home Safety Checklist weblink provided in MB Description.

Complete Requirement 9. Bring your written notes to class.

Complete Requirement 12.  Bring your written notes to class.

 

    

 

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Forestry

Audience: Youth

In working through the Forestry merit badge requirements, Scouts will explore the remarkable complexity of a forest and identify many species of trees and plants and the roles they play in a forest's life cycle.They will also discover some of the resources forests provide to humans and come to understand that people have a very large part to play in sustaining the health of forests.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge -

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-FORE.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/c/cf/Forestry.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: PA-113

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A2
Location: PA-113

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A5
Location: PA-113

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A6
Location: PA-113

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Forestry

 

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your write up to class.  

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your write up to class.

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Full

Golf

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $15.00

Golf is unique because the players police themselves. Other sports depend upon referees or umpires to apply penalties when there are infractions of the rules. In golf, every player is expected to act honorably, and the welfare and integrity of the game rely on every player's honesty. This is why golf often is referred to as a "gentleman's game."

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-GOLF.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Golf.pdf

 

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A3
Location: BR-121

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Golf

Bring golf clubs, score card and golf balls.

Complete Requirement 1. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 5.  Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

IMPORTANT:   Scouts are responsible for their own transportation to this merit badge.


LOCATION:  San Antonio Driving Range & PAR 3

                      6102 San Pedro

       San Antonio, Texas

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Geocaching

Audience: Youth

The word geocache is a combination of "geo," which means "earth," and "cache," which means "a hiding place." Geocaching describes a hiding place on planet Earth - a hiding place you can find using a GPS unit. A GPS (Global Positioning System) unit is an electronic tool that shows you where to go based on information it gets from satellites in space.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-GEOCACHE.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/geocaching.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: PA-114

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A3
Location: PA-113

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Geocaching

IMPORANT:  Must have a GPS to participate (borrow one if necessary).  If you don't have one don't sign up for the merit badge!


Complete Requirement 1. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss. 

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss. 

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 7. Bring your written notes to class and be prepared to discuss.  

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Home Repairs

Audience: Youth

Successfully completing this badge's requirements can lead to a lifetime of personal and financial rewards: Doing basic home repairs provides a sense of personal pride in one's achievements and increased self-confidence. In addition, safe and successful do-it-yourselfers can easily save a family thousands of dollars in repair bills over the years.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

 Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-HOME.aspx

 Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Home-Repairs.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: PA-143

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: PA-143

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Home Repair

Complete Requirement 1. Bring written notes to class.

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Music

Audience: Youth

The history of music is rich and exciting. Through the ages, new music has been created by people who learned from tradition, then explored and innovated. All the great music has not yet been written. Today, the possibilities for creating new music are limitless.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-MUSC.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/music.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A2
Location: PA-101

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A4
Location: PA-101

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A6
Location: PA-101

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Music

This Merit Badge may be taken by musicians and non-musicians

 

#1 (non-musicians) - Be prepared to sing your favorite Scout Song.

 

#1 (musicians) - Be prepared to play a song on your instrument.  If you can not bring your instrument then bring a video recording of your performance on a USB flash drive.

 

#3a (all) - Listen or Watch 3 hours of any musical style on YouTube and bring 5 web addresses of your favorites.  Include artist's name and song name. (On YouTube: select SHARE and copy/paste the web address to a document)  Be ready to discuss why you like your choices.

 

#3d (all) - Be ready to discuss your favorite musical performer.  Know their musical style and how they influenced or changed or innovated music.


 
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Plant Science

Audience: Youth

Have you ever wondered why the leaves on a tree change from green to yellow or red in the autumn, or why only certain types of plants grow in valleys, while other types of plants grow on mountains? If you have ever asked questions like these, then you are on your way to becoming a plant scientist. Get some basics about the types, functions and importance of plants in this session. 

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge -http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-PLSC.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Plant-Science.pdf


Sessions
Full
Title: A5
Location: BR-121

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A6
Location: BR-101

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Plant Science 

Complete Requirement 1. Bring your notes to class.  

 

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Public Speaking

Audience: Youth

You might not think of yourself as a public speaker, but every time you speak to a group of your friends, classmates, or at a Scout meeting, you are presenting yourself and your views in public.  Even if you haven't stood at a podium on the stage and find the whole idea scary, sooner or later, someone is going to ask you to get up and say a few words.  If you are prepared, it won't be scary.  It can event be fun.

Learning to carry yourself well, speak effectively in public, listen carefully, and understand the needs of the audience are important skills that can help you throughout your life.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

http://www.scouting.org/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-PUBS.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Public-Speaking.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: BR-216

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3
Location: BR-216

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A5
Location: BR-216

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

Public Speaking

Complete Requirement 2. Bring talk and visual aids to class.  

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your speech to class.  

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Pulp and Paper

Audience: Youth

Here's an astonishing number to digest. Each person in the United States uses about 700 pounds of paper each year. Paper is everywhere in our lives. Every year in the United States, more than 2 billion individual books, 24 billion newspapers, and 350 million magazines are published on paper.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-PULP.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Pulp-and-Paper.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A1
Location: BR-127

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A2
Location: BR-127

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A3
Location: BR-127

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A4
Location: BR-127

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A5
Location: BR-127

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A6
Location: BR-127

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Pulp & Paper

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 7e. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 8. Bring your written section to class.

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Robotics

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $20.00

Earning the Robotics merit badge requires a Scout to understand how robots move (actuators), sense the environment (sensors), and understand what to do (programming); he should demonstrate robot design in building a robot. You should help ensure that the Scout has sufficiently explored the field of robotics to understand what it is about, and to discover whether this may be a field of interest for him as a career.

Sessions
 
Title: A2
Location: BR-121

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BR-121

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A4
Location: BR-121

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Robotics   3 Hours 

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 7. Bring your written section to class.

 
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Radio

Audience: Youth

Radio is a way to send information, or communications, from one place to another. Broadcasting includes both one-way radio (a person hears the information but can't reply) as well as two-way radio (where the same person can both receive and send messages).

 

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-RADO.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Radio.pdf

 


Sessions
 
Title: A3
Location: BR-123

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A5
Location: BR-123

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Radio 

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your diagram and notes to class.  

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your sketch and notes to class.  

Complete Requirement 5b&d. Bring your diagram and notes to class.  

Complete Requirement 9.  Choose ONE of the following; a. (Amateur Radio) OR b.(broadcast Radio) OR c. (Shortwave Listening) and bring extensive, detailed notes to class.



 
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Scouting Heritage

Audience: Youth

By earning this badge, Scouts can learn about the history of the origins of the Boy Scouts heritage and its place in modern society, and its impact on today's society and communities throughout the world.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-scout_heritage.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Scouting-Heritage.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A2
Location: BR-123

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Scouting Heritage

Complete Requirement 2a. Bring reports to class.

Complete Requirement 2a. Bring reports to class.

Complete Requirement 4. Bring journal(a) or report(b) to class.

Complete Requirement 5. Bring report and presentation to class.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring collection to class.

Complete Requirement 8. Bring interview notes to class.

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Full

Search and Rescue

Audience: Youth

It’s pretty darn easy to get lost in the wilderness. One poor decision or one mental lapse can land anyone in the middle of nowhere without the slightest clue how to get out.

That’s when search-and-rescue teams come in handy.

And though the average Boy Scout isn’t qualified to lead a full-fledged search-and-rescue mission, they can Be Prepared to help out when needed. That’s where the brand-new Search And Rescue merit badge comes in handy.

The S&R merit badge will cover skills like working around specialized teams such as aircraft, canine, and aquatic rescue teams, and identifying differences between search and rescue environments, such as coastal, wilderness, rural, and urban landscapes.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge -http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/snr.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Search-and-Rescue.pdf

 

 

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A5
Location: Mays Family Ranch

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Search & Rescue 

Complete requirement 1 and bring written notes to class.

Complete requirement 2 and bring written notes to class.

IMPORTANT:   Scouts are responsible for their own transportation to this merit badge.

Location: Mays Family Ranch

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Full

Sustainability

Audience: Youth

Sustainability is the capacity to endure. In ecology the word describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well being, which has ecological, economic, political and cultural dimensions. Sustainability requires the reconciliation of environmental, social equity and economic demands - also referred to as the "three pillars" of sustainability or (the 3 Es).

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-SUST.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Sustainability.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BR-210

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
  1. Have a family meeting, and ask family members to write down what they think sustainability means. Be sure to take notes. You will need this information again for requirement 5.

2.  Water A.

  1. Develop and implement a plan that attempts to reduce your family's water usage;
  2. As a family discuss water usage. To aid in your discussion, if past water bills are available, you may choose to examine a few.
  3. As a family, choose three ways to help reduce consumption.
  4. Implement those ideas for one month.
  5. Share what you learn with your counselor, and tell how your plan affected your family's water usage.

 

 2.  Food A.

  1. Develop and implement a plan that attempts to reduce your household food waste.
  2. Establish a baseline and then track and record your results for two weeks.
  3. Report your results to your family and counselor.

 

2.  Energy B.

  1. Develop and implement a plan that attempts to reduce consumption for one of your family's household utilities.
  2. Examine your family's bills for that utility for three months (past or current)
  3. As a family, choose three ways to help reduce consumption and be a better steward of this resource.
  4. Implement those ideas for one month.

 

Or

 

 2.  Energy C.

  1. Evaluate your family's fuel and transportation usage
  2. Review your family's transportation-related bills (gasoline, diesel, electric, public transportation, etc.) reflecting usage for three months (past or current).
  3. As a family choose three ways to help reduce consumption and be a better steward of this resource.
  4. Implement those ideas for one month.
  5. Share what you learned with your counselor, and tell how your plan affected upir family's transportation habits.

 

2.  Stuff A.

  1. Keep a log of stuff your family purchases (excluding food items) for two weeks. In your log, categorize each purchase as an essential need (such as soap) or desirable want (such as a DVD). Use the bank log form at the end.
  2. Share what you learn with your counselor.

 

4 Explore two of the categories. Have a discussion with your family about the two you select. In your discussion, include your observations, and best and worst practices. Share what you learn with your counselor.

 

  1. Plastic waste. Discuss the impact plastic waste has on the environment (land, water, air)

     

  2. Electronic waste. Choose three electronic devices in your household. Find out the average lifespan of each, what happens to these devices once they pass their useful life, and whether they can be recycled in whole or part.

     

  3. Food waste. Learn about the value of composting and how to start a compost pile.
  4. START a compost pile appropriate for your living situation.

     

  5. Species decline. Explain the term species (plant or animal) decline. Discuss the human activities that contribute to species decline, what can be done to help reverse the decline and its impact on sustainable environment.

     

  6. World Population. Learn how the world's population affects the sustainability of Earth. Discuss three human activities that may contribute to putting Earth at risk, now and in the future.

     

  7. Climate Change. Find a world map that shows the pattern of temperature change for a period of 100 years. Share this map with your counselor, and discuss three factors that scientists believe affect the global weather and temperature.

 

5. a.  After completing requirements 1 through 4, have a family meeting.

Discuss what your family has learned about what it means to be a sustainable citizen.

Talk about the behavioral changes and life choices your family can make to live more sustainably. Share what you learn with your counselor

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Traffic Safety

Audience: Youth

Staying safe in traffic wherever you live is getting more difficult all the time, as more and more people take to the road. Earning the Traffic Safety merit badge and will give Scouts some crucial tools to stay safer, when driving a car on a highway, riding a bike across town, or jogging across a busy street.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-TRFS.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Traffic-Safety.pdf

Sessions
 
Title: A2
Location: PA-163

Monday, December 28, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
 
Title: A4
Location: PA-163

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A6
Location: PA-163

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Traffic Safety

Complete Requirement 1. Bring your notes to class.

 

Complete Requirement 2b. Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirements 4b&c. Bring your notes and demonstrate in class.

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Full

Wood Carving

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $10.00

As with any art, wood carving involves learning the basics of design, along with material selection and tools and techniques, as well as wood-carving safety. The requirements of the Wood Carving merit badge introduce Scouts to an enjoyable hobby and that can become a lifetime activity.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Home/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/mb-WOOC.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Wood-Carving.pdf

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A4-5
Location: PA-143

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

Wood Carving

NOTE: This class meets on TWO Mornings to make a complete full day.   Please look at your schedule.

IMPORTANT:  Bring verification that you earned the Totin' Chip Recognition.  You cannot participate without it.  No refund if scout is not prepared.

Complete Requirement 1. Bring your notes to class and be prepared to discuss.

Complete Requirement 2a. Bring Totin Chip.

 

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