Merit Badge University Spring 2015

Event Details

May9
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
Northwest Vista College
3535 North Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
A one day event hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, for Boy Scouts in the 6th-12th Grade or ages 11-17 to earn up to four merit badges to help with their path to earn their Eagle Scout rank and serve our community. Merit Badge University (MBU) is a bi-annual event hosted by the Alamo Area Council. MBU will be held on May 9, 2015 at Northwest Vista College.

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://www.usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/American-Heritage.pdf

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: JH-335

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: JH-335

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

American Heritage

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




Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
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: A1-2
Location: LOH-221

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-221

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Aviation

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

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

Complete Requirement 4. Bring pictures of you at location.  Write up what you have learned and bring to class

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Bugling

Audience: Youth
Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: BDWK-92

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: BDWK-92

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Bugling 3 Hours

Complete Requirement 1 and bring written notes to class.

Complete requirement 4 and bring written notes to class.

Complete requirement 5 and bring written notes to class

IMPORTANT:  2 years experience of playing bugle, trumpet or coronet is required.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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:

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

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-343

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-343

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites
Chemistry    3 Hours  

 

Complete Requirement 3. Bring Cartesian Diver to class and written notes.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring written section to class.

Complete Requirement 7. Bring written section to class.

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Chess

Audience: Youth

Chess explores a game that requires critical thinking skills, deep concentration, and abstract reasoning.  Requirements for achieving the chess merit badge include such things as learning scorekeeping using the algebraic system of chess notation and explaining the four rules for castling. Additionally, Scouts must teach someone else how to play chess, play in a chess tournament, or organize a competition.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: BDWK-42

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: BDWK-42

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Chess    3 Hours  

Complete Requirement 4.  Bring written section to class.

Complete Requirement 5.  Bring written section to class.

Scout must bring a chess set.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-103

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A1
Location: LOH-103

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-103

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-103

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: LOH-104

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: LOH-104

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: LOH-104

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: LOH-104

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Citizenship in the Community   1.5 Hours – 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.  

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Citizenship in the Nation

Audience: Youth

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.

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: LOH-115

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-115

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-115

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-115

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: LOH-117

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: LOH-117

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: LOH-117

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: LOH-117

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 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.  

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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:

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

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: LOH-108

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-108

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-108

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-108

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: LOH-121

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: LOH-121

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: LOH-121

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: LOH-121

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Citizenship in the World – Eagle RequiredComplete Requirement 3a. Be prepared to discuss in class.  

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.  

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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: A1-2
Location: LOH-210

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-210

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1-2
Location: LOH-212

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3-4
Location: LOH-210

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Communications – Eagle Required

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.

Complete Requirement 8. Bring proof to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Collections

Audience: Youth

Collecting can be an educational and financially rewarding pastime: a collector must educate himself about a specific subject, be able to tell which items are worth preserving, how to catalog and organize his collection, and how to evaluate the value of items.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: BDWK-72

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: BDWK-72

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BDWK-72

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: BDWK-72

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Collections    1.5 Hours 

Complete Requirement 1.  Bring your report to class.

Complete Requirement 3.  Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirement 5.  Bring your notes to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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: LOH-236

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-236

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-236

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-236

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Crime Prevention   1.5 Hours

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.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Digital Technology

Audience: Youth

Digital Technology merit badge provides gives scouts insight into how a computer works.  They will learn the different parts of a computer and how they inter-operate; and will provide an overview of the various career opportunities that exist in the computer related industry.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: MLH-220

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: MLH-220

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Digital Technology   3 Hours

Complete Requirement 1.  Bring your notes to class

Complete Requirement 4.  Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirement 5.  Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirement 7.  Bring your notes to class.

Complete Requirement 9.  Bring your notes to class.  

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Electronics

Audience: Youth

Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-101

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-101

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Electronics   3 Hours  

Complete Requirement 1.  Bring written section to class.

Complete Requirement 2.  Bring written notes and schematic diagram to class.

Complete Requirement 5.  Bring written section to class.

Complete Requirement 6.  Bring written section to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Electricity

Audience: Youth

Electricity is a powerful and fascinating force of nature. As early as 600 b.c., observers of the physical world suspected that electricity existed but did not have a name for it. In fact, real progress in unraveling the mystery of electricity has come only within the last 250 years.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

Merit Badge Workbook - http://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/9/9f/Electricity.pdf

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: JH-337

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-337

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Electricity  

Complete Requirement 2.  Bring home safety inspection list to class.

Complete Requirement 8.  Bring diagram to class.

Complete Requirement 9.  Bring written notes to class.

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Engineering

Audience: Anyone

Engineers use both science and technology to turn ideas into reality, devising all sorts of things, ranging from a tiny, low-cost battery for your cell phone to a gigantic dam across the mighty Yangtze River in China.

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: JH-315

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-315

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

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 3. Bring your written section to class and be prepared to discuss.  

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

 

Complete Requirement 8. Bring your written section to class and be prepared to discuss.  

 

Complete Requirement 9. Bring your written section to class and be prepared to discuss.  

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
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: A1-2
Location: JH-309

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-309

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 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 3(e). Bring your report to class and be prepared to discuss.

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

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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
Full
Title: A1
Location: LOH-203

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-203

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-203

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-203

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: LOH-219

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: LOH-219

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: LOH-219

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: LOH-219

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 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. 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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
Full
Title: A1
Location: BDWK-81

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: BDWK-81

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: BDWK-81

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: BDWK-81

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: BDWK-82

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: BDWK-82

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: BDWK-82

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: BDWK-82

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
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.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant

Fishing

Audience: Anyone
In Scouting for Boys, Baden-Powell offers this advice: "Every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself. A tenderfoot [beginner] who starved on the bank of a river full of fish would look very silly, yet it might happen to one who had never learned to catch fish."
Sessions
 
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-301

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-301

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Prerequisites

Requirement #9 - Complete and bring proof of completion via photograph of you and fish.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Geology

Audience: Youth

Geology is the study of Earth. It includes the study of materials that make up Earth, the processes that change it, and the history of how things happened, including human civilization, which depends on natural materials for existence.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: LOH-102

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-102

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-102

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-102

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Geology pre-requisites

Complete Requirement 4b. Bring notes on process to class.

Complete Requirement 5. Bring your notes/written section / examples to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Horsemanship

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $20.00

Scouts will learn how to safely ride and care for horses, Scouts who earn this merit badge will gain an understanding of the instincts and behaviors of horses and humane and effective methods for training horses.

 Location: 

Country Lane Stables

502 Country Lane
Cibilo, Tx 78108


 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-4
Location: TBD

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Horsemanship 3.0 Hours

Complete requirement 1 and bring your written notes to class.

Complete requirement 2 and bring your written notes to class.

Complete requirement 3 and bring your written notes to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Mammal Study

Audience: Youth

A mammal may weigh as little as 1/12 ounce, as do some shrews, or as much as 150 tons, like the blue whale. It may spring, waddle, swim, or even fly. But if it has milk for its young, has hair of some kind, is relatively intelligent, and has warm blood, then it is a mammal.

 Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

 

 
 

 

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: JH-333

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: JH-333

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

Manual Study 1.5 Hours

Complete Requirement 3 and bring written notes to class.

Complete Requirement 4 and bring written notes to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Mining in Society

Audience: Youth

Mining is highly important in society. From communications, transportation, power, construction, agriculture, and medicine to education, entertainment, and recreation, nearly every aspect of society relies on mining. The materials found within a host of widely used items (or found in the machines used to produce those items) come from a mine.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Mining-in-Society.pdf

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: JH-109

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-109

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Mining in Society

Complete requirement 1 and bring written notes to class.

Complete requirement 2 and bring written notes to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Medicine

Audience: Youth

The practice of medicine has a rich history that spans several centuries. Since the first use of plants and other items as simple medicines and balms, many men and women have contributed to the advancement of the "healing arts."

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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


 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-312

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-312

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Medicine

Complete Requirements 1-7, 10. Bring your notes/report/proof to class.

Please note: for Dr.’s office visit, bring school admit form, letterhead or written prescription as proof.

 

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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: A1-2
Location: BDWK-41

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: BDWK-41

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Music

Complete Requirement 1. Be prepared to perform in class.

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your report to class.

Requirement 3(c). Bring a note from your instructor/teacher.

Complete Requirement 4.(b,c,d) Bring your project to class.

Time restraints will make it impossible to honor 4a.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Photography

Audience: Youth

Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs into more than snapshots. Good photographs tell us about a person, a news event, a product, a place, a scientific breakthrough, an endangered animal, or a time in history.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: LOH-237

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-237

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-237

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-237

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites
Photography

 

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 4(b). Bring your display to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Pulp & 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
Full
Title: A1
Location: MLH-204

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: MLH-204

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: MLH-204

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: MLH-204

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 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.

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: JH-331

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-331

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Radio   1.5 Hours 

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.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant

Railroading

Audience: Youth

By earning this badge, Scouts can learn about the history of railroading, its place in modern society, careers in railroading, and hobbies related to railroading.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

Merit Badge Workbook - www.usscouts.org/mb/mb094.asp

 

Sessions
 
Title: A1-4
Location: 7702 Narrow Pass

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Railroading

Complete Requirement 1. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 3. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 5. Bring your written section to class.

Complete Requirement 7. Bring your written section to class.

 

Class will be held out SAMRA

7702 Narrow Pass

Live Oak, Texas 78233

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Reptile and Amphibian Study

Audience: Youth

Boys always have been interested in snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators, as well as frogs and salamanders. Developing knowledge about these captivating creatures leads to an appreciation for all native wildlife; understanding the life cycle of a reptile or amphibian and keeping one as a pet can be a good introduction to natural history; and knowing about venomous species can help Scouts to be prepared to help in case of an emergency.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/advancementandawards/meritbadges/mb-raas.aspx

Merit Badge Workbook - http://www.usscouts.org/gold/mb/worksheets/Reptile-and-Amphibian-Study.pdf

 

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A3
Location: JH-333

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: JH-333

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Pre-requisites

Complete requirement #8 and bring written notes to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Robotics

Audience: Youth

 

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
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-310

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-310

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 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.

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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
Full
Title: A3
Location: JH-335

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: JH-335

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Scouting Heritage 1.5 Hours

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

 Complete Requirement 6. Bring collection to class.

 Complete Requirement 8. Bring interview notes to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
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: A1-2
Location: JH-311

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-311

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 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

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Weather

Audience: Youth

Meteorology is the study of Earth's atmosphere and its weather and the ways in which temperature, wind, and moisture act together in the environment. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, Scouts can learn about extreme weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and how to stay safe.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

 

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: JH-311

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: JH-311

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: JH-311

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: JH-311

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Weather

Complete Requirement 2. Bring your written assignment to class.

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your diagram to class.

Complete Requirement 9a. Bring your instrument and written log to class.

Complete Requirement 10. Bring your written assignment to class.

Complete Requirement 11. Bring your written assignment to class.

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant

Scoutmaster Training

Audience: Adults

Scoutmaster Training

Sessions
Capacity: 20
Registered: 7
Title: A1-4

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

21 years old and a registered leader

Available to these Registration Types
Scoutmaster Training

CPR / AED Training

Audience: Anyone

American Heart Association Class Fees

     o CPR / AED - $45

     o High Adventure trips require CPR & Wilderness First Aid training

IMPORTANT: No refunds will be provided after May 1st for these classes regardless of

attendance or medical emergency. Materials will be ordered and costs incurred

prior to class.

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-201

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-201

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Youth must be 14 years or older
Available to these Registration Types
CPR / AED Training

Venture: Time Management and Goal Setting

Audience: Anyone

Finding a successful time management strategy depends on a person’s personality, ability to self-motivate and level of self-discipline. This course introduces established methods for improving a Venturer’s ability to effectively manage the events in his or her life in relation to time.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Venturers will:

 Increase their awareness of time management strategies

 Implement self-selected strategies

• Predict external time wasters

• Examine how they spend their time

• Model how to set priorities

• Organize tasks by category

• Assess the importance of using a planning tool

• Perform work in a timely manner

• Schedule time appropriately

Sessions
Capacity: 20
Registered: 7
Title: A1-4
Location: MLH-130

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Venture Training

Venture: Leadership Skills for Crews

Audience: Anyone
The purpose of the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews course is to teach crew members with leadership positions about their new roles and how to most effectively reach success in that role. It is intended to help Venturers in leadership positions within their crew understand their responsibilities and to equip them with organizational and leadership skills to fulfill those responsibilities
Sessions
Capacity: 20
Registered: 1
Title: B3
Location: MLH-130

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 1:00 PM to 2:29 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Venture Training

Venture: Crew Officer Orientation

Audience: Anyone
Venturing is a program in which young adults - male and female age 14 to 20 take a lead role in organizing and running their own high adventure activities. This multi media program covers specific leadership skill in program planning, money earning, and running effective committees.
Sessions
Capacity: 20
Registered: 2
Title: B4
Location: MLH-130

Saturday, May 09, 2015 - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Available to these Registration Types
Venture Training