Merit Badge University Spring 2016

Event Details

May7
Saturday, May 7, 2016 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 7, 2016 at Northwest Vista College. Troop Contact Registration: March 7 Scout Registration Opens: April 4

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-331

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: JH-331

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

Automotive Maintenance

Audience: Youth

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

 

Parking Information

Please look at the parking map.   You will enter the rear gate to the dealership. A tent will be set up outside our rear gate entrance as a starting point into the dealership.

Sessions
Full
Capacity: 15
Registered: 15
Title: A1-2
Location: Ken Bachelor Cadillac

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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.  

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: JH-333

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-333

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

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 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-343

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

Climbing

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $15.00

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 - Climbing Tower

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Climbing   - All Day

 

IMPORTANT:  Due to difficulty of merit badge Scout needs to be 14 years or older. 

 

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

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-231

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A1
Location: LOH-231

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-231

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-231

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: LOH-235

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: LOH-235

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: LOH-235

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: LOH-235

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

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-236

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-236

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-236

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-236

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: LOH-242

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: LOH-242

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: LOH-242

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Title: B4
Location: LOH-242

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

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: JH-302

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: JH-302

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: JH-302

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: JH-302

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: JH-303

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: JH-303

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: B3
Location: JH-303

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: JH-303

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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: JH-305

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-305

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1-2
Location: JH-309

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3-4
Location: JH-309

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

Digital Technology

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $5.00

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-130

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: MLH-130

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-101

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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-311

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-311

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

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://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Emergency-Preparedness.pdf

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: McGimsey - Dining Hall

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: McGimsey - Dining Hall

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Prerequisites

Emergency Preparedness  – Eagle Required

Requirement 1: Bring verification that you earned the First Aid merit Badge.

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

Requirement 6: Be prepared to discuss in class.

Requirement 7: Bring 1 case of Water bottles for service project.

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

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

IMPORTANT:   Bring 1 case of water (#7)

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Engineering

Audience: Youth

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-323

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-323

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

You need to be First Class and above to take this class.   This is a complicated merit badge and requires additional maturity. 

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-325

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-325

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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: JH-335

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: Jh-335

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: JH-335

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: JH-335

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Full
Title: B1
Location: JH-337

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: B2
Location: JH-337

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: B3
Location: JH-337

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: B4
Location: JH-337

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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: MLH-232

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: MLH-232

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: MLH-232

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: MLH-232

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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
Full

First Aid

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $5.00

First aid - caring for injured or ill persons until they can receive professional medical care - is an important skill for every Scout. With some knowledge of first aid, a Scout can provide immediate care and help to someone who is hurt or who becomes ill. First aid can help prevent infection and serious loss of blood. It could even save a limb or a life

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-4
Location: McGimsey - Dining Hall

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
First Aid

Complete Requirement 1.   Be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. 

Complete Requirement 2(d) .   Bring first-aid kit to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Fishing

Audience: Youth

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.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

Merit Badge - http://www.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Fishing.pdf

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

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: McGimsey - Dining Hall - Patio

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: McGimsey - Dining Hall - Patio

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Fishing

 

Complete Requirement 1.  Bring written notes to class. 

Complete Requirement 4.  Demonstrate each knot and written notes.

Complete Requirement 7.  Bring regulations & your written notes.

Complete Requirement 9.  Bring pictures for proof.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant

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
Full
Title: A1
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
 
Title: A4
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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.

 

    

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

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
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: McGimsey - Alamo Pavillion

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: McGimsey - Alamo Pavillion

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Forestry

Complete Requirement 4. Bring your write up to class.  

Complete Requirement 6. Bring your write up to class.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant
Full

Game Design

Audience: Youth

Game Design

Game design is the art of applying design and aesthetics to create a game to facilitate interaction between players for entertainment or for medical, educational, or experimental purposes. Game design can be applied both to games and, increasingly, to other interactions, particularly virtual ones.

Game design creates goals, rules, and challenges to define a sport, tabletop gamecasino gamevideo gamerole-playing game, or simulation that produces desirable interactions among its participants and, possibly, spectators.

Academically, game design is part of game studies, while game theory studies strategic decision making (primarily in non-game situations). Games have historically inspired seminal research in the fields of probabilityartificial intelligence, economics, and optimization theory. Applying game design to itself is a current research topic in metadesign

Sessions
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: JH-329

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: JH-329

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites

Game Design 

Complete Requirement 4. Write your game changes and describe how this changed the game.

Complete Requirement 5. Write up your new game into a game design notebook and bring to class.

Complete Requirement 6. Conduct a prototype of your game and write up the results.   make a change and write the results.  Be prepared to discuss in class.  

Complete Requirement 7. Write the results of the blind test.   This means having someone or a group of individuals play your game with no assistance from you. 

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 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: LOH-102

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: LOH-102

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: LOH-102

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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
Cancelled

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
Cancelled
Title: A1-4
Location: TBD

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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.

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: MLH-117

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: MLH-117

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

Orienteering

Audience: Youth

Orienteering

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."
Sessions
Full
Title: A1-4
Location: McGimsey - Archery Range

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
  1. Orienteering Merit Badge
    1. Refresh skills on how to read a map, use a compass and pace count.
    2. Take part in three orienteering courses.
    3. Learn how to set up and help run an orienteering course.
  2. Extensive pre-requisites required.
    1. Must understand how to and be comfortable using compass.
    2. If you do not know how to use a compass, please DO NOT sign up.
    3. Must be familiar with how to use a topographical maps.
    4. Purchase the BSA Orienteering Merit Badge book at the Scout store. Read and understand the following requirements prior to attending the course:

      1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4a-f, 6a-c.

  3. Required items: liquid fill orienteering compass (Silva recommended), small daypack with camel back or water bottles, pencil, medium field note pad, whistle, sun screen, insect repellent, sack lunch, 3-4 snacks, long pants, closed-toe comfortable hiking shoes, and hat.
  4. Watching following YouTube videos.
    1. “Silva Navigation school” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N8roXXgIhM
    2. Location on Map to Grid Referencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbzwIF0b89A
    3. Woodsmanship 101 - Navigation 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yli86dgFDw&ebc=ANyPxKqMVVxyGGNJQwvbrk9_yKtburmdEr4eqh0hXUHrzVApf946cqcRyQvIsP9l0ocXHKgc7zVM5n5Ypgi1Q_Mw3YebqPrCyw
    4. Woodsmanship 101 - Navigation II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-FsuV_3RLw&ebc=ANyPxKqMVVxyGGNJQwvbrk9_yKtburmdEr4eqh0hXUHrzVApf946cqcRyQvIsP9l0ocXHKgc7zVM5n5Ypgi1Q_Mw3YebqPrCyw
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: MLH-134

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: MLH-134

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: MLH-134

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: MLH-134

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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: JH-119

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: JH-119

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: JH-119

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: JH-119

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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: LOH-203

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-203

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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
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: MLH-117

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: MLH-117

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites
Complete requirement #8 and bring written 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 07, 2016 - 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

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
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-104

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-104

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

Salesmanship

Audience: Youth

By studying salesmanship, Scouts can learn self-confidence, motivation, friendliness, and the persistence necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems. Sales can offer a challenging and rewarding career for those who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life.

Weblink to Merit Badge information:

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

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

 

Parking Information

Please look at the parking map.   You will enter the rear gate to the dealership. A tent will be set up outside our rear gate entrance as a starting point into the dealership.



 
Sessions
Full
Title: A3
Location: Ken Bachelor Cadillac

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Prerequisites
Salesmanship

 Complete Requirement 5. 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-331

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: JH-331

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 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

Search and Rescue

Audience: Youth
Additional Fee: $5.00

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: A1-4
Location: White House

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites

Search & Rescue - 3 Hours

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

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 - http://www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Traffic-Safety.pdf

 

 

Sessions
Full
Title: A1
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Full
Title: A2
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Full
Title: A3
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Full
Title: A4
Location: McGimsey - Sports Court

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Prerequisites
Traffic Safety

Complete Requirement 1. Bring your notes to class.

 

 

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant

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
 
Title: A1-2
Location: LOH-201

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3-4
Location: LOH-201

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Prerequisites
Youth must be 14 years or older
Available to these Registration Types
CPR / AED Training

Birdy 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
Full
Title: A1-2
Location: McGimsey - Campsite 1

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM
 
Title: A3-4
Location: McGimsey - Campsite 1

Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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.

Available to these Registration Types
Youth Participant