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Jan 23-24, 2016
Astronomy Merit Badge
Feb 27, 2016
Geocaching Merit Badge
Mar 19-20, 2016
Archery Merit Badge
Apr 9-10, 2016
Gardening Merit Badge
May 21, 2016
Forestry Merit Badge
Sep 17, 2016
Soil & Water Conservation Merit Badge
Oct 22, 2016
Plant Science Merit Badge
Dec 17, 2016
Model Design & Building

DEC - 2016 Mays Merit Badge Programs

Requirements for the merit badges will be completed on the day of the event, there need be no prerequisites completed before the class meeting that day, unless otherwise noted.

Scouts MUST come prepared with a signed BLUE-CARD from their ScoutMaster and all necessary materials with any prerequisites completed and properly documented BEFORE beginning of class.

Please provide a sack lunch for your Scout when they attend the merit badge class.

An activity or class B uniform is acceptable on the day of the events. Clothing should be appropriate for the weather.          

The courses offered are:

Astronomy: Scouts study how activities in space effect our planet and witness the wonders of the night sky: the nebulae, or 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.

Date: January 23-24, 2016

Time: 1:00am - 10:00am

Cost: $25

Geocaching: 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 obtained from satellites in space. Scouts learn how to use a GPS unit by using coordinates (waypoints) to find their geocache.

Date: February 27, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $20

Archery: In this two-day program, participants learn the principles of safe and effective archery. Under the supervision of a certified Rangemaster, participants will make their own bow, bow-string and arrow; and learn proper shooting techniques. After achieving required shooting scores, and upon completion of all other written and physical requirements with our instructors; your Scout will earn the Archery Merit badge at this event.

Date: March 19-20, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $25

Gardening: Humans have been growing plants for thousands of years. Farmers and horticulturists make their living growing food and other plants, while other people grow gardens for pleasure. Becoming a good gardener requires a Scout to understand the science of growing plants by preparing the soil, selecting and planting seed, and learning how to care for the growing plants.

Date: April 9-10, 2016 / May 21, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $25

Forestry: Scouts will explore the remarkable complexity of a forest and identify many species of trees and plants,  and explore the roles they play in a forests' 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.

Date: May 21, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $20

Soil & Water Conservation: Scouts will learn that Conservation isn’t just the responsibility of soil and plant scientists, hydrologists, wildlife managers, landowners, and the forest or mine owner alone. It is the duty of every person to learn more about the natural resources on which our lives depend, so that we can help make sure that these resources are used intelligently and cared for properly.

Date: September 17, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $20

Plant Science: Scouts will learn that plant scientists use their curiosity and knowledge to develop questions about the world of plants. Then they try to answer those questions with further observations and experiments in the laboratory and in the field. To earn this merit badge, Scouts will explore three of the most important plant science specialties: agronomy, horticulture, and field botany.

Date: October 22, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $20

Model Design & Building: Model making, the art of creating copies of objects that are either smaller or larger than the objects they represent, is not only an enjoyable and educational hobby, but it is widely used in the professional world for such things as creating special effects for movies, developing plans for buildings, and designing automobiles and airplanes.

Date: December 17, 2016

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cost: $20

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