Merit Badge Saturday

Event Details

May14
Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation
402 Blue Mountain Rd, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
The Council Advancement Committee is seeking merit badge counselors for the following merit badges:Crime Prevention, Electricity, Fingerprinting, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Law, Plumbing, Scouting Heritage, & Signs, Signals & Codes. If you would like to volunteer, for this one day event, please contact either Leon Grim at grimvalley@aol.com or David Muldowney at david.muldowney@scouting.org. Thank you for considering your participation in this Scouting Event.

Activity Information

Full

Electricity MB

Audience: Youth

ELECTRICITY

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.

Sessions
Full
Capacity: 12
Title: Electricity

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

2)    Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in the Electricity merit badge pamphlet or one approved by your counselor. Discuss what you find with your counselor.

3)    Make a simple electromagnet and use it to show magnetic attraction and repulsion.

9a)  Read an electric meter and, using your family's electric bill, determine the energy cost from the meter readings.

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Full

Fingerprinting MB

Audience: Youth

FINGERPRINTING

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.

Sessions
Full
Capacity: 12
Title: Fingerprinting

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Prerequisites
None
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Full

Fishing MB

Audience: Youth

FISHING

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
Full
Capacity: 12
Title: Fishing

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

7)     Obtain and review the regulations affecting game fishing where you live. Explain why they were adopted and what is accomplished by following them.

9)     Catch at least one fish and identify it. If regulations and health concerns permit, clean and cook a fish you have caught. Otherwise, acquire a fish and cook it.

 BRING FISHING ROD

 

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Fly Fishing MB

Audience: Youth

FLY-FISHING

Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Because it is so rich with tradition, it is a passion for millions of people. The beauty of the water, the solitude, and the skills that the sport requires have made fly-fishing very important in the lives of many notable people.

Sessions
Capacity: 12
Title: Fly Fishing

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Prerequisites

8)    Obtain and review a copy of the regulations affecting game fishing where you live or where you plan to fish. Explain why they were adopted and what is accomplished by following them.

 

10)   Catch at least one fish and identify it. If local fishing and health regulations allow, clean and cook a fish you have caught. Otherwise, acquire a fish and cook it.

 BRING FISHING ROD

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Full

Crime Prevention MB

Audience: Youth

 CRIME PREVENTION

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.

Sessions
Full
Capacity: 12
Title: Crime Prevention

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Prerequisites

2)    Prepare a notebook of newspaper and other clippings that address crime and crime prevention efforts in your community.

5)    Teach your family or patrol members how to protect themselves from crime at home, at school, in your community, and while traveling.

6)    Help raise awareness about one school safety issue facing students by doing ONE of the following:

a.  Create a poster for display on a school bulletin board.

b.  With permission from school officials, create a page-long public service announcement that could be read over the public address system at school or posted on the school's Web site.

c. Make a presentation to a group such as a Cub Scout den that addresses the issue.

7)    Do one of the following:

a.  Assist in the planning and organization of a crime prevention program in your community such as Neighborhood Watch, Community Watch, or Crime Stoppers. Explain how this program can benefit your neighborhood.

b.  With your parent's and counselor's approval, visit a jail or detention facility or a criminal court hearing. Discuss your experience with your counselor.

     

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    Scouting Heritage MB

    Audience: Youth
    SCOUTING HERITAGE
    Sessions
    Capacity: 12
    Title: Scouting Heritage

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Prerequisites

    4)    Do ONE of the following:

    a.  Attend either a BSA national jamboree, OR world Scout jamboree, OR a national BSA high-adventure base. While there, keep a journal documenting your day-to-day experiences. Upon your return, report to your counselor what you did, saw, and learned. You may include photos, brochures, and other documents in your report.

    b. Write or visit the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. Obtain information about this facility. Give a short report on what you think the role of this museum is in the Scouting program.

    c.  Visit an exhibit of Scouting memorabilia or a local museum with a Scouting history gallery, or (with your parent’s permission and counselor’s approval) visit with someone in your council who is recognized as a dedicated Scouting historian or memorabilia collector. Learn what you can about the history of Boy Scouting. Give a short report to your counselor on what you saw and learned.

    5)    Learn about the history of your unit or Scouting in your area. Interview at least two people (one from the past and one from the present) associated with your troop. These individuals could be adult unit leaders, Scouts, troop committee members, or representatives of your troop's chartered organization. Find out when your unit was originally chartered. Create a report of your findings on the history of your troop, and present it to your patrol or troop or at a court of honor, and then add it to the troop's library. This presentation could be in the form of an oral/written report, an exhibit, a scrapbook, or a computer presentation such as a slide show.

    8)    Interview at least three people (different from those you interviewed for requirement 5) over the age of 40 who were Scouts. Find out about their Scouting experiences. Ask about the impact that Scouting has had on their lives. Share what you learned with your counselor.

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    Signs, Signals, Codes MB

    Audience: Youth
    SIGNS, SIGNALS AND CODES
    Sessions
    Capacity: 12
    Title: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Prerequisites
    7)    On a Scout outing, lay out a trail for your patrol or troop to follow. Cover at least one mile in distance and use at least six different trail signs and markers. After the Scouts have completed the trail, follow no-trace principles by replacing or returning trail markers to their original locations.
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    Full

    Plumbing MB

    Audience: Youth

    PLUMBING

    Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas heating, and many other purposes.

    Sessions
    Full
    Capacity: 12
    Title: Plumbing

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Prerequisites

    2)    Do the following:

    a.  Make a drawing and explain how a home hot- and cold-water supply system works. Tell how you would make it safe from freezing.

    b.  Make a drawing and explain the drainage system of the plumbing in a house. Show and explain the use of drains and vents.

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    Law MB

    Audience: Youth

    LAW

    Earning this merit badge enables a Scout to learn about the history and kinds of laws, the purpose and methods of law enforcement, consumer protection agencies, emerging law, and careers in the legal profession.

    Sessions
    Capacity: 12
    Title: Law

    Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Prerequisites

    4)    Ask five people (not more than one from your immediate family) about the role of law enforcement officers in our society. Discuss their answers with them. Go to a law enforcement officer in your neighborhood and ask about his or her responsibilities and duties. Report your findings.

    6)     Do ONE of the following:

    a.  Attend a session of a civil or criminal court. Write 250 words or more on what you saw.

    b.  Plan and conduct a mock trial with your troop or school class. After the trial is over, discuss it with the group.

     

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