2022 University of Scouting - Class Catalog - Greater St. Louis Area Council

 
2022 University of Scouting - Class Catalog - Greater St. Louis Area Council
2022 University of Scouting
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Name                 Title                        Phone                     Email
Greg Gunyon                                       618.407.7766              gregory.gunyon@gmail.com
Donna Baer           Program Assistant            314.256.3126              donna.baer@scouting.org
Kim Blumenberg       Training & Advancement       314.256.3074              kim.blumenberg@scouting.org

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                                     UofS Special Needs College (All) (Scheduled Classes)
SN103      11:10-12 PM                   Advancement for Scouts with Special Needs
                                         An important class to have to explore ways to modify the Scouting program to help
Steve Gruendler                          advance Scouts with Special Needs. Resources available to leaders will be discussed.
Days: Sa                                 The process for completing the Alternate Eagle Merit Badge Application will be
                                         explained.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN103      6-6:50 PM                     Advancement for Scouts with Special Needs
                                         An important class to have to explore ways to modify the Scouting program to help
Eleanor Philips                          advance Scouts with Special Needs. Resources available to leaders will be discussed.
Days: We                                 The process for completing the Alternate Eagle Merit Badge Application will be
                                         explained.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN106      1:40-2:30 PM                  Camping for Scouts with Disabilities
                                         Helping you prepare the Scout, Parents and Leaders for potential challenges faced by
Eleanor Philips                          youth with Special Needs. We will help you create a more positive camping adventure
Days: Sa                                 for all youth in your Unit, including those that have atypical abilities and challenges.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN106      7-7:50 PM                     Camping for Scouts with Disabilities
                                         Helping you prepare the Scout, Parents and Leaders for potential challenges faced by
Eleanor Philips                          youth with Special Needs. We will help you create a more positive camping adventure
Days: Th                                 for all youth in your Unit, including those that have atypical abilities and challenges.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN120      3:40-4:30 PM                  Special Needs Discussion Forum
                                         Question and answer time to help guide you and give you resources on your specific
Amy West                                 questions and concerns. This forum will be led by adults and youth with the experience
Days: Sa                                 and knowledge to help you.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN120      6-6:50 PM                     Special Needs Discussion Forum
                                         Question and answer time to help guide you and give you resources on your specific
Amy West                                 questions and concerns. This forum will be led by adults and youth with the experience
Days: Th                                 and knowledge to help you.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN110      9:10-10 AM                    Special Needs Scouting Overview
                                         Do you have a youth in your Unit with a special need? Come and explore the question
Nick Schubert                            "What is a special need?" Each Scout is unique and can be challenging but some
Days: Sa                                 Scouts just require extra resources. Come learn about the many resource and the
                                         advisory staff available to you help you and your youth have a successful Scouting
                                         program. All Scouts have special and individual needs; "disabilities" are simply one
                                         example of this.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

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SN110      5-5:50 PM                     Special Needs Scouting Overview
                                         Do you have a youth in your Unit with a special need? Come and explore the question
Nick Schubert                            "What is a special need?" Each Scout is unique and can be challenging but some
Days: Th                                 Scouts just require extra resources. Come learn about the many resource and the
                                         advisory staff available to you help you and your youth have a successful Scouting
                                         program. All Scouts have special and individual needs; "disabilities" are simply one
                                         example of this.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN113      2:40-3:30 PM                  Supporting Scouts with AD/HD: Tips for Scout and Youth Leaders
                                         Many Scouts demonstrate the hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention that are
Julia Lasater                            characteristic of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The aims and methods of the
Days: Sa                                 Scouting program make it an outstanding opportunity for those with AD/HD
                                         characteristics to develop and enhance the skills that can lead to success in school, in
                                         relationships with others, and in life. The following training focuses on explaining these
                                         characteristics, demonstrating the challenges and opportunities they provide for Scout
                                         and Youth leaders, guiding them in developing strategies for supporting Scouts with
                                         AD/HD, and enabling them to assist Scouts in getting the most out of the Scouting
                                         program
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN113      7-7:50 PM                     Supporting Scouts with AD/HD: Tips for Scout and Youth Leaders
                                         Many Scouts demonstrate the hyperactivity, impulsivity, and/or inattention that are
Julia Lasater                            characteristic of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. The aims and methods of the
Days: We                                 Scouting program make it an outstanding opportunity for those with AD/HD
                                         characteristics to develop and enhance the skills that can lead to success in school, in
                                         relationships with others, and in life. The following training focuses on explaining these
                                         characteristics, demonstrating the challenges and opportunities they provide for Scout
                                         and Youth leaders, guiding them in developing strategies for supporting Scouts with
                                         AD/HD, and enabling them to assist Scouts in getting the most out of the Scouting
                                         program
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN112      10:10-11 AM                   Working with Scouts With ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
                                         The Acronym ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder and while you may not have
Paul and Kathy Stamer                    Scouts on the severe end of the spectrum, there are certainly Scouts who have some
Days: Sa                                 of the challenges that this disorder presents. Knowing how to manage these challenges
                                         so our Scouts can get the most out of the Scouting program is important. This session
                                         is meant as an introduction to this disorder and will suggest ways to get to know these
                                         Scouts so they can achieve their goals. The course will cover language and behavior
                                         that are used by the Scouts, as well as language and behavior that might be useful to
                                         use to the Scouts.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

SN112      5-5:50 PM                     Working with Scouts With ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
                                         The Acronym ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder and while you may not have
Paul and Kathy Stamer                    Scouts on the severe end of the spectrum, there are certainly Scouts who have some
Days: We                                 of the challenges that this disorder presents. Knowing how to manage these challenges
                                         so our Scouts can get the most out of the Scouting program is important. This session
                                         is meant as an introduction to this disorder and will suggest ways to get to know these
                                         Scouts so they can achieve their goals. The course will cover language and behavior
                                         that are used by the Scouts, as well as language and behavior that might be useful to
                                         use to the Scouts.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

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                                         UofS STEM College (Adult) (Scheduled Classes)
ST115       2:40-4:30 PM                 Hands-on Experiments for the STEM Nova Program
                                         Now that you know about the STEM Nova program, come and learn hands-on
Teresa Colletti                          experiments for all levels of scouting: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing. Hands-
Days: Sa                                 on training will take you through slime, bungee jumping, roller coasters, catapults and
                                         more! This is a great opportunity to take back experiments for your Pack, Troop or
                                         Crew. Appropriate for leaders of all levels. Youth at first class or above are welcome to
                                         attend.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

ST113       9:10-10 AM                   Intro to the STEM Nova Program
                                         STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is inherent in all of scouting. Learn
Teresa Colletti                          the details of the STEM Nova program and how scouts can have fun while earning the
Days: Sa                                 STEM Nova Awards. Appropriate for leaders of all levels.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

ST114       11:10-12 PM                  Nova Counselor and Supernova Mentor Training
                                         Learn how adults can work as Nova Counselors or Supernova Mentors with youth. Earn
Teresa Colletti                          a trained card for these roles and learn how to submit the application to council. Pre-
Days: Sa                                 requisite is a solid understanding of the STEM Nova program or taking the Intro to the
                                         STEM Nova Program class. Appropriate for leaders of all levels.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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                                    UofS Adult Leader Training College (Scheduled Classes)
AL107      1:40-2:30 PM                  Charter Organization Representative (COR) Training
                                         Training for the COR gives the participant an understanding of the important role they
Roger Engelbart                          play in the organization of the Boy Scouts of America. Topics include: How Scouting
Days: Sa                                 Operates, Duties, The District Committee, and Case Study problem solving.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL109      3:40-4:30 PM                  Hazardous Weather Training
                                         Leaders must complete Hazardous Weather Training to be considered position trained.
George Ripplinger                        Much of Scouting occurs outdoors and keeping an eye on the weather can make a
Days: Sa                                 world of difference. Learn what to look for to keep your Scouts safe!
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL111      9:10-10 AM                    Leader Training - All Cub Scout Positions
                                         At the end of 2 sessions your training record will be updated to reflect you have
Lynn Taylor                              completed training. To receive credit you must take AL111 and one of the following
Days: Sa                                 (depending on your current position):
                                         (AL112 for Committee Chair or Committee Member )
                                         (AL113 for Cubmaster & Assistant Cubmaster)
                                         (AL114 for Den Leader or Assistant Den Leader)
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL116      1:40-2:30 PM                  Leader Training - All Scouts BSA Positions
                                         At the end of 2 sessions your training record will be updated to reflect you have
Malcolm Bliss                            completed training. To receive credit you must take AL116 and one of the following
Days: Sa                                 (depending on your current position):
                                         (AL117 for Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster)
                                         (AL118 for Troop Committee Chair)
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL112      10:10-11 AM                   Leader Training - Cub Scout Committee Chair or Committee Member Training
                                         To receive credit you must take AL111 in addition to this class. (If you need Hazardous
Lynn Taylor                              Weather Training it must be taken separately to be considered "trained" for your
Days: Sa                                 position).
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL113      10:10-11 AM                   Leader Training - Cubmaster & Assistant Cubmaster
                                         To receive credit you must take AL111 in addition to this class. (AL113 Includes
John Murphy                              Hazardous Weather Training!).
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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AL114      10:10-11 AM                   Leader Training - Den Leader or Assistant Den Leader
                                         To receive credit you must take AL111 in addition to this class. (AL114 Includes
                                         Hazardous Weather Training!).
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL117      2:40-3:30 PM                  Leader Training - Scoutmaster & Assistant Scoutmaster
                                         To receive credit you must take AL116 in addition to this class. (If you need Hazardous
Robert Goodrich                          Weather Training it must be taken separately to be considered "trained" for your
Days: Sa                                 position).
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL118      2:40-3:30 PM                  Leader Training - Troop Committee Chair
                                         To receive credit you must take AL116 in addition to this class.
Malcolm Bliss                            Minimum Age: 18
Days: Sa                                 Maximum number of participants: 30

AL115      1:40-2:30 PM                  Merit Badge Counselor Orientation
                                         Learn how Merit Badges fit into the advancement program, what you need to do to
John Goodwin                             become a Merit Badge Counselor, BSA and GSLAC procedures to follow, "Blue Cards,"
Days: Sa                                 and the nuts and bolts of working with Scouts on Merit Badges.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

AL200      9:10-4:30 PM                  Trainer's EDGE
                                         While the Trainer's EDGE is a required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and
Paul Ke                                  NYLT staffs, it is also for other trainers wishing to enhance their training and
Days: Sa                                 presentation skills.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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                                  UofS Scouts BSA College (Adult only) (Scheduled Classes)
BS105        10:10-12 PM                 Board of Review Training
                                         What's the purpose of a Board of Review? Learn how to use it to further the Boy Scout
Tom Elliff                               program. You will plan and conduct a Board of Review with an eye to the individual
Days: Sa                                 Scout.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

BS105        6-7:55 PM                   Board of Review Training
                                         What's the purpose of a Board of Review? Learn how to use it to further the Boy Scout
Tom Elliff                               program. You will plan and conduct a Board of Review with an eye to the individual
Days: We                                 Scout.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

BS120        9:10-10 AM                  Knots
                                         Learn what to and not to do when tying knots and how to teach youth to tie basic
Dennis Gallagher                         knots.
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

BS121        10:10-11 AM                 Lashings
                                         Lashings are different from knots! A lashing is an arrangement of rope, wire, or
Dennis Gallagher                         webbing with linking device used to secure and fasten two or more items together in a
Days: Sa                                 somewhat rigid manner.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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                                        UofS Scouts BSA College (All) (Scheduled Classes)
BS118     1:40-2:30 PM                    Cold Weather Camping
                                          Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean that Scouts have to stay inside! How to
Dennis Branson                            safely camp in the winter!
Days: Sa                                  Maximum number of participants: 30

BS113     9:10-10 AM                      Dutch Oven Cooking
                                          Taking the mystery out of the old cast iron pots. This course is covers the basics of
Scott McLaren                             Dutch Oven cooking. Learn how to care for and cook in a Dutch Oven.
Days: Sa                                  Maximum number of participants: 30

BS101     9:10-10 AM                      The REAL Patrol Method
                                          Baden-Powell said, "The Patrol Method is not a way to run a Boy Scout Troop...It is the
Greg Giedeman                             ONLY way!" How to make sure your Troop is run according to the Patrol Method, not
Days: Sa                                  the Troop method. What's the difference anyway?
                                          Maximum number of participants: 30

BS101     6-6:50 PM                       The REAL Patrol Method
                                          Baden-Powell said, "The Patrol Method is not a way to run a Boy Scout Troop...It is the
Greg Giedeman                             ONLY way!" How to make sure your Troop is run according to the Patrol Method, not
Days: Th                                  the Troop method. What's the difference anyway?
                                          Maximum number of participants: 30

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                                   UofS Cub Scout College (Adult only) (Scheduled Classes)
CS238      10:10-11 AM                   A-hiking We Will Go - Hitting the Trail with Cubs
                                         Prepare your Pack for hiking. Get resources for local hikes, recommendations for hiking
William Ralston                          gear and essentials, and learn how to teach your Cub Scouts outdoor ethics and about
Days: Sa                                 nature on the way.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS124      2:40-3:30 PM                  Conducting Impressive Ceremonies
                                         Learn how to plan and pull off great ceremonies like Blue and Gold, Graduation and
Andy Dippolito                           other events.
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS241      9:10-10 AM                    Cub Scout Campout Planning
                                         Get your families having fun outdoors. Hear ideas on setting up an exciting program for
Cynthia Pikey                            your unit campout. Learn about activities, a campfire event and other components of a
Days: Sa                                 great campout.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS240      3:40-4:30 PM                  Duty to Country - Citizenship, Good Turns, and Community Service in Cub
                                         Scouts
                                         Service to Others and Citizenship are cornerstones of Cub Scouting. We'll give you
Laura Hernke
                                         ideas on service projects and how your Pack can demonstrate citizenship in meaningful
Days: Sa                                 ways.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS102      1:40-2:30 PM                  Easy Cub Cooking
                                         Get your Cubs involved with these easy cooking ideas for any meeting or outing.
Amy West                                 (Without burning anything or anyone!)
Days: Sa                                 Maximum number of participants: 30

CS102      7-7:50 PM                     Easy Cub Cooking
                                         Get your Cubs involved with these easy cooking ideas for any meeting or outing.
Amy West                                 (Without burning anything or anyone!)
Days: We                                 Maximum number of participants: 30

CS126      1:40-2:30 PM                  Energizing Your Program
                                         Is your program in a rut? These ideas will help you energize your unit and provide a
Andy Dippolito                           better program for your Scouts. Get back to the basics of Scouting, and leverage both
Days: Sa                                 proper planning and creative thinking.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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CS137      10:10-12 PM                   Entertain Cub Scouts
                                         The how and why of adding pizzazz to your program with Skits, Stunts, Songs and
Amy West                                 Showmanship
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS106      1:40-2:30 PM                  Keep the Outing in Scouting
                                         Scouts love heading out for activities! Learn about outdoor games, Go See Its,
Laura Hernke                             available STEM and other great local opportunities to keep your group excited..
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS239      11:10-12 PM                   Outdoor Skills for Cub Scouts
                                         Tangled up trying to teach knots? Let us help straighten you out. Lost on a map? We'll
William Ralston                          give you tips for teaching map and compass skills to Cub Scouts.
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS135      2:40-3:30 PM                  Special Awards for Scouts and Scouters
                                         Not all awards are belt loops and recognition doesn't have to be expensive. Learn ways
Carrie Piper                             to thank your volunteers, and additional awards for your Pack, Scouts and Scouters.
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS135      7-7:50 PM                     Special Awards for Scouts and Scouters
                                         Not all awards are belt loops and recognition doesn't have to be expensive. Learn ways
Carrie Piper                             to thank your volunteers, and additional awards for your Pack, Scouts and Scouters.
Days: We                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

CS136      7-7:50 PM                     Webelos/Arrow of Light Adventures and Transition
                                         Get your older Cub Scouts eager about adventures while preparing them for transition
Carrie Piper                             to a Troop.
Days: Th                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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                                        UofS Cub Scout College (All) (Scheduled Classes)
CS105     3:40-4:30 PM                   Minute to Win it Games
                                         Learn games to play at pack meetings, den meetings, or camp outs. These games take
Jennifer Hoorman                         few materials and space to play. You have to race against the clock because you only
Days: Sa                                 have a minute to win it.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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                                UofS General Studies College (Adult only) (Scheduled Classes)
GS103       7-7:50 PM                    Adult Awards and Recognition
                                         Remember to recognize all the hard workers in your unit! From simple ways to thank
Steve Thompson                           them to awards available to your adults. Covers the changes in the new awards guide
Days: Th                                 released by National.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS106       10:10-12 PM                  Basic First Aid
                                         The really BASIC skills you need to run a safe meeting and teach Webelos and Scout
Jeanne Burke                             requirements. 2 hours
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS132       6-6:50 PM                    Boosting your unit's training numbers and WHY it matters
                                         What training does your unit need. Which training numbers effect unit and council JTE
George Ripplinger                        numbers? Should I register parents as committee members when they aren't trained
Days: Th                                 for the position? Get some guidance about how you can help the effectiveness of your
                                         unit's training program and learn how to motivate your adults to get trained.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS134       10:10-11 AM                  Getting and Keeping 21st Century Volunteers
                                         More than ever, today's volunteers work online, need flexible hours, and want to play a
Tim Trace                                role in defining their jobs. They also want to feel a sense of responsibility for your
Days: Sa                                 organization's overall mission. Harness this passion and potential--with results that
                                         uplift your goals and enable your volunteers.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 40

GS131       9:10-10 AM                   I'm a new Den Leader, now what
                                         Quality programming for den leaders. Planning the year, getting adults involved,
Patricia Keithley                        communicating with families and pack leadership.
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

GS100       1:40-2:30 PM                 Introduction to Wood Badge
                                         What is Wood Badge? Not sure what is fact or just myth? Here's your chance to learn
Bob Palmer                               how this vital training course will benefit you as a leader and make you more efficient
Days: Sa                                 in every aspect of your life.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 40

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GS100         7-7:50 PM                  Introduction to Wood Badge
                                         What is Wood Badge? Not sure what is fact or just myth? Here's your chance to learn
Neil Phipps                              how this vital training course will benefit you as a leader and make you more efficient
Days: We                                 in every aspect of your life.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS200         7-7:50 PM                  Introduction to Wood Badge
                                         What is Wood Badge? Not sure what is fact or just myth? Here's your chance to learn
Neil Phipps                              how this vital training course will benefit you as a leader and make you more efficient
Days: Th                                 in every aspect of your life.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS238         11:10-12 PM                OA - Parent/Leader Q/A
                                         What is the OA? What are steps after election? Why OA events and activities?
Patricia Keithley                        Minimum Age: 18
Days: Sa                                 Maximum number of participants: 100

GS150         6-6:50 PM                  Scoutbook - An Introduction
                                         Learn to track advancements, awards, contact list, upload photos and, send messages
Sean Dillard                             to your unit, plan events a year in advance all from one tool. Work smarter by using
Days: We                                 this user friendly web based tool that will keep your unit informed, connected and
                                         engaged. This tool is both Windows and Apple friendly, will work with your desktops,
                                         laptops, iPad and yes, even your cell phone.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS154         7-7:50 PM                  Scoutbook for Committee Chairs
                                         Calendar events, attendance tracking, budget items, awards, recognition - keep all of
Sean Dillard                             these records in ONE PLACE!
Days: We                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

GS151         6-6:50 PM                  Scoutbook for Cub Scout Packs
                                         Learn how to use Scoutbook specifically for packs! Great for Cubmasters, Den Leaders,
Sean Dillard                             and anyone interested in using Scoutbook effectively in your Cub Scout Pack. (see
Days: Th                                 separate class for ScoutsBSA)
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS152         7-7:50 PM                  Scoutbook for Scouts BSA Troops
                                         Learn how to use Scoutbook specifically for Troops! Great for Scoutmasters, Assistant
Sean Dillard                             Scoutmasters, and anyone interested in using Scoutbook effectively in your Scouts BSA
Days: Th                                 Troop. (see separate class for Cub Scouting)
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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GS153      11:10-12 PM                   Scoutbook Roundtable (Q & A session)
                                         This is an open forum question and answer session to address problems that you are
Sean Dillard                             specifically having with the software. Let's work together in a small group to get your
Days: Sa                                 problems addressed.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

GS153      1:40-2:30 PM                  Scoutbook Roundtable (Q & A session)
                                         This is an open forum question and answer session to address problems that you are
Sean Dillard                             specifically having with the software. Let's work together in a small group to get your
Days: Sa                                 problems addressed.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

GS107      9:10-10 AM                    Webelos to Scout Transition Plan
                                         How both Troops and Packs need to prepare Webelos to cross the bridge to a
Ted Slap                                 successful Boy Scout career.
Days: Sa                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

GS107      7-7:50 PM                     Webelos to Scout Transition Plan
                                         How both Troops and Packs need to prepare Webelos to cross the bridge to a
Ted Slap                                 successful Boy Scout career.
Days: We                                 Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

GS113      1:40-2:30 PM                  Writing Troop and Pack Policies
                                         Organizations run better when everyone knows what is expected and what needs to be
Carm Walgamont                           done. Troops and Packs need documented policies and procedures to give everyone
Days: Sa                                 the same expectations of the unit's regular operations. Covers drawing up and
                                         adopting workable policies.
                                         Minimum Age: 18
                                         Maximum number of participants: 40

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                                   UofS General Studies College (All) (Scheduled Classes)
GS123        1:40-2:30 PM               After Sundown - Campfire Programs, not just flames
                                        Does your Unit have an active campfire program? What does it take to have an
Steve Thompson                          awesome event by the light of the oldest form of Scout TV...
Days: Sa                                Maximum number of participants: 100

GS129        11:10-12 PM                Challenge Course and Climbing Overview
                                        Certified climbing instructors will help you better understand the climbing program.
Bob Backer                              Maximum number of participants: 20
Days: Sa

GS112        5-5:50 PM                  Conservation in Scouting
                                        Learn about conservation awards that are available to Scouts/Scouters in all programs.
Chad Deschane                           Discuss importance of conservation and types of conservation that Scouts can work to
Days: We                                achieve awards.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 50

GS122        9:10-10 AM                 Enhancing Effective Communication
                                        Effective Communication is vial for any Scout Leader, Cub, Boy, or Venture. This course
Elizabeth Isele-Drumm                   is designed with social science in mind to enrich and bolster communication that
Days: Sa                                leaders have with all those they interact with, youth, parents, charter organization
                                        members and other leaders. Taking a hands on approach to better outcomes.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 20

GS114        11:10-12 PM                Flag Ceremonies
                                        Moving, meaningful and motivating -- learn flag etiquette and flag ceremonies for all
Dan Houde                               occasions that will leave observers saying "What fun" and "Wow!"
Days: Sa                                Maximum number of participants: 30

GS111        10:10-11 AM                Games Scouts Play
                                        Need a safe and easy game? Here are a few ideas to try at your next event.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 50
                                        Prerequisites: ADMINS - Special Classroom Req'd - Need room to play games.
Days: Sa

GS105        10:10-11 AM                Geocaching
                                        Lost without your GPS? Here's a fun way to engage your youth.
Rob Smith                               Maximum number of participants: 20
Days: Sa

GS127        2:40-3:30 PM               History, Lore and The Art of Story Telling
                                        Find out about the 100 year history and stories that framed the Cub Scout program we
Steve Thompson                          use today. Then learn techniques to turn lore into stories that will enthrall your youth.
Days: Sa                                Maximum number of participants: 100

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GS131      10:10-11 AM                   OA - Ordeal and beyond
                                         Why the OA? What do I do? Does my membership REALLY matter?
Jackson Keithley                         Maximum number of participants: 100
Days: Sa

GS133      2:40-3:30 PM                  OA - Servant Leadership
                                         Beyond service projects. Lead by example.
Jack Beaird                              Maximum number of participants: 20
Days: Sa

GS130      1:40-2:30 PM                  OA - Unit elections
                                         How to conduct OA Unit elections. Join us to discuss the changes and how you can be
Will Layman                              better involved.
Days: Sa                                 Maximum number of participants: 100

GS134      3:40-4:30 PM                  OA - Unit OA Rep Training
                                         What is the OA Rep? What do they do?
Josh Layman                              Maximum number of participants: 20
Days: Sa

GS128      3:40-4:30 PM                  Realistic First Aid
                                         (WARNING! FAKE BLOOD AHEAD!) Come on out and learn how to add some realism to
Chad Deschane                            your Units first aid events. We will discuss moulage, how to create materials, and how
Days: Sa                                 to apply these for full effect. We will show some realistic appliances and you will make
                                         and apply some yourself. It is highly suggested to have a junk t-shirt handy for this
                                         course.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

GS115      5-5:50 PM                     Scouting in the Cyber Age
                                         Learn from an expert how to use digital marketing and social media to help your Unit
Chad Deschane                            communicate, safely share information, and keep up with the ever changing social
Days: Th                                 media world.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 50

GS110      11:10-12 PM                   Teambuilding Activities for Scouts
                                         Fun activities to grow comraderie
                                         Maximum number of participants: 50
Days: Sa

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                                    UofS High Adventure College (All) (Scheduled Classes)
HA127       1:40-3:30 PM                Backpacking Gear - Boots & Socks, Sleep Systems, Backpacks, & Tents
                                        The right hiking shoe or hiking boot not only matches your activity but also your foot
Alpine Shop                             shape. Besides the shoe, you need to wear the right sock for the job! You wouldn't
Days: Sa                                wear a down jacket at the beach, so why wear the wrong hiking socks? Sleeping bags,
                                        sleeping pads, sleep clothing, and backpacks. How to get the best night of sleep in the
                                        woods while carrying it properly on your back!
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30

HA116       10:10-11 AM                 BIKE-packing--High Adventure Bicycle Treks
                                        How to plan and where to go for a different type of High Adventure trek
Alpine Shop                             Maximum number of participants: 30
Days: Sa

HA105       7-7:50 PM                   Florida Sea Base Overview
                                        Learn what Florida Sea Base is all about and what to consider when deciding to take a
Will Layman                             Florida Sea Base adventure.
Days: Th                                Maximum number of participants: 30

HA372       11:10-12 PM                 Food and Nutrition for High Adventure
                                        Food is the fuel that allows us to thrive in the outdoors. Learn about nutrition, foods
Emery Corley                            and recipes to better enjoy your outdoor high adventure experience.
Days: Sa                                Maximum number of participants: 30

HA108       1:40-2:30 PM                High Adventure on a Budget
                                        It doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg.
Rob Smith                               Maximum number of participants: 30
Days: Sa

HA200       6-7:55 PM                   High Adventure Panel/Roundtable Discussion
                                        Do you have questions about High Adventure in Scouting? How to get started, our
Jon Jonas                               favorite places to go, are National HA Bases worth the price, ... Ask experienced GSLAC
Days: We                                High Adventure crew advisors
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30

HA371       9:10-11 AM                  How to Plan Your Adventure-BSA's The Adventure Plan
                                        Introducing and using BSA's The Adventure Plan (TAP)
Jon Jonas                               Maximum number of participants: 30
Days: Sa

HA123       2:40-3:30 PM                Northern Tier/Paddling the Boundary Waters
                                        Learn what Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is all about and what to consider
Rob Smith                               when deciding to paddle the Boundary Waters, and about BSA's Northern Tier High
Days: Sa                                Adventure Base.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30

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HA103     6-6:50 PM                     Philmont - One Philmont, Many Opportunities
                                        Learn about Philmont Training Center, independent adventures, off-season adventures,
Gwen Goodrich                           and learning opportunities.
Days: Th                                Maximum number of participants: 30

HA120     10:10-12 PM                   Philmont - Preparing for Your Trek
                                        How to prepare for a backpacking expedition at Scouting's pinnacle.
James Barnes                            Maximum number of participants: 30
Days: Sa

HA373     9:10-10 AM                    Safe Swim Defense
                                        Council Aquatics Committee presents this training, required for all aquatics adventures
Mike Meenehan                           Maximum number of participants: 30
Days: Sa

HA374     10:10-11 AM                   Safety Afloat
                                        Council Aquatics Committee presents this training, required for all boating/floating
Mike Meenehan                           adventures
Days: Sa                                Maximum number of participants: 30

HA104     7-7:50 PM                     The Summit Bechtel Reserve Overview
                                        Learn what Summit Bechtel Reserve is all about and what to consider when deciding to
Zaven Nalbandian                        go to Summit Bechtel Reserve.
Days: Th                                Maximum number of participants: 30

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                                        UofS Merit Badge College (Scheduled Classes)
MB116       1:40-4:30 PM                American Business
                                        Earning the 'American Business merit badge can help Scouts learn practical business
Bob Hughs                               matters that will be useful throughout life. Learning how businesses function will help
Days: Sa                                you understand society and uncover a number of career options.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30
                                        Prerequisites: 5 (Choose a business and research it) and 6 a or b (identify three
                                        career opportunities and research it, or interview business leader).

MB552       5-7:55 PM                   American Heritage
                                        Every Scout swears to an oath that includes duty to his country. A better
Stacy Owens                             understanding of American heritage, the ways in which the past has lead to our
Days: Th                                present nation, is key to truly knowing what it means to be an American.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30

MB147       9:10-12 PM                  Art
                                        COMPLETE MB - Scouts SHOULD earn the entire badge during University of Scouting.
Stephanie Egan                          Prerequisites: NONE
Days: Sa                                Instructor will cover during class: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7
                                        Homework to be completed AFTER class: NONE

                                        This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and
                                        painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields
                                        of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these
                                        fields relate to fine art.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30

MB161       1:40-4:30 PM                Astronomy
                                        In learning about astronomy, Scouts study how activities in space affect our own planet
Fred Held                               and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky. Subjects covered include Telescopes,
Days: Sa                                Stars and Constellations, Planets, and our Sun.

                                        Pre-Req Notes: No pre-reqs required, Each Scout will be sent a packet of class material
                                        that must be printed. NOTE: Students will only get a partial because the merit badge
                                        specifically requires a star study session under "natural" sky that cannot be done here.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30

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MB171      9:10-12 PM                    Aviation
                                         For most of history, people have dreamed of flying, imagining how it would feel to soar
Pat Egan                                 through the sky like an eagle or hover in midair like a hummingbird, to float on unseen
Days: Sa                                 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.

                                         Pre-Req Notes: Choose an option from #2 from A,B,C,D, or F (E will be covered during
                                         the Zoom so please come prepared for the discussion on E by writing down your
                                         thoughts). Choose an option from #3 A (for requirement 3a if Scouts choose to build a
                                         model it can also include a drone as long as they build it, not just buy it off the shelf.)
                                         or B. Choose an option from #4 A, B, or C. Read over the entire merit badge book and
                                         requirements and be prepared to offer discussion points on the requirements to gain
                                         credit during the course. Write down notes and definitions to share as needed.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

MB128      1:40-4:30 PM                  Camping
                                         Camping is one of the best-known methods of the Scouting movement. When he
Libby Quinlan                            founded the Scouting movement in the early 1900s, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged
Days: Sa                                 every Scout to learn the art of living out-of-doors. He believed a young person able to
                                         take care of himself while camping would have the confidence to meet life's other
                                         challenges, too.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 16
                                         Prerequisites: Read through the Merit Badge Booklet. Complete requirements 1-8c.
                                         (Bring a backpack, correctly equipped for an overnight campout. Scouts will pitch a
                                         tent with another Scout in class.) There is a 20-night camping requirement, where the
                                         Scout will need to prepare menus, shop, and cook. Scouts can bring a letter signed by
                                         their Scoutmaster documenting the completion of these items. Without a letter, no
                                         credit for these items will be given.

MB172      9:10-12 PM                    Citizenship in the Community
                                         Much of this merit badge must be done outside of the class. The pre-requisities must
Laura Tague                              be completed before the class to finish in class. However the Counselor may be able to
Days: Sa                                 meet with Scouts (virtually) after the class.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 15
                                         Prerequisites: Please read through the MB pamphlet and complete the following
                                         BEFORE class: 2 A&B, 3A, 4 A&B, 5, 6, 7C, and 8

MB146      1:40-3:30 PM                  Citizenship in the Community
                                         Much of this merit badge must be done outside of the class. The pre-requisities must
Dereck Driemeyer                         be completed before the class to finish in class. However the Counselor may be able to
Days: Sa                                 meet with Scouts (virtually) after the class.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 15
                                         Prerequisites: Please read through the MB pamphlet and complete the following
                                         BEFORE class: 2 A&B, 3A, 4 A&B, 5, 6, 7C, and 8

MB114      9:10-12 PM                    Citizenship in the Nation (Eagle Required)
                                         The Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge will walk you through our nations history, the
Stacy Owens                              principals it was founded on, and the rights and duties of every United States of
Days: Sa                                 America Citizen. It is an Eagle required badge.

                                         Pre-req Notes: 2, 3, 8 - Show your letter and any response you receive to your
                                         counselor.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

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MB115     9:10-12 PM                    Citizenship in the World (Eagle Required)
                                        Citizenship in the World is an Eagle-required merit badge aimed at connecting scouts
Steve Thompson                          to their global community. In earning the Citizenship in the World merit badge, you'll
Days: Sa                                learn about various institutions that promote world peace, the different forms of
                                        government that exist internationally, as well as ways that you can support our planet
                                        as a global citizen.

                                        Pre-req Notes: Please read the following 4 articles in advance and be prepared to
                                        discuss:
                                        1 - The Mideast's Island of Peace is facing an uncertain future: https://www.nbcnews.
                                        com/news/world/water-scarcity-fuels-tensions-across-middle-east-n924736
                                        2 - U.S. Targets $3.1 Billion of EU and U.K. Imports for New Tariffs: https://www.
                                        bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-24/u-s-targets-3-1-billion-of-eu-u-k-imports-for-
                                        new-tariffs
                                        3 - 2019 END Wildlife Trafficking Strategic Review - United States Department of State:
                                        https://www.state.gov/2019-end-wildlife-trafficking-strategic-review/
                                        4 - Independent UN rights experts call for decisive measures to protect ‘fundamental
                                        freedoms' in China: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1067312
                                        Maximum number of participants: 30

MB148     1:40-4:30 PM                  Communication (Eagle Required)
                                        This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education:
Laura Tague                             "Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within
Days: Sa                                and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication
                                        promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication."

                                        Pre-Req Notes: Prepare speech in 3; interview someone in 4; do 5 & 8. This Merit Badge
                                        is strongly encouraged for Scouts that have attained First Class or higher.
                                        Maximum number of participants: 15

MB119     5-7:55 PM                     Crime Prevention
                                        Preventing crime, which can be as simple as reducing the opportuntities for crime to
Nathan Branding                         occur, is far less costly than apprehending and bringing legal action against those who
Days: Th                                break the law and it helps save people from the anguish of being victims.

                                        Pre-Req Notes: #2, #4a & b, #5, #6 (choose one), #7 (choose one)
                                        Maximum number of participants: 25

MB129     9:10-4:30 PM                  Electronics
                                        Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of
Terry Grime                             useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field.
Days: Sa                                Additional Fee: $25.00
                                        Maximum number of participants: 20
                                        Prerequisites: Complete #6 before class. Bring Calculator to class with you!
                                        - To be prepared for discussion read the following sections of Electronics Merit Badge
                                        Book: Careers in Electronics, Audio, Control Devices, Digital Electronics

MB149     9:10-4:30 PM                  Emergency Preparedness
                                        The Emergency Preparedness merit badge will help Scouts think about possible
Joe Blanchard                           responses to emergency situations and how to not only prepare for them, but mitigate
Days: Sa                                their outcomes. Scouts should plan to complete parts of the merit badge requirements
                                        independently after participating in the merit badge online session. The requirements
                                        will be reviewed for clarity and the Scouts will need to complete certain tasks and
                                        efforts independently thereafter. Active participation during the online session will be
                                        required.

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                                         Pre-Req Notes: #1 Scouts must already have completed the First Aid Merit Badge
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

MB550      1:40-4:30 PM                  Energy
                                         Saving, producing, and using energy wisely will be critical to America's future. If we are
Doug Stewart                             to leave future generations with a world in which they can live as well or better than
Days: Sa                                 we have, SCouts and other potential leaders of tomorrow must begin the hard work of
                                         understanding energy and the vital role it will play in the future.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 15
                                         Prerequisites: 1a, 4 (Requirement 4 takes two weeks to complete, start early!)

MB551      6-7:55 PM                     Entrepreneurship
                                         By earning the Entrepreneurship merit badge, Scouts will learn about identifying
Amanda Vogt                              opportunities, creating and evaluating business ideas, and exploring the feasibility
Days: Th                                 (how doable it is) of an idea for a new business. They will also have the chance to fit
                                         everything together as they start and run their own business ventures.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: #1, 2, 4, 5, 6 should be written out before attending the class. In class
                                         we will review these, and complete #3

MB263      5-7:55 PM                     Family Life
                                         The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and
Barbara Barrett                          communities. The world is rapidly changing, making today's society much more
Days: We                                 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.

                                         Prerequisites: 3,4,5,6b
                                         Maximum number of participants: 15

MB163      6-7:55 PM                     Family Life
                                         Much of this merit badge must be done with your family outside of the class. The pre-
Diane Fefferman                          requisites must be completed before the class to finish in class. However, the
Days: Th                                 counselor can meet with Scouts (virtually) after the class if needed.

                                         Pre-Req Notes: 3, 4, 5, 6b
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

MB543      5-7:55 PM                     Fish and Wildlife Management
                                         Scouts working on the requirements for the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge
Sheri Hogland                            learn about the populations of fish, birds, mammals, and other wildlife. They study the
Days: Th                                 habitats of wildlife and learn about careers in this area.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30
                                         Prerequisites: Students will finish with a Partially complete Merit Badge, opportunities
                                         to finish will be discussed during class.

MB542      9:10-12 PM                    Fishing
                                         Scouts working on the Fishing merit badge learn to safely catch, clean, and cook fish.
John Thomas                              They familiarize themselves with a variety of fishing equipment and the knots needed
Days: Sa                                 to use it. They also learn about different species of fish and types of baits.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: Students will finish with a Partially complete Merit Badge, opportunities
                                         to finish will be discussed during class.

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MB542        5-7:55 PM                   Fishing
                                         Scouts working on the Fishing merit badge learn to safely catch, clean, and cook fish.
John Thomas                              They familiarize themselves with a variety of fishing equipment and the knots needed
Days: Th                                 to use it. They also learn about different species of fish and types of baits.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: Students will finish with a Partially complete Merit Badge, opportunities
                                         to finish will be discussed during class.

MB544        5-7:55 PM                   Fly Fishing
                                         By working on the requirements for the Fly Fishing merit badge, Scouts come to
Michael Brand                            appreciate and enjoy catching fish with a fly rod. They learn how to prepare for a safe
Days: Th                                 fishing outing and to observe local regulations. Scouts become familiar with the knots
                                         needed for fly fishing. Then they put their knowledge to use by catching some fish.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30
                                         Prerequisites: Students will finish with a Partially complete Merit Badge, opportunities
                                         to finish will be discussed during class.

MB117        9:10-12 PM                  Game Design
                                         In this course we will explore planning and critical thinking while introducing scouts to
Eric Piper                               an industry that is bigger than Hollywood.
Days: Sa
                                         Pre-Req Notes: Scouts need to complete requirements 5 and 6.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

MB549        1:40-4:30 PM                Geology
                                         Geology is the study of Earth. It includes the study of materials that make up Earth, the
Cindy Meredith                           processes that change it, and the history of how things happened, including human
Days: Sa                                 civilization, which depends on natural materials for existence.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 12
                                         Prerequisites: Please read through the MB pamphlet and complete 4B before class.

MB145        9:10-12 PM                  Graphic Arts
                                         We will be covering the requirements for the Graphic Arts merit badge in this session.
Heidi Mansdorfer                         We will go over all of the material as a group. It is advisable (but not required) to use
Days: Sa                                 the workbook to organize your work and responses. Filling out the worksheet does not
                                         mean that you earn the merit badge, it is simply a tool to help you keep track of your
                                         work. It will help with the portions where I call on Scouts to tell, explain, describe, and
                                         discuss as we are on Zoom. Most of the answers are found in the merit badge
                                         pamphlet.

                                         Pre-Req Notes: Read the merit badge pamphlet and start working on your answers.
                                         Everyone needs to be able to participate in the discussions and have #2, #5a & b, and
                                         #7 answered.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

MB138        9:10-12 PM                  Indian Lore
                                         Far different from the stereotypes or common images that are portrayed on film, on
Dave Brown                               television, and in many books and stories, American Indians have many different
Days: Sa                                 cultures, languages, religions, styles of dress, and ways of life. To learn about these
                                         different groups is to take an exciting journey of discovery in which you will meet some
                                         of America's most fascinating peoples.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30
                                         Prerequisites: 2,3,5

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MB153      5-7:55 PM                     Landscape Architecture
                                         Landscape architects design and plan the various outdoor spaces in modern
Erin McCown Foster                       communities - neighborhood parks, soccer fields, school grounds, places of worship,
Days: Th                                 office parks, shopping malls, cemeteries, and lakes - creating outdoor places that
                                         people will care about and want to visit.

                                         Pre-Req Notes: #4
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

MB548      1:40-4:30 PM                  Moviemaking
                                         Scouts capture live action memories while doing the requirements for the Moviemaking
Diane Fefferman                          merit badge. They learn how to create a visual story and use motion picture equipment
Days: Sa                                 such as a camcorder or a smartphone to record it. Scouts create their own short film
                                         and explore careers in moviemaking.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: Complete #3 and #4.

MB243      9:10-11 AM                    Music
                                         We will cover the music merit badge in a conversational group session. We will cover a
Will Layman                              lot of information and interact at the same time. Please have the music merit badge
Days: Sa                                 book read and with you for the course.

                                         Pre-Req Notes: #1: Scouts should choose a piece of music of at least 1 minute long.
                                         #3: Do TWO from the choices a-d. #4: Do ONE from the choices a-c. #5: Define for
                                         your counselor intellectual property (IP). Explain how to properly obtain and share
                                         recorded music. Bring your instrument (those without an instrument will sing to
                                         complete the merit badge)
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

MB343      6-7:55 PM                     Music
                                         We will cover the music merit badge in a conversational group session. We will cover a
Amanda Vogt                              lot of information and interact at the same time. Please have the music merit badge
Days: We                                 book read and with you for the course.

                                         Pre-Req Notes: #1: Scouts should choose a piece of music of at least 1 minute long.
                                         #3: Do TWO from the choices a-d. #4: Do ONE from the choices a-c. #5: Define for
                                         your counselor intellectual property (IP). Explain how to properly obtain and share
                                         recorded music. Bring your instrument (those without an instrument will sing to
                                         complete the merit badge)
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20

MB152      6-7:55 PM                     Personal Management (Eagle Required)
                                         Overview of the Personal Management Merit Badge requirements. This will be a
Libby Quinlan                            discussion, question, and answer session of the requirements in this merit badge There
Days: Th                                 is a 13-week personal budget reporting requirement. The Counselor will follow and
                                         advise the Scouts during the 13 weeks following University of Scouting or they can
                                         finish the merit badge with a local counselor.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30
                                         Prerequisites: Read through the Merit Badge Booklet before class

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MB547       9:10-12 PM                   Pets
                                         While working on the Pets merit badge, Scouts learn about their pet and care for it.
Steve Waggoner                           They also show the pet, help a friend start to raise a pet, or teach the pet some tricks
Days: Sa                                 or skills.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: Please read through the MB pamphlet and complete items 1, 3, and 4.

MB164       5-7:55 PM                    Plant Science
                                         Scouts learn to propagate and grow plants while working on the Plant Science merit
Lauri Calder                             badge. They investigate the importance and uses of crops, trees, and flowers.
Days: We
                                         Pre-Req Notes: #7. Write a paragraph about 1 career in agronomy, horticulture, or
                                         botany.
                                         #8 Option 2 part A. Visit 1 of these places and write 1 thing you learned about
                                         horticulture: public garden, arboretum, retail nursery, wholesale nursery, production
                                         greenhouse, or conservatory greenhouse. Your visit can be any time since becoming a
                                         BSA Scout. Ideas for the thing you learned are learning the name of a plant you liked or
                                         the height a certain tree will grow to or the price of a plant.
                                         #8 Option 2 part C1. Grow a plant from a stem or root cutting or graft. (I will show you
                                         how to do this during the class).
                                         #8 Option 2 part E. Complete either "bedding plants" or "home gardening". You could
                                         have completed these any time since becoming a BSA Scout.
                                         ou only need to do 1 of these.
                                         o Bedding Plants: Start with plants in potting soil and transplant to a bed in the
                                         landscape and maintain the bed for the growing season. (This means buying plants
                                         from Home Depot/wherever or growing plants from seeds in containers. Basically, not
                                         planting seeds directly in the ground. Any type of plants are fine).

                                         o Home gardening: Design and plant a garden or landscape that is at least 10 by 10
                                         feet. Plant 10 or more different types of plants in your garden and take care of them
                                         for one season. Know that to make your yard better for birds, you should 1. plant at
                                         least 3 food sources such as nectar filled flowers, berry bushes and sunflowers, 2. add
                                         a water source such as a bird bath or pond, 3. provide shelter by planting trees, and 4.
                                         provide nesting habitats such as bird houses and shrubs. You don't have to add the
                                         bird things to your yard - just read the sentence above. It's a required topic on this
                                         option.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

MB140       9:10-12 PM                   Plumbing
                                         Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry
Jennifer Embrich                         is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and
Days: Sa                                 factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas
                                         heating, and many other purposes.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: #1 & #4.

MB546       1:40-4:30 PM                 Public Health
                                         Scouts learn about how to prevent the spread of disease while working on the Public
Patricia Keithley                        Health merit badge. They explore how pandemics happen and what steps can be taken
Days: Sa                                 to prevent outbreaks. They also learn about careers related to public health.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: Prereqs: 5 a OR b. 7 a OR b. 8. Read pamphlet. Suggested that you
                                         bring & fill out worksheet ahead of time: http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Public-
                                         health.pdf

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MB121      9:10-12 PM                    Public Speaking
                                         A lot happens during the course of every person's life and your ability to communicate
Diane Fefferman                          your feelings and ideas is the best way to connect to the larger world. Even if you
Days: Sa                                 haven't stood at a podium on the stage and find the whole idea scary, sooner or later,
                                         someone is going to ask you to get up and say a few words. If you are prepared, it
                                         won't be scary. It can even be fun.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 1, 2, 4, 5 (have speeches prepared for 1, 2, and 4, #4
                                         select a topic and bring in your materials, #5 know the rules and be prepared to
                                         discuss them.

MB545      5-7:55 PM                     Radio
                                         Scouts who are working on the Radio merit badge discover the world of broadcast radio
Carl Buehler                             and hobby radio. They learn how radio waves make it possible for people around the
Days: Th                                 world to communicate. Scouts learn about the different components in a radio. Then
                                         they put their knowledge to use. The requirements for this badge can be fulfilled by
                                         exploring amateur radio, radio broadcasting, or shortwave radio.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30

MB162      6-7:55 PM                     Railroading (2 night class, must attend both!)
                                         All Aboard! Join volunteers from the Wabash, Frisco, & Pacific Railroad and find out how
Terry Grime                              trains are used to move freight and passengers. Scouts learn about the history, safety
Days: We Th                              practices, careers, and hobbies related to railroading.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 25

MB120      1:40-4:30 PM                  Scouting Heritage
                                         Introduces Scouts to the history of the Boy Scouts of America and the Scouts BSA
Seth Kannarr                             program. They'll learn it all - from Scouting's beginnings under Lord Baden-Powell to
Days: Sa                                 the history of their own troop.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 20
                                         Prerequisites: Come to class with #4, 5, & 6 completed in advance of our session.

MB125      9:10-12 PM                    Signs, Signals, and Codes
                                         Scouts will study the nonverbal ways we communicate, including emergency signaling,
Chris Musual                             Morse code, American Sign Language, braille, trail signs, sports officiating hand
Days: Sa                                 signals, traffic signs, secret codes, and more. The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit
                                         badge will be taught in a virtual classroom. Scouts should be prepared to be
                                         challenged and to join the conversation! Participants who do not engage with the class
                                         may not receive credit for the badge. Scouts must be prompt for all merit badge
                                         sessions. Late participants may not receive credit for all requirements.
                                         Maximum number of participants: 30
                                         Prerequisites: Pre-reqs: Requirement 7 needs to be done on a Scout outing, so if a
                                         scout brings a note from an adult leader they will receive credit.

MB103      9:10-12 PM                    Sustainability (Eagle Required)
                                         This is an eagle required merit badge that covers the meaning of sustainability across
Dereck Driemeyer                         water, food, community, energy and more! You will have family meetings to share
Days: Sa                                 what you learned and how you can enact real changes to conserve and be good
                                         stewards of our planet's natural resources. Scouts need Sustainability OR
                                         Environmental Science for the rank of Eagle.

                                         Pre-Req Notes: The work and research need to be completed before the course. Scouts

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