Tag Archives: Merit Badges

Stem Merit Badge Classes, November 6

The Baltimore Robotics Center is pleased to announce it will be running instruction classes for the “Robotics”, “Game Design” and “Signs, Signals & Codes” merit badges on Sunday, November 8th.

This is the first time we’ve offered “Signs, Signals and Codes” merit badge instruction and we are excited to be bringing this new merit badge to area scouts. Scouts will study the nonverbal ways we communicate, including emergency signaling, Morse code, American Sign Language, braille, trail signs, sports officiating hand signals, traffic signs, secret codes and more. This badge even covers emoticons.

The classes are designed to take the whole time period, so don’t sign up a scout for more than one merit badgeplease.

Details and sign-up here…
http://steam-merit-badge-day-nov-2015.eventbrite.com

 

This event is part of the Maryland STEM Festival and I expect that the sessions will sell out, so please do not delay in signing up.

 

Regards,

 

Ed Mullin
Executive Director

Baltimore Robotics Center

1001 West Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21223
410-303-5418
www.BaltimoreRoboticsCenter.com

Winter Cabin Camping February 20-22, 2015 Camp Running Bear

It is time to sign up for the annual Winter Cabin Camping trip. We are once again going to Camp Running Bear. Attached is the permission slip and information sheet for the weekend. We will have merit badge/Trail to 1st class sign up sheets at the next regular troop meeting on Jan 22nd. Some new and different merit badges will be offered…..

Parents please make time to come out to the camp fire on Saturday night. We ask that each family bring a snack to share.

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com or by phone at 443-570-4689.

Winter CC 2015 permission.doc

Winter CC 2015 schedule.doc

Merit Badge University

Merit Badge University

Personal Management Merit Badge taught by Bankers on September 13 at Towson University

I will be teaching this badge along with one of the Bank’s attorney’s, who is also an Eagle Scout, on 9/13/14 at Towson University. I wanted to open this up to the troop in the event there is any interest.

Attached is the link to the event website for a description of activities and a way to register.

http://www.baltimorebsa.org/event/2014-merit-badge-university-service-weekend/1577487

Best,
Chris Wooten

Merit Badge University

Personal Management Merit Badge taught by Bankers on September 13 at Towson University

I will be teaching this badge along with one of the Bank’s attorney’s, who is also an Eagle Scout, on 9/13/14 at Towson University. I wanted to open this up to the troop in the event there is any interest.

Attached is the link to the event website for a description of activities and a way to register.

http://www.baltimorebsa.org/event/2014-merit-badge-university-service-weekend/1577487

Best,
Chris Wooten

Stem in Scouting Registration is Open Now!!!!!

STEM NOVA Awards, STEM Merit Badges

Saturday, September 13, 2014

8:30 AM till 3:30 PM

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

Adult Training
CUB SCOUT, BOY SCOUT, & VENTURER PROGRAMS

Be a part of the Council STEM event that started it all in 2011. The fourth annual STEM in Scouting Day is the most inclusive STEM council event of its kind.

The website is open now and ready for your Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers. The cost is lower than last year, for just $19 if you register before August 15th you’ll receive a commemorative patch and a t-shirt.

Click this link to sign up today.

All registrants can earn the Scouting STEM NOVA award. Boy Scouts can choose from an array of STEM merit badges facilitated by numerous Aberdeen Proving Ground/ community professionals.

Camping sites are reserved at Broad Creek Scout Reservation for those units needing overnight accommodation near the site. NAVY Midshipmen Eagle Scouts will support the day mentoring and instructing scouts.

Adult training will offer innovative and required training for leaders and new volunteers.

Register now as space will be limited.

Game and Merit Badge Summer Nights—Adults Wanted

So our boys can enjoy some fun together, we are having 4 Game/Merit Badge Summer Nights.

July 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
July 24, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
August 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
August 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

To do this, we must have 2 adults at each meeting. So, we need are 8 parents who are wiling to volunteer only 2 hours of their time this summer.

Click to volunteer for a Game/Merit Badge Summer Night

Cooking Merit Badge Campout

I am looking at holding a cooking merit badge campout on Saturday June 8 to Sunday June 9.  We would need to meet one evening prior to this campout to go over menu’s.  The goal of the meeting and weekend would be to complete requirements 1, 2 3, 4, 5, 7a, 8.  Depending on the amount of free time requested we cold also possibly get 6 done.  I need to know the interest in this campout.  Please be advised that I only want scouts that have finished their 2nd and 1st class cooking requirements.  Please contact Ms. Sharon at sh1ar2on3@gmail.com if you would like to participate.

Scouting for Food and Upcoming Training

1. Scouting for food Announcement – Save the dates 3/29 bag drop-off and 4/4 food pickup> Also looking for submissions for the Scouting For Food Patch – Download Scouting for Food Patch Design Contest Info

2. Troop 292 in Abingdon MD – Mega Merit badge Day Camp 2/15/14 and 3/22/14. This is a really nicely run event. The first day you go over requirements and complete some. The 2nd day you go back with all of the items you needed to do on your own to have them signed off. Download Merit Badge Day Camp Info

3. STEM Merit Badge Day -2/1/14 – Downtown
Download STEM Merit Badge Day Info

4. ADULT TRAINING – Upcoming IOLS training – Anyone planning on becoming an Assistant Scoutmaster needs to take this training. 3/22 + weekend of 4/4-6
Download Adult Leader Outdoor Skills Training Info

5. ADULT TRAINING – University of Scouting held at Carroll Community College
Downoad University of Scouting 2014 Info

PLEASE NOTE THAT A LOT OF THESE EVENTS HAVE DEADLINES FOR REGISTERING

Thank you,

Sharon Gardner

Hard to Get Merit Badges

Troop 899,

I came across this merit badge opportunity in Newark, Delaware that you may be interested in. Throughout the rest of the winter and spring, Iron Hill Museum is hosting a Merit Badge Center. They are offering a wide variety of merit badges, many of which are hard to do without special materials or facilities. The merit badges are taught by professors from the University of Delaware’s Academy of Science and use the extensive campus resources. Below is the link to their merit badge schedule, and I encourage you to take a look. I am signed up for this Saturday’s Robotics MB class and welcome anyone to join me.

http://www.ihmbc.org/meritbadge.html

Thanks.

Andrew Brannon

Come On Down, For The New Cooking Merit Badge

Until December 31, 2014, Scouts starting Cooking merit badge may use these requirements, or the previous requirements which these replaced.

This is an exception to the general rule. Normally, Scouts starting a merit badge after new requirements are issued must use only the new requirements. The following is a paraphrase of the announcement made by the BSA Advancement Team Leader in October, 2013:

Since the new Cooking MB requirements were released on December 17, 2013, and the pamphlet is coming out after the start of the new year, BSA decided to allow Scouts all of 2014 to make the transition. BSA will treat this as if the pamphlet and new requirements will have come out after January, which would make the requirements effective Jan 1, 2015. Throughout 2014 Scouts will have those options of continuing or beginning with the old requirements or beginning with the new requirements. Then on Jan 1, 2015, any Scout beginning work on Cooking MB must use the new requirements and the new pamphlet.