Come join in the fun at Merit Badge College

posted Sep 14, 2015, 11:15 PM by Chicora District   [ updated Sep 14, 2015, 11:15 PM ]
The 2015 Chicora District Merit Badge College will be at the Surfside United Methodist Church this year. It will be on the first and second Saturday of December (Dec 5th and 12th). Classes will be 2 hours, each day, in most cases. Scouts should have enough time to complete up to 4 merit badges. Some required and some from hobby/occupational areas. In the past the scouts have enjoyed learning from those people knowledgeable in the topic they have picked. Between classes they will do those things needed to complete the badge. 

For example, in Photography Merit Badge, during the first Saturday, we will learn how the camera works (film or digital), about composition, and light. During the week they will be taking a dozen or more photos. On the second Saturday we will evaluate their work and finish all of the other requirements. 

How can you help, you ask? Look through the list below and see if there is a topic you would like to share with a small group of scouts. It may be that in your work a day world you are a dentist, plumber, automobile mechanic, crime fighter or the like. Maybe you are big into sports, a fishing expert, gardener, journalist or blogger. Here is your chance to shine. To pass along a bit of your self with a scout with an interest. Is this only for Boy Scout Leaders? Any adult over the age of 21 can be part of the program. Cub or Boy Scout people can help out. You don't like to teach, we have other ways you can help.

You will be scheduled for a time convent for you and all you need to spend is up to 2 hours each weekend.

What you need to do is look down the list below and pick out something that interests you. Then go to <http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges> and at the bottom of the page it lists all of the merit badges with a link to the requirements. Check them out. If you feel comfortable, send me or Robert Evans your name and choice and we will sign you up. You may have 2 or 3 or 15 scouts in your class. 

Merit Badge Councilors can't change the  requirements. The scouts need to complete all of the requirements. For some, you may have to set up a visit to your work place. Because you will be talking about something you are interested in, in a casual class room, it should be fun. You might even enjoy doing it and even learn something too.

Come join in the fun.

Rick Curran - cmugrick@aol.com
Robert Evans - robertevans@robertevansmb.com


badges available
American Business
American Cultures
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Animation
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Automotive Maintenance
Aviation
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Chess
Citizenship in the Community  got
Citizenship in the Nation got
Citizenship in the World
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communication
Composite Materials
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling
Dentistry
Digital Technology
Disabilities Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting
Electricity got
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness
Energy
Engineering got
Entrepreneurship got
Environmental Science
Family Life
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid
Fish and Wildlife Management
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry
Game Design
Gardening
Genealogy got
Geocaching
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship
Indian Lore
Insect Study
Inventing
Journalism
Kayaking
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Mining in Society
Model Design and Building
Motorboating
Moviemaking
Music got
Nature
Nuclear Science
Oceanography
Orienteering
Painting
Personal Fitness
Personal Management
Pets
Photography got
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Programming got
Public Health
Public Speaking got
Pulp and Paper
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile and Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Robotics
Rowing
Safety
Salesmanship got
Scholarship
Scouting Heritage got
Scuba Diving
Sculpture
Search & Rescue
Shotgun Shooting
Signs, Signals, and Codes
Skating
Small-Boat Sailing
Snow Sports
Soil and Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports
Stamp Collecting
Surveying got
Sustainability
Swimming
Textile
Theater
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation
Veterinary Medicine
Water Sports
Weather
Welding
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork
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