Fwd: Reliable Electric Partnering with Scouts to earn Electricity Merit Badge

posted Jan 25, 2016, 11:34 AM by Chicora District   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 11:34 AM ]
Sounds like a great opportunity for scouts.
From: jseagull@sccoast.net [mailto:jseagull@sccoast.net]
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 3:30 PM
To: Christopher Britton <Christopher.Britton@scouting.org>
Cc: jeff@reliablesc.com; Jody Ammons <jwa82@ymail.com>
Subject: Reliable Electric Partnering with Scouts to earn Electricity Merit Badge
Thank you so much for the return call and for offering to forward this information to all the troops.
One of our electricians (Jeff) from Reliable Electric will be teaching the requirements needed to earn the Boy Scout Electricity Merit Badge. (I have copied him on this email)  He will also be stopping by at our troop meeting this Monday night to check out the facility for demo purposes, etc for the following Monday.
This will be held Monday, Feb. 1st from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at Surfside United Methodist Church.  Our electrician has reviewed the requirements and materials needed and the boys will complete the merit badge in it's entirety Monday night (won't be a 2 part class or anything)  If we could ask everyone to arrive by 6:15 so we can start right at 6:30, that would be great.  It's going to take the full 2 hours to get it all in.
We just posted this on the HTC Connect page if you prefer to copy and paste this info. (although our PR person put Horry & GT county, any troop from any county is welcome to come.  I do have 3 coming from Florence because they saw it on the FB page.)
Troop 853, the Pee Dee Area Council, and Reliable Electric invite area scouts to earn their Electricity Merit Badge. All scouts in 5th – 12th grade are welcome to attend. In order for scouts to earn the Electricity Merit Badge they must demonstrate that they know how to respond to electrical emergencies by doing the following:
  • Show how to rescue a person touching a live wire in the home.
  • Show how to render first aid to a person who is unconscious from electrical shock.
  • Show how to treat an electrical burn.
  • Explain what to do in an electrical storm.
  • Explain what to do in the event of an electrical fire.

Who: Boy Scouts in Horry & Georgetown County
What: Electricity Merit Badge
When: Monday, February 1st
Where: Surfside United Methodist Church
(800 13th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (please arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start at 6:30pm)
How Much:  FREE

What’s the Big Deal with Technical Badges?
Technical badges are a little harder to earn because scouts must have the knowledge to complete the tasks or access to supplies.

For more event details, contact Christy at 843-516-3890 or jseagull@sccoast.net

It's also showing up on the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce page:

In addition, the Sun News will be advertising it before the event in the community section...and then they are requesting we provide pictures from the event as well as commentary.  As I mentioned, we would love to help "plug" Scouting as well....so if you can get me your statement prior to Feb. 2nd, that would be great...  I will be at the event taking photos...

If you could ask in the body of your email, that Scouts please wear either their Class A or Class B since their pictures are going in the paper, that would be great but not required of course.

It would also be great if we can get somewhat of a head count of any interested troops...doesn't have to be exact...just so we can determine if we have enough worksheets printed out...if we need to use the big area with the tables at the church versus a smaller classroom...and if our electrician needs back up if we have a huge crowd...lol  (we wish)

Thank you again for your assistance...I really appreciate this...if you have any questions, please let me know.  I hope I covered it all.

Christy Seagle