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Merit Badge Academy 2011

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

It’s time again to register for Merit Badge Academy.

At the meeting tonight (22-2ov-2010), we will fill out preference sheets for merit badges and the youth will be registered as soon as we have enough entries.

Preference sheets will be provided at the meeting or here online:

Please pay attention to the rules regarding the books that are to be used and the prerequisites.

Merit Badge Academy 2011
0900 – 1600 hrs (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Hickman Mill’s Jr. High School
9010 Old Santa Fe (SW of 87th & Blue Ridge)

** This event will not be combined with a campout **

Leave No Trace (Human Waste)

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Over the next few meetings, we will have sessions on “Leave No Trace” principles.
One topic we will discuss at length in preparation to our high-adventure trip in 2011 is disposal of human waste.

The Leave No Trace Website has some good information on the subject.

There are a few YouTube videos discussing the subject — one of which has some slightly foul language, so please don’t be offended (the video has great information, otherwise):

[Hiking Trip Preparation : Bathroom Considerations While Hiking]

[Camping Gear : Digging Camp Cat Holes]

[Yao Demonstration - Leave No Trace Cat Hole]

[Low Impact Hiking Tips & Techniques : How to Dispose of Human Waste while Hiking]

[Low Impact and No Trace Camping : How to Dispose of Human Waste While Camping]

Bottom line: first adhere to the guidelines in the scout handbook and from Leave No Trace.

Junior Leader Training Time

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

As of today, we have a new Senior Patrol Leader!

We will need to discuss

  1. Leadership Positions (ASPL election)
  2. The (new/current) Meeting Agenda
  3. Upcoming activities
  4. Formal or Informal Junior Leader Training

2010 Bartle Merit Badges

Sunday, April 4th, 2010


Summer camp offers your scout a tremendous opportunity to earn merit badges which are the cornerstone of ranks above First Class.  Scouts can choose from a variety of merit badges to take at Bartle camp this year.

We will be collecting the scout’s preferences over the next two meetings and registering the classes online. 
Please have your scouts choose merit badges to fill the days for both halves of the session.  Some classes are taught for six (6) days and some for only three (3).  Some classes are “open” and can be completed in the scout’s free time.

Some merit badge classes carry an extra charge (above the cost of summer camp).  Please take note of any additional charges and be prepared with the appropriate fees (along with camp payments) if your scout chooses those classes. 

Here is the link to the daily schedule and the list of merit badges.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Hines or Mr. Petznick either online or at a scout meeting.

Merit Badge Academy And Cave Spring

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Merit BadgesThunderbird District Patch New Campfire

For March, 2010, we will attend The Thunderbird District Merit Badge Academy and have a short campout at Cave Spring (Historic Site & Nature Center).

Itenerary (Saturday, 13-MAR-2010):

  • 8:00 AM – Meet at Hickman Mill’s High School
    - Load gear in camp trailer
    - Adult campers will set up campsite with 2 behind for Merit Badge Academy
  • 9:00 AM – Attend Merit Badge Academy (Field “Class A” Uniform)
  • 4:00 PM - Depart for Campsite / continue setup
  • 6:00 PM – Dine Out (FunHouse Pizza?) (Money needed)
  • 8:00 PM – Campfire Program at Cave Spring
  • 10:00 PM – Lights Out

Itenerary (Sunday 14-MAR-2010):

  • 7:00 AM – Simple Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM – Campsite Church Service
  • 8:30 AM – Service Project
  • 11:00 AM – Breakdown campsite
  • 12:00 PM – Arrive at St. Sabina

Here is the permission slip for the event.