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Scouts Can Earn the Music Merit Badge with the Huskies!

May 07, 2013 By: Kevin Category: Merit Badge

BSAHuskyMusicScouts are invited to this free event to earn their Music merit badge! Kappa Kappa Psi will be holding our 5th Annual Music Merit Badge Project at the University of Washington. Kappa Kappa Psi is a National Honorary Band Service Fraternity. We are heavily involved with promoting music within the community and at the university level. Our Chapter is made up of members from the concert band, symphonic band, and the Husky Marching Band. We will be running several stations that will help fulfill the necessary requirements in earning a Music Merit Badge. For more information please contact me at [email protected], and check out our website for the event.

This event needs merit badge counselors! If you are a Music Merit Badge Counselor and are available please email: [email protected].

Information:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/kkpsimusicbadge
Date: June 22nd, 2013
Time: 11AM-1PM
Location: TBD, please check on our website

Aviation Day

March 12, 2013 By: Kevin Category: Events, Merit Badge

Online registration opens by 9am on March 13th! Register early, as the event fills up in about 48 hours. This is a Scout/youth event. Adults do not need to register.

On Saturday, June 1st, Alaska Airlines will sponsor and coordinate their annual Aviation Day for all high school aged Scouts, Venturers and Explorers. Come learn about careers in aviation, take a tour of the Alaska Airlines hangar, and check out many different aircraft, while completing your aviation merit badge requirements. Online registration will be available in March through the event web site at Alaskaair-aviationday.org.

 

Boy Scout Electronics and Radio MB course

March 08, 2013 By: Kevin Category: Merit Badge

Scouts and Leaders: there is a Boy Scout Electronics, and Radio Merit Badge Training course at the Lake Washington Technical Institute on Saturday April 13th, 9 am to 6:00pm. The Electronics Merit Badge will be presented in the Morning and the Radio Merit Badge in the afternoon.

This material will be covered by groups of 10 scouts moving between 5 learning tables in the morning and 5 different learning tables in the afternoon. Parents and or group /troop leaders can tag along for their team fun. These tables are “cool;” featuring electronic kits building, wireless uses, electronic principals, solar power, battery operations, careers and much more. You will see and use handheld radios, repeaters, digital radios and have a radio talk time of 10 minutes. All of this is fun and happens at the “speed of light”. These relate to STEM subjects in school and colleges love-em, just like they love scout background and Amateur licenses.

And there is more, Radio, Electronics and Electricity Merit Badges fits the STEM / NOVA Crunch , Whoosh and Start your Engine Program. Most of the Electricity Merit Badge is covered during the day. Merit Badge counselors will be on site to help; but it is your responsibility to fill out the paper work and any prep work or follow up.

So come and get started and be on your way to the big STEM Merit Badge SWEEP and on target for the Supernova Award.

Amateur radio operators, “HAMS”, will be the event coaches; a lot of these will be Scouts and Scouter’s that have their FCC Amateur License. You will see their new Scout Uniform RADIO OPERATOR strip patch. That day, you can even get one of these too!!!

Well as a last event of the day the FCC Amateur test will be given for Scouts, participants, parents and Leaders if you want to take it; you get the official BSA strip with a successful test. Merit Badges earned that day will be via your next court of honor.

But wait!!! that is not all!!! THERE is MORE, Later this year there will be more fun events: balloon launch, Scout nets on Repeaters, GPS games, talk around the world, JOTA campout, and maybe a contact with the International Space Station.

OK, here is what you do to get in this deal: This is the link to sign up. course: http://www.woodinvillearesgroup.org/Pages/YouthClass.aspx

Flyer: http://www.woodinvillearesgroup.org/Documents/2013%20April%20Radio-n-Electronics%20MB%20Class%20Flier.pdf

The $25 fee is for kits and FCC tests. Scouts are to bring their own lunch / drinks. All links to materials required are given at sign up. STEM / NOVA info:

http://www.scouting.org/stem/Awards/BoyScouts.aspx#designedtocrunch

This class will cut off at 60.
Any Questions? Direct them to:
Phil Sohn, K7APS, [email protected]
Horace Hamby, N7DRW, [email protected]
Dave Wickert, AE7TD, [email protected] or [email protected]

 

4th Annual Turkey Burner Classic 50-Miler

November 13, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Announcement, Events, Merit Badge

When: 7 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 (the day after Thanksgiving)
Where: The Shoreline Top Foods Store, 1201 N. 175th Street, Shoreline, WA 98133

We meet at 7 a.m. for free refreshments provided by Top Foods and then leave by 7:30 a.m. to ride north on the Interurban Trail to Everett and back — a distance of 50 miles, which can fulfill the Cycling Merit Badge requirement.

We take a fairly leisurely pace and make a couple of stops for hot chocolate and have lunch at the downtown Everett McDonalds (bring a few extra $$).

Please make sure your bike is in good working order and have your 10 essentials. Please… no cotton! We do not offer breakdown service or repair. This event is simply an opportunity to burn some post-Thanksgiving calories and ride with fellow scouts and scouters. We always have a great time.

In case of snow or substantial ice we will reschedule. Please check the Troop 853 website in the event of extremely severe weather. We do ride in the rain (and we love it).

Kurt Herzog
Scoutmaster
Troop 853
425-244-5840

Aurora District Merit Badge Fair

October 30, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Announcement, Merit Badge

Date: Saturday, Nov 17
Registration Time: 8:30am
Event Time: 9am to 3pm
Location: Seattle North Stake Center, LDS, 5701 8th Ave NE, Seattle

  • Bring a blue card from your troop
  • Dress in full uniform
  • Bring your own lunch

Prepare by reading the merit badge book, print out the MeritBadge.com worksheets. Small fee upon registration – to be determined.

Here is the current list of Merit Badges to date:

  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Geocaching
  • Indian Lore
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Cycling
  • Citizenship in the World (Morning Session)
  • Camping (afternoon session)
  • Astronomy
  • Space Exploration
  • Surveying
  • Traffic Safety
  • Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Indian Lore
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Snow sports (Morning Session – also needs Trip to Stevens Pass to complete. To be scheduled at class.

Want to volunteer?

  • Contact Janice Maxson – [email protected]

Questions?

  • Contact Janice or Darcy Niedermeyer – [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Merit badge opportunities

June 16, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Events, Merit Badge

The boys of Troop 151 just experienced a couple of great merit badge opportunities this month.  The first was the Railroading Merit badge.  10 boys took a 2 hour (one way) trip down to just south of Mt. Rainier to spend nearly 8 hours in a real train yard.  They had a great experience learning about the restoration, history, and career paths of railroading from the very dedicated people at the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad. They got to get up close to some real live steam engines and got a ride on a restored passenger car pulled by an older diesel engine. Really got a scale of how big, complex, and amazing these machines really are.  See some pictures of this trip!

Just a couple weeks later, several Toop 151 scouts were able to attend a 3 hour session at the University of Washington to learn about music, musical instruments, and performers.  Many thanks to the UW marching band for giving their time and energy to the boy scouts to put on this event!  It gave them a bit of knowledge about music, a taste of college, and the opportunity to hear some great musicians.  The best part was the exciting performance provided by the partial marching band that were there.  See a few pictures here.

 

Railroading Merit Badge

April 06, 2012 By: Kevin Category: Merit Badge

Offered by Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad. Get a glimpse of history up close and personal!

  • When: June 9, 2012
  • Time: Check-In: 8:30-9:00 to ~4:00
  • Cost: Boy Scouts (Must be registered) are $15 (includes patch). Adults are $10 (Patches extra). If registered as a troop: 1 free adult for 3-5 Scouts, 2 free for 6+.
  • Where: Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad Restoration Yard, 349 Mineral Creek Rd, Mineral, WA 98355

Space is limited to first 80 registered scouts.

For more info or to register, click here to view event form. Or, call Nancy Lawton at 1-888-STEAM11.