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Class Schedule, May 11, 2019

Morning Classes: 9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Merit Badge Prerequisites / Notes Max Number of Scouts MB Instructor Name
Art (AM) Come with # 4,5, 6 covered, for requirement #6: “please bring a proof of attending one of the events mentioned in description or one of Performing Art events (music, theater, dance – excluding cinema)” 20 Natalia Simkins
Auto Maintenance (AM) none 20 Mark Lane
Aviation (AM) Requirements 4a (or) 4b (or) 4c can be done before or after and scouts can bring evidence (pictures) and talk to me about their experience
Requirement 5 should be done before the class.
25 Jose Tarrio
Bugling (AM) -Requirement #6 – “Serve as bugler in your troop for three months”.’- Scouts need to bring their own bugle, trumpet, or cornet. No trombones, baritones, euphoniums, flugelhorns, mellophones, french horns, or kazoos.
Scout needs to have enough experience on the instrument through a school band program or similar that they are proficient enough to sound the bugle calls in Requirement 3. “Enough experience” is usually at least several months.
This is not a class that teaches a scout how to play the bugle.
10 Jacob Johnson
Citizenship in the Community (AM) 4b-c, 7a-c, & 8 25 Cassie Riddick
Citizenship in the Nation (AM) #2 (tour locations), #3 (have an issue to discuss), #6 (pick a speech to discuss), #8 (Name your two senators and the member of Congress from your congressional district.) 20 Jenifer Corral
Communications (AM) 4, 5, 7, 8 25 Mike Umstead
Cooking (AM) 7 – prerequisite 25 Brian Alderman
Crime Prevention (AM) Prerequisites to be done in the crime prevention worksheet are:
2, 4a, 4b, 5, 6a or 6b or 6c, 7a or 7b, 9d”
25 Jason Ash
Fishing (AM) none 25 Elkins Dahle
Golf (AM) #8
Bring golf clubs if you have them, NOT required. If outside bring a camp chair or a stool, otherwise standing/ sitting on the floor.
20 Brian O’Neill
Law (AM) 4 15 Katrina Barcellona
Leatherwork (AM) – 1 a & b
– 2 a, b, c, and d
all in writing
8 Mary Spence
Nuclear Science (AM) none 20 Brent Gagnard
Personal Fitness (AM) 1, 7, 8 15 Jamie Homes
Sustainability (AM) Req. 1 – Come prepared to discuss the meaning of Sustainability, and how it affects conservation and stewardship.
Req. 2 (Water) – Please complete part A prior to class.
Req. 2 (Food) – Please complete part A prior to class.
Req. 2 (Community) – for Part A, either bring a sketch or be prepared to create one during class.
Req. 2 (Energy) – N/A
Req. 2 (Stuff) – Please complete Part A prior to class.
20 Jesse Adams III
Truck Transportation (AM) 4C – Scouts speaks to a driver that has a Class A, B or C – CDL licenses. Examples School Bus Driver, UPS/FedEx driver or OTR Driver (Over the road driver) 12 Chuck Carter

 

***Prerequisites may be modified at a later date.  Many badges will have requirements that must be completed at a time other than at the Merit Badge Academy.  You may not be able to complete all badge requirements at Merit Badge Academy.  Credit will only be awarded for completed requirements.

 

Afternoon Classes: 1 —4 p.m.

Merit Badge Prerequisites / Notes Max Number of Scouts MB Instructor Name
Art (PM) Come with # 4,5, 6 covered, for requirement #6: “please bring a proof of attending one of the events mentioned in description or one of Performing Art events (music, theater, dance – excluding cinema)” 20 Natalia Simkins
Auto Maintenance (PM) none 20 Mark Lane
Aviation (PM) Requirements 4a (or) 4b (or) 4c can be done before or after and scouts can bring evidence (pictures) and talk to me about their experience
Requirement 5 should be done before the class.
25 William Cagle
Bugling (PM)

– Requirement #6 – “Serve as bugler in your troop for three months”.

‘- Scouts need to bring their own bugle, trumpet, or cornet. No trombones, baritones, euphoniums, flugelhorns, mellophones, french horns, or kazoos.
Scout needs to have enough experience on the instrument through a school band program or similar that they are proficient enough to sound the bugle calls in Requirement 3. “Enough experience” is usually at least several months.
This is not a class that teaches a scout how to play the bugle.

10 Jacob Johnson
Camping (PM) 4-b
5-e
8-d
25 Brian Alderman
Chess (PM) none 20 Brian O’Neill
Citizenship in the Nation (PM) #2 (tour locations), #3 (have an issue to discuss), #6 (pick a speech to discuss), #8 (Name your two senators and the member of Congress from your congressional district.) 20 Jenifer Corral
Cycling (PM) * requirements 3 and 5 require scouts to bring their bicycles
We can also do a good portion of 7A if we can ride around the St. Leo campus (would require at least one other adult with me). I could survey the location before the class.
The rest of the badge is up to each scout and they’ll need a buddy (family member or other adults and scouts) to complete. It involves doing 10 mile, 25 mile, and a 50 mile bike ride.
25 Jose Tarrio
Communication (PM) 4, 5, 7, 8 25 Mike Umstead
Crime Prevention (PM) Prerequisites to be done in the crime prevention worksheet are:
2, 4a, 4b, 5, 6a or 6b or 6c, 7a or 7b, 9d
25 Jason Ash
Fishing (PM) none 25 Elkins Dahle
Law (PM) #4 15 Katrina Barcellona
Leatherwork (PM) – 1 a & b
– 2 a, b, c, and d
all in writing
8 Mary Spence
Nuclear Science (PM) none 20 Brent Gagnard
Personal Fitness (PM) 1, 7, 8 15 Jamie Homes
Sustainability (PM) Req. 1 – Come prepared to discuss the meaning of Sustainability, and how it affects conservation and stewardship.
Req. 2 (Water) – Please complete part A prior to class.
Req. 2 (Food) – Please complete part A prior to class.
Req. 2 (Community) – for Part A, either bring a sketch or be prepared to create one during class.
Req. 2 (Energy) – N/A
Req. 2 (Stuff) – Please complete Part A prior to class.
20 Jesse Adams III
Truck Transportation (PM) 4C – Scouts speaks to a driver that has a Class A, B or C – CDL licenses. Examples School Bus Driver, UPS/FedEx driver or OTR Driver (Over the road driver) 12 Chuck Carter

 

***Prerequisites may be modified at a later date.  Many badges will have requirements that must be completed at a time other than at the Merit Badge Academy.  You may not be able to complete all badge requirements at Merit Badge Academy.  Credit will only be awarded for completed requirements.

 

All Day Classes: 9 a.m.—4 p.m.

Merit Badge Prerequisites / Notes Max Number of Scouts MB Instructor Name
Animation (All Day) #5 (typed or neatly written).
Bring laptop with power cable, Requires Adobe Animate on laptop
Use mouse or track ball, not track pad.
10 Matthew Cupach
Chemistry (All Day) none 25 Terri Hunter
Citizenship of the World (All Day) Bring evidence of Requirement 7
Recommended Age limit: High School age scouts
Recommend Pre Req: take Cit of the Nation MB
bring Cit. of the World Worksheets
30 Jeff Smith/Scott Dutton
Emergency Preparedness (All Day) 1 (earn 1st Aid MB), 2c (Family Plan), 8b (Emergency Kit),
9 a or b or c
evidence Brought to class
30 Steve Moore
Engineering (All Day) 1) Requirement 1 – choose a household item, and take it apart. We will discuss the engineering behind it in class.
2) Requirement 2 – research a major engineering accomplishment.
3) Requirement 5 – be prepared to discuss your initial design/idea in class
4) Requirement 9
25 Daniel Simpkins
Environmental Science (All Day) 3E Endangered Species: Do 1, 2 or 3
3F Pollution Prevention, Resource Recovery & Conservation: Do 1, 2 or 3
4: Do A or B
20 Kevin Beach
First Aid (All Day) – Read the First Aid Merit Badge Book, – Print out First Aid Merit Badge Worksheet (http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/First-Aid.pdf) and bring worksheet to class. – Bring scout handbook to class. – Bring proof of completion of requirement 1 (e.g. signed Scout book, advancement summary), or be prepared to do these requirements in class. – Do 5a and bring first aid kit to class. – Do 5b with one of your troop leaders and write down responses on worksheet that you bring to class 20 Chris Peek
Photography (All Day) An up to date cyber chip
A DSL camera preferably (no film cameras) or a smart phone camera (less desirable).
15 Jennifer Fehr
Programming (All Day) Up to date cyber chip is required https://www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/cyber-chip/
Scouts required to bring their own laptops, and will need an active email account as well, to send / receive emails for sign-ups to the below sites if they do not already have (free) accounts. (Creating Accounts ahead of time will save time in class as well)
Google Chrome Web Browser is recommended.
• Scratch [https://scratch.mit.edu/]
• JSFiddle (JavaScript & jQuery) [https://jsfiddle.net]
• Salesforce [https://developer.salesforce.com/]
20 Frank VanLoon


***Prerequisites may be modified at a later date.  Many badges will have requirements that must be completed at a time other than at the Merit Badge Academy.  You may not be able to complete all badge requirements at Merit Badge Academy.  Credit will only be awarded for completed requirements.

 

 

Adult Training Classes

Some Adult Training Classes will only be available as a walk-up registration.  Please check back regularly to decide which classes you would like to sign up for as the list will be updated as classes become available.

Morning Classes: 9 a.m.—12 p.m.

Class Class Description Class Size Instructor name
Merit Badge Counselor Training Learn the “ins and outs” of how to be a Merit Badge Counselor! Become Position Specific Trained as a Merit Badge Counselor. 35 Jimmy Keifer
SM/ASM Position Specific Training What an awesome time to get SMs and ASMs trained!!! 35 Mark Kriz
Troop Committee Challenge Position Specific Training for all Troop Committee Members but also for anyone interested in learning what the Troop Committee does and how it functions! 35 Earl Richardson

 

Afternoon Classes: 1 —4 p.m.

Class Class Description Class Size Instructor name
Board of Review Training Learn the “ins and outs” of a Board of Review. 35 Cassie Riddick
Merit Badge Counselor Training Learn the “ins and outs” of how to be a Merit Badge Counselor! Become Position Specific Trained as a Merit Badge Counselor. 35 Shawn Smith
Troop Committee Challenge Position Specific Training for all Troop Committee Members but also for anyone interested in learning what the Troop Committee does and how it functions! 35 Jimmy Keifer


***Please contact Donna F. Williams for questions on Adult Training: Pamperedchef.dfw@gmail.com or 813-671-4173. Thanks!

 

Cost

Youth: $20, includes lunch

Adult: $5, does not include lunch

Lunch: $5.50, for adults, parents, and non-registered youth

 

Online Registration

The online registration will open on April 8, 2019.  We will be sending an email with the date to all of the leaders that previously attended
and also posting it on the Merit Badge Academy Facebook Group.

Click here to register

Current Course Loads

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Registration Policy

Registration for merit badge academies is done by group. Once the leader registers his group and enters the first and last name of each participant, those records will be available to that leader for future registrations. Also, unless confirmation is received in advance from the Event Director, wait listed Scouts will not be admitted to classes. Late registrations will be accepted at the door for available classes, which may be very limited, and will incur a $5 late fee per Scout.

***Refund Policy: Unless otherwise specified, all requests for activity registration refunds need to be in writing and received in the council service center at least fourteen (14) days prior to the activity. A twenty percent (20%) service charge will be assessed, unless the registration fees are being transferred to another activity in the same calendar year. Requests for refunds received less than fourteen (14) days prior to the activity will be considered for the following reasons only: * Personal illness of the registered participant * A family emergency preventing attendance The same 20% service charge will apply. If unable to notify us within the 14-day period, these types of refund requests will be granted an extra seven (7) days following the completion of the activity. Again they must be made in writing and submitted to the council service center. After that time the activity accounts will be closed and no more refunds will be given.

Resources

Merit Badge Requirements

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