Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Merit Badge Frenzy 2014 information


2014 Merit Badge Frenzy

Rio Del Oro

February 22, 2014

Sheppard of the Valley Lutheran Church at 1455 E Yosemite Ave Merced Ca 95340

General Information

Welcome again to our second year of our Rio Del Oro Merit badge Frenzy, Let me start by saying that I am so sorry that it has taken so long to get this together, I was working a lot of this via a cell phone because my computer broke. But everything came together at the end and here we are for our second year.

Scouts are expected to have a printed workbook from meritbadge.org for each merit badge they are attending as well as something to write with. They should read though the workbook and be knowledgeable about what is required. Scouts should have all prerequisites completed. In some cases that will still not complete the merit badge but each councilor will provide a way to get a hold of them to finish signing off the requirement when completed.

New this year Troop 88 will have a fund raiser lunch that can be purchased or a bag lunch will need to be brought from home. There are no close restaurants  that offers lunch in the amount of time allotted.

 Projected menu will be

 Chili Dogs/Hot Dog and Nachos

$5 will be 2 chili dogs and a drink or 1 chili dog and nacho and a drink

$3 will be 1 chili dog or nacho and a drink.

 

There will be 2 3-hour sessions but there will be some all day classes

Registration will be from 8-8:45am

Flag Ceremony 8:45am

First class 9am-noon

12pm-12:30pm Lunch Break

Second Class 12:30-3:30

 Merit Badges

All Day Classes

1.       Citizenship in the World

                PreReqs- 3a, 3b, and 7 pick 2

2.       First Aid

                PreReqs- 2D

Half Day Classes

3.       Family Life

                Prereqs- #3, started #5 Plan outlined if not completed

4.       American Heritage- PreReqs

1.       Read the Declaration of independence and rewrite the specific  phrase as it relates t scouting

2.       Obtain councilors approval for requirements 2b,2c,or 2d

3.       Select topic and have discussion ready for requirement 3a

4.       Research family history and be read to discuss various events and situations in American history that may have affected your family

5.       Complete any 2 items of requirement 4 and be prepared to discuss

6.       Get councilors approval for requirement 5a or 5b

Councilors email address for approvals mcpr29@sbcglobal.net

5.       Automotive Maintenance

                Prereqs- #2h, 2i, 11 pick 2 bring proof such as pictures or 150 word report about the experience

6.       Law

                Prereqs- Start filling out workbook

7.       Communication

                Prereqs-4 &9 

8.       Crime Prevention

Prereqs- 2,3,5,6 and 7 be prepared to teach the group #5
      9.       Cooking - we will be using the 2007 requirements the new requirements not required until 2015 as long as you get it done by December 31st you will be fine.



Prereqs- #2 and #8
for more info contact - ASMBruening@gmail.com

10.   Game Design -Prereqs

1.       Type or write legibly the answers to Requirements 1A, 1B, 2, and 3 (http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/advancementandawards/meritbadges/mb-gdsn.aspx).

2.    Bring to the Merit Badge Frenzy: pre-requisite #1 (above) to turn into Counselor, Blue card, a blank notebook (to keep notes during the meeting and to use as game design notebook), something to write with, and one deck of standard playing cards.

And introducing …..

11.   Road to First Class (1/2 day) –Our road to first class program requires you to bring your scout book, the scout will be fulfilling a lot of requirements in tenderfoot, second class and first class. No PreReqs if a scout enrolls in the Road to first class program he may choose a half day merit badge for the second half of his day.

For Registration

Please email meritbadgefrenzy@gmail.com with the following information per scout

1.       Name

2.       Troop

3.       Rank

4.       Age

5.       Merit badges wanted with 2 alternates just in case class fills up

Frenzy 2014 Flyer


2014 Rio Del Oro

Merit Badge Frenzy

February 22nd

Welcome to our second Annual Merit Badge Frenzy. This year it will be held at Sheppard of the Valley Lutheran Church at 1455 E Yosemite Ave Merced Ca 95340 and registration will start at 8am

We will be offering the following Merit Badges

First Aid                                                 Family Life

Citizenship in the World                     Cooking

Game Design                                        Crime Prevention

American Heritage                              Law

Automotive Maintance                      Communications

Plus we will have a Road to First Class Program

 

Please see meritbadgefrenzy.blogspot.com for more information or email meritbadgefrenzy@gmail.com

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thank You


The First Year of the Rio Del Oro Merit Badge Frenzy was a huge success. Thank you for the following Councilors who made it all possible without you the boys would have had nothing to do!

Denean Stanke- Family Life
Dwayne McCoy- Scouting Heritage/First Aid
Bill McGee -Citizenship in the Nation
Neil Moorse- Law
Brandon Martinez- Automotive Maintenance
David Woodruff-Dentistry/ First Aid
Steve Macedo- Farm Mechanics
Doug Marks-Veterinary Medicine
Richard Klietman & Joe Meussen- Communications
& Dr Jeremy West-Dentistry

And our Church Representative Steve Hand!!

We had a total of 92 boys attend This year

Of those 92 I was able to attain rank for 84 of them we had
20 Scouts
12 Tenderfoot
12 Second Class
13 First Class
17 Star
7 Life
1 Eagle

Of those 92 I was able to attain the age of 74 of them
20- 11 year olds
18- 12 year olds
15- 13 year olds
13- 14 year olds
4- 15 year olds
3- 16 year olds
1- 17 year old

Thank you for all who came and helped, Expecially Mr Moorse who helped us out with set up and provided snacks, Ms Stanke who helped with Registration and Mr McCoy and Mr Woodruff who helped out at the last minute with First Aid.

A special thanks to Star Scout Brennen Reyna who made it a point to come early and help with set up.

Be on the look out for next year's date, February 22. 2014!

Merit Badge Frenzy Coordinator,

Erica Martinez

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Merit Badge Frenzy


Rio Del Oro
February 23, 2013
Merit Badge Frenzy

Welcome to Greater Yosemite Council Rio Del Oro Merit Badge Frenzy Website. 2013 marks our first year of what will hopefully become an annual event for our area.

All scouts that attend are required to bring a sack lunch, pencils and workbook printed from Meritbadge.org for every class attended. Any Additional requirements will be listed under specific badge.

Almost all classes have Prerequisites required for completing the badge. It is better to have them done before but each councilor is prepared to help finishing after the frenzy is over and will explain how that will happen during the session.

There will be 2 3-hour sessions but some classes will take all day.
Registration from 800-845am
Opening flag Ceremony at 8:45am
First Session is from 9am-12pm
Second Session is from 1230pm to 330pm
There will be a 1/2 lunch break from 12-1230 where the scouts need to eat their sack lunch.


All Day Classes
  • Communications
    • No Prerequisites
  • Citizenship in the Nation (Full)
    • Prerequisite #3
  • First Aid
    • $20 Fee Required to be paid directly to the instructor
    • Prerequisite #2d
          Half Day Classes
          • Veterinary Medicine
            • Prerequisites #6a or b
            • Contact dugmarks@aol.com for a list of clinics if needed

              • Farm Mechanics
                • No Prerequisties 
              • Dentistry
                • Prerequisites # 4c, 7
                • Pocket Knife w/ completed Totin' Chip
                • Colored Pencils

                • Family Life
                  • Prerequisites #3 started, #5 Plan outlined if not completed
                • American Heritage
                  • Prerequisites
                    • Read the Declaration of Independence & rewrite the specified phrase prior to Merit Badge Frenzy
                    • Obtain the counselors approval for requirement 2b,2c,or 2d prior to the Merit Badge Frenzy
                    • Select topic and have discussion points ready for requirement 3a prior to attending Merit Badge Frenzy
                    • Research the family history before the Merit Badge Frenzy and be ready to discuss various events and situations in American history that affected your family.
                    • Complete any two items from requirement 4 before Merit Badge Frenzy and be prepared to discuss them with the councilors
                    • Get the counselor’s approval for requirement 5a or 5b prior to attending the Merit Badge Frenzy.

                    • Councilor email for approval mcpr29@sbcglobal.net


                      • Scouting Heritage
                        • Prerequisites
                          • Read about the life and times of Lord Baden-Powell and be prepared to participate in a discussion with the councilor as described in requirement 1
                          • Write the two biographical sketches of early Scouting leaders and write our your discussion for significance of any two items in requirement 2
                          • Be prepared to discuss the Scouting programs development and adaptations for requirement 3
                          • Prepare the presentation of your troops history or history of scouting in your area prior to the Merit Badge Frenzy and be ready to present your finding to the councilor and group for requirement 5
                          • Prepare a collection and show it to the councilor for requirement 6
                          • get prior approval for an old fashion game not listed in the merit badge book for requirement 7
                          • Conduct three interviews before the merit badge frenzy and be prepared to present your findings for requirement 8. The councilor will not be interviewed.
                          • Councilor email for approval mcpr29@sbcglobal.net

                          • Automotive Mechanics
                            • Prerequisites #2-h,i, 11-pick two bring proof such as pictures of you doing it or 150+ word report whichever is applicable
                          • Camping
                            • Councilor had to cancel please email if you need a councilor and I will forward you the email.
                          • Law
                            • Prerequisites- Start filling out workbook
                          • Monday, January 14, 2013

                            Registration


                            Please email all registration forms or questions to meritbadgefrenzy@gmail.com

                            2013 Merit Badge Frenzy -Rio Del Oro- Greater Yosemite Council
                            February 23, 2013
                            Held at Sheppard of the Valley Church 1455 Yosemite Ave Merced, Ca 95340

                            Scout Troop___________________ District _____________________________________

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                            Important times to know
                            8am-845am registration
                            845am opening flag ceremony
                            9am session1
                            12pm lunch
                            1230pm session 2
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                            All Merit Badges Are Free with the exception of First Aid

                            Scouts are required to bring Merit Badge Worksheet from Meritbadge.org with any Prerequisites completed, Pencils, and a sack lunch. No food will be provided and it is a bit far to travel in the time allotted for lunch.