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Council posts SAW Merit badge class list!

Council just posted the classes that will be offered at S.A.W.!

Mrs. Unruh is not yet taking registrations, but class registration will open very soon, so please review the class info below & be prepared with your top 2-3 choices. Classes do fill up quickly, so the sooner you are registered, the more likely you are to get your top choice. We’ll be taking payments on Tuesday at the meeting ($38 per person early bird day rate).

Time Block 1 is morning only, Time Block 2 is afternoon only and if it says “Time Blocks 1,2” it’s an all-day class. Be sure to note the prerequisites you’ll have to do in advance, and those classes with age limits.

Family Life 10 Spots Available Time Block: 1
The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. The world is rapidly changing, making today’s society much more complex than ever before. As Scouts earn this merit badge, they will realize why it is important to know more about family life and how to strengthen their families. Pre-reqs: Complete #3, 4 & 5.

Citizenship in the World 10 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries. Pre-reqs: Complete #3a, 3b, & 7

Citizenship in the Nation 15 Spots Available Time Block: 1
As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens. Pre-reqs: Complete #2a or 2b or 2c.

Emergency Preparedness 20 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency. Pre-reqs: #1, 8 & 9.

Motorboating 4 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
With the fun of operating a motorboat comes the responsibility for keeping that boat in first-class condition, knowing and obeying the nautical “rules of the road,” and gaining the general knowledge and skills to operate a boat safely. Must take a swim test -swim test will be conducted first thing Saturday morning. • Please provide a CPR card, if scout had training. • BSA Medical form • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, wide brim hat Sun/bug lotion, swim trunks, towel, closed water shoes

Citizenship in the Community 15 Spots Available Time Block: 1
A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials. Pre-reqs: #2A (BRING MAP), 3a, 5, 7.

Emergency Preparedness 20 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency. Pre-reqs: #1, 8 & 9.

Law (NEW!) 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Earning this merit badge enables a Scout to learn about the history and kinds of laws, the purpose and methods of law enforcement, consumer protection agencies, emerging law, and careers in the legal profession.

Mining in Society (NEW!) 8 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Mining has been an important part of our nation since the 19th century. Today, the industry employs 3 million Americans, directly and indirectly, and is a major contributor to the global mining landscape. This merit badge covers the history of mining, explores the status of mining in the 21st century, introduces Scouts to modern mining careers, and explores the all-important topic of mining safety.

Sustainability (NEW!) 10 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
What is sustainability in the simplest terms? Sustainability is more of a new way of thinking. The idea is not just to conserve but to truly be stewards of our environment, our energy sources, and more—to think in terms not just of having enough for our lifetime but enough for future generations. This badge begins and ends with a family meeting in which family members discuss what they can do to live more sustainably. The Scout undertakes projects to understand the big picture regarding topics such as water, food, energy, and transportation, as well as waste reduction, species decline, world population, and climate change. Pre-reqs: #1, 2-Water A, Energy B or C, Food A, Stuff A & 5A.

Crime Prevention 15 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Preventing crime, which can be as simple as reducing the opportunities for crime to occur, is far less costly than apprehending and bringing legal action against those who break the law and it helps save people from the anguish of being victims. Pre-req: 4b – Bring to SAW.

Electronics 10 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field. $10 fee for electronics kit. Pay when you register for class. $10.00

Engineering 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Engineers use both science and technology to turn ideas into reality, devising all sorts of things, ranging from a tiny, low-cost battery for your cell phone to a gigantic dam across the mighty Yangtze River in China.

Lifesaving 8 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
No Boy Scout will ignore a plea for help. However, the desire to help is of little use unless one knows how to give the proper aid. The main purpose of the Lifesaving merit badge is to prepare Scouts to assist those involved in water accidents, teaching them the basic knowledge of rescue techniques, the skills to perform them, and the judgment to know when and how to act so that they can be prepared for emergencies. Pre-reqs: Scout must be a Life Scout (must provide proof) and must pass the 400-yard swim test doing 100 yards of crawl, 100 yards of side stroke, 100 yards of breaststroke and 100 yards of backstroke continuously and well to qualify for the course, no exceptions. *This will be the first thing the MB counselor will go over. Scouts that cannot pass the 400 yd swim will be asked to sign up for another MB.

Weather 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Meteorology is the study of Earth’s atmosphere and its weather and the ways in which temperature, wind, and moisture act together in the environment. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, Scouts can learn about extreme weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and how to stay safe.

Archery 10 Spots Available 10 years and older Time Blocks: 1, 2
Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. This merit badge can provide a thorough introduction to those who are new to the bow and arrow—but even for the experienced archer, earning the badge can help to increase the understanding and appreciation of archery. Pre-Req: Bring a pen, merit badge worksheet & Know the Range Rules.

Art 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.

Automotive Maintenance 20 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Modern automobiles are important to many aspects of American life. Those who service automobiles must understand each principle, and how these principles interact to provide smooth, efficient performance. Owners of cars also benefit by understanding how their vehicles operate. This enables them to understand why certain periodic maintenance is required to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape.

Aviation – Offsite
Weather – Offsite 10 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
For most of history, people have dreamed of flying, imagining how it would feel to soar through the sky like an eagle or hover in midair like a hummingbird, to float on unseen currents, free of Earth’s constant tug, able to travel great distances and to rise above any obstacle. Today, through aviation, we can not only join the birds but also fly farther, faster, and higher than they ever could. Scouts will meet at Lantana Airport at 8am, transportation will be provided from TK or you can meet there. Pre-reqs: Read both Merit Badge Books, a knowledge pre-test will be emailed to each scout. Weather – Keep a weather log for one week prior to SAW, bring it with you. You will be completing two merit badges. Adults are needed to supervise the Scouts. The adults will also get to fly! Complete permission form and bring it with you. FULL CLASS A UNIFORM (ABSOLUTLEY NO CAMOUFLAGE)

Aviation – Offsite
Weather – Offsite 10 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Meteorology is the study of Earth’s atmosphere and its weather and the ways in which temperature, wind, and moisture act together in the environment. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, Scouts can learn about extreme weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and how to stay safe. Scouts will meet at Lantana Airport at 8 am, transportation will be provided from TK or you can meet there. Pre-reqs: Read both Merit Badge Books, a knowledge pre-test will be emailed to each scout. Weather – Keep a weather log for one week prior to SAW, bring it with you. You will be completing two merit badges. Adults are needed to supervise the Scouts. The adults will also get to fly! Complete permission form and bring it with you. FULL CLASS A UNIFORM (ABSOLUTELY NO CAMOUFLAGE).

Backpacking 20 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Earning the Backpacking merit badge will be demanding but rewarding. Scouts will learn what equipment to carry on their backs and what knowledge to have in their heads. In addition, Scouts will discover how to protect the environment by traveling and camping without leaving a trace. By mastering the basics of backpacking, Scouts will develop an even deeper respect for the outdoors. Pre-reqs: Print and be familiar with the Backpack worksheet. Bring a fully loaded pack with as much of the required equipment from the Merit Badge book as possible. Scouts to bring a folding chair and water bottles.

Camping 32 Spots Available 13 years and older Time Blocks: 1, 2
Camping is one of the best-known methods of the Scouting movement. When he founded the Scouting movement in the early 1900s, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged every Scout to learn the art of living out-of-doors. He believed a young person able to take care of himself while camping would have the confidence to meet life’s other challenges, too. Pre-reqs: Must be 13 or older. Complete #4b, 5e,7b, 8d, 9a, 9b, 9c. Compass or compass app on your phone.

Canoeing 12 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
For several centuries, the canoe was a primary method of travel for explorers and settlers. Today, it remains an important part of the wilderness experience and an enjoyable leisure activity that teaches communication, teamwork, and physical fitness. Must take a swim test -swim test will be conducted first thing Saturday morning. • Please provide a CPR card if scout had training • BSA Medical form • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, wide brim hat Sun/bug lotion, swim trunks, towel, closed water shoes.

Climbing 6 Spots Available 13 years and older Time Blocks: 1, 2 Climbing is not a sport that requires tremendous muscular strength; it demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice hard to master a set of skills. The adventure of climbing can also provide a new way to enjoy the outdoors. Pre-reqs: Signed Climbing permission slip. Must be 13 yrs or older. Scout shirts & class B t-shirt, closed toed shoes. Bring the MB book.

Communication 20 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: “Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication. Pre-reqs: COMPLETE #2 AND #8.

Electricity 15 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Electricity is a powerful and fascinating force of nature. As early as 600 BC, observers of the physical world suspected that electricity existed but did not have a name for it. In fact, real progress in unraveling the mystery of electricity has come only within the last 250 years. Pre-reqs: 2, 8, 9A

Environmental Science 15 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
While earning the Environmental Science merit badge, Scouts will get a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist, making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world. Pre-reqs: 1, 2, 3B#2, 3E, 6 (ALL)

Farm Mechanics 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
From the mattock and hoe to the horse and mule, the cotton gin and reaper, the tractor and air seeder—this is the story of farm equipment. Today, most farms are mechanized, and farmers can do most of their own maintenance work and make the adjustments needed on their many intricate farm implements.

Fire Safety 15 Spots Available Time Block: 1
The ability to use fire safely is essential to human survival. By earning this merit badge, Scouts will learn to uses fire safely and responsibly, how to prevent home fires, and how to handle fire safely, as well as burn prevention, and camping safety. Pre-reqs #6 & 6A.

First Aid 30 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
First aid — caring for injured or ill persons until they can receive professional medical care — is an important skill for every Scout. With some knowledge of first aid, a Scout can provide immediate care and help to someone who is hurt or who becomes ill. First aid can help prevent infection and serious loss of blood. It could even save a limb or a life. Pre-reqs: COMPLETE all First Aid requirements up to first class, bring your first aid kit.

Fishing 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself. A
tenderfoot [beginner] who starved on the bank of a river full of fish would look very silly, yet it might happen to one who had never learned to catch fish.

Golf 12 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Golf is unique because the players police themselves. Other sports depend upon referees or umpires to apply penalties when there are infractions of the rules. In golf, every player is expected to act honorably, and the welfare and integrity of the game relies on every player’s honesty. This is why golf often is referred to as a “gentleman’s game.” Class required preparation. Dress code is collared shirt, tucked in, Bermuda length shorts or pants. Golf clubs if you have them.

Home Repairs 20 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Successfully completing this badge’s requirements can lead to a lifetime of personal and financial rewards: Doing basic home repairs provides a sense of personal pride in one’s achievements and increased self-confidence. In addition, safe and successful do-it-yourselfers can easily save a family thousands of dollars in repair bills over the years.

Kayaking 8 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Kayaking merit badge includes safety, knots, parts of the kayak. Teaches how to perform the proper strokes, capsize a kayak safely and more. Pre-reqs: Must take a swim test -swim test will be conducted first thing Saturday morning. • Please provide a CPR card, if scout had training. • BSA Medical form • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, wide brim hat Sun/bug lotion, swim trunks, towel, closed water shoes.

Leatherwork 7 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Scouts who complete the requirements to earn the Leatherwork merit badge will explore leather’s history and its endless uses. They will learn to make a useful leather item using the same types of raw materials that our ancestors used; be challenged to master skills like hand-stitching, lacing, and braiding and learn how to preserve and protect leather items so they will last a lifetime and beyond. $10.00 fee for kit supplied by MBC, pay at registration. Pre-reqs: Read Merit Badge Book. $10.00

Mammal Study 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
A mammal may weigh as little as 1/12 ounce, as do some shrews, or as much as 150 tons, like the blue whale. It may spring, waddle, swim, or even fly. But if it has milk for its young, has hair of some kind, is relatively intelligent, and has warm blood, then it is a mammal.

Medicine 10 Spots Available Time Block: 1
The practice of medicine has a rich history that spans several centuries. Since the first use of plants and other items as simple medicines and balms, many men and women have contributed to the advancement of the “healing arts”. Pre-reqs: Read the MB book; bring a notebook /pen or pencil and complete requirements: 1A, 7A,10.

Metalwork 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Scouts will begin their work on this merit badge by learning about the properties of metal, how to use simple metalworking tools, and the basic metalworking techniques. Then they will practice using these tools and techniques before concentrating on the more intricate skills of one of four metalworking options. Pre-reqs: Complete #4. Bring Safety goggles, wear long pants & no synthetic shirts, cotton only.

Moviemaking 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Moviemaking includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and post-production processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.

Music 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
The history of music is rich and exciting. Through the ages, new music has been created by people who learned from tradition, then explored and innovated. All the great music has not yet been written. Today, the possibilities for creating new music are limitless.

Orienteering 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Orienteering, the use of map and compass to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. Orienteering is also a recognized sport at the Olympic Games, and thousands of people participate in the sport each year in local clubs and competitions.

Personal Fitness 12 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Personal fitness is an individual effort and desire to be the best one can be. Regardless of their current levels of personal fitness, in the twelve weeks it will take Scouts to complete the athletic requirements for this merit badge, they will be in better shape, feel better about themselves, have more energy, and gain self-confidence in their overall abilities. MUST BRING THE DATES OF THE LAST PHYSICAL AND DENTAL EXAMS. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen & a pen.

Personal Management 20 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to each those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities. Pre reqs: Complete 2a, 2b#1, 2b#2, if the 13-week log is not completed beforehand & brought to class, the Scout could receive a partial and the MBC’s contact information for after completion. Print out the SAW Pre-Req sheet & bring it to class.

Photography 8 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs into more than snapshots. Good photographs tell us about a person, a news event, a product, a place, a scientific breakthrough, an endangered animal, or a time in history. MUST BRING A DIGITAL CAMERA.

Pioneering 12 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Pioneering—the knowledge of ropes, knots, and splices along with the ability to build rustic structures by lashing together poles and spars is among the oldest of Scouting’s skills. Practicing rope use and completing projects with lashings also allow Scouts to connect with past generations, ancestors who used many of these skills as they sailed the open seas and lived in America’s forests and prairies. Knowledge of class required knots & lashings is beneficial. Practice #2a and #2b.

Plumbing 8 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas heating, and many other purposes.

Radio 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Radio is a way to send information, or communications, from one place to another. Broadcasting includes both one-way radio (a person hears the information but can’t reply) as well as two-way radio (where the same person can both receive and send messages).

Rifle Shooting 14 Spots Available 10 years and older Time Blocks: 1, 2
A rifle, like any other precision instrument, is manufactured to perform a specific task and can do so at no risk to the user or others. By earning this badge, Scouts can develop their shooting skills while learning safe practices. Pre-Reqs: Read the Merit Badge Book, print out & bring the Hunting laws found on www.myFWC.com.

Salesmanship 8 Spots Available Time Block: 1
By studying salesmanship, Scouts can learn self-confidence, motivation, friendliness, and the persistence necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems. Sales can offer a challenging & rewarding career for those who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life. Pre-req #5-Cost sheet of unit sales or experience of sales.

Search & Rescue 10 Spots Available Time Block: 1
This merit badge will cover skills like working around specialized teams such as aircraft, canine, and aquatic rescue teams, and identifying differences between search and rescue environments, such as coastal, wilderness, rural, and urban landscapes. Pre-reqs: #10 – BRING TO CLASS.

Shotgun Shooting 10 Spots Available 14 years and older Time Blocks: 1, 2
A shotgun is a precision instrument, designed to shoot a shot charge in a specific pattern to cover a designated area at a certain distance. Pre-Req: Read the Merit Badge Book., know the state rules & regulations.

Signs, Signals and Codes 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
This merit badge introduces Scouts to several forms of nonverbal
communication, including emergency signaling, Morse code, American Sign Language, braille, trail signs, sports officiating hand signals, traffic signs, and secret codes. Pre-reqs: Bring MB Book, Braille Supplement (If not already included), Topographical Map (if you have one).

Small-Boat Sailing 8 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Sailing is one of the most enjoyable pastimes on the open water. The quiet and peacefulness of the water can provide a pleasant break from everyday life. However, smooth sailing requires paying careful attention to safety. Must take a swim test which will be conducted first thing Saturday morning. • Please provide a CPR card, if scout had training. • BSA Medical form • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, wide brim hat Sun/bug lotion, swim trunks, towel, closed water shoes.

Space Exploration 15 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Space is mysterious. We explore space for many reasons, not least because we don’t know what is out there, it is vast, and humans are full of curiosity. Each time we send explorers into space, we learn something we didn’t know before. We discover a little more of what is there.

Swimming 10 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Swimming is a leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a basic survival skill. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills. Must take a swim test -swim test will be conducted first thing Saturday morning. • Please provide a CPR card, if scout had training. • BSA Medical form • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, wide brim hat Sun/bug lotion, swim trunks, towel, closed water shoes.

Traffic Safety 12 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Staying safe in traffic wherever you live is getting more difficult all the time, as more and more people take to the road. Earning the Traffic Safety merit badge and will give Scouts some crucial tools to stay safer, when driving a car on a highway, riding a bike across town, or jogging across a busy street. Pre-req – Read the Merit Badge Book. #5 – Any one choice in #5, MBC prefers 5b. Fill in the sections with any questions.

Wilderness Survival 20 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
In their outdoor activities, Scouts learn to bring the clothing and gear they need, to make good plans, and do their best to manage any risks. But now and then, something unexpected happens. When things go wrong, the skills of wilderness survival can help make everything right again. Pre-reqs: Bring rain gear, work gloves, sunscreen, & your own water bottle. Complete #5 and bring it with you. Weekend campers only, as you will be sleeping under the stars!

Woodwork 20 Spots Available Time Blocks: 1, 2
Wood is an amazingly versatile, practical, yet beautiful material. A skilled craftsman can use wood to fashion just about anything. As a woodworker or carpenter, you will find no end of useful, valuable, and fun items you can make yourself, from wood.

Veterinary Medicine
Pets – NEW 15 Spots Available Time Block: 1
Pet ownership is a mixture of fun, excitement, responsibility, commitment, expense, and learning. Besides providing a window into the animal world, owning pets gives us opportunities to participate in activities that strengthen the human-animal bond. Pet ownership teaches us about the responsibility we have to the other living beings on this planet, and pets can be just plain fun. Pre-reqs: Complete #1

Veterinary Medicine
Pets – NEW 15 Spots Available Time Block: 1
The field of veterinary medicine in the 21st century is one of the most exciting medical professions in which to work. The skills of a veterinarian are practiced with cutting-edge technology and treatment options, and the profession offers a wide range of career choices. Pre- reqs: 6a or 6b

Family Life 10 Spots Available Time Block: 2
The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. The world is rapidly changing, making today’s society much more complex than ever before. As Scouts earn this merit badge, they will realize why it is important to know more about family life and how to strengthen their families. Pre-reqs: Complete #3, 4 & 5

Citizenship in the Community 15 Spots Available Time Block: 2
A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials. Pre-reqs: #2A (BRING MAP), 3a, 5, 7.

Citizenship in the Nation 15 Spots Available Time Block: 2
As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens. Pre-reqs: #2a, b or c.

Citizenship in the World 15 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries. Pre-reqs: Complete #3a, 3b, & 7

Law (NEW!) 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Earning this merit badge enables a Scout to learn about the history and kinds of laws, the purpose and methods of law enforcement, consumer protection agencies, emerging law, and careers in the legal profession.

Mining in Society (NEW!) 8 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Mining has been an important part of our nation since the 19th century. Today, the industry employs 3 million Americans, directly and indirectly, and is a major contributor to the global mining landscape. This merit badge covers the history of mining, explores the status of mining in the 21st century, introduces Scouts to modern mining careers, and explores the all-important topic of mining safety.

Crime Prevention 15 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Preventing crime, which can be as simple as reducing the opportunities for crime to occur, is far less costly than apprehending and bringing legal action against those who break the law and it helps save people from the anguish of being victims. Pre-req: 4b – Bring to SAW.

Electronics 10 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field. $10 fee for electronics kit., pay when you register for class. $10.00

Engineering 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Engineers use both science and technology to turn ideas into reality, devising all sorts of things, ranging from a tiny, low-cost battery for your cell phone to a gigantic dam across the mighty Yangtze River in China.

Art 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.

Automotive Maintenance 20 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Modern automobiles are important to many aspects of American life. Those who service automobiles must understand each principle, and how these principles interact to provide smooth, efficient performance. Owners of cars also benefit by understanding how their vehicles operate. This enables them to understand why certain periodic maintenance is required to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape.

Electricity 15 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Electricity is a powerful and fascinating force of nature. As early as 600 BC, observers of the physical world suspected that electricity existed but did not have a name for it. In fact, real progress in unraveling the mystery of electricity has come only within the last 250 years. Pre-reqs: 2, 8, 9A

Farm Mechanics 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
From the mattock and hoe to the horse and mule, the cotton gin and reaper, the tractor and air seeder—this is the story of farm equipment. Today, most farms are mechanized, and farmers can do most of their own maintenance work and make the adjustments needed on their many intricate farm implements.

Fire Safety 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
The ability to use fire safely is essential to human survival. By earning this merit badge, Scouts will learn to uses fire safely and responsibly, how to prevent home fires, and how to handle fire safely, as well as burn prevention, and camping safety. Pre-reqs: #6 and 6a.

Fishing 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself. A tenderfoot [beginner] who starved on the bank of a river full of fish would look very silly, yet it might happen to one who had never learned to catch fish.

Home Repairs 20 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Successfully completing this badge’s requirements can lead to a lifetime of personal and financial rewards: Doing basic home repairs provides a sense of personal pride in one’s achievements and increased self-confidence. In addition, safe and successful do-it-yourselfers can easily save a family thousands of dollars in repair bills over the years.

Mammal Study 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
A mammal may weigh as little as 1/12 ounce, as do some shrews, or as much as 150 tons, like the blue whale. It may spring, waddle, swim, or even fly. But if it has milk for its young, has hair of some kind, is relatively intelligent, and has warm blood, then it is a mammal.

Medicine 10 Spots Available Time Block: 2
The practice of medicine has a rich history that spans several centuries. Since the first use of plants and other items as simple medicines and balms, many men and women have contributed to the advancement of the “healing arts. Pre-reqs: Read the MB book; bring a notebook /pen or pencil and complete requirements: 1A, 7A,10.

Metalwork 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Scouts will begin their work on this merit badge by learning about the
properties of metal, how to use simple metalworking tools, and the basic metalworking techniques. Then they will practice using these tools and techniques before concentrating on the more intricate skills of one of four metalworking options. Pre-reqs: Complete #4. Bring Safety goggles, wear long pants & no synthetic shirts, cotton only.

Moviemaking 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Moviemaking includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and post-production processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.

Music 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
The history of music is rich and exciting. Through the ages, new music has been created by people who learned from tradition, then explored and innovated. All the great music has not yet been written. Today, the possibilities for creating new music are limitless.

Orienteering 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Orienteering, the use of map and compass to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. Orienteering is also a recognized sport at the Olympic Games, and thousands of people participate in the sport each year in local clubs and competitions.

Personal Management 20 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities. Pre-reqs: Complete 2a, 2b#1, 2b#2, if the 13-week log is not completed beforehand & brought to class, the Scout could receive a partial and the MBC’s contact information for after completion. Print out the SAW Pre-Req sheet & bring it to class.

Plumbing 8 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas heating, and many other purposes.

Radio 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Radio is a way to send information, or communications, from one place to another. Broadcasting includes both one-way radio (a person hears the information but can’t reply) as well as two-way radio (where the same person can both receive and send messages).

Salesmanship 8 Spots Available Time Block: 2
By studying salesmanship, Scouts can learn self-confidence, motivation, friendliness, and the persistence necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems. Sales can offer a challenging and rewarding career for those who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life. Pre-reqs: #5 – Cost sheet of unit sales or experience of sales.

Search & Rescue 10 Spots Available Time Block: 2
This merit badge will cover skills like working around specialized teams such as aircraft, canine, and aquatic rescue teams, and identifying differences between search and rescue environments, such as coastal, wilderness, rural, and urban landscapes. Pre-reqs: #10 – BRING TO CLASS.

Signs, Signals and Codes 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
This merit badge introduces Scouts to several forms of nonverbal communication, including emergency signaling, Morse code, American Sign Language, braille, trail signs, sports officiating hand signals, traffic signs, and secret codes. Pre – reqs: Bring MB Book, Braille Supplement (If not already included), Topographical Map (if you have one).

Swimming 10 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Swimming is a leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a basic survival skill. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills. Must take a swim test first thing Saturday morning. • Please provide a CPR card, if scout had training. • BSA Medical form • Sunglasses, hat, water bottle, wide brim hat Sun/bug lotion, swim trunks, towel, closed water shoes.

Traffic Safety 12 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Staying safe in traffic wherever you live is getting more difficult all the time, as more and more people take to the road. Earning the Traffic Safety merit badge and will give Scouts some crucial tools to stay safer, when driving a car on a highway, riding a bike across town, or jogging across a busy street. Pre-req – Read the Merit Badge Book. #5 – Any one choice in #5, MBC prefers 5b. Fill in the sections with any questions.

Veterinary Medicine
Pets — NEW 15 Spots Available Time Block: 2
Pet ownership is a mixture of fun, excitement, responsibility, commitment, expense, and learning. Besides providing a window into the animal world, owning pets gives us opportunities to participate in activities that strengthen the human-animal bond. Pet ownership teaches us about the responsibility we have to the other living beings on this planet, and pets can be just plain fun. Pre-reqs: #Complete #1

Veterinary Medicine
Pets – NEW 15 Spots Available Time Block: 2
The field of veterinary medicine in the 21st century is one of the most exciting medical professions in which to work. The skills of a veterinarian are practiced with cutting-edge technology and treatment options, and the profession offers a wide range of career choices. Pre-reqs: 6a or 6b.

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