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2018 Merit Badge University

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Merit Badge University

Saturday September 29, 2018



Main Site                    

LDS Church               
3108 N 18th Ave
Phoenix, AZ           

 $25 per Scout Youth 11-17 Years  

Morning Classes - 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM (unless noted)
Afternoon Classes 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM


There is an option for Adults who want to purchase Lunch.


American Labor- (2)
Art - 4.

Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:

a. Pen and ink,

b. Watercolors,

c. Pencil,

d. Pastels,

e. Oil paints,

f. Tempera,

g. Acrylics,

h. Charcoal

i. Computer drawing or painting

- 5.Do ONE of the following:

a. Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design. With your counselor's approval, create a promotional piece for the item using a picture or pictures.

b. Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.

c. Design a logo. Share your design with your counselor and explain the significance of your logo. Then, with your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, put your logo on Scout equipment, furniture, ceramics, or fabric.

( As counselor I am giving my permission/aproval ahead of time so the scout may choose any of these 3 options.)

- 6.

With your parent's permission and your counselor's approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Discuss what you learn with your counselor.

( Again, as counselor I am giving my approval/permission ahead of time so the scout may come ready for the class with this requirement done. )

- 7.

Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you

Basketry - No Pre Req's. Supplies will be provided.
Citizenship in the Community - (2,3,4,5,7A,7B, 7C,8) - Morning Only Session
Citizenship in the World - (2, 3b, 4b or 4c, 7) - Afternoon Only Session
Communications - (1,2, 6 and bring computer)
Crime Prevention - (2, 4a, 4b, 5, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7 (do ONE)
First Aid - No Pre Req's - Afternoon Only Session
Fire Safety - (6, 6a, 11, 12, 13)
Indian Lore - No Pre-Req’s
Journalism - (:1, 2b-1,3)-THURSDAY September 27th at 3:15 pm at ASU PBS
Law - (4 and 7)
Orienteering - (Also bring ruler, Orienteering compass (no digital compasses; image examples orienteering compass - Google Search ))

Show that you know first aid for the types of injuries that could occur while orienteering, including cuts, scratches, blisters, snakebite, insect stings, tick bites, heat and cold reactions (sunburn, heatstroke, heat exhaustion, hypothermia), and dehydration. Explain to your counselor why you should be able to identify poisonous plants and poisonous animals that are found in your area.
Explain what orienteering is.
a. Explain how a compass works. Describe the features of an orienteering compass.
c. Explain the meaning of declination. Tell why you must consider declination when using map and compass together.

“After” the 9/29 MB class, scouts will need to complete the following on their own: Requirement 7 (2 Orienteering events), 8, 9, & 10. 

Safety - (1a - 1e, 2a - 2e, 3b, 4, 6)

Search and Rescue -

1. Find and bring an article from a local news source that talks about a recent Search and Rescue activity in Arizona.

2. Google "AFRCC" (Air Force Rescue Coordination Center).  What is it and what does it do?

3. Google "types of Search and Rescue teams" and make a list of some of the different types of teams that are out there.  Write down which ones seem the most interesting and why?

4. Google "what is GPS".  Write down some examples of how GPS can help a Search and Rescue team.

5. Find three career or volunteer opportunities in Search and Rescue.  Pick one and find out about the education, training, and experience required for this profession or volunteer position.  Come prepared to discuss why this would be an interesting activity for you to do.)

Space Exploration - No Pre-Req's

Sustainability- (1, Water 2a, Food A, Community B or C, Energy B or C, what does Carbon footprint mean, Stuff A, Explore TWO of the following categories. Have a discussion with your family about the two you select. In your discussion, include your observations, and best and worst practices. Share what you learn with your counselor. After completing requirements 1 through 4, have a family meeting.
Discuss what your family has learned about what it means to be a sustainable citizen, Talk about the behavioral changes and life choices your family can make to live more sustainably. Requirement 6: Learn about career opportunities in the sustainability field and Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required.)

Traffic Safety- (5)
Weather - No Pre-Req's
Please choose  One MORNING Class  
                       One AFTERNOON Class

*Space is very limited*



When & Where
Merit Badge University - 2018
Heard Scout Pueblo
Saturday 09-29-2018
8:00 AM MST to 4:30 PM MST Past
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