Boyscout

Boy scout Merit Badges & Swim Test

Lifesaving Merit Badge

LIFESAVING MERIT BADGE – Cost $50

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.

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book if you are not at least 1st Class, blue card, pen or pencil, swim suit, goggles, sack lunch, money for vending machine, clothes to get in the pool (pants & shirt) and dry clothes for the classroom.

Prerequisites:  If you are not a 1st class scout or higher, you will need proof of completing 5abcd & 6abcde.  If you have not completed these requirements, you can do so the day of your merit badge for an additional $25 

Upcoming Dates (10:30am - 3/4 pm):

Sat. August 19, 2017

Sat. September 23, 2017

Sat. October 21, 2017

Tue. November 21, 2017 (Thanksgiving Break)

Sat. November 25, 2017 (Thanksgiving Break)

Sat. December 30, 2017 (Holiday Break)

 

Sat. January 6, 2018

Swimming Merit Badge

SWIM MERIT BADGE – Cost $50

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.

You Need:   Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book if you are not at least 1st Class, blue card, pen or pencil, swim suit, goggles, sack lunch, money for vending machine and dry clothes for the classroom.

Prerequisites:  If you are not a 1st class scout or higher, you will need proof of completing 5abcd & 6abcde.  If you have not completed these requirements, you can do so the day of your merit badge for an additional $25 

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 2/3 pm):

Sat. August 12, 2017

Sat. September 2, 2017

Sat. October 14, 2017

Sat. November 18, 2017

Mon. November 20, 2017 (Thanksgiving Week)

Fri. December 29, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Sat. January 7, 2017

Scuba Diving Merit Badge

SCUBA DIVING MERIT BADGE – Cost $50

Achievement of the Scuba Diving merit badge is completed in conjunction with a PADI Open Water Diver Certification. This is a lifetime certification that is only the first step into an endless world of new experiences, adventure and fun.

Like other merit badges, the Scuba Diving merit badge has been developed to teach and train youth in a manner consistent with the overall goals and values of the Boy Scouts of America.

The merit badge counselor should be fair and consistent when presenting and evaluating the knowledge and skills specified by the requirements. None of the requirements may be modified or omitted.

Prerequisites: Current Swim Test, Swimming Merit Badge & Open Water Scuba Course

Upcoming Dates: Scuba Diving Courses start every Monday

Citizenship_in_the_Community Patch

CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY MERIT BADGE – Cost $55

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  2a, 3ab & 7abc (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 2:30 pm):

Sat. September 9, 2017

Mon. December 18, 2017 (Holiday Break)

 

Wed. January 3, 2018 (Holiday Break)

Citizenship_in_the_Nation Patch

CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION MERIT BADGE – Cost $35

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  2a, 3 & 8 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 1:30 pm):

Sat. September 16, 2017

Tue. December 19, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Thu. January 4, 2018 (Holiday Break)

Citizenship_in_the_World Patch

CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD MERIT BADGE – Cost $35

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  7 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (2 pm - 5 pm):

Sat. September 16, 2017

Tue. December 19, 2017 (Holiday Break)

 

Thu. January 4, 2018 (Holiday Break)

Communication Patch

COMMUNICATIONS MERIT BADGE – Cost $45

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  5, 7a & 8 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 3:30 pm):

Sat. September 23, 2017

Sat. December 9, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Personal_Management Patch

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT MERIT BADGE – Cost $45

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  2a & 8 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 4:30 pm):

Sat. October 21, 2017

Thu. December 21, 2017 (Holiday Break)

First_Aid Patch

FIRST AID MERIT BADGE – Cost $40

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  1 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 2:30 pm):

Sat. November 4, 2017

Wed. December 27, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Personal_Fitness Patch

PERSONAL FITNESS MERIT BADGE – Cost $35

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  6, 7 & 8 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 1:30 pm):

Sat. October 28, 2017

Fri. December 22, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Dentistry Patch

DENTISTRY MERIT BADGE – Cost $30

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  3 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (2 pm - 5 pm):

Thu. August 10, 2017

Sat. October 28, 2017

Fri. December 22, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Cooking Patch

COOKING MERIT BADGE – Cost $45

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  4, 5 & 6 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 2:30 pm):

Fri. August 11, 2017

Sat. October 14, 2017

Wed. December 20, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Family_Life Patch

FAMILY LIFE MERIT BADGE – Cost $35

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  3, 4 & 5 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 1 pm):

Tue. November 21, 2017 

Fri. January 5, 2018 (Holiday Break)

Medicine Patch

MEDICINE MERIT BADGE – Cost $30

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  10 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 2:30 pm):

Sat. November 18, 2017

Thu. December 28, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Emergency_Preparedness Patch

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MERIT BADGE – Cost $45

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  7b & 9 (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 2:30 pm):

Sat. November 18 2017

Thu. December 28, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Environmental_Science Patch

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MERIT BADGE – Cost $45

You Need:  Wear Class A Uniform, bring scout book, blue card, pen or pencil, sack lunch, money for vending machine,  and clothes to get in the pool.

Items to be completed at home:  3g & 4a (Merit Badge will be signed off upon completion of these items.)

Upcoming Dates (10:30 am - 4:30 pm):

Mon. November 20, 2017 (Thanksgiving Break)

Fri. December 29, 2017 (Holiday Break)

Young swimSwim Test - Cost $10

The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.

Scouts and adults must pass the BSA swim test to take part in most aquatics activites. At camp, there is always a buddy board where you check in according to your ability level. The swim test is also used as a requirement for some advancement. Almost any rank advancement involving swimming or boating will require a swim test.

Call 281-445-3483 to schedule your swim test during normal business hours.  Troops have the option to set up a day for everyone to complete the swim test.