The new requirements focus more on teaching Scouts correct stroke mechanics while continuing to emphasize basic water skills. Previous requirements like snorkeling, competitive swimming and CPR (which Scouts learn more fully in other merit badges anyway) have been removed. With the new requirements, the goal is to teach Scouts to swim with greater ease and […]
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Here is the handout from the April 3rd Gateway District Eagle’s Nest, for those who didn’t receive a copy.
General Air Service & Supply sponsors a Welding merit badge clinic. More information here. The cost is $10 per scout and adult participation is welcome. Welding merit badge requirements.
Crime Prevention and Safety – Sept 27, 9-11:30am or 1-4pm Emergency Preparedness – Oct 18, 9am-Noon or 2pm-5pm Crime Prevention – Oct 22, 5:30pm-8pm * Taught by first responders, you will earn your merit badge by engaging with 17 interactive sections throughout the CELL exhibit * Visit www.thecell.org/events/bsa to register * Recommended for ages 14 […]
Beginning January 1st, Cooking became an Eagle required merit badge and the requirements were updated/changed. Importantly, the merit badge does not have to be re-earned for Eagle and if started under the old requirements, can be completed using either old or new. Sustainability became an Eagle required merit badge in tandem with Environmental Science. A […]
The results from the 2010 Baylor University study, Eagle Scouts – Merit Beyond the Badge, conducted by the university’s Program for Pro-Social Behavior under a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Bryan on Scouting – analysis of Baylor University study
Spending just one week exposed only to natural light while camping in the Rocky Mountains was enough to synch the circadian clocks of eight people participating in a University of Colorado Boulder study with the timing of sunrise and sunset. Read more here: Circadian Synch Study