Class Schedule - Youth

Basketry   Basketry (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.50
Seats Available: 30

Basketry is a handy skill for a Scout. A basket can be a sturdy companion on campouts, carrying clothes snugly and efficiently, holding potatoes and corn for roasting over a campfire, or carrying the day's fishing catch back to camp for dinner. Baskets and basket-weaving projects also make great gifts for family and friends.
Communication   Communication (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 27

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.
Environmental Science   Environmental Science (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

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.
First Aid   First Aid (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

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.
  First Year Experience: Scout, Tenderfoot, 1st Class, 2nd Class
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

Genealogy   Genealogy (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

Exploring your roots—where your family name came from, why your family lives where it does, what your parents and grandparents did for fun when they were your age—can be fascinating. Discovering your ancestors back through history is what genealogy is all about.
Mammal Study   Mammal Study (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Collections   Collections (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

Collecting can be an educational and financially rewarding pastime: a collector must educate himself about a specific subject, be able to tell which items are worth preserving, how to catalog and organize his collection, and how to evaluate the value of items.
Environmental Science   Environmental Science (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

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.
Indian Lore   Indian Lore (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $16.50
Seats Available: 30

Far different from the stereotypes or common images that are portrayed on film, on television, and in many books and stories, American Indians have many different cultures, languages, religions, styles of dress, and ways of life. To learn about these different groups is to take an exciting journey of discovery in which you will meet some of America's most fascinating peoples.
Insect Study   Insect Study (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

In earning the Insect Study merit badge, Scouts will glance into the strange and fascinating world of the insect. There, they will meet tiny creatures with tremendous strength and speed, see insects that undergo startling changes in habits and form as they grow, and learn how insects see, hear, taste, smell, and feel the world around them.
Personal Management   Personal Management (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

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.
Safety   Safety (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

Knowing about safety helps Scouts to make the right choices and to take the best actions to avoid accidents by making informed choices in their everyday activities and to respond appropriately during an emergency situation.
Chess   Chess (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

The USCF (United States Chess Federation) provided the primary contributing writers for the Merit Badge pamphlet. They will be helping to promote the badge through communications with the Chess delegate teams (similar to BSA’s National Committees and Boards) and e-mail blasts, plus website and “tournament news” announcements.
Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

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.
Coin Collecting   Coin Collecting (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

Coin collecting is one of the oldest of all hobbies. Hoards of ancient coins found in excavations indicate that coins were one of the first collectibles. From earliest times, people valued coins not only as a means of trading and storing wealth, but also as miniature works of art.
  First Year Experience: Scout, Tenderfoot, 1st Class, 2nd Class
Time Block(s): 3, 4 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

Geology   Geology (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

Geology is the study of Earth. It includes the study of materials that make up Earth, the processes that change it, and the history of how things happened, including human civilization, which depends on natural materials for existence.
Pets   Pets (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

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.
Weather   Weather (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Aviation   Aviation (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Bird Study   Bird Study (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

Birds are among the most fascinating creatures on Earth. Many are beautifully colored. Others are accomplished singers. Many of the most important discoveries about birds and how they live have been made by amateur birders. In pursuing this hobby, a Scout might someday make a valuable contribution to our understanding of the natural world.
Citizenship in the World   Citizenship in the World (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 28

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.
Family Life   Family Life (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Fish & Wildlife Management   Fish & Wildlife Management (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

Wildlife management is the science and art of managing the wildlife—both animals and fish—with which we share our planet. Maintaining the proper balance and the dynamics that go with it requires humankind's attention. We use this stewardship tool to help minimize or eradicate the possibility of extinction of any given species. We want our descendants to have the opportunity to experience the same animal diversity that we now enjoy.
Music   Music (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Animation   Animation (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

Digital Technology   Digital Technology (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

Technology has come a long way since Computers merit badge was first introduced in 1967. This badge will teach Scouts about technology in the digital age.
Graphic Arts   Graphic Arts (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

The field of graphic arts includes many kinds of work in the printing and publishing industries. Graphic arts professionals are involved in the creation of all kinds of printed communication, from business cards to books to billboards. The scope of printing communications is huge.
Oceanography   Oceanography (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

The oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and are the dominant feature of Earth. Wherever you live, the oceans influence the weather, the soil, the air, and the geography of your community. To study the oceans is to study Earth itself.
Personal Fitness   Personal Fitness (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Public Health   Public Health (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

The field of public health deals with maintaining and monitoring the health of communities, and with the detection, cure, and prevention of health risks and diseases. Although public health is generally seen as a community-oriented service, it actually starts with the individual. From a single individual to the family unit to the smallest isolated rural town to the worldwide global community, one person can influence the health of many.