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: 30

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: 28

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

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

Plant scientists use their curiosity and knowledge to develop questions about the world of plants. Then they try to answer those questions with further observations and experiments in the laboratory and in the field. To earn this merit badge, Scouts will explore three of the most important plant science specialties: agronomy, horticulture, and field botany.
Salesmanship   Salesmanship (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

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

Indian Lore   Indian Lore (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $16.50
Seats Available: 29

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

There is a very close connection between the soil, the plants, and all animal life, including people. Understanding this connection, and the impact we have upon it, is important to preserving the wilderness, as well as to our own well-being as members of the web of nature.
Personal Management   Personal Management (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (10:00AM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 26

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

Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 27

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

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

By earning the Entrepreneurship merit badge, Scouts will learn about identifying opportunities, creating and evaluating business ideas, and exploring the feasibility (how doable it is) of an idea for a new business. They will also have the chance to fit everything together as they start and run their own business ventures.
  First Year Experience: Scout, Tenderfoot, 1st Class, 2nd Class
Time Block(s): 3, 4 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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

In working through the Forestry merit badge requirements, Scouts will explore the remarkable complexity of a forest and identify many species of trees and plants and the roles they play in a forest's life cycle.They will also discover some of the resources forests provide to humans and come to understand that people have a very large part to play in sustaining the health of forests.
Pets   Pets (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Signs, Signals, and Codes   Signs, Signals, and Codes (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (1:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

American Business   American Business (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 28

Earning the American Business merit badge can help Scouts learn practical business matters that will be useful throughout life. Learning how businesses function will help you understand society and uncover a number of career options.
Art   Art (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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.
Citizenship in the World   Citizenship in the World (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 25

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.
Fish & Wildlife Management   Fish & Wildlife Management (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30

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

The word geocache is a combination of "geo," which means "earth," and "cache," which means "a hiding place." Geocaching describes a hiding place on planet Earth - a hiding place you can find using a GPS unit. A GPS (Global Positioning System) unit is an electronic tool that shows you where to go based on information it gets from satellites in space.
Soil & Water Conservation   Soil & Water Conservation (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

Conservation isn't just the responsibility of soil and plant scientists, hydrologists, wildlife managers, landowners, and the forest or mine owner alone. It is the duty of every person to learn more about the natural resources on which our lives depend so that we can help make sure that these resources are used intelligently and cared for properly.
Energy   Energy (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29

Saving, producing, and using energy wisely will be critical to America's future. If we are to leave future generations with a world in which they can live as well or better than we have, Scouts and other potential leaders of tomorrow must begin the hard work of understanding energy and the vital role it will play in the future.
Fingerprinting   Fingerprinting (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 28

In earning the Fingerprinting merit badge, Scouts will learn about and use an important technique that is used by law enforcement officers, along with other materials like matching dental records and DNA sampling, to help identify amnesia victims, missing persons, abducted children, and others.
Personal Fitness   Personal Fitness (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 26

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

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.
Programming   Programming (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (6:00PM)
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 28

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

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.