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Class Information and Pre-Requierments

 

BADGE

Instructors Name

Phone

Email Difficulty

Pre-requisites:
without them the

scout will not be allowed in the class

Requirements not to be covered in class:
Bring them and they will
be signed off - or do them later.
Other Instructions
 
Baden Powell
New Scout Program

Patrick Baird


This program is designed to introduce the new Scouts to the fundamentals of Scouting.      

 
Scoutmaster Specifics

Rod Mitchell, Instructor

 

 Adult Training
     

Unit Trainer Training

Larry Nichols, Instructor

   Adult Training
     

 

Archery

Stanley Karbowski
(904) 945-3550

 

 

 

stank1960@comcast.net

 Medium Merit Badge Workbook
(2) Pencils or pens.
Clip Board
   Archery Merit Badge book not required but might be useful for the scout.

  

Art

Pamela Welch
904-699-2767

 

 

    

 
islandrealty4u@bellsouth.net

Easy

#7 Find out about three career opportunities in Art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession.




 

Camping

Peter Clinton
(904) 276-7401

 

 

 

 
peterruthc@aol.com

 Medium
 4b, 5e, 6e, 7b, 8c, 8d, 9, All these requirements are to be done with troop. Bring sighed note from scoutmaster to get signed off.  This merit badge requires a lot of writing, it is recommend that Scouts complete some of these requirements prior to class.

 

Canoeing

Lou Tavares
(904) 375-9605

 

 

 

louis.tavares@navy.mil

 Medium      

 

Citizenship in the Community

Jim Pimentel
904-537-8340

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jpimentel@claysheriff.com

 Hard #3. Do the following: a. Attend a meeting of your city, town, or county council or school board; OR attend a municipal, county, or state court session. b. Choose one of the issues discussed at the meeting where a difference of opinions was expressed, and explain to your counselor why you agree with one opinion more than you do another one. 

#7. Do the following: a. Choose a charitable organization outside of Scouting that interests you and brings people in your community together to work for the good of your community. b. Using a variety of resources (including newspapers, fliers and other literature, the Internet, volunteers, and employees of the organization), find out more about this organization. c. With your counselor's and your parent's approval, contact the organization and find out what young people can do to help. While working on this merit badge, volunteer at least eight hours of your time for the organization. After your volunteer experience is over, discuss what you have learned with your counselor.


#8. Develop a public presentation (such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit) about important and unique aspects of your community. Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your presentation in front of your merit badge counselor or a group, such as your patrol or a class at school.
   

 

Citizenship in the Nation

Doug Heady
904-707-4534

 

Willard "Bill" Getman
(904) 221-6579

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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douglas.heady@navy.mil

 

wlardegetm@aol.com

Hard

#2. Do TWO of the following: a. Visit a place that is listed as a National Historic Landmark or that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tell your counselor what you learned about the landmark or site and what you found interesting about it. b. Tour your state capitol building or the U.S. Capitol. Tell your counselor what you learned about the capitol, its function, and the history. c. Tour a federal facility. Explain to your counselor what you saw there and what you learned about its function in the local community and how it serves this nation. d. Choose a national monument that interests you. Using books, brochures, the Internet (with your parent's permission), and other resources, find out more about the monument. Tell your counselor what you learned, and explain why the monument is important to this country's citizens.

#3. Watch the national evening news five days in a row OR read the front page of a major daily newspaper five days in a row. Discuss the national issues you learned about with your counselor. Choose one of the issues and explain how it affects you and your family.

#6. With your counselor's approval, choose a speech of national historical importance. Find out about the author, and tell your counselor about the person who gave the speech. Explain the importance of the speech at the time it was given, and tell how it applies to American citizens today. Choose a sentence or two from the speech that has significant meaning to you, and tell your counselor why.

#8. Name your two senators and the member of Congress from your congressional district. Write a letter about a national issue and send it to one of these elected officials, sharing your view with him or her. Show your letter and any response you receive to your counselor.

2, 3, and 8

 

Citizenship in World

Katherine Kirkland

 

 

 

Hard - This is a challengingclass, requires maturity.

Not a good choice for New Scouts.

Read the merit badge pamphlet prior to coming to class. Print and bring the workbook and a pencil/pen. If we have internet and they are able to bring a tablet, that would be helpful. If we don’t have internet access, they need to complete requirement 7 prior to class.
   

 

Communication

Ruthanne Baxley
904-291-4334

Tom Szaroleta
(904) 214-6784

Katherine Kirkland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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r_baxley@bellsouth.net

 

tom.szaroleta@jacksonville.com

Medium

This class is limited to Scouts who are at least Second Class or have been in Scouting for a year.

We will have fun doing this badge, but please keep in mind that it is Eagle-required and I will not sign your blue card if you do not meet the requirements. Please bring a pen and a notebook.


#3. Come prepared to deliver a five-minute speech – please write speech in advance. Please do not show up unprepared and try to wing it.

#4. We can do this during the class, but it would be helpful if the Scouts could do the interview ahead of time. Talk with someone, then find out the information you would need if you were to introduce them as a speaker before your Troop.


#6. Please come prepared to teach a skill. Don’t try to teach Pig Latin or make a paper airplane or something that everyone already knows how to do. I’ve had Scouts show how to change a flat bike tire, do tae kwon do skills and tie knots while blindfolded. It should be a real skill, not making paper airplanes or speaking Pig Latin. It’s way more fun when the Scouts think about it ahead of time, rather than wing it and try to make something up on the spot.

5. We cannot do this one during the class. But if the Scout has attended a public meeting prior to Merit Badge Fair and can tell me about it, I will sign the card.

7. This is another one we can’t really do during the class, but if the Scout can show me that he has met one of the requirements ahead of time, I will sign the card. Requirement B is fairly easy to do (try Wordpress.com), but make sure the Scout does not put any personal information on the site. If they create a blog, have them print it out as proof.

8. We cannot do this one during class. But if the Scout can bring a note from his Scoutmaster that says he’s met the requirement, I will sign the card.



 

Cooking

Bryon Barber
(904) 838-9952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bryonbarber@bellsouth.net

Hard - Needs Maturity

All participants need to print the merit badge worksheet and bring it with them to class. Complete the pre-req's, failure to complete them will cause the Scout to not complete the merit badge.

#5. Plan a menu for one day (three meals) or for four meals over a two-day period of trail hiking or backpacking. Include the following: a. A breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a trail or backpacking trip where light weight is important. You should be able to store all foods used for several days without refrigeration. When preparing your menu, follow the nutritional guidelines set by the food pyramid.* b.

#6. Using the menu planned for requirement 5, make a food list showing cost and amount needed to feed three or more boys. c. List the utensils needed to cook and serve these meals. d. Figure the weight of the foods in requirement 5a. Using the menu planned for requirement 5, do the following: a. Prepare and serve for yourself and two others, the trail breakfast and dinner. Time your cooking so that each course will be ready to serve at the proper time. b. Use an approved trail stove (with proper supervision) or charcoal to prepare your meals. c. For each meal prepared in requirement 6a, use safe food-handling practices. Dispose of garbage, cans, foil, paper, and other rubbish by packing them out and depositing them in a proper container. After each meal, clean up
the site thoroughly
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#7. Plan a menu for three full days of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to be cooked at home. a. When preparing your menu, follow the nutritional guidelines set by the food pyramid. All meals are to be cooked or properly prepared. b. Using the menu planned for requirement 7, make a food list showing cost and amount needed to feed yourself and at least one adult (parent, family member, guardian, or other responsible adult). c. Tell what utensils were needed to cook and serve these meals. d. Prepare and serve a breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the menu you planned for requirement 7. Time your cooking to have each course ready to serve at the proper time. Have an adult verify the preparation of the meal to your counselor.

   Bring Chair

 

Electronics

Nick Nagle
(904) 219-9803

   Easy      

 

Family Life

Bruce Nelsen
(904) 304-6565

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brucenelsen@comcast.net

 Medium

MUST BRING A PARENT OR GUARDIAN, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED IN CLASS WITHOUT ONE. Bring a Camp Chair.

 

#3. Bring your 90 chore record.

#4. Perform a project that benefits the family.

#5. Plan and carryout a project that involves the participation of your Family.

#6b. The family meeting

   

 

Fingerprinting

Tonya Davie
(904) 616-1901

 

 

 

 
akeyamni@att.net

 Easy      

 

Fire Safety

Richard Knoff
(904) 509-9103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

richard.knoff@claycountygov.com

 Easy  

 Req. 6, 6a and 6b. Test smoke detector, home fire safety inspection, Escape plan and practice.

#11. Visit a fire station. Identify the types of fire trucks. Find out about the fire prevention activities in your community.

   

 

First Aid

Tommy Childress
(904) 616-0950

 

 

 

 

tommyc21@comcast.net

Hard

You must know Tenderfoot, 2nd and 1st Class first aid. Requires learning and demonstrating CPR.

Requirement #1. Must be completed prior to class Bring note signed by SM.



Completed requirement #5 using the worksheet at link before hand would be very helpful.



Bring Scout Handbook and a Camp chair.



 

Fishing

Jason Woleslagle
(904) 422-6970

 

 

 

 
jaxjay73@comcast.net

 Easy      

 

Geocaching

Frank Walsh
(904) 504-1726

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
frankkerri1207@comcast.net

  #7. With you parent's permission, go to www.geocaching.com. Type in your zip code to locate public geocaches in your area. Share with your counselor the posted information about three of those geocaches.  7. Pick one of the three and find the cache.
8. Do ONE of the following:

a. If a Cache to Eagle ® series exists in your council, visit at least three of the locations in the series. Describe the projects that each cache you visit highlights, and explain how the Cache to Eagle ® program helps share our Scouting service with the public.
b. Create a Scouting-related Travel Bug ® that promotes one of the values of Scouting. "Release" your
Travel Bug into a public geocache and, with your parent's permission, monitor its progress at www.geocaching.com for 30 days. Keep a log, and share this with your counselor at the end of the 30-day period.
c. Set up and hide a public geocache, following the guidelines in the Geocaching merit badge pamphlet. Before doing so, share with your counselor a six-month maintenance plan for the geocache where you are personally responsible for the first three months. After setting up the geocache, with your parent's permission, follow the logs online for 30 days and share them with your counselor.

d. Explain what Cache In Trash Out (CITO) means, and describe how you have practiced CITO at public geocaches or at a CITO event. Then, either create CITO containers to leave at public caches, or host a CITO event for your unit or for the public.
9. Plan a geohunt for a youth group such as your troop or a neighboring pack, at school, or your place of worship. Choose a theme, set up a course with at least four waypoints, teach the players how to use a GPS unit, and play the game. Tell your counselor about your experience, and share the materials you used and developed for this event.
 

 

Golf

Rich Dunham
(904) 885-3565

 

 

 

rich_dunham@csx.com

 Easy Bring Golf Clubs
 #8 Play 2 rounds of 9 holes or 1 round of 18 holes with at least one other scout.
 

 

Kayaking

Tom Szaroleta
(904) 214-6784

 

 

 

 

tom.szaroleta@jacksonville.com

Medium

This merit badge requires a swim test. Scouts should wear swim trunks and bring a towel. Also, if Scouts own a life vest, they should bring it.

Scouts should be prepared to pass a BSA swim test.


We should be able to complete all requirements.
In case of bad weather, we will go over the classroom requirements of the merit badge but we will not be able to do the in-water requirements.
 

 

Nova - Whoosh

Art Allison
(904) 708-2216

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
art@ctcww.com

 Hard

#1. Choose A or B or C and complete ALL the requirements.
A. Watch about three hours total of engineering-related shows or documentaries that involve motion or motion-inspired technology. Then do the following: A1. Make a list of at least five questions or ideas from the show(s) you watched. A2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.
B. Read (about three hours total) about motion or motion-inspired technology. Then do the following: B1. Make a list of at least two questions or ideas from each article. B2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.
C. Do a combination of reading and watching (about three hours total). Then do the following: C1. Make a list of at least two questions or ideas from each article or show. C2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.

#2. Choose ONE merit badge from the following list. (Choose one you have not already used for another Nova award.) After completion, discuss with your counselor how the merit badge you earned uses engineering. (Archery, Aviation, Composite Materials, Drafting, Electronics, Engineering, Inventing, Model Design and Building, Railroading, Rifle Shooting, Robotics, Shotgun Shooting)

   

 

Personal Fitness

Carlos Lagrule
(904) 735-3368

Assistant: Robin Keller
(904) 589-1572

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
lagrule@yahoo.com

 

robin.kllr@gmail.com

 Medium

#1a. Before completing requirements 2 through 9, have your health-care practitioner give you a physical examination, using the Scout medical examination form. Describe the examination. Tell what questions the doctor asked about your health. Tell what health or medical recommendations the doctor made and report what you have done in response to the recommendations. Explain the following: 1. Why physical exams are important 2. Why preventative habits (such as exercising regularly) are important in maintaining good health, and how the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and other harmful substances can negatively affect our personal fitness. 3. Diseases that can be prevented and how. 4. The seven warning signs of cancer. 5. The youth risk factors that affect cardiovascular fitness in adulthood.

#2b. Have a dental examination. Get a statement saying that your teeth have been checked and cared for. Tell how to care for your teeth.
#9. Find out about three career opportunities in personal fitness. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for these professions. Discuss what you learned with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.

 6, 7 & 8
Bring: Chairs, Blue Cards, Worksheet, Pen or pencil, and paper.

 

Personal Management

Dave Smith
(904) 327-4797

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dd01021106@comcast.net

Hard #1.Do the following:
a. Choose an item that your family might want to purchase that is considered a major expense.

b.Write a plan that tells how your family would save money for the purchase identified in requirement 1a.
b1. Discuss the plan with your merit badge counselor.
b2.Discuss the plan with your family.

b3. Discuss how other family needs must be considered in this plan.
c. Develop a written shopping strategy for the purchase identified in requirement 1a.
c1. Determine the quality of the item or service (using consumer publications or ratings systems).

c2.Comparison shop for the item. Find out where you can buy the item for the best price. (Provide prices from at least two different price sources.) Call around; study ads. Look for a sale or discount coupon. Consider alternatives. Can you buy the item used? Should you wait for a sale?

#2.Do the following:
a.Prepare a budget reflecting your expected income (allowance, gifts, wages), expenses, and savings. Track your actual (if you do not get allowance can use monopoly money with parents) income, expenses, and savings for 13 consecutive weeks. (You may use the forms provided in MB Work Book), devise your own, or use a computer-generated version.) When complete, present the results to your merit badge counselor.
b. Compare expected income with expected expenses.
b1.If expenses exceed income, determine steps to balance your budget.
b2.If income exceeds expenses, state how you would use the excess money (new goal, savings).

#8.Demonstrate to your merit badge counselor your understanding of time management by doing the following:
a. Write a “to do” list of tasks or activities, such as homework assignments, chores, and personal projects, that must be done in the coming week. List these in order of importance to you.
b. Make a seven-day calendar or schedule. Put in your set activities, such as school classes, sports practices or games, jobs or chores, and/or Scout or place of worship or club meetings, then plan when you will do all the tasks from your “to do” list between your set activities.
c. Follow the one-week schedule you planned. Keep a daily diary or journal during each of the seven days of this week’s activities, writing down when you completed each of the tasks on your “to do” list compared to when you scheduled them.
d. Review your “to do” list, one-week schedule, and diary/ journal to understand when your schedule worked and when it did not work. With your merit badge counselor, discuss and understand what you learned from this requirement and what you might do differently the next time.
 Will need to finish the 13 week of tracking income, expenses and savings and showing it on the MB work book.  For Star or above

 

Photography

Donald Cisco
904-235-4360

 

 

 

 

donaldcisco88@yahoo.com

Easy

Scouts must bring a camera (digital or 35mm), if scout doesn't have a camera he can use his phone's camera.





 

Pioneering

Don Morrell
(904) 993-6386

 

 

 

william.morrell.ctr@navy.mil

Suggest first class or above.

Complete and Bring #5
Explain the uses for the back splice, eye splice, and short splice. Using 1/4- or 3/8-inch three-stranded rope, demonstrate how to form each splice.

Be Familiar with 3 & 4

  Scouts should know at least the "seven basic knots" and enjoy knot tying to benefit from this class. Suggest first class or above.

 

Search & Rescue

Mike Reilly
(904) 304-5412

 

 

 

reilly_m@bellsouth.net

 Medium

     

 

Wood Carving

Alan Powell
904-264-7425

 

 

 

 

powellowlnest@gmail.com

Medium

Scoutmasters OK
Totin'Chip in hand
Read merit badge pamphlet
An adult for every four scouts ( safety)
Blue card FILLED OUT




 

Woodwork

Wesley Jernigan
(904) 759-9058

 

 

 

 

wesjernigan@msn.com

 Medium -

Must bring Totin' chip!Must be 14 years or older.



#1-a Show that you know first aid for injuries that could occur while woodworking, including splinters, scratches, cuts, severe bleeding, and shock. Tell what precautions must be taken to help prevent loss of eyesight or hearing, and explain why and when it is necessary to use a dust mask.

#2-b Collect and label blocks of six kinds of wood useful in woodworking. Describe the chief qualities of each. Give the best uses of each.

Bring them to class and be prepared to describe each.

 5. Create your own carpentry project. List the materials you will need to complete your project, and then build your project. Keep track of the time you spend and the cost of the materials.
 Bring a Chair