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MERIT BADGE COLLEGE REGISTRATION ENDS OCTOBER 2, 2016 OR WHEN ALL CLASSES ARE FILLED!

NO LATE REGISTRATIONS AND ABSOLUTELY NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR MERIT BADGE COLLEGE!


2016 Class Catalog


GENERAL STUDIES CLASS SCHEDULE
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SILVER BEAVER LUNCH SESSION 4 SESSION 5 SESSION 6
8:20-9:15 9:25-10:15 10:25-11:30 1:25-2:20 2:30-3:25 3:35-4:30
DC101 DC102 DC105   DC107 DC104 DC101
CS261 DC269 DC430 DC275 DC270 DC439
DC201 (Additional $20.00 Fee) DC106 DC264 DC406
DC266 DC103 BS365 DC438 DC109 BS364
  DC411 DC411  
CLASSES LISTED IN RED ARE NEW OR REINTRODUCED FOR 2016

DC201 CPR - American Red Cross Basic CPR - Taught by an accredited instructor. Completion of this course provides a two year certification. Space is limited. Three hour class; Additional $20.00 Fee
DC264 Addressing Conflicts With Adults - This course will help adult volunteers resolve issues through diplomacy, following the BSA guidelines, and (when all else fails) remove a volunteer or youth from you program.
DC266 New Parent Orientation and Engagement - Your 1st year parents are very new to scouting and possibly feeling very lost. Setting the tone and getting them engaged correctly will help both them and your unit.
DC269 Emergency Preparedness -  What do you do when the unthinkable happens during a scouting outing? Find out what to do!
DC270 Super Service Projects - Learn about several easy-to-complete ideas for service projects that are ideal for all levels of Scouting Units. We will also discuss resources and have a review of how to submit service hours for Journey to Excellence.
DC275 Weather Trackers! -Learn the joys, difficulties and Best Practice of tracking severe weather as outlined in the Guide to Safe Scouting. Also learn BSA Policy regarding youth involvement in this activity.
DC406 Working with Special Needs Scouts - Receive detailed program instruction on special needs Scouts including ADD/ADHD/Autistic youth.
DC416 Order in the Unit! - Are your Scouts acting like a bunch of wild Indians? You can tame their wild side with creative approaches to constructive discipline. Learn about steps to maintain harmony in your unit.
DC430 Flora & Fauna of Indiana - What backyard or woodland plants are edible? Which ones do you avoid? Which ones serve a medicinal purpose? Survival in the wild depends on knowing some of the basics of plant pathology and identification.. 
DC438 Cooking for Large Groups - Hosting a Blue & Gold or Red & Green Banquet? Preparing food for a camporee or cub-o-rama? Not sure how much food to prepare? Our experts will show you the ins and outs of buying and preparing foods for groups of 10-100+.
DC439 Guns/Arrows/Slingshots/Knives - If you can shoot it or throw it, what are the rules, how can we do it and how can it benefit the unit?
BS365 What "knot" to wear - Adult leaders can earn training and recognition knots. Come learn what is available, the recent changes to the program, and how you can earn your own. You might be surprised to find that you may already qualify!
CS261 Flag Etiquette - Learn about customs and traditions as well as correct practices when it comes to Old Glory.
DC101 NEW! Youth Protection - Did you know that you are required to take youth protection every 2 years? Did you know that you are required by the BSA to be current on youth protection to be a registered leader? Here is your opportunity to become up to date on your training. The computer lab will be open during this session for you to take ypt online and be in accordance with national and council guidelines.
DC102 NEW! Woodbadge & Powerhorn - Woodbadge is the ultimate personal and professional growth training programdesigned for all adult scouters involved with cub scouts, boy scouts, varsity, venturing, and sea scouts. Find out how this training opportunity will wnhance your scouting, personal, and professional l eadership and team skills. Powderhorn is a hands on resource management course designed to give you the contacts and tools necessary to conduct an awesome high adventure program in your troop, team, crew, or ship. This class will answer all of your questions about both of these amazing opportunities.
DC103 NEW! Apps for Scouting - Find out about some of the different apps to assist in teaching and learning scout skills...tying knots, checking the weather, tracking your progress on a hike, identifying birds, trees, planets and constellations. Whatever you can think of, there is an “APP” for that!
BS364 NEW! SScouting Safely: the Basics - A walk thru the basics of BSA emergency procedures, incident reporting, insurance coverage, tour and activity plans, background checks, and health and safety training modules.
DC104 NEW! Running a Successful Committee Meeting - The unit committee plays a vital role in the health of the unit. Learn meeting management strategies to ensure you start on time, end on time, and receive the best input from all involved. You will also learn the roles of each member of the unit committee.
DC105 NEW! Scoutbook - This is BSA’s newest tool to make your life easier as a scout leader. You will learn how to use scoutbook to connect with parents, scouts, and other leaders in your unit. You will also see how scoutbook will track your scouts advancement from tiger cubs all the way to eagle scout and beyond for a complete scout history, plus so much more! This user friendly software makes pack and troop administration easier so that you can spend more time where it counts– Working with the boys!
DC106 NEW! My.scouting.org - Beyond e-learning and training validation, there are many other resources on this website, including tour plan completion, dashboards, and service hours reporting. This course will review how you can use these tools to your advantage. Learn your way around the site and uncover some cool resources!
DC107 NEW! Online Safety 101 - Navigating the world of technology can be intimidating for some adults...Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube...my head is spinning just thinking about all of it!! Learn about ways to keep your scout safe online. What do you look for, and what is your responsibility as a scout leader.
DC109 NEW! Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics - The cub scout and boy scout programs have changed over the last two years. Learn about the updates to this valuable aspect to the scouting program. Is your unit onboard with the changes? What can you do to ensure this is an active part of your program?
DC411 NEW! CCLT 101: For new leaders -Introduction to boy scout residence camp, cub scout residence camp, and weekend programming at CCLT.


BOY SCOUT STUDIES CLASS SCHEDULE
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SILVER BEAVER LUNCH SESSION 4 SESSION 5 SESSION 6
8:20-9:15 9:25-10:15 10:25-11:30 1:25-2:20 2:30-3:25 3:35-4:30
DC110 - ALL DAY   DC110 - ALL DAY
BS322 BS003 BS302 BS330 BS304 BS357
BS319 BS356 BS368 BS325 BS316 BS308
BS320 BS327 BS363 BS301 BS311 BS309
BS002 BS315 BS335 BS359 BS326 BS331
CLASSES LISTED IN RED ARE NEW OR REINTRODUCED FOR 2016

BS301 How to Grow as A Unit - Explores methods of recruitment and retention of boys in your Units.
BS302 Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops - Learn how to make YOUTH Leadership Training more effective in your troop. 
BS304 Courts of Honor- Learn the methods and components of impressive and effective Court of Honor ceremonies
BS308 Outdoor Cooking - Learn tricks of the trade featuring Dutch oven cooking Participants will be making their own lunch using a Dutch oven during this hands-on informative class! (CLASS HELD OUTDOORS - DRESS APPROPRIATELY & BRING A CAMP CHAIR)
BS309 Camping on a Bootstring - Essential camping equipment and other fun things to make life comfortable in the outdoors without breaking the bank.
BS311 Winter Camping - How to survive and make the most of a very cold situation. Learn how to stay warm, even if it’s only in Spirit. Ideas of where to go and how to organize winter camping. Learn more about OKPIK training.
BS315 IMPROVED! Gadgets, Knots & Lashings - Provides insight into a variety of gadgets for incorporation into your unit's program and which knots and lashings are used and why. This is a hands-on class! 2 SESSION CLASS
BS316 GPS & Geocaching - Gain insight into this technology and its application in your Troop.2 SESSION CLASS *BRING GPS UNIT*
BS319 Order of the Arrow and Your Troop - Celebrate 100 Years of The Order and its importance in the Scouting Program
BS320 Merit Badge Counselor Orientation - Learn what is required to become a Merit Badge Counselor and what it takes to ensure that the requirements are being properly met. Learn BSA policy and procedures. Training card issued upon completion. Max 25 participants
BS322 Troop Eagle Scout Facilitator - Learn how to become the Mentor to the future Eagle Scouts in your Unit. Covers the AWAC Eagle guidelines to ensure your Scouts are properly prepared before seeking their project approval from their District coordinator.
BS325 Wilderness Survival - Learn some of the basic skills and techniques of wilderness survival and where to learn more.
BS326 Emphasis on First Class in One Year - Understand the importance of meeting this first-year goal of your new Scouts, as well as tips on program and tracking of their achievements.
BS327 Day Trips for Boy Scouts - Expand your resource list and share ideas about exciting day-long adventures.
BS330 Successful PLC’s - Learn how the Patrol Leader Council reinforces the Patrol Method and Boy-run troop concepts. Help your Scouts get engaged.
BS331 Hello, New Scout Parents! - How to present the program to new Boy Scout parents so they understand what “Youth-Led” really means. Help them transitions in this entirely “new ballgame”
BS335 Patrol Method & The Boy-Led Troop - Troop & activity organization utilizing the patrol method as envisioned by Lord Baden Powell, the founder of Boy Scouting. Explores both adult and youth duties in the boy-led troop. 
BS356 Board of Review Training - Learn about any changes to the Guide to Advancement in regards to the Board of Review Process for Tenderfoot through Life done at the Unit level. Eagle Boards may be discussed, time permitting. 
BS357 The Eagle Scout Process Exposed - Come learn about the changes made in the latest Guide to Advancement and how these changes affect the Eagle Scout Process. Eagle Project Proposal and Final Plan (Workbook) will also be discussed along with Fundraising Application guidelines.
BS359 Troop Level Fundraising - Come hear ideas on how to successfully raise those vital funds needed so you can help deliver the high-quality program the boys have planned! Ideas will be shared, but the true fun is the free and open sharing of ideas of what has (or hasn’t) worked for you!
BS363 Games With A Purpose - Games are fun, but when done properly they are also educational. Learn several games that will promote team building, leadership and thinking "outside the box"
BS368 Long-term (Summer) Camping - Long term camping is one of the most memorable experiences in a Scout's career. Learn about CCLT and other opportunities to keep your older Scouts interested and involved.
DC110 NEW! NEW! Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training - This is the First Round of training for the new Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster, as well as for Committee Members to help the Boy-Led Troop run smoothly and successfully. MUST SIGN UP FOR BOTH SESSIONS Six hour (6) class. Training card issued upon completion.
BS002 NEW! Boy Scout Handbook - Learn the layout of the new handbook. Brush up on the EDGE method. Learn about the new scout rank and cyber chip requirement.
BS003 NEW! Troop Committee Challenge - Learn the role of the committee in boy scouts, maintaining progress records, how to conduct committee meetings, teamwork, and delivering the promise to the boys.


CUB SCOUT STUDIES CLASS SCHEDULE
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SILVER BEAVER LUNCH SESSION 4 SESSION 5 SESSION 6
8:20-9:15 9:25-10:15 10:25-11:30 1:25-2:20 2:30-3:25 3:35-4:30
CS207 CS252 CS209   CS263 CS214 CS203
CS217-20 CS206 CS004 CS221 CS260 CS213
CS210 CS222 CS005 CS250 CS249 CS257
CS002 CS001 CS003 CS002 CS001 CS003
CLASSES LISTED IN RED ARE NEW OR REINTRODUCED FOR 2016
CS203 Teen Role Models - Come meet the Den Chiefs and learn how these Boy Scouts and their Troops can support your Cub program.
CS206  Cub Scout Spirit - Scouts love to sing just like the rest of us! After this session you won’t be able to keep all of those great tunes to yourself! We will also practice creating skits performing them, and helping the boys with them all. 
CS207 Crafts - Great craft ideas for themes, rank advancements, and arrow points to use in your den. (MAX 25 PARTICIPANTS)
CS209 Games - Learn about new games as well as the old standards that everybody loves for both Den and Pack meetings. 
CS210 Cub Scout Knots - Learn how to take the “not” out of Knots. Handy skills to teach Cub Scouts!
CS213 Cooking with Cubs - Learn the basics of cooking outdoors with Cub Scouts. Course will be conducted outdoors - Dress accordingly for the weather and bring your own camp chair
CS214 Family Camping - What you need to know before taking your Cub Scouts camping overnight. Includes discussion of BALOO requirements. Course will be conducted outdoors - Dress according to the weather and bring your own camp chair.
CS217-20 Let’s Chat Leaders - Now that you’ve been introduced to Basic Leader Training, we’ll work together to answer the questions and address the issues you may have as a Pack Leader.
CS221 Webelos to Scout Transition & Recruiting - The crossover is one of the most important links between the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs. Retain boys and maintain their interest while graduating them into the Boy Scout Troop.
CS222 Ceremonies - Come learn AND share great ideas for impressive ceremonies for your Den and Pack.
CS249 Recruiting & Retention - Learn how to recruit Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts 12 months out of the year, as well as how to keep them active. Learn how the boys can help make your Pack grow!
CS250 Whittling Chip - Learn how to use and care for pocket knives, as well as what’s required for Scout’s to earn their own Whittling Chip. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN POCKETKNIFE FOR THIS CLASS Whittling Chip card will be presented on successful completion.
CS252 Neckerchief Slides - Make a cool neckerchief (tie) slide and take it home with you! Take your newly acquired skills back to the boys and help them create a unique neckerchief slide for your Den or pack. (MAX 25 PARTICIPANTS)
CS257 Cub Scout Campfires - Using Campfires for Meetings and Promotion - Learn the fine art of putting on a great campfire to enhance your Cub Scouting programs. Get your Cubs outside to put that outing in Cub Scouting.
CS260 Cub Scout STEM/NOVA Awards - The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Come learn the basics of this program for Cubs and Webelos.
CS263 Cyber Chip - Come learn how this program can be used as a tool for Leaders and Parents to teach their Scouts about online safety.
CS001 Cubmaster Specific - Do you want to learn what a Cubmaster’s responsibilities are? We will get you trained. ***
CS002 Leader Specific - Do you want to learn what a den leader’s responsibilities are? We will get you trained. ***
CS003 Committee Specific - Do you want to know what goes on at a committee meeting? We will get you trained. ***
CS004 Derbies - Do you want to learn about pinewood derby, raingutter regatta, space derby, or Cubmobile derby? We will get those questions answered!
CS005 DNR - Did you know that the DNR has many programs and opportunities that involve getting your scouts outdoors. Come find out more.
*** The leader specific classes are one session each.
Please only sign up for either morning or afternoon. Thanks!


DEN CHIEF TRAINING - ALL DAY
SESSION 1 SESSION 2 SESSION 3 SILVER BEAVER LUNCH SESSION 4 SESSION 5 SESSION 6
8:20-9:15 9:25-10:15 10:25-11:30 1:25-2:20 2:30-3:25 3:35-4:30
DC120 - PART 1   DC120 PART 2
DC120  Den Chief Training - This class is open to Scouts in the Boy Scouts, Venturing and Varsity programs wishing to fulfill a position of leadership as a Den Chief.  Den Chiefs work actively with a Cub Scout Den in helping the Den Leader with meetings, projects, and advancement activities. Trained Patch and Training Card will be issued upon successful completion. CLASS IS ALL DAY - 6 SESSIONS