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  • Cinematography merit badge becomes Moviemaking merit badge - Bryan on Scouting
    new window Click to Press This Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 15 Comments on Cinematography merit badge becomes Moviemaking merit badge Owen Thomas October 3 2013 at 5 09 pm Reply When does it come out the merit badge wiki on my iPad is not working TWM October 3 2013 at 5 09 pm Reply I could never spell Cinematography so I like the change Mark October 3 2013 at 6 08 pm Reply So if a scout that has already earned the cinematography merit badge can he now also earn the movie making merit badge as there has been a change in the requirements or not Matt Culbertson October 3 2013 at 6 22 pm Reply No it s not a new MB Rob Campbell July 30 2015 at 1 09 pm Reply I was under the impression that Moviemaking was given a new number So would that not mean it is a new badge Matt Culbertson October 3 2013 at 6 22 pm Reply Eliminated req 1b 2a Changed tell the story you plan to film to produce 4 changed Cinematography to moviemaking I love the MB team but is this really necessary Dave October 3 2013 at 6 53 pm Reply Time to sell another new MB book to all the Troops I think I ll just mark the changes in our existing book Bryan October 3 2013 at 7 01 pm Reply You re free to do that This change is more relevant for people who haven t yet purchased the book and intend to earn the badge Mark October 3 2013 at 6 28 pm Reply Thanks q October 4 2013 at 5 58 am Reply If for 2d2 a scout shows how to stop a runaway horse I would love to see it posted here Rob Proce November 1 2013 at 9 18 am Reply I really wish the BSA would not only rely on their merit badge team I think they should give all current merit badge counselors who work on the badges directly with the youth throughout the country an opportunity to comment and contribute to any changes This way there could be less of a disconnect between National and the youth merit badge program Mike Abrahamson October 22 2014 at 9 57 am Reply Being part of the Cinematography Merit Badge staff at the last 2 National Jamborees I like the change The name is more relevant This is a fun merit badge to teach and the boys enjoy earning it John October 22 2014 at 1 02 pm Reply Are Merit Badge Counselors that have been approved as Cinematography Counselors automatically also approved as Moviemaking Counselors or must they put in a 34405 for Moviemaking And how do we get our Councils to change their lists Rose March 30 2015 at 5 26 pm Reply Since moviemaking is not really a new merit badge if a scout already has cinematography it

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  • Mountain biking added as an option in Cycling merit badge
    38 am Reply Really pleased to see this revision I predict that the Cycling merit badge will soar in popularity My son plans to start on these new requirements beginning this weekend Kimble July 15 2013 at 8 30 pm Reply Does anyone know the best place to go to see up to the minute photos of Jambo Scoutbook com Scoutbookcom July 15 2013 at 8 44 pm Reply We just updated Scoutbook with the latest Cycling requirements Thanks Bryan for covering all the action from Jambo Scoutaholic July 16 2013 at 10 04 am Reply Thanks for the heads up on the new requirement information It would have been a bit less confusing had you mentioned that there were changes to requirements 1 5 6 as well and that requirements 8 9 have been deleted Voodoorider July 20 2013 at 8 55 pm Reply Great to hear one of my friends mentioned this was coming at a MTB event a few weeks back Living in Dallas the roads are just getting way too congested to have inexperienced road riders out there heck my wife doesn t want me out on the road bike these days But mountain bikes in Dallas yep I was a board member of DORBA http www dorba org with numerous trails across North Texas this is a win win many Eagle projects have been completed on DORBA trails over the years we have a 13 mile trail system just a few miles from where the troop meets and a favorite with President Bush who rides it regularly I ll start working with our boys on this with the aim to get the riding done over the cooler months Dallas is brutal in August and can be a miserable experience for a new rider peter g July 22 2013 at 10 12 am Reply I always allowed scouts to incorporate MTB segments for any requirement 10 15 even 25 since it wasn t specifically disallowed I welcome the trail specific requirments etiquette obstacles trail condition suitablity etc I agree with one post regarding the popularity of the badge as here in suburban NYC road riding is very risky for youth I believe that is why I have had relatively few scouts acquire this badge I think the changes will help popularize the badge Ben Parsons July 22 2013 at 12 34 pm Reply Great change Would be nice if the six preparatory rides could be mix n match between road and mountain Many of our Scouts and leaders are proficient at and enjoy both Lee Donnahoo August 8 2013 at 4 42 pm Reply I like the change but I wonder how counselors will interpret the change and keep it consistent There is a BIG difference between riding 22 miles on a gravel road vs a true single track trail Most of the rides I lead are on gravel anyway with the old mileage requirements We use rail trails like the John Wayne Pioneer Trail Hopefully

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  • The trail to Cycling merit badge just got a bit rougher - Bryan on Scouting
    families for a picnic and a day at the beach Needless to say there are always a lot of sleeping scouts on the ride home Encourage your son to rethink this merit badge I think he will discover something in himself that he will like Aaron Weissman June 6 2012 at 9 36 am Reply Reblogged this on Lewis and Clark District Committee Aaron Weissman June 6 2012 at 9 38 am Reply Skinny tire speed freaks Yeah I guess that I qualify for that Aaron Weissman June 6 2012 at 9 42 am Reply Our Troop is working on the badge now with weekly rides We would love to start working on this right now Can boys begin working on the mountain bike track this Spring Or do we have to wait for late 2012 David Copeland okcscouter June 6 2012 at 1 25 pm Reply Hi I am a counselor for this MB too It would be really great if there were a Scout Branded Cycling kit with short and jersey There are times when we had up to 20 people riding and would nt it be cool if they were on team style Scout branded cycling clothing PS the 50 is indeed very doable as you build up to it Aaron Weissman June 6 2012 at 2 07 pm Reply David I just found out that National has authorized chsportswear com to sell a BSA branded jersey I just ordered mine yesterday We are taking our boys on a 25 this weekend Total climb will be 1000ft over 13 miles gene ramsey June 8 2012 at 9 38 am Reply Very much appreciated definitely an appropriate addition A significant sport in our area of the country BSA needs to be a part of it Ed June 14 2012 at 12 27 pm Reply If the boys build up to the 50 miler the way they should it isn t difficult for most The problem I ve seen as a counselor is that many don t do any outside riding other than the required rides Joel Sercel June 18 2012 at 8 45 pm Reply This is great I love the direction Boy Scouting is going with this However there is a bit of an issue with the details of the MTB merit badge requirements The 40 mile mountain bike trek replacing the 50 mile road bike trek in any kind of mountainous terrain is simply not anything close to an equivalent challenge in vast areas of the country For example here in Southern California there is a 50 mile route on pavement that is very flat and has been used for decades to meet the biking merit badge requirement A Boy Scout riding a road bike on this path can cover it as part of a two day trek riding 12 to 15 mph and only burning about 400 calories of effort over two days not too difficult On the other hand there are no 40 mile MTB routes in Southern California that I have been able to find that do not involve many thousands of feet of climbing About the flattest 40 mile route we have around here would require the Boy scout to expend an effort of about 2500 calories or six times more than the 50 miles of the older merit badge requirements The requirements should be more equal Also to learn the real challenges of mountain biking the boys should need to learn that difficulty in mountain biking is more about climbing and terrain than distance Very few Boy Scouts will be able to earn this merit badge as is in Southern California I would be happy to work with the scouts to come up with a more apples to apples set of requirements for the badge if that would be a help Sue October 19 2012 at 9 08 pm Reply Hi Joel My son is interested in starting the Cycling Merit Badge We live in SoCal Where is the 50 mile path you mentioned Shon June 27 2012 at 12 38 pm Reply Im a boy scout who has completed the cycling merit badge at camp we did mountain biking but u get a partial so when I got home I had to do the 50 on the road which I trained for with a cycling club and road with them I feel they should make separate books because the 5 tab milers are supposed to be practice but be realistic anyone who cycles and mountain bike knows there different in a lot of ways besides that it was a great merit badge to do Shon June 27 2012 at 12 41 pm Reply Untrue I ride palos verdes and I burn close to 4000 calories and reach speeds up to 35 mph down hill cycling is not easy Phil July 25 2012 at 8 56 pm Reply Patiently tapping my foot waiting for the details of the MTB requirements Marian Walters October 18 2012 at 7 58 pm Reply Well Cycling Merit Badge is on our agenda for the spring These changes will be interesting to check out The 50 mile ride is not so bad we usually do it in Wisconsin on a rail to trail This time we will be doing here closer to home on a bike trail It will be just fine They are already talking about it and they do not know about this yet Paul Kane November 3 2012 at 12 48 pm Reply I absolutely approve of including the MTB option and wonder why it took so long Even though I mostly ride on the road myself most scouts these days have hybrid or MT bikes The ones who do cycling merit badge are faced with riding 50 miles on their MTB or if they are smart finding a road bike to do the ride on Nothing says you have to make it as hard as possible At least that s what I

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  • Animation merit badge requirements
    1994 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 Mulan 1998 Lilo Stitch 2002 and Brother Bear 2003 Tony is also a Scout leader for Troop 826 in Kissimmee Florida Rick Folea an Eagle Scout is the Animation Merit Badge Team Lead Programming Merit Badge Team Lead and coauthor of the Robotics and Digital Technology merit badge pamphlets He serves on the Northeast Georgia Council Executive Board Rick works at AutomationDirect com where he uses animation and video content to teach customers how to get the most out of the company s products Animation merit badge cover Feel free to use this high res version to promote the Animation merit badge in your troop district or council Share this Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window More Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to Press This Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 24 Comments on Animation merit badge requirements released Ed May 19 2015 at 8 20 am Reply Where are the first aid requirements Avery Moore May 19 2015 at 8 33 am Reply hehehehehehe Ken May 19 2015 at 8 39 am Reply I love that they used Ethan on the cover Nahila Nakne May 19 2015 at 9 41 am Reply With a vintage 1980s 90s hat to boot Matt May 19 2015 at 9 09 am Reply The list of upcoming merit badges is shrinking the only upcoming ones to look forward to are Computer Aided Design and Advanced Computing hopefully more new merit badges continue to be developed Q May 19 2015 at 9 37 am Reply I m not entirely sure that more is better I really liked when BSA brought back a couple of oldies for the centennial I would love to see more of that Matt May 19 2015 at 11 03 am Reply More is not inherently better but there are so many untapped hobbies skills and careers that would make awesome merit badges Pets to Go May 19 2015 at 9 26 am Reply Is it possible to have National to arrange the merit badge list so the the Eagle required merit badges are listed first alphabetically and the elective merit badges are listed next alphabetically Q May 19 2015 at 9 51 am Reply It is possible to have an online table with sortable columns One column could be required or elective Even then that gets confusing because once certain required ones are earned certain others count as elective Others could be popularity Some boys are looking to earn a rare badge year released

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  • Signs, Signals and Codes merit badge requirements
    that you can learn to send in any code system in a day or so but learning to receive since you don t know the text takes much longer And without being able to receive your skill isn t really of much use in communicating Thomas Kisner February 26 2015 at 11 46 am Reply Honestly I don t think that s the point of this merit badge Seems to be an introduction and try them a little Not become proficient in communicating in 4 additional languages Not to be snarky but as someone who is wearing Morse interpreter strip you probably also realize being able to copy at 5 WPM is much use communicating in the real world when most CW is done at at least 20 WPM ben fox February 26 2015 at 10 06 am Reply i d love to counsel this one but i myself would need some training in some of the areas any ideas on how to get more up to speed to offer this one to the boys not sure how many scouters are proficient in this many forms of communication Dave B February 26 2015 at 10 21 am Reply I like this MB Four things When will the requirements for Animation be released Secondly the design of this badge will also leave some heads scratching as it took me a moment to realize those were 3 sticks arranged as an arrow Three if the scout doesn t know what is do we have to do the final sign off of the MB just kidding And finally we had a discussion of the merit badge designs that left us puzzled how about one on designs that are outstanding H David Pendleton February 26 2015 at 10 58 am Reply No where in the requirements does it say that the Scout has to learn the alphabet in all the formats Morse Code Semaphore ASL Braille etc It says to demonstrate how to spell their name and then send or receive a 6 10 word message I believe that Braille is the only one that requires the Scout to both send receive a message in that method A Scout could have a laminated sheet of the Morse Code Semaphore ASL Braille beside them then show send their name 6 10 word message Some could even prepare what they are going to send such as their name message in Morse Code on a piece of paper then hit the keypad W0DHG February 26 2015 at 11 05 am Reply Reread the requirements It s not LEARN Morse Code or ASL it says send and receive a message All a scout needs to do if record and decode the message I actually think this is fine and in the spirit of a merit badge The boy is getting exposure to some thing not an advanced degree I was concerned about how this one would play out but I think it s reasonable and a good merit badge H David Pendleton February 26 2015 at 11 58 am Concur But some MB Counselors will interpret it differently I was making the point that the counselor could have each Scout write down his Morse Code message on paper Then go to the key send it Bill Sharp February 26 2015 at 11 32 am Reply Good signal David All I got was the first D O and the next to last line S C O U T A space between letters would be a help for us non hams H David Pendleton February 26 2015 at 12 00 pm Bill The message was suppose to be Do you get my drift Scout my name so I could show to write down the requirement before the Scout hitting the keys I m not a ham so don t really know the format Matt Culbertson February 26 2015 at 6 46 pm Reply Dave B Animation MB requirements are contained in the 2015 Boy Scout Requirements Book recently released There is no Earn date yet but it is anticipated in a month or so Faron Hicks March 1 2015 at 5 14 pm Reply I found the best way to learn what is needed to teach a merit badge is to do just that teach it You will find yourself motivated to get the information and understand it just to stay on top of the boys Scoutbook com Scoutbookcom February 26 2015 at 10 36 am Reply Thanks Bryan We just added this merit badge to Scoutbook Units can start tracking progress on this badge right away We think it will be a great addition VA Scoutmaster February 26 2015 at 10 36 am Reply At first glance it seemed like codes and cryptography were included as an afterthought but then I took a closer look at req 10 And I love how req 7 gets the boys outside The folks who put the requirements together for this badge deserve a Well Done Dave B February 26 2015 at 10 46 am Reply After your comment and returning to look over the requirements it looks like cryptography got short changed It would have been nice to include a discussion on different types of encryption It would be nice to discuss modern applications of encryption It would have been nice to have them send or receive a message in more than one type of code or encryption Venturing Karen February 26 2015 at 10 43 am Reply Clever scouts will decode the badge itself Seth Walter February 26 2015 at 10 49 am Reply I have seen a lot of these requirements in various Cub Scout rank requirements or electives such as Wolf Elective 1 IT S A SECRET Page 110 Use a secret code Write to a friend in invisible ink Write your name using American Sign Language People who are deaf use this language Use 12 American Indian signs to tell a story I hope that MB counselors will

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  • Digital Technology merit badge requirements released - Bryan on Scouting
    with the newest merit badges and those coming soon Share this Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window More Click to share on LinkedIn Opens in new window Click to share on Reddit Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to Press This Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 30 Comments on Digital Technology merit badge requirements released joselepervanche April 16 2014 at 3 30 pm Reply Reblogged this on Scouting Adventures and commented Scouting in the cutting edge of technology mikemenn April 16 2014 at 5 55 pm Reply just a curious question is this a thing now to post that it s been reblogged is this out of courtesy to the bryan or a internet courtesy i see people like yourself do it here all the time and I m just wondering because I don t post that it s been reblogged and I m wondering if I should thx Charles Featherer April 16 2014 at 6 29 pm Reply Depending on the circumstance it can be one of the following 1 A simple courtesy 2 A nice note suggesting the reach of the story 3 Backwards credit for the story In this case I think it falls under 1 or maybe 2 It is a nice thing to do but far from required Especially since oftentimes people get the update on Bryan s stories via Facebook and share it there thus giving credit and helping him track the spread of the story simultaneously mikemenn April 17 2014 at 7 51 am thanks for the Law 6 reply scouteradam April 21 2014 at 6 36 pm Within WordPress the reblogging feature will display like seen above I have a WordPress Blog and will do the same Generally it s a good thing to cite your sources WordPress does it for you Charles Featherer April 16 2014 at 4 31 pm Reply Does anyone know how this affects Merit Badge instructors for Computers This is the first time I ve been an instructor for a MB being phased out and I m curious if this means that I need to apply to be an instructor for the replacement course or if I ll automatically transfer brian frey April 16 2014 at 4 37 pm Reply Charles this would be a question for your district My guess would be you would need to register as a counselor for the new merit badge Bryan Wendell April 16 2014 at 5 05 pm Reply I agree with Brian Especially because Digital Technology is a completely different merit badge even though it s officially replacing Computers Charles Featherer April 16 2014 at 5 06 pm Thank you for your answers I ll follow up with my District Advancement Chair Tobias K April 17 2014 at 5 48 pm Reply I am checking with our counsel as well Since 1 Computers and Digital Technology will overlap and 2 since they can be earned independently and as long as a scout has begun working on Computers this calendar year and will be allowed to finish it as long as it is before his 18th birthday my best guess is that one will need to be approved for this MB independently Tobias K April 17 2014 at 6 16 pm Reply Yes you d just add it in addition to the Computers MB according to our counsel Paul Wolf April 16 2014 at 6 15 pm Reply Bryan Thanks for posting a link to the workbook too As you ve probably seen when I created the Digital Technology merit badge workbook I included workbook pages for the CyberChip as well since Scouts must earn the CyberChip in order to earn the merit badge We have workbooks available for all 135 current merit badges available on the US Scouting Service Project web site We also have workbooks for the various Nova and SuperNova awards and for many Cub Scout and other Boy Scout awards and advancements too Bryan Wendell April 17 2014 at 7 49 am Reply Paul I apologize for not realizing when I was sent the workbook PDF that this was your excellent work I ve changed the link to the one hosted on your site and added the name of the U S Scouting Service Project to the post Thanks Paul Wolf April 17 2014 at 2 04 pm Reply Thanks Bryan No apology was necessary We have no problem with you having a copy available for download direct from you site or just a link to the copy on our site Either is fine In fact there have been copies of the workbooks for Programming and Game Design on the boyslife org site since hose badges were released I assume Janice D sent you the file I sent it to her expressly so that it could be reviewed by BSA and so it could be posted on your site if you so desired I make copies available on meritbadge org too in order to reduce the load on our server but no other site should post copies of our workbooks They should ONLY post links to the original copies on usscouts org That way if and when I make any changes to correct or improve the document I can assure that the most current version is the only one available to Scouts Aaron Weissman April 17 2014 at 8 35 am Reply Regarding requirement 6g and 6h our Troop website is a wordpress hosted blog Would serving as Troop webmaster scribe and posting to the site during term of office count They didn t create the site but they are responsible

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  • Time running out to earn Computers merit badge
    of 2015 Jim Kangas February 1 2014 at 8 19 am Reply Anyone remember paper tape programs The first computer I ever used was a Hewlitt Packard HP for newbies teletype machine It was connected to our school district s computer via telephone modem Compared to today s machines it was like using an abacus Brian February 3 2014 at 3 48 pm Reply Yea High school 1975 How old are we Stepehn February 2 2014 at 8 40 am Reply I have earned 105 merit badges and am 2 years from being 18 Excited about all the new merit badges which is adding difficulty to my quest to earn all of them Even if I don t get them all I do know that I have learned many things with those completed Wish drafting had been discontinued very difficult one My favorite merit badge earned was disabilities awareness H David Pendleton February 3 2014 at 9 03 am Reply Good luck in your quest I hope you give back as much as you have learned over the last 5 years Gary Wilson February 2 2014 at 10 09 pm Reply I kind of pre date many of you I discovered computer programming and systems analysis in college and received dual majors in Accounting and Operations Research as the Computer Science major wasn t invented then I started as a programmer at Met Life in 1974 and had to explain to my folks what a computer programmer even was One of my first jobs was installing an IBM370 168 that was used for development work by 3 000 programmers It was the first mainframe computer with semiconductor memory previous IBM models used ferrite cores It occupied a few thousand square feet was water cooled and had a whopping 4MB of drum storage BTW your cell phone is now many times more powerful But the computer field has been a very good career for me and my family the past 40 years So encourage your Scouts to at least look at the merit badges in this area joselepervanche February 3 2014 at 8 46 am Reply Reblogged this on Scouting Adventures and commented In our digital age technology is moving too fast You better start working in one before it changes again Be on the learning edge of digital technology Beth Katz February 3 2014 at 9 21 am Reply Don t forget that there is also the Programming merit badge to go along with Digital Technology As a computer science professor I m signed up to be a merit badge counselor for both Thank you for the info on the Computers merit badge transition My concern with the Programming merit badge is that people will push to do it in a few hours or one day I know that merit badge requirements are no more no less And there is a note to the counselors in the Programming MB book noting that the programs can be simple But I hope scouts really think about what they are doing rather than rush through the projects in three different languages and development environments By the way the merit badge handbook for Programming is very well done I hope that the projects in Digital Technology are also ones that are substantial enough for the scouts to experience the activity Wozzo the Wonder Dog February 3 2014 at 11 38 am Reply Will Computers merit badge counselors automatically be converted to Digital Technology Counselors or is this a District call Wozzo the Wonder Dog February 3 2014 at 11 40 am Reply Just remembered it s a new merit badge not a name change so DT counselors will need to sign up for it from scratch Patrick Provart February 3 2014 at 10 31 pm Reply Ironically even though I started playing with computers as a hobby as a 6th grader and knew before high school that I wanted to make my living with computers there were no local counselors so I don t have this one I m looking forward to counseling the new DT merit badge Patrick Provart Technical Manager Illinois Department of Transportation Bureau of Information Processing Matt Price February 17 2014 at 9 44 pm Reply The Dot Matrix Printer is still alive and around and going strong Many companies use them for invoicing q February 18 2014 at 11 52 am Reply Anybody remember the Superman movie where Richard Prior s character programmed the Lex Luthor s computers to direct the rounded down 1 2 cents from all the other employee s paychecks to his account Well art imitates life A friend s corporate computer was the first to hacked by an accountant for that very purpose The guy would have got away with it too Except he filed the earnings on his tax return but didn t adjust his tax bracket so the IRS called the company to inform them of the underpayment Not sure how you can use that in counseling your boys but it s a fun little story Earl March 24 2014 at 11 41 am Reply computers have shrunk from the size of copy machines to the size of a deck of cards isn t quite true when Computers MB was first started computers took up whole floors of buildings compared to what is now the size of a deck of cards Virtual Memory invented in 1970 by IBM but really invented in 1962 by Burroughs on their 6000 series didn t really exist at the time the MB was first introduced An IBM 360 50 took up a whole floor at my university and had maybe 256K of memory not 16gb that my iPhone has or 8gb that my notebooks have We put data in using boxes of punch cards or punch tape on a lab computer and they used 9 track tapes because disk drives the size of a washing machine which shook like they were on the spin cycle held a

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  • Mining in Society merit badge requirements released - Bryan on Scouting
    surface samples in outer space b Identify three minerals found dissolved in seawater or found on the ocean floor and list three places where the ocean is mined today Share this information with your counselor and discuss the chief incentives for mining the oceans for minerals the reclamation necessary after mining is over and any special concerns when mining minerals from the ocean Find out what sustainability problems arise from mining the oceans Discuss what you learn with your counselor c Learn what metals and minerals are recycled after their original use has ended List four metals and two nonmetals and find out how each can be recycled Find out how recycling affects the sustainability of natural resources and how this idea is related to mining Discuss what you learn with your counselor d With your parent s permission use the Internet and other resources to determine the current price of gold copper aluminum or other commodities like cement or coal and find out the five year price trend for two of these Report your findings to your counselor 8 Do ONE of the following a With your parent s and counselor s approval meet with a worker in the mining industry Discuss the work equipment and technology used in this individual s position and learn about a current project Ask to see reports drawings and or maps made for the project Find out about the educational and professional requirements for this individual s position Ask how the individual s mining career began Discuss with your counselor what you have learned b Find out about three career opportunities in the mining industry Pick one and find out the education training and experience required for this profession Discuss this with your counselor and explain why this profession might interest you c With your parent s permission and counselor s approval visit a career academy or community college to learn about educational and training requirements for a position in the mining industry that interests you Find out why this position is critical to the mining industry and discuss what you learned with your counselor Visiting a mine site a mining equipment manufacturer or an equipment supplier requires advance planning These sites can be potentially dangerous You will need permission from your parents and counselor and the manager of the mine site or equipment manufacturer or supplier While there you will be required to follow closely the site manager s instructions and comply with all safety rules and procedures including wearing appropriate clothing footwear and personal safety equipment Further reading Mining in Society preview post Scouts check out Mining in Society at the 2013 jamboree Share this Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Pocket Opens in new window More Click to share on 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Scouts should be challenged by the requirements in a merit badge and with these challenges comes the learning experience Many of our scouts were very interested in the SMME s exhibit at the 2010 National Jamboree and wanted to know if there would be a merit badge Now we have one and I think it s a good one Let s keep it challenging Rob February 24 2014 at 7 13 pm Reply I wish the scouts could do all of the requirements under 5 but the reality of scouting in some areas is that there are scouts who do not have the support from parents their troop or even access to the internet Parents won t drive 300 miles or so to a mining museum from our area and the nearby quarries will not let people in for safety reasons So there has to be a requirement they can do with their counselor and even that requirement could be a real challenge for that scout Michael Ohleger March 4 2014 at 2 22 pm Reply I can t agree Ron Merit badges are designed for the hands on experience of doing not patch collecting There are many MBs that scouts would like to earn that are just not feasible for them due to environment or geography A couple that comes to mind are Gardening and Farm Mechanics I live in a rural area so that the requirements for badges would be easily accomplished I m just guessing here but I doubt that a scout in an urban setting would be able to accomplish these tasks and certainly would not be satisfied by a discussion with the counselor Regarding the Mining MB you may find that many quarries and mines have public relations offices that are more than willing to accommodate

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