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McConnell Merit Badges - Feb 2022


McConnell Merit Badges - Feb 2022
Date/Time
Registration Begins
12/27/2021
Last Day To Register
2/9/2022 11:55 PM
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McConnell Merit Badges

Scouts are only able to signup for Merit Badge, Please do not sign up for more.  Again only one a weekend.

Checkin at 8:30

Approximate end time: 4:00pm

Classes are limited to 10 scouts per session.  Refer to general instructions below to be prepared for your workshops! Please note this calendar is subject to change. 

General Instructions:

  1. Each Scout must bring:
    • Blue card signed by their Unit Leader for each Merit Badge
    • Appropriate Merit Badge Pamphlet
    • Pen, paper, and all other material required for the specific Merit Badge.
  2. Scouts must bring appropriate proof of completion of all prerequisites and be prepared to discuss, report, and demonstrate on all prerequisites.

​Electricity - no prerequisites

Archery - no prerequisites

Radio -

1. Explain what radio is. Then discuss the following:

1a. The differences between broadcast radio and hobby radio.

1b. The differences between broadcasting and two-way communications.

1c. Radio call signs and how they are used in broadcast radio and amateur radio

1d. The phonetic alphabet and how it is used to communicate clearly.

2b. Explain how the broadcast radio stations, WWV and WWVH can be used to help determine what you will hear when you listen to a shortwave radio.

4. Explain how radio waves carry information. Include in your explanation: transceiver, transmitter, amplifier, and antenna.

6. Explain the safety precautions for working with radio gear, including the concept of grounding for direct current circuits, power outlets, and antenna systems.

8. Find out about three career opportunities in radio. 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.

  1. Each Scout must complete all prerequisites before class. All written work including worksheets and drawings must be brought to class.  To be unprepared is not fair to those who have prepared and to the Counselors reviewing the subjects.  Remember, Merit Badges are EARNED, not given out!
  2. Lunch will be provided for Scouts taking Merit Badge, $5 for all others.

Electricity, Archery, Radio

Cost
$20.00 per Archery MB
$20.00 per Electricity MB
$20.00 per Radio MB