Winter 2021 Merit Badges

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Directions as of Week of 2/14:


Engineering- Mr. Peroni

You guys did well last week.
For this week.
Req. 1. Object in home: A brief recap tell me what you found out in addition to our discussion.
Req2. Engineering achievement. Again tell me what you found out. What it is who were the engineers involved with creating it.
Req3. 6 types of engineers what they do and  (relate two of them)
Req4. Visit with an engineer ask them questions about their work refer to the worksheet.
5 I would recommend doing 5b.
Invent a helpful piece of patrol equipment. Draw a plan or diagram. 
6. Do Two of the six 
7.What is a PE
8.Code of Ethics ?
9.find out about three specific engineering discipline career paths 


Chemistry: Mr. Connaghan

Update 2/21/2021

Guys,
Nice work on Friday!  Please reply to this email, copying a parent of course, to confirm receipt. (You should have received it.)
 Also, see below of links to the syllabus and worksheet that are on the BSA98 website.  If you have any questions or concerns please let me know.  

Thanks,
Mr. Connaghan

A wheel of iron = a Ferris Wheel. 



Dog Care/Pets: Mr. Corne

Good Morning Dean and William!

As we discussed in our merit badge breakout on Friday, here are the spreadsheets for each badge.
There is a column that shows the method for completing each requirement, whether it be doing something on your own, submitting something in writing, or discussing together at meeting.
Also, at the bottom of the page, there is a link to the merit badge pamphlet.

Take a look through these and start thinking about the discussion topics for our next meeting. 

Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions by “replying all” to this email. "(You should have received)"

Bill Corne
ASM T98
(215)326-9507

Pamphlet In Email. 

Collections-  Mr. Barsh

Syllabus and/or assignments, including whether or not you need them to do a workbook (and which parts, specifically): They need to complete section one (short written report) and be ready to discuss #8.

Whether or not you will be meeting this week: Meeting this week to complete remaining requirements

Any other reminders, instructions, encouragement: Do #1 and be prepared for #8 and we will finish on Friday!


Space Exploration- Mr. Behilo from Troop 22





Signs Signals and Codes-  Mr. Samuel

Signs, Signals, and Codes – Doc Samuel (Samuelre@verizon.net)
 
 
1st Session – Feb 12
-       Reviewed Requirements #1 (importance). #9 (Symbols) and #10 (Cryptography)
 
-       Work to be done by Scout outside meeting time:
o   Read pg. 73 to 89
o   Show 10 examples of symbols
o   Create your own Symbol
o   Show 10 traffic signs and symbols
o   Show 10 symbols from a legend on a map
o   Show 10 text symbols or emoticons
o   Create own secret code and write 25 word message.
 
2nd Session – Feb 19
-       Review Requirement #2 (emergency); Requirement #3; Requirement #5 (Braille); Requirement #8 – Hand Signs

-       Work to be done by Scout outside meeting time:
o   Morse code - Create a 10 word message with your name in it
o   ASL – Create a 10 word message with your name in it
o   Braille - Create a 10 word message with your name in it
 
3rd Session – March 5
-       Review Requirements #4 (Semaphore); Requirement #6 (sounds/silent); Requirement #7 (trail)

-       Work to be done by Scout outside meeting time:
o   Create a 10 word message with your name in it
o   Find and identify 10 nautical flag pictures
o   Layout a trail of 1 mile using trail markers – show scouts completing
 
4th Session – March 12
-       Review any requirements remaining to be done by scout.    


EAGLE REQUIRED MB DIRECTIONS:


First Aid: Mr. Horn, Marshall, Alex T
Still Continuing:
Please Make sure to complete the requirements you need to do listed in the Google sheets. (Should be in your email) Send videos to Mr. Horn, Marshall and Alex!

Please complete the First-Aid requirements for First-Class and Below. (Requirement 1)

Helpful links to complete your requirements:

Complete your At home First-Aid Kit if you haven't already and send a video to Mr. Horn, Marshall and Alex!

Mr. Horn
ASM, T98
asmtom@bsa98

Alex Tomlinson

Marshall Matez


Update 3/24/2021:
Hi All,

We are in the home stretch to complete the First Aid MB! We will be meeting this Friday to finish a few more requirements (listed below). 

We have been tracking everyone's progress on this Google sheet. Please review to see what requirements you still need to complete the badge.

Lastly, for the home assignments, these can be completed by submitting video recordings of your work.

If you have any questions please email Alex, Marshall or me. Thanks.

Mr. Horn
ASM, T98
asmtom@bsa98

Alex Tomlinson

Marshall Matez


Friday 3/26 Requirements
8c. Tell the dangers in the use of a tourniquet and the conditions under which its use is justified.
12. Describe the symptoms, proper first-aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions: 
(f) Burns—first, second, and third degree
(g) Convulsions/seizures
(h) Dehydration
(i) Muscle cramps
(j) Heat exhaustion
(k) Heat stroke
(l) Abdominal pain
(m) Broken, chipped, or loosened tooth

Home Assignments
1. Demonstrate to your counselor that you have current knowledge of all first-aid requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks.
5a. Prepare a first-aid kit for your home. Display and discuss its contents with your counselor.

Advancement Day @St. Johns Notices: 
Hi All,

We will be working on our in person first aid skills this Saturday at St. John's. This is a great opportunity to meet all the requirements listed below.

Please sign up on the troop website for this event or click this link

Be sure to bring your home first aid kit that you prepared as this will be useful for our activities. We can also have you signed off for requirement 5a as well!

If you have any questions please reach out. Thanks.

Mr. Horn
ASM, T98
asmtom@bsa98

Alex Tomlinson

Marshall Matez


7a. Describe the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Then demonstrate proper CPR technique using a training device approved by your counselor.
7b. Explain the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Identify the location of the AED at your school, place of worship, and troop meeting place, if one is present.
8a. Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is not bleeding severely.
8b. Show the steps that need to be taken for someone who has a large open wound or cut that is severely bleeding.
10a-e. Describe the signs and symptoms and demonstrate the proper procedures for handling and immobilizing suspected closed and open fractures or dislocations of the forearm, wrist, upper leg, lower leg, ankle.
11. Describe the signs, symptoms, and possible complications and demonstrate care for someone with a suspected injury to the head, neck, or back.  
13a. Describe the conditions under which an injured person should be moved.
13b. If a sick or an injured person must be moved, tell how you would determine the best method. Demonstrate this method.
13c. With helpers under your supervision, improvise a stretcher and move a presumably unconscious person.
14. Teach another Scout a first-aid skill selected by your counselor.
Update 3/4/2021:

Hi All,

We will be continuing our First Aid MB breakout this Friday. For this week we'll focus on:

9. Explain when a bee sting could be life threatening and what action should be taken for prevention and for first aid.

12. Describe the symptoms, proper first-aid procedures, and possible prevention measures for the following conditions:
a. Anaphylaxis/allergic reactions
b. Bruises
c. Sprains or strains
d. Hypothermia
e. Frostbite

Also as a reminder you should have started your home first aid kit and possibly completed it for this week. To receive a sign off on this requirement you can take a picture of your kit and contents. As part of this, please include an email detailing the contents of your kit.

Thanks and see you on Friday!

Mr. Horn
ASM, T98
asmtom@bsa98

Alex Tomlinson

Marshall Matez

Update 2/26/2021:

Hi All,

We have our First Aid MB breakout tonight. If you are a Patrol Leader please be sure to attend PLC tonight at 6:45PM and then join us afterwards.

For this meeting we will be working on the following:

3. Define the term triage. Explain the steps necessary to assess and handle a medical emergency until help arrives.

4. Explain the universal precautions as applied to the transmission of infections. Discuss the ways you should protect yourself and the victim while administering first aid.

6. Describe the early signs and symptoms of each of the following and explain what actions you should take:
a. Shock
b. Heart attack
c. Stroke

Also homework for last week was to start your home first aid kit as part of requirement 5a.

Thanks and see you tonight!

Update 2/19/2021:

Hi All,

For tomorrow's First Aid MB breakout we will be going over the following topics:

  • Reducing Risk
  • How to Handle an Emergency
  • Requirement 2. Explain how you would obtain emergency medical assistance from:
    • Your Home
    • A remote location on a wilderness camping trip
    • An activity on open water
  • Requirement 3 Define the term triage. Explain the steps necessary to assess and handle a medical emergency until help arrives.
Please review these requirements prior to tomorrow’s meeting so that you can Be Prepared! If you have any questions please reach out to anyone of us. Thanks and see you tomorrow!

*BEGIN TO ASSEMBLE YOUR FIRST-AID KITS. DONT FORGET TO INCLUDE THE 3 ESSENTIALS*

Hi All,

For the First Aid MB here are some of the materials that will help you complete it. Your counselors are hard at work putting together a plan for completing each requirement successfully!

Attached you will find the worksheets and an older version of the First Aid MB book that has most of the relevant information.

If you have any questions please reach out to Marshal, Alex or me anytime! Thanks.

Mr. Horn
ASM, T98
asmtom@bsa98

Alex Tomlinson

Marshall Matez


Old pamphlet: HERE



Personal Managment- Mr. Pagnoni

Update 2/21/2021
 
Hi All,

Just following-up on the PM Merit Badge in Scoutbook. If you haven't yet, create the PM merit badge in Scoutbook and connect to me as a counselor.  The troop website should have instructions on how to do this. For those who have already done this, you should already have requirements 3 and 4 approved. 

Remember I won't be at the Feb 26 meeting. But I plan on going over Requirements 5, 6, and 7 the next time we meet. The remaining requirements are basically homework as we discussed. Also, when you have come up with a budget and 7 day calendar send it to me so I can approve before you start. I don't want you starting something that won't be adequate to complete the requirement. These are the 2 requirements that take the most time. 

Regards,
Marco 



Hi All,

Hope all is well. I just wanted to follow-up with all of you about starting your PM Merit Badge in Scoutbook. 
You need to start the badge in Scoutbook and connect to me as your counselor. 
The troop website should have instructions on how to do this. 
This Friday we will start with requirement 3 and just keep going until time is up. 
Attached is the PM workbook
. There are some examples in the back for the requirements we discussed last week. 
But you can use whatever you find or create. 
Let me know if you have any questions. Talk on Friday. 

Regards,
Marco   

Family LifeMrs. Bothwell    
Update 2/21/2021

HEY GUYS!!

Jumping jellyfish - awesome session! Thank you so much for your focus and participation! We covered a lot.

1. Carpe diem! No better time than now to: start tracking your chores; talking with your parents; planning & running a family meeting; planning & completing an individual & family projects.

2. Send me completed requirements; please be sure to double check the requirements.

3. Reach out with questions, or for help.

4. Session #3 this Friday, 2/26 at the Troop 98 meeting:

  • We will cover requirements #1 and #7 and your thoughtful participation meets those requirements. 
  • We'll also review #2, #3, #4, #5 and #6 like we did this week and it will give you a chance to give us updates and even get your requirements submitted/completed.

5. Here is a detailed recap and links to helpful resources: 


Requirement #2: List several reasons why you are important to your family and discuss this with your parents or guardians and with your merit badge counselor.

  • You created a list and shared it with the counselors. Done.
  • Now, share your list with your parents. (Some of you did & it has been recorded.)
  • Then, let us know you shared your list with your parents either by email or at our meeting.

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Requirement #3: Prepare a list of your regular home duties or chores (at least 5) and do them for 90 days. Keep a record of how often you do each of them.


  • Select you 5+ chores
  • Do them for 90 days
  • Track/Record how often you do each of them over the 90 days

Tips:

  • Keep the tracking simple (K.I.S.S. - Keep It Simple Silly)
    • You can use the sample in the Workbook, the one from the article I linked, or create your own
  • Put the tracking sheet somewhere visible so you remember to record your behaviors, like taped to the bathroom mirror, or by the light switch in your bedroom.
  • What else can you do to remember? Could an electronic reminder help?
  • Just get started - progress over perfection!

Deliverables:

  • After you have tracked for 90 days, let us know (share) the effects your chores had on your family. This can be in writing, an audio message, video, at a meeting, or schedule time to chat with us - whatever works best for you. 
  • Share your record with us by email.


Requirement #4: With the approval of your parents, or guardians and your merit badge counselor decide on and carry out a project that you would do around the home that would benefit your family.

  • First, make sure you get your parent's approval!
  • Note the key words PROJECTHOME and BENEFIT...so, pick something that is not a chore you do all the time and that your family would benefit from you doing at your home. You came up with some great ideas!

 Deliverables:

  • Completed project. Please send a photo & let us know if we can share with the group:)
  • Submit by mail or a report OUTLINING how the project benefited your family.
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Requirement #5: Plan and carry out a project that involves the participation of your family. After completing the project, discuss the objective or goal of the project, how individual members of your family participated and the results of the project with your counselor.

  • There were a lot of great ideas generated during our brainstorm! Not everyone had an idea yet but maybe someone shared an idea you like for your family.
  • Which ideas might work best for your family, or that might get everyone excited to participate?
    • You might want to hold a brainstorming session with your family to get everyone's support and generate enthusiasm for picking the family project.

Deliverables:

  • Plan & complete the project with your family. Please send photos & let us know if we can share them:)
  • In writing, an audio message, video, at a meeting, or during a scheduled time to chat with us, share: 1) the objective or goal of the project; 2) how individual members of your family participated; 3) the results of the project. Inline image

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Requirement #6: Discuss with your counselor how to plan & carry out a family meeting. Those that attended & responded to poll questions have met this requirement (#6a). Plan and carry out a family meeting including the seven subject areas listed in your workbook.

  • Discuss how to plan and carry out a family meeting.
  • Plan a family meeting (we worked on this during out meeting & you just have to finish).
  • Carry out a family meeting & cover the seven required topics.

Tips:

  • Share the purpose & agenda (7 required topics) with your family
  • Establish ground rules
  • Be patient with yourself as you run the toughest of meetings - one with your family

Deliverables:

  • Discussion with your counselor how to plan & carry out a family meeting. If you missed session #2 and need to make up this step, schedule time with us, email us a note or send us a message answering this discussion question.
  • A note to, a poll response at the next meeting, or a direct conversation with your counselor(s) saying you had the meeting and covered the seven required topics. Nothing more and nothing less. No personal details required. 

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6. Wrap-Up: You made a plan of what you wanted to accomplish by the next meeting on Friday, February 26th. You can do this at your own pace and we are here if you need help, or have any questions - just ask! 


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 Helpful Links:
Thank you and have fun!

Nicole



Hi guys!

Thanks for joining the Family Life merit badge session #1. Please respond to this email so we know you received it. (You should have received it)

Everyone shared great responses on Friday and we can see that your families must be very appreciative and proud of you!

Here's a detailed recap and links to helpful resources:

Requirement #2: List several reasons why you are important to your family and discuss this with your parents or guardians and with your merit badge counselor.
  • You created a list and shared it with the counselors. Done.
  • Now, share your list with your parents.
  • Then, let us know you shared your list with your parents either by email or at our meeting.
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Requirement #3: Prepare a list of your regular home duties or chores (at least 5) and do them for 90 days. Keep a record of how often you do each of them.
  • Select you 5+ chores
  • Do them for 90 days
  • Track/Record how often you do each of them over the 90 days
Tips:
  • Keep the tracking simple
    • You can use the sample in the Workbook, the one from the article I linked, or create your own
  • Put the tracking sheet somewhere visible so you remember to record your behaviors, like taped to the bathroom mirror, or by the light switch in your bedroom.
  • What else can you do to remember? Could an electronic reminder help?
Deliverables:
  • After you have tracked for 90 days, let us know (share) the effects your chores had on your family. This can be in writing, an audio message, video, at a meeting, or schedule time to chat with us - whatever works best for you. 
  • Share your record with us by email.
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Requirement #4: With the approval of your parents, or guardians and your merit badge counselor decide on and carry out a project that you would do around the home that would benefit your family.
  • First, make sure you get your parent's approval!
  • Note the key words PROJECTHOME and BENEFIT...so, pick something that is not a chore you do all the time and that your family would benefit from you doing at your home. You came up with some great ideas!
Deliverables:
  • Completed project. Please send a photo & let us know if we can share with the group:)
  • Submit by mail or a report OUTLINING how the project benefited your family.
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Requirement #5: Plan and carry out a project that involves the participation of your family. After completing the project, discuss the objective or goal of the project, how individual members of your family participated and the results of the project with your counselor.
  • There were a lot of great ideas generated during our brainstorm! Not everyone had an idea yet but maybe someone shared an idea you like for your family.
  • Which ideas might work best for your family, or that might get everyone excited to participate?
    • You might want to hold a brainstorming session with your family to get everyone's support and generate enthusiasm for picking the family project.
Deliverables:
  • Plan & complete the project with your family. Please send photos & let us know if we can share them:)
  • In writing, an audio message, video, at a meeting, or during a scheduled time to chat with us, share: 1) the objective or goal of the project; 2) how individual members of your family participated; 3) the results of the project.
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Wrap-Up: You made a plan of what you wanted to accomplish by the next meeting on Friday, February 19th. You can do this at your own pace and I am here if you need help, or have any questions - just ask! Here are the group's responses:

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Helpful Links:

Thank you and have fun!


Regards,

Nicole Bothwell                                                 

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