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Dan Beard

Dan Beard  (Who the heck is this guy anyway? )

 

The Dan Beard Department runs a full-week day-long first year Scout program to help new Scouts quickly fulfill many requirements for ranks up to First Class as well as gain experience with patrol camping and activities. The Full Day program is the cornerstone of the department and program is both fun and comprehensive.

Every day the Scouts meet in the Dan Beard field at 9:15 for the morning and 2:00 for the afternoon.  For Tuesday through Friday in the afternoon there are four stations.  A patrol goes to a different station everyday.  Once the patrol has gathered in Dan Beard, they will go to a station with their Patrol Guide.

 

Dan Beard Daily Schedule

Monday

9:15-9:30

Introduction

9:30-10:15

Patrol Method

10:15

Line Up For Pool (Swimming Merit Badge/Instructional Swim)

2:00-3:00

Totin’ Chip Part 1 (safety & sharpening)

3:00-4:00

Two Half Hitches, Taut Line, & Bowline

4:00-5:00

Totin’ Chip Part 2 (ax yard)

Tuesday through Friday

9:15-10:15

Mammal Study

10:15

Line up for pool (Swimming Merit Badge/Instructional Swim)

2:00

Meet at Dan Beard for stations

Stations

Lashings Station

2:15-3:00

Clove Hitch and Timber Hitch (At Scoutcraft)

3:00-4:00

Lashings (square, diagonal, shear)

4:00-5:00

Lashing Project

First Aid Station

2:15-3:00

First Aid (At Eagle)

3:00-4:00

First Aid Scenario

Orienteering Station

2:15-3:00

Map & Compass (At Dan Beard)

3:00-4:00

Orienteering Course

Team Building Station

2:15-4:00

Team Building Activities

Notes and Reminders:

Second Class 8abc (7abc in old Scout book) and First Class 9abc are covered during Swimming merit badge.  Instructional swim is provided to those who have not passed the Swimmer test.  Since participants go to the pool every morning, Scouts must bring their bathing suits and towels with them to Dan Beard.  Scouts must bring two filled out merit badge cards for Swimming and Mammal Study to Dan Beard on Monday morning.

 

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