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Event Type Merit Badge
Title 2017 Ozark District Merit Badge University
Location North Arkansas College - North Campus, 1320 North Spring Road, Harrison AR 72601  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
1/28/2017 8:00 AM 1/28/2017 5:00 PM
Open for Registration Last day to Register
12/10/2016   1/28/2017
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
2 $0.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Westark Area Ozark

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Automotive Maintenance All DayCounselor: Mr. Ben KarakosSee PREREQUISITES section below for details.10156 TBA TBA
Aviation All DayFIELD TRIP to Boone County Airport. Consent form required.See PREREQUISITES section below for details.11162 TBA TBA
BOS Scoutmaster Specific Training All DayNOTE: You can only register for this class at www.westarkbsa.orgNone1800 William Buhr Mr Bradley Brown
BOS Troop Committee Challenge AMNOTE: You can only register for this class at www.westarkbsa.org 1800 Mrs Frances Brown
Citizenship in the Nation* PMFIELD TRIP to Boone County Heritage Museum. No fee, donations appreciated. Consent form required.See PREREQUISITES section below for details.10150 Mr Wes Bradford
Coin Collecting AM  See PREREQUISITES section below for details.102014 Mr Wes Bradford
Crime Prevention AMCounselor: Ted Schaeffer, Detective, Harrison Police DepartmentSee PREREQUISITES section below for details.10150 TBA TBA
Digital Technology All DayWill complete all except #1 (Cyber Chip) listed as prerequisite.See PREREQUISITES section below for details.101510 Mr Mark Robinson
Disabilities Awareness AMComplete prerequisites to complete badge.Requirements 2, 4 & 5102016 Bonnie Hemphill
Disabilities Awareness PMComplete prerequisites to complete badge.Requirements 2, 4 & 5102019 Bonnie Hemphill
Emergency Preparedness* All DayRequirements 1, 2c, 7 & 8b will not be completed.See PREREQUISITES section below for details.10150 Mr Todd Anderson
Family Life* All DayWill not complete all requirements during class.See PREREQUISITES section below for details.10150 Rhonda Purdy
Fingerprinting PMCounselor: Ted Schaeffer, Detective, Harrison Police DepartmentSee PREREQUISITES section below for details.101511 TBA TBA
First Aid* All DayCounselor: Mrs. Carole BieschkeSee PREREQUISITES section below for details.10152 TBA TBA
GEN Training the Chartered Org Rep PMNOTE: You can only register for this class at www.westarkbsa.orgInstructor: Mr. Don Shepard1800 TBA TBA
Home Repairs All DayWill complete all but requirement 3.***** CANCELLED *****1400 Mr Bruce Bieschke SM
Mining in Society All DayFIELD TRIP required. Bring consent form. / Counselor Mr. Michael BoardmanSee PREREQUISITES section below for details.10120 TBA TBA
Orienteering All Day ***** CANCELLED *****1200 Everette Long
Personal Management* All DayWill not complete all requirements during classSee PREREQUISITES section below for details.10203 Mrs Jan Anderson
Robotics All Day See PREREQUISITES section below for details.11150 Mr John Levy
Search and Rescue All DayCounselor: Mark Miller, Upper District Ranger, BUFFSAR, National Park ServiceSee PREREQUISITES section below for details.12107 TBA TBA
Sports PMWill not complete badge in class.See PREREQUISITES section below for details.10159 Jamie Chrisman
Welding All DayCounselor: Mr. David Heimer***** CANCELLED *****110-9 TBA TBA
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IMPORTANT UPDATES

Watch this section frequently for updates. A badge may be added or a badge may be cancelled.  Class prerequisites may be added or updated (which will also be reflected in PREREQUISITES section.  Remember, the event may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather concerns.  

Please, read this "Important Update" section the night before the event for last minute updates.
Last update to this section:  01/27/2017.

  • Welding - Class is CANCELLED.  (01/27/2017)

  • Orienteering - Class is CANCELLED.  (01/26/2017)

  • Welding - Prerequisites updated.  (01/25/2017)

  • Personal Management - Prerequisites updated.  (01/24/2017)

  • Citizenship in the Nation - Admission fee to Boone County Heritage Museum has been waived, but donations are appreciated.  (01/17/2017)

  • Sports - Prerequisite requiring prior participation in team sports has been removed.  However, in-class credit for requirement 4 will only be given with proof of participation within the last calendar year.  Otherwise, Scout must seek credit for requirement 4 from his troop.  (01/17/2017)

  • Home Repairs - Class is CANCELLED.  (01/12/2017)

  • Family Life - Prequisites section now includes clarification of requirement 6.b.2 (growing-up process) discussion.  (01/08/2017)

  • Orienteering - Prerequisites have been updated.  (12/31/2016)


 
MERIT BADGE CLASS PREREQUISITES / REQUIRED MATERIALS

This provides the most current list of merit badge prerequisites and required materials.

Please, read this important section the night before the event for last minute updates.

Reminder:  It is strongly recommended that each Scout obtain and read the BSA merit badge pamphlet for their badge in its entirety prior to coming to class and be ready to discuss it.  Merit badge pamphlets are available at local Scout Shops and at www.scoutstuff.org.

Last update to this section:  12/31/2016.
Automotive Maintenance

  • No prerequisites.

  • Bring work clothes suitable for working on an automobile.


Aviation

  • No prerequisites.

  • Includes FIELD TRIP to Boone County Airport.  Bring signed consent form.


Citizenship In The Nation *

  • Complete requirements 2d, 3, 6 and 8 before class. Bring letter and response (if received) for requirement 8 to class.   

  • Includes FIELD TRIP to either Boone County Courthouse or Boone County Heritage Museum.  There is no admission fee, but donations to BCHM are appreciated.  Bring signed consent form.


Coin Collecting

  • Requirement 5b (Here is a link to an online magazine:  www.coinworld.com/, and it can be accessed without having to subscribe or sign in).

  • Requirement 6 (We will discuss the program in class.  For the coins: pocket change, piggy banks, or any local bank can easily help meet this part of the requirement).

  • Requirement 7 (We will discuss the mint marks and designer’s initials in class.  For the coins: pocket change, piggy banks, or any local bank can easily help meet this part of the requirement).

  • Requirement 9 (Unless the Scout already has what he needs, I recommend 9d.  Pocket change, piggy banks, or any local bank can easily help meet this requirement).

  • Requirement 10 (I will be using 10b, specifically the website of the U.S. Mint, for this requirement, and here is the link:  http://www.usmint.gov/).

  • *Not a requirement for the class, but I highly recommend each Scout purchasing and using the Whitman Boy Scout Merit Badge Coin Folder for badge requirements 6, 7, and 9.  It also contains helpful information for some of the other badge requirements.  To order it from Whitman, use this link:  https://www.whitman.com/store/Inventory/Detail/Boy-Scout-Merit-Badge-Coin-Folder.  The phone number is at the top of the web page.

  • Or

    the folder can be purchased at/ordered from the Books-A-Million in Branson:  phone number (417) 239-3702.  It may be better to call the store and have them ship it.  They normally only keep one or two folders in stock.


Crime Prevention      TBD
Digital Technology

  • Requirement 1 - MUST have earned CYBER CHIP prior to class..


Disabilities Awareness

  • Requirements 2, 4 & 5.


Emergency Preparedness *

  • Complete requirements 1, 2c & 8b if possible. Be ready to discuss.


Family Life *

  • Prepare and bring documents for requirements 1, 2 and 3. 

  • Begin requirement 5

  • Note:  Requirement 6.b.2 (Understand the growing-up process and how the boyd changes, and making responsible decisions dealing with sex.) will be discussed.  However, this will not include a discussion of human anatomy or human reproduction.


Fingerprinting      TBD
First Aid *

  • Requirement 2d - Bring stocked first aid kit.

  • Bring printed merit badge worksheet (available at www.meritbadge.org).

  • Blue card with AT LEAST the name and troop # filled in.

  • Come to class prepared to take notes.


Home Repairs

  • CLASS IS CANCELLED.

  • Come prepared to work.  No slackers allowed.

  • Bring work clothes that you can get dirty.


Mining In Society

  • No prerequisites.

  • Includes 2 hour, 60 mile round trip FIELD TRIP to mine near Berryville, AR.  Bring signed consent form.

  • Bring a lunch.


Orienteering

  • CLASS IS CANCELLED.

  • Scout should read and bring to class a copy of the OA Guide to Map & Compass. This document is available online on the Westark Area Council MBU site located at  http://www.westarkbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3203.

  • Counselor recommends purchasing the BSA Orienteering MB pamphlet and read it prior to class.

  • Bring orienteering compass. Not lensatic or surveying compass. 

  • Will require additional work after the event to complete other requirements.  Counselor will be available on an appointment basis to review future completions.


Personal Management *

  • Counselor recommends purchasing the BSA Personal Management MB pamphlet and read it prior to class.


Robotics      TBD
Search And Rescue

  • No prerequisites.

  • May require an additional offsite session at a later date (TBD) to complete badge requirements.  Make arrangements with Merit Badge Counselor.


Sports

  • Bring proof of team sports that you have completed during 2016-2017 season for credit for requirement 4.  Archery Team and Trap Shooting Team (school, 4H, AYSSP, etc.) will be accepted as team sports.

  • Requirement #5 should be completed prior to class.


Welding

  • CLASS IS CANCELLED.

  • Bring long-sleeve work clothes.

  • Bring leather work gloves.

  • Supply fee TBD.




* EAGLE REQUIRED

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Description

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Last update to this section:  None.




Welcome to the Ozark District Merit Badge University. 

Merit Badge University will be held on January 28, 2017 at the North Arkansas College - North Campus.

Registration for all Boy Scouts and Adult Leaders opens on 12/01/2016.


          EVENT:          2017 Ozark District Merit Badge University

          DATE:            January 28, 2017

          TIME:             8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Check-in begins at 7:30)

          LOCATION:  North Arkansas College – North Campus, 1320 North Spring Road, Harrison, AR 72601

          FEE:              There is no registration fee. Individual class fees to cover supplies may apply.



Merit Badge classes are open to all registered Boy Scouts ages 10½ to 17 from any district or council.










Registration instructions, rules, forms and other information on Merit Badge University can be found in the 2017 OZARK DISTRICT MERIT BADGE UNIVERSITY LEADER GUIDE which is available on the Westark Area Council website.  To access the Leader Guide, use the following link:   http://www.westarkbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3203




POINTS OF CONTACT



Questions by parents should first go to Scoutmasters. Scoutmasters having questions regarding MBU or merit badge classes should contact or email the event organizer:

Robert Purdy, Merit Badge University Coordinator, Phone: (870) 416-1607; Email: rpurdy59@gmail.com

Scoutmasters/Unit Leaders having questions regarding Leader Specific Training should contact the Ozark District Training Chair:

Frances Brown, Ozark District Training Chair, Phone: (870) 577-3911;  Email: http://www.westarkbsa.org/SendEmail.aspx?t=PihteOuOOp1ZbmzIg9CBAtbtPafpN6za61fZ

This Merit Badge University is sponsored by the Ozark District of the Westark Area Council.  The Westark Area Council offices are located at:

1401 Old Greenwood Road

Fort Smith, AR 72901

Phone: (479) 782-7244


www.westarkbsa.org

Merit Badge University is promoted via www.meritbadge.info.

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Counselor Information
MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR INSTRUCTIONS

Last update to this section:  None.


Merit Badge Counselors will receive instructions directly from the Merit Badge University Coordinator.  If you have questions, contact:

Robert Purdy, Merit Badge University Coordinator, Phone: (870) 416-1607; Email: rpurdy59@gmail.com

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Unit Sign-up Instructions

UNIT SIGN-UP INSTRUCTIONS

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The Ozark District Merit Badge University is offering both Merit Badge classes for Boy Scouts and Leader Specific Training for Unit Leaders.



Merit Badge Class Registration

Registration for Merit Badge classes can only be done through the www.meritbadge.info website. Instructions for registering Boy Scouts for the Merit Badge classes can be found in the 2017 OZARK DISTRICT MERIT BADGE UNIVERSITY LEADER GUIDE which will be available on the Westark Area Council website.  To access the Leader Guide, use the following link:   



http://www.westarkbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3203



Leader Specific Training Registration

Registration for Ozark District Merit Badge University Leader Specific Training can only be done through the Westark Area Council website.  Use the following link for more information and to access the registration site: 



http://www.westarkbsa.org/Event.aspx?id=3204



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Payment Instructions for the Unit
PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

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There is no registration fee for participating in the Ozark District Merit Badge University.  However, some classes may require a small activity fee for supplies or museum admission.  This information is or will be available in the MBU Activities section of this website.  Supply fees must be paid by cash or check at check-in on the day of the event.  

Citizenship in the Nation will include a field trip to the Boone County Historical Museum.  The admission fee has not been determined at this time.  Once the admission fee is set, it will reported in the IMPORTANT INFORMATION and PREREQUISITES/REQUIRED MATERIALS sections above, as well as whether the fee should be paid at check-in or at the museum.

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Directions to the Event
DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT

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TRANSPORTATION - ALL transportation TO and FROM Merit Badge University must be arranged within your troop. Carpooling is encouraged.  

Leaders must not leave Scouts alone to be picked up by parents at a later time. 

You may find better directions than the following by using the internet for a map search. The address is: 

North Arkansas College - North Campus

1320 North Spring Road

Harrison, Arkansas 72601


DIRECTIONS

From North of Harrison: Take US 62-65 South. Turn left onto the US 62-65 South bypass (Taco Bell is on the left corner). Go about 1 mile and turn left onto North Spring Road (between Pace Industries and Exxon and across the highway from Race Brothers Farm Supply). North Arkansas College, North Campus is located on the left at the top of the hill.

From South of Harrison: Remain on US 62-65 North (do not turn on the business route). After you go through the first stop light, travel about 1 mile. Turn right onto North Spring Road (between Pace Industries and Exxon and across the highway from Race Brothers Farm Supply). North Arkansas College, North Campus is located on the left at the top of the hill.

From Jasper, AR: Take AR Highway 7 North into Harrison. Continue onto S. Pine Street (still AR-7). Turn right onto West Central Avenue. Go 0.6 mile. Turn left onto AR-7 North/US 412 West/US-62 West/US-65 North. Travel about 1 mile (going through 1 stop light). Turn right onto North Spring Road (between Pace Industries and Exxon and across the highway from Race Brothers Farm Supply). North Arkansas College, North Campus is located on the left at the top of the hill.

From Bergman, AR: Take AR Highway 7 South into Harrison. Turn right on to AR-43 West. Drive about 1 mile. Turn left onto North Spring Road. Drive about 0.9 mile. North Arkansas College, North Campus is located on the right side of the road. If you reach the stop sign by the Exxon, you have gone too far.

If you get lost, please call one of the following numbers for assistance: (870) 416-1607 or (870) 715-8360.

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Release Information
RELEASE INFORMATION

Last update to this section:  None.

Refer to 2017 OZARK DISTRICT MERIT BADGE UNIVERSITY LEADER GUIDE for release information.

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