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WELCOME LAST UPDATED: November 30, 2016
Scoutmaster Bucky
has proudly offered
in conjunction with Cubmaster Bob Katt and Advisor Kodi
 
over 10,800+ Boy Scout merit badge opportunities
over 360+ Boy Scout online merit badge opportunities and
thousands of Cub Scout, Webelos, and Venturing advancement opportunities
 
for Scouts since January 2009
Remember the Scout Motto: Be Prepared
at Scoutmaster Bucky events this is not a request, wish, or desire...
it is an expectation

CONTACT INFORMATION

Scoutmaster Bucky is Brian Reiners and is
registered in the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America
as a Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, and Advisor
 
contact number: six one two - four eight three - zero six six five
email: Scoutmaster Bucky Home Page inquiry

REFUND POLICY

Requests for refund or cancellations will be honored anytime up to a week prior to any event.

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NEWS

Scoutmaster Bucky News                   2017 National Jamboree Sign Up

                  Scoutmaster Bucky Online Classes announced (thru July 2017)

UPDATED 2017 HONOR WEEKEND registration is open

UPDATED 2017 Classes announced thru May (more to be added later)

NEW! January 2017 Registrations open

NEW! Legacy Merit Badge Opportunities announced

2016 Site Update Progress
Task completed thru  
Merit Badge Requirement Pages (up to date new formatting only) American Labor  
Merit Badge Class Preparation Pages American Labor  
Merit Badge Workbooks American Cultures  
Merit Badge History Pages Animal Industry  
Cubmaster Bob Katt (Cub Scout area) coming December 2016  
Advisor Kodi (Venturing area) coming January 2017
S. S. Seagal (Sea Scout area) coming February 2017  

OPPORTUNITIES

 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY JANUARY 2017 - Sign up today

Friday January 27, 2017 thru Sunday January 29, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY HONOR WEEKEND 2017

Oak Ridge Conference Center - 1 Oak Ridge Drive - Chaska, Minnesota  55318

 

Scoutmaster Bucky and Northern Star Council are proud to present
HONOR WEEKEND 2017
FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2017
thru
SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2017

OPEN TO ALL YOUTH    ages 13 to 20
so tell a friend they don't have to be a Scout to participate
Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls, 4H, are
ALL WELCOME

Oak Ridge Conference Center and Hotel
January 27 - 29, 2017
Chaska, Minnesota  55318
 
Who:  Open to all 13 to 20 year old youth - boys and girls
 
What:  Honor Weekend 2017 is a weekend of fun interactive instructional learning covering common sense manners, etiquette, and social awareness.for teens. (details below)
 
When:  5:15 pm Friday January 27, 2017
                thru
                1:30 pm Sunday January 29, 2017
 
Where:  Oak Ridge Conference Center
                  1 Oakridge Drive
                  Chaska, Minnesota   55318
 
Cost:  $30 Pre-Registration (down payment)  [$170.00 balance due no later than January 18, 2017]  This cost includes 2 nights of hotel lodging, meals, activities, and recognition items. 
NOTE: The pre-registration cost is non-refundable guarantee to hold a participation spot for you.  The remaining balance of $170.00 is due not later than January 18, 2017.
 
How:  

The Honor Weekend is for those that want to be the best of the best.  Honor Weekend is a fun-filled weekend of activities and learning focusing on honor, chivalry, manners, social skills, etiquette, and character enhancement.

Interactive Presentations and Activities will introduce and reinforce participants to the the history of Chivalry and what the honor of a gentleman and honor of a lady means. Skills including introductions, salutations, flag etiquette, first impressions, how the words we use define us, dress, grooming and appearance are all subject that will be covered in this weekend long experience.

Participants will be assigned to a patrol led by a Youth Leader consisting of up to 9 other coed youth.  Youth will work within their patrol as well as in a large group on different activities and build friendships that will last a lifetime.  

Participants will be provided meals along with great activities which include an organized game night on Friday night , a trip too Chanhassen dinner theater to learn about social eqtiquettes as well as theater etiquette,  Saturday evening will conclude the evening with a dance (fully chaperoned and structured of course), where they will practice their social skills learned so far as well as try out their newly learned dance moves learned earlier in the day from instruction by Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Edina personnel.

Participants will receive a distinguished award called the Honor Cord, a purple shoulder cords which may be worn to help identify them as one of the best of the best in civilian, Scouting, or program dress.  Of course this honor comes with a price, you can lose the privilege of wearing the Honor Cord should you be identified as not living up to the code of conduct presented at this Honor Weekend.

There is a mandatory Pre-Course Meeting being held on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Savage American Legion. At this meeting participants and families will learn further details of the weekend, meet their patrol leader and fellow participants, and turn in required health forms and waiver forms.  Information will be provided via email to all registered participants a few weeks prior to the meeting.

 

 
 
 
LEGACY MERIT BADGES
Scoutmaster Bucky - Legacy Merit Badge Opportnuities
 

Scoutmaster Bucky Legacy Merit Badges are opportunities for current day Scouts to work on past merit badges that no longer exist. THESE MERIT BADGE OPPORTNUITIES DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS ADVANCEMENT AND WILL NOT SHOW ON A SCOUTS OFFICIAL RECORD.

Scouts however, will go thru the process as if they were taking the merit badge in the era it was available. The same expectations of preparation are expected and information and reference materials will be made available to those who sign up. A special Merit Badge Requirements / Preparation Page will be provided and reference materials will be made available to those signed up for the class separately.

The opportnities come at a slightly higher price and vary based on availability  and resource requirements. Classes will be strictly limited to 10 Scouts; first come first served.   Scouts will be provided with an electronic copy of the merit badge pamphlet from that era and Scouts successfully completing all requirements will be presented with an official merit badge from that time era (hence the additional cost especially for some of the older and rarer ones offered).

Again, it must be noted that these Legacy Merit Badge opportunities are just for fun and do not count towards advancement in the current Scouting program.

Watch for our monthly Legacy Merit Badge offering


Please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email if you have any further questions or concerns.
 
 

DECEMBER 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Engineering Merit Badge

online
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Entrepreneurship Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for December 2016 helping to deliver program through today's online technology. Participation is open to all currently registered Boy Scouts from around the US and beyond.

THESE ARE ONLINE CLASSES which require certain pre-requisites in order to participate.

Scouts must have a PC or Laptop with a reliable high speed internet connection with web cam, speakers, and phone / microphone for voice. No Tablet or Mobile device connections allowed.  Cisco webex Web Conferencing (www.webex.com) will be utilized by all. (The class weblink will be forwarded to participants 24 hours prior to the class start date and time via email).

Scouts must provide signed Blue Card via mail or email along with signed Parental and Scout Leader (Scoutmaster preferred) Consent Form in order to participate.  No exceptions. FAILURE TO MAIL OR EMAIL BLUE CARD PRIOR TO THE CLASS MAY RESULT IN NOT BEING ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS - NO REFUND FOR NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS.

Scouts will need to do class preparation pre-requisites to "Be Prepared" for the online class.  It is recommended whenever possible to have answers filled in electronically so that prepared answers can be easily referenced and shared during the class.

Registration is per participant, not per web connection.  For more than one participant on a single web connection please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email after registering for one participant.  Maximum of three participants per web connection; two is preferred.

All counselors are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Boy Scout of America and are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training. Scoutmaster Bucky and Techmaster Kirch who assist in the facilitation of these online classes are also registered Scouters who are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training.

Blue Cards will be returned via US Postal Service whether completed or partial. The online class does not guarantee completion of this merit badge, however with proper preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements may be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 20 minutes prior to class start time to help troubleshoot connection issues for participants

Please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email if you would like to send forms and original blue card via postal mail.  Mailing address will be provided upon registration for the class in the class registration confirmation
 
Tuesday
December 6, 2016
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 
Thursday
December 15, 2016
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 
 
Saturday December 17, 2016
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Shepherd of the Lake Church - 3611 Shepherds Path NW - Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
DECEMBER 17, 2016
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are
Camping, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, and Personal Fitness this month
 
Astronomy Aviation Camping Cooking
       
 
Dentistry Emergency Preparedness Indian Lore Medicine
       
       
Model Design & Building Moviemaking Personal Fitness Photography
       
       
Pioneering Radio Wood Carving Venturing
Advancement Modules
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Aviation Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Indian Lore Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Medicine Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Photography Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Pioneering Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Radio Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Venturing Advancement Training Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
 
 

 
 

3/4 DAY CLASS
8:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Cooking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

 
Astronomy Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Camping Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Dentistry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Model Design and Building Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Moviemaking Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Personal Fitness Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Wood Carving Merit Badge Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Venturing Advancement Class
Saturday
December 17, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Church
3611 Shepherds Path NW
Prior Lake, Minnesota 55379
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

JANUARY 2017

REGISTRATION for January 2017 Opportunities open December 1, 2016 12:05 am CST
 
Saturday January 7, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

MAYFLOWER CHURCH - 106 EAST DIAMOND LAKE ROAD - MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA  55419
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
JANUARY 7, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badge is Citizenship in the World
 
American Business American Cultures Animal Science Citizenship in the World
       
 
Coin Collectig Digital Technology Entrepreneurship Forestry
       
       
Home Repairs Plant Science Programming Public Speaking
       
       
Reptile and Amphibian Study Veterinary Medicine Woodwork Legacy Merit Badge
World Brotherhood
1970 Requirements
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
American Business Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Animal Science Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Digital Technology Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Forestry Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Home Repairs Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Plant Science Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Legacy - World Brotherhood Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

 
American Cultures Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Programming Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
 
Class Preparation Page
 

 
Woodwork Merit Badge Class
Saturday
January 7, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
Class Preparation Page 
 

 
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Fingerprinting Merit Badge

online
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Genealogy Merit Badge

online
The following merit badges are being offered as a part of the Scoutmaster Bucky Online program for January 2017 helping to deliver program through today's online technology. Participation is open to all currently registered Boy Scouts from around the US and beyond.

THESE ARE ONLINE CLASSES which require certain pre-requisites in order to participate.

Scouts must have a PC or Laptop with a reliable high speed internet connection with web cam, speakers, and phone / microphone for voice. No Tablet or Mobile device connections allowed.  Cisco webex Web Conferencing (www.webex.com) will be utilized by all. (The class weblink will be forwarded to participants 24 hours prior to the class start date and time via email).

Scouts must provide signed Blue Card via mail or email along with signed Parental and Scout Leader (Scoutmaster preferred) Consent Form in order to participate.  No exceptions. FAILURE TO MAIL OR EMAIL BLUE CARD PRIOR TO THE CLASS MAY RESULT IN NOT BEING ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLASS - NO REFUND FOR NOT MEETING EXPECTATIONS.

Scouts will need to do class preparation pre-requisites to "Be Prepared" for the online class.  It is recommended whenever possible to have answers filled in electronically so that prepared answers can be easily referenced and shared during the class.

Registration is per participant, not per web connection.  For more than one participant on a single web connection please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email after registering for one participant.  Maximum of three participants per web connection; two is preferred.

All counselors are registered Merit Badge Counselors within the Boy Scout of America and are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training. Scoutmaster Bucky and Techmaster Kirch who assist in the facilitation of these online classes are also registered Scouters who are up-to-date with their Youth Protection Training.

Blue Cards will be returned via US Postal Service whether completed or partial. The online class does not guarantee completion of this merit badge, however with proper preparation and active, positive participation during the class, many, if not all, requirements may be completed.

A Scoutmaster Bucky Online Technician (Techmaster Kirch) will be available and managing each class 20 minutes prior to class start time to help troubleshoot connection issues for participants

Please contact Scoutmaster Bucky via email if you would like to send forms and original blue card via postal mail.  Mailing address will be provided upon registration for the class in the class registration confirmation
 
Tuesday
January 10, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 
Thursday
January 19, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 
 
Friday January 27, 2017 thru Sunday January 29, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY HONOR WEEKEND 2017

Oak Ridge Conference Center - 1 Oak Ridge Drive - Chaska, Minnesota  55318

 

Scoutmaster Bucky and Northern Star Council are proud to present
HONOR WEEKEND 2017
FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2017
thru
SUNDAY JANUARY 29, 2017

OPEN TO ALL YOUTH    ages 13 to 20
so tell a friend they don't have to be a Scout to participate
Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls, 4H, are
ALL WELCOME

Oak Ridge Conference Center and Hotel
January 27 - 29, 2017
Chaska, Minnesota  55318
 
Who:  Open to all 13 to 20 year old youth - boys and girls
 
What:  Honor Weekend 2017 is a weekend of fun interactive instructional learning covering common sense manners, etiquette, and social awareness.for teens. (details below)
 
When:  5:15 pm Friday January 27, 2017
                thru
                1:30 pm Sunday January 29, 2017
 
Where:  Oak Ridge Conference Center
                  1 Oakridge Drive
                  Chaska, Minnesota   55318
 
Cost:  $30 Pre-Registration (down payment)  [$170.00 balance due no later than January 18, 2017]  This cost includes 2 nights of hotel lodging, meals, activities, and recognition items. 
NOTE: The pre-registration cost is non-refundable guarantee to hold a participation spot for you.  The remaining balance of $170.00 is due not later than January 18, 2017.
 
How:  

The Honor Weekend is for those that want to be the best of the best.  Honor Weekend is a fun-filled weekend of activities and learning focusing on honor, chivalry, manners, social skills, etiquette, and character enhancement.

Interactive Presentations and Activities will introduce and reinforce participants to the the history of Chivalry and what the honor of a gentleman and honor of a lady means. Skills including introductions, salutations, flag etiquette, first impressions, how the words we use define us, dress, grooming and appearance are all subject that will be covered in this weekend long experience.

Participants will be assigned to a patrol led by a Youth Leader consisting of up to 9 other coed youth.  Youth will work within their patrol as well as in a large group on different activities and build friendships that will last a lifetime.  

Participants will be provided meals along with great activities which include an organized game night on Friday night , a trip too Chanhassen dinner theater to learn about social eqtiquettes as well as theater etiquette,  Saturday evening will conclude the evening with a dance (fully chaperoned and structured of course), where they will practice their social skills learned so far as well as try out their newly learned dance moves learned earlier in the day from instruction by Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Edina personnel.

Participants will receive a distinguished award called the Honor Cord, a purple shoulder cords which may be worn to help identify them as one of the best of the best in civilian, Scouting, or program dress.  Of course this honor comes with a price, you can lose the privilege of wearing the Honor Cord should you be identified as not living up to the code of conduct presented at this Honor Weekend.

There is a mandatory Pre-Course Meeting being held on Wednesday January 18, 2017 at the Savage American Legion. At this meeting participants and families will learn further details of the weekend, meet their patrol leader and fellow participants, and turn in required health forms and waiver forms.  Information will be provided via email to all registered participants a few weeks prior to the meeting.

 

 
 
 
 

FEBRUARY 2017

REGISTRATION for February 2017 Opportunities open January 2, 2017 12:05 am CST
 
Saturday February 11, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Christ the King Church - 8600 Fremont Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55420
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
FEBRUARY 11, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badges are Personal Management and Communication
 
     
Animation Collections Communications Energy
       
       
Graphic Arts Leatherwork Music Painting
       
       
Personal Management Plumbing Snow Sports Textile
       
       
Theater Truck Transportation Legacy Merit Badge
Bookbinding
1960 Requirements
Venturing
Advancement Modules
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Registration will open January 2, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

 
Registration will open January 2, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Inventing Merit Badge

online
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Journalism Merit Badge

online
Registration will open at 12:05 am CST January 2, 2017
 
Tuesday
February 21, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
Thursday
February 23, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EST
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CST
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MST
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PST
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
 
 

MARCH 2017

REGISTRATION for March 2017 Opportunities open February 1, 2017 12:05 am CST
 
Saturday March 18, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

Guardian Angels Church - 8260 4th Street North - Aokdale, Minnesota 55128
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MARCH 18, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badge is Citizenship in the Community
 
Archaeology Art Automotive Maintenance Bugling
       
 
Citizenship in the Community Composite Materials Disabilities Awareness Dog Care
       
       
Engineering Fingerprinting  Fly-Fishing Game Design
       
       
Pets Soil and Water Conservation Legacy Merit Badge
Consumer Buying
1983 Requirements
Venturing
Advancement Modules
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Registration will open February 1, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

 
Registration will open February 1, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Music Merit Badge

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Pets Merit Badge

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Registration will open at 12:05 am CST February 1, 2017
 
Tuesday
March 14, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
Thursday
March 23, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
 
 

APRIL 2017

REGISTRATION for April 2017 Opportunities open March 1, 2017 12:05 am CST
 
Saturday April 15, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

NORTHEN STAR COUNCIL BASE CAMP -  201 BLOOMINGTON ROAD - FORT SNELLING, MINNESOTA 55111
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
APRIL 15, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badge are Communication and First Aid
 
Archery Climbing Family Life Farm Mechanics
       
First Aid Geology Orienteering Sculpture
       
       
Search and Rescue Signs, Signals, and Codes Space Exploration Stamp Collecting
       
     
Surveying Traffic Safety Weather  Legacy Merit Badge
Farm Layout and
Building Arrangement
1933 Requirements
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 8:00 a.m.

 
Registration will open March 1, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
12:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:00 p.m.

 
Registration will open March 1, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Photography Merit Badge

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Public Health Merit Badge

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Registration will open at 12:05 am CST March 1, 2017
 
Tuesday
April 11, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
Thursday
April 27, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
 

MAY 2017

REGISTRATION for May 2017 Opportunities open April 1, 2017 12:05 am CDT
 
Saturday May 13, 2017
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY MERIT BADGE SATURDAY

TBD
SCOUTMASTER BUCKY
MAY 13, 2017
MERIT BADGE SATURDAY
featured Eagle-required merit badge are Environmental Science and Sustainability
 
Archaeology Atheletics AND Sports Backpacking Basketry
       
 
Bird Study Fish and Wildlife Mangement Gardening Golf
       
       
Insect Study Landscape Architecture Mammal Study Nature
       
     
Pulp and Paper Reading AND Scholarship Sustainability  Legacy Merit Badge
Botany
1974 Requirements
       
     
Pulp and Paper Sustainability  Legacy Merit Badge
Botany
1974 Requirements
       
All classes have pre-requisites which are posted below.  It is your responsibility to download and "be prepared" with these pre-requisites. It is NOT acceptable to attend unprepared.
 
Scoutmaster Bucky Class Preparation Pages are published as a courtesy to Scouts partaking in these events.  Scouts are expected to prepare by reviewing the merit badge pamphlet and the badge's requirements to assess on their own any preparation work they might consider vital to their class participation success
 

MORNING CLASSES
8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

 
Registration will open April 1, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 

AFTERNOON CLASSES
1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
registration starts at 12:30 p.m.

 
Registration will open April 1, 2017  12:05 am CST
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Reading AND Scholarship Merit Badges

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Safety Merit Badge

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Registration will open at 12:05 am CDT April 1, 2017
 
Tuesday
May 9, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
Thursday
May 18, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
 

JUNE 2017

REGISTRATION for June 2017 Opportunities open May 1, 2017 12:05 am CDT
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Salesmanship Merit Badge

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Scouting Heritage Merit Badge

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Registration will open at 12:05 am CDT May 1, 2017
 
Tuesday
June 6, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
Thursday
June 15, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 

JULY 2017

REGISTRATION for July 2017 Opportunities open June 1, 2017 12:05 am CDT
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Stamp Collecting Merit Badge

online
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Scoutmaster Bucky Online - Textile Merit Badge

online
Registration will open at 12:05 am CDT June 1, 2017
 
Tuesday
July 11, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
Thursday
July 13, 2017
7:00 pm  -  10:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm  -   9:30 pm  CDT
5:00 pm  -   8:30 pm  MDT
4:00 pm  -   7:30 pm  PDT
MERIT BADGE
CLASS PARTICIPATION AND PREPARATION DOCUMENTS:
Merit Badge Requirements
Class Preparation Page
Class Expectations Information
Parent / Scoutmaster Consent Form
How to Fill Out a Blue Card
Electronic Blue Card PDF

 

 
 
 
Wednesday, July 1, 2017 thru Friday July 28, 2017
2017 National Jamboree
Summit Bechtel Reserve - West Virginia

      
Northern Star Council Sign Up                                        National Sign Up
 
Join Scoutmaster Bucky and 30,000 Scouts and Scouters at the 2017 National Jamboree
 
 
 

AUGUST 2017

REGISTRATION for August 2017 Opportunities open July 1, 2017 12:05 am CDT
 

How to fill out a blue Card

Nothing creates more questions here at Scoutmaster Bucky than Blue Cards.  While the Internet holds a lot of useful information, there is not a whole lot of detailed information available for Blue Cards

Scoutmaster Bucky is proud to offer the first comprehensive Merit Badge Application (Blue Card) Instruction Guide - aka How to Fill Out a Blue Card.. This document is a guide for both Youth Scouts and Adult Scouters and Merit Badge Counselors alike. The guide was put together to help all parties involved in the handling of Blue Cards to understand each others responsibilities and roles in the process.

(Click here to download Scoutmaster Bucky's - How to Fill Out a Blue Card Document).

Let Scoutmaster Bucky know what you think.  Was this guide helpful? Any questions, clarifications, or corrections? Send me your questions and watch this section for updates.  (Click here to send Scoutmaster Bucky a Blue Card Instruction Guide Inquiry email).
 
 

Excerpt from 1918 electricity merit badge pamphlet

 

"There is only one rule in the world, and it applies to all professions, and that is that you are expected to 'make good'.  No excuses are allowed in this school of life, and the only way to make good is to keep faith.  This the reason I like the idea of the Boy Scouts - because of their secure notion of being responsible to society.  They are responsible to the people who live around them - to help maintain the standards of order and fidelity upon which the community depends."


(signed)     Woodrow Wilson

President of the United States of America