- Written by Jeff Seale Jeff Seale
- Published: 14 July 2016 14 July 2016
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For those scouts interested in the Coin Collecting Merit Badge, I plan to conduct this Merit Badge on Sunday, August 7 at Cove Church, while many of the adults are involved in the Leader Training. So parents if you were planning to use the "no one can watch the kids while I go to training excuse card," this effectively eliminates that.
No. 5 requires you to read a numismatic magazine or newspaper. I will bring gobs of these to the merit badge, so you don't have to go out and purchase any.
If you would like to get ahead, you can begin No. 6, which requires you to collect 5 different quarters from circulation and No. 7, which requires you obtain from circulation a set of currently circulating coins. I will be surprised if you can obtain a 50 cent piece or a dollar coin from a merchant, but you may get lucky. You may have to go to a bank and ask for those two coins.
No 9(d) I suspect will be your choice to complete. I will give serious bonus points to anyone who can complete subsection a, b, or c.
If you would like to go to a coin show to complete requirement No. 10, there is a very good regional coin show in Dalton, Georgia the weekend of August 27, I believe. I will confirm the date. I plan to go to that show, so if another adult will go, we can drive a group over for it. We would leave about 7 am, attend the show for a few hours, stop for a late lunch and be home before dinner.
Finally, if you have some cool coins or paper money you don't know what they are or just have questions about, with your parents' permission, feel free to bring them. I don't claim to be an expert, but I can perhaps give you some more information about them.
- Written by Josh Kennedy Josh Kennedy
- Published: 29 June 2016 29 June 2016
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Scouts and Parents --
There are several upcoming training opportunities that we would like to advertise:
For those seeking to become "Trained" adult leaders (wear the Trained tab), there are two courses to complete (see attachment):
1) SM/ASM-Specific Training. A 4-hr class, Brian Pollock is coordinating to teach it on the afternoon of Sunday, 7 August, at Cove Church.
2) Intro to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS). Next local offering is 15-16 Oct (Sat-Sun) nearby Camp Jackso, just across the TN River from Scottsboro. See attached flyer, sign up at http://www.tors.cypress-softworks.com/
3) WoodBadge. Scouting's premier adult training course, 6 days long. Lord Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. Greater Alabama Council will next offer in a typical pair of 3-day weekends format: 23-25 Sept and 28-30 Oct. http://talakto.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Wood-Badge-Brochure-S9-1162.pdf
If these dates not work for you, WoodBadge is offered all over the country, here is a link to the master course listing: http://woodbadge.org/Listings/current.php
4) National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT). A six-day outdoor training course for senior youth leaders in the Boy Scouting or the Venturing programs. It is essentially leadership training in an outdoor setting. The final class for 2016 is 17-23 July at Camp Westmoreland. Course Director is John Kelton out of Madison, one of the finest adult Scouters in the area. Go to http://www.nyltalabama.com/ for more information.
"EVERY SCOUT DESERVES A TRAINED LEADER"
- Written by Mr. Allen Mr. Allen
- Published: 12 June 2016 12 June 2016
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- Written by Jim Weinberger Jim Weinberger
- Published: 02 June 2016 02 June 2016
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I will start a new class for the cooking Merit Badge. Information will be provided at the next scout meeting on Monday June 5th. If you are unable to attend the scout meeting but wish to participate in the cooking Merit Badge please let me know by Monday June 5th. Class will be for any scouts who are second class or higher rank. Initial Instruction will be provided June 13 at 6PM. Scouts are to bring Blue Cards so that I can sign off on each requirement as it is earned. There will be a make up session for scouts that can not attend on June 13 based on the responses I receive June 5th. Attendance at the initial instruction is mandatory prior to starting any of the cooking requirements.
This MB has significant cooking requirements but can be easily fulfilled if you go on regular troop outings. Opportunities will be established to help scouts earn the badge through the summer and into the Fall. This includes cooking during the water sports weekend. Since each cooking assignment requires the scout to cook for at least 3 scouts, each cooking opportunity will have limited participation on a first come first served basis but higher ranks getting close to Eagle will still have priority. Sign up for cooking during the Watersports weekend will be on June 13th.
Please use my personal email below if you have any questions.
See you June 5th.
Jim Weinberger, ASM
- Written by Brian Pollock Brian Pollock
- Published: 29 May 2016 29 May 2016
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