In the past, we have
had problems with discipline among the Scouts attending our Merit Badge
Clinics. Some of our
discipline problems are:
Disrespect towards merit badge counselors and adult leaders.
Slapping, hitting and pushing other scouts during class time.
Talking back to adults when asked to stop.
Making handouts into paper airplanes and throwing them around the room
during class time.
Running around the room and making noises.
Leaning back in their chairs and falling over.
Loud burping contests.
If we encounter any of these problems, the scoutwill
be removed from class and asked to call his parents to come pick him
up. We encourage parents and leaders to attend class and
participate with their scouts. What we would like is for 1 adult
leader for every 5 to 6 scouts that attend class to help out with "keeping
the peace" and making this an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Something that we
as a district have observed is that Scouts that are not
in uniform tend to be the most disruptive. The
regular fee for this clinic is $3.00. If a scout does not show
up in uniform he will have to pay either $5.00 or $6.00 depending
on the location. Please
have your scout in uniform. The fees are used to pay for any materials
the merit badge counselors need to use and for any incidental expenses
that may occur.
Please be aware that the pre-requisite work is not optional. There
will be only one day of class time and if the pre-requisites are done,
the merit badge will be complete and the blue card can be signed off that
day. If the pre-requisite work is not done, the merit
badge counselor has the right to ask the scout to leave.
If you were not able to pre-register, you may walk in on the day of the
merit badge clinic and sign up for a class if the scout has completed
the pre-requisites and there is a space in the class available. Many
scouts pre-register and do not show up, so there should be plenty of
Items to be aware of for every Merit Badge Clinic
Remember that you are only allowed to signup for one class per morning
and one per afternoon session....
The cost is $3 with full scout uniform
and either $5 or $6 without full scout uniform depending on Location.
Make sure your blue cards are
properly filled out and signed by your Scoutmaster
One supervising adult for every _____ (5 - 6?) scouts.
Scouts who misbehave or act in an un-scout like manner will
be removed and their parents called to come get them.
Merit Badge pre-requisite work is not optional. If the work
is not done the scout will be asked to leave.
WHEN ? SATURDAY, JANUARY 08, 2011 Two Sessions
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM – Noon First Training Session
Noon – 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Second Training Session
15, 2011 Two Sessions
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM – Noon Third Training Session
Noon – 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM Fourth Training Session