2020 Virtual Merit Badge University Session 9


2020 Virtual Merit Badge University Session 9
Date/Time
Registration Begins
8/19/2020 7:00 AM
Last Day To Register
8/26/2020 11:55 PM
Location
16525 Sherman Way, Unit C-8
Van Nuys, CA 91406, US
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Virtual Merit Badge University (VMBU) provides quality merit badge opportunities to young men and women in ScoutsBSA via small class experiences.


Registration Notes:

  • Registering for VMBU means that your Scout has the opportunity to participate in class and complete the merit badge by working with the counselor- Scouts must still participate in class discussions, complete all work, and communicate with their counselor in order to finish the badge
  • During registration, please put the Scout's name in the "Primary Name" box and the parents' information in the parents' box of the registration page. 
  • Zoom information and counselor contact will be sent Thursday prior to class
  • Below is the current class schedule and merit badge counselor name. Prerequisites, if any, are listed below each merit badge counselor's name (prerequisite does not mean it has to be done prior to class unless noted, just that it must be done outside of class)
  • If the class is no longer showing, it is full
  • ** Please note all times are in PDT as we are California based**
Saturday August 29 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Merit Badge Counselor  Prerequisites 
Cooking * - FULL Jimmy Spencer Read the MB Book. Complete #4, #5 and #6. Bring photos, menus, and feedback to class.
Emergency Preparedness * - FULL Yarissa Martinez Read the MB Book. Complete Req #1 (earn First Aid MB - bring proof to class), Req #7a, #7b, #8b, #9.
Family Life * - FULL Christine Tezai Req #1
Gardening Karie Rose Complete #2, #4, #5 and #8. Bring proof to class.
Hiking * James Pritchett Read the Hiking MB Booklet. Complete #4, #5 and #6 before class - bring proof (photos and Scoutmaster notes) to class, or if after class, email to schedule a follow up.
Personal Fitness * - FULL Cary Kreutzer Read the Personal Fitness merit badge book. There will be a follow up Zoom session 13-weeks from date of class for Scouts to track their personal fitness goals and activities to report back to MBC.
Personal Management * - FULL Monte Murray Read 2019 Merit Badge Book. Scouts should have income and spending discretion and ability to create and track their budget for 13 weeks. Scouts who are 8th Grade or First Class + will have a more successful time completing these requirements as written.
Programming - FULL Andy Chan  (a) Download and install the following programs: Eclipse https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/oomph/epp/2020-06/R/eclipse-inst-win64.exe&mirror_id=1264 C# http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2012-express Python http://www.python.org/ Proof of valid Cyber Chip Read the book
Saturday August 29 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  
Merit Badge Counselor Prerequisites 
Fishing Jeff Frankel Req #4 (be prepared to demonstrate knot tying skills), #7, #9, #10.
Personal Fitness * - FULL Cary Kreutzer Read the Personal Fitness merit badge book. There will be a follow up Zoom session 13-weeks from date of class for Scouts to track their personal fitness goals and activities to report back to MBC.
Programming - FULL Andy Chan (a) Download and install the following programs: Eclipse https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/oomph/epp/2020-06/R/eclipse-inst-win64.exe&mirror_id=1264 C# http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2012-express Python http://www.python.org/ Proof of valid Cyber Chip Read the book
Truck Transportation - FULL Jim Pritchett  Read the MB book. Complete Req #4 - virtual tours as needed.
Sunday August 30 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Merit Badge Counselor Prerequisites 
First Aid * - FULL James Pritchett Req #5a (kit visible in class), #5b 
Nuclear Science - FULL Yarissa Martinez Req #2, #6c
Programming Andy Chan (a) Download and install the following programs: Eclipse https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/oomph/epp/2020-06/R/eclipse-inst-win64.exe&mirror_id=1264 C# http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/downloads#d-2012-express Python http://www.python.org/ Proof of valid Cyber Chip Read the book
Radio - FULL Michael Hart Complete Req #2, #3, #5


Please read the following and plan appropriately:

  • When logging into zoom please use the following naming convention: First Name Last Name - Merit Badge Class (i.e. Eddie Rodriguez-Family Life).
  • Have your digital blue card filled out and ready to email to your merit badge counselor once he/she provides their contact info (they may also utilize Scoutbook)
  • In order to participate fully in your class, a camera is required if available and headphones are highly recommended.
  • Be ready to participate in class as with group discussions and answering questions.  
  • Just like any scouting event we recommend wearing Field or Activity Uniform.
  • Not all requirements can be done on the same day so some merit badges will have prerequisites/out of class items
  • To prepare for the class, it is recommended to read the merit badge book ahead of time.  
  • ** Please note all times are in PDT as we are California based** (three hours behind Florida)
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Cancellation Policy
WLACC has a "NO REFUND" policy for the Virtual Merit Badge University. Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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