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Robotics Merit Badge

Slowly, the Boy Scouts have developed into a real training ground for budding scientists and engineers. Of the 126 current merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America, 31 of them fit under the STEM umbrella. But it’s the newest badge that is generating a lot of interest. This week, the BSA introduced the robotics merit badge, an ambitious set of requirements that really explores robotics as both a hobby and a career.

from Wired

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Ham Radio Class in Palm Springs

Scouts: I received an email offering this Ham Radio Class. If you are interested in doing this as a patrol or as a troop, talk to your Patrol Leader/SPL and have it brought up at the next Patrol Leader’s Council.

Ham Radio Technician Class
Learn EMERGENCY communications techniques
Simplex and repeater operations
Amateur satellite communications

Classes begin: February 3, 2010 – each Wednesday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Classes end: March 10, 2010
Cost for class: $25.00 includes book
Test date: March 13, 2010 (time to be announced) charge $14.00

Location: City of Palm Springs City Yard
425 N. Civic Dr – Palm Springs, CA

There is limited reservations available so enroll today!

Register with: Susie Boskovich, KD6TVO, Class Secretary for Desert R.A.T.S.
sboskovich@dc.rr.com 760-328-9662

Scouting Contact: Guy Chabot, WA1SYQ, Scout Master Troop 377
Guy.Chabot@verizon.net 760-200-9995

Sessions: Session 1 & 2 February 3, 2010 pages v – 46
Session 3 & 4 February 10, 2010 pages 47 – 101
Session 5 & 6 February 17, 2010 pages 88 – 131 Partial review
Session 7 & 8 February 24, 2010 pages 132 – 149
Session 9 & 10 March 3, 2010 pages 150 – 170
Review & Chapter 6 March 10, 2010 pages 183 – 192

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Merit Badge Clinic, Saturday, November 7

Merit Badge Clinic is coming up on Saturday, November 7. The clinic is at Palm Desert LDS Church, 72960 Parkview Drive, Palm Desert. Please be at the clinic at 8:30 a.m. for registration.

Please also COME PREPARED: You will need pen, paper, and the merit badge worksheets for the class(es) you are taking. It is YOUR responsibility to print out the worksheets, review the requirements, and take care of any prerequisites–there is a link on the right side of this page to the worksheets.

Please come in full Class A Uniform, bring a water bottle, and a sack lunch if you are taking a full day class.

Please remember that a Scout is Courteous. The clinic is being held where people worship. Please remember to treat the property with the utmost respect. Only water will be allowed in the building; no food or other drink. You will be able to eat your lunch outside under the trees in the grass. Please keep the area clean and pick up after yourself.

Finally, DO NOT LEAVE THE CLINIC WITHOUT CHECKING OUT WITH YOUR SCOUTMASTER.

Many thanks to Dr. Fragen for the style tips in the last post. I am planning to study them and will be stylish next time I post!

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