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- SEP 26 - Conservation Service at Pinchot
- SEP 27 - Tentative - Cyclorama at G-burg
- SEP 29 - Patrol Cooking Competition
- OCT 06 - PLC, Campout planning, Elections
- OCT 10 - Camp Conewago
- OCT 13 - No Meeting
- OCT 20 - First Aid / Personal Mgmt
- OCT 27 - Halloween Party
- NOV 03 - History MB
- NOV 10 - PLC
- NOV 17 - Traffic Safety MB
- NOV 24 - No Meeting
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Troop 198 has a limited amount of funds available for "camperships" for Scouts to attend any outing, but particularly summer camp, which has a much higher cost associated with it. The Troop does not want any Scout to be prevented from attending summer camp due to financial circumstances. Scouts should participate in fundraisers to help pay their own way in Scouting. However, if a family is in need of further assistance, please contact the Scoutmaster or Committee Chairman. Your inquiry will be confidential. The Troop does not expect to be repaid, but if/when you are able to "pay it forward", such repayment would help future Scouts attend camp as well.
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Contact the Scoutmaster or Advancement Coordinator for a list of Council/District approved merit badge counselors.
These Merit Badges are offered by parents and leaders within the troop, I can not put their names (NBoF Policy) on the website though.
| American Heritage|| Communications|
| Family Life||Golf || Camping|
| Orienteering|| Public Speaking|| Space Exploration|| Cit. in the Community|| Crime Prevention|| Wilderness Survival|
| Emergency Prepardness|| Drafting|| Engineering|| Archery|| Pioneering|| Canoeing|
| Fishing|| Bugling|| Music|| Cit. in the Nation|| Personal Fitness|| Disability Awareness|
| Scholarship|| Sports|| Athletics|| Personal Management|| Photography|| Computers|
| Salesmanship|| Stamp Collectong|| Entrepreneur|| Dog Care|| Genealogy|| Medicine|
| Public Health|| Backpacking|| Chemistry|| Skating|| Geology|| Theater|
| Traffic Safety|| Crime Prevention|| E. Prep.|| Safety|| American Labor|| Rifle Shooting|
| Truck Transport|| Gardening|| Woodwork|| Leatherwork|| Shotgun Shooting|| Pets|
| Aviation|| Cit. in the Nation|| Farm Mechanics|| Scouting Heritage|| Snow Sports|| Law|
Note: There might be more merit badges that I have not seen. Ask The Scoutmaster, or the Committee Chair to get in touch with a merit badge counselor.
BSA Supply No. 35710
- Safety. Do the following:
- Show your counselor your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip.
- Discuss first aid and prevention for the types of injuries or illnesses that could occur during programming activities, including repetitive stress injuries and eyestrain.
- History. Do the following:
- Give a brief history of programming, including at least three milestones related to the advancement or development of programming.
- Describe the evolution of programming methods and how they have improved over time.
- General knowledge. Do the following:
- Create a list of 10 popular programming languages in use today and describe which industry or industries they are primarily used in and why.
- Describe three different programmed devices you rely on every day.
- Intellectual property. Do the following:
- Explain how software patents and copyrights protect a programmer.
- Describe the difference between licensing and owning software.
Earn the Cyber Chip Earning the Cyber Chip can help you learn how to stay safe while you are online and using social networks or the latest electronic gadgets. Topics include cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, cyberbullying, and identity theft. Find out more about the Cyber Chip at www.scouting.org/cyberchip
- Projects. Do the following:
- With your counselor's approval, choose a sample program. Then, as a minimum, modify the code or add a function or subprogram to it. Debug and demonstrate the modified program to your counselor.
- With your counselor's approval, choose a second programming language and development environment, different from those used for requirement 5a and in a different industry from 5a. Then write, debug, and demonstrate a functioning program to your counselor, using that language and environment.
- With your counselor's approval, choose a third programming language and development environment, different from those used for requirements 5a and 5b and in a different industry from 5a or 5b. Then write, debug, and demonstrate a functioning program to your counselor, using that language and environment.
- Explain how the programs you wrote for requirements 5a, 5b, and 5c process inputs, how they make decisions based on those inputs, and how they provide outputs based on the decision making.
The Programming merit badge website, http://www.boyslife.org/programming
, has a number of sample programs that you could use for requirement 5a. However, you have the option of finding a program on your own. It's a good idea to seek your merit badge counselor's guidance.
- Careers. Find out about three career opportunities in programming. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required. Discuss this with your counselor and explain why this career might be of interest to you.
Mining in Society