2015 MB Camporee Prerequisites
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Merit BadgePrerequisites/NotesMax # Scouts
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American Cultures 1: do two; 2, 3, 4, 5 prior to class.  Each scout must come prepared to report and discuss the required topics for each of the three different cultures on which they choose to focus.  Notify me via email, with parents cc'd, of the 3 cultures they have selected; this information should be received no later than May 1, 201510
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American Heritage Do #2a or 2b, #3C, #415
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Athletics3 and 5 for Athletics 20
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ArtPublich20
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Auto MaintenanceMin Scout age should be 14. Must wear jeans and boots12
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Bird Study- Requirement 8. Bring a photograph showing that you have completed one of the options.
- Start #5 prior to the Camporee as we may not be able to find 20 birds during the morning walk
- Bring a field guide and binoculars if available as well as a small day pack with pen and field notebook to make entries for species observed
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ChessNone30
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Citizenship in the Nation- Merit Badge pamphlet should be read prior to camp.
- 2. Scout should have visited 2 places for Req 2 a, b or c and be prepared to discuss the visits with the counselor or 1 of the places and completed requirement 2d, bring research/report to discuss.
- Reqs 3, 6 and 8 should also be completed before the Camporee.
Limited to 13 years old or older
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Citizenship in the World- Req. 3b
- Req. 7 (by doing 2 of 7a-7e); please be prepared to discuss these.
- Scouts 13 years or older.
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Coin Collecting- Be familiar with definitions and terms in Req. 2, 3, 4, and 8.
- Bring 1 coin reference catalog or numismatic magazine with your name on it.  We'll share resources. (Req. 5)
- Req. 6 (need to bring with them 5 different quarters they have collected)
- Complete Req. #7 and bring it with them
- Req. 9 either c. or d and bring it with them
- Complete Req. 10 d. or proof they completed the other options
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Collections 1) Merit Badge Card signed by Unit Leader
2) Read Collections Merit Badge Pamphlet
3) Bring a collection or 2 groupings of a collection for req #5b
4) Do requirement #1
5) Do requirement #8
6) Participants are encouraged to use the Collections Merit Badge Worksheet that is available on MeritBadge.org.
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Communications- Prepare for Req. 2a, 3, 4, and 6 and be ready to give these speeches during the weekend. 
- Req. 7 can be done beforehand, with a copy submitted at the MBC. 
- Req. 5 can be done beforehand, with a copy of the meeting agenda signed by the SM submitted at the MBC. 
- Similarly with Req. 8.
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CookingScout should be 15 years or older.
* 5a + 5b and e-mail them before
-use 5 of 7 cooking methods
- prepare and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- do C,D, and E and get a parent signature
* 7 and 8
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Digital TechnologyCyber Chip and #620
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Disability Awareness- Req #4 Visit 2 locations and take notes about the accessibility...;
- Req #7 Five professions that provide service
- Need Scoutmaster's permission to give presentation to scouts after return from Penn-Mar
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Drafting- Pre-Req 6 and 7.
- Scout needs to prepare proper lettering techniques by writing the alphabet and numbers at least 10 times. . This will be needed for req 1-3
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Electricity2. Complete an electrical home safety inspection of your home, using the checklist found in this (the merit badge) pamphlet or one approved by your counselor. Discuss what you find with your counselor. (See the Sample Home Electrical Inspection Checklist at the end of this workbook.)
8. On a floor plan of a room in your home, make a wiring diagram of the lights, switches, and outlets. Show which fuse or circuit breaker protects each one
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ElectronicsRead the MB Book and do Req 6 8
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Energy1A - Find an article on energy and be prepared to discuss
4 - Perform a home energy audit, and prepare a 14 day energy log. Refer to the merit badge book, or Meritbadge.org if you need assistance.
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Emergency Preparedness# 1, 2B, 8A and 9 either a, b ,c20
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EngineeringReq. 1- Bring a small mechanical toy from home.
Req. 2- Write a short paragraph of the achievement and cite all sources at the bottom of the page.
Req. 9- Find three careers opportunities in engineering and list the three opportunities. Pick one and research the education, training and experience required for this profession. (Discussion portion will take place at the MB Session).
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EntrepreneurshipNone20
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Farm Mechanics- Req 1b, and 1d bring drawing and MSDS sheets to class.
- Bring two tools, if you can, to be used for req. 3 a, c, d; OR do 3b and bring proof (before and after pictures would be ideal).
- Bring the merit badge worksheet.
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FingerprintingCome prepared by reading the MB workbook20
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Fire Safety- 6A Bring Drawing/Conduct Fire Drill at Home/Create Schedule
- 6B Test Smoke Alarm /Maintenance of Smoke Alarm
- 7A Demonstrate Lighting a Match Safely
- 7B Demonstrate the Safe way to Start a Charcoal Fire
- 7C Demonstrate how to Safely Light a Candle
- 9A Demonstrate how to Safely Fuel a Lawnmower
- 9B Demonstrate the Safety Factors for Heating Devices (Ventilation, Fueling
- 10B Demonstrate Setting up and Putting out a Cooking Fire
- 10C Demonstrate Using a Camp Stove and Lantern
- 11 Visit a Fire Station, Identify Trucks, Fire Prevention In Your Community
- 12 Choose a Fire Safety -Related Career of Interest, Tell education Needed,Responsibilities,Why Position Interests You
- Bring Signed Note of Completion of these Requirement from Parent or Scoutmaster."
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Fish and Wildlife Management5,6,7 are usually done during the winter or nesting season or take 2 months of observations, they could do these before or after the MBC.10
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FishingNone20
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ForestryNone20
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Geocaching- Requirements 8 and 9. Please provide documentation.
- Be able to use a map and compass,
- be familiar with leave no trace
- with a parents permission set up a user account at www.geocaching.com and complete Requirement #7.
- Please bring a GPS unit if you have one or can borrow one from your unit. If you do not have access to one let us know at time of registration. Smart phones with GPS capability are acceptable. Requirements 8 and 9 will need to be completed prior to arrival or after the event. Please provide documentation.
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GeologyWe will do option 5b.  As a prerequisite, prepare a presentation in 5b.5.a and bring it with you15
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GenealogyRequirements 2 a or b, 3, 4b (bring document to the Camporee)
Requirements 5, 6 and 7; bring completed work.
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Indian LoreNone14
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Law4. Ask five people (not more than one from your immediate family) about the role of law enforcement officers in our society. Discuss their answers with them. Go to a law enforcement officer in your neighborhood and ask about his or her responsibilities and duties. Report your findings.
6. Best if completed in advance: Attend a session of a civil or criminal court. Write 250 words or more on what you saw. Plan and conduct a mock trial with your troop or school class. After the trial is over, discuss it with the group. 
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LeatherworkNone20
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MammalsComplete 3C and bring it with you to class.10
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Medicine requirements 1 and 4a. 4a will be divided by the counselor among the registrants.10
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Nuclear ScienceRead Book. Scout should be 14 years or older/8th grade or above
PLEASE USE THE WORKSHEET AT THIS LINK TO RECORD YOUR NOTES AND WORK ON PREREQUISITES  https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/f/fa/Nuclear_Science.pdf

Scouts
should utilize the worksheet and Merit Badge book to complete
requirements 1, 2, 3b, 7, and 8 prior to the course AND BE PREPARED TO
DISCUSS THEM.  
For requirement 2b, scouts may use the following website:

https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/build-an-atom/latest/build-an-atom_en.html

From
that website, choose the 'Symbol' link and you can build a model of
three isotopes of your selected atoms.  Please screen print this and
bring along the copy to your session for credit.  NOTE:  It will be MUCH
easer to perform and understand if you choose smaller atoms.
We
will be doing 4a, 4d, 5a and 6c hands-on during our session, and will
discuss the other requirements -- Scouts will need to be prepared with
their worksheet having completed notes/answers so they are prepared to
discuss these requirements.
Scouts should bring their worksheets and notes, along with their Merit Badge book along with them to the session.
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PhotographyScout requirements prior to the camporee:
• Read the Photography merit badge book.
• Scout is encouraged to reach out to merit badge counselor if they have any question on the requirements or want guidance on completing the pre session requirements.
• Each scout should bring a digital camera, the camera instruction manual if available (just in case there are any feature questions) and any attachments required to download picture to a laptop to compile the collection of pictures for requirement 4.
NOTE Class assignments can be completed using a phone camera provided there is a way to share the phone pictures to develop presentation on PC.
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PlumbingNo pre-reqs. Scouts must wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, boots, gloves (leather) and eye protection.6
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Programmingpre req - Cyber Chip. If possible bring a computer10
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Public Speaking- Have a 3-5 minute talk on topic of their choice.
- Need to prepare an outline and deliver it as an 8-10 minute speech on a topic of interest for the audience.
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RadioNone10
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RifleNone8
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Safety- 2a. Home Safety Checklist (can be found in Safety Merit Badge Workbook), 2b., 5, and 615
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SalesmanshipWill need note from Scoutmaster confirming participation at home unit.
#5a . Help your unit raise funds through sales either of merchandise or of tickets to a Scout event.
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Scholarship- 1. Bring Current Report Card,
- 2c, Bring school planner or agenda,
- 3 Bring note from principal
- 4a or 4b bring a signed letter from a coach or advisor.
- 5a or b bring completed report to Camporee.
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ShotgunAge 13 or above - Do not bring firearm or ammunition8
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Space ExplorationPre-reqs:
2, 5a, 5b
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SportsPrerequisites 4 and 520
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Stamp Collecting 8) Mount and show, in a purchased or homemade album, ONE of the following:
A collection of 250 or more different stamps from at least 15 countries.
A collection of a stamp from each of 50 different countries, mounted on maps to show the location of each.
A collection of 100 or more different stamps from either one country or a group of closely related countries.
A collection of 75 or more different stamps on a single topic. (Some interesting topics are Scouting, birds, insects, the Olympics, sports, flowers, animals, ships, holidays, trains, famous people, space, and medicine). Stamps may be from different countries.
A collection of postal items discovered in your mail by monitoring it over a period of 30 days. Include at least five different types listed in requirement 3 .
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TheaterIf possible, come to class with a script they wrote about 5-8 mins in length. 10
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Traffic SafetyNumber5. Might be able to do it at the camporee20
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Truck TransportationPre req 4 but it might be possible to go to the terminal20
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WeldingMin Age 14. No Pre-reqs, But fire resistant clothing (no torn jeans) and shoes are required8
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Wilderness Survival- Requirement 5, put together and bring a personal survival kit to camp. On Saturday night you must spend a night in the shelter you built at a different location.
Scouts should be 13 or older.
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WoodcarvingScout must have totin-chip10
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WoodworkingMust have earned totin' chip before Camporee, bring proof.
Read and be ready to discuss the Woodwork Merit Badge Book.
- 2b, Collect and label six kinds of wood useful in woodworking, and
- 5 Create your own carpentry project before or after the class to complete the badge. 
- Bring a wood plane or chisel to sharpen if you have one available.

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