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Merit Badge Rally - Nov 27, Dec 11, & Dec 18

What: Merit Badge Rally
When: Tuesdays 11/27, 12/11, & 12/18
Who: All Scouts
Where: LAUMC classrooms

We will be holding our annual merit badge rally for three weeks in November/December.  This offers Scouts a chance to earn one merit badge from a list of 6 Eagle-required and 4 elective badges taught by Troop 33 leaders and parents.  Scouts must participate in all three weeks, have the necessary pre-requisites, and do the required homework in order to earn the badge.  Please note that some badges may have requirements that will take longer to complete than the three weeks allotted for the rally.

All Scouts need to:
  • Get a signed blue card before class starts
  • Get a copy of the merit badge booklet (from Scout store or Troop Librarian) & print the MB workbook from


Camping is one of the best-known methods of the Scouting movement. When he founded the Scouting movement in the early 1900s, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged every Scout to learn the art of living out-of-doors. He believed a young person able to take care of himself while camping would have the confidence to meet life's other challenges, too.

Counselor: Mr. Browning
Class size:  Minimum 6, Maximum 20
Pre-reqs: 18 or more camping nights prior to enrollment and the completion of the cooking requirement for First Class. 

Citizenship in the Community

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. Regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: in the U.S. local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their local elected officials. The following are requirements that need to be done outside of the classroom (whether before, during or after): 4a,b,c,7 and 8.

Counselors: Mrs. Marcopulos & Ms. Witter
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: TBD

Citizenship in the World

Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.

Counselor: Mr. Mellea
Class size: Minimum 10, Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: Completed 7th grade

Family Life

As Scouts earn this merit badge, they will realize why it is important to know more about family life and how to strengthen their families.  This is an excellent Eagle-required merit badge for first year Scouts.

Counselors: Mrs. Desai and Mr. Ottoes
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: NONE
NOTE: Requires keeping a record of chores for 90-days


Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication. The only prerequisite is # 2 in the handbook. Come prepared to speak about it.

Counselors: Mr. Monaco and Mr. Gupta
Class size: Maximum 12
Pre-reqs: TBD
NOTE: Must plan a CoH, campfire, or worship service
RequirementsClick here for requirements


Since 1911, hundreds of thousands of Scouts have made the most of their two-wheel adventures by earning the Cycling merit badge. Whether you just got your first bicycle or have been cycling for years, you will learn more about your bike and what it can do by working on the requirements for this badge.

Counselors: Mr. Narog and Caelan Conant
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: Bicycle with at least 24 inch wheels
NOTE: Requires 2 x 10 + 2 x 15 + 2 x 25 + 1 x 50 mile rides


This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.  If you missed the chance to do this at Camp Oljato this summer this is your chance.  Get creative!

Counselors: Mrs. Dickerson and Mr. Stahl
Class size: Maximum 20
Pre-reqs: NONE

Coin Collecting

This is one of the oldest hobbies. From earliest times, people valued coins not only as a means of trading and storing wealth, but also as miniature works of art. Be prepared for a Field Trip to Fremont where there is a collecting club. Need a volunteer to assist in the transport of scouts for Field trip

Counselor: Mr. Bernstein (resident numismatist)
Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 8
Pre-reqs: Do #6, #7 and #9
Bring: Magnifying glass & a coin to identify (if possible).
NOTE: For the second session (December 11), we will need volunteers to drive to a coin collectors club meeting in Fremont.


Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field.

Counselor: Mr. Marcopulos
Class size: Maximum 10
Pre-reqs: NONE
NOTE: There will be a fee of $35 for this class


The Scout will learn about the history and kinds of laws, the purpose and methods of law enforcement, consumer protection agencies, emerging law and careers in the legal profession.  There must be at least 12 Scouts so there can be a mock trial enacted during the last class!

Counselors: Mr. Bassett and Ms. Imam (practicing lawyers)
Class size: Minimum 12, Maximum 16
Pre-reqs: NONE