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Merit Badge Rally Oct 29 Nov 5 and 12 - 2019 - October 29, 2019

What: Merit Badge Rally Oct 29 Nov 5 and 12 - 2019
When: October 29, 2019 - November 12, 2019
Where: LAUMC - Rooms TBD
Who: All Troop 33 Scouts
Activity Coordinator: AnhThu Daltchev
Merit Badge Coordinator: Shreenivasa H V <>


We will be holding our annual merit badge rally for three weeks in October/November during our normal troop meeting time.  

The rally offers Scouts a chance to earn one merit badge from a list of 5 Eagle-required and 4 elective badges taught by Troop 33 leaders and parents.  

There will be no troop meeting for these 3 weeks, so all scouts (including first years) need to sign up for a merit badge.

Scouts will be able to complete most of the merit badges offered, IF they:
  • Attend ALL class sessions (no make-ups planned right now)
  • Attend Class with a positive attitude
  • Follow Merit Badge Counselor directions 
  • Follow the Scout Oath and Law while in class
  • Complete ALL pre-requisites and bring to first class session
  • Complete ALL required homework assigned
  • Get a signed blue card before class starts
  • Get a copy of the merit badge booklet (from Scout store or Troop Librarian or Library)
  • Print out and bring the merit badge workbook from (links for each workbook are below)
  • Be an active participant in the class
NOTE: Some badges require work that extends beyond the three week rally.  
A Scout will earn a partial if he does not complete the requirements, whether for missing a class or otherwise not finishing the requirements.  
Scouts are able to work with counselors to complete partials.  

  • We will offer scouts the opportunity to wrap up partial merit badges before, during, or after the rally sessions.  
  • Please indicate on your sign-up if you will be working on a partial merit badge(s) and which one.
Below are the merit badges being offered.  Please review the requirements and prerequisites BEFORE you sign up.

American Business
(not offered this time due low interest)

Counselor: Mr. Cyron
Class size: Maximum 15

Camping (Eagle)
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. Stanley, Mr. Webb
Class size:  Minimum 6, Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: Must have 15 or more camping nights
Requirements (PDF)Click here for requirements
Requirements (Text)Click Here for Requirements
  • Scouts should have reached the rank of First Class before taking this class

Citizenship in the Community (Eagle)

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.

Counselor: Mrs. Stanley
Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 15
Requirements: Click here for requirements
Workbook: Click here for workbook
  • There will be an additional offsite meeting. (Attendance at a public meeting is required by this merit badge)
  • There will be a walking tour you will need to do on your own.

Communication (Eagle)

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.

Counselor: Alex Baretta
Class size: Minimum 4, Maximum 10
Pre-reqs: Rank of Star or Life


Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. This is a hands on merit badge, where you will solder and build an electronic gadget.

Counselor: Mr. Marcopulos
Class size: Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: NONE
  • There will be a fee of $35 for this class for materials check or cash payable to Mr. Marcopulos for materials and two electronics kits
  • Bring to class the following: 
    • Pen, Pencil, Merit Badge Book
    • Scratch paper 
    • Print out of Workbook (used as a reference don't fill out prior to class)   
  • You are expected to read the MB book prior to class starting
  • Age: Open to All Scouts  

Emergency Preparedness (Eagle)
(not offered this time due low interest)

Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.

Counselors: Jeanne Schmit
Class size: Minimum 5 Maximum 15
Pre-reqs: First Aid merit badge
  • This is best saved for Scouts who are 13 or older

Family Life (Eagle)
The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. 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.

Counselors: Mr. Hahn
Class size: Maximum 15

Be prepared to discuss requirement 1 and 2;
complete as many additional requirements as possible (and you'll have less follow up work to complete)
Requirements: Click here for requirements
Workbook: Click here for workbook

This is an excellent merit badge for first year Scouts
Requires keeping a record of chores for 90-days

Personal Management (Eagle)

Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.

Counselor: Craig Pampayan
Class size: Minimum 4, Maximum 10
Pre-reqsReview the merit badge book and be prepared to discuss requirement #3
  • This is best saved for scouts who are 14 or older
  • Requires tracking your income and expenses for 13 weeks. You must either get a weekly allowance or earn money doing chores in order to fulfill this requirement.

Sustainability (Eagle)

Sustainability is about the conservation and stewardship of our natural resources. Learn more about being a good seward of your food, water and energy sources.  As well as, having a positive impact on your family and community 

Counselors: Mrs. Boustead
Class size: Maximum 10
Pre-reqscomplete requirement 1