1697Re: New Member
- Dec 5, 2005Hi Dan:
Thanks for getting involved in teaching Amateur Radio to Scouts.
1. Start by offering a Radio Merit Badge class, not a Tech
licensing course. The secret to selling anything is to give folks
what they want, not what you have to sell.
As an Eagle Scout, you'll understand the appeal of offering a Merit
Badge first. In the files section of this Yahoo Group, you'll find
Powerpoint slides for running three one hour sessions (plus an on
the air contact session ) for Radio MB. It easily makes for a
monthly program theme for a troop. Do the three classes at troop
meetings and then make that month's camp out a "mini-Field day" to
get the Scouts on the air.
2. Keep things simple and cool at first, not techy and detailed.
As their interest increases, then move on to teaching a tech course
with all of the details of rules, sub bands, etc. You can find free
PowerPoint slides to teach a tech class in six nights at
There's also a parallel Yahoo group called ham_instructor to help
you with this.
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