> We often talk about Radio Scouting and lament how few young peopleI would also ask each member of this group to lead a Radio Merit Badge Day
> get their licenses. We should all commit to demonstrating Ham Radio
> to scouts so they at least know what it is. Consider how much
> exposure youth get to computers before they ever get on the keyboard
> or use a mouse.
once a year in their council. Why? Because it's the ideal way to get more
youth hams by first giving the Scouts what THEY want (a merit badge)
It's incredibly easy to run as all of the materials you need to teach it are
in the file section of Scoutradio on Yahoo Groups. All you need is a
meeting room for a Saturday, and a ham who can set up a portable station.
We ran such a day in January and had sixty Scouts earn radio Merit Badge.
And as a result, we had the Scouts ask US to run Technician Licensing course
as a result. Our first class session was held at the council office last
Thursday night and we had 11 Scouts and fours adult leaders attend!
Once you get A Radio Merit Badge started it will become a tradition in your
area. All of the hams who participated in ours had such fun they want to
make it an annual event!
- Gary: Can you provide more detail as to your schedule for the day,
number of stations/licensed operators, How you achieved the operating
time for the boys, etc....sounds like a good
idea...thanks...Steve/N4PKJ/ASM Tr 30-Staunton, VA
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> Gary: Can you provide more detail as to your schedule for the day,
> number of stations/licensed operators, How you achieved the
> time for the boys, etc....sounds like a goodSteve:
> idea...thanks...Steve/N4PKJ/ASM Tr 30-Staunton, VA
Actually the entire days schedule is in the files section here of
Scoutradio on Yahoo Groups. If you have difficulty finding it, let me