Re: Radio Merit Badge Day
- --- In ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com, "richverona" <richsd@...> wrote:
> We had a successful event with 17 scouts earning the radio badge,
> checking to verify each scout's understanding of the materialextended
> our event to 3 PM from a 9 AM start. We used a checklist from thenet
> which mirrors the topics from MeritBadge.com. What process haveother
> groups used to make sure the requirements are learned?Rich:
In the files area here at ScoutRadio you'll find the Radio Merit
Badge student workbooks that we use and have been shamelessly adapted
from those used by others. The boys fill them in as we go through the
day and they also have a take-away guide to radio.
We try and limit the class size to 12 at a time (hence our
rotating "patrols") and have three ham instructors in each class.
This gets the ratio down to 4:1 for having their materials reviewed
at the end of each session.
Technically, the boys only need to write down the items only the
items bordered in black, but having the other things written down
makes it really easy for them to handle the things marked "explain"
or "tell" in the requirements.
BTW, we get out of the printing business by sending it to them as a
PDF with their registration. Some of the boys actually have a lot
completed beforehand, although we just ask them to read the pamphlet
and work on their chart of the electromagentic spectrum as that's the
most time consuming.
I'm sure others have ideas as to how to do it with a large group.