RE: [Scoutradio] Radio Merit Badge at clinic
- I'm not sure when the clinic is. Soon, but not next week. I was asked
about this last Sunday and I picked up the Merit Badge booklet on Tuesday.
I've looked it over and was thinking there was an awful lot to do in one
sitting. I'm glad I asked the group. I like the idea of assigning home
work to do ahead. That would make it workable. I'll find out tomorrow
exactly when it is. It's for one troop so the number of scouts won't be
Bill, any details you have about how you conducted things would be helpful.
Frank, I'd appreciate it if you could get the information to me.
You're all great (which is what I've come to expect from people who work
73 de AC7EW
- Hi, Rick,Short answer: we're still Explorers.Phx's Post 599 has been in existence for at least 25 years. We've been serving the entire Phx area, which means that no matter what the event, someone has to drive 35 miles or more to get there!On that day where they decided to reorganize Exploring/Venturing (was it 1999 or 2000?), we received a notice from Grand Canyon Council that we were now a Venturing Unit. Well, at the time, it didn't feel right, having been Exploring for so long, and everything we had said Exploring on it. A few resigned themselves to the fact of the new name (in fact, our treasurer ordered 500 new QSL cards with Venture Crew 599 on it). But we went to the Council and convinced them that we were more in line with the Learning for Life program, more career oriented. Within the week, we were back in Exploring (anyone need some QSLs?).Today, would I have fought for Exploring? I don't know. There are some advantages in the Venturing, especially the possibility of rank advancement (I believe that's true, where we encourage those pursuing Eagle to dual register in a Troop) and the closer affiliation with the BSA name (they have taken the BSA symbol off of the Exploring logo, for instance). But Exploring is more easily recognized around here, especially by the old timers.By the way, after about a year-long effort, Explorer Post 73 was just formed two weeks ago in Tucson. Their council talked with our council and decided it was the right way to go. Post 73 will be building the Post until their first big event, JOTA in Oct 2002.---Tom Sharp WA9OXYPhx'x Post 599 -- W7BSA----- Original Message -----From: Richard A. BlankSent: Thursday, July 04, 2002 7:15 PMSubject: Re: [Scoutradio] Re: Radio Merit Badge at clinicTom,
Is your Post still a Post, or is it a Crew now? Ham Radio Post
599, chartered to the SPARK Lodge ARC here in southeastern PA, was
changed to a Venturing Crew and is now subsequently, Ham Radio Crew 599.
Crew 599/K3BSA web site: http://www.k3bsa.org
> Maybe Explorer Post 599 can help you. We are the Phoenix area's Ham
> Radio Post, and we meet weekly near you in Mesa. If you wish,
> contact me directly and we can chat off-line. 73
> ---Tom WA9OXY
> Advisor, Post 599, Phoenix, AZ
> --- In scoutradio@y..., "Kelly Bersch" <ac7ew@a...> wrote:
> > I've been lurking here for quite a while and finally have a
> question. I've
> > been asked if it's feasible to present the Radio Merit Badge at a
> > Badge Clinic (in east Mesa, AZ). They would like for the Scouts to
> be able
> > to complete all or most of the requirements at that time. Has
> anyone done
> > this? Any ideas? All ideas are greatly appreciated.
> > 73 de AC7EW
> > Kelly
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Now that you've got new licensees in your unit, why not have them subscibe to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScoutRadioYouth
Great list of Scouting/Amateur Radio web sites:
Visit the "Adventure Radio Society" http://www.natworld.com/ars/
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- I picked up (actually, my wife picked it up) the latest Radio Merit Badge
booklet from the Scout Shop on Wednesday. Yes, it has the 2002 changes.
73 de AC7EW
From: Tom Sharp [mailto:tsharp@...]
Sent: Friday 05 July 2002 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Scoutradio] Re: Radio Merit Badge at clinic
Kelly, one more thing. You said you got a Radio MB book. Does it have the
recent (Jan1, 2002?) changes? ---Tom