Aurora District


Nov. 3, 2018    9 am to 1 pm     Counselors Needed. 


Merit Badge Fair     Nov 3, 2018 

Registration is now open for the Aurora District Merit Badge Fair scheduled for November 3, 2018 at the LDS Shoreline Stake Center. Space is limited so register in advance. Badges offered include Art, Backpacking, Basketry, Cooking, Communication, Dog Care, Fly Fishing, Geocaching, Music, Signs, Signals, and Codes, Soil and Water Conservation, Weather, Wilderness Survival, and Woodwork!
 
 
Opening ceremony will commence at 8:45 am. There are also a variety of adult courses offered at the MBF. Bring scouts to earn badges and stay to get trained.

Adult Courses

Merit Badge Counselor Orientation (Steve C.) – Session 1 (9:00-10:00)

Become trained as a Merit Badge Counselor. Submit paperwork to be registered with the council and be prepared to offer badges for your troop or at the next Merit Badge Fair. 

Road to Eagle - Unraveling the Eagle Scout Project Paperwork (Steve C.) – Session 2 (10:00-11:00)

Learn the process that a Life Scout must complete to become an Eagle Scout. This course will allow you to become a better Eagle Scout mentor.

Recharter Workshop - Hands-on approach to submitting recharter and JTE (John P., Steve C.) – Session 3 & 4 (11:00-1:00)

Bring in your paperwork to finish up any loose ends on your recharter. New to unit administration, learn the most efficient way to submit paperwork for Journey to Excellence among other important guidelines to a quality unit.

 

 

  To volunteer to be a Merit Badge Counselor:

Here is the link for counselors to sign up to teach badges: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqStXOZSCTg9aj8GZt_E5tOPInPsilB8JRh1tFebA-2Uebmg/viewform

The Aurora Spring District Merit Badge Fair will be held at the

LDS Shoreline Stake Center (102 N. 132nd Street, Seattle) on

 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.
All Scouts are welcome.
Register Here:   

Counselor sign up is first, and by Newsletter and email.
Next is Scout sign up.  We can't sign up scouts with out volunteers to teach a class.  
 
Questions:  email       aurora.merit.badge@gmail.com 
 

Adult training for Youth Protection, Recharter, Merit Badge Counselor training, Plus??

Questions / Ideas:  email   Stevecockburn@comcast.net


New Merit Badge Counselor Registration

Aurora Scouters:

Congratulations! Now that your unit has completed your annual re-charter, worked on your unit inventory, and made steps toward Journey to Excellence you have some time to relax. With all of that behind you I know what you are thinking, what will I do with all my spare time? You may consider taking your unit to Winter Camp at Camp Sheppard, researching campsites and hikes for the springtime, prepping for summer camp, or best of all, registering all of your adult leaders as merit badge counselors.

That’s right, merit badge counselors are in high demand in our district. Not only to staff our incredible Merit Badge Fair, held twice a year, but to help your scouts advance toward Star, Life, and Eagle ranks. Without adults to teach the valuable life/vocational skills offered with the 137 merit badges currently made available by the Boy Scouts of America, we couldn’t tout that we are meeting “The Aims of Scouting” through character, citizenship, and fitness development. Please look over this link to see which merit badges are currently available for you to become a counselor.

Here’s how easy it is: 1) Designate a unit Merit Badge point of contact; 2) Download and print out the file “MBC Information Form”; 3) Distribute the form to all of your registered adult leaders (Scoutmaster/Coach, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Chair, Committee Members, Charter Organization Representative, Commissioner, etc.) during one of your January Troop/Team meetings; 4) Collect all of the forms back at a meeting; and 5) Submit the forms by scanning and emailing the stack to aurora.merit.badge@gmail.com, or turning them in to Eric Snyder, Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator at any Roundtable or District Committee Meeting. The district leadership would be happy to receive the new merit badge registrations before April 1, 2017.

It’s that simple.

1-Designate,
2-Download,
3-Distribute,
4-Collect,
5-Submit.


Let’s serve our district units better by having multiple counselors available offering a variety of badges. If you or your leaders are already registered as counselors please have them check with your scoutmaster or committee chair. They are periodically sent a list of all currently registered counselors in our district. If any corrections need to be made to the district merit badge counselor list please email aurora.merit.badge@gmail.com as soon as possible to make changes.

Eric Snyder
Aurora District
Merit Badge Counselor Coordinator