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Merit Badge Challenge 2015-16

* * * * *  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  * * * * *

Troop 269 in Aurora is again sponsoring the annual Merit Badge Challenge where Scouts can earn up to three merit badges in a classroom setting.  Required merit badges are the focus of the Challenge and include First Aid, the Citizenship badges, Personal Management, and Family Life.

The Challenge will be held at St. Joseph's School in Mantua over three Saturdays:  5 December 2015, 30 January 2016, and 12 March 2016.  Each day starts at 9:00 AM and finishes by 2:00 PM and is divided into three 80-minute classes with a lunch break.  Lunch is included in the $25 registration fee.

Scouts interested in participating should go to Troop 269's Web site for more details and to register for the Challenge.

Adults interested in being a merit badge counselor at the Challenge should contact Lesley Mitchell (<LesleyMitch@Gmail.com>, 330 554-2465).

Scout Neckerchiefs Now Approved for Wear with Nonuniform Clothing

Bryan on Scouting reports that neckerchiefs may now be worn without uniforms during Scouting activities.

According to the Guide to Awards and Insignia, 2015 ed. (p. 12): "When engaged in Scouting activities, members may wear the neckerchief with appropriate nonuniform clothing to identify them as Scouts."


CubScouts.org - A New Web Site for Cubs

A one-stop shop for all things "Cub," CubScouts.org hosts the Cub Scout Learning Library, a resource for adult leaders, volunteers, and parents. It is also the new home of the Cub Hub blog.

Bryan on Scouting highlights the site's features.


Tour and Activity Plan

"Effective May 10, 2012, the Tour and Activity Plan supersedes all prior tour plans and the local and national tour permits. The link will take you to an interactive FAQ page, where you can learn about tour and activity planning. However, we encourage you to use the online process via your My.Scouting.org account."

For a complete explanation of the Tour and Activity Plan visit the Tour and Activity Plan FAQ.


Guide to the Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR)
  • The AHMR is valid for 12 months from the date it is completed.
  • Parts A (Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization) and B (General Information/Health History) must be completed by all participants in any event.
  • "All participants" includes parents, guardians, siblings, youth, staff, and unit leaders.
  • Part C (Pre-Participation Physical) must be completed for events lasting more than a total of 72 hours, "even if split into multiple weekends."
  • Part C must be completed by "certified and licensed physicians (MD, DO), nurse practitioners, or physician assistants."
  • NOTE: If an individual exceeds the maximum weight for a given height as listed in the height/weight chart in Part C, and the "planned high-adventure activity will take [the individual] more than 30 minutes away from an emergency vehicle accessible roadway, [the individual] may not be allowed to participate."
  • The AHMR can be found here
  • The AHMR FAQ can be found here.


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