Author Topic: Cycling Merit Badge  (Read 3380 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Sal Atticum

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7118
  • Karma: 38
  • Gender: Male
    • Campus Dakota
Cycling Merit Badge
« on: January 10, 2011, 12:57:05 pm »
Just a thought that maybe we could help out with this.

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Cycling
JUST EXTRA POLISH. I DO SOME WORK WITH EXCELL SO I KEEP THE CAPS LOCK ON :-P

Offline Plantains

  • I've succumbed to corporate level marketing ploys.
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2868
  • Karma: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • No you are the one that is stupid!
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 11:07:25 pm »
The cub scouts also have a bicycling belt loop. This would be simple to do...

Basically,

1. Contact local troop leader.
2. Mention that we hold instructional rides open to the community.
3. Suggest that if no scouts are currently interested in the cycling badges due to the difficulty of getting resources, that we would be willing to conduct a seminar on how to accomplish the badges properly (we'd need their literature of course).
4. Suggest that we would be willing to conduct instructional rides to assist the scouts in how to properly execute all of the riding nonsense (again, in compliance with their literature)
5. ???
6. Profit?
Alaska Unicyclist: if you ban me, i'll set your complex on fire.... just a heads up

Offline redtailin

  • UND
  • *
  • Posts: 73
  • Karma: 4
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2011, 12:52:34 pm »
hey I had that belt loop AND the merit badge!
3 gears of single speed....sit, stand, walk.

Offline Sal Atticum

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7118
  • Karma: 38
  • Gender: Male
    • Campus Dakota
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 01:05:54 pm »
I don't remember this belt loop thing at all from cub scouts.  All we had were beads and arrow points :(
JUST EXTRA POLISH. I DO SOME WORK WITH EXCELL SO I KEEP THE CAPS LOCK ON :-P

Offline Plantains

  • I've succumbed to corporate level marketing ploys.
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2868
  • Karma: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • No you are the one that is stupid!
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2011, 02:47:11 pm »
Coz u were in Vermont beek. Cubscouts in vermont is designed to operate as a child labor force.
Alaska Unicyclist: if you ban me, i'll set your complex on fire.... just a heads up

Offline Sal Atticum

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7118
  • Karma: 38
  • Gender: Male
    • Campus Dakota
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 03:38:28 pm »
Coz u were in Vermont beek. Cubscouts in vermont is designed to operate as a child labor force.

That explains the long hours in the garage building birdhouses!  I've always wondered about that.
JUST EXTRA POLISH. I DO SOME WORK WITH EXCELL SO I KEEP THE CAPS LOCK ON :-P

Offline Plantains

  • I've succumbed to corporate level marketing ploys.
  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 2868
  • Karma: 18
  • Gender: Male
  • No you are the one that is stupid!
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 05:35:44 pm »
Haha!
Alaska Unicyclist: if you ban me, i'll set your complex on fire.... just a heads up

Offline Toaster

  • UND
  • *
  • Posts: 510
  • Karma: -102
  • Gender: Male
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011, 10:44:37 am »
The cub scouts also have a bicycling belt loop. This would be simple to do...

Basically,

1. Contact local troop leader.
2. Mention that we hold instructional rides open to the community.
3. Suggest that if no scouts are currently interested in the cycling badges due to the difficulty of getting resources, that we would be willing to conduct a seminar on how to accomplish the badges properly (we'd need their literature of course).
4. Suggest that we would be willing to conduct instructional rides to assist the scouts in how to properly execute all of the riding nonsense (again, in compliance with their literature)
5. ???
6. Profit?

If step 5 =??? and step 6 =Profit, then by default step 4 must = "collect underpants"

Watch: http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s02e17-gnomes from 15:50 to 18:20
Just try and step to UND Cycling if you wanna test your luck.

CycleMike1

  • Guest
Re: Cycling Merit Badge
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2011, 12:15:26 pm »
Hi all,

For what it's worth, here are the actual requirements for these awards: 

Cub Scout Cycling Belt Loop and Pin (1st-5th graders)
http://www.boyscouttrail.com/cub-scouts/acadsports/bicycling.asp

The belt loop is easy...I did it with my son in less than 10 minutes.  The pin takes a bit more work, but not much.

Boy Scout Cycling Merit Badge (6th-12th graders)
http://www.boyscouttrail.com/boy-scouts/meritbadges/cycling.asp

They have a pamphlet that defines how all these requirement are to be met.  Pamphlets are available at Gerrell's for a few $$.  The merit badge requires a bit more work, but is still easily achieved.  My son, now a 6th grader, dropped scouting so we never got the chance to work on this one...(sigh)

Keep up the good work.

Cheers, Mike

 

With Quick-Reply you can write a post when viewing a topic without loading a new page. You can still use bulletin board code and smileys as you would in a normal post.

Name: Email:
Verification:
Type the letters shown in the picture
Listen to the letters / Request another image
Type the letters shown in the picture:
What color is an apple, it starts with an r?:
What is 5 plus 5?:
Which Dakota has the city of Fargo:

realistic