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					     Boy Scout Troop 18
       Cahuenga District

        Spring 2010
     Merit Badge Midway

        Saturday, May 8th
         9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  First United Methodist Church
       4832 Tujunga Avenue
   North Hollywood, CA 91601

            For Information:
   Clint Hutchison 818-994-7424 or

Cost: $5 per Scout, payable at the event
Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 18 Merit Badge Midway. In the attached packet you will
find everything you need to know about our midway.
If you have questions about a specific merit badge, please contact the merit badge
counselor prior to the event. Some of the merit badges offered will be started at the
midway and completed with the counselors after the requirements have been completed.
Other merit badges are designed to be completed at the midway.
Remember that you must have your Scoutmaster approve any badge you intend to work
on. Each Scout is expected to provide:
            Signed Merit Badge cards
            Updated Merit Badge books
            Writing Materials
Scouts will be expected to arrive in uniform and have their (blue) merit badge cards
signed by their scout leaders.
For your convenience, Troop 18 will be providing a food concessions booth for you to
purchase drinks, lunch, snacks, and various food items.
Thank you for joining us in our Midway efforts. We hope you will enjoy yourself, and
take full advantage of the opportunities provided for you.
Cost of the event is $5.00, payable at the door. We will accept cash and checks.

    Please make checks payable to: BSA Troop 18

Please arrive early to register, as many merit badges will begin promptly at 9:00am.
Registration will begin at 8:30am.


There will be a limit of 15 SCOUTS allowed in each Eagle-required merit badge class. This is to
ensure that each scout receives individual attention and is able to demonstrate mastery of the
material to the instructor for these very important Eagle-required merit badges.

Sign up for Eagle-required merit badge classes will be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis
on the day of the midway. (No pre-registration)

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
                               Merit Badge and Counselor Roster

Badge                                   Name             Phone              Email
American Cultures (9-10am)                  Max Goldberg 818-980-5879       max47@pacbell.net
American Heritage (3-4pm)                   Max Goldberg 818-980-5879       max47@pacbell.net
Art (anytime from 10am-2pm)                 Greg Small      818-981-1278    gdsmall@yahoo.com
Athletics (1-2pm)                           Joe Cottrell    818-943-4173    jcottrell@harperandtwo.com
Carpentry (9am-noon)                        Larry Williams 818-424-8621     lwilliams227@gmail.com
Chemistry (1-3pm)                           David Berman 818-990-9173       dberman18@hotmail.com
Cinematography (1:30-3:30)                  Andy Maltz      818-788-4311    no email
Citizenship in the Community (9-11am) Gary Christiansen 661-296-1961        walika72@yahoo.com
Citizenship in the Nation (11:30am-1pm) Gary Christiansen 661-296-1961      walika72@yahoo.com
Citizenship in the World (9-11am)           Steve Levin     818-752-0424    slevin3445@aol.com
Coin Collecting (1-3pm)                     Jim Gibbons     818-990-4640    k9gold@mac.com
Communications (12-2:30pm)                  Dan Doggett     661-212-1038    dan.doggett@att.net
Disabilities Awareness (12-1pm & 2-3pm) Kathy McCloskey 818-506-4661        kathymccloskey@aol.com
Electricity (2-4pm)                         Todd Brown      310-857-5006    todd@westpostdigital.com
Engineering (12-1pm)                        Joe Cottrell    818-943-4173    jcottrell@harperandtwo.com
Environmental Science (9-10:30 & 2-4)       Ed Briseno      661-296-4072    cfinstr@earthlink.net
Family Life (10:30-12:30)                   Max Goldberg 818-980-5879       max47@pacbell.net
Fingerprinting (9-11:15am & 11:45-2pm) Guy Himber           818-802-4872    guyhimber@aol.com
First Aid (9am-2pm)                         Tim Casady      818-989-3622    musicasad@aol.com
Gardening (12:30-2pm)                       Rachael Cudlitz 818-386-9114    rachaelcudlitz@mac.com
Indian Lore (1-2pm)                         Ed Briseno      661-296-4072    cfinstr@earthlink.net
Law (10:30-noon)                            Ed Briseno      661-296-4072    cfinstr@earthlink.net
Leave No Trace (9am-noon & 1-4pm)**         Vicky Goldberg 818-613-2544     vfgoldberg@yahoo.com
Pathfinding (1-2:30)                        Max Goldberg 818-980-5879       max47@pacbell.net
Personal Fitness (9-10:30am)                Danny Werchowsky 818-802-8930   werchowsky@yahoo.com
Personal Management (11am-1pm)              Steve Levin     818-752-0424    slevin3445@aol.com
Pets (2-4pm)                                Rachael Cudlitz 818-386-9114    rachaelcudlitz@mac.com
Photography (11-noon & 1-2)                 Laura Wagner 818-753-8384       laurafoto@mac.com
Plant Science (10am-noon)                   David Berman 818-990-9173       dberman18@hotmail.com
Public Speaking (9-10:30, 10:30-12, 1-2:30) Michael Ruscio 818-907-3360     wildhair11@att.net
Pulp & Paper (10-noon)                      Jim Gibbons     818-990-4640    k9gold@mac.com
Reading (1-2pm & 3-4pm)                     Kathy McCloskey 818-506-4661    kathymccloskey@aol.com
Salesmanship (10-11am)                      Joe Cottrell    818-943-4173    jcottrell@harperandtwo.com
Scholarship (anytime 9-11:30 am)            Dan Doggett     661-212-1038    dan.doggett@att.net
Scuba Diving (anytime 9am-4pm)              Fred Brown      661-400-1595    fbscubainstr@hotmail.com
Sports (9-10am)                             Kurt Krueger    818-897-9195    kkrueger@lausd.k12.ca.us
Traffic Safety (11am-noon)                  Joe Cottrell    818-943-4173    jcottrell@harperandtwo.com
Weather (10am-noon)                         Jodie Cooper    818-294-6365    jcoopalla@aol.com
Woodwork (1-3pm)                            Larry Williams 818-424-8621     lwilliams227@gmail.com

Notes: Merit badges displayed in bold font are Eagle-required merit badges.
       Merit badges displayed in red font are BSA Historic Merit Badges (offered only through 12/31/10)
   ** “Leave No Trace” is a BSA Trainer Class for a youth leadership (not a merit badge).
                                    TROOP 18 Merit Badge Midway
                                       Saturday May 8, 2010

AMERICAN CULTURES (9-10am & 3-4pm)
1. Be prepared to share information about the two activities you undertook.
2-4 Be prepared to discuss these four points in the class.
5. Bring proof that you lead a discussion on this topic in your troop or class.

AMERICAN HERITAGE (10:30-11:30am)

1. Bring your written presentation to class.
2. Bring proof of your work to class and be prepared to discuss it in class.
3-4. Be prepared to discuss the points in class
5. Be prepared to discuss the movie, biography or recordings in class
6. Be prepared to discuss this in class

ART (Class takes less than one hour / counselor available 10:00am-2pm)
1. Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering (and bring it to the Midway to show
your counselor).
2. Do ONE of the following (and bring it to the Midway to show your counselor):
a. Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design. Then create a promotional piece for
the item using a picture or pictures.
b. Design a logo. Then, with your parent's permission, put your logo on Scout equipment, furniture,
ceramics, or fabric. Share your design with your counselor and explain the significance of your logo.
3. Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways (and bring them to the Midway to show your
a. Pen and ink,
b. Watercolors,
c. Pencil,
d. Pastels,
e. Oil paints,
f. Tempera,
g. Acrylics,
h. Charcoal
i. Computer drawing or painting
4. With your parent's permission, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists' co-op, or artist's
workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Bring evidence of your visit to the Midway
(parent’s note, ticket stub, etc.) and be prepared to discuss what you learned with your counselor.
5. Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and
experience required for this profession. Come to the Midway prepared to discuss this with your
counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
1. typed,
3. typed,
4. group discussion
5. typed with discussion


This is a Historic Merit Badge only offered this year through December 31, 2010.

All requirements may be completed at the midway with the exception of requirement 6, which must be
completed before or after the midway in order to earn the merit badge:

6. Make a simple article of furniture for practical use in the home or on the home grounds, finished in a
workmanlike manner, all work to be done without assistance.

There is no currently published pamphlet for this merit badge. For information about the badge
including suggestions for furniture projects, go to the link below:


CINEMATOGRAPHY (1:30-3:30pm)
Scouts should have read the merit badge requirements list and should be ready to demonstrate
completion of the following requirements:
1. a, b
2. a, b
3. a or b
Requirements 2c and 2d require that you shoot a video per the instructions. If you’ve done that, I will
have a DVD player with me so we can look at your DVD and you can complete the merit
badge that day. If you want feedback on your storyboard (requirement 2b) before shooting and editing,
and that's OK - we can work out an alternative arrangement to get you signed off once you've completed
2c and 2d.

Please do not try to earn this merit badge at the midway unless you have studied the merit badge
handbook and are fully prepared to participate in a freewheeling, in-depth discussion of each

Please do the following prerequisites before coming to the Merit Badge Midway:

      Bring in and have completely read the current merit badge book
      Requirement 2a: bring in a map of your community with the required buildings circled
      Requirement 2b: be prepared to discuss the organization of the Los Angeles City government
       Requirement 3a: bring in proof that you attended the required meeting and be prepared to discuss
        what transpired at the meeting
       Requirement 7b: bring in your research about a community organization
       Requirement 7c: bring in a letter signed by a representative of a local organization certifying that
        you volunteered at least 8 hours of your time to that organization, listing dates and hours
        volunteered, preferably on organization letterhead
       Requirement 8: bring in your completed presentation and be prepared to show it to the class

All Scouts who wish to take the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge, must bring the current Merit
Badge book (2005 ed.) This has to be read and they have to be able to discuss all requirements.

Some requirements are more than discussion:

1. Write one paragraph typed.
2. Be prepared to discuss (show proof of visit).
3. Write one paragraph on topic (discussion).
4. Be prepared to discuss. (bring these documents with you, and be sure you read them.)
5. List six functions of government (written).
6. Follow instructions completely.
7. Discussion.
8. Show typed letter.

Please do not try to earn this merit badge at the midway unless you have studied the merit badge
handbook and are fully prepared to participate in a freewheeling, in-depth discussion of each

Please do the following prerequisites before coming to the Merit Badge Midway:

       Requirement 3b: Please select a country and in writing describe how geography, natural
        resources and climate are important in defining the country’s economy and global partnerships
        with other countries.
       Requirement 4b: Please bring in the resource that you used to research this requirement.
       Requirement 4c: Be prepared to discuss The United Nations and The World Court.
       Requirement 7a and b: If you choose either of these items, please bring in documentation from
        the Internet or a foreign newspaper to show that you did the required research.

Read the Coin Collecting merit badge pamphlet.
1,2,3,4,5 – be ready to discuss
6&7 – bring in your collection and be ready to discuss
8 – discussion
9 – bring in your collection and be ready to discuss.
10 – bring proof of a., b., or c., or bring in drawings for d.
COMMUNICATIONS (noon-2:30pm)

For prerequisites, you must go to this link: Staff.hartdistrict.org/djd/meritbadges.htm


1 – be ready to discuss
2 – Visit an agency that works with people with physical, mental, emotional, or educational disabilities.
Collect and read information about the agency's activities. Learn about opportunities its members have
for training, employment, and education. Bring proof of visit & be ready to discuss
3 – Do TWO of the following and be ready to discuss:
a. Talk to a Scout who has a disability and learn about his experiences taking part in Scouting activities
and earning different merit badges.
b. Talk to an individual who has a disability and learn about this person's experiences and the activities
in which this person likes to participate.
c. Learn how people with disabilities take part in a particular adaptive sport or recreational activity.
d. Learn about independent living aids such as service animals, canes, and teletypewriters (TTYs).
4 - Visit TWO of the following locations and take notes about the accessibility to people with
disabilities. In your notes, give examples of five things that could be done to improve upon the site and
five things about the site that make it friendly to people with disabilities. Discuss your observations with
your counselor.
a. Your school
b. Your place of worship
c. Your Scout camping site
d. A public exhibit or attraction (such as a theater, museum, or park)
5 - Do ONE of the following advocacy activities & be ready to discuss:
a. Present a counselor approved disabilities awareness program to a Cub Scout pack or other group.
During your presentation, explain and use person first language.
b. Find out about disability awareness education programs in your school or school system, or contact a
disability advocacy agency. Volunteer with a program or agency for eight hours.
c. Using resources such as disability advocacy agencies, government agencies, the Internet (with your
parent's permission), and news magazines, learn about myths and misconceptions that influence the
general public's understanding of people with disabilities. List 10 myths and misconceptions about
people with disabilities and learn the facts about each myth. Share your list with your counselor, then
use it to make a presentation to a Cub Scout pack or other group.
6&7 – be ready to discuss


2. do research & type short paragraph
3. – 9. typed – a few sentences each

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (9-10:30am & 2-4pm)
FAMILY LIFE (10-11am & 1:30-2:30pm)

Please do not take this class unless you have read the merit badge book and have completed the
following for each requirement:

   1. Prepare a written outline and be prepared to discuss it in the class
   2. Bring your written list to class and share the discussion you had with your family in the
   3. Bring a calendar to class showing the chores you did for 90 days, by day
   4. Write a report on the project you did to benefit your family. Detail the benefits that ensued
      from your project. Be ready to share this with the class.
   5. Write a brief report on the project on the project that you and your family did. Make sure
      to include the three points noted in the merit badge book.
   6. Be prepared to discuss your family meeting, how it was planned and the result of the
      meeting. Tell how your meeting touched on the 5 points in the book.
   7. Be prepared to discuss in class what it takes to be a good father, the father’s role in a family
      and the responsibilities of being a parent.

FINGERPRINTING (9:00-11:15am & 11:45am-2:00pm)
1. Bring signed Blue Card
2. Bring Notepad and pen (there will be an open notes test at the end of the class)
3. Please bring a magnifying glass (if you can borrow one)
4. Although not required, I recommend reading the MB booklet or reading the Fingerprinting source
materials that can be found online

FIRST AID (9am-2pm)
 1) Read the First Aid Merit Badge handbook
 2) Read all the sections applying to first aid in the Boy Scout Handbook; there are sections for
    Tenderfoot, First Class, and Second Class.
 3) Prepare a "home size" first aid kit that you can display at the merit badge meeting.
 4) Learn any first aid skill of your choosing, well enough that you can teach it at the merit badge

1 – bring proof of completion
2 – be ready to discuss
3 – bring proof of completion
4 – bring proof of visit and be ready to discuss
5 – discussion
6 – bring proof of completion


LAW (10:30-Noon)
LEAVE NO TRACE (9am-Noon & 1-4pm)
This class will allow scouts to assume the new Youth Leadership position of Leave No Trace Trainer.

You must be a First Class Scout.
You must be at least 14-years-old.
Bring paper and pen.
This class is limited to 15 scouts, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

PATHFINDING (1-2:30pm)
PATHFINDING is one of 4 historic merit badges that the BSA is offering between now and December
31, 2010. These merit badges do count towards rank advancement. Each merit badge will feature a
gold border to identify it as a special merit badge earned during the centennial year.


Here are the requirements for this merit badge. The requirements are in upper and lower case lettering.
The prerequisites are in CAPS. To obtain a merit badge for Pathfinding, a Scout must:

  1. In the country, know every lane, bypath, and short cut for a distance of at least two miles in every
direction around the local scout headquarters; or in a city, have a general knowledge of the district
within a three-mile radius of the local scout headquarters, so as to be able to guide people at any time, by

  2. Know the population of the five principal neighboring towns, their general direction from his scout
headquarters, and be able to give strangers correct directions how to reach them. USING THE SCOUT

  3. If in the country, know in a two mile radius, the approximate number of horses, cattle, sheep, and
pigs owned on the five neighboring farms; or, in a town, know, in a half-mile radius, the location of
livery stables, garages and blacksmith shops. ARE THERE ANY OF THESE WITHIN A HALF-MILE

 4. Know the location of the nearest meat markets, bakeries, groceries, and drug stores. BRING A

  5. Know the location of the nearest police station, hospital, doctor, fire alarm, fire hydrant, telegraph
and telephone offices, and railroad stations. USING THE SAME MAP AS #4, PLOT EACH OF

  6. Know something of the history of his place; and know the location of its principal public buildings,
such as the town or city hall, post-office, schools and churches. BE PREPARED TO DISCUSS EACH
  7. Submit a map not necessarily drawn by himself upon which he personally has indicated as much as
possible of the above information. THIS MAP WILL BE USED FOR ITEMS 3, 4 AND 5.

Read the Personal Fitness merit badge booklet prior to the meeting and be prepared to discuss and
answer questions. This would be the first of three meetings. The last two meetings require fitness testing
completed 12 weeks apart.

2. Bring written Requirements for: #l b & c; #2 a; #8 a, b, c; #9.
3. Be prepared to discuss: 2 b; 3 (5 concepts of your choice); 4 a,b,c; 5 all; 6 all; 7 all; 8 d; 10 a, b.

PETS (2-4pm)
1. Present evidence that you have cared for a pet for 4 months. Bring pet or pictures.
2. Write in 200 words or more about the care, feeding, and housing of your pet. Tell some interesting
    facts about it. Tell why you have this kind of pet. Give local laws, if any, relating to the pet you
    keep. Bring written report.
3. Show that you have read a book or pamphlet, approved by your counselor, about your kind of pet.
Bring book.
4. Do ONE of the following:
a. Show your pet in some pet show. Show photos or registration form, etc.
b. Start a friend raising a pet like yours. Help your friend get a good start. Bring friend to midway.
c. Train a pet in three or more tricks or special abilities. Bring pet to midway.

PHOTOGRAPHY (11am-Noon & 1-2pm)
Telephone me for topic approval for requirement 4. Bring the display which you produce after topic
approval. Any display not pre-approved by me will not satisfy the requirement 4 and you will not earn
the badge. Read and study the merit badge book in preparation for the remaining requirements.

You can do any of the three Options [1) Agronomy, 2) Horticulture or 3) Field Botany].

However, Option 1) Agronomy,looks like the easiest to complete.

In addition, I recommend section 5 (oil crops) for part E below.

                         Plant Science Merit Badge Requirements

1) Make a drawing and identify five or more parts of a flowering plant. Tell what each
part does.

2) Explain photosynthesis and tell why this process is important. Tell at least five ways
that humans depend on plants.
3) Explain how water, light, air temperature, pollinators and pests affect plants.
Describe the nature and function of soil and explain it's importance. Tell about the
texture, structure, and composition of fertile soil. Tell how soil may be improved.

4) Tell how to propagate plants by seeds, root cuttings, tubers, and grafting. Grow a
plant by one of these methods. I recommend buying root tone at OSH as root cuttings
are really cool and easy.

5) List by common name at least 10 native plants and 10 cultivated plants that grow
near your home. List five invasive non-native plants in your area and tell how they may
be harmful. Tell how the spread of invasive plants may be avoided or controlled in ways
that are not damaging to humans, wild life or the environment.

6) Name and tell about careers in agronomy, horticulture and botany. Write a paragraph
about a career in one of these fields that interests you.

7) Chose one of the following options and complete each requirement.

Option 1: Agronomy

A. Describe how to prepare a seedbed.

B. Make and use a seed germination tester to test 50 seeds of four of the following
plants: Corn, alfalfa, soybeans, clover, wheat, rice, rye, and barley. Determine the
percentage of live seeds.

C. Tell about one important insect pest and one important disease that damage each of
the following: corn, small grains, and cotton. Collect and name five weeds that compete
with crops in your locality. Tell how to control these weeds without harming people,
wildlife or useful insects.

D. On a map of the United States, identify the chief regions where corn, cotton, forage
crops, small grain crops, and oil crops grow. Tell how climate and location of these
regions makes them leaders in the production of these crops.

E. Complete on of the following alternatives:

1) Corn

(a) Grow a plot of corn and have your plot inspected by your counselor . Record seed
variety or experimental code number.

(b) Tell about modern methods of commercial corn farming and the contributions that
corn makes to today's food and fuel supply.

(c) Tell about an insect that can damage corn and explain how it affects corn production
and how it is controlled.

2) Cotton

(a) Grow a plot of cotton and have your plot inspected by your counselor.

(b) Tell about modern methods of commercial cotton farming and about the uses of
cotton fiber and seed and the economic value of this crop.

(c) Tell about an insect that can damage cotton, and explain how it affects cotton
production and how it is controlled.
3) Forage Crops

(a) Collect, count and label samples of each for display: perennial grasses, annual
grasses, legumes and broad leaf weeds. Indicate how each grass and legume is used.
Tell the kind of site where you found each sample.

(b) Explain how legumes can be used to enrich the soil and how they may deplete it
under certain conditions. Explain how livestock may enrich or deplete the soil.

Name five poisonous plats that are dangerous to live stock, and tell the different ways of
using forage crops as feed for livestock.

4) Small Grains

(a) Give production figures for small grain crops listed in the U.S. Statistical or
Agricultural Statistics Handbook for the latest year available.

(b) Help in harvesting a crop of grain Tell how to reduce harvesting losses and about
modern methods of growing one small grain crop.

(c) Visit a grain elevator, flour mill, cereal plant, feed or seed company. Talk with the
operator. Take notes, and describe the processes used and tell your patrol, Troop, or
class about your visit.

5) Oil Crops

(a) Grow a plot of Soy beans and have your plot inspected by your counselor.

(b) Tell about modern methods of growing soybeans on a commercial scale, and discuss
the contributions soy beans make to our food supply.

(c) Explain why killing frost just after emergence is critical for soy beans.

I strongly suggest that you do Option 1 and for section E, part 5.

Buy The latest Plant Science Merit Badge Book at the Scout Shop!!!!!!

David Berman

(818) 919-9492


PUBLIC SPEAKING (9-10:30am, 10:30-noon, & 1-2:30pm)
Read the Public Speaking merit badge pamphlet. Prepare the following before the midway:
         1) A three-to-five minute introduction of yourself.
         2) A three-to-five minute talk on a topic of your choice that incorporates body language and
         visual aids.
         3) Create an outline using information on a topic of your choosing. Write an eight-to-ten
         minute speech, practice it, and be ready to deliver it at the midway. Bring the written speech
         and outline with you.
We will go over impromptu speaking and parliamentary procedure during the class.

PULP & PAPER (10-Noon)

READING (1-2pm & 3-4pm)

1. typed
2. discussion
3. typed
4. presentation to group
5. & 6. typed
7.a. typed

SCHOLARSHIP (anytime 9-11:30am)
For prerequisites, you must go to this link: Staff.hartdistrict.org/djd/meritbadges.htm

SCUBA DIVING (anytime 9am-4pm)
Read through the merit badge book and be ready to do the requirements.
Prerequisites: swimming merit badge and scuba certified. (bring merit badge card and "C" card).
1.A- discuss
  B- demonstrate
2. prerequisite, bring merit badge card
3. discuss
4. prerequisite, bring your "C" card
5. discuss
6. discuss

If you have the swimming merit badge and are scuba certified you will not need to get wet to complete
the requirements.

SPORTS (9-10am)
Requirement #’s
1 Written & be able to describe
2 Be able to describe
3 AND 4 Bring signed verification from coach/park/school director for each sport that you qualify for…
5 complete in a written format.
6, 7, 8 and 9 Be able to show/answer these.
1. .typed
2.b. typed
3. discussion
4. discussion
4.d. typed
5. discussion

WEATHER (10am-Noon)
Read entire merit badge pamphlet
1 – be ready to discuss
2 – be ready to discuss
3 – be ready to discuss
4 – be ready to discuss
5 – be ready to discuss
6 – bring drawing and be ready to discuss
7 - discussion
8. Do ONE of the following:
 a. Make one of the following instruments: wind vane, anemometer, rain gauge, hygrometer. Keep a
daily weather log for one week using information from this instrument as well as from other sources
such as local radio and television stations, NOAA Weather Radio, and Internet sources (with your
parent's permission). Record the following information at the same time every day: wind direction and
speed, temperature, precipitation, and types of clouds. Be sure to make a note of any morning dew or
frost. In the log, also list the weather forecasts from radio or television at the same time each day and
show how the weather really turned out.

b. Visit a National Weather Service office or talk with a local radio or television weathercaster, private
meteorologist, local agricultural extension service officer, or university meteorology instructor. Find out
what type of weather is most dangerous or damaging to your community. Determine how severe weather
and flood warnings reach the homes in your community.

9. Do ONE of the following:
 a. Give a talk of at least five minutes to a group (such as your unit or a Cub Scout pack) explaining the
outdoor safety rules in the event of lightning, flash floods, and tornadoes. Before your talk, share your
outline with your counselor for approval.

b. Read several articles about acid rain and give a prepared talk of at least five minutes to a group (such
as your unit or a Cub Scout pack) about the articles. Before your talk, share your outline with your
counselor for approval.

For #9, they don't need to get counselor approval for their outline, just come prepared to do their 5 min.
talk with notes.

WOODWORK (1-3pm)
                              Directions to Merit Badge Midway
                                  First United Methodist Church
                                       4832 Tujunga Avenue
                                   North Hollywood, CA 91601
                                Time of event: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                                   Registration begins at 8:30am

The First United Methodist Church is located on Tujunga Avenue just north of Riverside Drive. Drop-
off and some parking is available at the church.

From the North:
Take the 5 South, take the 170 South and exit Riverside Drive. Turn left (East). Go one block to
Tujunga Ave. and turn left. The church will be on your right.

From the West:
Take the 101 East and exit Tujunga Avenue, turn right (North) onto Tujunga. Cross Riverside Drive,
the church will be on the right side of the street.

From the South:
Take the 101 North exit Vineland. Turn right onto Vineland and proceed North to Riverside Drive.
Turn left onto Riverside. Continue on Riverside to Tujunga Ave. Turn right onto Tujunga and the
church will be on the right.

From the East:
Take either the 134 going West, exit Lankershim Blvd., turn left (South) onto Lankershim and right at
the next light which is Riverside Drive. Continue West on Riverside to Tujunga Ave. Turn right onto
Tujunga and the church will be on the right.

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