Counselor Contact Info & Prerequisites

 

                             
Prerequisites - (click on the badge name for requirements and worksheets)
ART – None just yet.
CHESS - Mr. Sipes can be reached at: sipeschester@atlanticbb.net
CITIZENSHIP in the COMMUNITY-

Must be at least 12 years old.

Mr. Bailey can be reached at: jasonbaileycpa@msn.com

 

CITIZENSHIP in the NATION – Mrs. Kleissas can be reached at: pollykleissas@gmail.com

 

MB Counselor – Mrs. Kleissas worked in Washington, D.C. as an aide to a U.S. Congressman. She is an adjunct professor of Sociology at Chesapeake College and is working on her PhD in Education.

Must be at least 12 years old. Please complete requirements 2 and 8 before our first session. Take a look at the class presentation slides by clicking here .

CITIZENSHIP in the WORLD – Mr. Hawkins can be reached at: JohnCliftonHawkins@gmail.com

Must be at least 12 years old.

COMMUNICATION – Mr.Wilson can be reached at: swilson@tcps.k12.md.us

COOKING $5.00 course material fee.

This class is co-taught by Sherrie Grimm, Valerie Wilder, and Brian Schmidt.  All are passionate about sharing their love of cooking, experience in the kitchen, and meal planning expertise using a fun and interactive approach.

Sherrie is an Agricultural Economist with USDA, Farm Service Agency and Valerie has just returned from an 8 month assignment on the International Space Station as the Master Chef. Brian has been the head chef at the White House for the past 35 years.

Reference materials (click on title) : Classroom slides , Recipes (part 1) , Recipes (part 2)

Prerequisites:

1.) Print out the workbook and provide detailed answers to ALL sections of question #4 (Cooking at Home) IN WRITING . Pay close attention to portions and prices, especially for question #4a and make sure to include this information in your answers. Meal plans must include some healthy food items.

2.) You may use websites such as amazon.com pantry.com or peapod.com for price information. Alternatively, you can make a trip to the grocery store or use paper advertisements with food prices.

3.) Visit the web site www.choosemyplate.gov in order to be able to discuss healthy food options.

Feel free to contact Mrs. Grimm at: grimm.sherrie@gmail.com and 704-277-4797 (cell)

CRIME PREVENTION MB Counselor Info: A former homicide detective, Kaarin Salisbury designs curriculum and provides training for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. She is a regular speaker for the United States Air Force Reserve Command, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, where she speaks with Airmen and their families prior to and upon return from deployment. In her spare time, she hangs out with high-school and middle-school youth in a Peer Mentor Character Coaching program. She currently works for the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Do requirement 2 and use this checklist for requirement 4, decide what you which you will do for number 6.
Contact Kaarin via email at TRAXBoss@gmail.com or mobile 678-571-7990 and come to class prepared to laugh! A lot.

 

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY – MB Counselor info: Mrs. Bowmaster has 16 years of software engineering, system engineering, and leadership experience and is currently employed as the Director of Business Development and Strategy for ClearEdge IT Solutions, an IT company specializing in cloud and streaming analytic development.

She can be reached at: beaglebowmaster@gmail.com

1. Purchase (or borrow) and read through Digital Technology Merit Badge Pamphlet. Have parent or leader sign a note stating that you have read the material .


To order a hard copy of the Digital Technology merit badge pamphlet, click here . To purchase an E-reader copy (great idea!), click here .
2. Print out and bring Digital Technology Merit Badge Workbook to class. Click Here for a copy.3. Complete the following from the Digital Technology Merit Badge Workbook before the first class: Rqmt #1: Complete Cyber Chip Requirements #2 (grades 6-8) or #2 and #3 (grades 9-12). Cyber Chip Requirement Workbook is at the bottom of the Digital Technology Merit Badge Workbook.
Rqmt #4b: Bring proof of completion
Rqmt #5b: Bring print-outs to class
Rqmt #5c: If you print out your Digital Technology Merit Badge Workbook, this will complete this requirement (just don’t have your parents do it for you:-)
Rqmt #6: Do three items and bring proof of completion .
Rqmt #9: Do one item and bring proof of completion .

DOG CARE – David Cherry

Contact e-mail: david.cherry@qacps.org

8 years in Scouting as leader and helper and 8 years in 4-H as a STEM leader. Teacher at Matapeake Elementary

BSA in Elementary Education, MSA in STEM

Requirement 4 : For two months , keep and care for your dog.* Maintain a log of your activities during this period that includes these items: feeding schedule, types of food used, amount fed, exercise periods, training schedule, a weekly body weight record, grooming and bathing schedules, veterinary care, if necessary, and costs. Also include a brief description of the type of housing/shelter arrangements you have for your dog. (The activities used to fulfill the requirements for the Dog Care merit badge may not be used to help fulfill the requirements for other merit badges.)

Requirement 5 : Explain the correct way to obedience train a dog and what equipment you would need. Show with your dog any three of these commands: “come”, “sit”, “down”, “heel”, “stay”, “fetch” or “get it”, and “drop it”. Record this on video to present to the counselor.

Requirement 8 : Visit a veterinary hospital or an animal shelter and give a report about your visit to your counselor.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Mr. Tarrant can be reached at: stuartt51@gmail.com

Complete First Aid Merit Badge (bring your blue card). Obtain, read all of, and bring to the first class the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge book and printed worksheets. Complete all written items on the worksheet. You will need to satisfy the following requirements outside of class:

2 b; 2 c (bring your kit and plan); 6 b; 6 c; 7 (bring written documentation); 8 a; 8 b; 8 c (bring your kit); 9 a OR b OR c

FAMILY LIFE Must be at least 13 years old.

To complete the third requirement by the second session of Merit Badge College, Scouts should prepare a chart of five chores they regularly do at home and begin tracking them on November 1st.

Prepare a list of your regular home duties or chores (at least five) and do them for 90 days. Keep a record of how often you do each of them. Discuss with your counselor the effect your chores had on your family.
Ellen Smith can be reached at eksmith@goeaston.net

FIRE SAFETY Mr. Hawkins can be reached at: JohnCliftonHawkins@gmail.com

FIRST AID – Mr. Gilligan can be reached at: 

sjgilligan@gmail.com

Assisted by John DeYoung (Mr. John) Current Assistant Scout Master – Troop 278/Kent Island, DelMarVa Council Certified Merit Badge Instructor, Current Youth Protection Certified, Former Troop 278 Scout Master (Philmont Leader)

One Eagle Scout Son (Triple High Adventure Scout) One Silver Award Venture Scout Daughter (Two Time Philmont Venture Crew Attendee)

Wilderness First Aid Certified, Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Current member of QAC Co. 9, Romancoke Vol. Fire Department

Cell – 410 490 5673

Email johndy61@gmail.com

To earn this First Aid Merit Badge within the two classes that comprise this Merit Badge College Program, you will need to do all of the following:

  • Attend and actively participate in both days of this two day course
  • Turn in a First Aid Merit Badge Workbook that is complete and correct by the end of the second class
  • Turn in a First Aid Kit that is complete to Merit Badge specifications by the end of the second class

If you do not meet the above three criteria you will receive a partial Merit Badge blue card only – based on what requirements were met accordingly.

If you, your parents/guardians or adult Troop leaders have any questions, please contact either Mrs.Merson or Mr. John anytime at the phone numbers or email addresses provided above. We want you to succeed and complete this important Merit Badge. We need to know you may need extra help in order to assist you.

GENEALOGY

Requirement 2 asks you to do one of two things.
1 – Make a timeline for yourself or a relative and write a short biography based on the timeline.

2 – Keep a journal for six weeks and write something in it at least once a week.

If you choose the second option, begin your journal by Dec. 26 to complete the requirement by the second session of Merit Badge College.

Ellen Smith can be reached at eksmith@goeaston.net

MODEL DESIGN & BUILDING Mr. Clark can be reached at: mike.planahead@gmail.com

MOVIEMAKING MB Counselor Info: Mr. Bell has been an avid movie videographer/producer for a number of projects including troop movies, school plays, and local news programs. He has worked with the Avalon Theater to video many productions and artists.

This class will cover the basics of creating a multi-media project using everyday “Basic” technologies .

Pre-requirements/MB Notes: Please print a MOVIEMAKING MB packet . Also it is helpful to bring a device that you can record video with… Example: iPhone/Smart phone, video camera/recorder, or other digital recording device.

Scouts may contact Mr. Bell by calling or texting at 410-829-5698

PERSONAL FITNESS – Complete requirements 1-5 before first session. In order to complete the badge by the second session, start on the fitness part of the badge, but contact me , Mr. Strucko, at: ricks110@verizon.net in order that I may check over your work. Otherwise, you will have to meet me at a later date and finish after February 3rd.

PERSONAL MANAGEMENT-

MB Counselor info: Mrs. Mildenberger is a former elementary school teacher who currently homeschools her three children. She is also the office manager for her family’s electrical contracting company. She has managed the financial side of the business for the past 13 years. She enjoys working with students of all ages and volunteers regularly with both the Boy and Girl Scout organizations.

2a. Prepare a budget reflecting your expected income (allowance, gifts, and wages), expenses, and savings. Track your actual income, expenses, and savings for 13 consecutive weeks . On pages 22 & 23 of the Personal Management handbook you will find a Budget Plan table. Read the entire handbook .

Requirements 8 – 10 all have tasks that must be completed individually (as opposed to a classroom activity), Start on them NOW and make life easier on yourself!

Feel free to contact Mrs. Mildenberger at taramildenberger@gmail.com

PETS

David Cherry Contact e-mail: david.cherry@qacps.org

8 years in Scouting as leader and helper and 8 years in 4-H as a STEM leader. Teacher at Matapeake Elementary

BSA in Elementary Education, MSA in STEM

Requirement 1 : Present evidence that you have cared for a pet for four months . Get approval before you start . Work done for other merit badges cannot be used for this requirement.
If doing Requirement 4C, record your pet’s tricks or special abilities on video to present to the counselor.

PLUMBING – Mr. Sipes can be reached at: sipeschester@atlanticbb.net

$7.00 course materials fee. Copper ain’t cheap!

PUBLIC SPEAKING – MB Counselor Info: A former homicide detective, Kaarin Salisbury designs curriculum and provides training for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. She is a regular speaker for the United States Air Force Reserve Command, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, where she speaks with Airmen and their families prior to and upon return from deployment. In her spare time, she hangs out with high-school and middle-school youth in a Peer Mentor Character Coaching program. She currently works for the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Contact Kaarin via email at TRAXBoss@gmail.com or mobile 678-571-7990 and come to class prepared to laugh! A lot.

Requirement 1 -PREPARE a 3-5 minute introduction of yourself to present on Day One. Become familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order .

RADIO YOU MUST HAVE A COPY of the BSA RADIO merit badge pamphlet before starting this course. Even better, you could read it!

Mr. Gerhardt can be reached at: pgerhardt@hotmail.com

FCC Amateur Radio License 1962, currently Extra Class since 1987.

USAF Electronice School Lowery AFB 1973

Graduated LA Tech University 1975

Worked in Industrial Electronics 1976-1982

MLS degree 1991 UMD College Park

Worked in Libraries, High School and Public until retiement in 2006

RAILROADING – Mr. Worth can be reached at: dtworth@verizon.net

Having spent his younger years playing with the model trains that his uncle gave him, Mr. Worth resumed the hobby more seriously once he had a house of his own and his children were old enough to not destroy things. Recently, he became a member of the Queen Anne’s Railroad Society and contributes his modeling expertise to the HO layout modular layout that is exhibited in early December each year at their Festival of Trains. He also has done extensive historical research on various Eastern Shore railroads which is posted on their website http://qarrs.org .

Some of Requirement 8 takes a while to complete and all require the counselor’s and your parent’s approval. You should contact Mr. Worth ahead of time instead of trying to squeeze these requirements in with all of the other requirements and other merit badges between the two sessions. Besides that, train trips are more enjoyable in the fall when the leaves change colors and model railroad displays are a typical holiday decoration. /

 

SAFETY MB Counselor Info: A former homicide detective, Kaarin Salisbury designs curriculum and provides training for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. She is a regular speaker for the United States Air Force Reserve Command, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, where she speaks with Airmen and their families prior to and upon return from deployment. In her spare time, she hangs out with high-school and middle-school youth in a Peer Mentor Character Coaching program. She currently works for the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.

Do 1 and 7, and think about 6 (what would you like to do? – email me for some ideas if you’d like to start before Jan) Use this checklist for 2.

Contact Kaarin via email a t TRAXBoss@gmail.com or mobile 678-571-7990 and come to class prepared to laugh! A lot.

 

SALESMANSHIP – Mr. Smith can be reached at: esmith@goeaston.net

SPACE EXPLORATION – David Cherry

Contact e-mail: david.cherry@qacps.org

$12.00 course material fee for rocket kit. Ask Mr. Cherry for course fee waiver if you already have a rocket kit.

8 years in Scouting as leader and helper and 8 years in

4-H as a STEM leader. Teacher at Matapeake Elementary

BSA in Elementary Education, MSA in STEM

Prerequisites: requirements: 2,5 and 8
Scouts may purchase a rocket kit from
Hobby Town in Easton MD 106 Marlboro Ave, Easton, MD 21601
(410) 822-7800 Kits start at $10.00 and up

 

TRAFFIC SAFETY MB Counselor Info: A former homicide detective, Kaarin Salisbury designs curriculum and provides training for law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. She is a regular speaker for the United States Air Force Reserve Command, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, where she speaks with Airmen and their families prior to and upon return from deployment. In her spare time, she hangs out with high-school and middle-school youth in a Peer Mentor Character Coaching program. She currently works for the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Do requirements 1b, c, and d, 2b, and 5

Contact Kaarin via email at TRAXBoss@gmail.com or mobile 678-571-7990 and come to class prepared to laugh! A lot.

 

WELDING – Print Campus Activity Waiver Welding form, sign it (including a parent or guardian’s signature, and email it to Mr. Dempsey (and copy Mr. Kleissas ckleissas@gmail.com ) as soon as you sign up for his class. Mr. Dempsey can be reached at: Bruce_Dempsey@fws.gov