Boy Scout Merit Badge


 

The Land Surveying program hosted our first
BOY SCOUT MERIT BADGE DAY
in December 2015. It was such a success
that we now host an event every semester!

If you are interested in attending this event as a participant or as a volunteer,
please contact Stephen Hughey, P.L.S.


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For additional information on the merit badge requirements review the Land Surveying Boy Scouts of America Merit Badge Booklet.


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Some of the earliest records from Mesopotamia, the very birthplace of writing and record making, have to do with beer recipes. So  what
does that  have to do with CLSA's Scouting Merit Badge program, you ask?
 
Think about it! The human race learned early on that you may get lucky and brew a single good batch of beer, but if you want to replicate, improve on it and even export that success, planning based on a few notes from past successes is absolutely indispensible.
 
Subconsciously thinking along these lines for the article John Wilusz asked me to submit for the Cal Surveyor, and not having the good judgment to avoid mixing themes of brewing and Scouting, I called up Jim Dickey, Eagle Scout, P.L.S. and past chair of the CLSA Boy Scout Surveying Merit Badge Committee, and asked him to share his basic recipe. I want to thank him for taking time out of the grueling work schedule he is currently under to not only answer all my questions, but also to read through this article and make sure I got most of it right. Two CLSA chapters are already using the draft of this article to plan their events, and will hopefully help me elicit feedback in a sort of after action report.
 
I will continually pull together whatever I see or hear by way of "tweaks" to make available  for other chapters through links on the CLSA web pages.
 
 
 
 
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CALIFORNIA LAND SURVEYORS ASSOCIATION
Surveying Merit Badge Committee
 
Report for The CLSA Board Meeting in Oakland on February 6, 2016
The Surveying Merit Badge event held at College of the Canyons on Saturday, December 5, 2015 was a success by any measure, even if space here limits me to only three of the four I would like to offer.