2022 Winter CampPipsico Scout ReservationWinter Camp 2022January 14 - 17, 2022MERIT BADGE GUIDEBOOK(Last Updated 10/30/21)Tidewater Council, BSA1032 Heatherwood DriveVirginia Beach, VA 23455www.TidewaterBSA.comPipsico Scout ReservationPipsico Scout Reservation57 Pipsico RoadSpring Grove, VA

2022 Winter Camp Merit Badge GuidebookIntroductionThis separate Merit Badge Guidebook is a companion document to the Winter Camp Guidebook (which can be found Use the information provided in this document to help participantschoose their schedule for the Winter Camp event.For updates please refer to the Pipsico website at click on the “Special Events” link at the top of thepage and then Winter Camp.Merit Badge InformationOne of the main purposes of Winter Camp is to provide an opportunity to work on and earn merit badges. Per NationalBSA advancement policies, Scouts must have their Scoutmaster’s approval before beginning work on a merit badge. Thecamp will provide qualified merit badge counselors to present the merit badge material, and lead practical assignmentsand exercises.Merit badge counselors will indicate on the Merit Badge Card (downloaded from the reports section of your onlineregistration) what each Scout has completed at camp, but it is ultimately the Scoutmaster’s responsibility to sign off onwhether they feel the merit badge has been satisfactorily completed.Merit Badge Session Sign-UpsEach session will have a maximum number of scouts enrolled. Each Merit Badge Counselor determines the capacity of thegroup.The Merit Badge & Course Offering Schedule is included within this document. When you receive it, please review theMerit Badge Schedule and make a copy of the Winter Camp Schedule form for each Scoutattending Winter Camp. Meet with each Scout to discuss the merit badge(s) they are isinterested in and which one(s) are needed for their next rank advancement. Scouts should picka 1st AND 2nd choice of merit badges. You will need their choices to continue onto step 2 in theenrollment process outlined below.Merit Badge registration will be done ONLINE, and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis andbased on the availability of merit badge counselors. Online MB registration will be open startingat 10AM on November 20th. Once MB classes are full, they will automatically close. Allregistrations for the event and for MB sessions will be through Black Pug ( MUST have Scout’s Age and Rank Completed in registrations before Merit Badge Registration opening!Watch this 3-minute video prior to Merit Badge Registration opening Scouts- Unit Leader’s; the Eagle required Merit Badges of Communications, Citizenship in the Nation, andCitizenship in the World are extremely detailed and popular badges. In order for Scouts to get the full educational benefitof these badges and to allow Scouts from every unit registering (needing these for rank advancement) the opportunity toregister for these courses, we STRONGLY SUGGEST a minimum rank requirement of at least First Class to register Scoutsfor these three classes.Interested in Counseling a Merit Badge? Come with a positive outlook and aid every scout! To volunteer you must be aregistered merit badge counselor, contact Wes Parker at [email protected]!! Scouts MUST bring to camp any pre-requirements for the merit badge(s) they are taking. Failure to do sowill not make it possible to complete the merit badge at camp and the scout will be issued a partial complete.Pipsico Scout ReservationPage 2

2022 Winter Camp Merit Badge GuidebookMerit BadgesMerit veMaintenanceChemistryCitizenship inthe CommunitySaturdaySession 1Session 2SundaySession 3Session 4MondaySession 5Citizenship in theNationCitizenship in theWorldClimbingCoin enessElectricityEngineeringFarm MechanicsFinger PrintingFirst AidForestryGeocachingGeologyGraphic ArtsIndian LoreLawMedicineMining inSocietyModel Designand BuildingMoviemakingPhotographyPioneeringPipsico Scout ReservationPart 1Part 2Page 3

2022 Winter Camp Merit Badge GuidebookMerit Badges Cont’dMerit BadgePlumbingPottery &SculpturePublic HealthPublic SpeakingPulp and h &RescueSoil & affic SafetyWeatherWoodworkingSaturdaySession 1Session 2SundaySession 3Session 4TrainingTrainingIOLS TrainingSM/ ASM LeaderSpecificWilderness First AidSaturdaySession 1Session 2SundaySession 3Session 4MondaySession 5MondaySession 5(Two Day Course) Age 14 & Up ONLYWilderness First Aid Certification. Red Cross training certification will be offered exclusively at WinterCamp! Limited to the first 24 attendees, participants must pre-register as part of their merit badge roster submission. ACurrent CPR/AED certification is a required to attend this course. Please bring your card to the course for verification. Beat least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course. Participants must bring a backpack with awilderness first aid kit. ** Please Note a Separate cost of 35 must be paid on site for program supplies.Who should attend? All High Adventure Bases require that at least one person, preferably two, in each crew be currentlycertified in Wilderness First Aid or the equivalent and CPR from the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross,or the equivalent. It is also recommended for any unit that is conducting backcountry hiking or camping trips.Pipsico Scout ReservationPage 4

2022 Winter Camp Merit Badge GuidebookMerit Badge Pre-RequirementsNOTE: Please check one month prior to camp as some details on this sheet may update!Merit veMaintenanceChemistryMoviemakingCoin ityEngineeringFarm MechanicsFinger PrintingForestryGeocachingGraphic ArtsGeologyIndian LoreLawMedicineMining inSocietyModel Designand ttery &SculpturePublic SpeakingPublic HealthPre-Requirement(s)Numbers(To be completed before or aftercamp to obtain badge)Merit BadgePulp and Paper5, 65, 6, & 76, 7, 91 *Please bring part of yourcollection2, 4RadioRifleRoboticsSafetyScoutingHeritageSearch andRescue2, 9a8 (Bring writeup)74B, Bring a Bag to CollectItems, & review the MB bookprior to the weekend.Soil & WaterConservationSurveyingTextileTraffic SafetyWeatherWoodworkEagle Badges:Citizenship inthe CommunityStudy 2, 5, and 61b, Bring a Camera2: Prepare your speech and beready to presentPipsico Scout ReservationPre-Requirement(s)Numbers(To be completed before or aftercamp to obtain badge)Research & prepare to discussall requirements. Make a listfor Req. 6, & complete Req. 7(If you choose to complete Req. 7e,you must show bibliographicalinformation of your sources.)2a&bReq. 5: Complete the onlinetraining for ICS-100 bring your certificate tocamp.6 (Bring copy with you)9a (Bring your log!) & write/prepare your talk for Req. #10* Participants MUST bringproof of Totin’ Chip to class.4, 8 (plan on presentingSaturday Night regardless ofwhat session taken) & bring amap of your home city for req.2. Requirement 7c will have tobe completed afterconsultation with MBcounselor. Verification can besent through e-mail.3Citizenship inthe NationCitizenship inNonethe WorldCommunications 1a or 1b, 5First AidCopy or Pic of 1 and 2dPage 5

MERIT BADGE SELECTION WORKSHEETNOTE: For 2022, all Merit Badge session registrations will be done online through Black Pug.Use this worksheet to aid the unit in organizing the Scout’s choices.Return this form to your unit representative charged with Winter Camp registration/ Merit Badge registration. All meritbadges are assigned in Black Pug (your online registration tool), which opens for selection on 11/20/2021 @ 10 AM.Scout’s Name:First ChoiceSecond ChoiceThird ChoiceSession #1Session #2Session #3Session #4Session #5 I am 14 years old and wish to register for Wilderness First Aid ( 35 Fee) I am 16 years old and wish to register for Introduction to Outdoor Leader SkillsPipsico Scout ReservationPage 6

The Merit Badge & Course Offering Schedule is included within this document. When you receive it, please review the Merit Badge Schedule and make a copy of the Winter Camp Schedule form for each Scout attending Winter Camp. Meet with each Scout to discuss the merit badge(s) they are is interested in and which one(s) are needed for their next .