TEXTILES MERIT BADGE (VIRTUAL)


TEXTILES MERIT BADGE (VIRTUAL)
Date/Time
Registration Begins
6/6/2020 10:00 AM
Last Day To Register
6/11/2020 12:00 PM
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Virtual Textile Merit Badge

 

What: In this badge scouts will learn about the importance and presence of textiles in their daily lives. This includes learning about how textiles are made, why certain materials are used, and how they can use this knowledge to make informed decisions about textiles relevant to their lives. They will learn to weave on a loom they make themselves and about careers that are available in the textile industry as well as what training is required for these positions.

 Meet your Counselor - Claire Fallon is a recent graduate of Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts Weaving. She worked on staff at Yawgoog Scout Reservation for several years as well as for the Narragansett Council COPE Program. As a youth she was a member of both a Sea Scout Ship and a Venture Crew.

WHO: Open to all Scouts BSA members.

HOW:  This Merit Badge will be taught in a virtual classroom. The class has a capacity of 20 Scouts. Small classroom size provides all students with the opportunity to share and interact with the counselors and other Scouts. Scouts should be prepared to be challenged and to join the conversation! Participants who do not engage with the class may not receive credit for the badge. Scouts must be prompt for all badge sessions. Late participants may not receive credit for all requirements. Scouts must use a device with video to access this class.

Before beginning work on any merit badge, scouts are to have a discussion with their unit leader regarding the specific badge and counselor.

WHEN: This class will be held virtually over two sessions:

June 11, 2020 12:00PM-2:00PM 

June 18, 2020 12:00PM-2:00PM 

Scouts must attend both sessions to complete the offered requirements.

After registering, Scouts will receive a link and login information via email the day of scheduled class. Scouts will also receive instructor details that can be used to connect to the counselor on Scoutbook. This assures that completed requirements are easily recorded. 

PREREQUISITES:  2A “Get swatches of two natural-fiber fabrics (100 percent cotton, linen, wool, or silk; no blends). Get swatches of two synthetic-fiber fabrics (nylon, polyester, acrylic, olefin, or spandex). Get a sample of one cellulosic fabric (rayon, acetate, or lyocell).”

 

Suggested supplies/prep-work for students:

  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • popsicle stick or plastic yarn needle
  • optional: waterproofing spray for fabric
  • pencil & paper
  • magnifying glass

 

 

Cost
$20.00 per Participant

 

NARRAGANSETT COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

PO Box 14777
10 Risho Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914

Phone:401.351.8700
(In Mass: 508.402.7060)
Fax:401.351.5515
info@narragansettbsa.org
 

WEST BAY SCOUT SHOP

1276 Bald Hill Road, Unit 160
Warwick, RI 02886

Phone:401.821.7005
Fax:401.821.7007
 

EAST BAY SCOUT SHOP

79 Swansea Mall Drive
Swansea, MA 02777

Phone:508.675.1528
Fax:508.675.1834
 

CAMP YAWGOOG 

61 Camp Yawgoog Rd

Rockville, RI 02873

campyawgoog@scouting.org