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I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« on: April 01, 2010, 11:46:20 AM »
I am starting this thread to have a single place for all those that would be willing to be a beekeeping merit badge councilor to identify themselves.  I know we have had a few other posts where people have volunteered, but I would like to have one thread that keeps it all together.  This will be a great thread for those in the BSA to get an idea of people willing to volunteer.  Please keep it to pledges only and make comments on the subject in other posts.

Please include if you have scout experience, your area (city/state), and beekeeping experience.   Please don't feel scouting or extensive beekeeping experience is required.   Willingness to mentor is far more important.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 07:51:59 PM by Robo »
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 11:48:34 AM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor

30+ years beekeeping experience

Currently Committee Chairman and Assistant Scoutmaster - Troop 163 West Shokan, NY

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 12:09:49 PM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor.

6 years beekeeping experience.
Brown County, Indiana.

Eagle Scout, back in the mid-seventies.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 01:10:05 PM »
My husband and I would be happy to serve as mentors.
Our son was active in scouts, we have 6 hives for about 5 years.
Live in Rockland county, NY - close to Bergen County, NJ stateline.
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 07:47:41 PM »
I pledge to be beekeeping merit badge mentor.  Also, my bee club Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association has already passed a resolution pledging that it will mentor scouts seeking the merit badge. 

Beekeeper for 4 years.

Neil Van Dalsem
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 11:01:39 PM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor.  - Cookeville TN - I'm in the book.

I was a scout for several years in the '70s.  I'm having bees for one year now.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 11:19:47 PM »
I am now a mentor for numerous new beekeepers, including 8 or 10 kids. I also plan to keep it up for as many as possible for as long as I am able.

I have been a boy scout and have worked with scout troops in the past. I would like very much to work with scouts toward a BSA merit badge.

I have kept bees for 30+ years and am a certified Journeyman beekeeper in the state of N.C.

I live in Randolph County, N.C.
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 06:46:01 AM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor.
I would like very much to work with scouts toward a BSA merit badge.
50+ years beekeeping experience.
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 07:32:00 PM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor.
I live in Denver,CO and have had bees for 2 years but have been studying them for over 4 years. 
Any help I can provide for the youth I'm all for.
I was in the scouts when I was younger but life got in the way would love to get back into it.
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010, 10:11:42 AM »
never been a scout, and basicly a beehaver, but you got me Rob
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2010, 09:07:51 AM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge counselor.
Eagle Scout class of '86
Scoutmaster for 4 years
now Asst. Scoutmaster
Troop 88 North Adams, MA

We did a demo at my troop last winter and the boys were extremely interested.
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2010, 12:07:40 PM »
I am proud to join many of my fellow beekeepers in offering my time  to act as a beekeeping mentor for scouts in our area.

I was an Assistant Scout Master after 6 years of scouting and am now President of the York Co Beekeepers, PA, and pledge the use of our resources to scouts in the area who are interested in this wonderful activity and life skill.

Jeremy Barnes.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2010, 09:05:20 PM »
With 35 years of beekeeping experience and a former scout I would enjoy mentoring.  I am in Bradenton Florida but considering all the technology available today I believe much help could be provided through a Skype or a web cam and digital pictures.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2010, 02:36:49 PM »
I'm an Assistant Scoutmaster and Beekeeper, of course I will take this pledge.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010, 09:35:02 PM »
My husband and I both pledge to be Merit Badge Counselors.  I am a second generation beekeeper, my husband and 14-year-old son are third year hivers.  My husband and I were both Explorer Scouts, posted in Tulsa, OK.  All of us will do whatever we can to support this most worthy project.  Best wishes next week, Chris.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2010, 12:37:43 PM »
I pledge to be beekeeping merit badge mentor.  Cache Valley (Logan), Utah.

I am an Eagle Scout and old time Cub Scout who also earned his Arrow of Light.
I have been a Unit Commissioner, Asst District Commissioner, and held other adult Scouting volunteering positions.
Most importantly, I have a 9-year-old Bear Cub Scout working his way toward Boy Scouting.
After 18 months of reading and preparation, my girls finally arrived on April 11th (2006)!

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2010, 05:02:25 PM »
I would be more than happy to bee a mentor!
1 yr of beekeeping
never in scouts
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2010, 09:09:45 AM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor

2 years beekeeping experience

Currently Chartered Organization Rep. and Assistant Scoutmaster - Troop 528 Union, OR

Union/Baker/Wallowa Counties, OR

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2010, 09:50:00 AM »
I Pledge too.
9 months beekeeping
No Scout exp.
Kountze, Texas

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2010, 08:51:12 PM »
**Just Received**  Please help.!

Please  e-mail BSA and let them know you are willing to be a mentor. Many of us signed the petition and wrote letters stating we would make ourselves available to teach boy scouts about the honey bees. Now is the time to contact BSA . They are requesting that we e-mail them at:    merit.badge@scouting.org put Honey Bees in the heading

Just write a few words letting them know you are willing to mentor. Give them a way to contact you and let them know the areas of  your state/county you are willing to mentor  in.

BSA had added Bee keeping to 8 merit badges now. One is required to earn Eagle Rank. 100,000 boys will be learning about bee keeping each year through BSA merit badges as of 2015 and some merit badges will be in effect as of 2012. They are going to need our help to teach all these boys.
Thank you.
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2010, 01:01:40 AM »
I too,pledge to become a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor just as I used to be until they dropped it.

For those who missed it on another thread here is the reply I recieved to my inquiry:

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Great, we are glad to hear from you and about your interest in supporting this merit badge.
 
I am putting you in contact with several people who will be handling this going forward.
I expect they will be contacting you shortly.
 
Thank you for your willingness to support this effort,
 
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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2010, 06:23:49 AM »
I too,pledge to become a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor just as I used to be until they dropped it.

For those who missed it on another thread here is the reply I recieved to my inquiry:

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Great, we are glad to hear from you and about your interest in supporting this merit badge.
 
I am putting you in contact with several people who will be handling this going forward.
I expect they will be contacting you shortly.
 
Thank you for your willingness to support this effort,
 
Janice Downey
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972-580-2446 (W)
janice.downey@scouting.org
 



 I got the same E-Mail hope I can help out.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2010, 01:06:01 PM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor

2nd year of beekeeping but learning fast.

Eagle Scout

I also have completed the on-line training for youth contact required by B.S.A.  I would post the link but as a new user I'm not able to do so.

Kansas City, MO area.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2011, 04:51:03 AM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor

I have 17 hives located in Caldwell, Wilkes, and Watauga Counties of North Carolina.  I have 5 years of beekeeping experience.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2011, 05:26:06 PM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor

30+ years in the BSA from Asst.Den Leader through District Advancement Committee and a slue of positions between including being on the District Training Committee.

I am sure I can get several more to sign up from the Loudoun Beekeepers (Loudoun VA) as they have a great class for beginning beekeepers.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2012, 03:41:20 PM »
I helped our Bee Keeper maintain three hives when I was younger, but then we moved and had a desire but no time to keep bees. Well all that has changed so I started up last year... what a rocky start... bees came late.... three weeks...... Then after about a month to 5 weeks in the queen decided to swarm, Mid July. In Maine that is not a good time, so I started to be bee maid to my girls, watched them create new queen, prayed she would stay, and she did.... but they did not have a lot of time to create comb, honey and gather pollen. This proved to be a stressful time for them and me, my mentor said he would have given up on them and see what happened, but ultimately they would die off. I stuck it out and now they are thriving. During this entire time I have three Boy Scouts, I am the leader, ask to visit the hive with myself and their dad.... They did and were amazed.
So to the post I will be a Bee Keeping MBC, two hobbies I enjoy, Scouts and Bee Keeping... why not place them together to learn something. Insect study is the current Badge that has a section on Bee's but it does no justice to it at all, what othr insect does so much for the environment, flowers, or medical remedies?
Randy

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2012, 06:40:47 PM »
I am a BSA leader, and merit badge counselor.  I pledge that I will support the Beekeeping Merit Badge if it is reinstated.  I will be a counselor for the badge.

I live in the Trapper Trails Council area.

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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2013, 10:48:38 PM »
I am new to beekeeping but I will be glad to be a merit badge counselor. I am an Eagle Scout, my son just git his, and I am an active asst scoutmaster in troop 118 Piedmont council.

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Re: I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2013, 08:02:20 PM »
I'll be a beekeeping merit badge counselor in the Lincoln Trail Council.

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« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2013, 10:04:01 AM »


I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor.  Scouting was a big part of my younger years. Growing up in a big city in the 60/70s Scouting kept me away from drugs and taught me morals and values I carry to this day. 
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2013, 06:33:37 AM »
I pledge to be a beekeeping merit badge counselor.

I am an assistant scoutmaster with Troop 148 in Temecula California and have been a scout leader for 13 years.

I have been a beekeeper for about 2 months.

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« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2013, 05:37:57 PM »
 Is the Beekeeping Merit Badge been reinstated ???





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« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2013, 01:12:02 AM »
I pledge to be a Beekeeping Merit Badge Councilor. 
I am fairly new to beekeeping but am very active in my local club. Members of the club are very interested in the kids getting into the hobby. Tapping them to be councilors as well would present no problems.