I'm a Cub Master and involved in my son's Troop. I am help spread the word 
about the class whenever you decide on times, etc. I know some Scouts in 
Thunder Wolf district would be interested in joining.  

SHAC has a Merit Counselor training class coming up if I remember correctly. 

Elizabeth J White
texaseb...@att.net
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> On Sep 20, 2016, at 10:13 AM, DAVID M GRAY JR via BVARC <bvarc@bvarc.org> 
> wrote:
> 
> Those license manuals are 
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>> On Sep 20, 2016, at 9:51 AM, Philip Hudson via BVARC <bvarc@bvarc.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Actually, I receive the instructor discount for the License manuals. With 
>> the discount, it comes out to about $22.50 and the ARRL pays the shipping to 
>> the registered instructors. I’m meeting with the officers at the Elks Lodge 
>> tonight to find out if we have any grant money left over from one of the 
>> other programs that can cover the cost of the manuals for the Scouts. I 
>> don’t foresee any problem getting money from the grant, but it depends if we 
>> have any money left from out other programs (they usually over-budget the 
>> other programs so there should be money left over).
>>  
>> I’ll let you know more after our meeting tonight.
>>  
>> Philip Hudson
>> WD5DAY
>>  
>> From: mark janzer [mailto:k5...@yahoo.com] 
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:19 PM
>> To: eric.j.l...@gmail.com; Rick Hiller -- W5RH <wn3...@gmail.com>; 
>> kf5...@gmail.com; Philip Hudson <phud...@swbell.net>
>> Subject: Re: [BVARC] License Class for Boy Scouts
>>  
>> I'll defer to Rick as to the class length.
>>  
>> Eric, what are your thoughts on adding an hour or two to the Tuesday 
>> meeting, for several weeks, for a radio session? Would that be too much time 
>> for the kids on a school night?
>>  
>> As to cost for license study, there is the ARRL book at $29, the instructor 
>> discount gets the price down to $25. Amazon has the book for $23 (plus 
>> shipping).
>>  
>> Another alternative, which may be more adaptable to the scouts schedule, is 
>> have them do a combined course of live sessions and online tutoring. This 
>> might be better for achieving both the merit badge and a license. 
>> Check out "Ham It Forward"
>>  
>> HamItForward - A better way to Elmer people into ham radio!
>>  
>>  
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>> 
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>> HamItForward - A better way to Elmer people into ham radio!
>> Let the computer handle the drudgery of exam preparation, freeing 
>> hamstructors to Elmer the students into ham ra...
>>  
>>  
>> A book for each student may not then be needed, and the cost is $20 (minimum 
>> 5).  Thoughts?
>>  
>> 73
>> Mark
>> K5MGJ
>>  
>>  
>>  
>>  
>> 
>> From: "eric.j.l...@gmail.com" <eric.j.l...@gmail.com>
>> To: Rick Hiller -- W5RH <wn3...@gmail.com>; kf5...@gmail.com; Philip Hudson 
>> <phud...@swbell.net>; mark janzer <k5...@yahoo.com> 
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:18 PM
>> Subject: Re: [BVARC] License Class for Boy Scouts
>>  
>> Rick Hiller, Mark Janzer, and Philip Hudson,
>> Thank you for responding to my email about offering a licensing class and 
>> merit badge class to our scouts.  I was not sure if anyone would respond and 
>> I ended up with three people wanting to help.
>> I have a feeling that the three of you may know each other so I figured I 
>> would respond back to all of you at the same time. Your emails to me 
>> complemented each other. Rick has some past experience teaching the Radio 
>> Merit badge, Philip is a registered instructor with the ARRL, and Mark has 
>> been waiting for the opportunity to help teach scouts about radio.  If the 
>> three of you are able to work together to offer both a licensing class, and 
>> a merit badge class that would be great.  (If you prefer to work alone, that 
>> works too just let me know).
>> Here are some more details and questions:
>> Our trip to Guadalupe peak is in June of 2017.  We are flexible on dates and 
>> timing for a ham radio class depending on your availability and preferences. 
>>  My only request is that the classes not be on Friday nights or Saturdays.
>> How many hours of instruction do you think we need? Would you prefer one 
>> long Sunday, or several short weekday evenings.
>> Our Troop usually meets on Tuesday nights at 7pm at Congregation Beth 
>> Israel. Most of our scouts live in the Meyerland and Bellaire area, but we 
>> can travel for a class anywhere in the greater Houston area.
>> I do not know how many scouts in our troop are interested yet.  I would 
>> estimate that we would have less than 10 scouts.  If there is a minimum 
>> number you would like to have to make the class worth your time, please let 
>> me know. We could extend an invitation to other troops in our area to 
>> increase the class size.
>> Do you have an estimated cost for any expenses that our scouts may need to 
>> procure? Philip mentioned a discount on one of the ARRL books.
>> Similar to other large organizations there may be some paperwork you will 
>> need to fill out as a counselor. The BSA requires Merit Badge Counselors to 
>> be registered and take the BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT) Online. 
>> Registration has to be done every year however YPT is good for two years.  I 
>> will help with BSA registration as needed.
>> Thank you again for your support.
>> Eric Lieb
>> Assistant Scoutmaster
>> Troop 806
>> 281-221-4992
>> eric.j.l...@gmail.com
>>  
>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
>> From: Rick Hiller -- W5RH
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:15 AM
>> To: Eric Lieb; kf5...@gmail.com
>> Subject: Re: [BVARC] License Class for Boy Scouts
>>  
>> Eric, 
>>  
>> GM.   What time period/frame are you thinking about?  
>>  
>> Once a week at meetings or maybe on a few Saturdays, etc.?
>>  
>> How many boys?    Location?
>>  
>> I was a SHAC merit badge councelor for Radio a few years ago, but I have not 
>> been a registered Scouter for quite a few years.  Used to do the merit badge 
>> fairs.
>>  
>> Just gathering information to see if I can help you out.
>>  
>> Thanks and 73...Rick Hiller  
>>            The Radio Hotel  -- W5RH
>>  
>> e-mail:     rickhille...@gmail.com
>> Cell:        832-474-3713
>> P
>>  
>> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:48 PM, Eric via BVARC <bvarc@bvarc.org> wrote:
>> Howdy,
>>  
>> My name is Eric Lieb, I am an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 806 in the 
>> Myerland area. Our scouts are planning a trip next year to Guadalupe Peak 
>> (Tallest peak in Texas), Carlsbad Caverns, and El Paso. 
>>  
>> We will be out of cell phone range for most of the trip. ‎This is a perfect 
>> opportunity to encourage our scouts to earn and use a ham radio license.
>>  
>> I am looking for someone in the ham community that might be willing to teach 
>> a licensing course to our scouts. If the scouts can also complete the Radio 
>> Merit Badge that would be a huge plus. 
>>  
>> Please let me know if you are interested or able to help. You can respond 
>> directly to me at my call sign email (kf5...@gmail.com) or through my other 
>> email in the signature line.
>>  
>> Thank you for your support.
>>  
>> Eric Lieb
>> Assistant Scoutmaster
>> Troop 806
>> 281-221-4992
>> eric.j.l...@gmail.com
>>  
>>  
>>  
>>  
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