Aviation Badge Workshop
EAA Chapter 32's Aviation Badge Workshops for 2024 will begin on April 13, 2024 at 9am.
Please sign up your individual scout by the scout's name. If you are signing up an entire troop, please include each scout's name. We need the attendees names to compare with the Young Eagles flight registration form.
The Aviation Badge Workshop presentation includes all qualifications for Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge, American Heritage Girls Aviation Badge and Junior through Senior Aviation Badge.
NOTE: Schedule subject to change due to weather or other unforeseeable events.
If your child is interested in learning more about Aviation, please click on the "Sign Up" button below. This registration is recommended for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage girls. Please note that space is limited. This information will not be shared with any other parties. It is only for the purpose of recording attendees and emergency contact information. If you child is unable to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with his/her name and date he/she was expected to attend.
Please Note: This sign up is for the Aviation Badge Workshop ONLY! You do not need to sign up if you are only taking the Young Eagle flight. Those registrations forms are available online here or on the morning of the event.
Important: Please sign up a slot for each attendee, not one slot for the entire troop. We need the attendees names to compare with the Young Eagles flight registration form.
What is the Aviation Badge Workshop?
The Aviation Badge workshop is designed for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts (Juniors through Seniors), and the American Heritage Girls to earn their respective Aviation Badges. See below for the requirements met for each badge.
When is it?
The Aviation Badge workshop is offered on the second Saturday of the month from April through September (sometimes in October). It begins at 9am and runs about 3 hours.
Does my child have to fly to earn the badge?
No! We do not want to force any child to fly if they are unwilling. Each badge meets enough qualifications to earn it without flying. The Young Eagles program is a separate program offered by EAA and is not officially part of any of the badges. We encourage the kids to fly having just learned about airplanes and flight, but it is not required. Since the Girls Scouts forbid flying as an activity, the Girl Scouts must wait until after the badge workshop and remove their Girl Scout vest and become a "civilian" to if she wishes fly. See above requirements to fly as a Young Eagle.
How much does this program cost?
There is no charge for the Aviation Badge Workshop. All materials and activities are provided. The Troop leader is responsible for purchasing the badge, EAA does not have any badges for sale.
What happens if it rains?
The Aviation Badge workshop will be offered rain or shine. If the weather turns bad, the Young Eagle flights may be canceled, but that won't affect the Aviation Badge. The only time we had to cancel an Aviation Badge workshop was when the Mississippi river flooded the airport and we could not get to our building. Watch this web page for any flooding cancellation.
Can I bring food or a snack?
You are welcome to bring food or a snack to eat during break or after for lunch. Water bottles are encouraged as the hangar gets hot in the summer (there is no air conditioning). EAA Chapter 32 also offers hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks for a small cost (cash or check only).
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Prior to coming to the Aviation Merit Badge workshop, the Scout will need contact his Scout Master for copies of the merit badge application and fill out all the appropriate sections (name, address, badge, etc) . The Scout Master needs to approve the merit badge and sign the application before the scout can attend the workshop. EAA Chapter 32 does not have any copies of the merit badge applications nor badges. Your Scout Master will provide the necessary help in obtaining the badges after the workshop is complete.
EAA Chapter 32 Aviation Merit Badge Councilor will present a workshop with the information needed to complete the Aviation Merit Badge beginning at 9am and ending about noon. The students will then be tested and the merit badge application will be signed by the Aviation Merit Badge Councilor following the presentation. Return the completed workbook and merit badge application to your Scout Master after completion.
The Boy Scout may receive a Young Eagles flight during the course of the presentation. The flight is optional. This is not needed as a part of the Merit Badge as enough activities will be completed for the badge. A parent or legal guardian (not the Scout Master) needs to sign a Young Eagle Registration form prior to the flight taking place. If a parent or legal guardian is not able to attend with the scout, they may request a registration form to mailed to them 2 weeks prior to the event. The form must be an original copy Photo copies and faxes are not accepted by our national Young Eagles office.
We are happy to announce that we have found a Girl Scout Aviation Badge that is GSUSA approved badge (not a patch!) for Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors. Terri Sanders, a GS Troop Leader from Kentucky worked with the Kentucky Bluegrass Ninety-Nines to create these badges to get girls interested in Aviation.
The Aviation badges can be purchased for $3 each through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org or check via P.O. box 123 Pendleton KY 40055. Please include level needed and mailing address in your order. You will have to purchase these badges on your own. EAA Chapter 32 does not have any badges.
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