Registration is open for this month’s Young Eagles and Eagles flights with Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 301

Registration is open for this month’s Young Eagles and Eagles flights with Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 301.

Ages 8 to 17 can get a free airplane ride, and if a four-seater plane is available, parents and siblings can ride along too. A few adults (18 and older) who are looking into becoming a private pilot can also fly. The pilot provides a slightly longer flight, an explanation of what goes on in flight and detailed information on the road to a private pilot’s license.

Young Eagles ride in the front seat, wearing a headset to hear the radio transmissions, and MAY get to handle the controls. They receive a post-flight photo; a personal pilot’s logbook; free access to an online ground school worth $275; and reimbursement for the test fee if they take and pass the FAA private pilot’s exam.

Boy scouts earn the aviation merit badge, either by doing the worksheet requirements I specify ahead of time, or in a ground school class at the field following the flights.

Flyers will get their permission forms and flightline passes in the MANDATORY ground school at 6:45 Friday, Sept. 22 in Centennial. Flights begin at 8 on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Front Range Airport north of Watkins, with the last finishing up around 10:30. Merit badge class probably will wrap up about 1 p.m.

More details later, but for now you need to round up the names, unit numbers and return email addresses of those who would like to fly and submit them by email by Sunday the 17th to dreamwoodck@yahoo.com. Please list adult Eagles separately; parents who want to ride along are scheduled at the field. First come first served; anyone who is over the limit will go on a wait list. I will send out “boarding pass” info with final details on or about Monday the 18th.

    Please note: this is NOT a BSA activity. EAA generously provides the flights as part of their national education program (more information at EAA.org).

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Remember September is Boy Scout Month at Bass Pro Shops

https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/09/04/boy-scouts-month-bass-pro-shops/

DENVER

  1. 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

    7970 Northfield BlvdDenver, CO 80238

Earn a merit badge at Bass Pro

At nearly all of its U.S. locations*, Bass Pro Shops will help Scouts work toward the Fishing, Fish & Wildlife Management, and Rifle Shooting merit badges.

Classes are taught beginning at 6 p.m. local time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on this schedule:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Fishing MB
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 – Rifle Shooting MB
  • Thursday, Sept. 7 – Fish and Wildlife Management MB
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Rifle Shooting MB
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Fish and Wildlife Management MB
  • Thursday, Sept. 14 – Fishing MB
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Fish and Wildlife Management MB
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Fishing MB
  • Thursday, Sept. 21 – Rifle Shooting MB
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 – Fishing MB
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Rifle Shooting MB
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 – Fish and Wildlife Management MB

Bass Pro Shops did share this word of advice: Class size is limited. You or your Scouts should call the nearest Bass Pro Shops and register for a merit badge class over the phone.

For more information, go to basspro.com/boyscouts.

*Merit badge classes and donations are available at all U.S. locations, except Islamorada, Fla.; Branson, Mo.; and the Outlet store in Springfield, Mo.

 

 

September is BSA month at Bass Pro Shops

There is a Bass Pro Shop in Northglenn:

7970 Northfield Blvd Denver, CO 80238

(720) 385-3600

Space is limited so sign your unit or patrol up now for several different merit badges!

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 – Fishing merit badge class
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 –Rifle Shooting merit badge class
  • Thursday, Sept. 7 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12 – Rifle Shooting merit badge class
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class
  • Thursday, Sept. 14 – Fishing merit badge class
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 – Fishing merit badge class
  • Thursday, Sept. 21 – Rifle Shooting merit badge class
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26 – Fishing merit badge class
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Rifle Shooting merit badge class
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 – Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge class