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Ham Radio in Scouting Opportunities during 2018 in Franklin County, PA

What: Ham radio experiences for Boy Scouts at 6 weeks of 2018 summer camp: Radio merit badge, Radio Direction Finding, 3 rd party radio operation, VE Session. Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) camporee, with Radio merit badge, another STEM related merit badge, Radio Direction Finding, 3 rd party radio operation, Ham-in- a-Day class, VE session.

When: Summer camp: TUE evenings, WED all day for each of the 6 summer camp weeks:

Week 1: June 17 – June 23, 2018
Week 2: June 24 – June 30, 2018
Week 3: July 1 – July 7, 2018
Week 4: July 8 – July 14, 2018
Week 5: July 15 – July 21, 2018
Week 6: July 22 – July 28, 2018

JOTA Camporee: 3 rd full weekend in OCT:
19-OCT- 2018 17:00 thru 21-OCT- 2018 10:00

Where: Summer Camp:

Camp Sinoquipe, 677 Boy Scout Road, Ft. Littleton, PA 17223
JOTA Camporee:
Kauffman Ruritan Community Center, 7289 Ruritan Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202

Need: Hams to mentor scout learning experiences
Hams to help teach Radio Merit Badge
Hams to help scouts with Radio Direction Finding activities
Hams to help scouts with 3 rd party phone operation
Hams to help scouts with CW operation
Hams to help scouts with Digital Modes operation
Hams to teach scouts with Ham-in- a-Day class instruction
Hams to proctor (Laurel VEC) VE sessions for scouts & adults
Hams to help with lending specific antenna systems to the events
Hams to help with lending equipment resources to the events
Hams/Businesses to lend trailers for radio operation shelters

Contact: D. Daniel McGlothin KB3MUN

Scoutmaster Troop 413 (Mason Dixon Council)
Radio Merit Badge Counselor
Laurel Nighthawk VE Team Leader
Nighthawk Radio Club KC3KKH President/Trustee
6315 Gehr Road
St. Thomas, PA 17252
(717) 377-2337 cell

Links: Kauffman Ruritan Club
Mason Dixon Council
Camp Sinoquipe reservation/
Radio Merit Badge badge-2/ radio-merit- badge-requirements
Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) the-air- jota