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Weather

Prerequisites:
  • Tenderfoot rank.
2016 Instructors:
  • Ric Delisio
  • James Kottas
Preparation:
  • Read the merit badge requirements and jot down some of your questions pertaining to requirements 1 through 8. Read your merit badge pamphlet to get help with these.  We plan to cover as many of these in class as we can.
  • Research and prepare a 5-minute talk on either 10a or 10b.  We will provide time for and encourage scouts to present their talks during the weather class.
  • Make arrangements to visit channel 5 studio on (tbd).  The tour will run from 5:30 to 7:30, though if we run out of time covering topics in class, we will plan on meeting at the studio at 5:00 to complete the presentations (this worked well last year).  As an alternative to attending the field trip, scouts can do 9b instead.


2016 Field trip:
  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Time: 4:30 to 7:30 PM
  • Place: WCVB studio, 5 TV Place, Needham, MA
  • Who: Mike Wankum, WCVB Meteorologist
  • What: Tour of studio and observing the live TV broadcast, Q & A session with Mike Wankum