Disney offers a series of education classes for scout groups at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. This collection of guided field studies, available in Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Leadership Development, is accredited, standards-based and designed to reinforce classroom lessons.
Many are also complementary to the requirements of several Boy Scout Merit Badges. Disney Cast Members are not Merit Badge counselors, therefore, arrangements for blue card sign off must be arranged by the troop independently. These Merit Badges may be partially or fully completed by attending one or more classes in the Disney Youth Education Series program:. To request more information on coordinating a troop camping trip, earning Merit Badges at Disney or planning a family trip to Disney contact your travel agent.
Read more about incorporating Disney education into your family vacation plans here. Your email address will not be published.
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Scouts can register for individual sessions or all three. Please see below for dates and links to registration for A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from one another and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: good citizenship. In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.
Some Scout leaders require attendance at a meeting in person, however. Find out which branch of local government is responsible for the issue, interview one person from the branch of government and ask what is being done about this issue and how young people can help.
Share what you have learned with your counselor. You may also communicate via phone or in person, and should take notes to share with the merit badge counselor on the day of your workshop.
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Requirement 8 : Develop a public presentation such as a video, slide show, speech, digital presentation, or photo exhibit about important and distinctive aspects of your community.
Include information about the history, cultures, and ethnic groups of your community; its best features and popular places where people gather; and the challenges it faces. Stage your presentation in front of your merit badge counselor or group, such as your patrol or a class at school. Approval to sign off on prerequisites is at the discretion of the facilitating counselor. As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens and be thankful for their liberties and rights.
They will learn how to participate in their government, how to protect their freedom, and how to stand up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens. The History Center is not on these national lists at this time, but the City of Orlando has six historic districts and 13 historic sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Several of these historic sites are in downtown Orlando within walking distance of the History Center.
For more information or questions on how to satisfy the prerequisites prior to the workshop, please call the Education Department at Scouts who earn this merit badge will discover they are already citizens of the world and learn that being a good world citizen depends on their willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.
Complete your Citizenship merit badges through our online workshops! We have created module-based virtual courses for each of the three Citizenship merit badges Community, Nation, and World conducted through the Edmodo online distance learning platform. All requirements for the badges have an instruction module in the course to provide content instruction, resources, and to walk Scouts through the completion of each requirement. Additionally, each requirement has an assignment or assessment for the Scouts to share their work and demonstrate their understanding to satisfy every requirement.
After Scouts have completed all required modules they will have a live video conference with one of our merit badge counselors to discuss completion of the badge. Scouts will receive their signed blue card by mail immediately following satisfactory completion. Please note, the virtual workshops are not live. These are self-paced, module-based courses that can be conducted by the Scouts independently.
Following the completion of the online course, Scouts or caregivers will contact us to schedule their live video conference blue card meeting.For Scouts, at home is not the same as out of action. To help you stay engaged with Scouting and Scouting related activities, we will continually add to this Hub, and encourage you to share with us what you are doing to Scout On! Events each month are in list form. As Scouts do more and more activities online, the Cyber Chip moves to the top of the "must do" list.
The Cyber Chip activities include developmentally appropriate online safety lessons and activities for Scouts of any age. Click the image of the patches to go to the Cyber Chip page on Scouting. Activities are broken out for each Cub rank and each Scouting program, including Venturers, Sea Scouts, and adults!
That means adults can earn this, too! Click the patch to access the details. Now is a great time to learn all about the state of New Jersey using this Council-specific patch activity available to Scouts of all programs and levels!
Units can order the patch from our Council Scout Shops for Scouts who complete the activites. Scouts can report their findings to their leaders or units via video conference! Although the site explaining this award has not been updated for awhile, the award is still available to Scouts of all levels! Click the patch to access the details! Although conservation service hours are not easy to get while under quarantine, they are not impossible.
Then see the link at the bottom of that article for the expanded list of requirements. Cub Scout Adventures are filled with great activities your Cub can do around the house — on their own and together as a family! Printable PDF. While at home, Scouts have plenty to do to stay engaged with their rank advancement, their merit badges, and their lives on the Trail to Eagle.
Virtual merit badge classes, video calls with your Troop, virtual camp outs, day challenges, and at-home service projects: all of this and more is how we Scout On! Riggins, Jr. An Eagle candidate in Seneca Waterways Council, NY, put together this points-based challenge designed to motivate Scouts and their units to act on climate change issues.
Read all of the details on this Scout Share blog post. The challenge offers activities Troops can do during and between virtual meetings. Scouts know knots because we use them every time we camp, which is usually often. This knowledge can grow fuzzy when we are stuck inside too long. Spend a virtual meeting or two on knot clinics or games! The Scout handbook is always a great resource for knots. For the Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award, requirement 5 usually needs to be done outside.
The The Outdoor Ethics Region Coordinators, with approval of the National Outdoor Ethics Subcommittee, created guidelines for completing requirement 5 during the stay at home phase. Visit this resource page for virtual activities you can do during your Troop or Patrol virtual meetings! Some adjustments may be needed for some Scouts on their Trail to Eagle during this challenging time. List includes virtual as well as in-person events run by Garden State Council and its Districts. Life Scouts ready to submit their Eagle Scout Project can email a digital copy to eaglescout gardenstatescouting.All Cub Scouts and parents are welcome to join us Wednesday nights for fun during council-wide digital den meetings!
Watch our first Digital Den Meeting here. Join in the dual-merit badge courses in the Summer Adventure Club! Facebook Twitter Instagram. Scouting at Home in the CPC. For Cub Scouts. Facebook Group. Digital Den Meetings. Download Activities. For Scouts BSA. Adventure Club. Patrol Leader Tools. Digital PLC. Most merit badges will have follow-up webinars to help the Scouts and get approvals.
Scoutmasters can sign the Blue Card upon completion. The email approval will suffice for this process. Counselors will provide digital workbooks and activities during the kick-off webinar. Some requirements may even be completed during the first webinar. NOTE: due to the overwhelming excitement around this program, Scouts will receive a gridsheet of your accomplishments as approved by the merit badge counselor.
Your Advancement Chair or Scoutmaster can enter the accomplishments into Scoutbook or create a Blue Card, whichever way your unit prefers.If they want to feed tight end Rob Gronkowski in his annual homecoming game in Western New York, they can do that, too. That's less of an indictment on the Buffalo defense, which has been up and down (sometimes very down) all year but has overall surpassed low preseason expectations.
Rather, it's a commentary on the fact that the Pats are firing on all cylinders after winning seven straight. The guess here is that this game becomes an "anything you can do, I can do better" matchup between the Carolina Panthers' No.
When these two teams played in September, Thomas had five catches for 50 yards and one touchdown on the first drive alone. He didn't see many targets the rest of the way as the Saints were largely in command of the matchup and went to the ground, but Thomas showed he can beat the Panthers secondary.
As for Funchess, he is facing a Saints team that is missing safety Marcus Williams and may not have cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who is questionable with an ankle injury. Ken Crawley is back from an abdomen injury, but as he told Josh Katzenstein of NOLA. Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle SeahawksIf the Seattle offensive line can hold off the Philadelphia Eagles' front seven long enough for quarterback Russell Wilson to do work, then the 'Hawks can protect their house and pull off the upset.
If the Seahawks falter in that regard, then it could be a long day for the Seattle offense. The other issue is the Seattle running game, which simply hasn't been able to get going this year. According to Football Outsiders, Seattle ranks just 28th in the league in adjusted line yards.
The problem is the Eagles' defensive line is ranked first by a long shot in that category. Ultimately, the Eagles' front seven seems to have a big edge over the Seattle front, and that should be the difference.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati BengalsIt seems like the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals engage in knockdown, drag-'em-out games against each other when they face off. Such is the reputation of the AFC North. Don't expect many offensive fireworks in this contest. Both defenses are stout and capable of shutting down the opposing offenses. The Bengals' attack has been hit or miss all season, although they showed signs of life on the ground thanks to rookie Joe Mixon's best day as a professional.
Green is still a problem for any team he faces, and tight end Tyler Kroft has done well in Tyler Eifert's stead.
Although the Bengals are at home and the more desperate team as they sit one game out of the playoffs, it's hard to bet against Pittsburgh, who has won six straight and has been lights out on both sides of the ball. Even if wideout Antonio Brown doesn't go (he didn't practice on Saturday and is questionable, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Their exploits should lead to a close Steeler win. But now it gets even trickier and Joe Root and co as they look to complete the hardest task of all: winning the Ashes in Australia. According to Oddschecker on November 15. Lads, these games last five days.For instance, you could calculate the average number of viewers for your Instagram live videos on different days of the week to determine which day might be best to live stream on Instagram.
Examples: Average comment, average engagement, average reach for Instagram Stories, and average viewers for Instagram live videos. By ranking your posts by the number of impressions, reach, engagement, or views they received, you can find out your top performing posts and attempt to repeat the success.
Examples: Top post, top video, top 10 posts in terms of comments, and top 10 posts in terms of engagement. Instagram provides pretty much all of the metrics and insights listed above in Instagram Insights. All you need is an Instagram Business Profile. It shows you the top six posts in the past seven days sorted by impressions.
If you have created a story in the past 24 hours, it will show up there. If you are running Instagram ads, you can see their performance here. While Instagram Insights is great at providing level-one performance metrics and insights, there are several great, free Instagram analytics tools you can use to complement Instagram Insights.
Keyhole is a paid service but it offers a free preview of its service. You can use it to analyze your Instagram account or track a hashtag on Instagram.
The preview will only show data for up to one year with a max of 99 posts, which is great for a free tool.How earn Personal Management - Longest Merit Badge ever!
Socialbakers is a social media analytics tool, which provides a simple Instagram stats tracker. It provides the basic information you might be interested in, in a visually-appealing site. Squarelovin is a user-generated content platform for Instagram, and it has a free Instagram analytics tool.
You can connect more than one Instagram account to the tool and manage them using one dashboard. Simply Measured provides a free Instagram user report for accounts with up to 25,000 followers. All you have to do is to fill up a form with your particulars, and Simply Measured will give you a report on your Instagram account for the previous two weeks. Union Metrics is a multi-channel social analytics platform. The checkup looks at your account for the past month, and you can refresh the report every day.
Websta is powerful, free Instagram analytics tool. For example, you can create up to three custom feeds, reply to comments on your posts, and explore featured users and top hashtags. INK361 is an Instagram management tool. Custom circles allow you to monitor content from specific accounts. SocialRank is an Instagram and Twitter followers management tool. It allows you to segment, identify, and understand your followers so that you can better engage them.
It is more of an audience insights tool than a data analytics tool. Pixlee is a visual marketing platform that uses user-generated content from Instagram, Facebook, and more. It offers a free Instagram analytics app, which would send you a weekly report. While it does not provide as much data as other free Instagram analytics tools, it calculates your Instagram influence score, which few tools offer.
Your score is calculated by an algorithm which takes into account metrics such as your network size, engagement, and community trends. Tip: If you are using Buffer for Business, you already have access to some basic Instagram analytics such as top posts and metrics graphs. I thought it might be helpful to share a little about how we use Instagram as a marketing tool and how we track our Instagram performance at Buffer.Here are the main reasons why connections made over SSL will double again:Traditional CDNs that dominate market share focus on their biggest clients and pay little attention to the mid-market.
Instead support tickets go hours or days without a response, only to be handed off to a less-than-knowledgeable staff or redirected to an outdated FAQ or unmoderated forum. At MaxCDN, we have an average ticket response time of under five minutes and a Net Promoter Score above 80. Customers will continue to become more sophisticated, with multi-CDN strategies becoming more common.
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Easy-to-use APIs and a consistent experience along with high performance and reliability will continue to separate the well-run CDNs from the rest of the pack. HTTPS will become the mainstream. With the speed benefits from SPDY and the latest security issues (Snowden) there will be a huge movement toward an HTTPS-only internet. Google already puts the pressure with SEO bonuses for HTTPS-enabled websites, and other companies like MaxCDN collaborate to provide free SSL.
This means that all CDNs will need to adjust and embrace technologies such as SNI and SPDY, and at the same time reconsider charging extra for HTTPS requests. This will push the Browser to become more of an operating system rather than Windows or Mac OS X.
It is still years away, but I believe this initiative will encourage developers to write more software for the browser because it will have a near native feeling. Content delivery networks will be a huge factor in this initiative. Assets will need to be as close to the last mile as possible to provide a native feeling. Progress bars that take over 2 seconds to load the content will be unacceptable to the UX.
DSA (Dynamic Site Acceleration) will be a huge feature that all CDNs will need to have in order to provide a positive user experience. The mobile growth trend will continue and more people will adopt mobile first methodologies.
Designers, developers, ad networks, CDNs, and content providers. Across the board, there will be more optimization and compression because of the Mobile First mindset. Mobile video delivery needs will expand, and there will be more tools that allow for editing videos on the fly. Think Cloudinary for video. Categories: CDN TipsRobert GibbRobert Gibb is a content marketer at MaxCDN.
He also dabbles in fiction. When he wants to go fast, he throws on his Beats and listens to post-hardcore. SecureCDN is an all new, global network with built-in WAF, DDoS and flat, global pricing. StackPath is security, speed, and scale for developers. MaxCDN Predictions These predictions are shared collectively by our team. SSL Encrypted Web Traffic Doubles, Again Google has been pushing for more online security, especially given all the breaches in 2014. New Premium Placed on CDN Support Traditional CDNs that dominate market share focus on their biggest clients and pay little attention to the mid-market.
This is problematic for two reasons: Mid-market companies have small, fledgling DevOps teams or outsource only the initial setup. Rapid company growth leaves little time for delayed ticket responses. MaxCDN is Now StackPath SecureCDN is an all new, global network with built-in WAF, DDoS and flat, global pricing. September 15, 2017 The biggest names in streaming television will face off at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Netflix leads among the all-digital players with 91 total Emmy nominations (for popular shows like The Crown and Stranger Things).
But streaming rivals Amazon and Hulu are also strong competitors in some important Emmy categories. Freshman sci-fi drama Stranger Things definitely helped pad the total by picking up 18 nominations, while historical drama The Crown earned another 13 of its own. A major win for either show would be a huge first for Netflix at the Emmys, where the streaming service will look to continue proving that it can compete with the biggest traditional studios. Is anyone as excited for the Emmys as Hulu.
That show picked up 13 nominations (out of 18 overall for Hulu), including for Best Drama and a Best Actress nomination for star Elisabeth Moss. Without a doubt, either of those awards would be a game-changing win for Hulu, as the service looks to join Netflix and Amazon as a powerhouse creator of original programming. A few have the sense that McGregor might actually pull off an upset victory.