Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

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Jason Taylor
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Re: Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

Postby Jason Taylor » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:59 am

Joel, this is awesome. I've been trying to figure out a way to get HEMA into Scouting, but I'm not connected with any Scout troops. I've mentioned it to some scout-related adults at my church, and they basically said "scouting doesn't like martial arts." BUT if the badge could be reinstated, I think that would change everything.

I have worked with kids 9-13, and with teens 14-17, teaching HEMA. I also have a lot of curriculum work done for that level of student, so please bring me in on the project. I could help write a manual (I almost have it written already, actually), help with videos, be a counselor, all of the above.

Thanks for doing this. It's a major benefit to the community.

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Seth Robinson
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Re: Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

Postby Seth Robinson » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:46 pm

I would love to help with this if at all possible, though I've never had any experience or contact with scouting organizations. If this does get up and running however, I would love to get the opportunity to teach singlestick to any scout troops in my area, assuming I'm one of the better qualified at the time of course.

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Re: Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

Postby Piermarco T » Fri May 03, 2013 10:15 am

Have you guys seen this, based on old Scout staff?

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Re: Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

Postby Ben Smith » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:22 pm

I wanted to try to revive this topic and offer my services writing (co-writing) a prospective merit badge pamphlet for it.
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John Harmston
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Re: Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

Postby John Harmston » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:50 pm

If we get this going I would become a merit badge counselor faster than you could say "THIS IS SCOUTING!" and kick someone down a well.
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David S
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Re: Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

Postby David S » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:11 pm

Do it. It's for the children.

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Re: Master of Arms, Scouting, and HEMA

Postby FailAndAHalf » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:36 am

This is my first post but as an Eagle i feel obligated to find out what has happened with this idea?

Side Note: i cant seem to get in contact with an admin to change my User....
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