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If you would like information on our November 3rd event please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Permission slips will be emailed once Information is received.
Your complete Registration packet will include:
All forms above
are required on June 1st
as well as
the remainder of registration fees owed.
Total Registration Costs
for the weekend are as follows...
Youth participants $40.
Adult participants $40.
Adult Volunteers - Free of charge.
Instructors - Free of Charge.
Troop/Post Advisors - Free of Charge.
$20 deposit required by May 25th SPACE IS LIMITED enroll and make payments now... As of May 6th we are 75% full.
|Pay Full Amount||Make a Donation to the Event.|
or contact Aviation Exploring Post 491 @ 913-219-1370 for other payment arrangements.
Checks should be made payable to "ae491" and can be mailed or dropped off at:
Page Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Aviation Exploring Post 491 - Michael
2310 N. Airport Rd
Fort Myers, Fl 33907
Any Excess funds will go towards aviation summer camp activities for the Aviation Exploring Post 491
What do we get for the $40?
Will their be any competitions or games?
YES, YES, YES we love competitions.
We already have prizes for two games. A photo contest, and an
aircraft preflight competition. So don't
forget a camera...
Is this event Co-Ed?
Yes, the merit badge is for "Boy Scouts" although Learning for Life and some BSA programs are Co-Ed. We as an Aviation Exploring Post do in fact have female participants.
At this time no females are sign up to participate, but in the event that one does decide to register. She will be gladly accepted and we already have approved female advisors available for the event.
We have also made arrangement to partition the sleeping area for male
and female areas as well as adult vs. youth areas.
What should my Son or Daughter bring?
Pen and Paper
Camera if they would like. We will have a photo contest. (No Cell Phones, for participants)
Sleeping Bag and Pad.
Appropriate sleeping attire
Bug spray (no open flame)
Toiletry items. (i.e. towel, soap, washcloth, toothbrush, paste etc.)
Registration packets signed
preferably Guardian at drop off incase of problem
What should my son or Daughter NOT bring?
CELL PHONE (emergency number will be provided at registration)
Anything you feel as a parent could distract.
Extra non-aviation reading books... (We will provide aviation library
for youth that like to read.)
Where will the event take place?
"Paragon Flight Center" which is located on the North side of "Page
Field Airport" in Fort Myers Fl.
To obtain the merit badge one must take an airplane ride or simulate
that flight in an approved flight simulator. Thus we have made
arrangements with EAA Young Eagles to give each participant a ride.
Click here for more information.
What will the sleeping arrangements be for the event?
Male and Female advisors and/or participants will have separate sleeping areas. Each participant will have designated areas for his or her personal items.
We will be inside a large aircraft hanger. By night we will unroll sleeping bags. and by day each bag will be rolled up and put away. As the same area will be used for events and activities.
Plastic tarps will be used to divide sleeping areas.
Proper evening and sleeping attire is required.
Who will be the event Advisors?
Approved "Learning for Life" (A BSA subsidiary) advisors from Post 491 will be utilized. At all times two deep procedures will be in place and during activities we will additional advisors responsible for that activity other then the two supervising or "Designated Supervising Advisors".
Two designated advisors will be on duty at all times to ensure proper activates, behavior and actions by participants, volunteers, parents, and instructors.
In addition all adult participants/volunteers will be asked to take
youth protection training.
(click here to take youth protection
Can I join my son/daughter at the event?
Parents are encourage to come to the awards lunch on Sunday, and to EAA young eagles pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.
As for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday parents may also come, However, you will be asked to preregister for one of the following and you will be required to take youth protection training at this link... (click here to take youth protection online training).
Sign up as a participant and pay your $40.
Volunteer to help.
Sign up as an Instructor.
What are the Rules for the Event Participants and adults?
NO CELL PHONES OR GAMES. (parents will be given a designated emergency contact number)
Scouting conduct towards others and facility.
Respect instructors, advisors, and adults.
Leave facility in "as found" or better condition.
No tobaco or controlled beverages on airport property by anyone.
Appropriate co-ed attire must be worn at all times.
Is this event approved or sponsored by the council?
Officially NO. It is not organized by the council. No council staff have directly planned any portion of the event, and no staff members will be attending in an official capacity.
Yet the council does know about the event, has and continues to help promote our event and has assisted the Aviation Exploring Post as a Post in meeting the high level of standards expected from a troop or post activity.
Aviation Exploring Post and it's charter organization assumes responsibility and liability for the event. Not a Southwest Florida Council Event.
The South West Florida Council, however, holds aviation merit badge
consolers to a high level of excellence and holds Aviation Exploring
Post 491 although separate legal entity, to all regulations and rules of
a Learning for Life - as an Exploring Post chartered by Page Rehabilitation
What is the Schedule for the event, and what time should we be there to pick-up and Drop off?
Please be at Paragon Flight Center Between 6 and 6:30pm on Friday June 1st. for on-site registration. We will be doing team building exercises till everyone is present then we can get started.
As for pick up... We will be attending Young Eagles on Sunday morning parents are welcome to attend but will be asked to volunteer/help. After Young Eagles the event will conclude with a BBQ event were parents are encouraged to come. We will have a small awards presentation. Give our sponsor a moment to talk about the programs and what they do. Then enjoy BBQ and mingle with Pilots, Instructors and Volunteers willing to talk about their career in aviation and what aviation means to them. They will also help any parents that wish to get their son or daughter more involved in aviation.
Tentative Schedule as Follows:
|Friday June 1th||6pm-7pm||Registration|
|6pm-8pm||Team Building CRM|
|8pm -8:30pm||Snack Time|
|8:30pm-7:30pm||History of Aviation Speech and Presentation on "What and Aircraft is".|
|Silence and reflection on history of aviation|
|Saturday June 2nd||7am -7:30am||Get up and going|
|8:15-10:00||Forces of Flight and paper airplane exercise|
|10:30-11:30||Ratings and what is required for each. How you go about getting them. - Paragon|
|12:15-1:45pm||Airport Layout and Runways|
|2pm-4pm||Airport Tour - Airport Authority|
|4:30pm-6pm||Build Foam Airplane|
|aircraft instruments how to preflight|
|7pm-9am||aircraft Preflight Inspection competition|
|Sunday||7am -7:30am||Get up and going|
|7:30am-8am||interfaith Sunday Service|
|8am-11am||Breakfast and Young Eagles -EAA|
|12 noon||Meet some professionals|
|Sunday Afternoon||Noon Graduation||BBQ and graduation|
|2:00||All go home|
|*This Event is not a Southwest Florida Council event.
Event is sponsored by Aviation Exploring Post 491.
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