Merit Badge Helps and Tips
Please note that some of the Eagle required merit badges take as long as 6 months to complete.
Merit Badge Process:
Find a buddy.
Complete the blue card and have it signed by the Scoutmaster.
Review the merit badge book. (Check to see if we have it in our library).
Contact a merit badge counselor to set up a meeting time with him/her and your buddy.
When you are working on merit badges there are worksheets that will help you to complete the requirements.
Go to this website: http://www.usscouts.org/meritbadges.asp
Submit completed merit badge card to our Advancement chair, Andy Albee.
You will receive your merit badge at the next Court of Honor.
Keep your portion of the blue card in a safe place, such as a binder with baseball card holders. You will need these as proof of completion of the required merit badges.
Merit Badge Counselors in the Troop
* -Eagle Required
Citizenship in the Community*
Citizenship in the Nation*
Citizenship in the World*
Merit badge classes that the troop can attend as a group will be listed here. Who determines what classes the troop attends? The Patrol Leader's Council with support of the Troop Committee.
There are opportunities at times for scouts to attend merit badge classes run by districts and councils and troops.
It's okay to for a scout to attend these at times. However, your scout will get so much more out of the program if they work side by side with a merit badge counselor. It is private tutoring for free!
Please encourage your scouts to call a merit badge counselor rather than just attend merit badge classes.
Going on Now:
1. Ten Ring 2015 Merit Badge Classes
2. Three Rivers Swim Program