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Jan 27, 2018
Merit Badge Challenge - Fairfield 1
Feb 3, 2018
Merit Badge Challenge - Sycamore 1
Feb 10, 2018
Merit Badge Challenge - Bethel 1
Mar 3, 2018
Merit Badge Challenge - Northern Kentucky 1

Merit Badge Challenge 2018 - Registration Extended for some sites!

Cost: Only $15 per Scout (Includes a Merit Badge Challenge Patch!)

Registration Timeline:

September 30, 2017: Classes and Schedule Matrix Will Be Available for planning.

Only Unit (Troop/Crew) Pre-registration is available. Class registration will begin at 7pm on 10/21.

October 21, 2017:  Individual Registration and Class Selection Opens for all 4 Sites at 7pm on 10/21.

Having Trouble?  Email us here

 External Link

You can Pre-Register your Unit and Youth in Advance - Tutorials and Videos Below:

For entire Unit Registrations (Unit only until 7pm), start by clicking register on the location you would like to register for on the right of this page.  
You can watch several short videos below that will walk you through the process as well.

Step By Step - How to add Merit Badges to your Unit's Pre-Registered Scouts from your Unit Page

MBC 101 Intro Webinar VideoExternal Link - * From 2016 and references 2016 dates.

How to Upload Your Unit Roster to More Easily RegisterExternal Link

How to Add Merit Badge Classes to Your Unit RegistrationExternal Link

Merit Badge Challenge General Registration Step by Step and OverviewExternal Link


 2018 Dates and Locations

Fairfield Site: January 27, February 24, and March 3.  Snow Date: March 24
Located in Fairfield, OH at Fairfield High School

Sycamore Site: February 3, February 10, February 24.  Snow Date: March 17
Located in Montgomery, OH at Sycamore High School

Watch a Video on How to Upload Your Unit Roster to more easily register your unit.External Link

US Grant Site: February 10, February 24, March 10.  Snow Date: March 17 Located in Bethel, OH at Grant Career Center

Northern KY Site: March 3 and March 17
Location: Highlands High School



Sycamore & Bethel
(Grant Career) Locations:

Session A = 8:30-9:45

Session B = 10:00-11:15

Session C = 11:30-12:45

Session A-B = 8:30-11:15

Session A-C = 8:30-12:45


Fairfield Location:

Session A = 8:30-9:45

Session B = 10:00-11:15

Session C = 11:30-12:45

A-B = 8:30-11:15 (Cooking)

B-C = 10:00 - 12:45 (Aviation &


A-C = 8:30-12:45 (First Aid &

Emergency Preparedness)


Northern Kentucky Location:
Session A = 8:30-9:50

Session B = 10:05-11:25

Session C = 12:05-1:25

Session D = 1:40-3:00

Session A-B = 8:30-11:25

Session B-C = 10:05-1:25

Session C-D = 12:05-3:00

Updated overview video of the registration process.  The video now also shows how to make an edit/change using the grey summary box when going through registration.  Did you accidentally click the wrong activity?  Remove it using the summary box (not the browser back button).  Use the Scout Info Collection Sheet below to collect each participants information prior to online registration. 


Merit Badge Challenge is available to all registered Boy Scouts. This popular event improves advancement for all attending troops/crews and provides our youth the opportunity to explore vocations and new hobbies.

Each Scout has the opportunity to earn up to three merit badges. Emphasis is placed on those merit badges that lend themselves to an indoor or wintertime activity such as Chemistry, Law, Computers, Communication, and Citizenship badges. Various class schedules and merit badge availability will be posted here for each of the venues on September 30th.  Scouts/Units may register through the links at the top of this page starting October 21st. 

This website will also include the necessary Pre-work for Merit Badges, responses to Frequently-Asked-Questions, and a copy of the registration forms. Use the class schedule matrix to help plan out your various sessions (posted Sept. 30th).

Attendance at each location is limited based on the fire capacity codes for each school. Therefore the registration at one or more schools may close out before the published Registration deadline. Attendance and availability of Merit Badges is limited. So early registration is strongly recommended.


Full Merit Badge Challenge Information Packet  

Each Section below is available in the full packet download above.  These parts will be published here individually for download on 10/21/17.

PART 1: Letter Overview from the Merit Badge Challenge Committee  

PART 2: 1 Page Checklist for Parents & Scouts and Tips for Success 

PART 3: Younger Scout Merit Badge Class Suggestions

PART 4: Merit Badge Class Schedule Matrix

PART 5: Prework requirements for Merit Badges - To be completed prior to Merit Badge Challenge

                 *Please note that some Merit Badges require up to 3 months of pre-work and tracking.

PART 6: Scout Information Sheet to Assist with Registration

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