Merit Badge Challenge 2015



Scouts can enter a contest to design the patch for Merit Badge Challenge!  Design your own patch concept, submit it online, and we'll work with the winner to create the official Merit Badge Challenge patch for 2015. Check out all of the contest rules and submit your design at:



To register online, start by selecting/clicking the location you would like to register for. 
You can watch a short video below that will walk you through the process as well.
Fairfield High School (North/West Area): January 31, February 14, & February 28, 2015 (Snow date 3/14)

Sycamore High School (Central Area): February 7, February 21, & February 28, 2015 (Snow date 3/21) - Also available- Den Chief Training and Adult Leader Trainings (Venturing Leader Specific, Boy Scout Leader Specific, and CPR - Feb 21 & Feb 28
*Please note, Venture Crew Committee Challenge training has been moved to Feb. 28)

Bethel at Grant Career Center (East Area): February 28, March 7, & March 21, 2015 (Snow date 3/28)

Dixie Heights High School (South Area): February 28, March 21, 2015

*New Process for Registration:
October 1, 2014: Merit Badge Class Schedule Matrix will be Published Here
November 8, 2014: Online registration will open for all locations at 8 am *updated 11/3/14
December 29, 2014: Registrations will close for all locations



*Updated 11/8 @ 11:50am

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.  Merit badges usually offered at summer camp are excluded from this event.

Scouts/Units may register through the links at the top of this page starting on November 1st.(credit card is required).  This website also includes the necessary Prework for Merit Badges (posted soon), 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 Oct. 1st).

Attendance at each high school 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.

Registration for all sites will close on December 15th or when each site is full.  

Registrar Meeting:

Dan Beard Council is excited to announce the launch of a new online event registration and management system as a part of The new system offers a clean, modern design with easy-to-navigate functionality, and a content-rich site experience. The e-commerce function enables customers to quickly and easily process registrations and maintain accurate records for Scout units and Scouting events.

Unfortunately, due to site integration and system availability we will no longer be able to host the Merit Badge Challenge registrar meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 16th at the Scout Achievement Center. We are, however, committed to making your registration process as user friendly and smooth as possible. Additional detailed information about the system, as well as online tutorials and step-by-step instructions, will continually be posted here over the coming weeks to help you become acquainted with the process.

Dan Beard Council Marketing/Communications Committee

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:48