merit badges

Click here for the most current list of Merit Badges, as listed on the National BSA website.

New Merit Badges this year include Kayaking, Search and Rescue, and Welding.


Find a Merit Badge Counselor


Written by Mike Swofford Friday, 07 September 2012 13:58

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Click here to access the Doubleknot List of Merit Badge Counselors.

Then follow these steps.
Login to Doubleknot using the following login information:

Username: masters
Password:  eagletrail

Click the Merit Badge Counselor list in the menu on the top left once you are logged in to Doubleknot. 
Select the area (your district or the whole Council) that you would like to search. Hit next.  
Select the specific Merit Badge you are searching for and hit search.
This will display a list of registered Merit Badge Counselors in the area you selected.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 21:36  

Become a Merit Badge Counselor


Written by Administrator Tuesday, 29 June 2010 20:21

hiking mbAdult volunteers serving as Merit Badge Counselors must be registered as Merit Badge Counselors with the Boy Scouts of America. They must be men and women of good character, age 18 or older, and recognized as having the skills and knowledge of the Merit Badge subject matter, as well as, the ability to work with youth of Boy Scout age. (To find a registered Merit Badge Counselor click here)

Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 21:33



Merit Badge Challenge 2013


Written by Administrator Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:14

Dixie Heights High School –March 2 & March 23, 2013

Fairfield High School -January 26, February 16 & March 16, 2013

Sycamore High School –February 23, March 16 & March 23, 2013

Bethel-Tate High School  –February 2, February 23 & March 9, 2013



Merit Badge Challenge at Bethel Tate on 2/2/13 is on as scheduled. Tune to Local 12 for weather updates.

Merit Badge Challenge is available to all registered Boy Scouts.  This popular event improves advancement for all attending troops 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.

A Scout may register to attend only one Merit Badge Challenge, at any of the four schools.  The meeting dates at the four schools differ with each on location.  Be sure to circle the correct school when registering.

Scouts may register Through the links at the top of this page (credit card is required).  This website also includes the necessary Prework for Merit Badges, responses to Frequently-Asked-Questions, and a copy of the registration forms.

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 will open for the Fairfield, Sycamore, and Bethel-Tale sites on October 1, 2012.  Registration for Fairfield closes on December 7th, Bethel on December 10th, and Sycamore on December 17th or when each site is full.  Registration for Dixie Heights will open in December 2012 and close in February 2013.  Click on the site you wish to attend to register.

Registration Fee is $15.00 per scout if submitted by Open Registration cutoff date.  Checks for the registration fee should be made out to Merit Badge Challenge, BSA (site name).  Registration is non-transferable to any other Scout.



Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 04:20  

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