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Jan 28, 2017
Merit Badge Challenge - Fairfield 1
Jan 28, 2017
Merit Badge Challenge - Sycamore 1
Feb 11, 2017
Merit Badge Challenge - Bethel 1
Mar 18, 2017
Merit Badge Challenge - Dixie 1

Merit Badge Challenge 2017

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

Registration Timeline:

October 17, 2016: Classes and Schedule Matrix Now Available for planning.

November 14, 2016:  Registration opens for all 4 Sites

 2016 MBC 101 Intro Webinar VideoExternal Link
 External Link
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 (below).

2017 Dates and Locations

Fairfield Site: January 28, February 18, and February 25.  Snow Date: March 18
Located in Fairfield, OH at Fairfield High School

Sycamore Site: January 28, February 4, February 18.  Snow Date: March 18
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 11, February 25, March 11.  Snow Date: March 25
Located in Bethel, OH at Grant Career Center

Dixie Heights Site: March 18 and April 1.
Located in Fort Mitchell, KY at Dixie Heights 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

Session D:  8:30 - 11:15 am

Session E:  10:00am to 12:45 pm

Session F:  8:30 am to 12:45 pm 

Dixie 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 October 17th.  Scouts/Units may register through the links at the top of this page starting on November 14th. 

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 Oct. 17th).

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.

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


Full Merit Badge Challenge Information Packet  (Current Version 10/20/16) 

Each Section below is available in the full packet download above.  These parts will be published here individually for download on 10/17/16.

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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