Merit Badge Information

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Merit Badge Counselor Information

     

Annual Merit Badge Counselor Registration Renewal

 

Your MBC registration expires 12/31 every year. Don’t forget to renew it!

It’s as easy as…

  1. Check your email. In November you will receive an email with a survey link, your member ID number, and which merit badges you are currently registered to teach.

  2. Fill out and submit your survey between November 1st and December 1st. By completing the short survey you will be able to update your contact info, availability, add/remove merit badges, and renew your MBC commitment.

  3. Reply to follow-up. You may receive follow-up communications from the merit badge approval committee. Be sure to respond promptly so that your registration does not get held up.

 

Please contact Laura.Bachelder@scouting.org with any questions.

Scout book Users
 

Easily find a merit badge counselor in your area using Scout Book. Here’s how:

  • A Troop unit leader should log in at ScoutBook.com

  • Click My Dashboard

  • Select a unit in which you are a registered leader

  • Scroll to the bottom of the roster page and click the link that says “Merit Badge Counselor List.”

The Scout Book MBC list will be updated monthly and merit badge counselors will receive an email from Scout Book any time their registration changes. The counselors on this list have a current MBC registration AND have valid youth protection training.

    Merit Badge Counselor Information -

Scouts BSA updated Merit Badge Requirements for several merit badges for 2021.  The full list of 137 merit badges and their current requirements are available by clicking the button to the left.

Online Merit Badge Classes - (out of council, Facebook sign-up)

Architecture * Landscape Architecture * Soil and Water Conservation * Sustainability

 

  - How this merit badge counselor helped 450 scouts earn one of the 10 rarest badges

  - BSA Merit Badge Zoom: Classes With Erin McCown Foster   (Facebook page for signing up for Ms. Foster's classes.)

Scheduled Merit Badge Courses

Stamp Collecting at CPCC Central Campus

     Location - CPCC Central Campus

     When -     Saturday, July 24, 2021

     Time -       9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Be Prepared for an exciting & informative day where you can earn one of the rarest merit badges.

  

…it’s not your grand-daddy’s hobby anymore!

 

In conjunction with the Charlotte Philatelic Society’s Annual Stamp Show in the Worrell Building, CPCC Central Campus, Charlotte, NC

Scouts will work toward earning Stamp Collecting Merit Badge with Scouter and collector Glenn Silverman.  All Scouts and parents should read the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Guide below for information on COVID precautions, health forms, and merit badge homework before registering.

Before registering, please review the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Guide posted at -

               AQUATICS MERIT BADGES

     * Swimming - $35.00         

          Location - Belk Scout Camp

          When -     Monday, July 19, 2021 and

                             Tuesday, July 20, 2021

          Time -     8:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. - Both days

     * Lifesaving - $45.00

          Location - Belk Scout Camp

          When -     Monday, July 19, 2021 and

                             Tuesday, July 20, 2021

          Time -     12:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - Both days

Before registering, please read the Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badges Guide 2021 posted at -

Link for on-line registration and payment is found at -

     * Canoeing - $40.00           

          Location - Camp Grimes

          When -      Friday, July 30, 2021

          Time -     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

     * Kayaking - $40.00

          Location - Camp Grimes

          When -      Saturday, July 31, 2021

          Time -     9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Before registering, please read the Canoeing and Kayaking Merit Badges Guide 2021 posted at -

Link for on-line registration and payment is found at -

Save the Date!

     * Personal Management Merit Badge

          When -       Starting late August, 2021 -

                             Ending December, 2021

          Times -       First on-line meeting,

                             Follow-up on-line and

                             In-person meetings to be scheduled.

     * "Great Scout Cook Out" - Cooking Merit Badge (maybe others)

          Location - Camp Grimes

          When -     Friday, October 08,

                           Saturday, October 09,

                           Sunday, October 10, 2021

 

          Times -     First on-line meeting,

                           Follow-up on-line and

                           In-person meetings to be scheduled.

     * Winter Camp at Belk Scout Camp

          Location - Belk Scout Camp

          When -     Friday, December 17, 2021

                           Saturday, December 18, 2021

                           Sunday, December 19, 2021

Merit Badge Saturdays – On-line registration and payment are open for -

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 21, 2021

Environmental Science - all day, pick-up at 3:30 pm

November 20, 2021

Environmental Science - all day, pick-up at 3:30 pm

Links to Merit Badge Guide, information -

 

 

 

 

On-line registration and payment are available at -

December 04, 2021

Fish and Wildlife Management - morning only

October 02, 2021

Environmental Science - all day, pick-up at 3:30 pm

Schedule Your Own Merit Badge Courses

Scuba Merit Badge

Lake Norman Scuba LLC

482 River Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28117

Phone:  704-660-3483

https://www.lakenormanscuba.com/

Mr. Andrew Katsamas is a registered Scuba Merit Badge Counselor with Mecklenburg County Council.

Pre-course requirements:  Completion of Swimming Merit Badge and of CPR training.

Course completion requires 6 hours of pool instruction each day for 1 weekend and 6 hours of quarry diving

instruction each day for 1 weekend and a 1-hour review with the counselor.

Movies for Merit Badge Advancement

Three merit badges include requirements that can be fulfilled by watching movies:

   

     American Heritage

     American Labor

     Citizenship in the Community

     Reading

 

Below are links to lists of movies that may be applicable to requirements from each of these merit badges.  Before a Scout watches any of these movies or any other movie, whether for merit badge work or for school or for entertainment, the Scout must receive permission from their parents.  Before a Scout watches any movie for merit badge work, the Scout must also have permission from their merit badge counselor.

American Heritage, requirement 5a

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/American_Heritage.pdf

5. Do ONE of the following: (a) Watch two motion pictures (with the approval and permission of your counselor and parent) that are set in some period of American history. Describe to your counselor how accurate each film is with regard to the historical events depicted and also with regard to the way the characters are portrayed.

https://www.scouter.com/topic/10805-movie-ideas-for-american-heritage/?page=2

American Labor, requirement 5c

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/American_Labor.pdf

5. Do ONE of the following: 

(c) With your counselor’s and parent’s approval and permission, watch a movie that addresses organized labor in the United States. Afterward, discuss the movie with your counselor and explain what you learned.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls031955974/

Citizenship in the Community, requirement 5

https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Citizenship_in_the_Community.pdf

5. With the approval of your counselor and a parent, watch a movie that shows how the actions of one individual or group of individuals can have a positive effect on a community. Discuss with your counselor what you learned from the movie about what it means to be a valuable and concerned member of the community.

Recommended to consider:  October Sky, Remember the Titans, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Follow Me Boys

http://www.eaglecoach.org/merit-badges/citizenship-in-the-community-movie-list/

http://www.eaglecoach.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Citizenship-in-the-Community-Acceptable-Movies.pdf

https://scoutermom.com/1244/movies-for-citizenship-in-the-community-merit-badge/

https://scoutsmarts.com/movies-for-citizenship-in-the-community/

Reading, requirement # 3

 

3. Read four different types of books, such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or biographies. Do any ONE of the following for each book you have read:

(a) Write a review of the book. Include what you liked/didn’t like about the book. Include if you would recommend this book, and if so, who might enjoy reading it.

(b) Watch a movie based on the book. What was the same between the book and movie? What was different? Which did you enjoy more? Discuss this with your merit badge counselor.

(c) Give a “book talk” to your class, troop, or patrol.

100 movies that every Scout should see, a list published by Scouting Life.  (formerly Boys' Life)

 

(Some suggestions will require parental guidance.)

https://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/funstuff/18651/100-movies-for-kids/

100 books that every Scout should read, a list published by Scouting Life.  (formerly Boys' Life)

 

(Some suggestions will require parental guidance.)

https://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/funstuff/18215/100-books-for-kids/