Merit Badge

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Merit Badge Counselor Information

     

      Annual Merit Badge Counselor Registration Renewal

 

Your MBC registration expires 12/31/2020. 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 Michelle.Roberts@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 -

Scheduled Merit Badge Courses

PARI Scout Camp - NEW

Friday - Saturday

February 19 - 20

Astronomy and Space Exploration Merit Badges

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute is a non-profit astronomical observatory located in the Pisgah National Forest near Balsam Grove, NC.

     https://www.pari.edu/events/pari-scout-camp/

Indian Lore Merit Badge / 1 of 3 meetings - NEW

Thurs., Feb. 25

&

Mon., March 15

&

Sat., April 10

This hybrid course with virtual and in-person sessions begins on Zoom on Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The second Zoom session will be Monday, March 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The third session will occur at Spring Camp at Camp Grimes on Saturday, April 10, 2021, with craft and cooking activities.

Please read the Merit Badge Guide for requirements and merit badge homework and course information, all posted at -

      https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/indian-lore-merit-badge/2773640

before proceeding to on-line registration and payment.

 Snow Sports Merit Badge - NEW

Fri. - Sat. - Sun.

Feb. 26-27-28

Lake Junaluska Conferece & Retreat Center

91 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

     https://www.lakejunaluska.com/specials_packages/group_packages/boy_scout_retreats/

Cycling Merit Badge - NEW

Sunday, February 28, 

12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Palmetto Council is offering a Cycling Merit Badge course at Fort Mill Public Library,1818 2nd

Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill, SC 29708. Scouts will visit outside activity stations to cover

requirements. Scouts may complete 1 or 2 required rides by the end of the afternoon. Scouts must present evidence of completion of all rides to earn a blue card completion. More information and online registration and payment are available at - https://scoutingevent.com/549-cyclingmb

Maporee - NEW

Saturday,

March 06, 2021

at Belk Scout

Camp

Maporee - On-line registration and payment are open!!!

Scouts may chose one of 3 -in-person merit badge courses (either Archery (max 8 Scouts) or Climbing (max 8 Scouts) or Orienteering (max 72 Scouts in 6 cohorts of max 12 Scouts), each lasting all day on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Belk Scout Camp.  Belk Scout Camp will be open for troop camping.  Day Campers may check in at the Health Lodge from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. on Saturday for health screening.

Merit badge classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m.

All participants will follow COVID precautions for health screening, wearing masks, spacing, hand washing, outside eating, outside classes, small cohorts.

Please read the Merit Badge Guide for requirements and merit badge homework and course information, all posted at

     https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/maporee/2774695

before proceeding to on-line registration and payment.

Indian Lore Merit Badge / 2 of 3 meetings - NEW

Mon., March 15

&

Sat., April 10

This hybrid course with virtual and in-person sessions begins on Zoom on Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The second Zoom session will be Monday, March 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The third session will occur at Spring Camp at Camp Grimes on Saturday, April 10, 2021, with craft and cooking activities.

Please read the Merit Badge Guide for requirements and merit badge homework and course information, all posted at -

      https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/indian-lore-merit-badge/2773640

before proceeding to on-line registration and payment.

Spring Camp - NEW

Friday,

Saturday,

Sunday,

April 09-10-11

at

Camp Grimes

Spring Camp on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10-11, 2021, at Camp Grimes - Save the Dates

Mecklenburg County Council invites Scouts and troops to participate in Spring Camp 2021, a summer-camp dress rehearsal focused on merit badges.  The Catawba Lodge of the Order of the Arrow will sponsor Camping and Indian Lore Merit Badges.  Climbing Tower will be open Climbing Merit Badge.  Shooting Sports Ranges will be open to offer Shotgun Shooting, Rifle Shooting, and Archery Merit Badges.  Communications, Family Life, and Citizenship Merit Badges will be available.  The Summer Camp kitchen staff will provide food for Friday night Cracker Barrel, Saturday breakfast, lunch, supper, Cracker Barrel, and Sunday breakfast.  All participants will follow COVID precautions for health screening, wearing masks, spacing, hand washing, outside eating, small cohorts.

Registration - https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/spring-camp-2021/2778926 

We need help with merit badge counselor recruitment.  If you know of an adult with merit badge expertise on any topic, we would like to expand our merit badge offerings for Spring Camp with their participation as a counselor and instructor.  Please let Stuart Tucker (stutucker@aol.com, cell 704 681 0206) know of any leads.

Indian Lore Merit Badge / 3rd meeting - Spring Camp at Camp Grimes - NEW

Saturday,

April 10

This hybrid course with virtual and in-person sessions begins on Zoom on Thursday, February 25, 2021, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The second Zoom session will be Monday, March 15, 2021, 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  The third session will occur at Spring Camp at Camp Grimes on Saturday, April 10, 2021, with craft and cooking activities.

Please read the Merit Badge Guide for requirements and merit badge homework and course information, all posted at -

      https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/indian-lore-merit-badge/2773640

before proceeding to on-line registration and payment.

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

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 27, 2021

Environmental Science - all day

April 17, 2021

Fish and Wildlife Management - morning only

May 22, 2021

Environmental Science - all day

June 12, 2021

Nature - morning only

July 24, 2021

Environmental Science - all day

November 20, 2021

Environmental Science - all day

December 04, 2021

Fish and Wildlife Management - morning only

Links to Merit Badge Guide, information, on-line registration and payment are available at -

https://mccscouting.doubleknot.com/event/merit-badge-saturdays-2021/2778528

Schedule Your Own Merit Badge Courses

Climbing Merit Badge

Inner Peaks

10715 Independence Pointe Pkwy., Matthews, NC 28105 

704 844 6677

https://www.innerpeaks.com/climbing-for-kids/

Mr. Chris Dimatteo of the Inner Peaks staff is a registered Climbing Merit Badge Counselor with Mecklenburg County Council.     

Courses are offered for a minimum class size of 6, a maximum class size of 18, on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.

to 5 p.m. with 1/2 hour lunch break or on Sundays from noon to 7:00 p.m. Courses cover all requirements

except for requirement # 1 covering first aid skills, which Scouts must complete through their home troops.

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.

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