Merit Badge Information - 

for Scouts


The new Citizenship in the Society Merit Badge is here!

The new merit badge encourages Scouts to explore important topics around diversity, equity, inclusion and ethical leadership and learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting. Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.

There will not be a pamphlet for the Citizenship in the Society Merit Badge.  You can find the requirements for the badge by clicking the link below.  We will release more information as counselors and courses for this badge become available.

Registrations are now OPEN for the following Merit Badges -


                Graphic Arts

                Merit Badge

Mecklenburg County Council in conjunction with Central Piedmont Community College Harper Campus staff will offer the Graphic Arts Merit Badge on:

When -      Sat., Dec. 11, 2021

Check-in - 8:00 am to 8:30 am

Time -       8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Where -    Central Piedmont Ccommunity College Harper Campus

                 315 W. Hebron Street

                 Charlotte, NC

Parents are welcome to attend. 

Maximum class size is 15 Scouts. 

Cost is $12, with on-line transaction fee of $1.

Age requirement - 7th grade or higher.



Before registering, Scouts and parents should read the Merit Badge Guide for merit badge requirements and homework. 

Graphic Arts MB Registration -

Blue Snow 2021 Winter Camp at Belk Scout Camp

  When:  Fri., Dec. 17 -   5:00 pm - Check-in at the Health Lodge

              Sat., Dec. 18 -  8:30 am - Merit Badge classes begin

                                       4:30 pm - Merit Badge classes end

              Sun., Dec. 19 - 9:00 am - Family Life merit badge begins

                                     10:00 am - Family Life merit badge ends

                                       9:10 am - Climbing merit badge for needed Belays, Climbs, Rappels

                                     12:00 pm - Camp dismissed

  Where:  Belk Scout Camp

  Merit Badges being offered -  12/01 updateONLY Climbing MB has openings left for registration (3 openings,)

                                                                all other classes are filled.


          All Day - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

          Saturday morning - 8:30 am - Noon   AND

          Saturday afternoon - 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


          Sunday morning - 9:00 am - 10:00 am


American         Entrpreneurship 



 Aviation - offsite       Climbing

 at the Goose            * * * * * *

 Creek Airport         only mb open


Salesmanship         Archery

   Family Life

  Citizenship in    Emergency

     the World       Preparation


    Citizenship in        Citizenship in

   the Community         the Nation   



     Engineering          Golf


        Safety             Traffic Safety

Registration fees:

Scout Day Camper fee              $ 45

Scout Overnight Camper fee     $ 95

Adult Day Camper fee               $ 45

Adult Overnight Camper fee      $ 65

Add-on fee for registration on or after December 1st for adults and Scouts      $ 10

On-line registration transaction fee for one or more participants                       $ 1

Before registering, please read information about the event, health forms, COVID precautions, merit badge requirements, and pre-camp merit badge homework in the Winter Camp 2021 Guide posted at - 

             Must read BEFORE going to camp.

Winter Camp Registration - The first 60 Scouts who register will qualify for a free red Paul Bunyan knit cap with brim.  See registration page link below.

Save the Date 


                            Coin Collecting Merit Badge

 When:    Saturday, February 12, 2022

 Where:   Charlotte Coin Club Annual Show

Spring Camp

Spring Camp is an encampment for earning merit badges.

Where:  Camp Grimes

When:   Friday - Saturday - Sunday, April 22-23-24, 2022

Schedule Your Own Merit Badge Courses

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

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.


                American Labor, requirement 5c

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.


                Citizenship in the Community, requirement 5

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


               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.)

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


(Some suggestions will require parental guidance.)

Scuba Diving Merit Badge (within MCC Council)

Lake Norman Scuba LLC

482 River Hwy., Mooresville, NC 28117

Phone:  704-660-3483

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.

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.)