Merit Badge Information - 

for Scouts

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Registrations are now OPEN for the following Merit Badges -

The Merit Badge Guides contain information on COVID precautions, health forms and Merit Badge homework.  Please be sure to download, read and do any homework BEFORE the class you choose.

Eagle Day 2022

Mecklenburg County Council and Troop 111 are offering Eagle Day 2022, with Eagle - required and other merit badge courses.

Before registering, please read the Eagle Day 2022 Guide for information on the program, schedule, and pre-course merit badge homework.

 

 

Scouts may register for one all-day class (Communications MB) or 1 morning and for 1 afternoon class.

When:       Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time:        Registration - 8:00 am - 8:45 am

                 Morning classes - 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

                 Lunch -  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

                 Afternoon classes - 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm

                 All day class - 8:45 am - 4:00 pm (lunch same time)

Where:     Myers Park Presbyterian Church

                 Oxford Hall

                 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC

Registration for all classes -

Aviation Merit Badge

Aviation Career Camps will conduct an Aviation Merit Badge course on -

When:    Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Time:      All day class

Where:   Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport

               3900 Paul J. Helms Drive

               Monroe, NC 28110

More information is at -

*** Mecklenburg County Council will not be involved in registration or payments for this course. ***

Before registering, please read the Aviation Merit Badge Guide posted at -

Online Registration is available at -

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Environmental Science MB

     Scouts must complete pre-class homework and

       attend one session to earn blue card completions.

When:    Friday, June 17, 2022

Time:      9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Where:   Rob Wallace Park

              12900 Bethel School Road, Midland, NC 28107

When:    Friday, July 15, 2022

Time:      9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Where:   Rob Wallace Park

              12900 Bethel School Road, Midland, NC 28107

When:     Friday, August 12, 2022

Time:      9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Where:   Rob Wallace Park

              12900 Bethel School Road, Midland, NC 28107

Please make sure to download and READ the Merit Badge Guide BEFORE you go to the class.  There is also work to be done for this merit badge, before you go to class as well.

Swimming MB

Swimming Merit Badge Courses for Scouts with good swimming skills and endurance.

Scouts who can complete the BSA Swimmer test (100 yards) should register for a single session of 3 hours.

WHEN:      Saturday, July 23, 2022

TIME:        Check in 8:30 a.m., class 9:00 a.m. to Noon

WHERE:   Belk Scout Camp Pool

   ~*~ OR ~*~ 

WHEN:      Saturday, July 23, 2022

TIME:        Check in 12:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Belk Scout Camp Pool

To register for either the Swimming MB classes or the Lifesaving MB classes, click the button below.

Required information to be read and done before class - Swimming and/or Lifesaving MB's.

Swimming MB

Swimming Merit Badge Courses with instruction in basic swimming skills.

Scouts who need instruction in basic swimming skills or who would have difficulty completing the BSA Swimmer test

(100 yards) should register for an all-day course of 5 hours.

WHEN:       Monday, July 25, 2022

TIME:         Check in 8:30 a.m., class 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 

                        Lunch break Noon to 1:00

                        Class continues from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:     Belk Scout Camp Pool

   ~*~ OR ~*~

 

WHEN:        Tuesday, July 26, 2022

TIME:           Check in 8:30 a.m., class 9:00 a.m. to Noon,

                         Lunch break Noon to 1:00 p.m., 

                         Class continues from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Belk Scout Camp Pool

To register for either the Swimming MB classes or the Lifesaving MB classes, click the button below.

Required information to be read and completed before class -

Swimming and/or Lifesaving MB's.

Lifesaving MB

Lifesaving Merit Badge Courses

Scouts who can complete a qualifying swim of 400 yards should register for a single session of 7 hours.

WHEN:     Wednesday, July 27, 2022

TIME:        8:30 a.m. to Noon

                         Lunch break Noon to 1:00 p.m.

                         Class continues from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:    Belk Scout Camp Pool

   ~*~ OR ~*~

 

WHEN:      Thursday, July 28, 2022

TIME:         8:30 a.m. to Noon

                         Lunch break Noon to 1:00 p.m.

                         Class continues from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:    Belk Scout Camp Pool

To register for either the Swimming MB classes or the Lifesaving MB classes, click the button below.

Required information to be read and done before class - Swimming and/or Lifesaving MB's.

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Stamp Collecting MB

When:    Saturday, July 30, 2022

Time:      9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:   Charlotte Philatelic Society Annual Stamp Show

               Worrell Building - Central Piedmont Community

               College Central Campus, Charlotte, NC

Please make sure to download and READ the Merit Badge Guide BEFORE you go to the class.  There is also work to be done for this merit badge, before you go to class as well.

Register for the Stamp Collecting Merit Badge, using the button below.

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.

Save the Date 

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Automotive Maintenance MB
at the Fall 2022 Charlotte AutoFair

When:     Saturday, September 10, 2022

Where:    Fall 2022 Charlotte AutoFair

Links to some very informative guides Scouts should use

Blue Card Guide -

Cyber Chip Guide -

Merit Badge Homework Guide -

Schedule Your Own Merit Badge Courses

New - Merit Badge Courses at the McDowell Nature Preserve

Troops or patrols can schedule group merit badge instruction with BSA-registered counselors on staff at McDowell Nature Preserve.  Their schedule is open for the fall of 2022.  They offer these merit badge courses:

Astronomy, Backpacking, Camping, Environmental Science, Insect Study, Kayaking, Mammal Study,

Nature, Orienteering, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Soil and Water Conservation, Sustainability, Weather, Wilderness Survival.

Minimum class size is 8. 

Maximum class size is 15. 

Cost may range from $15 to $40 per Scout, depending on the merit badge and on scheduling for single-day or

multi-day sessions. 

 

Camping is available on site.

 

For more information and scheduling, please contact Ms. Catherine Robertson, Environmental Educator,

at 980-314-1128 or at Catherine.Robertson@mecklenburgcountync.gov

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/

Scuba Diving Merit Badge (within MCC Council)

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.

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.)