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Scouts BSA Merit Badges

Merit Badge Day: May 8, 2021

We will be offering Scouts BSA merit badges on Saturday, May 8, 2021.  To register, click the link for the session below.  Click the button called "Start Non-Member Application-Age 18 or over."  Please ignore "age 18 or over."  Fill in the contact data that is relevant.  You can skip member type, grade/title, and religious preference even though they say required.

Aviation, $20
  • Session 1: 8:00am-noon (full)

  • Session 2: 1:00pm-5:00pm (full)

  • Optional Activities for both groups: noon-1:00pm

Search and Rescue, $30

Group Sizes:

  • Each session is limited to 20 Scouts BSA.  Scout leaders and adults will be able to rotate through to observe the merit badge class while keeping overall group size to 25.

Scout Leadership:

We will have a registered female BSA leader on-site.  We will need one additional registered BSA leader on-site for each session.  Please email Liz Botkin if you can assist.

Directions:

Lunch:

  • We will have some additional activities from noon-1:00pm.  All sessions are welcome to attend.  Please bring your own lunch/drink and plan to eat outside.  We recommend bringing a lawn chair as well.  We will have a covered area open if the weather does not permit eating outside.  

Prerequisites:

  • We've designed these classes to teach them from beginning to end!  

Earning the Badge:

  • As the class is taught, Scouts will complete the merit badge workbook.  At the end of class, Scouts will turn in the worksheet for official review and credit.  Please email Liz Botkin if your Scout might have challenges in filling out the merit badge worksheet so we are prepared.  Some merit badges may have follow-up work but we are attempting to minimize this.  We will update Scoutbook within 24 hours to show the merit badge is approved by the Merit Badge Counselor.  If your Troop does not use Scoutbook, please bring a blue card.

What to Wear/Bring:

Merit Badges

Contact us at nhs-contact@mncap.org if your Troop is interested in scheduling any of the following merit badges with us.  

  • Aviation

  • Search and Rescue

  • Weather

  • Radio

  • Space Exploration

  • Emergency Preparedness

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