Online Merit Badge Classes

As we continue to provide advancement opportunities to Scouts, here are upcoming online Merit Badge classes. These classes will give Scouts a chance to continue working on the Scouting curriculum, achieve advancements towards their Scouting goals, and connect with other Scouts all over the country!

Throughout each class, Scouts will fulfill many requirements during the online sessions. Scouts may have some requirements to complete on their own at home or with their units at a later date. Within 2 weeks after completion of the session, you will receive a digital blue card via email detailing your advancement. You can then forward this information to your Scout Leader or Advancement person to input into your Scoutbook account. No hard copy blue card will be issued.

You will receive a link with information to join your session the morning of your class.

Please remember that any electronic communication involving a youth member must adhere to BSA’s “two deep” leadership policies so youth sending emails or texts should cc their parent or another adult.

  • Chemistry – Sunday, August 2nd – 2-5pm – Instructor Miles Plunkett & Robert Pothier

 

  • Safety Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 5th & Friday, August 7th – 12-2pm EDT – Instructor Andrew Dion
  • Camping Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 5th & Friday, August 7th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Josh Plunkett
  • Traffic Safety Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 5th – 6-9pm EDT – Instructor Matthew Thomas
  • Pathway to First Class – First Aid Rank Skills – Thursday, August 6th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Josh Plunkett
  • Geocaching Merit Badge – Saturday, August 8th – 3-6pm EDT – Instructor Matthew Thomas
  • First Aid Merit Badge – Tuesday, August 11th & Thursday, August 13th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Andrew Dion
  • Traffic Safety Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 12th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Matthew Thomas
  • Wilderness Survival Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 12th & Friday, August 14th – 4-6pm EDT – Instructor Josh Plunkett
  • Pathway to First Class – First Aid Rank Skills – Thursday, August 13th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Josh Plunkett
  • Fire Safety Merit Badge – Saturday, August 15th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Traffic Safety Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 19th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Matthew Thomas
  • First Aid Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 19th & Friday, August 21st – 1-4pm EDT – Instructor Andrew Dion
  • Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge – Wednesday, August 19th & Friday, August 21st – 5-7pm EDT – Instructor Josh Plunkett
  • Pathway to First Class – First Aid Rank Skills – Thursday, August 20th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Josh Plunkett
  • Geocaching Merit Badge – Sunday, August 23rd – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Matthew Thomas

Week of August 3rd - Earth Science

Registration opens July 31st at 9 am for all of our August sessions.

  • Fish & Wildlife Management – Tuesday, August 4th & Thursday, August 6th – 11am-1pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Plant Science - Tuesday, August 4th & Thursday, August 6th – 11am-1pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Insect Study - Tuesday, August 4th & Thursday, August 6th – 1-3pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Personal Management - Tuesday, August 4th & Thursday, August 6th – 1-3pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Soil & Water Conservation – Tuesday, August 4th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Environmental Science – Tuesday, August 4th & Thursday, August 6th – 4-6pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Animal Science – Wednesday, August 5th & Friday, August 7th – 11am-1pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Gardening – Wednesday, August 5th – 3-6pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Oceanography – Wednesday, August 5th & Friday, August 7th – 3-5pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Communication - Wednesday, August 5th & Friday, August 7th – 4-6pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Fishing/Fly Fishing – Thursday, August 6th & Friday, August 7th – 1-3pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Mining in Society – Thursday, August 6th – 3-6pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Mammal Study – Friday, August 7th – 11am-2pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey

Special Programs:

NOVA Award – Splash – Monday, August 3rd & Wednesday, August 5th – 1-3pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson

 

Week of August 10th - STEM

Registration opens July 31st at 9 am for all of our August sessions.

  • Citizenship in the Nation – Monday, August 10th – 1-4pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Space Exploration – Monday, August 10th & Wednesday, August 12th – 3-5pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Energy – Tuesday, August 11th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Architecture – Tuesday, August 11th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Citizenship in the World – Tuesday, August 11th – 10am-1pm EDTInstructor Alison Batey
  • Electricity – Tuesday, August 11th – 11am-2pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Landscape Architecture – Tuesday, August 11th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Drafting – Wednesday, August 12th & Friday, August 14th – 1-3pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Dentistry – Wednesday, August 12th – 3-6pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Chess – Wednesday, August 12th – 4-7pm EDT – Instructor Nick Kerpan

Special Programs:

NOVA Award – Up & Away – Monday, August 10th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson

 

 

Week of August 17th - Creative Arts

Registration opens July 31st at 9 am for all of our August sessions.

  • Personal Fitness – Monday, August 17th & Tuesday, August 18th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Photography – Monday, August 17th & Wednesday, August 19th – 11am-1pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Communication – Monday, August 17th & Thursday, August 20th – 1-3pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Moviemaking – Monday, August 17th & Wednesday, August 19th – 2-4pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Pulp & Paper – Tuesday, August 18th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Citizenship in the Community – Tuesday, August 18th – 1-4pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Textile – Tuesday, August 18th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Art – Tuesday, August 18th & Thursday, August 20th – 4-6pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Animation – Wednesday, August 19th & Friday, August 21st – 6-8pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Archaeology – Thursday, August 20th – 11am-2pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Sculpture – Friday, August 21st – 11am-2pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson

 

Week of August 24th - Global Citizen

Registration opens July 31st at 9 am for all of our August sessions.

  • Golf – Tuesday, August 25th & Thursday, August 27th – 10am-12pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Personal Management – Tuesday, August 25th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Law – Tuesday, August 25th – 1-4pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Traffic Safety – Tuesday, August 25th – 1-4pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • First Aid – Tuesday, August 25th & Thursday, August 27th – 2-4pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Emergency Preparedness – Wednesday, August 26th & Friday, August 28th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd
  • Public Health – Wednesday, August 26th & Friday, August 28th – 11am-1pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Railroading – Wednesday, August 26th – 1-4pm EDT – Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Disability Awareness – Wednesday, August 26th – 2-5pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Citizenship in the World – Thursday, August 27th – 10am-1pm EDT – Instructor Alison Batey
  • Truck Transportation - Thursday, August 27th - 1-4pm EDT - Instructor Darrin Johnson
  • Family Life – Thursday, August 27th – 3-5pm EDT – Instructor Zack Shepherd

 

Enhance your Online Merit Badge Experience

Dozens of business, community, and civic leaders are donating their time and expertise to support Base Camp Online through our virtual guest speaker program. These programs are free and almost limitless (200+ attendance cap), they are open to anyone. The experts will share their personal and professional story, their background, and a little about what it’s like to work in their field. The virtual classroom manager will take chat questions from the audience and the guest speaker will answer the questions.

Click here for speakers and schedules. If you are a professional and would be willing to volunteer and serve as a guest speaker, please email Mariama Sano at [email protected].