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.

Arts Week

Game Design – Monday, November 30th & Thursday, December 3rd – 4—6pm EST - Instructor Darrin Johnson

Art – Tuesday, December 1st & Thursday, December 3rd – 4-6pm EST - Instructor Zack Shepherd

Sculpture – Wednesday, December 2nd – 4-6pm EST - Instructor Alison Batey

Graphic Arts – Saturday, December 5th – 2-5pm EST - Instructor Zack Shepherd


World Holidays Week

American Cultures – Tuesday, December 8th – 3-6pm EST - Instructor Zack Shepherd

Music – Friday, December 11th – 5-8pm EST - Instructor Darrin Johnson

Citizenship in the Nation – Saturday, December 12th - 11am-2pm EST - Instructor Alison Batey

Textile – Saturday, December 12th – 2-5pm EST - Instructor Zack Shepherd


Family Traditions Week

Genealogy – Monday, December 14th – 4-7pm EST - Instructor Darrin Johnson

Photography – Tuesday, December 15th & Thursday, December 17th – 4-6pm EST - Instructor Zack Shepherd

Family Life – Wednesday, December 16th – 4-6pm EST - Instructor Alison Batey

Collections – Friday, December 18th – 4-6pm EST - Instructor Darrin Johnson


Physical Fitness Week

Sports – Monday, December 21st – 3-6pm EST - Instructor Zack Shepherd

Personal Fitness – Monday, December 21st & Wednesday, December 23rd – 3-5pm EST - Instructor Darrin Johnson

Athletics – Tuesday, December 22nd – 3-6pm EST (2nd session will be scheduled after Christmas) - Instructor Alison Batey


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].