Merit Badge Workshops

Theodore Roosevelt Council is proud to continue offering groundbreaking programs and opportunities to our Scouts. Below is a listing of the Merit Badge Workshops being offered this spring, as well as registration links. Please take time to review the below information prior to registering.

 

How to Create an Account & Register

Click Here for Step-by-Step Instructions on Creating Your Account

Click Here for Step-by-Step Instructions on Registering for an Upcoming MB Workshop

 

Permission & Electronic Blue Cards

Scouts should discuss the badge(s) they are registering for with their Scoutmaster prior to signing up.

All blue cards are required to be handled digitally. When you register your respective Scout(s) for their merit badge session(s), you are confirming your Scout(s) has discussed the badge(s) with their Scoutmaster. Your updated electronic blue card will be available for download one week after the conclusion of the workshop. No physical blue cards will be signed.

If a Scout does not complete all of the requirements for a merit badge during the session, they will receive a “Partial Completion” and have their digital blue card returned indicating the requirements that were completed. Scouts can reach out to a local counselor to complete missing requirements. Your Scoutmaster can provide you a list of these counselors. Our Merit Badge Workshop instructors are not permitted to sign off on requirements following the conclusion of the workshop.

If the merit badge is completed, the back of the blue card will be signed and dated by the counselor.

All Scouts should submit a copy of their blue card to their Scoutmaster, whether or not the Scout completes the badge. Your records on onteora.org do not automatically transfer to Scoutbook.

Click here for Blue Card Save & Print Instructions

 

Availability

These workshops are extremely popular and are offered strictly on a first come first served basis. There is no waitlist available for classes that are full, and additional class spots will not become available. There are many other opportunities for advancement in Scouting, including working with your Scoutmaster to contact a local counselor or attending summer camp.

 

Refund Policy

As per Theodore Roosevelt Council's Refund Policy, there is a strict no refund or transfer of credit policy for all Merit Badge Workshops.

 

Expected Behavior

Scouts are expected to abide by the Scout Oath and Law at all times, and that includes during the Merit Badge Workshops. If a Scout is being disruptive of their class, they will be sent home with no refund issued.

 

Merit Badge Completions

Attendance at a Merit Badge Workshop does not guarantee completion. Scouts must be attentive and active participants in the class (including refraining from phone use, unless as a part of a requirement), and complete all classwork assigned by the counselor. In certain circumstances, it may not be possible to complete all badge requirements during a workshop. This risk is assumed when registering for a workshop. It is the sole discretion of our instructors to determine whether or not a Scout fulfills specific requirements. The instructor's word on this is final.

 

Prerequisites

When registering for badges, please make sure to check the prerequisites listed below. Prerequisites should be done prior to arrival. If not completed beforehand, Scouts will receive a partial. Proof of completion must be shown to the instructor prior to the end of the workshop. No work will be accepted upon the conclusion of the workshop. For an up-to-date list of merit badge requirements, please visit Scouting.org.

 

Location & Time

The location and time of each Merit Badge Workshop will vary. Please take careful note of this on the schedule below. Some workshops will take place at the Council Program Center (544 Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758), and some at Schiff Scout Reservation (1606 Wading River Manor Road, Wading River, NY 11792).

 

Supplies

Scouts should come prepared to every workshop with a pen/pencil, notebook/paper, bottle of water, and any prerequisites. For workshops at Schiff, Scouts should also wear closed toed hiking boots, and wear clothing appropriate for outdoor activities.

Scouts registered for the May 11 workshop at Schiff should bring a bagged lunch. Scouts registered for the July 20 workshop at Schiff should bring a bagged lunch if registered for both sessions. Lunch will not be provided.

 

Theodore Roosevelt Council Spring 2024 Merit Badge Schedule

 

Date

 

Merit Badge

 

Prerequisites

 

Cost

 

Location & Time

 

13-Apr

 

Citizenship in the World

Recommended for older Scouts. Research and lecture intensive. Complete requirement 3b before workshop.

 

$40

 

 

Council Program Center

9 AM – 1 PM

13-Apr

Chess

None.

$40

13-Apr

Fingerprinting

None.

$40

13-Apr

Art

Requirement 6

$45

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-Apr

 

Citizenship in the Nation

Recommended for older Scouts. Writing and lecture intensive. Complete requirements 5 & 7 before workshop.

 

$40

 

 

 

Council Program Center

9 AM – 1 PM

 

20-Apr

 

Salesmanship

Recommended for older Scouts. Req. basic mathematical capabilities. Complete Req. 5 before workshop.

 

$40

20-Apr

Digital Technology

Requirement 1

$40

20-Apr

Chemistry

Extensive lab and classwork. No prerequisites.

$50

 

 

 

 

 

 

11-May

 

First Aid

Recommended for older Scouts. Complete requirements 1 & 5 before workshop. Bring first aid kit for req. 5a to workshop.

 

$50

 

 

 

Schiff Scout Reservation

9 AM – 3 PM

11-May

Automotive Maintenance

Work/labor intensive. No prerequisites.

$55

11-May

Space Exploration

None.

$60

11-May

Geocaching

Requirements 7 & 8

$50

11-May

Pioneering

None.

$50

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-Jun

 

Emergency Preparedness

Recommended for older Scouts. Complete requirements 1, 2c, and 8b before workshop. Bring emergency kits to workshop.

 

$40

 

 

 

Council Program Center

9 AM – 1 PM

8-Jun

American Heritage

Requirement 3c

$40

8-Jun

Public Speaking

None.

$40

8-Jun

Nuclear Science

Recommended for older Scouts. No prerequisites.

$40

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-Jun

 

Environmental Science

Recommended for older Scouts. Complete req. 3e & 4 before workshop.

 

$40

 

 

Council Program Center

9 AM – 1 PM

15-Jun

American Labor

Requirements 2

$40

15-Jun

Geology

None.

$40

15-Jun

Disabilities Awareness

Requirement 2 & 4

$40

 

 

 

 

 

 

20-Jul

 

Personal Management

Recommended for older Scouts. Writing and lecture intensive. Complete Requirements 1, 2, and 8 before workshop.

 

$45

Schiff Scout Reservation

 

Session 1:

8 AM – 12 PM

Session 2:

1 PM – 5 PM

 

Scouts can register for one badge in each session

20-Jul

Signs, Signals, and Codes

None.

$45

20-Jul

Photography

Requirement 1b. Scouts should bring their own camera to workshop

$45

20-Jul

Scouting Heritage

Requirements 5, 6 & 8

$45

20-Jul

Search and Rescue

None.

$45

 

 

 

 

 

  • May 11 Merit Badge Workshop @ Schiff SR
    May 11, 2024

  • June 8 Merit Badge Workshop
    June 08, 2024

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