Merit Badge Workshops

What We Offer

 

THE JANUARY 15 MERIT BADGE WORKSHOP HAS BEEN MOVED TO ZOOM DUE TO A RISE IN COVID-19 CASES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

The Theodore Roosevelt Council is proud to continue offering groundbreaking programs and opportunities to our youth. Below is a listing of the Merit Badge Workshops being offered, over the next few months. Plan ahead, be prepared, and REGISTER ASAP for a great opportunity to have fun and work on advancements. Please make sure to register online at onteora.org/mbw. Also, available on the registration page is a listing of any prerequisites (please review them beforehand). Lastly, always remember to get unit leader approval 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 which badge they are registering for with their unit leader prior to signing up. Everyone is required to come to the workshop with prior permission for the badge that they are taking, from their Unit Leader.

ALL Blue Cards are required to be handled digitally. When you register your respective scout(s) for their merit badge sessions, you are confirming their electronic blue card has been approved by a unit leader, which is made available to you with real time updates, through your login, at Onteora.org.

All units earning advancement in camp must submit their advancements to their Council. Be sure to submit record of your scout's progress to your unit's advancement chair.

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 earn the badge by completing the requirements with a counselor at home, summer camp, etc. Scouts cannot “fail” Merit Badges; there are only different levels of completion. Note: Please check the most recent merit badge pamphlet for the most current information. 

Please follow this link for Onteora.org Blue Card Save & Print Instructions

 

Availability

Please do not call or email requesting to be force added in to a course that is full.

These workshops are extremely popular and are offered strictly on a first come first serve basis. Even if your order timed out, there was a technical difficulty, or your scout needs the badge in question, exceptions will not be made. There are many other opportunities for advancement in Scouting, including working with your Scoutmaster to contact a local counselor, attending summer camp(s), etc. 

 

Refund Policy

There is a strict no refund or transfer of credit policy for ALL Merit Badge Workshops (except COVID situations), in lieu of the extreme popularity of these programs and the overwhelming amount of special requests that are received.

A full refund will be given if any situation regarding COVID occurs.  Please email Kyle.Jurasits@Scouting.org for COVID-related refund inquiries.

 

Covid Protocols: Health Screening Questions

#1 Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?

#2 Within the last 14 days, have you experienced any symptoms of COVID-19?

#3 Have you come into contact with anyone within the last 14 days that have either tested positive for COVID-19 or has shown any symptoms of COVID-19?

 

MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL THAT ATTEND

 

Prerequisites

Please make sure to check for prerequisites listed below, when registering for badges. Prerequisites can be done prior to arrival. If not completed beforehand, Scouts will receive a partial.

Theodore Roosevelt Council Winter/Spring 2022 Merit Badge Schedule  

All workshops held at the Council Program Center are from 9-1PM.

Workshops held at Schiff Scout Reservation have a morning (8-12) and afternoon (1-5) session. Shooting Sports and Climbing are ALL DAY.

 

Date

 

Merit Badge

 

Prerequisites

 

Cost

 

Location

 

15-Jan

 

Citizenship in the World

Recommended for older Scouts. Research and lecture intensive. No prerequisites.

 

$30

 

Zoom

15-Jan

Law

None.

$30

Zoom

15-Jan

Geology

None.

$30

Zoom

15-Jan

Architecture

None.

$35

Zoom

15-Jan

Chess

None.

$30

Zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

12-Feb

 

Personal Management

Recommended for older Scouts. Work on Req. 1, 2, and 8 before workshop.

 

$30

 

Council Program Center

12-Feb

Moviemaking

None.

$30

Council Program Center

12-Feb

Digital Technology

Requirement 1

$30

Council Program Center

12-Feb

Public Speaking

None.

$30

Council Program Center

12-Feb

American Heritage

None.

$30

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

5-Mar

Citizenship in the Community

Recommended for older Scouts. Requirement 7

$30

Council Program Center

5-Mar

Entrepreneurship

None.

$30

Council Program Center

5-Mar

Fingerprinting

None.

$30

Council Program Center

5-Mar

Safety

None.

$30

Council Program Center

5-Mar

Nuclear Science

Recommended for Older Scouts. No prereq.’s

$40

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

19-Mar

 

Personal Fitness

Recommended for older Scouts. Work on Req. 1, 6, 7, & 8 before workshop.

 

$30

 

Council Program Center

19-Mar

Weather

None.

$30

Council Program Center

19-Mar

Fire Safety

Requirement 6a & 11.

$30

Council Program Center

19-Mar

Public Health

None.

$30

Council Program Center

 

19-Mar

 

Salesmanship

Recommended for older scouts. Req. basic mathematical capabilities. No prereq.’s

 

$30

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

26-Mar

 

Citizenship in the Nation

Recommended for older Scouts. Writing and lecture intensive. Work on Req. 2 before workshop.

 

$30

 

Council Program Center

26-Mar

Signs, Signals, and Codes

None.

$30

Council Program Center

26-Mar

Graphic Arts

None.

$30

Council Program Center

26-Mar

Health Care Professions

Requirement 5

$30

Council Program Center

 

 

26-Mar

 

 

Oceanography

Recommended for older scouts because of difficult concepts and required writings and observations. Scouts may need to complete part of Req 7 after workshop.

 

 

$30

 

 

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

2-Apr

Emergency Preparedness

Requirements 1, 2c, 7b.

$30

Schiff Scout Reservation

2-Apr

Orienteering

Difficult for very young Scouts. Can work on Req. 7 before workshop.

$35

Schiff Scout Reservation

2-Apr

Mammal Study

Writing required. No prerequisites.

$30

Schiff Scout Reservation

 

2-Apr

 

Fishing

Bring a fishing pole and lures. Catching a fish is NOT guaranteed. No prerequisites. Can work on Req. 9 before workshop.

 

$30

 

Schiff Scout Reservation

2-Apr

Automotive Maintenance

Work intensive. No prerequisites.

$30

Schiff Scout Reservation

 

 

 

 

 

  • January 15 Merit Badge Workshop
    January 15, 2022

  • February 12 Merit Badge Workshop
    February 12, 2022

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  • March 5 Merit Badge Workshop
    March 05, 2022

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  • March 19 Merit Badge Workshop
    March 19, 2022

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  • March 26 Merit Badge Workshop
    March 26, 2022

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  • April 2 Merit Badge Workshop (Schiff SR - MORNING)
    April 02, 2022

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  • April 2 Merit Badge Workshop (Schiff - AFTERNOON)
    April 02, 2022

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  • May 7 Merit Badge Workshop (Schiff SR)
    May 07, 2022

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