Merit Badge Workshops

What We Offer

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 Kevin.Shea@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 Fall 2021 Merit Badge Schedule  

All workshops are from 9-1PM on the below dates. 

Date 

Merit Badge 

Prerequisites 

25-Sep 

Emergency Preparedness 

Requirements 1, 2c, 7b.  

25-Sep 

Basketry  

None. 

25-Sep 

Law 

None. 

25-Sep 

Photography 

Complete Cyber Chip. 

25-Sep 

Inventing 

None. 

 

 

 

2-Oct 

Citizenship in the World  

None. 

2-Oct 

Medicine 

Requirement 7A 

2-Oct 

Traffic Safety 

None. 

2-Oct 

Moviemaking 

None. 

2-Oct 

Fish and Wildlife Management 

Requirement 5 

 

 

 

16-Oct 

Citizenship in the Nation 

Requirement 2a OR 2b Or 2c 

16-Oct 

Space Exploration 

Weather Dependent. 

16-Oct 

Chemistry 

None. 

16-Oct 

Disabilities Awareness 

Requirement 4A OR 4B. 

16-Oct 

Geology 

None. 

 

 

 

30-Oct 

Composite Materials 

None. 

30-Oct 

Robotics 

None. 

30-Oct 

Communication 

Requirement 5&8 

30-Oct 

Art 

None. 

30-Oct 

Indian Lore 

None.  

 

 

 

13-Nov 

Personal Management 

Requirement 2  

13-Nov 

Fingerprinting 

None  

13-Nov 

Fire Safety 

Requirement 11. 

13-Nov 

Entrepreneurship 

None 

13-Nov 

Digital Technology 

Need Cyber Chip.  

 

 

 

4-Dec 

Energy 

Requirement 4 

4-Dec 

Weather 

None 

4-Dec 

Graphic Arts 

None. 

4-Dec 

First Aid 

Requirement 5a 

4-Dec 

American Business 

None 

 

 

 

11-Dec 

Communication 

Requirement 5 & 8

11-Dec 

Disabilities Awareness 

Requirement 2  

11-Dec 

Chemistry 

None.  

11-Dec 

Mining in Society 

Requirement 6a 

11-Dec 

Signs, Signals, and Codes 

Requirement 7 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Council Program Center

15-Jan

Law

None.

$30

Council Program Center

15-Jan

Geology

None.

$30

Council Program Center

15-Jan

Architecture

None.

$35

Council Program Center

15-Jan

Chess

None.

$30

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  • November 13th Workshops
    November 13, 2021

  • December 4th Workshop
    December 04, 2021

  • December 11th Workshops
    December 11, 2021

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  • January 15 Merit Badge Workshop
    January 15, 2022

  • February 12 Merit Badge Workshop
    February 12, 2022

  • March 5 Merit Badge Workshop
    March 05, 2022

  • March 19 Merit Badge Workshop
    March 19, 2022

  • March 26 Merit Badge Workshop
    March 26, 2022

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

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

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

File Name Description
2021 Fall Merit Badge Workshop Download
2022 Winter & Spring Merit Badge Workshops Download
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