Merit Badge Workshops

What We Offer

 

Registration for our Fall Merit Badge Workshops is now live!

2023 Merit Badge Workshop registration opens 12/5 7 PM EST! 

 

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. No physical blue cards will be signed. 

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 Daniel.Haggerty@Scouting.org for COVID-related refund inquiries.

 

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. 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.

Theodore Roosevelt Council Fall 2022 Merit Badge Workshop Schedule  

All workshops held at the Council Program Center from 9am-1pm.

 

Date

 

Merit Badge

 

Prerequisites

 

Cost

 

Location

 

 

 

 

 

3-Dec

Digital Technology

Requirement 1

$35

Council Program Center

3-Dec

Entrepreneurship

None.

$30

Council Program Center

3-Dec

Journalism

Requirements 2 & 4.

$30

Council Program Center

 

3-Dec

 

Personal Management

Recommended for older Scouts.

Work on Req. 1, 2, and 8 before

workshop.

 

$30

 

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

10-Dec

American Business

None.

$30

Council Program Center

10-Dec

Dog Care

Requirements 4 & 8.

$35

Council Program Center

10-Dec

First Aid

Requirements 1 & 5. Bring first aid kit for Req. 5a to workshop.

$30

Council Program Center

10-Dec

Graphic Arts

None.

$35

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Roosevelt Council Winter 2023 Merit Badge Schedule

 

Date

 

Merit Badge

 

Prerequisites

 

Cost

 

Location

 

14-Jan

 

Citizenship in the World

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

 

$35

 

Council Program Center

14-Jan

Animation

None.

$45

Council Program Center

14-Jan

Inventing

Req. 8.

$35

Council Program Center

14-Jan

Oceanography

None.

$35

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

21-Jan

 

Citizenship in the Nation

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

 

$35

 

Council Program Center

21-Jan

Game Design

None.

$45

Council Program Center

21-Jan

Salesmanship

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

$35

Council Program Center

21-Jan

Search and Rescue

Req. 6A

$40

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

11-Feb

Communication

Recommended for older Scouts. Complete Requirements 4, 5 and 8. Work on Req. 3 before workshop. 

$35

Council Program Center

11-Feb

Law

None.

$35

Council Program Center

11-Feb

Weather

Req. 9

$35

Council Program Center

11-Feb

Disabilities Awareness

Req. 2

$35

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-Mar

 

Environmental Science

Recommended for older Scouts. Complete Req. 4 before workshop.

 

$35

 

Council Program Center

4-Mar

Photography

Complete your cyber chip prior to the workshop (Req. 1B). Bring your Card.

$40

Council Program Center

4-Mar

Public Speaking

None.

$35

Council Program Center

4-Mar

Fire Safety

Req. 6 and 11.

$35

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

18-Mar

 

Personal Fitness

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

 

$35

 

Council Program Center

18-Mar

Chess

None.

$40

Council Program Center

18-Mar

Signs, Signals and Codes

None.

$35

Council Program Center

18-Mar

Sculpture

None.

$45

Council Program Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • November 19 Merit Badge Workshop
    November 19, 2022

  • December 3 Merit Badge Workshop
    December 03, 2022

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  • December 10 Merit Badge Workshop
    December 10, 2022

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  • January 14th Merit Badge Workshop
    January 14, 2023

  • January 21st Merit Badge Workshop
    January 21, 2023

  • February 11th Merit Badge Workshop
    February 11, 2023

  • March 4th Merit Badge Workshop
    March 04, 2023

  • March 18th Merit Badge Workshop
    March 18, 2023

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