Merit Badge Workshops
Registration for October - December 2019 Workshops Will Open on Tuesday, September 17th (9AM)
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.
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, CLASSES TAKE PLACE FROM 9AM-1PM AT THE COUNCIL SERVICE CENTER (544 Broadway, Massapequa, NY 11758)
Morning & Afternoon sessions are entirely separate classes. You need only sign up for one or the other (each badge only takes one session to do).
How to Create an Account & Register
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 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.
There is a strict no refund or transfer of credit policy for ALL Merit Badge Workshops, in lieu of the extreme popularity of these programs and the overwhelming amount of special requests that are received.
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.