Virtual Merit Badge Clinic

The Mount Baker Council Advancement team is excited to see Scouts continue their Merit Badge adventures virtually as much as possible. This page will play host to Merit Badge class list as it is developed and be a resources for Scouts and Counselors alike to support these efforts.

If you are a Merit Badge Councelor and interested in hosting a online meeting, please visit our Merit Badge Counselor’s Guide to Online Merit Badges page.  Contact Neal Kazmi at neal@klahaya.org for more information. 

Also see our Online Merit Badges page for more on online opportunities.

Check out this article on Merit Badges at Home from Bryan on Scouting.

Following Social-Distancing post Covid-19, online merit badge opportunities have sprung up across the US. 

Our council has been busy running Council and Troop level Merit Badge programs, but they generally fill shortly after posting them online. 

Genral Information

Prerequisites for attending a virtual Merit Badge Class:
 
1) Scoutmaster Approval to begin this Merit Badge
2) Current Cyber Chip – (Netsmartz) (recommended)
3) Read the Merit Badge Requirements
4) Be ready to ask questions
 
Login information will be provided after the Scout has registered.

Merit Badge Management with Scoutbook

 
Scouts who earn the Public Health Merit Badge learn about how certain diseases are contracted, how to prevent the spread of disease, and other health related topics. 
 
There is a space limitation of 20 Scouts per introductory class
 
OR
 
Scouts only need to attend one introductory class. Further information will be provided by the instructor.
 
Learn why millions of people find gardening so rewarding and enjoyable while earning the Gardening merit badge!
 
There is a limit of 50 Scouts for the Merit Badge.
 
 
The instructor will provide additional information during the class

Begins June 12, 2020
Classes every Friday
The Mount Baker Council is offering Wilderness Survival online. This 4-part course will cover the classroom portion of the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge. We can honestly cover about 50% of the merit badge online. Please understand that half of the time needed to complete merit badge requirements can NOT be performed virtually. In order to earn this merit badge, Scouts should plan on spending many hours of work developing and documenting their fire-starting skills. They will also need to construct a shelter out of natural materials and spend a night in it. These tasks are inherently dangerous and require proper supervision from a skilled and responsible parent or scout leader. As most parents and Scout leaders will not be comfortable with these tasks, Scouts may need to complete these tasks at a camp with a wilderness survival program.

Instructor: Alex Bertelsen
Classes will take place:
June 12 6-8PM
June 19 6-8PM
June 26 6-8PM
July 3 6-8PM

Classes will be performed on Zoom.
We plan to play several videos during the course. Scouts with limited bandwidth internet connections may experience problems. Links to videos are provided for viewing at a later date.

We request that one registered Scout Leader per class volunteer to sit through the class to meet BSA youth protection requirements.
Please let Mr. Bertelsen know if you are willing to help.
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/m?oeidk=a07eh4trvy8669f49a3&oseq=&c=&ch=

Wednesday June 24 at 3pm Pacific Time

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85409352469?pwd=MHF5UGZHYkwzUTNzWWJzSlJpcDFjQT09

Meeting ID: 854 0935 2469
Password: 902941

Please print the worksheet http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Traffic-Safety.pdf and bridge the connection to me via Scoutbook (search by Russell Dzialo or it won’t find me) https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/how-do-i-assign-merit-badge-counselors-to-a-scout/ The link has a video showing how to do this. The instructions for external
counselors is at 9 minutes in.

Email Russ Dzialo bepreparedtrainingwa@gmail.com for any questions.
Featuring special guest Deputy Jason Karb, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Dept (former Scoutmaster and Eagle Scout Dad)

May 4th, 2020

Print the worksheet to take notes during the session and for completing the individual requirements. http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/First-aid.pdf
Completed worksheet will need to be email to bepreparedtrainingwa@gmail.com for sing-off. Troops using Scoutbook can assign Russell Dzialo as merit badge counselor to streamline the blue card process. Register by sending an email to the address listed above and you will receive the Zoom invite.

Instructions for assigning an external merit badge counselor in. Scoutbook can be found at the following link (9 minutes into the video) https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/how-do-i-assign-merit-badge-counselors-to-a-scout/

May 5th, 2020

Print the worksheet to take notes during the session and for completing the individual requirements. http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Emergency-Preparedness.pdf Completed worksheet will need to be email to bepreparedtrainingwa@gmail.com for sing-off. Troops using Scoutbook can assign Russell Dzialo as merit badge counselor to streamline the blue card process. Register by sending an email to the address listed above and you will receive the Zoom invite.

Instructions for assigning an external merit badge counselor in. Scoutbook can be found at the following link (9 minutes into the video) https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/how-do-i-assign-merit-badge-counselors-to-a-scout/

May 15, 2020

Print the worksheet to take notes during the session and for completing the individual requirements. http://usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Family-Life.pdf Completed worksheet will need to be email to bepreparedtrainingwa@gmail.com for sing-off. Troops using Scoutbook can assign Russell Dzialo as merit badge counselor to streamline the blue card process. Register by sending an email to the address listed above and you will receive the Zoom invite.

Instructions for assigning an external merit badge counselor in. Scoutbook can be found at the following link (9 minutes into the video) https://help.scoutbook.com/knowledge-base/how-do-i-assign-merit-badge-counselors-to-a-scout/

Scouting Heritage

 

June 9, 16, and 23

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Uniforms are encouraged


Instructor: Michael Dyer

Family Life

 

June 10, 17, and 24

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Uniforms are encouraged

Eagle Scout Required


Instructor: Michael Dyer

Citizenship in the World

 

June 11, 18, and 25

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Uniforms are encouraged

Eagle Scout Required


Instructor: Michael Dyer

 

Medicine Merit Badge

 Begins July 10, 2020 

Classes Friday on July 10, 17 and 24

The Mount Baker Council is offering Medicine online. This 3-part course will cover the classroom portion of the Medicine Merit Badge. 

Instructor: Alex Bertelsen

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=clqzt6cab&oeidk=a07eh6flvjd0b5f9466

More Merit Badge Classes will be added soon. Independent MB Counselors have also been adding classes to the #ScoutingFromHome Facebook Group accessed from the Campsite you can check there as well as the Virtual Campsite events page available below.

Virtual Merit Badge Opportunities through other BSA Councils 

Virtual Merit Badges can be done over great distances and many of the scouts taking our course are from out of state.  Likewise, scouts in our council are taking hundreds of Merit Badge courses from other councils. 

CouncilProgram
Alamo Area CouncilScouting at Home
Aloha CouncilEpic Merit Badges
Bay Area CouncilOnline Virtual Classes
Black Warrior CouncilOnline Merit Badge Classes
Blue Ridge CouncilOnline Merit Badge Classes
Caddo Area CouncilOnline Workshops
California Inland Empire CouncilCEIC Virtual Camp
Capitol Area CouncilActivities To Continue #ScoutingAtHome
Cascade Pacific CouncilAdvancement Academy
Central Florida CouncilOnline Merit Badge Programs 2020
Central North Carolina CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Classes
Chickasaw CouncilVirtual Merit Badge
Chief Seattle CouncilScouting from Home
Circle Ten Council2020 DCD Going Viral Merit Badge Mania
Circle Ten CouncilOnline Merit Badge University
Connecticut Rivers CouncilAt Home Scouting
Crater Lake CouncilOnline Merit Badges
Crossroads of America CouncilOnline Merit Badges
Dan Beard CouncilVirtual Merit Badges
Del-Mar-Va CouncilScouting at Home – Scouts BSA
Denver Area CouncilScouting at Home!
East Carolina CouncilScouting at Home
Evangeline Area CouncilOnline Merit Badges
Garden State CouncilScout On! Hub
Glacier’s Edge CouncilScouting From Home
Golden Empire CouncilGEC Merit Badge Madness
Great Rivers CouncilScouting @ Home
Great Smokey Mountain CouncilVirtual Merit Badges
Great Trail CouncilScouts BSA Online Merit Badges
Greater Alabama CouncilOnline Merit Badge Offerings
Greater Tampa Bay Area CouncilKeep Scouting – Resources
Gulf Stream CouncilRemote Activity Workshops
Hawk Mountain CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Classes
Heart of America CouncilScoutConnect
Heart of New England CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Counseling
Hoosier Trails CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Day
Indian Waters CouncilHUB
Jayhawk Area CouncilMerit Badge Online Classes
Lake Erie CouncilScouting at Home Merit Badge Series
Las Vegas Area CouncilMerit Badge Clinics
Michigan Crossroads CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Clinic
Mid-America CouncilScouting At Home – Scouts BSA
Mount Baker CouncilNorth Cascades Scouting From Home
Mountaineer Area CouncilScouting at Home
Mt. Diablo Silverado Area CouncilMDSC iBadge 2020
Narragansett CouncilMerit Badge (Virtual) Event Registration
National Capital Area CouncilMerit Badges @Home
New Birth of Freedom CouncilVirtual Merit Badges
North Florida CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Academy
Northern Star CouncilScouting at Home
Old Hickory CouncilRaven Knob University Online Merit Badge Classroom
Orange County CouncilVirtual Advancement
Overland Trails CouncilVirtual Merit Badges
Ozark Trails CouncilVirtual Merit Badges
Palmetto CouncilOnline Merit Badge Classes
Pee Dee Area CouncilOnline MBU
Piedmont CouncilOnline Merit Badge Classes 2020
Potawatomi Area CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Clinics
Prairielands CouncilVirtual Scouting at Home
Rocky Mountain CouncilScouting at Home
Sam Houston Area CouncilVirtual Scouting Event
Sagamore CouncilMerit Badge Mondays
San Francisco Bay Area CouncilVirtual Exploration Camp
Seneca Waterways CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Days
Sequoyah CouncilScouting From Home
Simon Kenton Council2020 Online Merit Badge University
Sioux CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Classes
Spirit of Adventure CouncilBase Camp ONLINE Merit Badges
Suffolk County CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Classes
Texas Southwest CouncilMerit Badge Workshop
Tidewater CouncilVirtual Merit Badge Sessions
Twin Valley CouncilVirtual Merit Badges
Virginia Headwaters CouncilOnline Merit Badge Classes
Western Los Angeles CouncilMerit Badge University