Scouts BSA At Home

We will be adding more classes as they become available, please keep checking in to see what is new!

All Merit Badges are $5 each and will be done via Zoom meetings with the instructor at the listed time. These classes are designed and are being hosted for all registered Scouts BSA youth from all councils, across the nation and abroad. No matter which council you are registered, you are invited to join us! All times are listed as Eastern Time. The Zoom invitiations will be sent out the Saturday or Sunday before the class begins. This will also include the email address of your instructor in the CC field. There will be some extra homework needed to be done between the courses, and some merit badge may require you to work on projects before or after the class.

 The Daniel Boone Council, BSA will not be issuing any refunds for this event. Scouts can get a credit when switching classes, up to 7 days before the class start date.

You will need to create an account to register. This system is the same one used for summer camp, so it might be easier for your unit to register as a whole, the same way they would for summer camp, but it is not required. 

Merit Badge Books (Optional):

If you'd like to order a merit badge book for your virtual class, please visit your local scout shop or order via email here.

Blue Cards (After the Class):

To print blue cards, or completion certificates please follow these easy steps. It will take a week or more after the completion of the meetings for items to be entered into the system, please give the instructors adequate time to complete this process. 

How to Demonstrate virtually?

All requirments that state "Demonstrate" will require the scouts to complete the task out side of the virtual classes. This could be completed with videos of the scout completing it, or other trained professionals signing off that the scout completed the requirment as it is written. 

Quality of Classes

We are very excited to be offering virtual merit badges to scouts all over the world. We have seen scouts from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, DC, and Germany particiapate in our classes this year! We are proud that we have been able to find instructors that are leaders in their industry and scouts have been able to learn about new and unique career fields. We have seen an average class size between 20 and 25 scouts. 

Classes 11/16 - 11/25 Merit Badge Registration

  • *Closed* Family Life: 11/23 & 11/25 from 6-7 PM - Instructor Mack Salley (Limit 95 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • *Closed* Truck Transportation: 11/23 & 11/25 from 8 - 9 PM - Instructor Mike Rector (Limit 30 Scouts)

Classes 11/30 - 12/12 Merit Badge Registration Click HERE

  • Weather: 11/30 & 12/2 from 12-1 PM- Instructor Jon-Paul Brown/Jonathan Hutto (Limit 95 Scouts)

  • *Closed* Archaeology: 11/30 & 12/2 from 2-3 PM - Instructor Jim Climo (Limit 10 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • *Closed* Pets: 12/1 & 12/3 from 12 - 1 PM - Instructor Carol Hardtke (Limit 20 Scouts)

  • Search and Rescue: 12/1 & 12/3 from 6-7 PM - Instructor Mack Salley (Limit 95 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • Family Life: 12/4 from 4-6 PM - Instructor Joe Fariello (Limit 25 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • *Closed* Home Repair: 12/5 from 1-3 PM - Instructor John Faunce (Limit 30 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • Backpacking: 12/7 & 12/9 from 4-5 PM - Instructor Harry Frick (Limit 20 Scouts) Pre-Coursework Click HERE

  • Emergency Preparedness: 12/7 & 12/9 from 6-7 PM - Instructor Mack Salley (Limit 95 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • Soil and Water Conservation: 12/8 & 12/10 from 2-3 PM - Instructor Shelby Cook (Limit 25 Scouts)

  • Personal Fitness: 12/8 & 12/10 from 6-7 PM - Instructor Cody Hulme (Limit 10 Scouts)

  • *Closed* Genealogy: 12/8 & 12/10 from 8 - 9 PM - Instructor Melissa Rector (Limit 25 Scouts)

  • Movie Making: 12/8 & 12/10 from 9:30 - 10:30 PM - Instructor Tom Ehrbar (Limit 35 Scouts)

  • *Closed* Aviation: 12/11  & 12/12 from 7-9 PM - Instructor Ian Cowan (Limit 10 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • *Closed* Crime Prevention / Fingerprinting: 12/12 from 10 AM -12 PM - Instructor Melissa Rector (Limit 30 Scouts)

  • *Closed* Space Exploration: 12/12 from 1-3 PM - Instructor Melissa Rector (Limit 25 Scouts)

*Closed* Opportunity to Earn Environmental Science from a NC Aboritum instructor, Rich Preyer. *Closed*
 

Classes 12/14 - 12/31 Merit Badge Registration Click HERE

  • Theater (Monday): 12/14 from 2-3 PM - Instructor Leslie Tesch (Limit 10 Scouts) Pre-Coursework includes Req. 1, 2, & 3

  • Family Life: 12/14 & 12/16 from 4-5 PM - Instructor Mack Salley (Limit 95 Scouts) Pre-Coursework

  • Insect Study: 12/15 & 12/17 from 12-1 PM - Instructor Matt Freeman (Limit 35 Scouts) Pre-Coursework Req 5a, 5b and 9

  • *Closed* Environmental Science: 12/15 & 12/17 from 6-7 PM - Instructor Rick Bayless (limit 10 Scouts)

  • *Closed* Cooking: 12/15 & 12/17 from 8-9 PM Instructor Carol Hardtke (Limit 20 Scouts)

  • Theater (Wednesday): 12/16 from 2-3 PM - Instructor Leslie Tesch (Limit 10 Scouts) Pre-Coursework includes Req. 1, 2, & 3

  • *Closed* Aviation: 12/18  & 12/19 from 7-9 PM - Instructor Ian Cowan (Limit 10 Scouts) Pre-Coursework 

  • *Closed* Communications: 12/21 & 12/23 from 4-5 PM - Instructor Harry Frick (Limit 20 Scouts) Pre-Coursework Click HERE

  • *Closed* Music: 12/21 & 12/23 from 6-7 PM - Instructor Margi Underwood (Limit 30 Scouts) This merit badge will require previous experience and access to an instriment. (Band teachers might be able to lend these to students)

  • *Closed* Personal Management 12/28 & 12/30 from 6-7 PM - Instructor Harry Frick (Limit 25 Scouts) Pre-Coursework Click HERE

 

2021 Class Listing HERE

 


Here is a tutorial on Zoom

Here is an Advanced Zoom Tutorial

Here is a link to our Instructors contact information


Classes we have Offered