Merit Badges

So much information about Merit Badges is available on this BSA website, but here are answers to the most common questions...
  • How can I find a Merit Badge Counselor in Troop 810?
Please contact any ASM. We will update the website with the new list of Merit Badge counselors shortly

  • How do I become a Merit Badge Counselor?
The merit badge counselor is a key player in the Boy Scout advancement program. Whatever your area of expertise or interest—whether it is a special craft or hobby (basketry, leatherwork, coin collecting), a profession (veterinary medicine, aviation, engineering), or perhaps a life skill (cooking, personal management, communications)—as a merit badge counselor, you can play a vital role in stirring a young man's curiosity about that particular topic. 

Merit badge counselors do not have to be ASMs. The job is open to both genders.
  • How do I complete my Partial Merit Badges?
Working with others is much more motivating and fun than working alone! Find other scouts in your patrol or in the troop that are working on the same Merit Badge and finish them together. If you started one at summer camp, you probably started it with another scout in our troop. Contact them and arrange a time to finish up the requirements.

Look for Advance Camp opportunities. Advance Camp is an overnight that offers more than 100 merit badges. They specialize in helping scouts complete their partials. You can have so much fun and get a lot accomplished in 24 hours. Invite a few friends from your patrol or, better yet, organize an outing for the whole troop.