Scouts BSA

Don’t forget about our council shoulder strip contest! Rules can be found here: Council Shoulder Strip Contest Rules

The Mid-America Council will be offering Merit Badge programs ONLINE to Scouts. Click on the merit badge below for more information:

Here is a list of ideas along with Merit Badge suggestions for continuing Troop meetings and rank advancement during this time.

  • Conduct virtual Patrol Leaders Council meetings via teleconference or web video conferencing. NOTE: Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.
  • Encourage Patrol Leaders to communicate digitally with their patrol members.
  • Conduct online merit badge counselor meetings using web video conferencing tools such as Google Hangouts, Zoom, Skype, FreeConference or Facebook. (NOTE: Ensure to maintain two-deep leadership throughout the virtual meeting.) NOTE completing a worksheet and emailing it does not constitute a “virtual discussion”, rather use interactive video or phone conversations.
  • Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) | April 3-5, 2020 

Merit Badges that can be completed at home include:

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