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Great Rivers Council, BSAScouting @ HomeVirtual Merit Badge Academy

Many of you all may have participated in our virtual merit badge program as part of our Scouting @ Home initiative between March and June.  If so, welcome back!  If this is your first time, welcome to the Great Rivers Council virtual merit badge program.  To help us continue to provide virtual programming into the Fall & beyond,   virtual merit badge classes will be $15. These fees will help us to cover the costs of Zoom,continue to develop quality content including powerpoints, etc., and provide instruction.  Certain merit badges (examples: basketry, woodworking, etc.) will have higher costs due to kits that will be mailed out to participants.  

Classes will be capped to ensure quality instruction.  Electronic merit badge cards will be emailed to participants at the conclusion of the merit badge.  We will do our best to continue to schedule more classes.  Please subscribe to our Program Newsletter to receive monthly updates on new virtual merit badge classes.

If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Yang at thomas.yang@scouting.org 

Current Badges Scheduled (click on the links below to be directed to registration pages):

Citizenship in the World MB Workshop #1 - Wednesday, September 9th, 6-8:30pm

Citizenship in the Nation MB Workshop #1 - Sunday, September 13th, 2-4:30pm

American Business MB Workshop #1 - Sunday, September 20th, 2-4:30pm

Citizenship in the World MB Workshop #2 - Wednesday, September 30th, 6-8:30pm

Future Merit Badge Dates (dates are subject to change):

October 14th

October 21st

October 25th