Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge Days, hosted by Boy Scout Troops, provide Scouts with an activity-filled day combining hands-on activities, question and answer sessions, and fun projects to help Scouts earn merit badges. Only days approved by the Council Advancement Committee are posted here.

Merit badges are offered at our facilities, which include: Newport Sea Base, Oso Lake, Schoepe Scout Reservation at Lost Valley and the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. Visit our council facilities’ websites to view merit badge course offerings.

Registrations vary for each Merit Badge Day so be sure to download the flier by clicking the link to the right for complete information. Each Merit Badge Day requires that Scouts who attend fill out and provide the “Activity Consent Form and Approval by Parents or Legal Guardian” form upon arrival of the event. Please note: some Troops will provide this form with their approved flier so submit as directed.

Merit Badge Days Coordinator Training

The Orange County Council is pleased to roll-out the new Merit Badge Days program. The Council will host a minimum of two Unit Merit Badge Day Coordinator trainings per year. Each hosting unit must have at least two registered Scouters become Coordinators by completing the training certification.

Next Merit Badge Day Training:
Thursday, February 18 at 7pm
William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting
1211 East Dyer Road, Santa Ana

Also, is your unit planning on hosting a Merit Badge Day? Be sure to submit your application through your District Advancement Chairman.

Planning to host a Merit Badge Day?

Letter from Advancement Committee – This document details the changes to the program effective June 1, 2015.

Overview – This document provides an brief overview of the certification process and what will be taught in the training course.

Training Outline – This document further details all of the items that will be taught in the training course.

Use the forms below for the approval process:

Group Merit Badge Day Instruction Policy

Application for Group Merit Badge Day

Merit Badge Days Application Supplemental Policy

Items to Include in your Flyer

Merit Badge Day Prerequisites

Send in your fliers as soon as they are approved by the Advancement Committee to and we will post them to the website.

Council Merit Badge Day Statement:

OCBSA 2015 Merit Badge Day Position

Upcoming Group Merit Badge Days:

At this time, there are no upcoming days scheduled. Check back often for changes!