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 Merit Badge 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 rollout the new Merit Badge Days program.  The Council will host its’ first training on Thursday, August 20 at the William Lyon Homes Center for Scouting at 7 p.m.  Each unit hosting a Merit Badge Day must have at least 2 registered Scouters become Merit Badge Day Unit Coordinators and complete Merit Badge Day Coordinator training certification.

Planning to host a Merit Badge Day? Read the Letter from Advancement Committee to get started. This document details the changes to the Merit Badge Day program effective June 1, 2015.

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

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

Use the forms below to get approval.

Group Merit Badge Day Instruction Policy *

Application for Group Merit Badge Day *

Merit Badge Days Application Supplemental Policy *

Items To Include In Group Merit Badge Day Flyer *

* = Forms updated June 1, 2015

Minimum Prerequisites for Group Merit Badge Days   Last updated 8.4.14

Send in your fliers as soon as they are approved by the Advancement Committee to communication@ocbsa.org 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 Merit Badge Days planned