Upcoming Merit Badge Courses

The Council Advancement Committee has approved the following schedule
of courses for promotion to Scouts, families, and Scout leaders:

September 26, 2015– Digital Technology, Programming, Weather
Discovery Place
September 27, 2015– Space Exploration
Discovery Place
November 13-15, 2015– Rail Camp, Railroading
North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC

Please click here for more information regarding course details and registration.
Check back with us soon as new courses are posted!

Merit Badge Information


Group Merit Badge Policy

It is acceptable—and sometimes desirable—for merit badges to
be taught in group settings. This often occurs at camp and merit
badge midways or similar events. Interactive group discussions
can support learning. The method can also be attractive to
“guest experts” assisting registered and approved counselors.
See link below for the council policy.



A Note For Merit Badge Counselors

Registration of merit badge counselors occurs each year for the
following calendar year.  And while all counselors must have
current Youth Protection Training certification, some merit badges
require additional qualifications or certifications of the counselor
or the instructor of certain subject matter activities.  

Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, Kayaking, Lifesaving, Rifle Shooting,
Rowing, Scuba Diving, Shotgun Shooting, Snow Sports, Swimming,
and Whitewater badges require some current certifications of
counselors to improve safety and to manage risks. To renew your
counselor registration for any of these 12 badges for 2015 and
beyond, please be ready to provide verification of your current
qualifications.  More information on this topic can be found in the
Guide To Advancement 2013, pages 46-47.