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Merit Badge Info

The procedure for earning a merit badge is outlined in detail in section 8.4 of the Advancement Program of the Scout Binder. Please refer to the Scout Binder under Policies on this website for details, or contact the Merit Badge Coordinator for more information.

To earn a Merit Badge (MB) a Scout needs to:

  • Review the list of Merit Badges and identify one of interest.

    The Scout reviews the requirements that appear in the current Boy Scout Requirements Book and in the current BSA Merit Badge pamphlet for the award.
  • Secure a Buddy and contact the Scoutmaster (SM) or an ASM designated by the SM (i.e. any Eagle Advisor). The SM (BSA Requirement), or an ASM designated by the SM, Talks to you about your goals and helps identify a Troop or outside Merit Badge Counselor for the Scout to contact.|
  • Request a Merit Badge card (Blue Card) from the SM, .With new Scouts, the SM explains how the Blue Card is filled out and reviews the MB process. The SM or an ASM designated by the SM signs the front of the Blue Card so the Scout can initiate contact with the Merit Badge Counselor.
  • Fill-in his personal information and title of the Merit Badgein the appropriate places on the Blue Card.

Note: "Mount Diablo Silverado Council" can be shortened MDSC.

  • Contact the Merit Badge Counselor to arrange Merit Badge Sessions
    and use the Buddy System while attending.

  • Fulfill the requirements during scheduled sessions and/or on your own time.

  • Get Blue Card Signatures by the counselor showing completion.

  • Get the Scoutmaster's signature when complete.

  • Turn in the Blue Card to the Troop Advancement Recorder (TAR)

Merit Badge News

  • Scouts with incomplete or partial Blue Cards should contact Mr.Heath
  • For Merit Badge Requirements and Worksheets, check out
    Meritbadge.org
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