Virtual 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

Schedule (Click to Register):

Citizenship in the Nation – 3/10, 6-8:30pm

American Labor – 3/17, 6-8:30pm

Animal Science – 3/24, 6-8:30pm

Sustainability – 3/31, 6-8:30pm

Soil & Water Conservation – 4/6, 6-8:30pm