Merit Badges are fun and all the scouts want them. There are Merit Badge Counselors within the Troop for many of the Merit Badges. The scouts need to contact the Merit Badge Counselor for the Merit Badge they wish to earn. If there is no counselor, then the scout needs to find one. The troop Merit Badge Coordinator can assist you in finding a Merit Badge Counselor within the Troop and within Battleground District.
There is a box of Merit Badge books in the church Scout Room that can be signed out. The Library has some books, and you can purchase them at the Monmouth Area Council Scout Shop or online. The Advancement Chairman needs to be contacted in order to obtain a Blue Card and to have her/him sign it.
Again, it is strongly recommended that the Merit Badge be done with more than one scout, and parents cannot sign off their own child without special permission or special circumstances.
Usually, there is a weekend offered twice yearly for the scouts to attend a Merit Badge College. There scouts can get a good head start on one, two and sometimes three badges in a weekend. Also, different badges are offered throughout the year. Summer Camp is another way to earn badges and rank.
Placement on uniform. Merit Badges are placed on the merit badge sash in rows of three or on right sleeve of a long-sleeve shirt (limited to six).