Orange County Council


Group Merit Badge Days

Merit Badge Days, hosted by Scouts BSA 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 days approved by the Council Advancement Committee are posted here.

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 flyer so submit as directed.

Merit Badge Days Coordinator Training

The Orange County Council is pleased to roll-out the Merit Badge Days program. The District will host Unit Merit Badge Day Coordinator trainings. Each hosting unit must have at least two registered Scouters become Coordinators by completing the training certification.

Next Merit Badge Day Training: TBA

Merit Badge Day Coordinator Training

Planning to host a Merit Badge Day?

Be sure to submit your application through your District Advancement Chairman.

Advancement Committee Letter


Training Outline

This document details the changes to the program effective June 1, 2015.

Read the letter.

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

Take a look at the overview.

This document further details all of the items that will be taught in the training course.

View the Training Outline.

Use the forms below for the approval process:

Merit Badge Day Application Instructions

Merit Badge Day Application Supplemental Policy

Group Merit Badge Day Application

Merit Badge Day Prerequisites

Items To Include In Group Merit Badge Day Flyer

Group Merit Badge Day Certification

Send in your fliers as soon as they are approved by the Advancement Committee to and we will post them to the website.

Council Merit Badge Day Statement:

Merit Badge Day Positions

Upcoming Group Merit Badge Days:


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