Lake Erie Council - Scouting at Home Merit Badge Series

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Scouting at Home Merit Badge Series

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Lake Erie Council is proud to offer activities and advancement for scouts at home alongside our team of volunteer Merit Badge Counselors.

Do you have a badge that you would like to share virtually? Please get in touch!


Virtual Merit Badge FAQ

How do I attend the virtual merit badge?

Follow these steps:

  1. Register for the Merit Badge session(s) of your choice. Here's how to easily register for multipe sessions. Registration closes at 11:59pm the night before the event.
  2. Check for any pre-reqs that you can work on in the Class Catalog (you may also receive communication from the Merit Badge Counselor).
  3. You will receive a Zoom Virtual Meeting link to attend the video session at the scheduled time. Communication will be sent after registration closes to make sure everyone has the joining information. Please add lakeeriecouncil@247scouting.com to your address book to ensure you receive event updates.
  4. Attend the Zoom Virtual Meeting and complete any at-home requirements as assigned by the Merit Badge Counselor. You may be invited to a Google Classroom class in order to access materials and submit assignments.
  5. Upon completion of requirements, they will be marked as complete within your registration on this portal. In the reports section, you will be able to download a blue card and Scoutbook report showing your progress.

How are blue cards being signed off?

The Merit Badge Counselor is verifying completion of the requirements. The LEC Program Team is recording the completion. Once the “Stay at Home” order is lifted. Blue Cards will be mailed from the Lake Erie Council Service Center directly to the participants. The cards will be specially marked for the COVID-19 crises.
Update: When requirement tracking through this registration portal is fully ready and up-to-date, attendees will be contacted with instructions on how to download a personalized blue card with completed requirements indicated.

If we are doing electronic blue cards on Scoutbook, who are the counselors that should be invited to the merit badges that have been offered online?

We are not using Scoutbook for electronic blue cards for two reasons:
1. Not every Troop in the Lake Erie Council is using Scoutbook and that makes it very difficult to track and deliver blue cards.
2. We have Scouts from out of the Lake Erie Council participating and that makes the electronic delivery impossible because the MBC’s are not in their system.
Update: We are preparing requirement tracking through this registration portal. When it is fully ready and up-to-date, attendees will be contacted with instructions on how to download a personal report that can be uploaded to Scoutbook.

How do we ensure each Scout gets credit? We have a few scouts who are sharing computers so we want to make sure they all get credit for attending.

Each Scout needs to register separately, even if they are sharing the same computer. They need to use the same email address for all the registrations. For some homework or pre-req items, they may also need to register for a Google Classroom class for which they will be invited.

Do the blue cards need to be approved by a troop leader before the scout takes the online badge?

The Scouts should notify their Troop leader that they are taking the merit badge. No signature is required because of the stay-at-home order and that the Scout is not submitting a blue card to the MBC. The MBCs have been approved by the LEC Advancement Team.

For additional questions, please email Jim Vanderpool.


Registration for each MB Session closes at 11:59pm the night before the event. An invitation email will be sent the morning of the event to ensure that everyone has the joining information.

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When & Where
Public Health MB (March 23/24)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 04-03-2020 12:00 AM ET to 2:00 AM ET Past
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Moviemaking MB (March 25)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 04-03-2020 12:15 AM ET to 2:00 AM ET Past
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Disabilities Awareness MB (March 26)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 04-03-2020 12:30 AM ET to 2:00 AM ET Past
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Public Health MB (March 30)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 04-03-2020 1:00 AM ET to 2:00 AM ET Past
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Citizenship in the World MB (April 3 & 4)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 04-03-2020 7:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Nature MB (April 3)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 04-03-2020 7:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Coin Collecting MB (March 27)
Virtual Meeting
Monday 04-06-2020 12:45 AM ET to 11:59 PM ET Past
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Photography MB (April 6 & 7)
Virtual Meeting
Monday 04-06-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Reptile & Amphibian Study MB (April 1 & 8)
Virtual Meeting
Wednesday 04-08-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Moviemaking MB (April 9)
Virtual Meeting
Thursday 04-09-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Genealogy MB (April 10)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 04-10-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Energy Merit Badge (April 13 & April 27)
Virtual Meeting
Monday 04-13-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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American Business MB (April 14 & 15)
Virtual Meeting
Tuesday 04-14-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Chemistry MB (April 2 & 16)
Virtual Meeting
Thursday 04-16-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Safety Merit Badge (April 16 & 17)
Virtual Meeting
Thursday 04-16-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Wilderness Survival (April 20, 21, & 22)
Virtual Meeting
Monday 04-20-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Digital Technology MB (April 22 & 29)
Virtual Meeting
Wednesday 04-22-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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American Labor Merit Badge (April 23 & 24)
Virtual Meeting
Thursday 04-23-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Basketry MB (April 28)
Virtual Meeting
Tuesday 04-28-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Soil & Water Conservation (April 29 & May 1)
Virtual Meeting
Wednesday 04-29-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Fingerprinting MB (April 30)
Virtual Meeting
Thursday 04-30-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Leatherwork MB (May 4 & 11)
Virtual Meeting
Monday 05-04-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Game Design MB (May 5 & 12)
Virtual Meeting
Tuesday 05-05-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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American Heritage MB (May 6 & 7)
Virtual Merit Badge
Wednesday 05-06-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Electronics MB (May 8 & 22)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 05-08-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Scouting Heritage MB (May 14 & 15)
Virtual Meeting
Thursday 05-14-2020 6:00 PM ET to 9:00 PM ET Past
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Wilderness Survival (May 18, 19 & 21)
Virtual Meeting
Monday 05-18-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Robotics MB May 26 & 28)
Virtual Meeting
Tuesday 05-26-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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Mammal Study MB (May 29)
Virtual Meeting
Friday 05-29-2020 6:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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