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*NEW* merit badge classes have been added for April - May; please look over our schedule below and sign-up today!

In response to COVID-19, the Jayhawk Area Council, B.S.A. will be offering online merit badge classes starting Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 to our Scouts. We believe that this will help support our youth and their families in these programs as our local communities have suspended all school and / or other group programs with no more than ten individuals present at one time.

Each session will be taught by a registered Merit Badge Counselor with our council. Each instructor will be using their own platform (Zoom, GoTo Meeting, Google Duo... etc) to conduct their meetings and distribute any needed material. Some MBCs have listed what tools and materials are needed for their class which you can find below. Please make sure you look closely to know what you are needing. 

 The scout(s) should register by clicking on the merit badge, they will then be given contact information for that instructor.

This is a FREE class. 

April Classes

Music Class

MBC = Melissa Vincent 

Class Starts April 16th 6:30 pm CT (every Thursday, 5 total session)

Merit Badge RequirementsExternal Link (click here)

Worksheet (click here)

Partial Book online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

 

 

Radio Class 

MBC = Greg Kearney

Class Starts April 21st 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CT (every Tuesday)

Total Scouts that can register = 5

Items needed for this class: AM/FM Radio & Book

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

 Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

 

Weather Class

MBC = Greg Kearney

Class Starts April 22nd 5:00 - 6:30 pm CT (every Wednesday)

Total Scouts that can register = 5

Items needed for this class: Outdoor thermometer & Book

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

 

Energy Class

MBC = Jeff Abu-Nasser

Class Starts April 28th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  CT 

 (every Tuesday, 3 total sessions)

Total Scouts that can register = 5

Items needed for this class: Book

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

Partial Book Online  (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

 

Digital Technology Class (Option 1)

MBC = Jason Perkins

Classes are April 28th, 29th, 30th 6:00 - 7:00 pm CT (3 hours total)

Total Scouts that can register = 15

Items needed for this class: Please have a non-school related Gmail account to submit requirement to the councilor.

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

May Classes

Digital Technology Class (Option 2)

MBC = Jason Perkins

Classes are May 5th, 6th, 7th 6:00 - 7:00 pm CT (3 hours total)

Total Scouts that can register = 15

Items needed for this class: Please have a non-school related Gmail account to submit requirement to the councilor.

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

Digital Technology Class (Option 3)

MBC = Jason Perkins

 Classes are May 12th, 13th, 14th 6:00 - 7:00 pm CT (3 hours total)

Total Scouts that can register = 15

Items needed for this class: Please have a non-school related Gmail account to submit requirement to the councilor.

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

 

Radio Class (Option 2)

MBC = Greg Kearney

Class Dates May 19th, 21st, 26th, 28th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

Total Scouts that can register = 10

Items needed for this class: AM/FM Radio & Book

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

 Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

May into June Classes

  

Programming Class (Option 1)

MBC =Jason Perkins

Class Dates = Tuesday 5/19, 5/26, & 6/2 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT

Total Scouts that can register = 15

Items needed for this class:

Computer with keyboard
Screen recording ability
Non-School Gmail account

Merit Badge RequirementsExternal Link (click here)

Worksheet (click here)

                                                                 Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

Programming Class (Option 2)

MBC =Jason Perkins

Class Dates = Wednesday 5/20, 5/27, & 6/3 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT

Total Scouts that can register = 15

Items needed for this class:

Computer with keyboard
Screen recording ability
Non-School Gmail account

External LinkExternal LinkMerit Badge RequirementsExternal Link (click here)

Worksheet (click here)

                                                                Partial Book Online  (click here)

 

Programming Class (Option 3)

MBC =Jason Perkins

Class Dates = Thursday 5/21, 5/28, & 6/4 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT

Total Scouts that can register = 15

Items needed for this class:

Computer with keyboard
Screen recording ability
Non-School Gmail account

External LinkMerit Badge RequirementsExternal Link (click here)

Worksheet (click here)

                                                                 Partial Book Online (click here)

 

June Classes

Radio Class (Option 3)

MBC = Greg Kearney

Class Dates = June 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT

Total Scouts that can register = 10

Items needed for this class: AM/FM Radio & Book

Merit Badge Requirements (click here)External Link

Worksheet (click here)

Partial Book Online (click here)

CURRENTLY FULL

 

Want more merit badge classes offered? or Are you a Merit Badge Counselor who would like to teach a class?

  Contact Britta McKee Program Executive (Britta.Mckee@scouting.org)

 

*NOTE* If a class is CURRENTLY FULL please let us know so that we can add another class!

 

Set up Online Virtual Meeting

(Click on image)

BECOME A MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR


Questions, and both completed forms, should be directed to Alayne Weber (Program Registrar). Please use Position Code 42 for Merit Badge Counselor on the adult Application.

 

      

 

FAQs:

How do Scouts get the merit badge book(s)?

* MB books are not available online in full due to BSA copyright laws. See above for a partial online book. If you are wanting to purchase you can contract Larry Glover, our Council Scout Shop Manager, via e-mail at Larry.Glover@scouting.org or call the store number 785.354.0291. You can leave him a message and he will be happy to fill your order. 

How will Youth Protection and “no one-on-one contact” be maintained?

* When Scouts arrive for a merit badge, they will be placed into an online waiting room. Once the counselor determines that multiple Scouts are present, they will be admitted. We are encouraging parents to stay within earshot to monitor their Scouts activities. We also strongly advise that the Scout completes their Cyber Chip before taking online classes or that you complete the activities in the program that involve Scout and parent. We’ve disabled many communications tools such as private chat while enabling requirements for all participant to register.

  * If you have questions about the safety, we encourage your to contact the merit badge counselor.

  * BSA Digital Safety and Online Scouting Activities External Link

How can my Scout get the merit badge worksheet?

  * Please look at the merit badge you are wishing to sign up for. Click the text saying "Worksheet". This will take you to a PDF of the worksheet needed for that merit badge.

Where do Scout(s) turn in the worksheet when completed?

  * This is a question for your counselor. They will know what will work best for them to see the completed work of the Scout.

What if Scout(s) need more sessions than the amount offered for the class?

  * Ask your counselor if they can extend or offer another session. 

What about Scoutmaster approval? Scouts should have their approval before beginning a merit badge, right?

  * Scoutmaster approval is not OFFICIALLY required, but it is a REALLY good idea. When you register forward your confirmation to your Scoutmaster. 

 

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