Merit Badge Classes

Register for Merit Badge Classes below. Scroll down for links to register for each merit badge class. Below are Astronomy, Electricity, Electronics, Engineering, Digital Technology, Fire Safety, Law, Metalwork, Plumbing, Programming, Surveying, and Welding.

This merit badge is offered at the PPC Council Service Center as a three-session program on Tuesday evenings. Attendance at all three sessions is expected to complete badge requirements.

Kevin B. Alton, author of over 50 papers on variable stars and asteroids, will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $20.00 per youth

Registration is limited to 8 Scouts.

All sessions held in the Rufolo Room, PPC Service Center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 with outdoor telescope activities weather permiting.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, November 22, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge. Scouts will need a personal laptop to participate in this merit badge activity.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 5 Scouts.

Both sessions held at the PPC Service Center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendace at both sessions is required to complete the badge.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Registration limited to 10 scouts.

Both sessions will be held at the Tuney Lodge, Camp Somers MASR, 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874.

Saturday, November 5, 2022- 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Saturday, November 12, 2022- 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $40.00 per youth, includes the electronics kit.

Registration is limited to 10 Scouts.

Both session held at the Camp Wheeler Office, MASR, 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874.

Jeff Winkler will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 10 Scouts.

Both sessions held in Tuney Lodge, at Camp Somers MASR, 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope NJ 07874.

Jay DeBoey will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Friday, November 4, 2022- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Friday, November 11, 2022- 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 10 scouts.

Both sessions will be held at the Summit Fire Department located at 396 Broad Street, Summit NJ 07901.

Risk Locke with be the merit badge counselor.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 10 scouts.

Both sessions held in the Chalsty Room, PPC Service Center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.

Bob Brady will be the merit badge counselor for this program.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 8 scouts.

Both sessions held at Winnebego Scout Reservation Handicraft Pavilion, 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

(Consider piggybacking this merit badge with Welding, which will be held on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, same location and times.)

Charlie Sonzogni will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Scouts will learn the basics of plumbing, cutting pipe, sweating pipe, and repairing fixtures.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Registration limited to 10 scouts.

Both session held at Winnebego Scout Reservation Flintlock Building, 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

Jim Coffaro will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Scouts will learn the basics of plumbing, cutting pipe, sweating pipe, and repairing fixtures.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Registration limited to 10 scouts.

Both session held at Winnebego Scout Reservation Flintlock Building, 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

Jim Coffaro will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, October 25, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the badge.

Cost: $20.00 per youth.

Scouts will need a personal laptop to participate in the merit badge activity.

Registration limited to 5 scouts.

Both sessions will be held at the PPC Service Center, 1 Saddle Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927.

Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Bring your own lunch).

First half of the day will be in Tuney Lodge, Camp Somers, MASR, 750 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874.

The second half will be outdoors in the field and conclude at Tuney Lodge.

Registration is limited to 10 scouts.

Steven Smith will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 8 scouts.

Both session held at Winnebego Scout Reservation Handicraft Pavilion, 102 Timberbrook Road, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

(Consider piggybacking this merit badge with Metalwork, which will be held on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, same location and times.)

Charlie Sonzogni will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Coming Soon: Personal Fitness, Automotive Maintenance, Aviation, Rifle, Archery, First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness. Registrations are limited for each merit badge based on the type of instruction and the merit badge counselor. A waitlist option is available if the class is full and you will be notified if a space becomes available.

NEW! Merit Badge classes are now offered through PPC Adventure Programs! Each class has a merit badge counselor that will guide scouts through the merit badge to completion.