MERIT BADGE CLASSES 2023

Registration for 2023 Merit Badge Classes is open! Each class will have a merit badge counselor that will guide scouts through the merit badge to completion. Additional classes will be added as we are able to schedule them. Check back for updates!


REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Select the number of youth you are registering and then click on the green "Register" button.

Enter the PARENT information in the REGISTRATION CONTACT section, and the SCOUT'S information in the the Scouts BSA Youth section.

Select the Check Out Now tab, and complete payment for the course.

Astronomy

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Attendance at all three sessions is required to complete this merit badge.

Cost: $25.00 per participant.

Registration limited to 8 scouts.

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

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

Digital Technology- sold out

*Scouts must complete the 'Cyberchip' prior to the first meeting.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Digital Technology - April Session- Registration OPENS on 1/9/23

*Scouts must complete the 'Cyberchip' prior to the first meeting.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 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: $25.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 5 Scouts.

Naved Surve will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

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

Electricity

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 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 10 Scouts.

Ken Belli will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

Both sessions held at Tuney Lodge, Camp Somers MASR, 750 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ.

Electronics

Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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

Cost: $40.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 10 Scouts.

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

Both sessions held at Tuney Lodge, Camp Somers, MASR, 750 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ.

Engineering

Monday, February 27, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monday, March 13, 2023 - 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 10 Scouts.

Tim Farrell will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

All sessions held at Tuney Lodge, Camp Somers MASR, 750 Stanhope Rd, NJ.

First Aid

Monday, March 11, 2023 - 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Monday, March 25, 2023 - 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 10 Scouts.

Deb Reidmiller will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

All sessions held at Tuney Lodge, Camp Somers MASR, 750 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ.

Forestry

More details to be announced (pre-requisites and meeting location).

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 20 Scouts.

Session will be held at Camp Somers, MASR, 750 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ.

Keith Dlugosz will be the merit badge counselor.

Law

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Attendance at all three sessions is required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 10 Scouts.

All sessions will be held in Traning Room A, PPC Service Center, 1 Saddle Rd, Cedar Knolls, NJ.

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


Orienteering

Sunday, May 7, 2023- 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions required to complete the merit badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 10 Scouts.

Both sessions will be held at Camp Somers, MASR, 750 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ.

Bob Brady will be the merit badge counselor.

Metalwork

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Saturday, April 15, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions required to complete merit badge.

Cost: $30 per youth.

Registration is limited to 8 Scouts.

Both sessions will be held at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Handicraft Pavilion, 102 Timberbrook Rd, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

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

*Consider piggybacking with Welding MB held on April 29 & May 13.

Personal Fitness

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Third meeting to be arranged with the counselor upon completion of approved 90 day personal fitness plan.

Attendance at all sessions is required to complete the badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration limited to 10 scouts.

Doug Gable will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

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

Personal Management

Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Third meeting to be arranged with the counselor upon completion of approved 90 day program requirements.

Attendance at all sessions is required to complete the badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration limited to 10 scouts.

Jonathan Bingham will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

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

Programming- sold out

*Scouts must complete the 'Cyberchip' prior to the first meeting.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thursday, January 24, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Programming- March Session- Registration OPENS on 1/9/23

*Scouts must complete the 'Cyberchip' prior to the first meeting.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

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

Registration limited to 5 scouts.

Naved Surve will be the merit badge counselor for this program.

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

Traffic Safety

Saturday, February 25, 2023- 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 12 PM to 2:00 PM

Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the badge.

Cost: $25.00 per youth.

Registration limited to 10 Scouts.

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

Archer Jones will be the merit badge counselor for this program.


Welding Merit Badge

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Cost: $30.00 per youth.

Registration is limited to 8 Scouts.

Both sessions will be held at Winnebago Scout Reservation, Handicraft Pavilion, 102 Timberbrook Rd, Rockaway, NJ 07866.

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

*Consider piggybacking this merit badge with the Metalwork MB held on March 25 & April 15.