Monthly Merit Badges at Camp McConnell!*

Second Saturday of each month!

Check-in at 8:30 am

Approximate end time: 4:00 pm


Classes are limited to 10 scouts per session. Refer to the general instructions below to be prepared for your workshops!  

General Instructions:

  1. Each Scout must bring:
    • Blue card signed by their Unit Leader for each Merit Badge.?
      • Please review Section 7: The Merit Badge Program (Pages 40-51) in the Guide of Advancement, the only official source of the Boy Scouts of America, to follow the merit badge process.
    • Appropriate Merit Badge Pamphlet.
    • Pen, paper, and all other material required for the Merit Badge.
  2. Scouts must bring appropriate proof of completion of all prerequisites and be prepared to discuss, report, and demonstrate all prerequisites.
  3. One Merit Badge per Scout per day.
  4. Each Scout must complete all prerequisites before class. If any prerequisites ask for written work, drawings, etc, you must bring it to the class to show to your merit badge counselor. To be unprepared is not fair to those who have prepared and to the Counselors reviewing the subjects.  Remember, Merit Badges are EARNED, not given out!
  5. Lunch for Scouts taking Merit Badge will be provided, $5 for all others. Extra lunch can be added under your scout's registration.

*Merit badges with a (*) are held at Yosemite Lake in Merced.


**Astronomy merit badge will be on October 11-12, 2024, 6:00 PM - 10:00 AM.



Month Merit Badge Day
January 2024 Automotive Maintenance; First Aid; Robotics; Veterinary Medicine - Register Here!
February 2024 Cooking; Electricity; Emergency Preparedness; Sustainability - Register Here!
March 2024 Communication; Game Design; Health Care Professions; Plumbing - Register Here!
April 2024 Animal Science; Fire Safety; Gardening; Home Repair; Personal Management - Register Here!
May 2024 Digital Technology; Family Life; Safety; Swimming; Welding - Register Here!
June 2024 Canoeing*; Lifesaving*; Metalwork; Search and Rescue - Register Here!
August 2024 Programming; Soil and Water Conservation - Register Here!
September 2024 Citizenship in the Community; Environmental Science; Farm Mechanics; Public Speaking  - Register Here!
October 2024 Astronomy**; Citizenship in the Nation; Pioneering; Radio - Register Here!
November 2024 Citizenship in the World; Plant Science; Signs, Signals, and Codes - Register Here!