Merit Badge Opportunities

This time spent at home provides a great opportunity for all of our scouts to work on merit badges! As we announced previously, the troop is offering three Eagle required merit badges: Citizenship in the Nation, Family Life, and Personal Fitness. We also have merit badge counselors in our troop for the other Eagle required badges, so please contact us if you want to work on one of those, and we will get you in touch with a counselor.

Additionally, there is a Facebook group called “Virtual BSA Merit Badge Counselors,” which is another great resource for many other merit badge offerings. The troop can help you connect to a BSA-registered, Youth Protection Trained counselor for almost any merit badge. There are currently 11 counselors from Lake Erie Council and another 300 counselors from other parts of the country.

The Lake Erie Council is offering virtual merit badges as well. Please visit the following link to learn more:

Scouting At Home Merit Badge Series

To work on a merit badge with a counselor outside the troop, first contact Mr. Evan Smith, our advancement chair, and tell him which merit badge you want to do. Then a Troop 701 adult leader will help you connect with a counselor. Remember you must have your Cyber Chip to work on advancements online. In addition, to comply with BSA Youth Protection guidelines, you must have a parent/guardian or other registered adult leader with you while working online.

For more information or to be connected with a counselor, contact ASM Mr. Joe Wollet at

Let’s see how many merit badges our troop can earn!

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