Merit Badges at Miakonda


Merit Badges at Miakonda

Saturday,  January 7, 2023

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (lunch will be provided)


Scouts BSA,

Here’s a great event to help you learn new skills and hopefully earn a merit badge. 

Hosted at Camp Miakonda by the Erie Shores Council Advancement Committee, we will focus on knowledge and skills important in learning and earning this merit badge.

Scouts should obviously “Be Prepared” for class sessions to include teaching and activity time both indoors and outdoors depending on the course content.

Please note that registration opens on November 9, and will close on December 29 or when individual classes are full.

Classes currently being planned:

  • Cooking -- this will focus on skills, menu planning, and practice cooking {FULL}
  • Drafting -- bring a laptop or tablet capable of using a browser
  • Digital Technology
  • Entrepreneurship & Salesmanship (combo class)
  • Fingerprinting & Law (combo class)
  • First Aid    {FULL}
  • Orienteering
  • Painting -- wear clothing which could be permanently damaged
  • Photography -- bring a camera (a smart phone is ideal for photos and editing)
  • Plumbing
  • Robotics  {FULL}
  • Safety & Traffic Safety (combo class)   {FULL}
  • Truck Transporation

The $19 registration fee per Scout includes patch, class supplies, lunch, and the full-day experience.  One merit badge class per Scout includes approximately six instructional hours.

Remember to secure your "blue card" (merit badge application) signed by your Scoutmaster as communication with and permission from your leader to register.  An alternate method is for your Scoutmaster to open a "digital blue card" for you on Scoutbook -- many of our counselors are able to use that system now.

Mark your calendars now, and recruit your Patrol Members to join you.

The BSA's merit badge program is designed around your interests and initiatives; events like these are intended to help you develop more interests in life.