Merit Badges at Miakonda


Merit Badges at Miakonda

Saturday, January 8, 2022

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (bring your own lunch)


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 skills and badges that are trades-related, perhaps not offered very often, and suited for our camp’s resources.

All sessions will have dedicated classrooms in the program areas and cabins at Camp Miakonda.  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 we will open registration on November 23, and will close on January 3.


Some of the skills planning to be taught / merit badges available to earn (in part or in whole):



Digital Technology

First Aid






Public Health

Salemanship & Entrepreneurship (combo class)


The $12 registration fee per Scout includes patch, class supplies, and the full-day experience.  One merit badge class per Scout includes six instructional hours.  Class sizes are limited so register early.

Note that Cooking merit badge class will focus on basic skill development and some requirements, and then the Scout will be able to complete the badge afterward within their own troop.  Also: Cooking will have an additional $8 fee per Scout for ingredients -- this class will include lunch so please notate special food needs during registration.

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.  


Merit Badge Flyer