Virtual merit badges from Northern Star Council – Updated as of 6/01!

Below is a list of upcoming Virtual Merit Badge opportunities for Scouts as of Monday, June 1st. Please check-out Scouting from Home under the virtual classes and events for the most up-to-date information.

It is the responsibility of the scout to inform their Scoutmaster their intent to begin a virtual merit badge and prepare as best as possible for the class. Scouts should “do their best” to obtain a merit badge book, though we realize that may be difficult with the current shelter in place requirements in place. Merit Badge counselors will review their process for the course and any requirements that must be completed outside of the virtual setting. Many Merit Badges do have workbooks available online. These workbooks are meant as support for earning the merit badge and are not a substitute for conversation and demonstration when necessary.

For current requirements for all Merit Badges please visit THIS site.

Please check-out Scouting from Home under the virtual classes and events for the most up-to-date information.

Signs, Signals, and CodesLINK6/24:00PM3 hrTyler Akins[email protected]
ProgrammingLINK6/44:00PM3 hrTyler Akins[email protected]
ArtLINK6/55:00PM1 hrRenee Estrella-Wells[email protected]
Citizenship in the WorldLINK6/185:00PMTwo 1hr classesRenee Estrella-Wells[email protected]
ScholarshipLINK6/2711:00AM1 hrEric Zierdt[email protected]

If you are interested in hosting your own virtual Merit Badge Class, please submit through the form below.

Submit A Virtual Merit Badge Class


  1. chris kovanda on April 8, 2020 at 10:40 AM

    are there any more coming up?

  2. Ann Howe on April 22, 2020 at 10:34 AM

    Are scouts from other councils allowed to participate?

    • Nick Pedersen Nick Pedersen on April 24, 2020 at 12:00 PM

      Hi Ann,
      Please reach out to the merit badge counselor, listed on the registration page, for questions regarding who can participate.

      Thank you

  3. Lois Ann Murray on June 1, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Are there going to be more merit badges offered online this summer? our troop is one of many that is not going to camp and my son would like to continue to earn merit badges.

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