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Ace Adventure Resort
Offers programs for Climbing and Whitewater merit badges
Minden, WV
Ace Kayaking School
Offers programs for Kayaking and Whitewater merit badges
Ocoee, TN
Adventure Bound
Offers Canoeing, Climbing, Hiking, Orienteering, and Whitewater merit badges as well as opportunities to build-your-own scouting adventure program to fit your needs.
Caratunk, ME
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
Offers programs for Astronomy, Bird Study, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Indian Lore, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Orienteering, Reptile & Amphibian Study, Soil & Water Conservation, Weather, and Wilderness Survival merit badges and Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, and Outdoorsman Activity Badges and various cub achievements and electives
Monona, WI
American Fork Fitness Center
American Fork Fitness Center (in American Fork, Utah) offers classes for many merit badges. Some are on our scheduled events page, and some are on a wait-list basis, so can't be added to our page because they don't have published dates.
American Museum of Science and Energy
Scouts can earn the Nuclear Science Merit Badge with instruction from museum staff and utilizing special equipment not available in the school classroom. Other badges can be completed in AMSE workshops, too. (This info from the local tourism site)
Oak Ridge, TN
Anchor Bay SCUBA
Offers classes in SCUBA Diving Merit Badge.
Fair Haven, Michigan
Angus Valley Stables
Many students have earned their Boy Scout Horsemanship merit badge through our program
Bethlehem, GA
Aquarium of the Bay
Offered Wildlife Conservation Activity Badge and Naturalist Activity Badge and Wildlife Conservation Beltloop and Pin
Their website does not list any specifics of current offerings.
Overnight classes in Oceanography merit badge are currently not available due to venue issues.
San Francisco, CA
Aurora Sportsmen's Club
Youth Shooting Sports Clinics can be used to complete the shooting requirements for Archery, Rifle Shooting, and Shotgun Shooting merit badges.
Waterman, IL
Austin Rock Gym
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge and Geologist Activity Badge
Austin, TX
Battleship New Jersey
Offers programs for American Heritage, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid and Radio merit badges
Camden, NJ
Booth Western Art Museum
Offers regular classes in Art, Sculpture, and Pottery merit badges
Cartersville, GA
Brookside Nature Center
Offers various merit badges, Eagle projects, Webelos activity badges, and Cub programs
Wheaton, MD
Buffalo Museum of Science
Offers programs for Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Fishing, Forestry, Indian Lore, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Reptile & Amphibian Study, Soil & Water Conservation, and Weather merit badges, Forester and Naturalist Activity Badges and Astronomy, Fishing, Map & Compass, Scientist, Weather, and Wildlife Conservation belt loops and pins
Buffalo, NY
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Offers regular classes in Indian Lore, Geology, Archaeology, Astronomy, Mammal Study, and Bird Study merit badges as well as Webelos programs for Astronomy and Forester, Geologist, and Naturalist activity badges.
Rockford, IL
BYU Merit Badge Pow-wow
One of the biggest and oldest merit badge events around - this event has been running for 55+ years. Pow-wows are held twice each year (spring and fall) on the BYU Campus. 30-60 merit badges are offered at each 2-week event. Each boy can sign up for as many as 3.
Provo, UT
Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base
Atlanta Area Council camp offers regular Saturday classes in Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Lifesaving, Motor Boating, Rowing, Small Boat Sailing, and Swimming merit badges as well as several other training and 'just for fun' programs
Woodstock, GA
Camp Floyd State Park
"Johnston's Army Adventure Camp" is designed to complete the requirements for the American Heritage Merit Badge and the National Historic Trails Award.
The "Cub Scout Camp Floyd Adventure" is designed to complete Achievement 8 for Bear Scouts.
Both programs are scheduled several times each year.
Fairfield, UT
Challenger Learning Center
Offers regular classes in Space Exploration, Astronomy, Aviation, and Weather merit badges as well as Webelos programs for Scientist activity badge and Cub/Webelos programs for Astronomy, Science, and Weather Belt Loops and Pins.
Normal, IL
Challenger Learning Center
Offers regular Space Exploration merit badge
Woodstock, IL
Challenger Learning Center
Offers classes in Space Exploration, Astronomy, and Weather merit badges as well as Webelos programs for Scientist, Engineer, and Geologist activity badges and Cub programs for Bear/Wolf Achievements and Electives
Hammond, IN
City of Arcadia - Wilderness Park
The Boy Scouts and Wilderness Park have a history of being a great match. A variety of Boy Scout merit badge classes are available including Indian lore, mammal study, reptile and amphibian study, environmental science, first aid, citizenship in the community, citizenship in the nation, citizenship in the world, personal fitness, camping and hiking. Classes are on Saturdays.
Arcadia, CA
City of Englewood
Offers regular classes in Webelos Aquanaut and Artist Activity Badges
Englewood, CO
Climb Kalamazoo
The climbing gym offers overnight lock-in merit badge workshops for Climbing merit badge.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
CrabApple Whitewater
Offers classes in Whitewater merit badge.
The Forks, ME
Cranbrook Institute of Science
The institute offers merit badge workshops for Archaeology, Astronomy, Chemisty, Electricity, Environmental Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Geology, Indian Lore, Mammal Study, Plant Science, Soil & Water Conservation, and Space Exploration merit badges, as well as programs for cub belt-loops, and pins, and webelos activity badges.
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Davis Applied Technology College
Davis Applied Technology College (in Kaysville, Utah) offers classes for Composite Materials, Computers, Drafting, Dentistry, Electronics, and Entrepreneurship Merit Badges.
Detroit Zoo
The zoo offers overnight group tours, as well as programs for Bears (Sharing Your World) and Webelos (Naturalist Activity Badge).
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Dunwoody Nature Center
Offers regular classes in Bird Study, Environmental Science, and Soil & Water Conservation merit badges as well as special classes for all ranks in Cub Scouts and opportunities for Eagle Projects
Dunwoody, GA
Eagle Rafting
Offers regular classes in Whitewater merit badge
Ridgecrest, CA
Echo Canyon River Expeditions
Half, Full, and Multi-day Whitewater trips with group skills instruction
Cañon City, CO
Edgeworks Climbing
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Tacoma, WA
Equine Unlimited
Offers regular classes in Horsemanship merit badge
Rescue, CA
Farmington City
Farmington City (Utah) offers classes in Swimming and Lifesaving for $5-$10 per scout for groups of up to 12 scouts. Available on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday nights.
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School
Offers classes in Climbing merit badge, and climbing excursion guides
Pisgah Forest, NC
Garrard Dive Educators
Offers classes in SCUBA diving merit badge, as well as Snorkeling BSA and SCUBA BSA
Smyrna, GA
Green Adventure Project
Offers programs for Canoeing, Chemistry, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geocacheing, Landscape Architecture, Mammal Study, Orienteering, Plant Science, Search & Rescue, Soil & Water Conservation, Surveying, Sustainability, Textiles, Weather, and Wilderness Survival merit badges
Charlottesville, VA
H.O.P.E. Organization (Horse Outreach Program through Education)
Offers programs for Horsemanship merit badge
Olmsted Falls, OH
Hana and Arthur Ginzbarg Nature Discovery Center
Offers programs for Forester and Naturalist Activity Badges and varios Cub Achievements
Bellaire, TX
Hard Rock Climbing Services
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Fayetteville, WV
Hiller Aviation Museum
Offers regular classes in Astronomy, Aviation and Weather merit badges, as well as scout activities on their Scout Saturdays.
San Carlos, CA
Horicon Marsh State Wildlife Area
Offers programs for Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Forestry, Geology, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Reptile & Amphibian Study, Soil & Water Conservation merit badges and Forester, and Naturalist Activity Badges and various cub achievements and electives
Horicon, WI
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Offers programs for Bird Study merit badge, Forester and Naturalist Activity Badges, Map & Compass and Wildlife Conservation Belt-loops and pins, and various Cub Achievements
Houston, TX
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Offers program for Archeology, Astronomy, Chemistry, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Energy, Environmental Science, Geology, Indian Lore, Insect Study, and Reptile & Amphibian Study merit badges, Engineer, Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, and Scientist Activity Badges, Astronomy, Geology, Science, and Weather Belt-loops and pins
Houston, TX
Houston Railroad Museum
Currently closed during relocation, but normally offers programs for Railroading merit badge
???, TX
Indoor Summits
Offers outdoor classes in Climbing, Canoeing and Whitewater merit badges
Lockport, IL
International Printing Museum
Offers regular classes in Graphic Arts and Pulp & Paper (both badges in one event).
Carson, CA
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Offers classes in American Heritage, Indian Lore, Law, and Railroading merit badges, as well as programs for all levels of cubs
St. Louis, Missouri
Kansas City Chess Club
The club offers merit badge workshops for Chess merit badge. When last checked, there was no date published for the next scheduled workshop.
Kansas City, Missouri
Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center
Offers programs for Camping, Canoeing, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid, Lifesaving, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Reading, Space Exploration, Sustainability, and Swimming merit badges, and more to be added soon.
Kearns, UT
Kentucky Whitewater
Offers classes in Kayaking and Whitewater merit badges as well the Kayaking BSA Award
Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum
Offers programs for Railroading merit badge
Wheeling, WV
Laurel Caverns
Offers programs for Forestry and Geology merit badges, a partial Climbing merit badge, and Forester and Geologist activity badges
Hopwood, PA
Lincoln Caverns
Offers programs for Geocaching, Geology, Mammal Study merit badges
Huntington, PA
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Offering programs for Oceanography and Rowing merit badges, as well as other scouting opportunities for all ages.
San Diego, CA
Mary Kahrs Warnell Forest Education Center
Offers regular classes in Forestry, Nature, Environmental Science, Soil & Water Conservation, Fish & Wildlife Management, Mammal Study, Bird Study, and Reptile & Amphibian Study merit badges as well as Webelos programs for Forester and Naturalist activity badges
Guyton, GA
Meadowside Nature Center
Offers various merit badges, Eagle projects, and Webelos activity badges
Rockville, MD
Montgomery Parks Archaeology Programs
Offers summer archaeology camps that fill all requirements for a Boy Scout Archeology Merit Badge.
Derwood, MD
Moody Gardens
Offers programs for Bird Study, Communication, Environmental Science, First Aid, Mammal Study, Nature, Oceanography, Reptile & Amphibian Study, and Soil & Water Conservation merit badges, Naturalist Activity Badge, and various Cub Achievements
Galveston, TX
Morton Arboretum
Offers regular classes in various merit badges
Lisle, IL
Mountain Waters Rafting
Offers regular classes in Whitewater merit badge as well as other scout-focused activities
Durango, CO
Murray City Park Center
Offers regular classes in Swimming and Lifesaving merit badges as well as swim checks, 2nd and 1st Class Swimming requirements, and Webelos Aquanaut
Murray, Utah
Museum of Aviation
Offers regular classes in Aviation merit badge as well as special cub and webelos tours.
Warner Robins, GA
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Offers programs that include Canoeing, Environmental Science, Kayaking, Orienteering, Pioneering, Whitewater, and Wilderness Survival merit badges, as well as Totin' Chip and Firem'n Chit Certification
Bryson City, NC
National Marine Institute
National Marine Institute's Ocean Science, Marine Biology and Conservation classes are an ideal resource for students trying to earn Merit Badges. All of our classes may be structured to meet badge and project requirements.
Classes are held at area Schools and other classroom locations throughout South Florida.
Pompano Beach, FL
National Railroad Museum
Offers annual classes in Railroading merit badge
Green Bay, WI
Nelson Sailing Center
Offers 2-day programs for Small Boat Sailing merit badge
Island Heights, NJ
New England Outdoor Center
We will custom design programs for: Boy & Girl Scouts.
Millinocket, ME
Niles Canyon Railway
Classes in Railroading merit badge are currently on hiatus looking for volunteer scouters to help with the program.
Sunol, CA
North Carolina Aquariums - Fort Fisher
Offers programs for Oceanography merit badge and Naturalist Activity Badge
Kure Beach, NC
North Carolina Aquariums - Pine Knoll Shores
Offers programs for Nature, Oceanography, Reptile & Amphibian Study merit badges and Naturalist Activity Badge and Wildlife Conservation beltloop and pin
Pine Knoll Shores, NC
North Carolina Aquariums - Roanoke Island
Boy and Girl Scouts earn merit badges through the Aquarium’s scout programs. For more information call 252-473-3494, ext. 246.
Manteo, NC
North Texas Orienteering Association
Offers programs for Orienteering merit badge
Dallas, TX
Nuclear Science
Nuclear Science Merit Badge Workshops hosted by the UW-Madison Chapter of American Nuclear Society.
$11 collected at beginning of class session
Includes a tour or a reactor
Madison, Wisconsin.
Oak Brook Trout Unlimited
Offers regular classes at the Camp Sagawau Environmental Education Center
The programs are co-ed and available for any wishing to learn how to fly fish.
Lemont, IL
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Offers programs for Energy and Geology merit badges and Geology Belt-loop and Pin
Galveston, TX
Ohio Society Daughter of the American Revolution
The Christian Waldschmidt Homestead and the Camp Dennison Civil War Museum have developed an American Heritage Badge program for the Boy Scouts.
Camp Dennison, OH
Old Dominion University's Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography
Offers programs for Oceanography merit badge
Norfolk, VA
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
The zoo offers merit-badge experiences Bird Study, Environmental Science, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Oceanography, and Reptile and Amphibian Study as well as overnight experiences and cub and webelos experiences.
Omaha, Nebraska
Orem City
Orem City and the Orem Recreation Center offer Rifle Shooting, Swimming, Lifesaving, First Aid and Citizenship in the Community.
Ott Planetarium
Ott Planetarium (at Weber State University) offers Astronomy MB classes by appointment only.
Pacific Coast Air Museum
Offers regular classes in Aviation merit badge.
Santa Rosa, CA
Painted Sunset Farm
Offers programs for Horsemanship merit badge
Raleigh, NC
Raccoon Mountain Caverns Wild Cave Expeditions
Offers programs for Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Orienteering and Soil & Water Conservation merit badges as well as Forester and Geologist Activity Badges.
Chattanooga, TN
Reading Railroad Heritage Museum
Offers programs for Railroading merit badge
Hamburg, PA
Reptile Wonders - The Nature Center on the Go
We teach the following Boy Scout Badges as a intensive one day course: Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Forestry, Geology, Indian Lore, Mammal Study, Nature, Soil and Water Conservation, and Weather. These merit badge courses are taught off-site, either on scout trips, scout meetings, or at the local parks. We also conduct Webelos courses for the Cub Scouts.
Westminster, MD
Ritter Planetarium and Brooks Observatory - University of Toledo
Offers programs for Astronomy merit badge
Toledo, OH
River Expeditions
Offers programs for Whitewater merit badge
Oak Hill, WV
River Runners
The River Runners Whitewater and Kayaking Merit Badge Clinic covers all practical (on-river/in-kayak) requirements for the BSA Whitewater Merit Badge and Kayaking Merit Badge using inflatable kayaks. This four hour clinic is held on the Arkansas River from the River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort.
Buena Vista, CO
Rock Dimensions
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Boone, NC
Rock Spot
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Lincoln, RI
Rock Spot
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Peace Dale, RI
Rock Spot
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Boston, MA
Rockreation
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Salt Lake City, UT
Rockreation
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Costa Mesa, CA
Rockreation
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Los Angeles, CA
Rocky Mountain Division of the Train Collectors Association
Offers the opportunity for Scouts to work on and complete the requirements for the Railroading Merit Badge at our Summer and Winter holiday meets.
Denver, CO
Santa Clara County Fire Department
Offers regular classes in Fire Safety merit badge
Santa Clara County, CA
Sea World - San Antonio
Offers an overnight program for a partial Mammal Study merit badge
San Antonio, TX
SeaVentures
Offers scout group discounts for their snorkeling and SCUBA programs
Alpharetta, GA
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Offers classes in Bird Study, Environmental Science, Forestry, Insect Study, and Oceanography merit badges
We offer special programs to help Boy Scouts obtain their merit badges. These programs are designed to assist in obtaining specific nature related merit badges, but are not comprehensive programs for the entire badge.
Edgewater, MD
South Jordan City
South Jordan City (Utah) offers First Aid and Fire Safety MB classes free to South Jordan residents.
Southern Museum of Flight
Offers regular classes in Aviation and Weather merit badges as well as cub scout electives
Birmingham, AL
Southern Museum of Flight
Offers regular classes in Aviation and Weather merit badges as well as cub scout electives
Birmingham, AL
Space Center - Houston
Offers 'Camp-In' programs for Space Exploration merit badge, Scientist Activity Badge, Bears Space Elective, and the Astronomy Belt-loop and pin
Houston, TX
Space Edventure Camps of Utah
The Space Edventures Foundation (at Renaissance Academy in Lehi Utah.) offers Aviation, Space Exploration, Astonomy, and Nuclear Science.
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
Offers classes in Stamp Collecting merit badge
Weston, MA
Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History
Boy Scout Merit Badge Program provides opportunity for all scouts in a troop to meet the requirements with one four-hour session at the museum plus an additional four hours before or after the museum visit.
Weston, MA
Springs Preserve
Offers regular classes in American Heritage, Art, Gardening, Archery, Citizenship in the Nation, and Personal Management merit badges
Las Vegas, NV
Strategic Air & Space Museum
The museum offers overnight merit-badge experiences in Astronomy, Aviation, Space Exploration, Robotics, and Engineering.
Ashland, Nebraska
Sundance Trail Guest Ranch
Offers regular classes in Horsemanship merit badge as well as scout-focused trail rides
Red Feather Lakes, CO
Susan B. Anthony Museum & House
Offers programs for Citizenship in the Nation merit badge, and some Tiger and Bear Achievements
Rochester, NY
Texas State Aquarium
Offers programs for Oceanography merit badge and the Wildlife Conservation Belt-loop and pin
Corpus Christi, TX
Texas State University - The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Offers programs for Environmental Science merit badge as well as Naturalist Activity Badge
San Marcos, TX
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Offers programs for Environmental Science, Mammal Study and Reptile & Amphibian Study merit badges, Forester, Geologist, Naturalist, and Scientist activity badges, Geology and Wildlife Conservation belt-loops and pins, and some Tiger, Wolf, and Bear achievements
Philadelphia, PA
The Cliffs at Long Island City
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Long Island City, Queens, NY
The Cliffs at Valhalla
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Valhalla, NY
The Field Museum
Offers regular "Dozin' with the Dinos" overnight programs
Chicago, IL
The Front Climbing Club
Offers programs for Climbing merit badge
Salt Lake City, UT
The Green Center
Offers classes in nature related merit badges, service project opportunities and all levels of cub programs.
University City, Missouri
The Health Museum
Offers program for Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Dentistry, Disabilities Awareness, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Family Life, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, First Aid, Lifesaving, Medicine, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Public Health, Safety, Search & Rescue, Space Exploration, Swimming, and Wilderness Survival merit badges, and Aquanaut, Citizen, Fitness, Forester, Geologist, Readyman, Scientist, and Traveler Activity Badges, and the Swimming Belt-loop and pin
Houston, TX
The St. Louis Museum of Transportation
Offers classes in railroading merit badge and all levels of cub programs.
St. Louis, Missouri
The Tacoma Nature Center
Offers programs for Naturalist activity badge and a Bear achievement
Tacoma, WA
The Wilderness Center
Offers programs for Astronomy merit badge, Wolf and Bear achievements, and Geologist and Naturalist Activity Badges
Wilmot, OH
Upper Limits - West County
Offers classes in Climbing merit badge
St. Louis, Missouri
Upper Limits Indoor Rock Gym
Offers regular classes in Climbing merit badge as well as a regular scout discount night, and various other scout friendly group programs.
Bloomington, IL
Upper Limits Indoor Rock Gym
Offers regular classes in Climbing merit badge as well as a regular scout discount night, and various other scout friendly group programs.
St. Louis, Missouri
Upper Limits Indoor Rock Gym
Offers regular classes in Climbing merit badge as well as a regular scout discount night, and various other scout friendly group programs.
Maryland Heights, IL
Utah Olympic Oval
The Utah Olympic Oval offers Skating MB on Tuesday evening or Saturday afternoon. Call ahead for reservations
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Offers programs for Bird Study, Environmental Science, Fish & Wildlife Management, Insect Study, Mammal Study, Nature, Reptile & Amphibian Study, and Soil & Water Conservation merit badges
Salt Lake City, UT
Virginia Air and Space Center
Offers overnight programs for Aviation, Robotics, and Space Exploration merit badges, Engineer and Scientist activity badges, and Science belt loop
Hampton, VA
Virginia Outside
Offers programs for Fishing and Fly Fishing merit badges
Richmond, VA
Washington Riding Stables
Offers programs for Horsemanship merit badge
Sayreville, NJ
Weather Center Houston
Offers programs for Weather merit badge
Houston, TX
West Valley City Family Fitness Center
West Valley City (Utah)
Wilderness Aware Rafting
Offers Whitewater merit badge instruction as part of full-day or overnight trips
Buena Vista, CO
Wilderness Voyageurs
Offers programs for Climbing, Fly Fishing and Whitewater merit badges as well as some activities in Kayaking and Cycling
Ohiopyle, PA
Wildlife Prairie State Park
Offers monthly merit badge classes. Some previous classes have been Indian Lore, Plant Science, Insect Study, Fishing, Reptile & Amphibian Study, Environmental Science, Forestry, Weather, and Mammal Study. Also offers occasional Webelos and/or cub activities.
Hanna City, IL
Winding Creek Equestrian Sport Center
Offers programs for Horsemanship merit badge
Johnstown, OH
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Offers programs for American Heritage, Citizenship in the Nation, Geocacheing, and Model Design & Building merit badges and Collecting belt loop
Manitowoc, WI
World Wide River Expeditions
World Wide River Expeditions (Moab, Utah) offers a 1-day whitewater MB trip, or a 4-day MB trip that includes First Aid, Whitewater, Camping, Geology, Rowing, Astronomy, Canoeing, and Wilderness Survival.