Merit Badge College


In Scouting we always strive to "Be Prepared". With the impending weather Friday night, we feel it is best to relay our weather plan now.

Rather than wait to see if we get snow or how much we get, we are going to err on the side of safety and postpone the opening of the merit badge college and rearrange our schedule. This is done so that crews will have ample time to clear roadways and so HCC has time to clear the parking lots and sidewalks. Our Merit Badge College Schedule will be as follows:

Revised Inclement Weather Schedule

  • Registration will be from 9:30-10
  • Opening at 10 am
  • Session 1 will be 10:15-11:45
  • Lunch from 11:45-12:20
  • Session 2 will be 12:20-1:50
  • Session 3 will be 2:00-3:15
  • Session 4 will be 3:30-4:45

If you are unable to attend the college on Saturday, you will find that by March 1st we will update in tentaroo all requirements that were completed so that your Scout can find a merit badge counselor to help them with the remaining requirements.

In the event we get so much snow that Hagerstown Community College closes you can find that notification on their website. Or if you would like to sign up for HCC Emergency Alerts, you can text HAWK360 to 333111. This way you will get an alert if HCC closes. If HCC closes, our event will be postponed.

Stay safe and I hope to see you Saturday!


3rd Annual Merit Badge College

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2024 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

                  Saturday, February 17, 2024 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

Registration will close on January 19, 2024, at 11:59 PM.

NOTE: Disregard the reference/calendar date of February 4 for the classes. The event is on two separate Saturdays and nothing between those dates.

WHEREHagerstown Community College

COST: $30 per Scout / $15 per Adult (Includes Event Patch and Lunch)

Price increases to $35 per Scout / $20 per Adult on January 7, 2024, at 11:59 PM

Some merit badge classes will have an additional fee. Scouts will pay the additional Skating fee to the venue on the date they visit.

This event takes place over 2 Saturdays.

Please read the leader's guide before registering for this event. It has important information regarding registration and requirements for merit badges as well as the event. Scout registrations must have at least one leader or parent on-site during the event. Each troop is responsible for registering one adult to be responsible for participants and paperwork at the event.

List of Merit Badge Classes

Merit Badge Classes
Animal Science Art Astronomy
Automotive Maintenance Chemistry Chess
Citizenship in Society Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World
Collections Crime Prevention Digital Technology
Engineering Environmental Science Entrepreneurship
Emergency Preparedness Family Life Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting First Aid Game Design
Genealogy Geocaching Geology
Graphic Arts Inventing Law
Moviemaking Music Personal Management
Photography Plumbing Public Health
Public Speaking Pulp and Paper Programming
Railroading Reading Safety
Salesmanship Scholarship Scouting Heritage
Signs, Signals, and Codes Skating Sustainability
Textile Theater Traffic Safety
Weather Woodcarving  

  • Merit Badge College 2024
    February 03, 2024

File Name Description
2024 Merit Badge College Leader’s Guide Leader Guide with a list of available merit badge classes with any prerequisites. Download