last revised Monday, October 11, 2021
Note: this page is volunteer-maintained, and updated roughly monthly; it is NOT a comprehensive list and focuses on Council merit badge “days” and series of multiple sessions offered across several weeks. Individual merit badge counselors around the country are generously offering programs in their own areas of specialty but there are far too many to list and keep updated. Many pop up and are announced and completed in the space of less than a week. The best way to learn about these programs is to follow social media pages like the Virtual Merit Badge Classes Facebook group and the Illinois Merit Badge Finder Facebook page.
For all virtual merit badge programs, please make sure to check the time zone since these classes are offered virtually to scouts all over the country.
Scouts who have not earned the Cyber Chip for their grade are encouraged to attend one of Three Fires Council’s online safety programs.
These Councils have previously offered programs but do not appear to have any currently on the calendar:
- Alamo Area Council Spring Merit Badge University: Held Saturday May 1st 2021. No virtual programs planned for the summer.
- Baden-Powell Council (New York): Virtual Merit Badge University featuring many electives on March 20th.
- Chickasaw Council has a variety of evening programs on the calendar through early April.
- Colorado Adventure Point: dozens of Eagle and elective badges including weekend and weekday afternoon programs scheduled through April 2021.
- Dan Beard Council is offering Citizenship in the Nation as well as other programs on weekday afternoons in May.
- Garden State Council: Elective merit badges offered in the evening. Programs announced through May.
- Iowa State University is offering Citizenship in the World and Sustainability along with several electives across two weekends in April.
- Narragansett Council has a few elective and Eagle programs left on its spring calendar with no virtual programs listed for the summer.
- Three Harbors Council Online MB Clinics: Three Harbors Council in Milwaukee offered online merit badges including evening and weekend programs during spring 2021.
- Other Councils have created extensive listings of additional programs. These include Mount Baker Council.[/su_spoiler]