Scouts BSA Merit Badge Week - July 18-22

It is almost Merit Badge Day Camp Week here at the Calcasieu Area Council!  We have a week full of in person merit badge opportunities for those working towards Eagle and have several more opportunities in the mix.

Plesae review the requirements below carefully.  Eagle Merit Badges are more challenging and often require more work than a non-Eagle required Merit Badge.  Most of these badges cannot be completed in a day unless you Scout has had the opportunity to do the pre-work or post-work required.  Many require tracking, doing projects in the home or community, attending public meetings, etc.  You are free to do them all in advance as noted below EXCEPT the Citizenship in the Community service hours required for 7c.  It says in the merit badge requirement that those MUST be done after beginning the merit badge.

Please note any pre-work or post-work and sign up as best meets the needs of your Scout.  All classes will be held at the Council Service Center at the time noted.  1/2 day classes are $10 each and full day classes are $20.  Blue cards will be provided if not brought with the Scout, but it is advised that the Scout make sure to discuss with their ScoutMaster first and get their signature on the blue card to bring with them.  

All classes will be taught by registered merit badge counselors in the Calcasieu Area Council.

Follow up will be done for all merit badges so the Scouts will have the opportunity to continue their work once the instructional day is done.  Please bring a workbook, pen/pencil, paper, lunch (if all day class), Class A and a good attitude!  Participation is a must for full credit of the work completed so be ready to contribute to the conversation.

Click below on the Name/time of the class to register.


Monday, July 18th

9:00 - 12:00 - Personal Management - $10

To be completed before class 1a and 1b

To be completed after class - 2c, 2d, 8c, 8d


1:00 - 4:00  - Citizenship in Society - $10

Please complete 8 with your parent and bring information to share.

All other work completed in class.


Tuesday, July 19th 

9:00 - 4:00 Veterinary Medicine $20 - Bring sack lunch and water

Will include visit to Vet's Office in Sulphur


9:00 - 12:00 - Family Life - $10

To be completed before class:  2

To be completed after class:  6

Scout's choice (either before or after):  3, 4, 5


1:00 - 4:00 - Citizenship in the Community - $10

To be completed before class:  3

To be completed after class:  7 (MUST BE AFTER CLASS), 

We will be watching the movie Cars for this merit badge

Please bring a laptop or phone with wifi capabilitiesto work on this merit badge.


Wednesday, July 20

9:00 - 4:00 - Theater - $20

Includes Field Trip to local theater for a tour.  Please bring a sack lunch and water.


9:00 - 12:00 - Citizenship in Society  - $10

Please complete 8 with your parent and bring information to share.

All other work completed in class.


1:00 - 4:00  - Citizenship in the Nation - $10

To be completed before class:  (2a, 2b OR 2c), 3

All other work completed in class.



Thursday, July 21st

All Day - Aviation - $20 

Simulators will be used.  Includes field trip to airport.


9:00 - 12:00 - Communication Merit Badge - $10

To be completed before class:  4

To be completed after class:  5, 8


1:00 - 4:00 - Citizenship in the World - $10

All activities completed in class.  Please bring a phone or laptop with wifi capabilities if possible.


Friday, July 22nd

All Day - Emergency Preparedness - $20 (includes small emergency kits/service project materials)

First Aid Merit Badge must be completed to complete this badge.  It can be issued as a partial without this badge.

Bring supplies for your family emergency kit - plastic tote with supplies


9:00 - 12:00 - Citizenship in Society - $10

Please complete number 8 before class and bring information to share.

All other requirements completed in class.