Mid-Shore Merit Badge College at Chesapeake College

Mid-Shore Merit Badge College at Chesapeake College
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We are still recruiting additional MB Counselors for this event to offer additional Merit Badges or increase capacity in current offerings.  Please contact the MB College Dean, Mike O'Conner (slamoc@outlook.com), if you are willing to serve as a MB Counselor for this event.  


Join Scouts from the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula and surrounding area for this exciting, classroom-based opportunity to help Scouts earn their merit badges.  Quality programs, top-notch instructors, and smiling staff make this the must-attend event of the year.

WhenMid-shore MBC @ Chesapeake College Dates will now be:
   Day #1: Saturday, February 19th
   Day #2: Saturday, March 12th 
   Scouts must attend both sessions to complete the selected Merit Badges.

Where:  Chesapeake College

Time:  8:30 AM check-in until 2 PM

Cost:  $25 per Scout ($5 Late Fee if registered after 1/3/2022)
           $35 per Scout with Lunch Included ($5 Late Fee if registered after 1/3/2022)
           $15 per Adult Lunch for both days ($5 Late Fee if registered after 1/3/2022)

This is a CLASS A event.    All Scouts and Scout Leaders should demonstrate their Scout Spirit in word and deed.  Please wear your uniform. 

There are limited available spots- DON’T MISS IT!!!!! 

Click HERE to see the class list.  - Will continue to update as additional MB Counselors are secured

Click HERE to see the prereqs. 

Click HERE to see the Counselor Contact List. (Coming Soon)

Click HERE to see the Class Map. (Coming Soon)


This is a CLASS A event.  Photographers and videographers are expected as well as visiting dignitaries.  All Scouts and Scout Leaders should demonstrate their Scout Spirit in word and deed.  Please wear your uniform. 

Cell Phones - A Scout is Courteous - If you must have a cell phone, set it to silent/vibrate.  Demonstrate respect for the instructors and other classmates and do NOT make or take calls or text messages during class time. 

Scouts are to have a Merit Badge Application (blue card) filled out with their personal information and signed by their Scoutmaster before going to class.

Prerequisite information and course catalogs can be found above. It is the Scout's responsibility to be familiar with and complete any prerequisite, project or other outside work prior to the MBC and present the work or evidence to the counselor. A note from the Scoutmaster or a signed prior partial MB Card may be useful in this.  The Merit Badge Counselor has the discretion to determine if the Scout has met the requirements. 


The Merit Badge College is an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts in career or lifelong hobby subjects. We seek out experts in areas that may be difficult for you to find such as Robotics or Forestry. 

1.) Pick a Merit Badge
From the Course Catalog, you can select a number of Merit Badges that you have an interest in taking. We expect that you will talk to your Scoutmaster and parents about which badge to take. But in the end, we expect you to select a topic that you truly wish to learn about. Don't let rank advancement be the only consideration.

2.) Consider Your Age
While there is not an age or grade requirement for any merit badge, certain classes at the MBC are recommended for older Scouts. In the short duration of a single day, the nature and amount of material covered in these classes will possibly make it difficult for a younger Scout to keep up.  This can slow the pace of the class and the class will not complete in the intended material.  We want you to enjoy what you do here so you will do it well. (The DMVC Advancement Committee has given guidance for us to limit participants in the new Citizenship in Society MB at MB Colleges to those Scouts who are 16 or 17 years old for this calendar cycle.  The Counselor instructions for the badge require that class sizes be exceptionally small and that participants in each class be within a 2 year age range.)

3.) Getting Ready for MBC Day (Read the book)
OK. So, you have selected your badges and registered online.  Congratulations! The next thing that you should do, if you have not already done so, is to get a copy of the Merit Badge pamphlet for yourself. (Read the book.) You should read through the pamphlet so that you are completely familiar with it. In fact (Read the book.) you may want to read it through more than once. (Read the book.)

We do not guarantee that you will complete any badge.  Many MB classes will have published a list of pre-requisites.  These are requirements that you should complete before MBC day.  When you complete them, bring all material to class with you such as notes, pictures, writings, reports, letters. (Read the book.) It is up to you to make sure that you complete every requirement. Even if they are not listed, some requirements may by their nature not be doable in a classroom. (Read the book.) You should at least attempt to complete these before the MBC.  If you can do this, then you will get the most out of the workshop.  If you do not, then you won't (Read the book.)

4.) Blue Merit Badge Cards
Your card is your ONLY record of achievement at the MBC. Keep it safe.  You must have with you a Merit Badge Card for every badge. Before the MBC, you should fill out the card with your name, address, Merit Badge and Troop information.  Your Scoutmaster should sign this card indicating that he approves you taking the class (Read the book.) This card will be the ONLY record of your achievement at the MBC. Counselors are not required to keep records. Most will but some will not.  You are responsible for your card. Keep it safe. (Read the book.) 

This is a Class A event.  Proudly wear your uniform.  Make sure to have your Blue Merit Badge Card and any prerequisite work that you have done (or its proof) with you. Bring your Merit Badge Pamphlet. (Read the Book.)


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$25.00 per **Scout**
$15.00 per Adult Lunch - Both Sessions
$35.00 per Scout w/ Lunch
Late fee
After 1/3/2022 a fee of $5.00 will apply to all **Scout** Registrants.
After 1/3/2022 a fee of $5.00 will apply to all Adult Lunch - Both Sessions Registrants.
After 1/3/2022 a fee of $5.00 will apply to all Scout w/ Lunch Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
Refunds: All refund requests should be directed to Del-Mar-Va Council Outdoor Programs, 1910 Baden Powell Way, Dover, DE 19904. PARTIAL REFUNDS for Scouts not attending Merit Badge College program will be given only if the unit or family notifies the Outdoor Program Office in writing at least 14 days prior to the event. There will be no refund for cancellations within two weeks of Merit Badge College attendance except for medical reasons. Partial refunds for cancellations due to medical reasons will require a doctor's note.