Basketry Merit Badge (Virtual)

The Chickasaw Council is thrilled to offer virtual merit badges during the COVID-19 containment period! We will be offering the Basketry merit badge on Wednesday, April 29, using the Zoom video-conferencing platform. There is a $23.00 fee to participate, because the council will mail you all the materials needed to complete the badge; additionally, all Scouts must have Scoutmaster approval to begin working on the badge

Here are some important details:

  • Registration opens on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Dates of the merit badge:
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • When you register, you will be required to enter an address to which we can mail the Basketry merit badge materials. The fee for this event covers the materials and shipping. 
  • Zoom meeting access information will be shared to all registered participants prior to the merit badge session.
  • Registration is capped at 45 Scouts. Participants should pre-register. We will continue to limit session sizes to ensure a quality experience for all participants.
  • Scouts participating in the virtual merit badge must have a parent or guardian in the room with them, per Youth Protection guidelines.
  • In order to ensure that Scouts complete all requirements, as mandated in the BSA Guide to Advancement, Scouts (with the assistance of parent/guardian) must e-mail their work on the merit badge to; there is no requirement for format, so Scouts can send completed merit badge worksheets (click here for the Basketry merit badge worksheet), e-mail text with answers or responses to merit badge requirements, a picture of notes and work completed, videos of themselves discussing the requirements, etc. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you need any assistance! 
  • Once completion of requirements is verified, Scouts will be e-mailed a blue card.