Reading Merit Badge (Virtual)

The Chickasaw Council is thrilled to offer virtual merit badges during the COVID-19 containment period! We will be offering the Reading merit badge on Saturday, May 16, and Friday, May 22, using the Zoom video-conferencing platform. There is no cost to participate; however, all Scouts must have Scoutmaster approval to begin working on the badge

This merit badge involves a significant amount of outside work, so be prepared to work on several of the requirements independently! 

Here are some important details:

  • Dates of the merit badge (Scouts only need to participate in ONE session):
    • Saturday, May 16, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    • Friday, May 22, 2020, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Zoom meeting access information will be shared to all registered participants prior to the merit badge session.
  • Registration is capped at 50 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 chickasawvirtualmb@gmail.com; there is no requirement for format, so Scouts can send completed merit badge worksheets (click here for the Reading 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. 

  • Virtual Reading Merit Badge (5/16)
    May 16, 2020

  • Virtual Reading Merit Badge (5/22)
    May 22, 2020