Communication Merit Badge (Virtual)

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

Please note that completing this merit badge will require a significant amount of independent work. Additionally, while we are not restricting registration based on age, we recommend that participating Scouts be thirteen or older. 

Here are some important details:

  • Date and time of the upcoming merit badge sessions:
    • Fridays, June 19, June 26, and July 3, 2020, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Scouts must attend all sessions)
    • Thursday, June 4, and Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (Scouts must attend both sessions)
  • Zoom meeting access information will be shared to all registered participants prior to the merit badge session by e-mail
  • Registration is capped, so register early! 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 (at least within earshot), 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 Communication 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 Communication Merit Badge
    June 19, 2020 to July 03