Advancement Programs

Base Camp ONLINE Merit Badges

Base Camp programs including merit badge classes are offered virtually! Youth Protection rules and two-deep leadership apply to all digital programs. Registration for these classes begin on Friday at 9:00am. More online badges will be announced soon.

Please consider turning your credit or payment into a tax-deductible Charitable contribution to the Spirit of Adventure Council. Your generosity will help provide the revenue possible to continue to develop programs as we all work through this crisis. If you plan convert your credit or payment to a Charitable gift, please send an email to Laura Moriarty, [email protected], stating the program and dollar amount, she’ll verify and send your tax statement.

Sign Up for Online Merit Badge Classes (Eagle-required)

Camping Merit Badge ONLINE Tuesday 4/7 at 12:00pm- 2:00pm & Thursday 4/9 at 12:00pm- 2:00pm

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge ONLINE Wednesday 4/8 at 3:00pm- 6:00pm

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge ONLINE Tuesday 4/7 at 3:00pm- 6:00pm

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge ONLINE Monday 4/6 at 12:00pm- 3:00pm

Communications Merit Badge ONLINE Thursday 4/9 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm & Friday 4/10 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm  

Cooking Merit Badge ONLINE Tuesday 4/7 at 12:00pm- 2:00pm & Thursday 4/10 at 12:00pm- 2:00pm

Personal Fitness Merit Badge ONLINE Monday 4/6 at 9:00am- 12:00pm

Personal Management Merit Badge ONLINE Monday 4/6 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm & Thursday 4/9 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm

Sign Up for Online Merit Badge Classes (Not Eagle-required)

American Business Merit Badge ONLINE Friday 4/10 at 12:00pm- 2:00pm

Animation Merit Badge ONLINE Monday 4/6 at 10:00am- 12:00pm & Thursday 4/9 at 10:00am- 12:00pm

Coin Collecting Merit Badge ONLINE Thursday 4/9 at 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Dog Care Merit Badge ONLINE Tuesday 4/7 at 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Energy Merit Badge ONLINE Tuesday 4/7 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm & Friday 4/10 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm 

Entrepreneurship Merit Badge ONLINE Wednesday 4/8 at 10:00am- 12:00pm & Friday 4/10 at 10:00am- 12:00pm

Reading Merit Badge ONLINE Monday 4/6 at 6:00pm- 8:00pm 

Reptile & Amphibian Study Merit Badge ONLINE Monday 4/6 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm & Wednesday 4/8 at 3:00pm- 5:00pm

Salesmanship Merit Badge ONLINE Wednesday 4/8 at 6:00pm- 8:00pm 

Scholarship Merit Badge ONLINE Thursday 4/9 at 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge ONLINE Monday 4/6 at 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Signs, Signals and Codes Merit Badge ONLINE Wednesday 4/8 at 10:00am- 12:00pm & Friday 4/10 at 10:00am- 12:00pm 

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Base Camp ONLINE Cub Scout Adventures

Similar to our satellite programs or adventures at Base Camp Express, parents and leaders can sign up Cub Scouts, siblings and friends to join an online meeting where Base Camp staff will lead you all through a fun Cub Adventure!

Tiger Bites Adventure ONLINE Tuesday 4/7 at 10:00am- 11:00am 

Wolves- Howling at the Moon Adventure ONLINE Tuesday 4/7 at 11:00am- 12:00pm

Bears- Picnic Basket Adventure ONLINE Thursday 4/9 at 11:00am- 12:00pm

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New England Base Camp in Milton- Merit Badge Programs

Any Scout can come to New England Base Camp and work on merit badges, including Eagle-required badges!

$25 per Scout. 20% Adv. Card Discount. Please register, no walk-ins.

Depending on the badge, scouts can complete most or all of the requirements. Please bring blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster. If you use Scoutbook, it will make data input easier.

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Base Camp Express in Woburn- Merit Badge Programs

Any Scout can come to Base Camp Express and work on merit badges, including Eagle-required badges! One merit badge offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

$25 per Scout. 20% Adv. Card Discount. Please register, no walk-ins.

Depending on the badge, scouts can complete most or all of the requirements. Please bring blue cards signed by your Scoutmaster. If you use Scoutbook, it will make data input easier.

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Math Science Technology Expo

The Expo is all about "Exploring Careers through Merit Badges!"Scouts can earn merit badges, learn from professionals, attend field trips and participate in a career fair at UMass Lowell!

Participants have come from New England and beyond to participate in this unique Math Science Technology focused event. About 120 adults, and over three dozen businesses support this event's many merit badge sessions, career fair, and field trips.

Event at UMass Lowell Cancelled

Participants will complete merit badges in small group classes at and New England Base Camp and Base Camp Express throughout the year.

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Merit Badge University

The Harvard College Friends of Scouting in conjunction with Spirit of Adventure Council presents Merit Badge University (MBU). Merit Badges are an important part of the Scouting Program. At MBU, Scouts have an opportunity to earn three (non-Eagle required) merit badges while attending classes at Harvard University.

Event at Harvard Cancelled

Participants will complete merit badges in small group classes at and New England Base Camp and Base Camp Express throughout the year.

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Cub Scout Adventures! Satellite Programs

If your Den wants to do special programs, you don't have to come all the way to Base Camp! We have different Satellite locations in Gloucester, North Andover and Wakefield that run programming specific to each rank: Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears & Webelos. With the Adventure Card (which all cubs have) participating in satellite programs are free! Check out our programs and pick a location near you!

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New England Base Camp in Milton- Open Program

Join us for our Saturday program! Work on Merit Badges! From 10:00am- 5:30pm the campground is open for exploring. Come and give archery a try and then head over to the axe yard to learn to chop/split and plane a log. Be sure to save some time to go swimming, try rock climbing, throw a tomahawk, test your skills at outdoor cooking and dig up a dinosaur.

How to participate:

  • Open Program- Follow your own path and explore the campgrounds
  • Pathways- Use one of our fun Outdoor Activity Pathways that will lead you throughout the camp while doing themed-activities. You can even fulfill advancement or training requirements on the way.
  • Advancement- Leaders, Parents, and Counselors can work with Scouts on specific Adventures or Merit Badges
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