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Merit Badge(MB) and Rank Questions

1. How do I start a merit badge(MB?
2. What is a Blue Card?
3. How do I find a merit badge counselor?
4. Can I work on more than one merit badge at a time?
5. Where can I find out the requirements for a merit badge?
6. Where can I buy the merit badge books from?
7. Can I work on more than one rank at a time?
8. After I have completed a rank or merit badge when do I receive it?

Answers

How do I start a merit badge?
Ask Mr. Carson for a Blue Card for the merit badge you wish to do.

What is a Blue Card?
A Blue Card is a record used to keep track of your progress on individual merit badges. This is a blue card that is divided into three sections. One section goes to the counselor that you did the merit badge with, one section will become your record, and the last section will be given to Mr. Carson to keep as the troop's record.

How do I find a merit badge counselor?
You can ask Mr. Carson for a list of merit badge counselors in the troop. If there is no counselor in the troop for the merit badge you want to work on you can ask Mr. Carson who you can contact to find other merit badge counselors who do work on the merit badge you want to work on.

Can I work on more than one merit badge at a time?
Yes, you can work on more than one merit badge at a time, but it is suggested that you only work on three merit badges at a time.

Where can I find out the requirements for a merit badge?
You can go to MeritBadge.com to get links to each individual merit badge and rank.

Where can I buy the merit badge books from?
You can buy merit badge books from the Scout Store in Middleton. Some books are also available at the trading post during Summer Camp.

Can I work on more than one rank at a time?
Yes, you can work on requirements from all the different ranks at the same time, but you cannot complete the ranks out of order.

After I have completed a rank and/or merit badge when do I receive the badge for that rank and/or merit badge?
You will receive the rank badge at the meeting that you have completed your Board of Review at, and you will receive the merit badge at the next Court of Honor.
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