per BSA guidelines Troop 27 uses the blue card system for Merit Badges.
When a scout wishes to start working on a Merit Badge, he should follow
- Scout decides he wants to work on a merit badge.
goes to the Advancement Chair and tells him what merit badge he wants
to work on and requests a signed blue card and a counselor.
Chair looks up which adults have signed up to be a merit badge
counselor for the specific merit badge and assigns a counselor to the
- Scout talks with the counselor and commences work on the merit badge.
- As work progresses, the scout shows his completed work and discusses items with his counselor.
completion, the counselor keeps one part of the blue card for his
record. The counselor signs the scout's copy and gives the other two
parts of the blue card back to the scout. The scout gets the
Advancement Chair to sign the completed card. The scout keeps one part
for his record and turns in the third part to the Advancement Chair so
that so that the badge gets awarded.
- Badge is awarded at the next court of honor.
The troop also maintains a merit badge library
made from donated books. After completing a merit badge feel free to
donate your book so that others may benefit. See our troop Librarian
for a complete list of titles available. The requirements in the merit
badge books are the official requirements to earn the badge. Other
- Merit badge information on the web: www.meritbadge.com (Please note that this web site is not always updated when official changes in requirements are made.)
TROOP 27 DOES NOT ALLOW EAGLE REQUIRED MERIT BADGES TO BE EARNED AT
MERIT BADGE FAIRS OR UNIVERSITIES. This policy has been set in order to
ensure the quality of Eagle required merit badges.
Merit Badge Counselors:
Adults can complete a Resource Survey to indicate which merit badges they are interested in serving as counselors. See A Guide For Merit Badge Counseling for more information on being a counselor.