Welcome to the 10th annual, LDS Merit Badge Clinic!
Friday & Saturday, November 10 & 11, 2017 in Raleigh North Carolina.
The LDS Merit Badge Clinic is sponsored by the Raleigh, Raleigh South, and Apex Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Scouts chose from 70 different Merit Badges last year.
Your choice of eleven locations around the Triangle: Raleigh, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Zebulon, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Henderson, and Pittsboro!
This event is free to all Scouts. We do ask that Scouts bring cans or boxes of non-perishable food. These will be donated to local food banks and pantries. In the past, we have suggested 4-5 cans per merit badge, and happily received whatever the Scout families chose to give. In 2015 we were able to donate 3,900 lbs. of food the local food banks and pantries.
You will find answers to most of your questions here under the various tabs. For more information or to register, go to www.meritbadge.info. Registration will be open on October 14th at 8:00 pm (EDT). (Some sessions fill in the first few minutes so it’s good to be prepared to log in on time with all of your Scouts’ info and their preferred merit badges.) We are listed on www.meritbadge.info under 11/10/2017. We offer early registration to families/units that are traveling from out-of-state and need to confirm merit badges early so that they can arrange transportation and lodging. So far we have done this for Scout families from NY and CA. Contact the director at stevehanna@emailcom.
The best place to find the 137 current merit badges & requirements is this official BSA site: www.scouting.org/scoutsource/boyscouts/guideformeritbadgecounselors/introtomeritbadges.aspx
The original purpose of this event was to provide advancement opportunities to both LDS and non-LDS Scouts within the greater Raleigh area. We were surprised and pleased when Scouts from several east coast states registered for our event. We are honored to have served Scouts from New York to Florida and beyond. (We even had a family come from California.) This Merit Badge Clinic also provides us a way to serve the greater Scouting community and nurture relationships with our non-LDS Scouting friends.
Thanks, Steve & Kelden