Merit Badge Info

Merit Badge Counselors Within Troop 499

SCOUTS: See attached updated merit badge counselor list for trained adults that support merit badges in our own troop.


ADULTS: Please help by signing up as a merit badge counselor to support our troop scouts. All you need to do is complete and merit badge counselor application, BSA application and Youth Protection Training (on line course that takes 20 minutes). Contact Diane Solomon to sign up.


Citizenship in the Nation:

Parents. Unit Leaders and  Unit Advancement Chairs;

After her “retirement” from the Supreme Court,  Justice Sandra Day O’Conner helped establish an interactive-game-web site called  iCivics  ( ).  Justice O’Conner believes the iCivics platform is a fun and powerful way to address our children’s lack of understanding of how the three branches of government operate and other important issues.  

The web site is free and available to schools, and anyone else, including lesson plans.  Parents, teachers and Citizenship in the Community and Nation merit badge counselors should find it useful.  The Scouts may enjoy it and learn something. 

Crescent Bay District Advancement Committee

Troop 499 Merit Badge Library:  

NEED A MERIT BADGE BOOK ... CHECK OUT OUR TROOP LIBRARY.  If you have a Merit Badge Book you no longer need, be sure to donate it to the Library ... save some money and some trees.  Please contact your Librarian for all donations and loans:  The updated Library list can be found in the File Cabinet (N): (N) File Cabinet

Early Rank Requirement Videos:  Boy Scouts working on their Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks might want to check out the early rank requirements videos from the BSA. These videos give step by step instructions for all of the requirements for these three ranks.
You can also download the videos as a podcast.

To view the videos:

    1. Go to the
Early Rank Requirement Videos page
    2. Click on the badge for the rank you are working on
    3. A list of requirements for the rank will appear below the badges
    4. Select the specific requirement you are working on from the list
    5. The video should begin playing on the right. (QuickTime plugin required.)
IN NEED OF A MERIT BADGE COUNSELOR?  An update listing of Merit Badge Counselors has been published.  Please contact Scoutmaster Nina or your Patrol Advisor if you need contact information for a particular Merit Badge  
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