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Merit Badge Madness

Is a weekend camping event and opportunity for Scouts to earn one or more Merit Badges. Hosted at the Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation, this very popular event hosts over 200 Scouts.  Dozens of Merit Badges are offered: from “Indian Lore” suitable for new Scouts, to several Eagle Scout-required badges suitable for older senior Scouts.  Many of the more complex badges have prerequisites that must be completed before the event.  Scouts can complete one or more badges or earn a “partial” to be completed back in their home unit.  

For more information refer to the MBM Leader Handbook, visit  Roundtables, or contact the Merit Badge Madness event Chairman, John Boia at 443-474-0366. To register contact 4R Registrar Debi Hayes or at 301.741.1105

All registrations this year are online.  Click here to register.  

Due to COVID restrictions, attendance will be limited and protocols will be in place per the State of Maryland and Boy Scouts of America. 

2021 Merit Badge Madness Leaders Guide

For the Crime Prevention/Fingerprinting class, it requires the download of a fingerprint card, we've placed it here for ease of access.


September 10 - 12, 2021

Registration Update:  We are almost full.  The below are the number of slots open as of 9 AM Monday, 8/23.  

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