Winter Eagle Scout Merit Badge Meetings

Winter Eagle Merit Badge Program

Winter Eagle Merit Badge Program
Saturdays in January, February and March
Center for Scouting in Mankato
9am – Noon
Twin Valley Council’s First Class Scouts BSA

In lieu of a large, single date “Merit Badge Midway” event, Great Bend Neighborhood is excited to announce multiple, Saturday morning, Eagle Scout required, merit badge meetings.  These will be merit badges not offered at Cuyuna Summer Camp.

While the Great Bend Neighborhood is hosting the merit badge meetings, these merit badges are offered to all Twin Valley Council First Class Scouts BSA.

All merit badge meetings will be held at the Center for Scouting (810 Madison Avenue in Mankato) beginning promptly at 9am and lasting until noon.  No food will be provided.  Scouts should bring their refillable water bottle.

Scout Participation Requirements

These merit badge meetings will be an interactive discussion of the materials in the merit badge pamphlet and the required merit badge activities.  The merit badge meeting is not a passive “lecture” or “class”. For these meetings to be successful, participants must adhere to the following requirements.

  • Scout should, at the time they sign up via the website, be at least First-Class rank.
  • Scout must acquire and read the merit badge pamphlet for each merit badge signed up for prior to the merit badge meeting.
  • If the troop or family does not have the merit badge pamphlet, the Scout or troop may need to purchase one for the participating Scout’s use.
  • Scouts who have not read, in advance, the merit badge pamphlet, Scout should not show up for the merit badge meeting.
  • Scouts shall complete all pre-requisite activities for the merit badge in advance of the meeting.  See pre-requisite list below).  The exceptions are for the 12 week-long activities required by the Family Life, Personal Fitness and Personal Management merit badges which should be started but need not be complete by time of the merit badge meeting.
  • The Family Life, Personal Fitness and Personal Management merit badge participants will complete their requirements by the final two Check In/Completion meetings in May (TBD).
Merit Badge Selection and Pre-requisites

Please click here to find merit badge pre-requisites.


Click to register for the meetings