Our Bird Study Merit Badge program is a stand-alone program. The program lasts three hours and the fee is $15 per scout (plus the small processing charge to register). Scouts need to bring in a blue card to turn in so that we can keep it on file and record any progress toward the merit badge. Most scouts are dropped off and then picked back up at the end of the program – but you know your child best. You are welcome to stay with your scout if they are more comfortable with that.
We do ask scouts to complete a couple of pre-requisites prior to each program. They are then checked in and documented. Any work done during the program with our merit badge counselor is also documented. Each program has a couple of follow-up items scouts will need to finish on their own. They may then send in their completed work to our merit badge counselor or come in to meet with her and go through the remaining items. As soon as all of the work is complete, she’ll sign off on the blue card and return it. Scouts then give the signed blue card to their leader.