New Merit Badge Procedures

This is a busy time of year for the Troop, as we work together on merit badges and as our scouts pursue merit badges in programs run by our Potawatomi District, by neighboring Councils, by outside organizations such as Morton Arboretum, and by scouts working directly with merit badge counselors.

To help make certain that scouts have the blue cards they need to record progress and completion of merit badge requirements, we’ve created an online form that should be used to request a blue card signed by a scoutmaster. That form can be accessed at On the Monday before each troop meeting, the database will be checked and blue cards will be prepared for and brought to the meeting. A one-page overview is available to provide more information on the online form and the process.