Boy Scouts


2018 Merit Badge Workshops

In-District Fee
Out-of-District Fee
Items with marked with * have prerequisites that need to be completed by the scout prior to class if he wishes to have his blue card signed as complete.
January 15thTextile*9 am - 12 pm
January 15thLeatherwork12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
March 29thFish & Wildlife*10 am - 2 pm
May 19thPlant Science10 am - 3 pm
July 27thIndian Lore9 am - 3 pm
September 8thNature*10 am - 2:30 pm

Textile: Complete #6 and bring in written form.

Fish & Wildlife: #5 and #7 will need to be completed by scout beforehand or as follow-up project. Evidence of completion is required.

Nature: Complete #4h(2) and bring collection with you to workshop.

  • Bring your blue merit badge card.
  • Dress to spend time outside and wear proper outdoor footwear.
  • Bring a water bottle and a lunch for workshops that go through lunch.

To register for a class, call our office at (815) 547-7935. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received.



 Merit Badge List

The Boone County Conservation District has a staff member certified as a merit badge counselor for the following merit badges and has workshops developed for the merit badges marked with an asterisk.

BackpackingBird StudyCamping Environmental Science *
Fish & Wildlife Management *ForestryHikingIndian Lore *
Insect StudyLeatherwork *Mammal StudyNature *
OrienteeringPlant Science *Reptile & Amphibian StudySoil & Water Conservation *
SustainabilityTextile *Wilderness Survival

See the workshop calendar above for our schedule. Workshops can be scheduled at your request for groups of at least eight guaranteed participants.

Our merit badge counselor is willing to meet with individual scouts to review completed requirements for any of the above badges if scheduled in advance.

Contact Tina Dawson for more information or to be added to our mailing list.

Eagle Scout Project Opportunities

We have been the beneficiary of several amazing Eagle Scout projects and invite future Eagle Scouts to think of us when they are planning their projects.

Some things to consider:

  • Projects must fit our mission to preserve natural areas for ecological, educational, and recreational benefits.
  • Scouts should contact the BCCD at least 6 – 12 months in advance.
  • Communication will be between scout and BCCD staff.
  • BCCD staff is available for support and help with any road blocks.
  • BCCD has a list of potential projects for scouts to consider.
  • Projects vary in scope and purpose.
  • They should benefit both our human and non-human residents.

Contact Mick Johnston at or (815)547-7935.