Merit Badge Academy

Merit Badge Academy - Camp Shands

Who:               Open to all registered Scouts, Venturers,
                        and Sea Scouts

What:               Merit Badge Academy

Where:            Camp Shands 1453 Baden Powell Rd.
                          Hawthorne, FL 32065

When:             March 24 –26, 2023                 

Cost: $20.00 (Some Merit Badges may have additional program cost)

Register: Space limited to 250 participants

Contact: Eli Rivera at or 904-589-5754

We are happy to invite you to our in-person Merit Badge Academy to take place the weekend of March 24-26, 2023 Come Join us for a Weekend of Learning, Fun and Competitions.

  • Some requirements may not be able to be completed. 
  • Review Class Prework if any is assigned 
  • Units are required to provide their own meals during the duration of the event 
  • No Provisional Camper registration will be allowed - Units must provide leadership during the event - Min of 2 adults per unit. 
  • Lone Scouts may participate but must be accompanied by parents and/or Lone Scout Counselor

Class Descriptions and Prerequisites


  • Merit Badge Academy - Event is Full
    March 22, 2024 to March 24