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Helping your Scouts earn the rank of Eagle is hard enough. Not having enough Merit Badge Counselors in your troop makes it even more difficult. How best to convince parents and volunteers to become Merit Badge Counselors? I can tell you from first hand experience that it is easier when you provide them with a PowerPoint show and the associated worksheets.

Below are PowerPoints donated from some amazing MB Counselors. Feel free to edit and use them as you need, with two caveats: (1) Please leave the original author's name in the speaker notes on Page one (feel free to add your name if you make edits) and (2) please encourage people to visit TroopResource.org by not re-posting these on any other site.

Upload your PPT to our DropBox with this link: https://dbinbox.com/merit_badge_college_files.


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All Merit Badges have an associated pamphlet/booklet which a Scout needs to read to earn the badge. Pamphlets/Booklets are purchased through your local Scout Shop or online. Worksheets, however, can be downloaded, printed and given to the Scouts free of charge. All the Merit Badge worksheets can be found at a fantastic site called MeritBadge.org. The link is provided here as a service to you.


Camping Michael Coates

Welcome to Citizenship in the Nation
National Rights, Duties and Obligations
This Week in the News
Checks and Balances Play
Three Branches of Government
Master Check-in

Ann B. Perrone of Troop 1719
Citizenship in the World (2.4 MB) Frank Yeung
Coin Collecting (11 MB) Jim Walls. This file is in PDF format
Communications (2.25 MB) Ed Trevisani
Cooking (6 MB) Mike Coates
Energy Day 1 (7 MB)
Energy Day 2 (4.5 MB)
Mark Fennell
Engineering (7.5 MB) D.C. Bryan
Game Design Seth Berger of Troop 367
Leadership Scouts BSA does not have a merit badge in leadership, so often it is difficult for youth to understand the difference between leadership and management. This 1-hour presentation will help you explain the difference in a very practical way. Provided by Scott Newman of Troop 512.
Life to Eagle (4 MB) Steve Nieman?

Personal Management (6 MB)

Excel - Personal Budget (Basic)
Excel - Personal Budget (Extensive)

Scott Newman of Troop 512 shares his 7-session PPT show and Excel spreadsheets.

Oceanography (7 MB) Greg Adams
Med Jeopardy.docx
Med Jeopardy Questions.docx
Docgo - medicine bingo.docx

prepared these PowerPoints and a great medicine bingo game.



Movie Making 1 of 2 (337 MB)
Movie Making 2 of 2 (245 MB)

Jim Walls prepared these as KeyNote presentations built playable from Macintosh Computers.

Movie Making PPT (12 MB)
Day 1 and Day 2 Emails to Parents
Handout with Potential Topics, Links and Script
Example of the video created on Day 1

Scott Newman of Troop 512. This is a very participatory class and includes a movie naming game and a script for a performance that is video recorded and edited before their eyes.
Nuclear Power Ed Barker
Personal Management Bill Gribbin
Public Speaking (16 MB)

Steven Feder of Troop 19.

Photography (13 MB)

Scott Newman of Troop 512.

Scholarship (400k) Brian Larson of Troop 512
Truck Transportation Seth Berger of Troop 367



PowerPoint deck from the Amateur Radio and Jamboree on the Air Troop Resource Show, September 12th, 2018.









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