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Merit Badge Skill Centers

If you have a skill center that needs to be added to our website, please use the GSLAC Merit Badge Group Instruction Policy Form. Return the form to

Merit Badge Skill Centers are offered by organizations and individuals who are uniquely qualified to provide instruction in their content areas. View the list on the left for upcoming centers.

Additional skill centers may be offered in your district. Ask your district executive or district advancement chairman for more details about these events.

Merit Badge Name Date of Merit Badge Second Mtg (if applicable) Time (Start and End) Register now!
Fishing 12-Sept 9:00am-12:15pm
Horsemanship 15-Sept 17, 22, 24- Sept
Fly Fishing 19-Sept 9:00am-12:15pm
NESA Advancement Day 19-Sept 8:00am-5:00pm
Climbing 19-Sept 26- Sept    03-Oct 9:00 am- 4:00pm
Art 19-Sept 12:00pm-1:30pm
Personal Management 22-Sept 29-Sept 6:00pm-8:00pm
Pulp & Paper         26-Sept 1:00pm-4:00pm
Fish & Wildlife Management 26-Sept 9:00am -12:15pm
Rifle Shooting 03-Oct 9:00am-2:00pm
Railroading 07-Oct 08 & 09 Oct 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cooking 10-Oct 21-Oct See link for times
Shooting  (rifle & shotgun) 10-Oct 9:00am-4:00pm
Photography 11-Oct 1:30pm-3:30pm
Shooting  (rifle & shotgun) 17-Oct 9:00am-4:00pm
Shooting  (rifle & shotgun) 24-Oct 9:00am-4:00pm
Citizenship in the Community 24-Oct 11:00am-1:00pm
Complete Angler – Fishing related badges 25-Oct 8:00am-4:00pm


Horsemanship 27-Oct 29-Oct, 03-Nov, 05-Nov 5:30pm-9:00pm
Citizenship in the Community 07-Nov 11:00am-1:00pm
Rifle Shooting @ S-F Scout Ranch 19-Sept 9:00am- 3:00pm Coming Soon!
Rifle Shooting @ Camp Lewallen 17-Oct 9:00am-3:00pm Coming Soon!


Merit Badges are some of the most rewarding, educational aspects in Scouting. Any Boy Scout can earn a merit badge at any time—there is no rank advancement required. Working on merit badges gives Scouts the opportunity to learn valuable skills and gain valuable knowledge on a variety of subjects. Everything from business and science to crafts and sports. With more than 100 merit badges available, there is sure to be something for every Scout!