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Feb 13, 2021
Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail Drive #1
Feb 27, 2021
Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail Drive #2
Mar 13, 2021
Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail Drive #3

2021 Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail Drive Link

2021 Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail -Scouting through Outing- will consist of three sessions: February 13th, February 27th and March 13th, 2021. The Merit Badge Trail Drive is open to all Scouts BSA Scouts and Venturers registered in Tecumseh Council and neighboring Councils who want to earn merit badges for rank advancement. Usually this event takes place in an energetic classroom setting.

Merit Badge Trail Drive 2021 will consist of three Sessions: February 13th, February 27th and March 13th, 2021. Each Session has three class periods with breaks in between.

Opening: 9:15am -9:25am

Class Period #1 9:30am – 10:15am

Class Period #2 10:20am - 11:05am

Class Period #3 11:10am – 11:55am

Closing: 12:00pm

The classes are 45 minutes each with 5 minutes between classes.

For the 2021 Merit Badge Trail Drive we will not be issuing Blue Cards but will have a Merit Badge report that will serve the same purpose. These reports will be sent to the Scoutmaster and the Troop Advancement Chairs electronically.

Information for each Scout will include documentation of which merit badges they began, which requirements were completed and which (if any) merit badges were completed and earned.

What is the Event?

The Northern Tier Merit Badge Trail Drive is an annual Scouts BSA event dating back to the 1980s. Held on three Saturdays during February and March, Scouts have the opportunity to earn up to three merit badges under the guidance of enthusiastic, registered BSA merit badge counselors. The Trail Drive offers a variety of both Eagle Scout-required and non-Eagle required badges for Scouts to choose.

Please note, registering for this Trial Drive does not guarantee a Scout will earn a merit badge. Scouts must earn their badges by working on and completing the badge requirements during the Trail Drive event. Many badges have prerequisite requirements that must be started and/or completed before the Trail Drive in order to finish the badge while others have physical requirements that must be done in-person. Badges not completed at the end of the Trail Drive may be finished after the event if the Scout pursues its completion on their own accord with the merit badge counselor or with another registered merit badge counselor.

Online Registration

The registration fee is $10. The registration period begins on January 6th, 2020 at 12:00 am and will close on February 5th, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Please note that some Troops register as a group via their scoutmaster or advancement chair. Please check with your Troop to ensure correct registration.

Please provide an accurate and reliable email address for your online registration as that email will serve as your primary means of event contact and announcements as the Trail Drive registration concludes and the event begins. Scout Troops will also need to provide a Point-of-Contact name, email, phone and address for Trail Drive communication at the Troop level.

Please note: there will be no pre-order registration of Merit Badge books for this event. You may order Merit Badge Books at the Scout Shop by calling 937-325-6449 in advance of the Merit Badge Trail Drive and have them mailed to your home address.

Location of Event

This is an in person event, as is located at Northeastern Highschool at 1480 Bowman Rd, Springfield, OH 45502.

MB Classes, and Online Classes

Registration for classes will be available online at This also includes online classes including programming. Please be aware that some classes may have additional fees as applicable.

Health and Safety Procedures

In order to participate in this event, you must adhere to the following Health and Safety Procedures:

  1. Wear a mask at all times,
  2. Frequent handwashing before and after program sessions,
  3. 6ft minimum social distancing,
  4. Health Check, including temp check, and sample questions.

Contact information

For questions about this program, please contact David Greenlee (Event Coordinator)

 Email: [Click for member's page]

Phone: 937.419.9691
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