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The Merit Badge Program

In 1911, Boy Scouts were able to earn as many as 57 merit badges. Today, that number has grown to more than 100, with new badges regularly being added in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.


Merit Badge Library


Merit Badge Clinics

Three Harbors Council offers several merit badge clinics to its Scouts. Walk-ins are not allowed. This is to ensure that all Scouts have the necessary materials and receive the best clinic instruction possible. All merit badge clinics are $6.00 per Scout.

All Merit Badge Clinics Require Pre-registration

  • Registration for merit badge clinics offered in fall will be available September 1 until all spots are filled.
  • Registration for merit badge clinics offered in spring will be available January 1 until all spots are filled.
To register for an upcoming merit badge clinic, click the link in the RSS feed on the right-hand side of the page.

American Labor

Here's an opportunity for Boy Scouts to earn the American Labor Merit Badge.
This merit badge clinic is hosted by Local Union 2150, IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, N56 W13777 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls, WI.


Merit Badge Clinics

Coin Collecting

Have your Scouts find out about this interesting lifetime hobby. There are several requirements that need to be completed prior to the clinic.
This clinic is conducted by the Milwaukee Numismatic Society.

Dog Care

Join the Wisconsin Humane Society to work on the requirements needed to earn your Dog Care Merit Badge and have a howlin’ good time in the process! The Boy Scouts of America and the Wisconsin Humane Society have teamed up to offer this fun and informative clinic. Now all we need is YOU! 
This clinic will take place at the Wisconsin Humane Society, Learning Center.


Clinic is run in partnership with We Energies to help Boy Scouts earn their Electricity Merit Badge.  This clinic will be primarily on testing completed requirements. Scouts must bring completed projects to the clinic for testing and be prepared for a paper test.
The clinic will take place at We Energies.

First Aid

This half-day program will test a Scout's knowledge on the First Aid Merit Badge requirements.  Clinic will take place at the Milwaukee Scout Service Center, 330 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI

Note: This clinic is not for newer Scouts. It runs from 8:00 a.m. - Noon.

Fire Safety

9:00 a.m. Clinic 
1:30 p.m. Clinic

Each clinic will consist of a lecture followed by breakout groups for a hands-on experience.  This clinic is being taught by Firefighters.


This merit badge is not for brand new Scouts. The clinic will fulfill all requirements for the Law Badge. Several notable speakers from the legal community and law enforcement community will present portions of the clinic, including a moot court demonstration.
This will take place at the Milwaukee Bar Association beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m.

Motor Boating

Must have Boating Safety DNR license to receive merit badge. (The DNR Safe Boating class is not included in this merit badge class. The Boating Safety Class is available at Cudahy High School, 4950 S. Lake Drive in Cudahy. Please contact the Cudahy Recreation Department at 2915 E. Ramsey Avenue, Cudahy, WI, to sign up for the DNR Safe Boating class. Space is limited so please register early!


Earn the Railroading Merit Badge and learn about the operations of real railroading!  Clinic runs 8:00 a.m. - Noon.

Small Boat Sailing

This program is offered to allow each participant to learn how to sail with classroom and on the water training at the William Russell Sea Base. No prior sailing experience is required.

Snow Sports

Scouts will work on down hill skiing and snowbaording in this clinic. This merit badge will take place at the Scout Service Center, 330 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.

Merit Badge Counselors


Finding a Merit Badge Counselor

Click here to access the merit badge counselor directory.

Becoming a Merit Badge Counselor

Click here to apply to be a merit badge counselor.
Click here to renew your status as a merit badge counselor for Three Harbors Council.

Merit Badge Resources


Proposing a New Merit Badge

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