Scouts, BSA & Webelos Badge Workshops at Burpee
BSA and Burpee are excited to GO ONLINE
BSA and Burpee are excited to GO ONLINE with our badges this spring and summer. Upon your registration, you will get set up for a release date. Materials will then be available online in our virtual reality 360 museum environment. Much like a video game, Scouts will navigate independently through the museum virtual halls, click hotspots to watch videos of the merit badge counselors, see demonstrations, and perform simple activities at home to go with the videos. On the BSA Badge Counselor Meeting dates, Zoom meetings will occur with the registered scouts, homework will be shared, at home activities will be shared, and additional discussion and learning will occur. Plan to be online during meeting dates from about 10am-12pm with built in breaks.
Class registrations will close 5 business days before the class starts to send out boxes. Pick up is available.
BSA Online Classes FAQ
How long will this class take?
Class time will vary depending on requirements. The videos in the virtual museum will take about 1 hour to complete. The online zoom meeting with a Burpee Instructor will be from 1 to 1.5 hours. Scouts will also be asked to complete additional homework and/or projects to complete their badge.
What do I do if my badge requires a presentation of a project or other information to a group?
You have two choices here
- There will be time scheduled during the Zoom meeting to present your project or information.
- Or you can present it to another group(per BSA guidelines) and share the video or slideshow of your presentation with your Burpee Instructor via email or google drive.
What if I don’t want to or can’t make a Zoom meeting with the Burpee Instructor?
Burpee will schedule Zoom meetings throughout the year. You should register for the meeting date and time that best fits your schedule. If you miss your meeting time, you can reschedule for a later date. If at all possible, let Burpee know ahead of time if you will not be able to make your scheduled meeting, as there may be a wait list for other scouts. Be aware that meetings will be limited to a certain number of participants, so you may have to wait for an open meeting.
If you prefer to meet with a Burpee instructor one on one, we can schedule an individual meeting/chat time. However you will be required to meet BSA Youth Protection guidelines. A parent, guardian, or troop leader must be present at all times, even during an online interaction. In the event that a parent, guardian or troop leader is not present or leaves the meeting, the meeting will be cancelled or ended.
What can I expect from an online BSA class with Burpee?
You will receive an email with detailed information about homework, projects and other requirements for your badge. If needed, supplemental materials such as worksheets or directions will be attached, or a link will be provided. Links will also be provided to Burpee’s virtual museum where scouts can watch videos and see objects from our exhibits and collections.
Scouts will have the opportunity to meet with a Burpee Educator online to present their projects and discuss what they have learned in the virtual museum.
These classes are designed to meet all of the requirements of the badge offered.
How can I submit my completed homework?
You have two choices here
- Submit your homework via email or as a shared document to your Burpee Instructor.
- Mail your homework to the museum (include address)
How will I get my badge?
Your Burpee Instructor will keep track of your requirements. When you have met all requirements for the badge including projects, presentations and homework, your instructor will sign your blue card and send it to you, or complete the certification online for you.
Cost: 15.00 per Scout
Preregistration and prepayment is required for all scout workshops. To register e-mail email@example.com.
Boy Scout Badges
Please Note: Burpee does not provide patches/badges