Special Partner: Microsoft Store

For more than 100 years, Scouting has used the outdoors as its classroom. But in order to help our Scouts meet the challenges of the next 100 years, it’s critical that we give Scouts a chance to explore subjects they may not cover adequately in their school classrooms.

Merit Badge and Belt Loop Class Schedules

  • All classes offered at the Microsoft Store at The Domain shopping center
  • All classes are free but require online registration on a first come, first served basis (click links below to register)
  • Each class is limited to 15 Scouts
  • Class will start on time. Those showing up late may not be able to complete all requirements covered.
  • All merit badge classes taught by Microsoft Store employees who are registered BSA Merit Badge Counselors
  • All Boy Scouts will need to secure blue card approval from their Scoutmaster prior to attending a merit badge class
  • Not every class is able to complete all requirements. The curriculum for each class has been coordinated through the national advancement team at the Boy Scouts of America and the corporate education team at Microsoft, and is not subject to change unless the BSA national office makes a change in the official requirements.
    • Cinematography Merit Badge: requirements 2c1, 2c5 will not be completed
  • Belt loop classes are two hours long; Merit Badge classes are three hours long
  • REMINDER: This is a free educational service. The Microsoft Store is not responsible for Scouts' safety or behavior. A parent, guardian or adult leader must stay on site for the duration of the workshop and be available to assist if any disciplinary action is needed.



This is a list of upcoming classes that still have availability. CLICK on the link to register.

2014 classes

Registration for these classes opens Thursday August 28 at 7:30pm

Saturday 9/20 Moviemaking Merit Badge 10am-1pm (formerly Cinematography)
Tuesday 9/23 Computers Belt Loop 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday 9/27 Game Design Merit Badge 10am-1pm
Tuesday 9/30 Video Games Belt Loop 5:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday 10/7 Photography Belt Loop 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday 10/11 Robotics Merit Badge 10am-1pm
Tuesday 10/14 Computers Belt Loop 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday 10/18 Photography Merit Badge 10am-1pm
Tuesday 10/21 Video Games Belt Loop 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday 10/25 Moviemaking Merit Badge 10am-1pm (formerly Cinematography)
Tuesday 10/28 Photography Belt Loop 5:30pm-7:30pm