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.
    • Moviemaking 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.



January/February 2015 classes will open for registration on Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30pm. When registration opens, CLICK on a link to register.

2015 classes

Tuesday January 13 - Photography Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday January 15 - Video Games Belt Loop - 6pm-8pm
Saturday January 17 - Moviemaking Merit Badge - 10am-1pm
Thursday January 22 - Computers Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday January 24 - Game Design Merit Badge - 10am-1pm
Tuesday January 27 - Photography Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday January 29 - Computers Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday January 31 - Robotics Merit Badge - 10am-1pm

Tuesday February 3 - Video Games Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday February 5 - Photography Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesday February 10 - Computers Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday February 12 - Video Games Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday February 14 - Photography Merit Badge - 10am-1pm
Tuesday February 17 - Computers Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday February 19 - Photography Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday February 21 - Game Design Merit Badge - 10am-1pm
Tuesday February 24 - Video Games Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday February 26 - Photography Belt Loop - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday February 28 - Robotics Merit Badge - 10am-1pm
Saturday February 28 - Moviemaking Merit Badge - 2pm-5pm