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The Process
  Blue Card Process
   
  This is a graphical overview of the merit badge blue card process.  The parts to be filled out by the Scoutmaster are shown in red, the parts to be filled out by the Scout are shown in green and the parts to be filled by the counselor are shown in blue.  The process is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3 .
     

 

 

  Each Scout should ask his Scoutmaster for a blue card when he is ready to be signed-off for a merit badge.  The card should be filled out specifically for the Scout and the badge he is working on.

     
 

  The Scout needs to fill-in some information about himself and his troop.

     
 

  After the Scout has completed all the merit badge requirements the counselor confirms that by completing his part of the blue card.

     
 

  Finally, the Scout separates the blue card into three parts  and makes sure that everyone gets their part.
What is the Blue Card

The Blue Card is a record keeping system for use by the BSA, the Merit Badge Counselor and the Scout. By asking the Scoutmaster or Advancement Chair for a Blue Card the Scout can be interviewed to determine his readiness for the badge or whether he is taking too many badges on at once. When all items have been acheived and the badge has been signed off by a counselor and Scoutmaster, Advancement Chair, the Scout, Troop and BSA all maintain a piece for future record keeping.

It is adviseable that all scouts build a binder with trading card sleeves to organize, protect and store their finished Blue Cards.

Downloadable Blue Card

There may be times when a council or other acvity may occur and timing does not allow the scout to get a Blue Card from their Scoutmaster. Below is a link you may take to fill out a card online and use for these occasions.

http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badge_Application

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