Radio Merit Badge patch

Radio Merit Badge Class Registration

Radio Merit Badge patch


You may still register below to be placed on a waiting list.
We will contact you in early January if a seat becomes available.

Are you interested in helping people during disasters? Want to learn about satellites and high tech electronics? Want your computer to connect around the world via wireless? Think it would be cool to talk to Astronauts in space? Then explore the world of wireless communications through Radio Merit Badge!

To help you complete the badge in one day, a Radio Merit Badge class will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017. The class is limited to the first forty Scouts who register. Adults interested in learning about radio are welcome to participate.

Date: Saturday 7 January 2017

Time: 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM

Location: Armstrong Hall, The College of New Jersey (2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing NJ 08628-0718)


Cost: The class is free.

Hereís what you need to do in advance:

  1. Register online by clicking HERE.
  2. Read the 2008 or newer Radio Merit Badge pamphlet pages 1-67 and 89-91.
  3. Print a copy of this Radio Merit Badge Workbook.
  4. The workbooks are used to provide you with an optional place to write notes during the classes. However we also use them for those requirements that require drawing.
  5. Draw the chart of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (Requirement 3 a, b, c) in the Radio Merit Badge Workbook before the class. Also, draw the block diagram of an Amateur Radio Station (5 b) and the symbols of eight electronic components (5 d). That way you'll be less rushed during the class.
On the day of the class:
  1. Report to Armstrong Hall by 8:45 AM on Saturday morning. If your leaders or parents arenít staying, make sure that you are picked up at 3:00 PM.
  2. Bring the following to the class:
    1. A signed copy of the permission form.
    2. A fully completed Merit Badge Application card for Radio Merit Badge signed by your Scoutmaster.
    3. Your printed copy of the Radio Merit Badge Workbook.
    4. Your completed chart of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, block diagram, and electronic symbols drawn in the workbook.
    5. Evidence of any requirements you may have completed in advance.
    6. A bag lunch and drink.
    7. A pen and pencil.
    8. A notebook or clipboard to write on.
    9. Proper uniform, good behavior and interest!
    10. A $5 voluntary donation at the door to cover expenses is appreciated but not required.
If you have any questions about the class, please DO NOT call The College of New Jersey.