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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Virtual Merit Badge Event: Cooking (Hybrid)
Location Your Home  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
5/2/2020 9:00am 5/2/2020 10:30am
Open for Registration Last day to Register
4/25/2020   5/1/2020
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
$15.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit

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Please read everything we've included in the event description. If you still have questions, contact the event manager by clicking this button.

Email Mr Benjamin Whitmore (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Cooking* OnlineVirtual Google Classroom 1010099 1None 1None
Sponsor Information

You can work on this class at your own pace! Take your time and do your BEST work!

You will be sent a ZOOM Meeting ID and Password the day before your class to the email address you registered with.

Test ZOOM at least one day prior to class.

On the class day log-in at least 10 minutes before your scheduled class time.

You will need:

Class A Uniform is required to be worn during this Online Merit Badge Course.

Benjamin Whitmore, Troop 204B, Mid America Council added as Merit Badge Counselor to SCOUTBOOK (PREFERED METHOD) or Merit Badge Fillable Blue Card properly filled out and signed off by your Scoutmaster

A Positive Scouting Focus and Attitude!


Cooking Merit Badge

Most people appreciate good food and the comfort of a delicious home-cooked meal. Many Scouts know the fun of enjoying a tasty cookout after a rigorous day in the outdoors. Cooking is a skill you can learn now and enjoy for life. This class is taught but a Certified Executive Chef and will teach you tips and tricks to use not only in your home kitchen but all along the Scouting Trail!

Counselor Information

Benjamin Whitmore CEC, is an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 204 in Sioux City, Iowa. He is also a Certified Executive Chef with the American Culinary Federation and has over 20 years experience in the restaurant industry. Currently he teaches culinary arts at the North Dakota State College of Science.

Unit Sign-up Instructions

Preparation is a MUST

Google Classroom – reviewing prior to attending and completing pre-course work will ensure that you receive the most out of the Online Class. The classroom is full of information and will help you successfully complete the badge. It provides solutions and gives direction on where to find the answers to earn this Merit Badge. You may also use online and other resources to complete the requirements where appropriate.

It is unacceptable to come unprepared. You may DOWNLOAD and COMPLETE the Fillable Merit Badge Workbook below to help you be organized and prepared. The use of any workbook for note-taking, reference, or the completion of the workbook does not warrant, guarantee, or confirm your completion of the merit badge requirements or the earning of the merit badge.

You can add me (Benjamin Whitmore, Troop 204B Mid-American Council) as your MB counselor on Scoutbook. This is the PREFERRED METHOD! Alternatively, you will need a blue card properly filled out and signed off by your Unit Leader. Note: If you are not able to get your Unit Leader's signature PRIOR you may still participate in the Online Course. I recommend that you notify your Unit Leader that you are taking the class. 

Payment Instructions for the Unit

To complete registration please pay via PayPal. You will be emailed directions to log into the Google Classroom as soon as you make payment.

Directions to the Event

This Virtual Merit Badge will be run at your own pace. There will be a MANDATORY Zoom meeting to introduce the topic, the Google Classroom, and all blended learning tool assignments on Saturday, May 2nd from 9 am - 10:30 am.

Release Information

Please use the email that you want registered in the Google Classroom to register for this event. Registrations can not be shared with other Scouts. Please register each Scout individually with their own email address.

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