Special Merit Badge Days

Want to learn from professionals in the field while earning a Merit Badge? The Atlanta Area Council is pleased to offer multiple opportunities throughout the year! 

Porsche Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Day

When & Where

Cost: $30

Porsche Automotive Maintenance Day provides Scouts with an experience like no other. Scouts will be able to complete the Automotive Maintenance Merit badge as well as an inside experience in the Porsche Headquarters.

This is a 2-parter experience, you must attend the first weekend in order to attend the second weekend. The first weekend will be held at the Visitor Service Center and the second will be at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta.

You will need to bring your family’s vehicle owner manual to the session 1 portion to discuss requirement #2a and the annual registration fee for renewing your family car’s registration #2i

Breakfast and lunch will not be provided the first day but will be the second day. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions that you have.


Aviation Merit Badge Days

Presented by Aviation History & Technology Center

When: First Saturday each month, April – November
(Registration opens 6 weeks prior to each monthly session)
Where: Aviation History & Technology Center | 555 Perrin Rd. Marietta, GA 30060
Cost: $20

Are you ready to learn how aircraft fly and how the pilot controls the aircraft? This course combines both on-line and in-person learning. All requirements can be completed.

Most requirements are completed at the scout’s convenience anytime within two weeks of the museum visit using Google Classroom. Homework assignment requirements are brought to the museum. The final requirement is completed at the AHTC museum where scouts see 15 various types of aircraft on static display, including the interior and flight deck of a USAF C-141B StarLifter

Other Scouting Opportunities at AHTC:

The Aviation History & Technology Center offers Group Tours for all scout groups; Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturer Scouts, Explorers, Sea & Air Scouts. Additionally, Service Projects and Eagle Projects are available.

Visit AHTC360.org to learn more, or Contact AHTC BSA Coordinator Bob Higgins (Bob@AHTC360.org) with any questions and scheduling requests.

Class Cost Date & Time Location Pre/Post Reqs/Notes Registration
Aviation $20 9/2/2023 | 9AM-12PM AHTC Additional Details Registration
Aviation $20 10/14/2023 | 9AM-12PM AHTC Additional Details Registration
Aviation $20 11/4/2023 | 9AM-12PM AHTC Additional Details Registration

Completion Reports and Blue Cards

The instructor of each class will log all completions and submit them to the Council office. Please allow at least a week after the course for the data to be entered into our system.

Scouts may come out of the event with a “partial” meaning there are requirements remaining to be completed. This could be due to requirements that are unable to be addressed during the merit badge session, there are requirements that can’t be completed on site, or due to the Scout failing to meet the requirement standard during the session. After the event, the Scout will need to keep in touch with the counselor from that class or find a merit badge counselor to work with to complete the merit badge either within their troop or in their area. Reminder when Scouts are contacting counselors that they follow the 2-deep leadership by having an adult cc’d to the email or on speaker phone with that counselor.

After two weeks from the event, we will not be putting in additional completed requirements to the event due to the fact that the report will state completed on the event date.

To pull past reports please log in to your AtlantaBSA.org account, same account you registered for the event, then follow these steps.

  • Select “Events” on the far left of the screen
  • Select "My Past Events"
  • Select "Merit Badge Days"
  • Select "Past"
  • Select the date you attended
  • Scroll down to "Registration"
  • Click on "Reports" button
  • Select "Completion Report, PDF" or you can download the front/back of a blue card