MERIT BADGE CLUSTERS

Welcome to 2021 TRICΔMP

Session 1, June 6th-12th
Session 3, June 20th-26th

  1. Public Health
    • Fire Safety
    • First Aid
    • Public Health
    • Safety
    • Search and Rescue
  2. Business
    • American Business
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Public Speaking
    • Salesmanship
  3. Hollywood Experience
    • Animation
    • Movie Making
    • Photography
    • Public Speaking
  4. Innovation
    • Electricity
    • Inventing
    • Programming
    • Robotics
  5. Trail to First Class
    • Tenderfoot
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class

Session 2, June 13-19th
Session 4, June 27-July 3rd

  1. Nature
    • Forestry
    • Nature
    • Oceanography
    • Sustainability
  2. Civic Involvement
    • Crime Prevention
    • Fingerprinting
    • Law
  3. Podcasting
    • Communications
    • Digital Technology
    • Public Speaking
  4. Video Game Design
    • Chess
    • Digital Technology
    • Game Design
    • Programming
  5. Citizenship
    • Citizenship in the Community
    • Citizenship in the Nation
    • Citizenship in the World

WHAT IS TRICΔMP

TRICΔMP is a more than just a Merit Badge Camp. This program will bring some of the best elements of camp directly to your Scouts at home!

Scouts will be able to register for single Clusters containing 3-4 Merit Badges to build a final class project. Each Cluster program will complete one large project relevant to the classes they complete. Class sizes are capped at 25 in order to maintain an exceptional classroom experience.

Scouts will be taught by live instructors over Zoom and will engage with instructors as if it was an in-person class.

*Scouts must complete age-appropriate, current Cyber Chip.

Camp-in-a-Box

Cluster registrants will receive their Camp-in-a-Box days before their first class. These boxes will include items relevant to their cluster projects. For example, those registered for Innovation are not required to go purchase their own Robotics kit.

We will be sending one in your camp box along with other goodies!

NOT JUST A MERIT BADGE CAMP

As a team, we have prided ourselves on the amount of effort, time, and volunteerism that has been put into making this program happen.

While a Scout will be able to successfully complete 3 – 4 Merit Badges, they will also gain the comradery of being at camp with their Troop and socializing with other Scouts.

Scouts will be able to participate in Flag Ceremonies, Campfires, Games, and many more camp-wide activities.

Program Planner

That’s right TRICΔMP really is “Not Just A Merit Badge Camp!” Scouts will be able to fill their day with camp activities.

We understand that Scouts do not want to sit in front of a computer all day, so we took that into consideration when planning each session.

There will be many opportunities for Scouts to get outside, work on sustainability/ conservation projects around the house, or to catch up with other Scouts outside of the classroom.

Cluster Details

*Some cluster participants will need to purchase additional Merit Badge materials for their program. We will send these items along with your camp box. Clusters marked (*) will have an additional fee of $50 which will be included in your registration.

Business: Create a business model

Session 1, June 6th-12th
Session 3, June 20th-26th

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
American Business Time Consuming Research required
Entrepreneurship Medium
Public Speaking Medium
Salesmanship Medium

Business Cluster 2021 Presenters

Citizenship:

Session 2: June 13-19, 2021
Session 4:June 27 – July 3, 2021

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Citizenship in the Community Medium
Citizenship in the Nation Medium
Citizenship in the World Medium

Civic Involvement: Participate in a mock trail

Session 2: June 13-19, 2021
Session 4:June 27 – July 3, 2021

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Crime Prevention Medium
Fingerprinting Easy Will need a pencil and tape for this project
Law Hard

Hollywood Experience: Create a short movie

Session 1, June 6th-12th
Session 3, June 20th-26th

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Animation Hard Easy if you enjoy drawing and have experience with animation
Movie Making Medium
Photography Medium Must have camera that can upload to computer
Public Speaking Medium

Innovation: Make a robot from a kit

Session 1, June 6th-12th
Session 3, June 20th-26th

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Electricity Hard 10 The material will be mailed
Inventing Hard 2b, 3, 9
Programming Hard 1, 4, 6
Robotics Time Consuming 7 Kits will be mailed

Nature: Learn the steps to become a park ranger

Session 2: June 13-19, 2021
Session 4:June 27 – July 3, 2021

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Forestry Medium 2
Nature Medium
Oceanography Hard Marine Science Staff available
Sustainability Hard Some requirements require record keeping for 14-30 days

Nature Cluster Testimonial

One last time, I really need to say THANK YOU. You and everyone there did an amazing job. This was the right idea at the right time and well executed given all the variables of what was going on. I would appreciate if you could share that. National should take notes on how you did that.

All the best,

Jean-Paul Issock

Really need to say THANK YOU

My son and another scout from our troop just completed the Nature cluster in week 2 of Tricamp and I wanted to let you know that the program you put together was absolutely fantastic. I don’t think that anything can replace the experience of being at an actual camp but I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job than you did with this program. The scouts loved being in the virtual world and the merit badge counselors were great. They enjoyed it so much that we signed up for week 3 as well. I wish that more of our troop would have chosen to attend and experience it. Thank you very much for a fun and exciting week. We are looking forward to week 3.

Damon Fletcher

TRICΔMP was Fantastic

Podcasting: Create a multi-episode podcast

Session 2: June 13-19, 2021
Session 4:June 27 – July 3, 2021

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Communications Hard
Digital Technology Medium 1
Public Speaking Medium

Public Health: Learn the steps to become a first responder

Session 1, June 6th-12th
Session 3, June 20th-26th

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Fire Safety Time Consuming Requires guardian involvement to light fire
First Aid Time Consuming Requires second person in the room to practice skills
Public Health Medium Some requirements will be hard to fill during current times
Safety Medium
Search and Rescue Time Consuming

Trail to First Class: First Year Program

Session 1, June 6th-12th
Session 3, June 20th-26th

Please note, because of both virtual limitations and the fact that your own Troop’s leadership team must approve all advancement, the following apply:

  1. Not all requirements can be done virtually
  2. We will not “sign off” on completion. Instead, we will offer you a report on what was worked on to show your Scoutmaster. You may still have to demonstrate the skills you learned to have Troop leadership sign off.
  3. There will be no virtual Scoutmaster conferences or Boards of Reviews conducted by our Staff.
Rank Target Requirements Parent or Guardian Involvement Comments
Tenderfoot 3abc, 4abc, 5abc, 8
2nd Class 1b, 2fg, 3acd, 5a 6abcde, 8b
1st Class 1bc, 3abc, 5bcd, 6bcd, 7acf

Video Game Design: Create a video game to play with friends

Session 2: June 13-19, 2021
Session 4:June 27 – July 3, 2021

Merit Badge Difficulty Prerequisites Comments
Chess Medium 1, 2 and register for online program Partnership with St. Louis Chess Club to utilize lichess.org
Digital Technology Medium 1
Game Design Hard
Programming Hard