Pioneering Badge - Online

While working on the Pioneering badge, Scouts learn how to build structures with ropes and spars. They explore the uses of various knots and splices. They learn how to care for ropes. Finally they build a structure such as a bridge, tower, chair, or table


Interactive Online Badges are Open to ALL Scouts in ANY Council. We also welcome youth 11-17 interested in Scouting to join a class. This class is taught with a LIVE instructor and the class is interactive.

Please read the description before registering.

The EPIC Difference:

  • Classes taught by registered Badge Counselors who are experts in their field
  • All Epic Badge Counselors have current YPT Certification
  • Dedicated support team to provide prompt answers before, during and after your class
  • Class sizes are limited to 20 scouts to support an engaging and interactive learning environment, and to allow each Scout the opportunity to demonstrate completion of EACH requirement

Pioneering, scouts need to "bring to class" the following:

1. 8-foot length of 1/4" rope. 1/2" is OK but less preferred. Any type of material. For knot tying and lashing.

2. 3-foot length of common household cotton fiber string. For whipping the ends of the rope.

3. Broomstick and mop stick. For lashings.

Class Preparation

Scouts are expected to come prepared with answers to requirements to the best of their ability.

  • A Positive Scouting Focus and Attitude!
  • You will need a laptop or desktop computer, high-speed internet access, a web camera, and a microphone to participate in the live online class.
  • A day prior to class, we will send a ZOOM link to the email address you registered with. This email will come from
  • Test ZOOM at least one day prior to class.
  • Log-in 10 minutes before your scheduled class time. Classes start on time.
  • Class A Uniform is requested to be worn during this Online Badge Class.
  • Bring supporting documentation of project work pertinent to this badge which may also include a Badge Workbook for reference with notes.
  • The Badge pamphlet is full of useful information and will help you successfully complete the requirements. It provides solutions and gives direction on where to find the answers to earn this Badge. If you are unable to get a pamphlet, you may also use online and other resources to complete the requirements where appropriate.
  • It is unacceptable to come unprepared. You may use a Badge Workbook as a learning aid to help you prepare. Scouts are NOT required to use this learning aid in order to complete the badge.
  • We will email you a digital Blue Card once you successfully complete all requirements. However, a Blue Card is not COMPLETE until your Unit Leader signs it. We recommend receiving approval to take the course. Once we send you the Blue Card pass it to your Unit Leader for final signatures - digital or ink? That is up to your Unit Leader.
  • If you do not complete all of your requirements you will be given an incomplete or "partial" Blue Card and have until before your 18th birthday to complete any requirements. We highly recommend you complete the requirements sooner than later. We will support you until your requirements are complete. This part is the responsibility of the Scout.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Jennifer Rupprecht

I don't understand why that person, who obviously has NO IDEA how to spell, left 11 bad reviews. They should be removed from the post. My daughter did one Epic MB program and we thought it was well organized and well run.

Class well done

This was well organized class that resulted in completed merit badge /with anticipated homework projects finished prior to the class. Would definitely participate in another class if there was a badge my scout doesn't have yet.


not orgonised does not explain how to tie knots does not go over what your aspost to do boring no informashion


not orgonised does not explain how to tie knots does not go over what your aspost to do boring no informashion


not orgonised does not explain how to tie knots does not go over what your aspost to do boring no informashion