Public Health Badge - Online

Scouts learn about how to prevent the spread of disease while working on the Public Health badge. They explore how pandemics happen and what steps can be taken to prevent outbreaks. They also learn about careers related to public health.


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.

Ensure you have communicated with your Scoutmaster or Unit Leader prior to attending this and all other Badge Classes regarding your intent to complete the Badge.


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


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 11 reviews
Public Health

Public Health was a great merit badge class. All the scouts were respectful and the instructor was a wonderful teacher. It was an educational merit badge since I want to be a doctor or a scientist.

Heidi Wilkinson
Great class for hard-to-find badge

My Life Scout has been trying to complete this merit badge for at least a year. We’ve never before found a counselor, and he’s had a class cancelled because he was the only one registered. This was the second of three (so far) classes he’s taken “in” Hawaii, and they’ve all been really good. In our time of online-only Scouting, this class is also very timely. I hope more scouts take it to learn about pandemics and protecting public health. The teacher was good at keeping the whole class involved and my scout could explain the concepts to me afterward. Thank you!

Texas Scout
GREAT Merit Badge Class

My STAR Scout loved this merit badge, very informative!! No down time, the instructor was very engaging. Kept all the Scouts involved!

Very Good

I would strongly recommend epic merit badges I really liked it and I had a fun time doing the badge.

Great Job!!!

As a scout, I wanted to say that I really did enjoy this class. I've taken other online merit badge classes before, but none as in depth and engaging at this. I highly recommend it.