Fingerprinting Badge - Online
In earning the Fingerprinting badge, Scouts will learn about and use an important technique that is used by law enforcement officers, along with other materials like matching dental records and DNA sampling, to help identify amnesia victims, missing persons, abducted children, and others.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
The counselor made this class very fun, engaging, and interactive. He kept the whole class particpated and engaged. 5 stars!
The Merit Badge class was very fun and engaging. My daughter enjoyed learning about the history and how to take fingerprints. The counselor was knowledgeable and gave everyone a chance to speak. My daughter is looking forward to taking other Merit Badge classes.
I can't say enough about the instructor, Mr. Shabazz. He made the class interactive, informative and fun for the Scouts. Epic Merit Badges is the best online merit badge class that we've experienced. The classes are small and the instructor is encouraging and engaging. Seeing my daughter enjoy this class led me to look for additional classes through this site. Thank you!
My son had a wonderful and informative session. He learned all about his merit badge and had a good time interacting with his fellow Scouts and Counselor!
My son is new to Scouts and eager to start earning merit badges so this was a huge help with getting it started and teaching him how to maneuver through achievements. The leaders are insightful and helpful leading us to sign up for more classes. My son asks daily if there are any new ones because he loves it so much