Meriting with the Experts

The Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides services and youth development programs to nearly23,000 youth and 11,000 volunteers, in18 counties of northwest Oregon, and southwest Washington. 

Meriting with the Experts (MWE) is a program offering the chance for Scouts of all ages to work with local key corporate, business, and community leaders to stimulate interest in merit badges while gaining work experience.Merit badges are awards earned by youth members of the BSA, based on activities within an area of study by completing a list of requirements. The purpose of the merit badge program is to allow Scouts to examine subjects to determine if they would like to further pursue them as a career or avocation.There are more than 130 merit badges in the BSA merit badge program.

Join us

Organize a Scouting event today by contacting Cascade Pacific Council and join Boy Scouts of America in becoming the leading organization for providing educational activities to young adults who are entering the work force or exploring college opportunities. Start your search for internships with Scouts who want to work in a specialized career by offering the chance for hundreds of Scouts to be enlightened by experts currently working for you.

Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring organizations will receive special opportunities to share specifics about their company directly with the Scouts, perhaps leading to future employees.  Would your company like a chance to work with eager young men and share expert advice about your industry while helping Scouts earn merit badges? Imagine matching your business with hundreds of Scouts at one of several, MWE events throughout the year. 


Earn Merit Badges

Scout will be given the opportunity to work on merit badges in career field settings. There are more than 130 merit badges in the BSA merit badge program that poses steps towards learning a career trait. Merit badges may be earned as a partial or in full depending on the resources available at each MWE event. Scouts meet with counselors or "Experts" who have knowledge in the merit badge subjects and are interested in helping. The program also introduces Scouts to the life skills of contacting an adult they hadn't met before and then demonstrating their skills, similar to a job or college interview. Check out BSA merit badges and curriculum now!