Earn your Engineering Merit Badge Online

Online Engineering Merit Badge

Thank you for your interest in the Engineering Merit Badge. This online resource will present all the information needed to earn the merit badge.

The future is now! Whether it is improving personal electronics, developing health care solutions, creating automated vehicles, protecting the environment or sending people to Mars, engineers are using math and science to create a better tomorrow. Earning the Engineering Merit Badge will give Scouts a better understanding of how engineers work and how to apply the engineering process to daily problems.


Watch introductory video here

Send us an email to let us know you’re starting: safersim@uiowa.edu. Use “EMB-Starting” as subject line and include your unit, council, and district.

Download the Engineering Merit Badge Workbook to complete as you go along.

The series of videos below will guide you through the process of earning the merit badge:


Send an email to safersim@uiowa.edu with “EMB-Complete” in subject line and attach completed workbook.

A completed Blue Card will be emailed to you upon completion.

Please allow for a couple of weeks for us to review the workbooks and get back to you.

Additional Resources:



Contact safersim@uiowa.edu with subject line “EMB-Question”.

Merit Badge Counselors:

Dr. Timothy Brown
Jacob Heiden