Helping Scouts Advance

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Camp Friedlander offers nearly 50 merit badge programs!  Some of the badges are difficult to earn anywhere but at summer camp.  Some you wouldn't expect to find at camp.  And some are just plain fun or interesting.

Depending on their schedule, Scouts can earn as many as six or seven merit badges during the week. Our trained and knowledgeable Merit Badge Counselors instruct Scouts on requirements and provide the all-important hands-on experience a Scout needs to grasp an understanding in a particular field.

While many merit badges can be completed while at camp, some include requirements that must be met prior to arrival.  Merit badges are not given away at camp, but with some pre-work and the guiding hand of the camp staff, we will ensure Scouts feel a sense of achievement as they learn new skills.