While there are no age requirements on merit badges, they do vary in difficulty and require varying degrees of mental and physical maturity, so Scouts, along with their leaders and parents, should use good judgment when choosing merit badge classes to be taken at camp.

The Merit badge prerequisite information is now available!

Some merit badges require completing some requirements prior to arrival in order for the merit badge to be completed at camp. Scouts should purchase and study the respective merit badge pamphlet for exact requirements and preparation on learning the skills involved with the badge. Click here to to download a list of prerequisites, recommendations, and materials needed for each merit badge being offered this summer.

New for 2016, we have a spreadsheet that can be used by Scouts to share with Advancement Chairs and Summer Camp Coordinators to create their schedule for the summer.  This allows the Scout to select the merit badges they want in each time slot and ensures they don’t create an overlap situation.  It also creates a printable schedule and brings all their related pre-requisites into a single location.  Thanks to troop 281 from Blue Jacket District for sharing this helpful tool with us!

Click HERE for the merit badge scheduling spreadsheet.

For the summer of 2016, the programs and merit badge classes listed below will be offered.  Those in bold italics are new for 2016.

  • ACE Program
  • American Cultures
  • American Heritage
  • Animation
  • Archaeology
  • Archery
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Chemistry
  • Chess
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Climbing
  • Communication
  • Cooking
  • COPE
  • Disabilities Awareness
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Aid
  • Fishing
  • Forestry (with Trail Crew)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Game Design
  • Geocaching
  • Home Repairs
  • Indian Lore
  • Instructional Swim
  • Kayaking
  • Landscape Architecture (with Trail Crew)
  • Law
  • Life Saving
  • Mammal Study
  • Medicine
  • Metalwork
  • Motor Boating
  • Moviemaking
  • Music
  • Oceanography
  • Ohio Hunter Safety Education (Ohio residents only)
  • Orienteering
  • Personal Fitness
  • Photography
  • Pioneering
  • Plumbing
  • Pottery
  • Public Speaking
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Robotics
  • Rowing
  • Salesmanship
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Scuba BSA
  • Sculpture
  • Search & Rescue
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Snorkeling BSA
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Space Exploration
  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Theater
  • Traffic Safety
  • Trail Crew
  • Trailblazer
  • Weather 
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Woodcarving