You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges. Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. You don't need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.
It is important that you follow the process and complete the requirements as outlined below.
- Pick a subject.
- Select your counselor
- Use the scout buddy system
- Get a signed merit badge application from your Scoutmaster
- Contact your counselor (some work may need prior counselor approval before starting)
- Show your stuff and meet with your counselor
- Get your badge
Detailed Process and Requirements for Merit Badges
Merit Badge Resource Information
Guide for Merit Badge Counselors