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Merit Badges
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Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. You don't need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.
You must have another person with you at each meeting with the merit badge counselor. This person can be another Scout, your parents or guardian, a brother or sister or other relative, or a friend.
You are expected to meet the requirements as they are stated—no more and no less. You are expected to do exactly what is stated in the requirements. If it says "show or demonstrate," that is what you must do. Just telling about it isn't enough. The same thing holds true for such words as "make," "list," "in the field," and "collect," "identify," and "label."
If a Scout has already started working on a merit badge when a new edition of the pamphlet is introduced, he should continue to use the same merit badge pamphlet and fulfill the requirements therein to earn the badge. He need not start all over again with the new pamphlet and possibly revised requirements.
Merit Badges List
The alphabetical list below includes all of the merit badges as of when this page was last updated (135). Pass the mouse over a subject to view a picture of the badge. Click the subject to access the requirements for that merit badge.
Any badge followed by Eagle logo denotes an Eagle requirement badge and can count toward the Eagle Scout Award. Only one of these three Eagle logo* Eagle requirement badges can count toward the Eagle Scout Award. Only one of these two Eagle logo** and only one of these two Eagle logo*** Eagle requirement badges can count toward the Eagle Scout Award.
Last modified October 27, 2014.