Merit Badges

See below for the Merit Badge Offerings and Pre-Requisites. View the Program Catalog for how the programs are broken up. Click here for Eagles Nest program

Advancement

Merit Badges

Use the schedule for Scouts to see which merit badges they would like to work toward during their week at Many Point. Merit Badges that have grey boxes overlap multiple merit badge sessions.

Swim Lessons is not a merit badge, but is very beneficial for Scouts that need help working on their swimming ability.

BSA Lifeguard is a certification that can be taken by adult leaders as well. Arrange training time with your camps Aquatics Director on Sunday.

First Class Adventure works toward many of the requirements in Tenderfoot, First Class, and Second Class. For more information, click here.

Program Registration

Parents and Scouts should give their unit’s camping coordinator their program requests. Scouts will get into whichever merit badges they request. Once your unit has a campsite reservation, program request can be made by the camping coordinator through Black Pug Scouting Event software.

Troop Advancement

As learned during our 2020 summer, units doing merit badges together was enjoyed and is returning in 2021. Badges will take around 4 hours to complete.

Older Scout Programs and Merit Badges

Scouts registered in older Scout programs may miss a day or two merit badges. They can make up missed requirements during free time or in-site unit time. Scouts accepted into Tier 2 older Scout programs will not be able to participate in any of the Merit Badge sessions.

Age/ Grade Requirements

To help manage merit badge class sizes, we’ve added a grade requirement to certain merit badges.

Independent Study Merit Badges

Some badges can be worked on outside of the merit badge time. Scouts are required to meet a minimum of twice during the week with a merit badge counselor. The Scout receives a document with the tasks necessary to earn the badge independently. Merit badge counselors are available by appointment. All requirements are due before lunch on Friday.

Merit Badges


Archaeology
Archery
Art
Astronomy
Basketry
¹³Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Chess
¹³Citizenship in the Nation
Climbing
¹³Cooking
¹³Communications
¹²Cycling
¹³Emergency Preparedness
¹Environmental Science
Fingerprinting
¹³First Aid
Fish & Wildlife Management

Fishing
Forestry
Game Design
Geocaching
Geology
¹⁴Hiking
Indian Lore
³⁴Insect Study
²Kayaking
Leather-work
¹³Lifesaving
Mammal Study
Nature
Orienteering
¹Personal Fitness

Pioneering
Pottery
Radio
³⁴Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing
²SCUBA Diving
³Search & Rescue
Shotgun Shooting
Signs, Signals, & Codes
Small Boat Sailing
Soil and Water Conservation
Sports
¹³Swimming
²Water Sports
Weather
³Wilderness Survival
Woodcarving

¹ Eagle Scout required merit badge
² Only available through the Flintlock programs
³ Pre-requisite needed to pass before camp to ensure completion
Merit Badge is offered only as an independent Study, where Scout works on their own time during the week and has periodic meetings with merit badge counselor.

Pre-Requisites

Merit BadgeReq Scout must complete outsideExtensive practiceDifficulty
ArcheologyNone8, 9Moderate
ArcheryNone2, 5Difficult
ArtNone4 (Need painting clothes)Easier
AstronomyNone4, 6, 8Difficult
Basketry (w/ Leatherwork)NoneMaterial Costs~$19.50Easier
Camping9aNoneModerate
CanoeingNoneNoneDifficult
ChemistryNoneNoneModerate
ChessNoneNoneModerate
Citizenship in the Nation (going into 9th grade)2,3,6,8NoneDifficult
Climbing (going into 7th gradeNoneNoneModerate
Cooking (going into 8th grade)4,5,6NoneModerate
Communications2,3,4,5,68Easier
CyclingNone7bDifficult
Emergency Preparedness1,2c,6c,8b7Difficult
Environmental ScienceNone4Moderate
FingerprintingNoneNoneEasier
First Aid (going into 7th grade)1,5NoneModerate
Fish & Wildlife ManagementNone7cModerate
FishingNone9,10 (Bring Fishing Pole)Easier
ForestryNone1Moderate
Game DesignNone5,6,7 Moderate
GeocachingNone9Moderate
GeologyNoneNoneDifficult
HikingNone4,5,6Difficult
Indian LoreNonePossible Material CostsEasier
Insect Study95Difficult
KayakingNoneNoneEasier
Leatherwork(w/ Basketry)NoneMaterial Costs ~$5.00* (Leather kits)Easier
Lifesaving 2a2b,6,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,16Difficult
Mammal Study (w/ Fish & Wildlife)NoneNoneEasier
NatureNone4Difficult
OrienteeringNone7,8,9,10Difficult
Personal Fitness (going into 9th grade)1,6,7,8 NoneDifficult
PhotographyNone4,5,7Moderate
Pioneering2a None10Difficult
PotteryNone5 (Need painting clothes)Moderate
RadioNone9bDifficult
Reptile & Amphibian Study89Moderate
Rifle ShootingNone1,2Difficult
Rowing24,5Moderate
SCUBA DivingNoneNoneDifficult
Search and Rescue4,6a9Moderate
Shotgun Shooting (going into8th grade)NoneAmmunition ~$10.00 – $25.00*Difficult
Signs, Signals, and Codes None 7Moderate
Small Boat SailingNoneNoneDifficult
Swimming23,6Moderate
Water SportsNone 5 Difficult
WeatherNoneNoneModerate
Wilderness Survival5 8Moderate
WoodcarvingNoneMaterial Costs ~$3.50*Moderate
BSA LifeguardNoneMost EverythingDifficult

First Class Adventure will work on Scout 4ab, 5, Tenderfoot 4ab, 5abc, 7a, 8, Second Class 1b, 2bcdfg, 3abcd, 4, 6abcd, 8a and First Class 1b, 3bcd, 5a, 7abc requirements. Troop leaders must sign off their requirements. Troops are requested to send adult leaders to help with the First Class Adventure program which makes it easy to sign off their Scouts’ requirements. First Class Aquatics will cover Tenderfoot 5a, Second Class 5acd, First Class 5bcd, 6bcde, 7c

*Material costs are approximate and depend on specific projects selected.

**Difficulty Levels are subjective and are provided only as a guide

Schedule

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