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
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.
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.
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.
¹³Citizenship in the Nation
Fish & Wildlife Management
³⁴Reptile & Amphibian Study
³Search & Rescue
Signs, Signals, & Codes
Small Boat Sailing
Soil and Water Conservation
¹ Eagle Scout required merit badge
² Only available through the Flintlock programs
³ Pre-requisite needed to pass before camp to ensure completion
⁴ 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.
|Merit Badge||Req Scout must complete outside||Extensive practice||Difficulty|
|Art||None||4 (Need painting clothes)||Easier|
|Astronomy||None||4, 6, 8||Difficult|
|Basketry (w/ Leatherwork)||None||Material Costs~$19.50||Easier|
|Citizenship in the Nation (going into 9th grade)||2,3,6,8||None||Difficult|
|Climbing (going into 7th grade||None||None||Moderate|
|Cooking (going into 8th grade)||4,5,6||None||Moderate|
|First Aid (going into 7th grade)||1,5||None||Moderate|
|Fish & Wildlife Management||None||7c||Moderate|
|Fishing||None||9,10 (Bring Fishing Pole)||Easier|
|Indian Lore||None||Possible Material Costs||Easier|
|Leatherwork(w/ Basketry)||None||Material Costs ~$5.00* (Leather kits)||Easier|
|Mammal Study (w/ Fish & Wildlife)||None||None||Easier|
|Personal Fitness (going into 9th grade)||1,6,7,8||None||Difficult|
|Pottery||None||5 (Need painting clothes)||Moderate|
|Reptile & Amphibian Study||8||9||Moderate|
|Search and Rescue||4,6a||9||Moderate|
|Shotgun Shooting (going into8th grade)||None||Ammunition ~$10.00 – $25.00*||Difficult|
|Signs, Signals, and Codes||None||7||Moderate|
|Small Boat Sailing||None||None||Difficult|
|Woodcarving||None||Material Costs ~$3.50*||Moderate|
|BSA Lifeguard||None||Most Everything||Difficult|
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