Merit Badge requirements
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business and future careers as you earn merit badges in the Boy Scout program.
Scroll down for a list of all of the current merit badges and their requirements.
INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
Experience cutting-edge technology with the new interactive digital merit badge pamphlets using your computer, tablet or smartphone. Just purchase your digital pamphlet and you will have access to it wherever you may be. This enhanced digital version includes interactive features, videos, extra photos and other supplemental information.
WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET?
Interactive digital merit badge pamphlets are a digital version of the traditional paper merit badge pamphlets. They have space for much more material, as well as multimedia and interactive content that isn’t possible in a print pamphlet. In the digital version, you’ll find:
- Search capabilities to save you time
- Videos, including “how to” videos, career bios, virtual tours and multimedia experiences
- Simulations, animations, slide shows and graphics
- Interactive Q&As
Please download our FAQ page or check out the video above for more information.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE AN INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS?
The digital pamphlets can be purchased from Scoutstuff.org.
WHICH MERIT BADGES ARE AVAILABLE?
Digital Technology, Communications, Family Life and Personal Fitness are scheduled to launch in July, with the remaining Eagle-required merit badges available later in 2015.
CAN I SEE A SAMPLE?
Yes, a portion of the Cooking interactive digital merit badge pamphlet is available for free. Click here to view the sample.
SCOUTING 4D AUGMENTED REALITY
A special app has been created to make some of the printed merit badge pamphlets come alive with videos, animations and interactive images.
TO TRY SCOUTING 4D:
- Go to the App Store, download the free Scouting 4D app, and install it on your phone or tablet.
- Place your device over the active pages to watch the special digital features come alive!
Scouting 4D Augmented Reality is currently available for the following merit badges:
- Robotics: Cover, pages 2, 11, 23, 27, 28, 32, 52, 75, 79 and back cover.
- Cooking: Cover, pages 63, 92, 93 and back cover.
- Animation: Cover, pages 34, 38, 63, 95 and back cover.
- First Aid: Cover, pages 22, 25, 26, 68 and back cover.
MERIT BADGE REQUIREMENTS
Click on patches to see requirements. Merit badges marked with the blue “i” icon are enhanced with videos and additional multimedia resources.