Merit badges give scouts the opportunity to investigate different areas of knowledge and skills. The merit badge program plays a major role in the scouting advancement program and participation can begin as soon as a scout registers with the troop. Each scout can explore any topic that interest them. Rank requirements include 21merit badges to achieve the rank of Eagle. Scouts will work independently, in patrols, and at camps to achieve these merit badges. The Advancement Coordinator can help scouts find an adult merit badge counselors to offer instruction.
Choose a Merit Badge
Available merit badges and workbooks can be found at the following links:
Merit Badges| scouting.org
Merit Badge Counselor
Connect with a merit badge counselor for the specific merit badge. The counselor will work with the scout and sign off on the Blue Card once the merit badge is completed.
Merit Badge Blue Card
Scouts will complete a Blue Card for the specific merit badge. The card will be completed by the Scout, Merit Badge Counselor and Scoutmaster. Once it is completed and all signatures are collected it will be turned into the Advancement Coordinator to be recorded in Scoutbook and award at a Court of Honor Ceramony.
Rank Advancement Process
After all signatures/initials are collected for the Rank Advancement you will need to notify your Advancement Coordinator (AC). Write your name in your scout book at the top of the page for the Rank you're advancing to. Take a photo of all documentation in your scout book for the rank and send it to the (AC). Please include any service hours completed during the Rank.
Eagle Rank Advancement
Eagle Rank Requirements
Be active in your troop, team, crew, or ship for a period of at least six months after you have achieved the rank of Life Scout.
Demonstrate that you live by the principles of the Scout Oath and Law in your daily life. List the names of individuals who know you personally and would be willing to provide a recommendation on your behalf, including parents/guardians, religious, educational, and employer references.
Earn a total of 21 merit badges
While a Life Scout, serve actively for a period of six months
While a Life Scout, plan, develop, and give leadership to others in a service project helpful to any religious institution, any school, or your community. (The project should benefit an organization other than Boy Scouting.) The project plan must be approved by the organization benefiting from the effort, your Scoutmaster and troop committee, and the council or district before you start. You must use the Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project Workbook in meeting this requirement.
Take part in a Scoutmaster conference.
Successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review.
Eagle Rank Application
In preparation for your board of review, prepare your Eagle Scout Rank Application, a statement of your ambitions and life purpose. Request reference letters from parents/guardians, religious, educational, employer and two others. Have the references send their responses to your Eagle Rank Coach. Complete your Eagle Scout Application Verification Submission Form and attach your Eagle Application, project proposal pg. B-H, ambitions and life purpose statement, Eagle project photos, and any additional documents (ex. fundraising application form).