Choices and Prerequisites

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While there are no age requirements on merit badges, they do vary in difficulty and require varying degrees of mental and physical maturity, so Scouts and leaders should use good judgment when choosing merit badge classes to be taken at camp...

2014 Merit badge prerequisite information is now available!

Some merit badges require completing some requirements prior to arrival in order for the merit badge to be completed at camp. Scouts should purchase and study the respective merit badge pamphlet for exact requirements and preparation on learning the skills involved with the badge. Click here to to download a list of prerequisites, recommendations, and materials needed for each merit badge offered.

For the summer of 2014, the following programs and merit badge classes will be offered:

  • ACE Program
  • American Cultures
  • Archaeology
  • Archery
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Automotive Maintenance
  • Basketry
  • BSA Lifeguard
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Chemistry
  • Chess
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Climbing
  • Communication
  • COPE
  • Disabilities Awareness
  • Electricty & Electronics
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Aid
  • Fishing
  • Game Design
  • Geocaching
  • Home Repairs
  • Hunter Safety Education (Ohio residents only)
  • Indian Lore
  • Journalism
  • Kayaking
  • Learn to Swim
  • Leatherwork
  • Life Saving
  • Metalwork
  • Motor Boating
  • Moviemaking
  • Nuclear Science
  • Orienteering
  • PADI Scuba
  • PADI Snorkeling
  • Personal Management
  • Photography
  • Pioneering
  • Pottery
  • Public Health
  • Public Speaking
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Robotics
  • Rowing
  • Scouting Heritage
  • Sculpture
  • Search & Rescue
  • Shotgun Shooting
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Space Exploration
  • Swimming
  • Textiles
  • Trail Crew
  • Trailblazer
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Woodcarving