Merit Badges

Helping Scouts Advance

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Camp Friedlander offers nearly 50 merit badge programs!  Some of the badges are difficult to earn anywhere but at summer camp.  Some you wouldn't expect to find at camp.  And some are just plain fun or interesting.

Depending on their schedule, Scouts can earn as many as six or seven merit badges during the week. Our trained and knowledgeable Merit Badge Counselors instruct Scouts on requirements and provide the all-important hands-on experience a Scout needs to grasp an understanding in a particular field.

While many merit badges can be completed while at camp, some include requirements that must be met prior to arrival.  Merit badges are not given away at camp, but with some pre-work and the guiding hand of the camp staff, we will ensure Scouts feel a sense of achievement as they learn new skills.
 

Merit Badge Schedule

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The Camp Friedlander merit badge and program schedule is organized to help Scouts make the most out of all the offered activities...

The 2014 merit badge and program schedule is now available!

 

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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!

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Workshops

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Camp Friedlander offers merit badge workshops in the Handicraft and Native American Village program areas. This method of instructing badges allows Scouts to try their hand at several different areas they are interested in, while letting as many Scouts as possible to enjoy these offerings...

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Signing Up

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The troop's Summer Camp Coordinator or Scoutmaster should work with each Scout attending camp to create his merit badge schedule...

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