Camp Friedlander offers nearly 70 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 registration for Boy Scout summer camp starts March 3rd. If you need assistance with merit badge registration, please contact Rachel Ball at 513-577-7708 or at Rachel.ball@scouting.org.

  1. Go to https://www.danbeard.org/MyCouncil to login to your MyCouncil account that you previously created. There is also a Sign In link at the top right of the registration page.
  2. Once you have logged in, you’ll be able to gain access to your unit page. You can find your unit page here: http://www.danbeard.org/unitsearch.aspx. Use the search tool to fill in your unit details (Troop, Crew, etc).  No need to fill in a city name. The system will search and display your unit. Click the link to be directed to your unit page. 
  3. Once there, on the right hand side, there is a menu of items. Once of them should now read “Registrations.” You can modify each individuals Scout camp registration from there. For additional instructions regarding how to add/edit merit badges etc., please review this video hosted on our Council’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqfGW8LSZyo

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

Most classes are 50 minute sessions, however, some of the more involved programs, such as the Archery and Climbing merit badges, require 90 minute sessions. Advanced programs such as COPE  are held in three-hour blocks. All classes, unless otherwise noted on the schedule, are scheduled Monday through Friday.

To view a Merit Badge Time Chart, Program Area List, and Pre-requisites, go to http://www.danbeard.org/campforms

Scouts can plan their daily activities by using the Scout Activity Record. This form will allow them to see how their schedule will look for the week with the classes they have chosen. This form is for the benefit of the scout and the Troop Camp Coordinator; it does not need to be submitted to camp.