Merit Badges

** Important for all Merit Badges - Always get your councelors name, phone number and email address so your Unit can help you connect if you don't get it done or lose your blue card! Your unit needs to know who has the copies of your blue card.

An Introduction to all the Merit Badges offered by the BSA can be found at

Merit Badge Worksheets can be found in both Microsoft Word (doc) or Adobe reader (PDF) at
BSA discourages — but doesn't ban — the use of these worksheets see Bryan on Scouting article why "Merit badge worksheets are "permitted only for fulfilling requirements where something is to be done in writing," he says. And merit badge counselors may never require the use of merit badge worksheets and may, if they choose, refuse to accept them, Hunt says."

Merit Badges for Eagle

Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Environmental Science or Sustainability
Family Life
First Aid
Personal Fitness
Personal Management
Emergency Preparedness or Lifesaving
Cycling, Hiking or Swimming

What if you have a disability that prevents you from earning a merit badge?

This application includes the necessary information to properly apply for alternate merit badges on the route to Eagle Scout.

For the current 2019 Boy Scout Merit Badges graphics at the present moment, there are 135 Elective Merit Badges: (yellow italics are Eagle).
American Business Kayaking
American Cultures Landscape Architecture
American Heritage Law
American Labor Leatherwork
Animal Science Life Saving
Animation Mammal Study
Archaeology Medicine
Archery Metalwork
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Mining in Society
Art Model Design & Building
Astronomy Motorboating
Athletics Movie Making
Automotive Maintenance Music
Aviation Nature
Backpacking Nuclear Science
Basketry Oceanography
Bird Study Orienteering
Bugling Painting
Camping Personal Fitness
Canoeing Person Management
Chemistry Pets
Chess Photography
Citizenship in the Community Pioneering
Citizenship in the Nation Plant Science
Citizenship in the World Plumbing
Climbing Pottery
Coin Collecting Programming
Collections Public Health
Communications Public Speaking
Composite Materials Pulp and Paper
Cooking Radio
Crime Prevention Railroading
Cycling Reading
Dentistry Reptile & Amphibian Study
Digital Technology Rifle Shooting
Disabilities Awareness Robotics
Dog Care Rowing
Drafting Safety
Electricity Salesmanship
Electronics Scholarship
Emergency Preparedness Scouting Heritage
Energy Scuba Diving
Engineering Sculpture
Entrepreneurship Search and Rescue
Enviromental Science Shotgun Shooting
Family Life Signs, Signals and Codes
Farm Mechanics Skating
Fingerprinting Small-Boat Sailing
Fire Safety Snow Sports
First Aid Soil & Water Conservation
Fish & Wildlife Management Space Exploration
Fishing Sports
Fly Fishing Stamp Collecting
Forestry Surveying
Game Design Sustainability
Gardening Swimming
Genealogy Textile
Geocaching Theater
Geology Traffic Safety
Golf Truck Transportation
Graphic Arts Veterinary Medicine
Hiking Water Sports
Home Repairs Weather
Horsemanship Welding
Indian Lore Whitewater
Insect Study Wilderness Survival
Inventing Wood Carving
Journalism Woodwork

2010 Historic (a.k.a. "Centennial") merit badges could be earned through December 31, 2010: Carpentry – Pathfinding – Signaling – Tracking**