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Where are all ranks, awards, badges, and electives?

From the Main Page, you are no more than three clicks away from over 500 ranks, badges and awards,

Can I post your files on another web site?

No. Please link to the resources here instead of reposting them. The requirements and workbooks are constantly changing. See the MeritBadgeDotOrg:Copyright policy.

Do you have DOC, PDF, and ZIP versions of the worksheets?

Yes. Choose either Merit Badge Worksheets, Cub Scout Belt Loops, or Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets. Then click on the links to download a single DOC or PDF file or a zip of all files. You can share these file but not post them on other sites. See the MeritBadgeDotOrg:Copyright policy.

Can I add a link to my web site?

Yes, if it meets the Criteria for acceptable external links policy. In short, a link must be to a reputable site with content appropriate for youth. The link cannot be to an answer key or cheat sheet. Help us add resource links for every requirement.

Can you help with Advancement related questions?

Yes. Here are dozens of topics taken directly from the Advancement Policies and Boy Scout Requirements:

Advancement Policies
Advancement (Report) Boy Scouts (Resources) Service Projects
Rules and Regulations First Class-First Year Eagle Scout Project
 What is Scout Spirit?  Scoutmaster Conferences Lifesaving Awards
When is a Scout Active? Time Extensions Summer Camp
When is a Scout in Uniform? Boards of Review - Appeals Merit Badges, Events & FAQ
Scouts with Special Needs Advancement Campout  Cub Scouts  (Resources)
Religious Principle Courts of Honor
Books & References  12 Steps From Life to Eagle  Venturing & Sea Scouts  
Click here for Many more Advancement Policies

If new requirements are released, which requirements should I use?

The requirements for rank advancement, Eagle Palms, and merit badges are effective January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009. The requirements listed in this book [Boy Scout Requirements] are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America. However, the requirements on the following pages might not match those in the Boy Scout Handbook and the merit badge pamphlets, because this publication is updated only on an annual basis. These merit badge requirements also appear on the BSA's official Web site ( The requirements posted on the Web site will coincide with this publication and will be updated at the same time, only on an annual basis.

If a Scout has already started working on a merit badge when a new edition for the pamphlet is introduced, he may continue to use the same merit badge pamphlet and fulfill the requirements therein to earn the badge. He need not start all over again with the new pamphlet and possibly revised requirements.

Boy Scout Requirements #33216, inside front cover

Do you have the merit badge pamphlets available on-line?

No. They are protected by copyright law. Instead our goal is to provide resource links for every requirement of every award. See Citizenship in the Nation or Radio Merit Badges for examples. Here are tips for building Merit Badge Pamphlet Libraries.

What are the latest merit badge pamphlet revision dates?

The BSA publishes a list of the latest Merit Badge Pamphlet Revision Dates in the back of every new merit badge pamphlet or requirements book. We include this on the Merit Badge Worksheets page.

Is there anything I can do to help more Scouts earn merit badges?

Yes. Become a Merit Badge Counselor in your local council. Also, please help us with our goal of providing resource links for every requirement of every award.

How do I find a merit badge counselor? Do you have a list of counselors for my area?

Check with your local council.

Can you tell me how to put patches on the uniform and the merit badge sash?

See: Uniform

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