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Revision as of 17:29, February 19, 2009

MeritBadge.Org offers Varsity Scout resources for Scout through Eagle, the Denali Award,
Merit Badge Worksheets, and cross-references for related Merit Badges and Scout Awards.

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Merit Badges (Worksheets)


Merit Badges
Merit Badge Worksheets

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

Note: Merit badges listed in bold italics are Eagle-required merit badges.


Safe Scouting

Varsity Scouting is an active, exciting, year-round program for young men 14 through 17 built around five program fields of emphasis: advancement, high-adventure/sports, personal development, service, and special programs and events.

MeritBadge.Org is your online Scouting University with Varsity Resources, Letter, Letter Bar, Activity Pins, Denali Award, and Advancment.

A Varsity Scout Team is composed of one or more squads with youth team leaders, adult advisers, and is supported by an adult Team Committee.


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The requirements for several Merit Badges changed on August 1, 2008. All Merit Badge pamphlets are reprinted with color photographs, diagrams, and covers effective August 1, 2008. The actual text and requirements, in most cases did not change from the previous editions.

The requirements for the following Merit Badges have changed: Architecture, Automotive Maintenance, Coin Collecting, Drafting, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering, Farm Mechanics, Indian Lore, Insect Study, Landscape Architecture, Lifesaving, Motorboating, Painting, Pottery, Radio, and Swimming.

The Auto Mechanics merit badge was replaced with badge Automotive Maintenance. Architecture and Landscape Architecture Merit Badges were combined into a single book.

All Merit Badge Workbooks are updated. See the 2009 Boy Scout Requirement Changes for more information. See the 2008 Boy Scout Requirement Changes for previous changes.


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Scouting news
  • Dec 2013: Venturing awards will be changed around the time of the BSA National Annual Meeting in May 2014. From then on, Venturing members may begin working on the new awards. The old awards will be discontinued Dec 31, 2014. 2014 Venturing Program Change Overview
  • September 9: Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Scouts and Leaders involved in the tornado tragedy received new award from the state of Nebraska. Full Story


October dates
October 18 - 19, 2008 – 11th Annual Jamboree On The Internet October 17 - 19, 2008 – 51st Annual Jamboree On The Air
Boy Scout awards
Venture Patrol
Honor Awards

Varsity Scouts and qualified Venturers may earn Boy Scout awards.
List of all Scouting Awards
Scouter Awards for leaders


Merit Badges by Field of Study
Merit Badges by Field of Study
Agribusiness Animal Science · Farm Mechanics
Arts and Crafts Art · Basketry · Bugling · Leatherwork · Metalwork · Music · Pottery · Sculpture · Wood Carving
Business and Industry American Business · Entrepreneurship · Pulp and Paper · Salesmanship · Textile
Conservation Environmental Science · Fish and Wildlife Management · Forestry · Soil and Water Conservation
Hobbies Backpacking · Camping · Chess · Coin Collecting · Collections · Cooking · Dog Care · Gardening · Hiking · Home Repairs · Indian Lore · Model Design and Building · Pets · Pioneering · Radio · Rowing · Stamp Collecting
Natural Science Archaeology · Astronomy · Bird Study · Geology · Insect Study · Mammal Study · Nature · Oceanography · Reptile and Amphibian Study · Weather
Communications Cinematography · Journalism · Photography · Theater
Personal Development American Cultures · American Heritage · Citizenship in the Community · Citizenship in the Nation · Citizenship in the World · Communications · Disabilities Awareness · Family Life · Genealogy · Personal Fitness · Personal Management · Public Speaking · Reading · Scholarship · Scouting Heritage · Traffic Safety · Wilderness Survival
Physical Science Chemistry · Digital Technology · Electricity · Electronics · Energy · Nuclear Science · Robotics · Space Exploration
Professions Architecture · Dentistry · Engineering · Inventing · Landscape Architecture · Law · Medicine · Surveying · Veterinary Medicine
Public Service Crime Prevention · Emergency Preparedness · Fingerprinting · Fire Safety · First Aid · Lifesaving · Public Health · Safety
Sports Archery · Athletics · Canoeing · Climbing · Cycling · Fishing · Fly Fishing · Geocaching · Golf · Horsemanship · Motorboating · Orienteering · Rifle Shooting · Scuba Diving · Shotgun Shooting · Skating · Small Boat Sailing · Snow Sports · Sports · Swimming · Water Sports · Whitewater
Trades American Labor · Automotive Maintenance · Composite Materials · Drafting · Graphic Arts · Painting · Plumbing · Woodwork
Transportation Aviation · Railroading · Truck Transportation

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