Merit Badges

We offer more than 30 merit badges for your Boy Scouts. Here's the list for 2018:

Merit Badges
Archery
Astronomy
Basketry
Camping (Click here for outing planning forms -- useful for this merit badge)
Canoeing
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Climbing
Cycling (Mountain Bike Option)
Environmental Science
Fire Safety
First Aid
Forestry
Geology
Geocaching
Indian Lore
Kayaking
Leatherwork
Lifesaving
Mammal Study
Metalwork (Blacksmithing option)
Nature
Orienteering
Photography
Pioneering
Pottery
Reptile/Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing
Small Boat Sailing
Shotgun Shooting
Soil and Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Swimming
Weather
Welding
Wilderness Survival (Click here for information on making a survival kit)
Wood Carving

Other Awards and Recognitions
BSA Lifeguard
Mile Swim BSA
Frontier Survivor
Tribe of Matilija
NRA Marksmanship Awards

NOTE: Many merit badges have prerequisites that should be done at home if the Scout wants to finish the badge at camp. Unit leaders should familiarize themselves with these prerequisites and encourage Scouts to complete them. Details will be provided in the Camp Leader's Guide