Merit Badges

Merit Badges are a fun and rewarding part of scouting. There are more than 100 to choose from. Any Boy Scout may earn any Merit Badges at any time. However it more important for scouts under the rank of First Class to focus more on rank advancements than Merit Badges. Scouts First Class and above are required to earn them for advancement.

Introduction to Merit Badges
For an introduction to Merit Badges visit BSA National Council

Troop 209 Counselors
There are many local Merit Badge counselors available within the Verdugo Hills Counsel to help our scouts. Our Troop 209 list of Merit Badge counselors

Pamphlets in the Troop 209 Libary
Scouts can borrow Merit Badge pamphlets free of charge from our Library. Some rules and regulation apply

Merit Badge Information Links:
Complete information on Merit Badges
Worksheets
Requirements
Pamphlet and Requirement Revision dates

Eagle Required Merit Badges
The following badges are required:

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

See a complete list of Merit Badge Resource