Merit Badge Pre-Requisites

Some merit badge requirements cannot be completed during the week at summer camp. The table below lists the requirements that should be completed prior to arrival at camp in order to ensure merit badge completion at camp.

Last Updated 4/25/21

Session Program Area Prerequisite(s)
Advanced Small-boat Sailing Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Advanced Wood Carving Handicrafts Wood Carving Merit Badge
Aviation Technology 4
Bird Study Nature 7, 8
BSA / ARC Lifeguard Aquatics 15 Years Old; Be able to complete a 550-yard swim
Camping Scoutcraft 8d, 9a, 9b, 9c
Canoeing Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Citizenship in the Nation Trail to Eagle 2, 8
Citizenship in the World Trail to Eagle 7
Communication Trail to Eagle 3, 5, 8
Emergency Preparedness / Search and Rescue Scoutcraft Emergency Preparedness 1 (First Aid Merit Badge), 2c, 8b; Search and Rescue 5, 6, 7
Energy Technology 4
Environmental Science Nature 1, 2, 6
First Aid Scoutcraft Bring a First Aid Kit
Fish and Wildlife Management / Mammal Study Nature Fish and Wildlife req.8; Mammal Study req.3
Forestry Nature 1
Insect Study Nature 9
Kayaking Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Lifesaving Aquatics

2a (Swimming Merit Badge); Be able to complete a 400-yard swim (2b)

Mile Swim BSA Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Personal Fitness Trail to Eagle 1b, 7, 8
Personal Management Trail to Eagle 1, 2, 10
Photography Technology Cyber Chip
Plant Science Nature 6
Reptile and Amphibian Study Nature 8
Rowing Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Safety / Fire Safety Scoutcraft Safety 2a, 2b, 3b, 4; Fire Safety 11
Small-boat Sailing Aquatics Small-boat Sailing Merit Badge; Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Snorkeling BSA Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Stand Up Paddleboarding BSA Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Swimming (merit badge) Aquatics Complete the BSA Swimmer Test
Weather Nature 6, 8, 9
Wilderness Survival Scoutcraft 5 (bring survival kit to camp)
Wood Carving Handicrafts Earn the Totin' Chip award
Woodwork Handicrafts Earn the Totin' Chip award