List of Merit Badges
 
2017 Boy Scout Requirements BookFind information and resources on each of the 137 Boy Scouts of America merit badges offered in 2017.  Annual updates are relased during the first qurter of the year.

The links below direct to the specific merit badge and its requirements as well as links to resources like the Scoutmaster Bucky Meirt Badge Workbook and Class Preparation Pages as well as the Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge History Pages.

All requirements are current as listed in the 2017 Boy Scout Requirements book; unless otherwise noted.
 
Merit Badge Index
 
American Business Merit Badge American Cultures Merit Badge American Heritage Merit Badge American Labor Merit Badge Animal Science Merit Badge
American Business American Cultures American Heritage American Labor Animal Science
Animation Merit Badge Archaeology Merit Badge Archery Merit Badge Architecture Merit Badge Art Merit Badge
Animation Archaeology Archery Architecture Art
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Athletics Merit Badge Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Aviation Merit Badge Backpacking Merit Badge
Astronomy Athletics Automotive Maintenance Aviation Backpacking
Basketry Merit Badge Bird Study Merit Badge Bugling Merit Badge Camping Merit Badge Canoeing Merit Badge
Basketry Bird Study Bugling Camping Canoeing
Chemistry Merit Badge Chess Merit Badge Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
Chemistry Chess Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World
Climbing Merit Badge Coin Collecting Merit Badge Collections Merit Badge Communication Merit Badge Composite Materials Merit Badge 
Climbing Coin Collecting Collections Communication Composite Materials
Cooking Merit Badge  Crime Prevention Merit Badge  Cycling Merit Badge Dentistry Merit Badge Digital Technology Merit Badge
Cooking Crime Prevention Cycling Dentistry Digital Technology
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge Dog Care Merit Badge Drafting Merit Badge Electricity Merit Badge Electronics Merit Badge
Disabilities Awareness Dog Care Drafting Electricity Electronics
Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Energy Merit Badge Engineering Merit Badge Entrepreneurship Merit Badge Environmental Science Merit Badge
Emergency Preparedness Energy Engineering Entrepreneurship Environmental Science
 
Exploration Merit Badge Family Life Merit Badge Farm Mechanics Merit Badge FIngerprinting Merit Badge Fire Safety Merit Badge
Exploration Family Life Farm Mechanics Fingerprinting Fire Safety
First Aid Merit Badge Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Fishing Merit Badge Fly-Fishing Merit Badge Forestry Merit Badge
First Aid Fish and Wildlife Management Fishing Fly Fishing Forestry
Game Design Merit Badge Gardening Merit Badge Genealogy Merit Badge Geocaching Merit Badge Geology Merit Badge
Game Design Gardening Genealogy Geocaching Geology
Golf Merit Badge Graphic Arts Merit Badge Hiking Merit Badge Home Repairs Merit Badge Horsemanship Merit Badge
Golf Graphic Arts Hiking Home Repairs Horsemanship
Indian Lore Merit Badge Insect Study Merit Badge Inventing Merit Badge  Journalism Merit Badge Kayaking Merit Badge
Indian Lore Insect Study Inventing Journalism Kayaking
Landscape Architecture Merit Badge Law Merit Badge Leatherwork Merit Badge Lifesaving Merit Badge Mammal Study Merit Badge
Landscape Architecture Law Leatherwork Lifesaving Mammal Study
Medicine Merit Badge Metalwork Merit Badge Mining In Society Merit Badge Model Design and Building Merit Badge Motorboating Merit Badge
Medicine Metalwork Mining in Society Model Design and Building Motorboating
Moviemaking Merit Badge Music Merit Badge Nature Merit Badge Nuclear Science Merit Badge Oceanography Merit Badge
Moviemaking Music Nature Nuclear Science Oceanography
Orienteering Merit Badge  Painting Merit Badge Personal Fitness Merit Badge Personal Management Merit Badge Pets Merit Badge
Orienteering Painting Personal Fitness Personal Management Pets
Photography Merit Badge Pioneering Merit Badge Plant Science Merit Badge Plumbing Merit Badge Pottery Merit Badge
Photography Pioneering Plant Science Plumbing Pottery
Programming Merit Badge Public Health Merit Badge Public Speaking Merit Badge Pulp and Paper Merit Badge Radio Merit Badge
Programming Public Health Public Speaking Pulp and Paper Radio
Railroading Merit Badge Reading Merit Badge Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Robotics Merit Badge
Railroading Reading Reptile and Amphibian Study Rifle Shooting Robotics
Rowing Merit Badge Safety Merit Badge Salesmanship Merit Badge Scholarship Merit Badge Scouting Heritage Merit Badge
Rowing Safety Salesmanship Scholarship Scouting Heritage
Scuba Diving Merit Badge Sculpture Merit Badge Search and Rescue Merit Badge Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Signs Signals and Codes Merit Badge 
Scuba Diving Sculpture Search and Rescue Shotgun Shooting Signs, Signals, and Codes
Skating Merit Badge Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge Snow Sports Merit Badge Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Space Exploration Merit Badge
Skating Small-Boat Sailing Snow Sports Soil and Water Conservation Space Exploration
Sports Merit Badge Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Surveying Merit Badge Sustainability Merit Badge Swimming Merit Badge
Sports Stamp Collecting Surveying Sustainability Swimming
         
Textile Merit Badge Theater Merit Badge  Traffic Safety Merit Badge Truck Transportation Merit Badge Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge
Textile Theater Traffic Safety Truck Transportation Veterinary Medicine
Water Sports Merit Badge Weather Merit Badge Welding Merit Badge Whitewater Merit Badge Wilderness Survival Merit Badge
Water Sports Weather Welding Whitewater Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving Merit Badge /Woodwork Merit Badge      
Wood Carving Woodwork      
 
this page last reviewed / updated: October 2017
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