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MERIT BADGES
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Eagle Required
         are in Italics

"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

Total Chart of All Merit Badges - Graphical

BSA Merit Badges
Year Requirements Revised / Latest Pamphlet Revision

Note: Pamphlets are reprinted and updated by BSA when needed but requirements do not always change.  The dates shown here are for the last change in the actual requirements for the Merit Badge and when the pamphlets have been revised.  If your Merit Badge pamphlet is more recent than the date shown here,  the requirements in your pamphlet are up to date, even though there may be more recent printings.    While it is desirable to always have the most recent pamphlet, you can quickly check here to see if the requirements portion is current.  When working on Merit Badges, always use as many different resources as possible to broaden your knowledge.  Don't limit yourself to just the Merit Badge pamphlet for information.

American Business
1975/1994

American Cultures
1995/1995

American Heritage
1987/1993

American Labor
1987/1987

Animal Science
2001/2000

Archaeology
1997/1997

Archery
1987/1986

Architecture
1995/1995

Art
2002/1968

Astronomy
1983/1983

Athletics
1964/1983

Atomic Energy
1983/1994

Auto Mechanics
2001/2000

Aviation
2001/2000

Backpacking
1995/1983

Basketry
1986/1986

Bird Study
1999/1999

Bugling See Music
1999/1994

Camping
2000/1999

Canoeing
1998/1998

Chemistry
1991/1996

Cinematography
2002/1990

Citizenship in the Community*
1984/1993

Citizenship in
the Nation
*
1984/1993

Citizenship in
the World
*
1993/1995

Climbing
2000/1999

Coin Collecting
1975/1975

Collections
1991/1991

Communications*
1999/1997

Computers
1993/1993

Cooking
2002/1986

Crime Prevention
1996/1997

Cycling*
1998/1996

Dentistry
2002/2002

Disabilities Awareness
1993/1993

Dog Care
1984/1984

Drafting
1993/1993

Electricity
1996/1996

Electronics
1999/1996

Emergency Preparedness*
1995/1995

Energy
1987/1978

Engineering
2001/2000

Entrepreneurship
1998/1997

Environmental Science*
1999/1998

Family Life*
1991/1991

Farm Mechanics
1998/1997

Fingerprinting
1983/1983

Fire Safety
1995/1995

First Aid*
1998/1995

Fish and Wildlife
Management

1987/1990

Fishing
2002/2002

Fly Fishing
2002/2002

Forestry
1984/1984

Gardening
1982/1982

Genealogy
1988/1988

Geology
1985/1985

Golf
1977/1994

Graphic Arts
1999/1998

Hiking
2000/1999

Home Repairs
1993/1993

Horsemanship
1987/1994

Indian Lore
1996/1996

Insect Study
1993/1985

Journalism
1999/1999

Landscape Architecture
2002/2002

Law 
1975/1996

Leatherwork 
1983/1983

Lifesaving *
2002/2000

Mammal Study 
1972/1972

Medicine 
1991/1991

Metalwork 
2002/2001
 
Model Design
and Building 
1982/1993

Motorboating 
1998/1997

Music
1998/1994

Nature 
1991/1991

Oceanography 
1995/1993

Orienteering 
1992/1992

Painting 
1983/1983

Personal Fitness *
1999/1999

Personal
Management
*
1998/1997

Pets
1984/1995

Photography
1994/1995

Pioneering
1993/1993

Plant Science
1983/1983

Plumbing
1989/1999

Pottery
1969/1969

Public Health
1996/1996

Public Speaking
1969/1992

Pulp and Paper
1993/1993

Radio
2002/1998

Railroading
1992/1993

Reading
1993/1993

Reptile and
A
mphibian Study
1993/1993

Rifle Shooting
2002/1990

Rowing
1998/1999

Safety
1998/1997

Salesmanship
1987/1987

Scholarship
1988/1988

Sculpture
1969/1969

Shotgun Shooting
1989/1989

Skating
1999/1999

Small -Boat Sailing
1999/1997

Snow Sports
1999/1999

Soil and Water
C
onservation
1995/1995

Space Exploration
1990/1990

Sports*
1996/1996

Stamp Collecting
2001/2000

Surveying
1992/1992

Swimming*
2002/2000

Textile
1972/1972

Theater
1999/1999

Traffic Safety
2002/2001

Truck Transportation
1973/1973

Veterinary Medicine
1996/1996

Waterskiing
1999/1999

Weather
1999/1999

Whitewater
1989/1989

Wilderness Survival
2002/1984

Wood Carving
2002/1994

Woodworking
2001/2001

 

 

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