Merit Badge Requirements Information


Norman Rockwell Eagle Scout

Merit Badges Required
To Become an Eagle Scout

  1. Camping
  2. Citizenship in the Community
  3. Citizenship in the Nation
  4. Citizenship in the World
  5. Communications
  6. Cooking
  7. Cycling OR Hiking OR Swimming
  8. Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
  9. Environmental Science OR Sustainability
  10. Family Life
  11. First Aid
  12. Personal Fitness
  13. Personal Management

CAUTION:

Do NOT begin work on any newly-introduced merit badge until the requirements booklet is released by National Council.

PLEASE NOTE:

If you are a merit badge counselor, or a Scout working on merit badges, be aware that the requirements periodically change. Please obtain a copy of the Requirements Book or appropriate merit badge pamphlet for the latest revisions. Both can be purchased at the Scout Shop or on-line at www.scoutstuff.org.

Merit badge pamphlet and requirements revision dates are available online. Note, however, that while the information provided is generally deemed to be trustworthy and useful, it is from an unofficial site.

Another unofficial, but useful, Merit Badge requirements site is meritbadge.org

SDIC Online Merit Badge Counselors Listing

The following link is provided as a courtesy to Scouts looking for Merit Badge counselors. It is not to be intended for use in any other way. This list is not the complete listing. It is only a listing of those counselors who specifically granted permission to include their names and contact information in this list. Copies of the complete printed listing are provided to Scouting units twice each year.

SDIC Merit Badge Counselors

Reporting Merit Badge Counseling Concerns

If you observe questionable processes or procedures discovered in merit badge counseling at group instruction events such as fairs, clinics, workshops, in camp settings, or by individual counselors, you can report your concerns to the Council Advancement Committee by completing this form. Submit the completed form via one of the following:

  • Phone: 619.298.6121 or by Fax: 1.844.269.8061
  • E-mail: Council Advancement Committee
  • US Postal Mail: 1207 Upas St., San Diego, CA 92103 Attn: Council Advancement Committee
  • Hand Deliver to: 1207 Upas St., San Diego, CA 92103 - Council Office

San Diego-Imperial Council Merit Badge Counselor Information

You can find information about Merit Badge Councelors, including how to apply to be a counselor, at our Merit Badge Counselor page.

Merit Badge Counseling Surveys

Submit the completed survey via one of the following:

  • Phone: 619.298.6121 or by Fax: 1.844.269.8061
  • E-mail: Council Advancement Committee
  • US Postal Mail: 1207 Upas St., San Diego, CA 92103 Attn: Council Advancement Committee
  • Hand Deliver to: 1207 Upas St., San Diego, CA 92103 - Council Office