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Merit Badge Requirement for the rank of Eagle

Earn a total of 21 merit badges; including 13 Eagle Required merit badges from the following:

Eagle Required:

First Aid

Citizenship in the Community

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenship in the World



Personal Fitness

Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving

Environmental Science OR Sustainability

Personal Management

Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling


Family Life

Merit Badge Counselor List

As BSA National re-establishes a current list of Merit Badge Counselors,
check with Scoutmaster Neimon for suggestions for local Merit Badge Counselors.

Current Merit Badges

The following are all the Merit Badges currently offered by the Boy Scouts of America:

  1. American Business

  2. American Cultures

  3. American Heritage

  4. American Labor

  5. Animal Science

  6. Archaeology

  7. Archery

  8. Architecture

  9. Art

  10. Astronomy

  11. Athletics

  12. Automotive Maintenance

  13. Aviation

  14. Backpacking

  15. Basketry

  16. Bird Study

  17. Bugling

  18. Camping

  19. Canoeing

  20. Chemistry

  21. Chess

  22. Cinematography

  23. Citizenship in the Community

  24. Citizenship in the Nation

  25. Citizenship in the World

  26. Climbing

  27. Coin Collecting

  28. Collections

  29. Communication

  30. Composite Materials

  31. Cooking

  32. Crime Prevention

  33. Cycling

  34. Dentistry

  35. Digital Technology

  36. Disabilities Awareness

  37. Dog Care

  38. Drafting

  39. Electricity

  40. Electronics

  41. Emergency Preparedness

  42. Energy

  43. Engineering

  44. Entrepreneurship

  45. Environmental Science

  46. Family Life

  47. Farm Mechanics

  48. Fingerprinting

  49. Fire Safety

  50. First Aid

  51. Fish and Wildlife Management

  52. Fishing

  53. Fly Fishing

  54. Forestry

  55. Game Design

  56. Gardening

  57. Genealogy

  58. Geocaching

  59. Geology

  60. Golf

  61. Graphic Arts

  62. Hiking

  63. Home Repairs

  64. Horsemanship

  65. Indian Lore

  66. Insect Study

  67. Inventing

  68. Journalism

  69. Kayaking

  70. Landscape Architecture

  71. Law

  72. Leatherwork

  73. Lifesaving

  74. Mammal Study

  75. Medicine

  76. Metalwork

  77. Mining in Society

  78. Model Design and Building

  79. Motorboating

  80. Moviemaking

  81. Music

  82. Nature

  83. Nuclear Science

  84. Oceanography

  85. Orienteering

  86. Painting

  87. Personal Fitness

  88. Personal Management

  89. Pets

  90. Photography

  91. Pioneering

  92. Plant Science

  93. Plumbing

  94. Pottery

  95. Programming

  96. Public Health

  97. Public Speaking

  98. Pulp and Paper

  99. Radio

  100. Railroading

  101. Reading

  102. Reptile and Amphibian Study

  103. Rifle Shooting

  104. Robotics

  105. Rowing

  106. Safety

  107. Salesmanship

  108. Scouting Heritage

  109. Scholarship

  110. Scuba Diving

  111. Sculpture

  112. Search & Rescue

  113. Shotgun Shooting

  114. Skating

  115. Small-Boat Sailing

  116. Snow Sports

  117. Soil and Water Conservation

  118. Space Exploration

  119. Sports

  120. Stamp Collecting

  121. Surveying

  122. Sustainability

  123. Swimming

  124. Textile

  125. Theater

  126. Traffic Safety

  127. Truck Transportation

  128. Veterinary Medicine

  129. Water Sports

  130. Weather

  131. Welding

  132. Whitewater

  133. Wilderness Survival

  134. Wood Carving

  135. Woodwork

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Merit Badge Counselors List

For access to the Merit Badge Counselors list go to the MB Counselors List tab in the Private Site section. Follow the login instruction. This will give you access to the most up to date Merit Badge Counselors available in Potawatomi Area Council. Remember to work with approved Counselors.

Merit Badges Counselors - special certifications

Follow the link below to find out which merit badges that Counselors need special qualifications or certifications in order to be an approved Counselor for:

Working with Approved Merit Badge Counselors

From time to time merit badge clinics and summer camps have individuals helping either teaching skills or testing the scouts for merit badges. This is allowed under BSA National guidelines, where it is not allowed is the signing off as approved on the blue card. This part can only be done by a trained and approved merit badge counselor. It is up to the attendees to ensure proper practices are being followed.

Here is an example: Scout attends a merit badge clinic and the merit badge counselor has some of his friends help with the requirements but they are not trained or approved to be counselors, this is allowed. The helpers are now signing off that the individual requirements are being completed, this is not allowed, helpers are to let approved counselors know the requirement has been fulfilled and that person signs as approved. The individual who is the actual counselor signs off as merit badge completed, keeps his copy and returns the remaining 2 blue card portions to the scout, this part is correct.

Merit badge clinics in our Council, Potawatomi Area Council, need approval through the Council office and the Council Advancement committee. Also if poor practices are being displayed during the merit badge clinic there is a form that can be filled out and submitted to our Council office to help this from not happening again. The form is found below.

Proper practices are taught during the training of merit badge counselors.
If you would like to be trained as a merit badge counselor contact Ed Marek:  ph:(262) 327-2776 or
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Reporting Merit Badge Counseling Concerns.pdf  

2015 Guide to Advancement

BSA Guide to Advancement is an important resource every Scout, Parent and adult Leader should know about.  This guide covers all topics related to advancement including, Ranks Scout through Eagle, Merit Badges to Scouts with Disabilities.

2015 BSA Guide to Advancement:

If you have further questions contact your local Boy Scout Council or your District Advancement Chair.

Potawatomi Area Council:
Address:  804 Bluemound Rd, Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone:  (262) 446-5155

Ed Marek
Boy Scout Advancement Chair:
phone:  (262) 327-2776
Check out this link for detailed information on all merit badges:
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