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Merit Badge Information

Merit badges give Scouts the opportunity to learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers. There are more than 100 merit badges, with new and updated badges coming every year. Any Scout or qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn any merit badge.

General Information

View a list of all currently available merit badges on the National BSA website. Click on the picture of a badge to see a page with the badge’s requirements, helpful resources, downloadable graphics, and more. Check it out!

Scouts BSA Requirements

The BSA Advancement and Awards website brings together the requirements for rank advancements, Eagle Palms, and many special awards recognizing Scouts for their efforts and unique opportunities.