Merit Badges

 

The Merit Badge program is one of Scouting’s basic character-developing tools. Earning Merit Badges gives boys the kind of self-confidence that comes only with overcoming difficult obstacles to achieve a goal.  Merit Badges are required for Star, Life, and Eagle Ranks, but may be earned at anytime after joining the Troop.  The Scout must do all the work (including the phone calls), not the parent!


Here are SEVEN simple steps to earning Merit Badges:

1) Pick a merit badge. A good first step is to review the requirements for a merit badge of interest in the Boy Scout Requirements book or view the requirements by clicking on the name of the Merit Badge from the list below. Get the pamphlet for the merit badge from the troop library or buy a copy at the Scout Shop. Make certain you have the most recent revision. Read through the pamphlet so you really understand the requirements and the level of effort necessary to complete them.

2) Talk about the merit badge with your Scoutmaster. You need to obtain three things from him: (a) approval to work on the merit badge; (b) the name of a counselor; (c) a merit badge form (blue card) signed by the Scoutmaster.

3) Contact the merit badge counselor. Contact them PRIOR to working on the Merit Badge. Explain that you would like to earn the merit badge. Follow the Scout Buddy System. You must have another person with you at each meeting with the merit badge counselor. 

4) Contact the Advancement Chair. PRIOR to working on the Merit Badge present your blue card to the Advancement Chair for their records. Then periodically present your blue card to the Advancement Chair so that your progress can be tracked to completion and entered into Troop Master Web.

5) Complete the requirements. On your own or with a buddy, complete the requirements. Remember, this is your merit badge, not your buddy’s or your parent's. Go as far as you can on your own.  You are expected to meet the requirements as they are stated - no more and no less. You are expected to do exactly what is stated in the requirements. If it says, "show or demonstrate," that is what you must do. Just telling about it isn't enough. The same thing holds true for such words as "make", "list", "in the field", "collect", "identify", and "label".

6) Go to the counselor. When you are ready, you and your buddy or parent(s) make another appointment with your counselor. Your counselor will spend time with you going over the important points of the subject. A good counselor will also help you see beyond the specific requirements and discover ways to continue learning about the subject. If your counselor is satisfied that you have completed the requirements, he or she will sign your merit badge application form. If not, he or she will explain what you still must do.

7) Return to the Scoutmaster. Give the signed blue card to your Scoutmaster. Your merit badge will be presented to you at the next troop Court of Honor.  On the blue card, Scouts must write neatly and include their name and full address. The Unit is Troop 70. The District is Bee Cave District and the Council is the Capitol Area Council (CAC). On the counselor’s portion, the applicant is the Scout.

 

To view your completed or partial merit badges please click the following link to Troop Master Web.

To facilitate naviagtion please note the following:

- Once the page loads type in your UserID provided by Troop 70
- Type in your Password (also provided by Troop 70)
- Click Scouts
- Highlight your name
- Click Merit Badges or Partial MB
- Highlight Merit Badge that you are working on

To find a current Merit Badge Counselor: 

1. Go to Troop Master Web and log in
2. Click on Reports
3. Click on Merit Badge Counselors
4. Click on Counselor by Specific Badge
5. Click the Select All box above the merit badge Counselors name list
5.  Select a badge and click OK

 

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Merit Badge List

Listing of Merit Badges that can be earned, Eagle required in Blue border all others in Green border. MB Counselor's names are listed respectively.

Eagle Required Merit Badges

Camping

 camp

Citizenship in the Community

cit comm

Citizenship in the Nation

cit nat 

Citizenship in the World

cit world
 

Communications

comm 


Cycling

cycle
 


Emergency Preparedness

e prep 

Environmental Science

e science
 

Family Life

family 

First Aid

first aid
 


Hiking

hike 


Lifesaving

lifesav
 

Personal Fitness

per fit 

Personal Management

per mgmt
 


Swimming

swim 

Sustainability

Sustainability
 
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Merit Badges

American Business

ameri bz 

American Cultures

ameri cult


 

American Heritage

ameri herit 

American Labor

ameri labor
 

Animal Science

animal scien 

Archaeology

archaeology
 

Archery

archery 

Architecture

architech
 

Art

art 

Astronomy

astronomy
 

Athletics

athletics 

Automotive Maintenance

auto main
 

Aviation

aviation 

Backpacking

backpak
 

Basketry

basket 

Bird Study

bird study
 

Bugling

bugle 

Canoeing

canoe
 

Chemistry

chemist 

Chess

chess
 

Movie Making

cinemat 

Climbing

climb
 

Coin Collecting

coin 

Collections

collections
 

Composite Materials

composite 

Digital Technology

comput
 

Cooking

cook 

Crime Prevention

crime
 

Dentistry

dentist 

Disabilities Awareness

disability
 

Dog Care

dog 

Drafting

draft
 

Electricity

electricity 

Electronics

electronics
 

Energy

energy 

Engineering

engineer
 

Entrepreneurship

entrep 

Farm Mechanics

 

farm
 

Fingerprinting

finger 

Fire Safety

fire saf
 

Fish and Wildlife Management

fish  wild 

Fishing

fishing
 

Fly Fishing

fly 

Forestry

forest
 

Gardening

garden 

Geocaching

geocaching
 

Genealogy

geneaology 

Geology

geology
 

Golf

golf 

Graphic Arts

graphic art
 

Home Repairs

home repair 

Horsemanship

horse
 

Indian Lore

indian 

Insect Study

insect
 

Inventing

inventing

 

Journalism

journal
 

Kayaking

Kayaking     

Landscape Architecture

landscape 

Law

law
 

Leather Work

leather 

Mammal Study

mammal
 

Medicine

medicine 

Metalwork

metalwork
 

Model Design and Building

model 

Motor Boating

motor boat
 

Music

music 

Nature

nature
 

Nuclear Science

nuclear 

Oceanography

ocean
 

Orienteering

orient 

Painting

paint
 

Pets

pets 

Photography

photo
 

Pioneering

pioneer 

Plant Science

plant
 

Plumbing

plumb 

Pottery

pottery
 

Public Health

public health 

Public Speaking

public speak
 

Pulp and Paper

pulp 

Radio

radio
 

Railroading

railroading 

Reading

read
 

Reptile and Amphibian Study

reptile amph 

Rifle Shooting

rifle
 

Robotics

robotics 

Rowing

row
 

Safety

safety 

Salesmanship

sale
 

Scholarship

scholar 

Scouting Heritage

sc heritage
 

Scuba Diving

scuba 

Sculpture

sculpt
 

Shotgun Shooting

shotgun 

Skating

skate
 

Small-Boat Sailing

small boat 

Snow Sports

snowsports
 

Soil and Water Conservation

soil water

 

Space Exploration

space
 

Sports

sports 

Stamp Collecting

stamp
 

Surveying

survey 

Textile

textile
 

Theater

theater 

Traffic Safety

traffic
 

Truck Transportation

truck 

Veterinary Medicine

veterin
 

Water Sports

watersports 

Weather

weather
 

Whitewater

white water 

Wilderness Survival

wilderness
 

Wood Carving

wood carv 

Woodwork

woodwork
 

Animation

Animation 

Game Design

Game Design
 

Mining in Society

Mining in Society 

Programming

Programming
 

Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue 

Signs, Signals and Codes

Signs, Signals and Codes
 

Welding

Welding   

 

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