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Merit Badge Pamphlets​

The information in the pamphlet is probably familiar to the Merit Badge Counselor, but it will help the Merit Badge Counselor to know what the Scout is learning. The pamphlets are written for Scout-age boys. They also contain suggestions for projects that might give the Merit Badge Counselor helpful ideas. Be sure to use the most recent printing of the pamphlet. It will contain the latest requirements and information on the Merit Badge and the printing date is on each pamphlet. A complete list of merit badge pamphlets is printed on the inside back cover of all pamphlets with the latest revision date by each. By checking this list in any current year's pamphlet, the Merit Badge Counselor can find out whether a pamphlet is updated. Most pamphlets are reprinted each year, but the contents are not always revised. Watch Advancement News for any developments.  You may subscribe to Advancement News by sending an email to

Current versions of Merit Badge pamphlets are available at all Scout shops and also can be ordered through the BSA Supply Group at  The National Council has produced digital versions of the pamphlets, which are available for sale online,

If the Merit Badge Counselor has suggestions for improvements in the requirements or pamphlet, please send these comments to the Boy Scout Division, Boy Scouts of America, 1325 Walnut Lane, Irving, TX 75038-3096.


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