2020 MERIT BADGE PREREQUISITES
Aquatics
BSA Lifeguard Program Requirement #6 - Show evidence of current training in American Red Cross First Aid and American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent. Without evidence you have 120 days to complete. Afternoon
Canoeing MB Needs to be classified as a Swimmer. 2, 3
Kayaking MB Needs to be classified as a Swimmer. 2,3
Swim Instruction Program   1,2,3
Swimming MB Needs to be classified as a Swimmer. 1,2,3
Watersports MB Needs to be classified as a Swimmer and have Swimming MB Afternoon
Small-Boat Sailing MB Needs to be classified as a Swimmer and have either Rowing MB or Canoeing MB 2,3
Rowing MB Needs to be classified as a Swimmer. 1
Scuba Diving   Triple period 1-3
Lifesaving MB Must pass the camp swimmer’s test. Must complete swimming requirements through First Class and have Swimming Merit Badge. 1,2,3
Motorboating MB Needs to be classified as a Swimmer. Must have Swimming MB and one boating merit badge. Double period 2+3
COPE, Climbing & Sports
  COPE   Double period 1+2
Climbing MB Climbers need to bring long sleeve shirt, long pants, and acceptable footwear (sneakers or flexible closed toe shoes) Double period 2+3
Shooting Sports
Archery MB   1,2,3
Rifle Shooting MB   1,2,3
Shotgun Shooting MB Must be at least 13 years old. Preferred that they already have Rifle Shooting MB 1,2,3
Handicraft
Art MB   1,3
Basketry MB   1
Chess MB   1,2
Fingerprinting MB Bring a pencil to dinner. Class is Monday & Tuesday evening. Evening
Leatherwork MB Pre-purchase the leatherworking kit $15 at Trading Post. 1,3
Model Design and Building MB #5 – Build a special-effects model of a fantasy spacecraft - Start working on this requirement. 2
Music MB Requirement #3 -If you have participated in your school band or chorus please bring a note/program showing your participation.

#4 – Bring documentation

Evening
Pottery MB   3
Sculpture MB   2
Wood Carving MB Scouts must present their Totin’ Chip at class for Req #2a or earn it at camp before Friday’s class 2,3
Outdoor Skills
Camping MB Requirements #4b – help a patrol prepare for an actual campout, #8d - Cook at least one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner for your patrol. #9 a – 20 days & nights & 9b special experiences. 1,3
Fire Safety MB Requirement #6a - Draw a home fire- escape plan, create a home fire-drill schedule, and conduct a home fire drill.
#11 - Visit a fire station, etc.
2
First Aid MB Requirements #1 – Must have first aid skills up to and including First Class.

#5 – Make a first aid kit for your home and bring picture of kit to camp.

1,2
First Aid MB Requirements #1 – Must have first aid skills up to and including First Class. #5 – Make a first aid kit for your home and bring picture of kit to camp. 2,3
Pioneering MB   1,3
Polaris   2,3
Search and Rescue MB   2
Signs, Signals, and Codes MB Scouts will need to spend significant time before camp to begin to learn American Sign Language, Morse code, Braille, semaphore, nautical flags, trail markings, and other nonverbal communications. 1
Wilderness Survival MB Bring supplies for Req #5 (small survival kit) 1,3
Ecology
Fish and Wildlife Management MB   2
Fishing MB Req #9 - Catch at least one fish and identify it. Req #10 - Clean and cook a fish you have caught. Bring documentation that you have completed these requirement. 2
Forestry MB   3

Geology MB and Mining in Society MB   1
Mammal Study MB Requirement 3c – Scouts may find it easier to write the report at home. 1
Nature MB It is recommended that you start working on requirement #4 Double Period 1+2
Environmental Science MB Merit badge pamphlet is required for this class Double Period 2+3
Environmental Science MB Merit badge pamphlet is required for this class 3
Soil and Water Conservation MB   3
Weather MB Complete one option for Req #9 1
Trail to Eagle
Citizenship in the Nation MB Requirement #2 –Visit 2 nationally approved places, etc. 

#3 – Read front page or watch news for 5 days and be prepared to discuss, etc. #8 – Write letter to Senator or Congressman, etc.

1
Citizenship in the World MB   2
Communication MB Requirements #5 – Attend a public meeting, etc.

#8 - Plan a troop or crew court of honor, campfire program, or an interfaith worship service. etc.

1,3
Emergency Preparedness MB Requirements #1 – Earn First Aid MB #2c - Complete a family plan
#6c - Your community's emergency management director
#8a, 8b, 8c - troop mobilization
#9a, 9b or 9c – family safety
2
Personal Management MB Requirement #2 takes 13 weeks to complete a personal expense report. Requirement #1 and #8 are family based requirements that must be done at home. 1,3
STEAM
Astronomy MB   Evening
Animation MB   1,3

Electronics MB and Electricity MB (Combined) Requirements of Electicity #2 & 9a 2
Engineering MB Bring a manufactured item from your home for requirement #1  3
Game Design MB   1
Moviemaking MB   Double Period 1+2
Programming MB   2
Robotics MB Complete Req #6a or be prepared to do Req #6b (Robotics competitions) Double Period 2+3
Space Exploration MB   1,3
Welding MB   Evening

Last Update: February 29, 2020