The following is a list of recommended Merit Badges:

Merit Badge Special Requirements
Swimming

This should be a good Merit Badge for new Scouts sine it will satisfy the swimming requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. Bring a pair of long pants and a long sleeve shirt which can get wet.  They must be a material which will hold air when it gets wet.  Do not use sweat pants or a sweat shirt.  Nylon Wind Pants are good as are long Scout Pants and long sleeve Scout Shirt.

Cooking

This should be a good Merit Badge for new Scouts sine it will satisfy the cooking requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class. Need to discuss with the Camp Program Director when we get there.  No special requirements but you should do requirement # 7 at home before going to camp. 

Emergency Preparedness

If possible we will try to due this Badge at Camp.  We can discuss this with the Camp Program Director.

Environmental Science

This is not for new Scouts but seasoned Scouts should take this Badge at summer camp.  It is more difficult to do on your own.

 

 

Camping

This is not for new Scouts but seasoned Scouts should take this Badge at summer camp.  It is more difficult to do on your own.

Lifesaving

This is not for new Scouts but seasoned Scouts who have the swimming Merit Badge and are a good swimmer should take this Badge at summer camp.  It is more difficult to do on your own.

Archery

Great Badge for New Scouts

 

 

Basketry

Great Badge for New Scouts (Can be completed in 1-2 days)

Art

Great Badge for New Scouts (Can be completed in 1-2 days)

 

 

Nature &

Mammal Study

These two share some requirements and you can get both together.

 

   Remember, if you try to take too many you will have a lot of partials.  It is better take a fewer number and complete them then to have many partials.