How Do I Earn Merit Badges?
Instructions (for boys) for Earning Merit Badges (updated April 2005)
Wondering what is involved in earning a particular badge?A great resource is the Boy Scout Requirements booklet available at the scout office in Portland for $3.50 It lists all badges and their current requirements so that you may read up on a badge and see if it is of interest to you. If you are online, you may go to US Scouting Service Project and click on any badge listing on the left-hand window.
Once you decide on a badge, you will want to get a copy of the booklet for just that badge so that you can do the readings and again mark off the requirements as you fulfill them. These individual merit badge books are also at the council office for $3.10; the troop has extra copies of some of these booklets which you may borrow or ask around and see if another scout buddy has one he will lend you.
To earn a merit badge, a Scout must:
Remember that you can earn badges at summer camp, by working with an individual counselor in Troop 58, by attending our own Merit Badge Jr. College (held during our meeting times), or by attending Merit Badge Colleges offered within Casco Bay District.
If you have any questions at all, contact Pat Zrioka, Merit Badge Coordinator, at 829-4026, or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org