Merit Badge Requirements Information
Merit Badges Required
To Become an Eagle Scout
- Citizenship in the Community
- Citizenship in the Nation
- Citizenship in the World
- Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
- Environmental Science
- Family Life
- First Aid
- Personal Fitness
- Personal Management
- Swimming OR Cycling OR Hiking
Do NOT begin work on any newly-introduced merit badge until the requirements booklet is released by
If you are a merit badge counselor, or a Scout working on merit badges, be aware that the requirements
periodically change. Please obtain a copy of the Requirements Book or appropriate merit badge pamphlet for
the latest revisions. Both can be purchased at the
Scout Shop or on-line at
Merit badge pamphlet and requirements revision dates
are available online. Note, however, that while the information provided is generally deemed to be
trustworthy and useful, it is from an unofficial site.
Another unofficial, but useful, Merit Badge requirements site is
SDIC Online Merit Badge Counselors Listing
The following link is provided as a courtesy to Scouts looking for Merit Badge counselors. It is not to be
intended for use in any other way. This list is not the complete listing. It is only a listing of those
counselors who specifically granted permission to include their names and contact information in this list.
Copies of the complete printed listing are provided to Scouting units twice each year.
SDIC Merit Badge Counselors
San Diego-Imperial Council Merit Badge Counselor Information
You can find information about Merit Badge Councelors, including how to apply to be a counselor, at our
Merit Badge Counselor page.