Merit Badge Requirements Information

Norman Rockwell Eagle Scout

Merit Badges Required
To Become an Eagle Scout

  1. Camping
  2. Citizenship in the Community
  3. Citizenship in the Nation
  4. Citizenship in the World
  5. Communications
  6. Cooking
  7. Cycling OR Hiking OR Swimming
  8. Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
  9. Environmental Science OR Sustainability
  10. Family Life
  11. First Aid
  12. Personal Fitness
  13. Personal Management


Do NOT begin work on any newly-introduced merit badge until the requirements booklet is released by National Council.


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.