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ProgramDepartmentMeeting PlaceTypeMin. Age/RankPrerequisite RequirementsNotesRequirements
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Kayaking AwardAquaticsPaddling BeachEmblemNoneBSA Swimmer
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/19-510.pdf
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Mile SwimAquaticsPaddling BeachEmblemNoneBSA Swimmer
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/512-020_WB.pdf
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Stand Up Paddleboard Award
AquaticsPaddling BeachEmblemNoneBSA Swimmer
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoor%20program/pdf/bsa_sup_award.pdf
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Whitewater Rafting AwardAquaticsWhitewater TentEmblemNoneBSA Swimmer, additional fee $Requirements completed with outfitter
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/Whitewater_Rafting_BSA_Application.pdf
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Kayaking MBAquaticsPaddling BeachMerit Badge1st ClassBSA Swimmer
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Kayaking.pdf
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Lifesaving MBAquaticsSwimming DocksMerit Badge1st ClassBSA Swimmer
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Lifesaving.pdf
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Swimming MBAquaticsSwimming DocksMerit Badge2nd ClassBSA Swimmer
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Swimming.pdf
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Whitewater MBAquaticsWhitewater TentMerit Badge1st Class
BSA Swimmer, 3 (Kayaking MB), additional fee $
Must pre-register by 4/30; Depends on river conditions
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Whitewater_2016.pdf
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Water RealityAquaticsSwimming DocksOpen ProgramNoneBSA SwimmerN/a
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Instructional SwimAquaticsSwimming DocksTrainingNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoor%20program/aquatics/pdf/430-122.pdf
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Paddlecraft SafetyAquaticsPaddling BeachTraining16+
BSA swimmer, significant swimming & paddling experience
Mostly hands-on, in-water rescues
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoor%20program/aquatics/pdf/430-501.pdf
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Safe Swim DefenseAquaticsSwimming DocksTraining16+NoneClassroom courseComplete course
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Safety AfloatAquaticsPaddling BeachTraining16+NoneClassroom courseComplete course
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Swimming & Water Rescue
AquaticsSwimming DocksTraining16+
BSA swimmer, significant swimming & paddling experience
Mostly hands-on, in-water rescues
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/outdoor%20program/aquatics/pdf/430-505.pdf
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Watercraft ElectiveAquaticsPaddling Beach
Venturing Awards
VenturerBSA Swimmer, Safety Afloat, Boating Safety
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Climbing MBCOPE & ClimbingBoulder CoveMerit BadgeTenderfoot50-250 lbs.
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Climbing.pdf
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High COPE (Challenge Course)
COPE & Climbing
Action Point Challenge Course
Open Program13+50-250 lbs.N/a
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Low COPECOPE & ClimbingDelta PavilionOpen Program13+NoneN/a
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Open BoulderingCOPE & ClimbingBoulder CoveOpen ProgramNone50-250 lbs.N/a
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Open ClimbingCOPE & ClimbingBoulder CoveOpen ProgramNone50-250 lbs.N/a
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Open RappellingCOPE & ClimbingBoulder CoveOpen ProgramNone50-250 lbs.N/a
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Climb On SafelyCOPE & ClimbingBoulder CoveTraining16+None
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Outdoor%20Program/pdf/430-101WB.pdf
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Climbing InstructorCOPE & ClimbingBoulder CoveTraining18+
Significant climbing experience (beyond Climbing MB)
Should know all basic climbing knots
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Outdoor%20Program/pdf/430-500_BelayOn_WB.pdf
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Climbing Instructor in Training
COPE & ClimbingBoulder CoveTraining16+
Significant climbing experience (beyond Climbing MB)
Should know all basic climbing knots
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Outdoor%20Program/pdf/430-500_BelayOn_WB.pdf
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Unit/Patrol COPECOPE & ClimbingDelta PavilionTrainingNoneSchedule with Commissioner/COPE staff1/2 day or multiple daysN/a
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Mountaineering ElectiveCOPE & ClimbingBoulder Cove
Venturing Awards
VenturerComfortable with heights, 50-250lbs
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Project COPE ElectiveCOPE & ClimbingDelta Pavilion
Venturing Awards
VenturerComfortable with heights, 50-250lbs
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Archaeology MB - New!
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Archaeology.pdf
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Astronomy MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
Must attend evening Star Party (weather dependent)
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Astronomy.pdf
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Bird Study MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Bird_Study.pdf
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Environmental Science MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeTenderfootNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Environmental_Science.pdf
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Fish & Wildlife MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Cushman Fish CampMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Fish_and_WildlifeManagement.pdf
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Fishing MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Cushman Fish CampMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Fishing.pdf
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Fly Fishing MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Cushman Fish CampMerit BadgeNoneFishing experience, fishing MB preferred
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Fly-Fishing.pdf
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Geology MB - New!
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Geology.pdf
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Mammal Study MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Mammal_Study.pdf
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Mining In Society
Ecology & Sustainability
Sustainability TreehouseMerit BadgeNoneNoneReq. 2
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/merit_badge_reqandres/mining_in_society.pdf
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Nature MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Nature.pdf
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Pulp & Paper MB - New!
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Pulp_and_Paper.pdf
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Reptile & Amphibian Study MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Sustainability TreehouseMerit BadgeNone8
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Reptile_and_AmphibianStudy.pdf
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Soil & Water Conservation MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Soil_and_WaterConservation.pdf
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Sustainability MB
Ecology & Sustainability
Sustainability TreehouseMerit BadgeNoneSee workbookWorkbook Here
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Sustainability.pdf
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Weather MB - New!
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Weather.pdf
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Open Exhibit
Ecology & Sustainability
Sustainability TreehouseOpen ProgramNoneN/a
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LNT Awareness
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterTrainingNoneNone
http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/files/BSA%20LNT%20101%20Course%20Guide.pdf
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LNT Trainer
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature CenterTraining16+
Significant camping experience, LNT Awareness
Minimum 6 participants, 16+ hour course, includes overnight
http://outdoorethics-bsa.org/files/BSA%20LNT%20Trainer%20Course%20Manual.pdf
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Ecology Elective
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature Center
Venturing Awards
Venturer12b, 12c
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Fishing Elective
Ecology & Sustainability
Cushman Fish Camp
Venturing Awards
Venturer15b, 15e, 15f
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Plants & Wildlife Elective
Ecology & Sustainability
Nature Center
Venturing Awards
Venturer21bi, 21ci
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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LasershotHunters' EducationCrafton Skills CenterOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Open ExhibitHunters' EducationHunter's HallOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Hunter's Education CourseHunters' EducationHunter's HallTraining12+Complete Online Course
Grants participant hunters education cert for any state
www.beasafehunter.org
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Hunter's Education Orientation
Hunters' EducationHunter's HallTrainingNoneNoneN/a
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Bugling MBMedia & ArtsPigott BuildingMerit BadgeNone6, experience playing a brass instrument
Should be familiar with most bugle calls prior to arrival
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Bugling.pdf
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Moviemaking MB - New!Media & ArtsPigott BuildingMerit Badge2nd ClassNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Moviemaking.pdf
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Music MBMedia & ArtsPigott BuildingMerit BadgeTenderfoot3a,b or c
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Music.pdf
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Photography MBMedia & ArtsPigott BuildingMerit BadgeNoneMust have digital photo cameraCamera phones acceptable
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Photography.pdf
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Scoutmaster Merit BadgeOtherPigott BuildingAdult Program18+NoneCompleted during camp
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Duty to God AwardOtherPigott BuildingEmblemNoneNoneCompleted during camp
https://www.summitbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/James-C.-Justice-National-Scout-Camp-Leaders27-Guide.pdf
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Summit Sustainability Award
OtherPigott BuildingEmblemNoneNoneCompleted during camp
https://www.summitbsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/James-C.-Justice-National-Scout-Camp-Leaders27-Guide.pdf
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Brownsea Friday AMOutdoor SkillsCushman Fish Camp
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Friday PMOutdoor SkillsBrownsea Island
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Monday AMOutdoor SkillsBrownsea Island
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Monday PMOutdoor SkillsSustainability Treehouse
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Thursday AMOutdoor SkillsBrownsea Island
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Thursday PMOutdoor SkillsArchery Range
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Tuesday AMOutdoor SkillsBrownsea Island
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Tuesday PMOutdoor SkillsSwimming Docks
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Wednesday AMOutdoor SkillsBoulder Cove
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Brownsea Wednesday PMOutdoor SkillsBrownsea Island
Beginner Camper
NoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/524-012_bs_requirements_web.pdf
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Firem'n ChitOutdoor SkillsBrownsea Island
Beginner Camper
NoneNoneGood for younger Scouts
https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/firem/
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Totin' ChipOutdoor SkillsBrownsea Island
Beginner Camper
NoneNoneGood for younger Scouts
https://www.scouting.org/programs/boy-scouts/advancement-and-awards/merit-badges/totin/
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Summit Survival ChallengeOutdoor SkillsSurvival SchoolEmblemStarWilderness Survival MBIncludes rigorous overnightComplete course
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Camping MB - New!Outdoor SkillsSurvival SchoolMerit BadgeTenderfoot4b,7b,8d,9aGood for younger Scouts
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Camping.pdf
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First Aid MBOutdoor SkillsScoutcraftMerit BadgeNoneNoneGood for younger Scouts
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/First_Aid.pdf
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ForestryOutdoor SkillsScoutcraftMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Forestry.pdf
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Geocaching MBOutdoor SkillsScoutcraftMerit BadgeNone8,9
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Geocaching.pdf
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Leatherwork MBOutdoor SkillsScoutcraftMerit BadgeNoneNoneGood for younger Scouts
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Leatherwork.pdf
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Orienteering MBOutdoor SkillsScoutcraftMerit BadgeNone7a,7b
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Orienteering.pdf
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Pioneering MBOutdoor SkillsScoutcraftMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Pioneering.pdf
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Wilderness Survival MBOutdoor SkillsSurvival SchoolMerit Badge1st ClassSignificant camping experienceIncludes overnight
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Wilderness_Survival.pdf
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Wilderness Survival Core Req
Outdoor SkillsSurvival School
Venturing Awards
Venturer7a, Cooking, Land Navigation & First Aid Core Reqs.
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Archery MBShooting SportsArchery RangeMerit BadgeNoneNone
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Archery.pdf
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Rifle Shooting Merit BadgeShooting SportsRifle RangeMerit Badge2nd Class1f
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Rifle_Shooting.pdf
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Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge
Shooting SportsRifle RangeMerit Badge2nd Class1f
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Shotgun_Shooting.pdf
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Field ArcheryShooting SportsArchery RangeOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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LaPorteShooting SportsArchery RangeOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Rifle ShootingShooting SportsRifle RangeOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Shotgun ShootingShooting SportsRifle RangeOpen ProgramNoneShotgun Shooting MB or 18+N/a
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Slingshot ShootingShooting SportsArchery RangeOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Static ArcheryShooting SportsArchery RangeOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Tomahawk ThrowShooting SportsArchery RangeOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Shooting Sports Elective: Archery
Shooting SportsArchery Range
Venturing Awards
VenturerArchery ExperienceQualification is quite difficult
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Shooting Sports Elective: Rifle
Shooting SportsRifle Range
Venturing Awards
VenturerShooting ExperienceQualification is quite difficult
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/venturing/pdf/Ranger_Award_Requirements.pdf
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Cycling MBWheeled SportsHarvery MTB ShopMerit Badge1st ClassExperience riding a bike, appropriate footwear
Full badge takes most of week; partial is one block
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Cycling.pdf
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BMXWheeled SportsHarvery MTB ShopOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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Guided Mountain BikingWheeled SportsHarvey MTB ShopOpen ProgramNoneNoneN/a
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BMX InstructionWheeled SportsHarvey MTB ShopTrainingNoneNoneN/a
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Skate InstructionWheeled SportsSkate PlazaTrainingNoneNoneN/a
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