AdvanceCampMerit Badges

Each troop is to provide scouts with blue cards for merit badge advancement.

If you are interested in being a Merit Badge Counselor or other Volunteer at AdvanceCamp Click Here

AdvanceCamp provides scouts with the opportunity to complete advancement begun at another scout event, to start and complete advancement with the completion of all requirements during the camp, or to begin work on and make a contact with a counselor to complete a merit badge at a later time.  

  • All merit badges will be completed using worksheets available at usscouts.org, so print out the worksheets for each merit badge you plan to work on and bring them along with you to camp.
  • Special Requirements: Many Merit Badges require that the scout have permission slips, special clothes or shoes, extra clothes, etc.  Please check the details of every Merit Badge and make sure that your scouts are prepared to work on that badge.

  • Swimming: Scouts going for the Swimming MB, Lifesaving MB or Trailhead Swimming. It is not an instructional class to teach you how to swim, but a verification of your swimming skills and knowledge. Be sure to bring a change of clothes for some of the requirements.

  • Search & Rescue, Robotics, Archery, Programming and Welding will carry an additional $25 fee.  Partial Archery is $10

Go for the NOVA Award! The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Click here for more information

Want to complete your merit badge at camp? Find out what items you need to complete before coming to camp.  Click Here

We may need to delete or add Merit Badges based on the volunteer Merit Badge Counselor availability.

We will also be offering a Partial Merit Badge Booth from 8:30am until 4:30pm for items that you have completed and just need to be verified and checked off.  No appointment necessary.  The longest wait times will be 11:30am-1:00pm and 2:30pm-4:30pm. This is a drop-in, first come first served opportunity in the RV area. Please be prepared with the following items:  Partial Blue Card, Blank Blue Card, Merit Badge worksheet completed, Merit Badge booklet and any other completed work needed to demonstrate a requirement.  If an activity is needed, please complete the Activity Verification Form.

2016 MERIT BADGES OFFERED
     
Eagle Required Merit Badges
Camping Cooking Lifesaving 13+ ALL DAY
Citizen in the Community Emergency Preparedness Personal Fitness
Citizen in the Nation Environmental Science Personal Management
Citizen in the World Family Life Sustainability
Communication First Aid Swimming ALL DAY
     
Other Merit Badges
Archery 13+ $25 ALL DAY Fire Safety Radio PM only
Art Fly Fishing Reptile & Amphibian Study
Astronomy & Fri night Game Design Robotics $25
Auto Maintenance Graphic Arts Sculpture
Aviation Indian Lore Search & Rescue 13+$25 ALL DAY
Basketry Invention Skating AM & Inline Only
Chemistry Law Surveying
Chess Leatherwork Traffic Safety
Climbing 13+ ALL DAY Mammal Study Trailhead 
Coin Collecting Moviemaking ALL DAY Trailhead 5 Mile Hike
Composite Materials Music Trailhead Swim
Crime Prevention Nuclear Science 13+ ALL DAY Truck Transportation
Digital Technology Orienteering  
Drafting 13+ 1st Class Photography Welding 13+ $25 ALL DAY
Electricity      Energy Programming $25 Weather
Entrepreneurship Public Speaking Wilderness Survival & Fri night
Fingerprinting Pulp and Paper Wood Carving