The following 17 badges are on the list of required badges for Eagle Scout:
Camping Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communication, Cooking, Cycling, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, Family Life, First Aid, Hiking, Lifesaving, Personal Fitness, Personal Management, Sustainability, Swimming.
A Scout must earn 13 of required merit badges for the rank of Eagle Scout, along with 8 optional badges. Some of the badges can be optioned for another. For a list of these, click here.
Scouts should contact the Advancement Chair to get a merit badge card and sign it before beginning work on a merit badge. Scouts are responsible for contacting a Merit Badge Counselor prior to working on the badge.
Merit Badges for other Advancement
There are over 130 merit badges available. For information regarding all current merit badges, please visit usscouts.org.