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How to Get a Merit Badge
 How to Get a Merit Badge at Home  
  1. Obtain a blue-card from Mr. Lizzo at a meeting
  2. Pick out a counselor for the desired badge (list of contacts below)
  3. Contact counselor and meet with him/her to form a plan to fulfill the requirements
  4. Enact plan and complete requirements, check work with counselor periodically to make sure everything is correct
  5. Meet with counselor one last time to sign off on the blue card
  6. Hand blue-card in to Mr. Lizzo
Congratulations, you have a merit badge
for a list of meritbadges and their requirements go to

How to Get a Merit Badge at Summer Camp
  1. Sign up for merit badge with leader in charge
  2. Check for any pre-requisites and complete them BEFORE you leave for camp
  3. Pick up any blue cards you need from leader in charge the day you leave for your first class
  4. Attend ALL classes, requirements will be fulfilled as classes progress
  5. Blue cards will be handed directly to the leaders, they will double check with you that everyting is accurate
Congratulations, you have a merit badge

While there are 130 merit badges offered, There are 13 merit badges everyone must earn to become an Eagle scout, they are:
  • First Aid
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communications
  • Personal Fitness
  • Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
  • Environmental Science
  • Personal Management
  • Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
  • Camping
  • Family Life
  • Cooking

      Note: If you receive both Emergency Preparedness and Lifesaving, only one can count as an Eagle Required badge, the other can be used as an elective merit badge. The same applies for Swimming, Hiking, and Cycling.
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