See Troop 111 Private Pages for lists of MB Counselors
The merit badges, pictured on the right, are required for Eagle. In addition to completing the 12 merit badges required for Eagle, the Boy Scout needs to complete 9 elective merit badges. When you have decided on what merit badge you would like to work on you should take the following steps:
1. Obtain from your Scoutmaster a signed merit badge application (blue card) and the name of a qualified counselor for that merit badge. (Merit Badge Counselor directories are posted under the private pages portion of this website).
2. Read through the booklet for that merit badge. Booklets are available from the troop library or the local scout shop.
3. Meet with your merit badge counselor who will explain the requirements of the badge. You will work closely with the counselor to fulfill all the requirements.
4. After you have completed the requirements and your counselor has signed off on the merit badge application, show it to your Scoutmaster for a final signature. This application will be turned into the Troop Advancement Coordinator who will fill out paperwork with the local Council. Your completed merit badge will become part of your permanent record. At the next Court of Honor, you will be awarded your patch. You must keep all paperwork that comes with the patch for your records. It is recommended that each Boy Scout create a notebook (baseball card holders work well) and keep track of all their progress towards Eagle. Make sure that the counselor's name is legibly written on the card.
5. There are many merit badge programs offered in the Columbus area. Check the Simon Kenton and Buckeye District websites for Merit Badge opportunities. Summer camp is an especially fun place to earn merit badges.
Eagle Required Merit Badges
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