Merit Badges are awards earned by Boy Scouts based on activities within the area of study by completing a list of periodically updated requirements. Scouts can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as they earn merit badges. There are more than 135 merit badges.
A total of 21 merit badges must be earned for the Eagle Scout rank, including these thirteen merit badges:
1) First Aid, 2) Citizenship in the Community, 3) Citizenship in the Nation, 4) Citizenship in the World, 5)Communication, 6) Cooking, 7) Personal Fitness, 8) Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving,
9) Environmental Science OR Sustainability, 10) Personal Management, 11) Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling, 12) Camping, and 13) Family Life.
For a complete list of Merit Badges and their requirements visit the links below: