Merit Badge Prerequisites

Bird Study & Photography

Bird Study 8.Do ONE of the following. For the option you choose, describe what birds you hope to attract, and why.

Photography 1b. Show your counselor your current, up-to-date Cyber Chip.

Electronics & Radio


Emergency Preparedness

1. Earn the First Aid merit badge.

8b. Prepare a personal emergency service pack for a mobilization call. Prepare a family kit (suitcase or waterproof box) for use by your family in case an emergency evacuation is needed. Explain the needs and uses of the contents.

9. Choose ONE


1. Select a manufactured item in your home (such as a toy or an appliance) and, under adult supervision and with the approval of your counselor, investigate how and why it works as it does. Find out what sort of engineering activities were needed to create it. Discuss with your counselor what you learned and how you got the information.

Environmental Science


Farm Mechanics

5. Visit an implement dealer. Interview the dealer, technician, or service manager for hints on good preventive maintenance. Ask why it is important, the costs, and what causes wear or damage. Report what you learn.


10. Serve as a volunteer at a health-related event or facility in your community (e.g., blood drive, 'health fair,' blood pressure screening, etc.) approved by your counselor. (For approval, please email


Scouts must be 15 years of age.



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