We have also included three other advancement related publications at the top of the table. A larger list may be found by Clicking here.
The second set of tables are lists of the merit badges, arranged in chronologic order by date of last revision to the pamphlet and date of last revision of the requirements from most recent to oldest. The publication number appears in the copyright statement near the front of the book, and below the UPC code on the back cover.
All of the Merit Badge pamphlets were reissued, with new publication numbers, on August 1, As indicated in the "Merit Badge Library" listing in the current Scouts BSA Requirements booklet, there are only two merit badges with pamphlets with copyright dates earlier than - Journalism and Surveying. For those 2 badges, the old and new pamphlets are interchangeable, with the only difference being the color illustrations.
So, in general, with those two exceptions, Scouts should no longer use the old black and white pamphlets. As new pamphlets are issued, when they contain new requirements, Scouts have the option of starting with the new requirements as soon as the pamphlets are issued, or they may start work using the old requirements until the next edition of Scouts BSA Requirements is issued.
In any case, once a boy starts with a set of requirements he can continue using them until he completes the badge or turns If he started using the old requirements, he also has the option of switching to the new requirements which may in fact mean starting over in some cases.
So long as he meets all of the requirements either old or new he can earn the badge. However, he can't use, for example, old requirements 1, 3, and 5 and new requirements 2, 4, and If you find a pamphlet with a later publication or copyright date or a different stock SKU number than what we have listed below, please write us , with the Merit Badge name, BSA publication and stock SKU numbers e.
Leatherwork School Book: Project Introduction
If it just says Copyright , Printing, that just means it's a new printing with no changes to the text. That included the majority of the books reissued in the new color format in August If the booklet also has revised requirements, a copy of those requirements would also be appreciated so we can update this site.
Publications are available for purchase as Kindle books, through Amazon. However, although the Kindle versions are still available, the digital interactive versions are currently as of January not available, while they are currently undergoing some production platform changes.
The contents of all of the pamphlets are copyright by BSA, and they use the proceeds from the sale of the pamphlets to defray the cost of revising them periodically. If you do find a copy on line in PDF form, it was scanned and posted illegally.
Always check the current edition of V Requirements, or this site, when starting a merit badge, to be sure you have the most up to date requirements, as they may have changed since the pamphlet was printed. Music and Bugling, while separate Merit Badges, with separate requirements, are covered in one pamphlet - Music and Bugling.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture, which are also separate Merit Badges, with separate requirements, are now covered in a single pamphlet as well - Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Prior to , there were separate pamphlets for each badge.
The information on current requirements in the tables below reflects requirements issued through January 1, 9. The information on current publication dates is based on the Merit Badge Library listing in the Boy Scout Requirements booklet, the SKU numbers are based on the listing on Scoutshop. These fees are based on standard ground shipping in the USA.
Here is a table of costs and unit costs for ground shipping of small orders of print Merit Badge Pamphlets only: These figures, and the ones in the preceding paragraph are based on the information on the BSA's National Supply web site Scoutshop.
Baloo's Bugle. E-mail Lists.
Merit Badges. Custom Search.
Architecture Architecture and Landscape Architecture Pamphlet. Moviemaking formerly Cinematography.
American Business. American Labor. Architecture and Landscape Architecture.