Merit Badge Pre-Requisites at Camp Aquehonga

Merit Badge Pre-Requisites

Merit Badge
Rating
Prerequisites
Comments
Archery

4

 
2 Hour class. Much practice time required.
Astronomy
3/7
5b, 6, 9
 
Athletics
4
3,6
 
Basketry
1
 
Purchase kit at Canteen.
Camping
3/5/6
3, 9
 
Canoeing + *
3
2a,b
2 Hour class. Much practice time required.
Climbing
4/6
 
2 Hour class. Much practice time required.
Cooking
3/5/6
7
Selected daily meals will be eaten with class.
Environmental Science
3/4/6
 
Must allow for observation time.
First Aid +
3
2b
 
Fish & Wildlife Management
3
5, 7d, 8
 
Fishing
2
 
Practice time required.
Forestry
3/5
5, 7
 
Hiking
3/5
4, 5, 6, 7
Otherwise, partials available.
Leatherwork
1
5b, 5d
 
Lifesaving + *
4/7
1a, 13a, b
2 Hour class.
Mammal Study
1
4
 
Nature
2
 
Orienteering
3/6
 
Much planning time required.
Personal Fitness
3/5
1b, 6, 7, 8
 
Pioneering
3/6
  
Much practice time required.
Reptile & Amphibian Study
1/5
8
 
Rifle Shooting
4/7
 
2 Hour class. Much practice time required.
Rowing + *
2
2
 
Shotgun Shooting
4/7
 
Much practice time required.
Small Boat Sailing + *
4
1b, 4e
2 Hour class.
Soil & Water Conservation
2
7
 
Sports
1/5
3, 4, 5
 
Swimming + *
3/4
2a, b, 3
 
Wilderness Survival
1
 
Requires overnight outing on Thursday evening.
Wood Carving
2
2a
Purchase wood items at Canteen.

Merit Badge Difficulty Ratings

Rating
Description
1
Fairly easy
2
Average; can usually be completed in one week
3
Difficult; usually requiring hard work and time commitment
4
Difficult; usually requiring special skill, knowledge and experience
5
Impossible to complete in one week without prior work
6
Intended for intermediate Scouts only (2nd year campers, and on)
7
Intended for experienced Scouts only (3rd year campers, and on)
+
Requires CPR
*
Requires “swimmer” qualification on the Sunday swim test

Notes:

  All requirement numbers refer to the 2007 Boy Scout Requirements Manual, or newer B.S.A. press release if requirements have been changed. For full details on updated requirements, visit the Program Information Page.
  All prerequisites listed above must be completed before a Scout arrives at camp if completion is expected by the end of the week. Otherwise, a partial will be issued. Certification of successful completion of all prerequisites is necessary from the Unit Leader.
  Eagle-Required merit badges are indicated in boldface type above.

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