Camping is the Calling Card of the Boy Scouts of America. We do more camping than any other youth organization in America and we are pretty good at it. Earn the Camping Merit Badge by becoming an expert at camping with the BSA.
You will learn the 4 major components of EVERY SINGLE campout:
This course is required for all Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Learning about Camping is one thing, completing the 20 camping nights is another. What you do and where you do it is up to you.
All of the planning from site location and activities, to food, water, safety and security. Everything you need to know and do to enjoy your time in the great outdoors.
The gear you need depends on where you are going and what you hope to achieve. Backpacking requires lightweight thinking and efficient food stores. Summer Camp and week long excursions require thinking about campgrounds, layouts, latrines and kitchens. Whatever camping you are doing, the gear makes it all possible.
Site location, latrines, water, fire, cooking, fun, activities. How you make and break camp is going to set you up for successful outings no matter the weather or the purpose. Learn the essentials of safety and setting up camps and taking them down.
Most kids your age will be playing video games while you are out camping. What makes camping special and interesting to you? Learn how to identify the wilderness you are in – plants, animals, secret trails, geological wonders, time with friends. Camping is an experience you can enjoy your entire life if you learn how to take in what is around you and be a good steward of what you have.