Merit Badge College Prerequisites
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(This table contains the up-to-date information from www.Scouting.org)

MB Code Course Pre-Requisites Pre-Requisites Comments
132
ARCHEOLOGY
None
None
020
ARCHITECTURE
1 2 3 4 5
Bring all drawings, cards and dates of visits.
021
ART
2 4
Bring design from 2 and proof of visit.
022
ASTRONOMY
4 5 6 7b 9 (one of a - e)
Bring drawings of projects and proof of event from 9.
023
ATHLETICS
3 5 6
Bring letter supporting requirements 3 & 6. Bring documents for 5..
127
AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE
8a 9a 11(two of a - d)
Bring a letter from your parent/guardian verifying these requirements.
025
AVIATION
3 (a or b)
Be prepared for off-campus field trip - Class A uniform required. Bring model for 3.
027
BASKETRY
None
Must purchase Basketry kits before class. Kits sold at MBC Trading Post for $5.00 per basket. Course requires 2 different types of baskets.
029
BIRD STUDY
None
None
126
CINEMATOGRAPHY
None.
Bring a video camera. Keep in Security Office before and after class.
002
CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY
2(a & b) 3a 4 5 6 7 8
Bring all supporting documents including materials used, (including agenda and your notes taken).
003
CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION
2(two of a-d) 3 6 8
Bring all supporting documents and photos.
004
CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD
3 4b 7(two of a-e)
Bring recent newspaper with information for 4b Bring proof of 7.
035
COIN COLLECTING
5a 6 7 9(one of a - d) 10(one of a - d)
Bring all drawings. You may bring photo of you with your coins with parent/guardians signature.
128
COLLECTIONS
1 5(b & e)
Bring examples of 5b. You need only bring a sample of your items not a truckload.
005
COMMUNICATIONS
1 2 3 5 6 7 8
Bring in all your written work. Resume to be typed as shown in MB book. Requirement 8 have letter from Scoutmaster.
036
COMPUTERS
6 (three of a-h) 7 (one of a-d)
Previous experience and working knowledge/ vocabulary. Bring print out of 6 & 7.
  CPR
None.
$5.00 fee covers certification and supplies.
131
CRIME PREVENTION
2 4(a & b) 5 6(one of a - c) 7(a or b)
'Bring cards and dates of interviews and other documents signed by Parent/Guardian/Scoutmaster.
039
CYCLING
5 8 9
Bring your Bike! Bring dates of trips signed by Parent/Guardian/Scoutmaster. Bring inner tube and repair kit.
060
DISABILITY AWARENESS
2 3(two of a-d) 4(two of a-d) 5(one of a-c)
Bring proof of projects.
041
DOG CARE
4 8
Bring letter from Parent/Guardian attesting to those requirements. Also bring photo of dog.
043
ELECTRICITY
2 3 8 9
Bring all drawings for requirements 2, 8, and 9.
044
ELECTRONICS
Electricity Merit Badge
Have a working knowledge of electronics
006
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
1 2b 2c 6c 7 8 9(one of a-c)
Bring proof that you have earned First Aid MB. Bring the emergency service pack and family kit for 8c.
046
ENGINEERING
1 2 4 6(two of a - g)
Bring proof of meeting, including dates, cards and notes.
129
FAMILY LIFE
2 3 4 5 6
This Merit Badge requires 90 days preparation. Bring proof signed by Parent/Guardian.
049
FINGERPRINTING
None
Study requirement 4 and 5 in MB Fingerprinting book.
050
FIRE SAFETY
6a 11
Conduct home safety survey and visit a fire station. Bring letter from Parent/Guardian verfiying visit.
008
FIRST AID
2d 3b
Bring a home first aid kit you prepared for 2d. Must have CPR card.
056
GENEALOGY
2(a or b) 3 4b 5(one of a-e) 6 7
Bring genealogical documents.
145
GEOCACHING
None
None
122
GRAPHIC ARTS
3 4(one of a-d) 6(one of a-d) 7
Bring examples of your work and proof of 6.
061
HIKING
None
None
062
HOME REPAIRS
14 of 31 projects completed
Bring letter from parents on com[pleted projects.
064
INDIAN LORE
1 2(two of a - d)
Bring with you to MBC your projects for the requirements
065
INSECT STUDY & REPTILE STUDY
4 5 7 8
Bring your collection or pictures of your collection.
144
INVENTING
None
None
068
LAW
None
None
069
LEATHERWORK
4 5(a or b or c or d)
Bring leather article for Requirement 4. Must purchase leather kit before class. Kits sold at MBC trading post ($5.00).
130
MEDICINE
7a 10
For requirement 7a bring proof of a visit that was intended as a learning experience…not just a camp physical. Also bring proof of completion of requirement 10.
074
METALWORK
4
Must purchase metalwork supplies before class. Kits sold at MBC trading post ($5.00)
075
MODEL DESIGN & BUILDING
3 4(a or b or c or d or e) 5
Bring your plans for the model you built for requirement 4 and a picture of the scout with the model.
077
MUSIC
3(pick two of a or b or c or d) 4(a or b or c or d)
Bring instrument if you are playing for requirement 1. Provide documentation for your two picks for requirement 3.
079
OCEANOGRAPHY
4 7(one of a - f) 8(a or b or c)
Prepare requirements 4, 7, and 8 prior to MBC.
080
ORIENTEERING
7 8(a or b) 9
Bring compass in good working order and proof of events.
011
PERSONAL MANAGEMENT
1 2 8 10
The merit badge requires 91 days preparation prior to MBC. Completion of written assignments prior to MBC is essential. All work must be original work prepared by the scout and signed by the parents or guardian.
083
PHOTOGRAPHY
4(a or b)
Bring all photographs to MBC…preferably in an album. Bring your camera and any other equipment to be used.
086
PLUMBING
2 (a & b)
Bring drawings.
090
PUBLIC SPEAKING
1 2 4
Prepare all written material prior to MBC; bring visual aid for requirement 2.
095
READING
1 2 3(a or b) 4(a or b or c)
Bring your library card. Bring in your complete reading log with Parent/Guardian signature, bring in validation from volunteering. This must all be done prior to MBC.
096
REPTILE & AMPHIBIAN STUDY
1 8(a or b) 9(two of a-c)
Prepare all drawings/photos/written work prior to MBC. Have Parent/Guardian validate participation.
099
SALESMANSHIP
3 5(a or b or c) 6(a or b) 7a
Bring Scoutmaster/Parent/Guardian validation of selling activities. Requirement 5 must be typed. Bring dates, notes and cards of visits for requirement 6.
100
SCHOLARSHIP
1(a or b) 2(one of a - c) 3 4 5
Bring report card to verify requirement 1. Bring principal's note and note from school official regarding your extracurricular activities. Bring essay…must be done prior to MBC.
143
SCOUTING HERITAGE
None
None
103
SKATING (IN-LINE)
None.
Bring your skates, helmet, knee and elbow pads.
107
SPACE EXPLORATION
2 5(two of a - c) 7
Bring your model rocket. Study pamphlet for requirement 4, 5, 6 and 8. Bring all materials for 3 and design for model rocket. Rocket kits and motors may be purchased for $5.00 and $1.50 respectively.
147
SPANISH INTERPRETER STRIP
None
Must be able to read, write and converse in Spanish.
013
SPORTS
4 5a
Bring validation for requirement 4, and records for 5.
109
SURVEYING
None.
Need good visual and analytical skills.
110
TEXTILE
2a 3(two of a - g)
Bring samples of fabric.
112
TRAFFIC SAFETY
5(one of a-d)
Bring proof of 5.
114
VETERINARY MEDICINE
6(a or b)
Prepare all list/drawings prior to MBC. Be prepared for off-campus field trip.
116
WEATHER
3 6 8(a or b) 9(a or b)
Bring all material for 3, 6, 8 and 9.
118
WOOD CARVING
2a 6 7
Bring your Totin' Chip and your projects.

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