Merit Badge Library

Though intended as an aid to Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and qualified Venturers and Sea Scouts in meeting merit badge requirements, these pamphlets are of general interest and are made available by many schools and public libraries. The latest revision date of each pamphlet might not correspond with the copyright date shown below, because this list is corrected only once a year, in January. Any number of merit badge pamphlets may be revised throughout the year; others are simply reprinted until a revision becomes necessary.

If a Scout has already started working on a merit badge when a new edition for that pamphlet is introduced, he may continue to use the same merit badge pamphlet to earn the badge and fulfill the requirements therein. In other words, the Scout need not start over again with the new pamphlet and possibly revised requirements.

  • American Business, No. 35850 - 2002
  • American Cultures, No. 35851 - 2005
  • American Heritage, No. 35852 - 2005
  • American Labor, No. 35853 - 2006
  • Animal Science, No. 35854 - 2006
  • Archaeology, No. 35855 - 2006
  • Archery, No. 35856 - 2004
  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture, No. 35857 - 2010
  • Art, No. 35858 - 2006
  • Astronomy, No. 35859 - 2010
  • Athletics, No. 35860 - 2006
  • Automotive Maintenance, No. 35861 - 2008
  • Aviation, No. 35862 - 2006
  • Backpacking, No. 35863 - 2007
  • Basketry, No. 35864 - 2003
  • Bird Study, No. 35865 - 2005
  • Bugling (see Music)
  • Camping, No. 35866 - 2005
  • Canoeing, No. 35867 - 2004
  • Chemistry, No. 35868 - 2004
  • Cinematography, No. 35869 - 2008
  • Citizenship in the Community, No. 35870 - 2005
  • Citizenship in the Nation, No. 35871 - 2005
  • Citizenship in the World, No. 35872 - 2005
  • Climbing, No. 35873 - 2006
  • Coin Collecting, No. 35874 - 2008
  • Collections, No. 35875 - 2008
  • Communications, No. 35876 - 2009
  • Composite Materials, No. 35877 - 2006
  • Computers, No. 35878 - 2009
  • Cooking, No. 35879 - 2007
  • Crime Prevention, No. 35880 - 2005
  • Cycling, No. 35881 - 2003
  • Dentistry, No. 35882 - 2006
  • Disabilities Awareness, No. 35883 - 2005
  • Dog Care, No. 35884 - 2003
  • Drafting, No. 35885 - 2008
  • Electricity, No. 35886 - 2004
  • Electronics, No. 35887 - 2004
  • Emergency Preparedness, No. 35888 - 2008
  • Energy, No. 35889 - 2005
  • Engineering, No. 35890 - 2008
  • Entrepreneurship, No. 35891 - 2006
  • Environmental Science, No. 35892 - 2006
  • Family Life, No. 35893 - 2005
  • Farm Mechanics, No. 35894 - 2008
  • Fingerprinting, No. 35895 - 2003
  • Fire Safety, No. 35896 - 2004
  • First Aid, No. 35897 - 2007
  • Fish and Wildlife Management, No. 35898 - 2004
  • Fishing, No. 35899 - 2009
  • Fly-Fishing, No. 35900 - 2009
  • Forestry, No. 35901 - 2005
  • Gardening, No. 35902 - 2002
  • Genealogy, No. 35903 - 2005
  • Geocaching, - 2010
  • Geology, No. 35904 - 2005
  • Golf, No. 35905 - 2002
  • Graphic Arts, No. 35906 - 2006
  • Hiking, No. 35907 - 2007
  • Home Repairs, No. 35908 - 2009
  • Horsemanship, No. 35909 - 2003
  • Indian Lore, No. 35910 - 2008
  • Insect Study, No. 35911 - 2008
  • Inventing, - 2010
  • Journalism, No. 35912 - 2006
  • Landscape Architecture, (see Architecture)
  • Law, No. 35913 - 2003
  • Leatherwork, No. 35914 - 2002
  • Lifesaving, No. 35915 - 2008
  • Mammal Study, No. 35916 - 2003
  • Medicine, No. 35917 - 2009
  • Metalwork, No. 35918 - 2007
  • Model Design and Building, No. 35919 - 2010
  • Motorboating, No. 35920 - 2008
  • Music and Bugling, No. 35921 - 2010
  • Nature, No. 35922 - 2003
  • Nuclear Science, No. 35923 - 2010
  • Oceanography, No. 35924 - 2009
  • Orienteering, No. 35925 - 2003
  • Painting, No. 35926 - 2008
  • Personal Fitness, No. 35927 - 2006
  • Personal Management, No. 35928 - 2003
  • Pets, No. 35929 - 2003
  • Photography, No. 35930 - 2005
  • Pioneering, No. 35931 - 2006
  • Plant Science, No. 35932 - 2005
  • Plumbing, No. 35933 - 2004
  • Pottery, No. 35934 - 2008
  • Public Health, No. 35935 - 2005
  • Public Speaking, No. 35936 - 2002
  • Pulp and Paper, No. 35937 - 2006
  • Radio, No. 35938 - 2008
  • Railroading, No. 35939 - 2003
  • Reading, No. 35940 - 2003
  • Reptile and Amphibian Study, No. 35941 - 2005
  • Rifle Shooting, No. 35942 - 2001
  • Rowing, No. 35943 - 2006
  • Safety, No. 35944 - 2006
  • Salesmanship, No. 35945 - 2003
  • Scholarship, No. 35946 - 2004
  • Scouting Heritage, No. 35970 (2010)
  • Scuba Diving, No. 35969 (2009) 
  • Sculpture, No. 35947 - 2007
  • Shotgun Shooting, No. 35948 - 2005
  • Skating, No. 35949 - 2005
  • Small-Boat Sailing, No. 35950 - 2004
  • Snow Sports, No. 35951 - 2007
  • Soil and Water Conservation, No. 35952 - 2004
  • Space Exploration, No. 35953 - 2004
  • Sports, No. 35954 - 2006
  • Stamp Collecting, No. 35955 - 2007
  • Surveying, No. 35956 - 2004
  • Swimming, No. 35957 - 2008
  • Textile, No. 35958 - 2003
  • Theater, No. 35959 - 2005
  • Traffic Safety, No. 35960 - 2006
  • Truck Transportation, No. 35961 - 2005
  • Veterinary Medicine, No. 35962 - 2005
  • Water Sports, No. 35963 - 2007
  • Weather, No. 35964 - 2006
  • Whitewater, No. 35965 - 2005
  • Wilderness Survival, No. 35966 - 2007
  • Wood Carving, No. 35967 - 2006
  • Woodwork, No. 35968 - 2003