Troop 530 Unit Numerals With 55 Year Anniversary Strip Boy Scout
Troop 530
Tualatin, Oregon
Troop 530 Campfire Patch

Merit Badges

The goal of the merit badge program is to expand a Scout's areas of interest and to encourage the Scout to meet and work with adults in a chosen subject. Merit badges are earned by a Scout working with a registered merit badge counselor. The Scout is required to contact a counselor via the Troop Scoutmaster to arrange for times and places to meet with the counselor. When the Scout completes the work on the merit badge the counselor will inform the Scoutmaster that the Scout has completed the requirements for that badge. Merit Badges earned will be presented to the Scout during the Troop's Court of Honor.

Each parent of a Troop 530 Scout is encouraged to become a trained merit badge counselor. Information for merit badge counselors can be found in the Merit Badge Counselor Instructors Guide and the Merit Badge Couselor Application. In addition, meritbadge.org is a great resource for everything relating to merit badges.

The list below identifies each of the merit badges available through the Boy Scouts of America and whether Troop 530 offers a merit badge counselor for each. Optional merit badge worksheets can help Scouts organize notes, listen actively, and document their work.

Eagle Required Counselor
CAMPING Yes
CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY Yes
CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION Yes
CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD Yes
COMMUNICATIONS Yes
CYCLING Yes
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Yes
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE Yes
  
Eagle Required Counselor
FAMILY LIFE Yes
FIRST AID Yes
HIKING Yes
LIFESAVING Yes
PERSONAL FITNESS Yes
PERSONAL MANAGEMENT Yes
SWIMMING Yes

Electives Counselor
American Business Yes
American Culture Yes
American Heritage Yes
American Labor Yes
Animal Science Yes
Archaeology Yes
Archery Yes
Architecture Yes
Art Yes
Astronomy Yes
Athletics Yes
Atomic Energy Yes
Auto-Mechanics Yes
Aviation Yes
Backpacking Yes
Basketry No
Bird Study Yes
Bugling Yes
Canoeing Yes
Chemistry Yes
Cinematography No
Climbing No
Coin Collecting Yes
Collections Yes
Composite Materials No
Computers Yes
Cooking Yes
Crime Prevention No
Dentistry No
Disabilities Awareness Yes
Dog Care Yes
Drafting Yes
Electricity Yes
Electronics Yes
Energy Yes
Engineering Yes
Entrepreneurship Yes
Farm Mechanics Yes
Fingerprinting No
Fire Safety No
Fish and Wildlife Management Yes
Fishing No
Fly Fishing Yes
Forestry Yes
Gardening Yes
Genealogy No
Geology Yes
Golf Yes
Graphic Arts Yes
Home Repairs Yes
Horsemanship Yes
Indian Lore No
Insect Study No
Journalism Yes
Electives Counselor
Landscape Architecture Yes
Law Yes
Leatherwork No
Mammal Study Yes
Medicine Yes
Metalwork Yes
Model Design and Building Yes
Motorboating Yes
Music Yes
Nature Yes
Nuclear Science Yes
Oceanography Yes
Orienteering Yes
Painting Yes
Pets Yes
Photography Yes
Pioneering Yes
Plant Science Yes
Plumbing Yes
Pottery No
Public Health Yes
Public Speaking Yes
Pulp and Paper Yes
Radio No
Railroading Yes
Reading Yes
Reptile and Amphibian Study Yes
Rifle Shooting Yes
Rowing Yes
Safety Yes
Salesmanship Yes
Scholarship Yes
Sculpture No
Shotgun Shooting Yes
Skating Yes
Small-Boat Sailing No
Snow Sports Yes
Soil and Water Conservation Yes
Space Exploration Yes
Sports Yes
Stamp Collecting Yes
Surveying Yes
Textile No
Theater Yes
Traffic Safety Yes
Truck Transportation No
Veterinary Medicine Yes
Water Skiing No
Weather Yes
Whitewater Yes
Wilderness Survival Yes
Wood Carving No
Woodwork No