Attention Parents

Troop 10 needs your help! The only way for us to offer a wide variety of merit badges is for YOU to share your time and experience in an area of interest. Please review the list of merit badges and choose one or two that you can be a counselor for. The "eagle-required" badges are particularly important.

You can find the latest badge requirements on line at along with helpful worksheets, links, etc.  Each badge also has a printed merit badge booklet available at the Council store or we may have a copy in the Troop library.

You can find a guide for Merit Badge counseling here and download an orientation sheet here.

To get started, you must first take online Youth Protection Training. Then contact Peggy Pelosi to get registered with BSA and attach the Merit Badge Counselor Information Form.

Other Merit Badge Opportunities

National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center offers Citizenship in the Nation*, Law, and American Heritage merit badges several times per year.

Upcoming dates are: October 27, 2018, November 17, 2018 & March 23, 2019.

Click here for details.

NJ State Museum

The NJ State Museum (just across the Calhoun Street Bridge) offers the Astronomy and Geology, and Archaeology Merit Badges.

Upcoming dates are: October 20, 2018.

Click here for details.

Merit Badges

Merit badges are an important aspect of the scouting program. There are currently over 120 different merit badges allowing a scout to learn about a very wide variety of sports, crafts, arts, sciences, trades, etc. A small subset of these are "Eagle Required" meaning they are required for advancement to Star, Life, and Eagle Scout ranks. The latest list of merit badges and their requirements can be found at:

Important: Merit badges are not self-study. All merit badges must be worked on with a registered merit badge counselor. The first step is to ask the Scoutmaster to sign a "blue card" and refer you to a merit badge counselor.

Merit Badge Booklets

Merit Badge booklets are available for all merit badges. Some counselors require these to be read while working on a badge. New booklets cost $5 each. Used booklets from the troop library are $2 each (if available) or scouts may trade in one booklet for another from the library. Please help your fellow scouts save by donating or trading your used booklets.