MBC Prerequisites
All prerequisites be completed prior to Merit Badge College
and are due by 5pm Wednesday, January 3.

Most Merit Badges at Merit Badge College have prerequisites requirements. Scouts must follow the prerequisite instructions listed below:

  1. Locate the prerequisites for your merit badge on the council website. All prerequisites appear in bold, blue type.
  2. Create a Word or PDF document (file) titled with your name and that of the merit badge, for example: LawMeritBadge-StevenSmith.docx or LawMeritBadge-StevenSmith.pdf
  3. Determine those prerequisites which require you to “write” or “list” something to complete it and prepare them for emailing as outlined here.
  4. Prerequisites that ask you to bring a ‘kit’, a ‘model’, ‘drawing’, ‘photos’ or a ‘verification’, for example, do not need to be emailed, but rather brought along with you to Merit Badge College.
  5. Type each ‘written’ merit badge prerequisite and corresponding answer in the Word or PDF document. Answers should be composed by you! Counselors will not accept language that you have simply copied and pasted from a reference source!
  6. Once you have completed all written prerequisites for the merit badge, email them in a single Word or PDF document, as an attachment, to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Make sure you identify who you are and what Merit Badge the submission is for in your email message or subject line. Please send all requirements for the same merit badge together in one email attachment, do not send each requirement separately. However, do send separate emails for different merit badges. You will receive a confirmation message stating your email has been received.

All prerequisites be completed prior to Merit Badge College and are due by 5pm Wednesday, January 3.


Please contact the Scout Service Center at (570) 207-1227 x225 if you have any questions about this prerequisite process. Thank you.

Merit Badge College
January 6, 2018

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