Blue Card Process for Summer Camp
Merit Badge Sash, High Adventure Patches

Blue Cards Process for Summer Camp 2023 

How to fill up Hard Copy Blue Cards

Fig 1. Front of Blue Card 

Fig 2. Back of Blue Card 

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Merit Badge Pamphlets 

Merit badge pamphlets are guidebooks to assist Scouts in completing merit badge requirements.  Use of pamphlets is not mandatory but are highly recommended and are a great source of information.  Our troop has a collection of pamphlets that you can borrow.  See the Troop Librarian if interested.  You can also purchase your own from the Scout Store in  Southborough MA or order online from

Merit Badge Workbooks

Merit badge workbooks are forms Scouts can use to organize notes and document their work.  These can be downloaded from the merit badge requirement link on the right. Workbooks can either be printed out completed with pen/pencil or you can type right into them on a computer and then print it.  Workbooks are not required for some merit badges but we highly recommend using them to stay organized.

Digital Merit Badge Pamphlets NEW!

The BSA has recently introduced new digital pamphlets for about 20 merit badges including all of the Eagle Required merit badges.  These are interactive versions of the traditional paper pamphlets. They contain more material than the printed pamphlet, as well as multimedia and interactive content and can be used from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Click here to watch an informational YouTube video about the new Digital Merit Badge pamphlets.

Merit Badge Sash

The merit badge sash is like a trophy case you can wear.  The sash is the place to display merit badges and activity or special event patches and insignia.  Each tiny circle represents one of more than 130 interest areas a Boy Scout has conquered.

Sash's may be purchased online from or at the Scout Store in Southborough.  

High Adventure Patches 

Placed them on right-sleeve of the Class-A Scout shirt below the Patrol patch.

Eagle Required Merit Badges

A sub-group of 18 merit badges are known as the Eagle Required merit badges. To earn Eagle Scout, most of these badges must be earned although some are "either/or" badges.  The Eagle required merit badges are:

Merit Badges

* Eagle Required Merit Badges

Digital Pamphlet Available