Tag Archives: Camping Merit Badge

By Maloree Anderson
Oct 04, 2017

Camping: A Scoutmaster’s Secret Weapon

Sometimes it can be intimidating to be called as a Scoutmaster. Especially if you don’t have any previous Scouting experience. Have no fear for you have a secret weapon: Camping! Camping is the ‘outing’ of Scouting and a critical element of the Scouting program. In this article you will learn the Who, What, When, Where, Why, […]

By Kimball Vaughn
Sep 27, 2017

To All Scouts Who Didn’t Come to the Merit Badge Adventure at Camp JJ: “You Missed Out!”

9 out of 10, that’s how three Scouts rated their experience at the Merit Badge Adventure at Camp Jeremiah Johnson this past weekend. Over 20 young men and their fathers huddled together in the unusually cold September weather, made friends and earned merit badges. On one side of Camp JJ, 11-14 year-old boys learned the basics […]

By Utah National Parks Council
Jul 22, 2014

Camping Merit Badge Requirement #9 (a)

There have been many discussions on requirement 9a of the camping merit badge. Most of these revolve around “What constitutes long term camping.” We need to consider the why of the requirement. Simply stated, the requirement reads: Camp a total of at least 20 nights at designated Scouting activities or events.* One long-term camping experience […]