Merit Badges

Build your own summer adventure. Woodruff Scout Camp is the perfect place to knock out your Merit Badge requirements. Our expert merit badge staff is here to help you achieve your goals and knock out your merit badge requirements.

All of our merit badge classes are listed below by camp area.

Eagle-Required Merit Badges are listed in bold. Pre-requisites and additional costs are listed in parentheses.

Adventure Zone

Those Scouts BSA and Venturers looking for an exciting and unique experience this summer should look no further than the Adventure Zone. Badges taught in this area are rare and highly sought after by those Scouts BSA looking to get every merit badge they can.

  • Horsemanship($45)
  • Metalwork
  • Woodwork


With the equipment and facilities at Woodruff, Scouts BSA can participate in many aquatics activities that otherwise might not be available through their regular troop program. Activities include Swimming Lessons, Mile Swim, Paddle Boarding, Open Boating and Swimming, BSA Lifeguard, and the Merit Badges listed below:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Lifesaving
  • Motorboating
  • Rowing
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Sports
  • Whitewater (Requires Kayaking MB, or Canoeing MB, or Kayaking BSA. $45)

COPE / Climbing

A Scout is brave, for many Scouts BSA and Venturers, an important act of bravery is climbing and rappelling down the tower at summer camp. Scouts BSA and Venturers at Woodruff have the opportunity to climb and rappel on our fifty-foot tower during Open Climb and in the process of earning their Climbing merit badge.

  • Climbing

Field Sports

Scouts promise to stay physically strong and they can fulfill that promise in the Field Sports area. Offering two Eagle Required merit badges, Field Sports is a key destination for Scouts BSA looking to get active during their stay at Woodruff.

  • Athletics
  • Cycling
  • Personal Fitness
  • Sports


For those Scouts feeling creative, Woodruff offers a number of merit badges that should inspire new talents. The Handicraft area is the hub of all arts and creative projects from sculptures to short films created during Summer Camp.

  • Art
  • Basketry (Approximately $15 in kits from Trading Post)
  • Chess
  • Fingerprinting
  • Indian Lore (Approximately $10-20 in kits from Trading Post)
  • Leatherwork (Approximately $10-15 in kits from Trading Post)
  • Photography
  • Moviemaking
  • Pottery
  • Salesmanship (Approximately $5 additional fee)
  • Sculpture
  • Woodcarving (Approximately $10 in kits from Trading Post)


Scouting has always taken place in the outdoors. The nature area houses some of Scouting's oldest merit badges and helps our Scouts appreciate the natural world around them.

  • Archeology
  • Astronomy
  • Bird Study
  • Environmental Science
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Reptile & Amphibian Study
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Space Exploration ($14 in kits from Trading Post)
  • Weather

Outdoor Skills

From the basics of pitching a tent to the skills needed in the event of a natural disaster, Scouts will learn how to be prepared for anything at Outdoor Skills.

  • Camping
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communications
  • Cooking
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • First Aid
  • Orienteering
  • Pioneering
  • Wilderness Survival

Shooting Sports

Sharp-shooting Scouts BSA will feel right at home on our three professionally-run shooting ranges. Certified instructors run open shooting times and teach merit badge classes on each of our ranges.

  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Shotgun Shooting


The STEM area is all about innovation. Scouts excited by science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be able to build robots, design games and learn about new technological fields in this area.

  • Digital Technology
  • Game Design
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Welding (Limit one Scout per Troop)