how to earn a Merit Badge 

1. Meet with any troop 531 scoutmaster, get a blue card signed
AZ Troop 531 MB Blue Card FRONT.PNG

Scoutmasters might have a recommended MB counselor

2. research the merit badge booklet, meet with a mb counselor
3. work with counselor, meet requirements, get counselor signature on back of blue card (TIP: take picture of card)
AZ Troop 531 MB Blue Card BACK.PNG
4. turn in blue card signed by your mb counselor at a troop meeting and get any troop 531 scoutmaster's signature 
(TIP: keep applicant's record in a safe place)
(TIP: if only completing "part" of the requirements, be sure to fill in for your MB counselor what requirement numbers are done and get their sign-off for those portions you have completed. Troop 531 Scouts must complete blue card, NOT the MB counselor)
AZ Troop 531 MB Partial Progress Record

Merit Badge Booklets

Eagle Required Merit Badges

Camping Merit Badge
Camping Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]

Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge
Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.2 MB]

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.7 MB]

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.4 MB]

Communication Merit Badge
Communication Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.1 MB]

Cooking Merit Badge
Cooking Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.8 MB]

Cycling Merit Badge
Cycling Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.1 MB]

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge
Emergency_Preparedness Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [447.3 KB]

Environmental Science Merit Badge
Environmental Science Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.0 MB]

Family Life Merit Badge
Family Life Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.0 MB]

First Aid Merit Badge
First Aid Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.1 MB]

Hiking Merit Badge
Hiking Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]

Lifesaving Merit Badge
Lifesaving Merit Badge Booklet.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [3.9 MB]

Personal Fitness Merit Badge
Personal Fitness Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.6 MB]

Personal Management Merit Badge
Personal Management Merit BadgeBooklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.6 MB]

Sustainability Merit Badge
Sustainability Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [30.8 MB]

Swimming Merit Badge
Swimming Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.0 MB]

elective Merit Badges

American Labor Merit Badge
American_Labor_Booklet 2006.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Animal Science Merit Badge
Animal Science Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [17.4 MB]

Archaeology Merit Badge
Archaeology Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [25.0 MB]

Archery Merit Badge
Archery Merit Badge Booklet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.5 MB]

Architecture Merit Badge
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.5 MB]

Art Merit Badge
Art Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.1 MB]

Astronomy Merit Badge
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet 35859.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.1 MB]

Athletics Merit Badge
Athletics Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.9 MB]

Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge
Automotive Maintenance Pamphlet 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [18.4 MB]

Aviation Merit Badge
Aviation Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.8 MB]

Backpacking Merit Badge
Backpacking Merit Badge Pamphlet 2035863[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [5.7 MB]

Basketry Merit Badge
Basketry Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.4 MB]

Bird Study Merit Badge
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet 35865.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [6.2 MB]

Bugling Merit Badge
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet copy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.6 MB]

Canoeing Merit Badge
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet 35867.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.2 MB]

Chemistry Merit Badge
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.6 MB]

Chess Merit Badge
Chess Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.2 MB]

Cinematography Merit Badge
Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.4 MB]

Climbing Merit Badge
Climbing Merit Badge Pamphlet 35873.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 MB]

Coin Collecting Merit Badge
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.2 MB]

Collections Merit Badge
Collections Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.5 MB]

Composite Materials Merit Badge
Composite_Materials_2006.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]

Computers Merit Badge
Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.3 MB]

Crime Prevention Merit Badge
Crime Prevention Merit Badge Pamphlet.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [8.2 MB]

Dentistry Merit Badge
Dentistry_2006.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

Digital Technology Merit Badge
Digital Technology Merit Badge Pamphlet.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [16.8 MB]

Drafting Merit Badge
Drafting Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.5 MB]

Electricity Merit Badge
Electricity Merit Badge Pamphlet 35886.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.9 MB]

Electronics Merit Badge
Electronics Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.7 MB]

Energy Merit Badge
Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet 35889.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.3 MB]

Engineering Merit Badge
Engineering Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [12.2 MB]

Entrepreneurship Merit Badge
Entrepreneurship_2006.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]

Fingerprinting Merit Badge
Fingerprinting Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 MB]

Fire Safety Merit Badge
Fire Safety Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.1 MB]

Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge
Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [3.5 MB]

Fishing Merit Badge
Fishing Merit Badge Pamphlet 35899.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.0 MB]

Fly-Fishing Merit Badge
Fly-Fishing Merit Badge Pamphlet 35900.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [6.4 MB]

Forestry Merit Badge
Forestry Merit Badge Pamphlet 35901.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.2 MB]

Game Design Merit Badge
Game Design Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [17.3 MB]

Genealogy Merit Badge
Genealogy Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [13.1 MB]

Geocaching Merit Badge
Geocaching 35836.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

Geology Merit Badge
Geology Merit Badge Pamphlet 35904.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.3 MB]

Golf Merit Badge
Golf Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.9 MB]

Graphic Arts Merit Badge
Graphic Arts Merit Badge Workbook.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.7 MB]

Home Repairs Merit Badge
Home Repairs Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [16.5 MB]

Horsemanship Merit Badge
Horsemanship Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [14.3 MB]

Indian Lore Merit Badge
Indian Lore Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.5 MB]

Insect Study Merit Badge
Insect Study Merit Badge Pamphlet 35911.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [5.3 MB]

Inventing Merit Badge
Inventing_Merit_Badge.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.7 MB]

Journalism Merit Badge
Journalism_2006.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]

Kayaking Merit Badge
kayaking_merit_badge_pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.8 MB]

Landscape Architecture Merit Badge
Landscape Architecture Merit Badge Pamph[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]

Law Merit Badge
Law Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [17.9 MB]

Leather-work Merit Badge
Leatherwork Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.3 MB]

Mammal Study Merit Badge
Mammal Study Merit Badge Pamphlet 35916.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [2.6 MB]

Medicine Merit Badge
Medicine Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [26.1 MB]

Model Design and Building Merit Badge
Model Design and Building Merit Badge Pa[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [7.6 MB]

Motor-boating Merit Badge
Motorboating Merit Badge Pamphlet 35920.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [5.3 MB]

Music Merit Badge
Music Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.6 MB]

Nature Merit Badge
Nature Merit Badge Pamphlet 35922.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 MB]

Oceanography Merit Badge
Oceanography Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [21.1 MB]

Orienteering Merit Badge
Orienteering MB 35925_low.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [21.6 MB]

Painting Merit Badge
Painting Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.6 MB]

Pets Merit Badge
Pets Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.4 MB]

Photography Merit Badge
Photography Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]

Pioneering Merit Badge
Pioneering Merit Badge Pamphlet 35931.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [9.4 MB]

Plant Science Merit Badge
Plant Science Merit Badge Pamphlet 35932[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [5.9 MB]

Plumbing Merit Badge
Plumbing Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.8 MB]

Public Speaking Merit Badge
Public Speaking Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.2 MB]

Pulp & Paper Merit Badge
Pulp Paper Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]

Radio Merit Badge
Radio Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [16.5 MB]

Railroading Merit Badge
Railroading Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.0 MB]

Reading Merit Badge
Reading Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [46.0 MB]

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge
Reptile_and_AmphibianStudy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.2 MB]

Rifle Shooting Merit Badge
Rifle Shooting Merit Badge Pamphlet 3594[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [8.6 MB]

Rowing Merit Badge
Rowing Merit Badge Pamphlet 35943.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.6 MB]

Safety Merit Badge
Safety_2006.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]

Salesmanship Merit Badge
Salesmanship Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]

Scouting Heritage Merit Badge
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge Pamphlet.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [17.2 MB]

Sculpture Merit Badge
Sculpture Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.0 MB]

Search and Rescue Merit Badge
Search and Rescue Merit Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [31.8 MB]

Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge
Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge Pamphlet 35[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.2 MB]

Signs, Signals and Codes 2015 620095
Signs_Signals_and_Codes2015.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [23.3 MB]

Skating Merit Badge
Skating Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.9 MB]

Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge
Small-boat Sailing Merit Badge Pamphlet [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [7.9 MB]

Snow Sports Merit Badge
Snow Sports Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.3 MB]

Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge
Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.9 MB]

Space Exploration Merit Badge
Space Exploration Merit Badge Pamphlet.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [9.6 MB]

Stamp Collecting Merit Badge
Stamp_Collecting_2007.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.7 MB]

Traffic Safety Merit Badge
Traffic Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.3 MB]

Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge
Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge Pamphlet[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [8.8 MB]

Water Sports Merit Badge
Water Sports Merit Badge Pamphlet 35963.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.5 MB]

Weather Merit Badge
Weather Merit Badge Pamphlet 35964.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.2 MB]

Welding Merit Badge
Welding Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [22.2 MB]

Whitewater Merit Badge
Whitewater Merit Badge Pamphlet 35965.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.1 MB]

Wilderness Survival Merit Badge
Wilderness Survival Merit Badge Pamphlet[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [4.9 MB]

Wood Carving Merit Badge
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.1 MB]

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