Scouts who have registered for the following badges at Merit Badge College must follow the pre-requisite instructions listed below:
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Mining in Society
Locate the pre-requisites for your merit badge on the council website at www.nepabsa.org. All pre-requisites appear in bold type.
Create a Microsoft Word document (file) titled with your name and that of the merit badge, for example: LawMeritBadge-StevenSmith
Determine those pre-requisites which require you to “write” or “list” something to complete it and prepare them for emailing as outlined here.
Pre-requisites 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.
Type each ‘written’ merit badge pre-requisite and corresponding answer in the Word document. Answers should be composed by you. Counselors will not accept language that you have simply copied and pasted from a reference source.
Print out and bring with you hard copies of the written work that you emailed. Be prepared to submit this to your counselor when/if asked.
You must e-mail your completed pre-requisites to the above address no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. You may not be able to earn your merit badge at Merit Badge College unless your counselor receives your pre-requisites by January 7th.
Please contact the Scout Service Center at (570) 207-1227 x225 if you have any questions about this pre-requisite process. Thank you.