Merit Badges

NoBeBoSco offers you the chance to earn 49 merit badges while in camp. For a full list of merit badges, prerequisites, and and schedules, please see our Leader's Guide under resources.

First Class Adventure

First Class Adventure (or FCA) is our program for new scouts. Scouts work to earn requirements for the Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. They also go on a hike, spend time at the archery and rifle ranges, and have time to work on merit badges.

What to Bring to Camp

  • Sleeping bag or blankets, mattress 
  • Poncho
  • Hiking Boots 
  • Sneakers
  • Complete Summer Uniforms, including shorts / socks 
  • Warm Jacket
  • Toilet Kit (soap, toothbrush, comb, etc.) 
  • Towels
  • Sleeping Clothes 
  • Socks
  • Underwear 
  • T-Shirts
  • Shorts 
  • Swim Suit
  • At least 1 pair of long pants 
  • Boy Scout Handbook (Available at the TP)
  • Flashlight 
  • Scout Knife
  • Pillow if desired 
  • Air Mattress / Foam Cushion
  • Backpack (if needed) 
  • Insect Repellent
  • Fishing Equipment if desired
  • Pen, Pencil, Paper
  • Merit Badge Books 
  • Medical Form
  • Props for troop / patrol skits 
  • Trading Post Spending Money ($25 - $35)
  • No Cell Phones or iPhones!
  • iPods and other music players are at your leader's discretion