Scouts BSA Merit Badge Weeks

Merit Badge Counselor - Southern Sierra Council

About Specialty Weeks

Join us at Camp Snyder for the 4th year of our Scouts BSA Program! In 2023 Scouts earned over 700 Merit Badges during this amazing camp.

Camp Snyder has awesome facilities. Among those are our Woodshop, our STEM facility, swimming pool, archery and air rifle ranges, as well as the Scouterhorn climbing tower. We have created our Scouts BSA Specialty program with all the activities Scouts expect from a summer camp. Want to earn your Woodworking Merit Badge? Want to learn about Drones or spend some time in our STEM lab. Do you need to learn basic Scouting skills to advance in rank, like how to start a fire, prepare an outdoor meal or safely use a knife and axe. Come out and spend a week of your summer with us.

Have newly bridged scouts looking for rank advancement skills training and knowledge instruction for obtaining Tenderfoot, Second Class and First Class ranks try our Green Bar Bill Program. It’s Perfect for new Scouts! NOTE: Green Bar Bill will be offered on Week 1 in 2024.

Combine your interest in merit badges with camping, dining, swimming, boating, and many other summer camp favorites.

There are two attendance options: 1) Stay at Camp Snyder from Sunday – Saturday, complete your merit badges & enjoy a series of fun evening activities or 2) choose to attend from 9-5 Monday-Friday as a day-only participant for the merit badges class and rank advancement sessions.

Individual Scouts BSA (ages 11 – 17)

Sunday afternoon – Saturday morning

Merit Badge Program

Merit Badge Registration will open April 17, 2024 @ 10AM

We plan to offer a wide range of Outdoor Merit Badges and Specialty Merit Badges. Classes sizes will be small.

The 2024 Merit Badge Catalog is available now – See forms and downloads at the bottom of this page!

A sampling of our previous offerings are listed below. Eagle-required badges are in bold.

Eagle Required

Cit. in the Community

Citizenship in the Nation

Citizenship in the World

Communication

Emergency Preparedness

First Aid

Aquatics

Canoeing

Lifesaving

Rowing

Swimming

The Range

Archery

Rifle Shooting

Nature

Nature

Environmental Science

Fishing

Forestry

Geology

Plant Science

STEM

Aviation

Nuclear Science

Photography

Robotics

Space Exploration

Weather

Michael’s Woodshop

Woodworking

Scout Skills

Geocaching

Pioneering

Orienteering

and more…

American Cultures

American Heritage

Architecture

Climbing

Energy

Plumbing

Meet your 2024 Directors

Camp Director

Mohammad Qadri

Program Director

Bio – coming soon

Want to be part of our awesome summer staff?

2024 Dates & Rates

The merit badge catalog will be finalized by March of 2024 and Merit badge registration will open on April 17th.

We will be accepting applications for Camperships in Spring of 2024

Session 1 Session 2

July 14 – July 20, 2024 July 21 – July 27, 2024

Resident Camper PriceDay Camper PriceAdult PriceIf paid by…
Early Bird$470$370$230April 14
On Time$500$400$270May 12
Late$530$430After May 12

1 Leader is FREE with a Troop registration of 5 or more Scouts. Units who plan to send 5 or more scouts must provide a minimum of 1 adult leader per 5 scouts to chaperone in their campsite.

Interested in teaching Merit Badges or staying as a Provisional ASM please reach out to Camp.Snyder@Scouting.org

Get more information about registration on the main Summer Camp page.

Event Cancellation Policy:

All units are encouraged to find a replacement for Cub Scouts and Adults who must cancel. See the NCAC refund policy at the bottom of the primary summer camp page for more details.