What’s in store in 2024?

Updated 3/18/2024

As we do every summer, we have updated our program schedule – rotating out less popular badges and rotating in new ones.

We have a few notable changes for the upcoming summer.

  • New! (3/18/2024) We’re adding a Marriott Midweek Morning on Wednesday mornings! Morning badges and activities will now be running Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Marriott Midweek Morning is a break from the hustle and bustle of regular camp programming. Units are encouraged to spend their morning on a hike, going for a swim, shooting at the range, or participating in a service project. New Scout Quest will be running the 5 mile hike for Second Class requirement 3b during this time. Scouts taking ATV, Climbing Merit Badge, and Goshen Vets will still have those programs running during this time.
  • New! (3/18/2024) As part of this, some of the classes at Scoutcraft and The Guild have rearranged and/or lengthened to guarantee instructional time. Additional sections have been added for Communication and Environmental Science. Salesmanship and Entrepreneurship are moving from Eagle’s Eyrie to – excitingly! – the Trading Post. Unfortunately, Safety, Fire Safety, and Energy were cut during the changes to prioritize more popular badges.
  • As requested, we have added more free swim times in the afternoon and evening to give everyone a chance to splash in the lake.
  • Due to lack of attendance at the 11am free shoot sessions and the need for more routine maintenance time on the firearms, bows, and arrows, the 9am sections for Shooting Sports have slid forward to 10am and 9am is now dedicated equipment maintenance time. Feel free to stop by and fletch a few arrows or chat with the staff (as long as you don’t distract them!)
  • We’re trying something a little different with Archery’s format. Rather than having two sections for two hours each, like the other Shooting Sports badges, we’re going down to four different sections, each at one hour blocks with smaller class sizes.
  • Based on how some badges went this past summer, we’re changing a few class lengths. Pioneering is going back to a longer block and Automotive Maintenance is decreasing to a 1 hour block. Metalwork needed a little more time, and will be increasing to hour and a half blocks.

Get the full list of new for 2024 badges and activities below and be sure to download the full program schedule and New Scout Quest schedule in the Downloads section to start planning your summer!

New Ecology Merit Badges

Fish & Wildlife Management
Nuclear Science
Pulp & Paper

New Scoutcraft Merit Badges

Exploration (previously offered at Ecology)

New Merit Badges at The Guild


New Merit Badges at the Trading Post

Entrepreneurship (previously offered at Eagle’s Eyrie)
Salesmanship (previously offered at Eagle’s Eyrie)