Updated merit badge pamphlets now available through Amazon Kindle

Scouts are resourceful. So, while your troop may not be able to go on a weekend campout together during the COVID-19 pandemic, this time could be ideal to learn how to play a new game or work on the car or prepare a first aid kit for the family.

NOVEMBER 2022 UPDATE: As many of our readers have noticed, most of the BSA’s merit badge pamphlets have been removed from the Amazon Kindle platform. We apologize for the inconvenience. We don’t have an update yet on if and when they will return. However, the good news is you can download ebook versions of every merit badge pamphlet directly through the official Scout Shop website. We will keep this story updated as needed with the latest news on the BSA’s efforts to make merit badge pamphlets and other literature available in both electronic and print versions.

We’ve previously shared a Scouter’s suggestion of merit badges that can be worked on from home and Scout Shop resources for some of those badges. Another resource you and your Scouts now have are digital merit badge pamphlets, available through Amazon Kindle.

You can download the electronic reader application on your phone or tablet. Each digital pamphlet costs $4.99, the same price as hard-copy pamphlets. They’re compatible with any electronic device; they do not include interactive or enhanced content. You can also find digital handbooks and other leader resources in the BSA’s Amazon Kindle library.

Now live on Kindle

Bookmark the BSA’s Kindle library and keep checking back as more pamphlets will be uploaded in the coming weeks. Here’s what’s available as of this posting:

MORE ADDED – UPDATED APRIL 28, 2020

MORE ADDED – UPDATED APRIL 30, 2020

MORE ADDED – UPDATED MAY 4, 2020

MORE ADDED – UPDATED MAY 19, 2020

MORE ADDED – UPDATED JUNE 11, 2020

Digital memberships, audio options and digital copy bundles aren’t available at this time. If there are updates made to a pamphlet, you’ll need to purchase the updated version. Kindle versions are the same as the most current pamphlets available in print. For any updated requirements, click here.

You can always purchase hard-copy merit badge pamphlets through ScoutShop.org.

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Michael Freeman, an Eagle Scout, is an associate editor of Scout Life and Scouting magazines.