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Scuba Merit Badge Helps and Documents

Scouts safely explore the underwater world while doing the requirements for the Scuba merit badge. They learn about aquatic ecosystems and earn their Open Water Diver Certification. Scouts also investigate career opportunities related to the scuba industry.

Get the Scuba Merit Badge pamphlet

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Scuba Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for Scuba Merit Badge

Printable note sheet for Scuba Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for all Scouts BSA merit badges

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