Susquehanna, Mayflower, Juniata Valley, Washington Crossing, Five Rivers, Westmoreland Fayette and Baden Powell Councils are excited to offer for the 2nd year, an alternative summer camping experience in 2021 – Camp in a Box 2021.

Camp-in-a-Box 2021 provides the opportunity to select from 45 merit badge offerings (tentatively) and/or participation in the New Scout Program.

The Scout will have the opportunity to complete all or most of the requirements for each merit badge offered. Seventeen of the merit badge offerings provide the Scout the opportunity to complete all of the requirements to earn the merit badge. Twenty-eight of the merit badge offerings provide the Scout the opportunity to complete most of the requirements to earn the merit badge but will require completion of selected requirements after Camp-in-a-Box. After Camp-in-a-Box, some councils may provide in-person opportunities to complete some of the remaining requirements, but not all. Thus, the Scout will likely have to coordinate with a local counselor to complete many or all of the remaining requirements.

Scouts will have the opportunity to enroll in up to five offerings in a week – all merit badges or a combination of New Scout Program classes and merit badges.

List of Tentative Merit Badges

American BusinessChessFamily LifeLeatherworkSalesmanship
American HeritageCit. in the WorldFingerprintingMammal StudyScholarship
AnimationCoin CollectingFirst AidMusicSmall Boat Sailing
ArchaeologyCollectionsGame DesignNatureSpace Exploration
ArcheryCommunicationGardeningPaintingStamp Collecting
ArtDigital TechnologyGenealogyPhotographyTextile
BasketryElectricityIndian LorePublic HealthTheater
Bird StudyElectronicsKayakingPulp and PaperWeather

Tentative Schedule

10:30 – 11:55 amSession 1Session 2Spirit DaySession 3Session 4
1:00 – 2:25 pmSession 1Session 2WorkSession 3Session 4
2:30 – 3:55 pmSession 1Session 2onSession 3Session 4
4:00 – 5:25 pmSession 1Session 2Merit BadgesSession 3Session 4
6:30 – 7:55 pmSession 1Session 2At HomeSession 3Session 4

Planned class size limit

The maximum size limit for any class will be 15 Scouts, with a few classes limited to 10 Scouts.


The all-inclusive fee for a Scout participant will be $135.