Rotary Scout Reservation

summer camp program



Citizenship. Character Development. Fitness.

These are the aims of Scouting and the goals of the Rotary Scout Reservation Summer Camp program.  RSR offers instruction in 41 merit badges including 6 on the Eagle required list (Camping, Emergency Preparedness, Environmental Science, First Aid, Lifesaving, and Swimming)  In addition, we are pleased to offer a number of fun and exciting non-merit badge programs (such as COPE, BSA Lifeguard, Trail to First Class, and Advanced Backwoodsman), each one designed to give a Scout the summer adventure of a lifetime. 

We invite you to explore quality program we have to offer using the following links.  Each page details the program opportunities available in that area, with links to the requirements for each merit badge offered. 

  1. Aquatics

  2. Archery

  3. Chillicothe

  4. Community Safety

  5. COPE / Climbing

  6. Ecology & Conservation

  7. Handicrafts

  8. Scoutcraft

  9. Shooting Sports

  10. Trail to First Class

If you have any questions regarding our summer program, please email

Twin Rivers Council, BSA

At RSR we offer a lending library featuring merit badge pamphlets for all of the merit badges we offer (and even a few we don’t!)  When a Scout or leader wants to borrow a merit badge pamphlet, all he has to do is go to the Camp Office to sign it out.  Later, the book is returned and signed back in.  Best of all, this service is free and part of the all-inclusive fee structure at RSR.

Merit Badge Pamphlet Lending Library

Rotary Scout Reservation maintains a record of all merit badges completed and partials earned at summer camp.  These records are stored for at least eight years.

BSA policy is that any partially completed merit badge may be completed at any time until the Scout’s 18th birthday.  If the requirements for the badge are changed at any point after the badge is begun, the Scout has the right to complete the badge under the original requirements.  If a Scout earns a partial while at RSR Summer Camp and subsequently loses his blue card, he can get the record of his past work from the Camp Office.

The Camp is also able to provide verification of completed merit badges when the Scout’s blue card is lost.

To inquire about a merit badge record from a past season or to request a reissued blue card, please email

Merit Badge Records

Merit Badge Prerequisites

The merit badge program at RSR is specifically designed to reflect the outdoor experience of camp.  As a result, nearly all merit badges offered may be completed entirely at camp.  In some cases, however, a requirement may be more easily or necessarily completed at home.  In such cases the Scout is asked to bring evidence of completion for review by his merit badge counselor. 

The 2018 Merit Badge Prerequisites list may be found here.

Unit leaders are asked to confirm completion of merit badge prerequisites using our Verification Form.

Program Schedule 2018

Summer camp at Rotary Scout Reservation offers Scouts a fun and exciting program filled with great adventures and advancement opportunities!  Our trained counselors offer 46 merit badges, several BSA activity awards, and program training courses.

New this year we are excited to offer two new merit badges: Law and Backpacking

The daily program schedule, including merit badge age recommendations, is available here.

In addition, RSR is pleased to once again offer our popular STEM Week program (August 5-11, 2018).  This year’s STEM merit badges are:





Space Exploration


For more information, download the STEM Week Flyer.  The complete STEM Week merit badge schedule is available here.