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Backpacking is a unique merit badge.  It is
a combination of the skills needed in camping,
hiking, cooking, orienteering, and woodsmanship.
By achieving backpacking, you'll be prepared for
many adventures in scouting, and will earn a deep
appreciation for the wilderness.

Nearest Counselor:

Edward Knopf
Troop 566

Tips on Obtaining Backpacking

Although Backpacking is not required
for eagle, backpacking is still an easy 
and useful a badge.  By attending troop 
camping trips, and other outdoor functions,
most requirements will either be accomplished,
or become common knowledge.  By learning basic
backpacking skills, a scout can become
trained in outdoor survival and orienteering