Program Areas

Camp Royaneh offers a unique merit badge program. Merit badges meet generally for an hour and a half a day for five days (Monday - Friday). Scouts learn in an interactive teaching environment with the same group of Scouts and Counselor throughout the week.

We attempt to make the merit badge both fun and exciting. An inspired Scout can earn two to four merit badges in a week. Many Scoutmasters prefer Scouts in their troop, especially the younger ones, to have an open session to explore all areas and activities in camp. There is plenty of time for a Scout to get what he wants out of Camp Royaneh.

We encourage Scout leaders to drop in on any of the merit badge sessions and lend a hand. Please remember that it is best to give any corrections or suggestions to the counselor after the session has ended.

There are various campwide events throughout the week, when everything stops for the entire unit to come and participate as a group. Two evenings a week are devoted exclusively to troop development. Troop campfires are an excellent time for Scouts to spend time with staff outside of merit badge counseling. Planning campfires and practicing troop yells is encouraged before camp. A troop yell will come in handy in the Dining Hall.