Scouts can earn merit badges by learning about a variety of sports, crafts, sciences, society, health and fitness, family life and careers. There are more than 135 merit badges available to Scouts. Merit badge clinics are available and can be found at on the Grand Canyon Council website, or by following the Grand Canyon Council on Facebook. Scouts can work on any merit badge they’re interested in. Once a Scout picks a merit badge he wants to work on, the Scout needs to read the merit badge pamphlet on the choosen subject. Scouts can either buy their own copies of the pamphlets at the scouting store or from the scout shop online. Scouts may check to see if the Troop’s library contains a copy of the merit badge pamplet they’re working on, or they may also find copies at their school’s library or their local public library.