I’ve had several requests lately for a newer version of the merit badge check off list, updated with the newest badges. So I’ve redone the list as a Google spreadsheet. This will make it easier to keep updated.
American Cultures Merit Badge
The United States is a nation of immigrants. Every person came to America from somewhere else – or their ancestors did – and understanding these various cultural backgrounds can help Scouts to live in harmony with others in our varied and increasingly multicultural society.
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
This program feature offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership. This would be an especially relevant program theme if your troop youth leadership elections are approaching.
The citizenship troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of history, flag etiquette, and responsibilities in a troop setting.
Boy Scouts will learn to appreciate the rich cultural diversity of our country when they earn the American Cultures merit badge.
The focus in this program feature is citizenship and service. Younger Boy Scouts can work on flag etiquette, flag ceremonies, and their rights and duties as US Citizens. Older Scouts could work on the Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, and Citizenship in the World merit badges.
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges.