Boy Scouts who are interested in learning more about conservation and wildlife can earn the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge.
Boy Scout 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. Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. You don’t need to have had rank advancement to be eligible.
The Electronics merit badge introduces Boy Scouts to the concepts and devices which make a lot of the technology they use possible.
This athletics program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with an athletics theme.
Boy Scouts can learn to understand and appreciate each individual’s strengths and challenges while working on the Disabilities Awareness merit badge.
The Dentistry merit badge encourages Boy Scouts to think about the many aspects of caring for their teeth.
Boy Scouts can learn about composites and how they are incorporated into many of the things which make their lives easier when they work on the Compostite Materials merit badge.
Canoeing merit badge is a favorite for our second year Boy Scouts at summer camp. Everyone likes to get out on the lake on a warm summer day.
Boy Scouts learn about the development and practical application of computing devices while earning the Computers merit badge.
Chemistry is called the central science because it connects physics with astronomy, geology and biology, and other sciences. Boy Scouts can learn about chemistry by earning the Chemistry merit badge.
Boy Scouts learn about the craft and art of making useful and beautiful ceramic objects while earning the Pottery merit badge.
If your Boy Scout troop is planning some backpacking outings, check out the requirements for the Backpacking merit badge.
Boy Scouts learn all about the history and science of flight when they earn their Aviation merit badge. There is an annual skill center for this badge in our council at a local airport. Boy Scouts even have the opportunity to go on a short airplane ride.
This aquatics program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about swimming and boating. Your PLC can plan a month of activities around this theme.
A backpacking programs feature offers the opportunity to learn the skills to successfully plan and carry out a backpacking trip.
Boy Scouts can learn about wood carving techniques and safety while working on the Wood Carving merit badge.
The Water Sports merit badge focuses on water skiing. Boy Scouts will learn about safety and technique while working on this badge.
A reader asked “Do you any applause that would work for the Bike Rodeo?” so here are an applause, a cheer, and a song you can use at your bicycle rodeo.
Architecture is both an art and a science. Boy Scouts who are interested in learning more about the design and creation of buildings can earn their Architecture merit badge.
Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in unfamiliar terrain. Boy Scouts can learn all about orienteering when they earn their Orienteering merit badge.
The Scuba Diving merit badge gives Boy Scouts the opportunity to learn all about scuba. Your local scuba shop might be a good resource. One in our area has chartered a Venture Crew with a scuba specialty.
The technology Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Start Your Engines and is designed to help you explore how technology affects your life each day.
Rowing merit badge is often completed at Boy Scout summer camp. I always enjoy seeing their skill level improve over the series of days. The first day they are often rowing around in circles, but by the end of the week they have the hang of it.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Scuba, a Venturer must learn all about scuba diving and then assist in teaching others about scuba diving through the Discover Scuba program.
Boy Scouts who want to learn more about reptiles will enjoy the Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badge. They will learn how to classify reptiles and find out about their habitats and how they live.
The Special Cooking Troop Program Feature offers the opportunity to explore cooking with special equipment and techniques, including Dutch oven cooking, foil packs, and camp stoves.
The Indian Lore merit badge is a favorite for our first year Boy Scouts at summer camp. I can always tell which Scouts are working on the badge because they are usually walking around with a necklace with beads on.
Boy Scouts who like building their own shelters and making survival packs will enjoy the Wilderness Survival merit badge.
A textile is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Boy Scouts can learn all about the uses and manufacture of textiles while working on the Textile merit badge.
A while back, I posted the Fast Food Song. This week, I have a Star Wars song with the same tune. Sure, Star Wars isn’t science, but it is science fiction and it’s fun. That’s enough reason to use it to add some pizazz to any science themed meeting.
If you are out with a goal oriented group and you want them to take some time to explore, consider adding one or more additional hiking activities.
The Weather merit badge might be a good one for all of those Boy Scouts who spend a lot of time worrying about and checking the weather before they go camping.
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.
Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.
A local trucking company offers Boy Scouts a skill center for the Truck Transportation merit badge every year. The last time our Scouts went, they said they learned a lot, but they were a little disappointed that they didn’t get to learn to drive a truck.
Boy Scouts who earn the Surveying merit badge will learn about calculating the distance and angles between different points and how this skill is used.
The Faith and Our Ancestors Game is an icebreaker activity with a genealogy twist. Players ask each other questions about how they think their ancestors lived.
This badge give Scouts the opportunity to design and prototype a game. The game can be electronic, athletic, tabletop, or a pen and paper game.
If you know a Boy Scout who loves golf, then he is lucky because there is a Golf merit badge just for him.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
Scouts who complete the Robotics merit badge requirements will have a better understanding of how different types of robots are created and what they can or cannot do.