Boy Scout Archives: Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge
Wildlife management is the science and art of managing the wildlife – both animals and fish – with which we share our planet. Maintaining the proper balance and the dynamics that go with it requires humankind’s attention. We use this stewardship tool to help minimize or eradicate the possibility of extinction of any given species. We want our descendants to have the opportunity to experience the same animal diversity that we now enjoy.
Merit Badge Check Off List I've had several requests lately for a newer version of the merit badge check off list, updated with the newest badges.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.
Age Requirements for Merit Badges A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Boy Scouts who are interested in learning more about conservation and wildlife can earn the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge.
Forestry Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
Boy Scout World Conservation Award The World Conservation Award recognizes Scouts who increase their awareness of conservation and its impact on the world community.
Wildlife Management Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts A major concern in this country is vanishing wildlife and wildlife habitat. Some of this loss comes from a lack of knowledge about the creatures of nature.
Finding Out About Endangered Species in Your Area Conservation and Scouting go hand in hand. Since getting outdoors is a big part of the Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs, it makes sense that we should teach Scouts about protecting our natural resources. The US Fish and Wildlife Service has an Endangered Species Page where you can look up endangered species in your state or even your county. There is also a Weird and Wonderful Wildlife Page on the site where kids can learn about 14 different endagered species and play some games to find out even more.
Requirements and Helps for 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.