I’ve had several requests lately for a newer version of the merit badge check off list, updated with the newest badges.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.
Forestry Merit Badge
In working through the Forestry merit badge requirements, Scouts will explore the remarkable complexity of a forest and identify many species of trees and plants and the roles they play in a forest’s life cycle.They will also discover some of the resources forests provide to humans and come to understand that people have a very large part to play in sustaining the health of forests.
Requirements for Forestry Merit Badge
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
The forestry program feature offers the opportunity to introduce natural resource management and conservation in a Boy Scout troop setting.
One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
Several years ago I attended a Cub Scout Pow Wow session on neckerchief slide crafts. They showed us a number of ways to make neckerchief slides from various materials.
Boy Scouts who are interested in conservation and tree identification will enjoy earning the Forestry merit badge.
If you are doing something related to forestry, you can make these tree shaped snacks to go with the theme. Or make them for something related to family trees.
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges.