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Gardening Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsGardening Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Gardening merit badge helps Boy Scouts develop their green thumbs. While working on this badge, the learn all about growing plants.

 

Wolf Grow SomethingBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan L – Grow Something  For this Wolf den meeting plan Cub Scouts take a field trip to a botanical garden. This plan covers part of Wolf Elective 15 – Grow Something.

 

Bear Cub Scout Farm AnimalsBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan K – Farm Animals  This idea from the Bear den meeting plans covers part of Bear Elective 16 – Farm Animals. Cub Scouts learn about how people raise and use farm animals.

 

Mammal Study Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsMammal Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts can learn all about mammals while working on the Mammal Study merit badge. This is one our Boy Scouts often earn at summer camp.

 

Bear Cub Scout LandscapingBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan J – Landscaping  This Bear den meeting plan covers part of Bear Elective 14 – Landscaping. Cub Scouts learn about using the beauty of plants.

 

LeafBSA Bear Supplemental Den Meeting Plan G - Nature Crafts  Cub Scout Bear den meeting plans are step by step guides to carrying out a den meeting. This Bear den meeting idea covers Bear Elective 12 – Nature Crafts

 

BirdBSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan L - Feed the Birds  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans. In this Tiger Den meeting plan, Tigers make bird feeders to fulfill Tiger Elective 32 – Feed the Birds

 

Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit BadgeReptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  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.

 

Ranger Plants and Wildlife ElectiveVenturing Ranger Award Elective - Plants and Wildlife  To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Plants and Wildlife, a Venturer must learn about how plants and wildlife coexist and depend upon each other.

 

Geography PinGeography Pin for Cub Scouts  Today's youth will have to know a lot about the world when they grow up. We live more in a global community than we used to . Cub Scouts can learn about different regions of the world by earning the Geography pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

Forest HikeForestry 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.

 

Bird Study Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsBird Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Bird Study merit badge is a good elective for the Boy Scouts in your troop who enjoy watching birds.

 

Half Apple with SeedsBSA Tiger Supplemental Den Meeting Plan H - Plant a Seed! and Song Time  BSA provides a set of Tiger den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders. This den meeting plan covers Tiger Elective 6 – Song Time and Tiger Elective 30 – Plant a Seed

 

Oceanography Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsOceanography Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts learn about marine science and the delicate balance of life in our oceans while earning the Oceanography merit badge.

 

A boy watering a garden containerBSA Wolf Supplemental Den Meeting Plan A - Grow Something and Bird Nests  BSA provides Wolf den meeting ideas for Cub Scout den leader. Today's plan is a supplemental den meeting plan which gives Wolves the opportunity to do some activities related to nature.

 

Nature Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsNature Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts learn about the connection between living things when they earn the Nature merit badge.

 

Landscape Architecture Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsLandscape Architecture Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts who enjoy the design and beauty of outdoor spaces can pursue their interests by earning the Landscape Architecture merit badge.

 

Gardening Ideas for Scouts - Plant a Pizza Garden  Plant a garden based on a pizza theme so you can make pizzas with fresh herbs, tomatoes, and your other favorite ingredients.

 

TornadoMake a Tornado in a Bottle   Tornadoes are destructive storms are caused by a vortex. You can use the classic “tornado in a bottle” demonstration to explain how a vortex forms.

 

Insect Study Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsInsect Study Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Insect Study merit badge makes a good elective for Boy Scouts who enjoy watching butterflies and observing tiny creatures on the ground.

 

BirdBSA Wolf Den Meeting Plans: Den Meeting Plan 10 – Birds and Family Fun  BSA provides Wolf den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the tenth Wolf Cub Scout den meeting plan. This plan covers Wolf Elective 13 – Birds, and part of Wolf Achievement 10 – Family Fun.

 

Fly Fishing Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsFly Fishing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Fly Fishing merit badge will teach Boy Scouts how to tie their own flies and then go after the big catch.

 

Webelos Geologist Activity BadgeBSA Webelos Den Meeting Plans: 9 - Geologist  BSA provides Webelos den meeting plans for Cub Scout den leaders on the Scouting.org website. The ninth Webelos den meeting plan focuses on the Geologist Activity Badge. Webelos learn about the history of earth and rocks while working on the Geologist activity badge.

 

Forestry Merit Badge for Boy ScoutsForestry Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Boy Scouts who are interested in conservation and tree identification will enjoy earning the Forestry merit badge.

 

WildlifeWildlife 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.

 

LeafLeaf Collection Craft  one of the Wolves didn't know what to collect for Wolf Achievement 6 - Start a Collection. I knew he spent a lot of time outdoors and enjoyed nature, so I suggested he make a leaf collection. His mom helped him make a display book for his leaves as described.

 

Animal Science Merit BadgeAnimal Science Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  The Animal Science merit badge is all about farm animals. We live in the suburbs, so this one isn't even on the radar for the Scouts in our troop. But if you have Scouts from a rural area or if somebody who has a relative on a farm, this might be of interest to them.

 

Weather PinWeather Pin for Cub Scouts  Do you have a Cub Scout who loves to watch the weather? Or maybe he always knows the forecast for the next week. I have one Scout in my Webelos den who is fascinated by the weather. He has made his own weather website and even brings his weather radio to camp with him.

 

Webelos Forester Activity BadgeBSA Webelos Den Meeting 3: Naturalist, Forester, and Webelos  BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the third Webelos plan.This plan completes Naturalist and Forester. It also covers some Webelos badge requirements.

 

Webelos Naturalist Activity BadgeBSA Webelos Den Meeting 2: Naturalist and Forester  BSA provides den meeting plans for den leader on the Scouting.org website. Today, I am going to go through the second Webelos plan. This plan covers part of Naturalist and part of Forester.

 

TreeTree Ring Worksheet for Forester Activity Badge  Requirement 6 for the Webelos Forester activity badge is "Make a poster showing a tree's growth rings or examine the growth rings of a tree stump. Explain how the rings tell its life history."

 

Fishing Merit BadgeFishing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts  Fishing merit badge is a fun one for Boy Scout summer camp. Of the eleven Scouts who went to camp from our troop a couple of weeks ago, seven did this badge. My favorite part when I am with Scouts working on this badge - watching them cook the fish.

 

SpaceAstronomy Terms Scramble Puzzle  This puzzle is to help your Cub Scouts meet requirement 3 for the belt loop: Explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the Milky Way, blackhole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon, asteroid, star map, and universe.

 

WeatherPrintable Explanation of the Water Cycle  With all of the rain we've been having lately, this seems like a good time to post this aid to help explain the water cycle. I made this aid to help my Webelos when they were working on the Weather belt loop as a requirement for the Scientist activity badge. The material also fits in with the Weather merit badge.

 

Fishing Belt LoopFishing Belt Loop for Cub Scouts  If you have a favorite spot to go fishing in your neighborhood, take a look at the Fishing belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

 

WeatherWild Weather Adventure Game  This is a board game I came across recently on the NASA Space Place website. It is going to take a little time for you to print and prepare the materials, but I think this would be a hit at any weather themed scout meeting.

 

BirdGourd Birdhouse  Use dried gourds to make a birdhouse. If you didn't grow any yourself, you can probably find some in your area at a farmer's market or even a craft shop.

 

Geology How Mountains Are Formed by Tectonic Plate Collision  One of the requirements for Geologist is to talk about how mountains are formed. This very simple demonstration shows how mountains are formed by tectonic plates coming together.

 

Webelos Forester Activity BadgeWebelos Forester Activity Badge Den Meeting Plan  This den meeting should take place at a nature center or park where forest trails are available. If you visit a nature center, see if there is a naturalist available to go on a hike with you.

 

Poison IvyPoison Ivy Fact and Fiction  Summertime activities in the outdoors are great, but watch out for poison ivy. The best way to avoid problems is to avoid poison ivy.