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Gourd 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.
Maps, Compasses, and Declination Scouts will be interested to learn that the north indicated by their compasses is not really true north. Instead it points to the magnetic north pole, which is not fixed. The difference between true north and magnetic north is called declination.
Bear Den Meeting Plan - Shavings and Chips Bear Achievement 19 - Shavings and Chips - was a favorite with both of my dens. Why? Because it's all about pocketknives.
Historical Merit Badges | Carpentry Carpentry is another of the historical merit badges which is only being offered this year. This is also a very achievable merit badge for most Scouts. It only requires one project.
Leather Bookmark Project This project is suitable for Webelos working on their Craftsman activity badge. It is simple enough for those not familiar with leatherwork, but it includes the basics of cutting, punching, and stamping.
Historical Merit Badges | Tracking One of the Scouters at Swift Base offered to do the Tracking merit badge. Thjis is another of the historic merit badges which are only being offered this year to celebrate the BSA 100th anniversary.
Knot Terminology It is helpful to go over the terminology with Scouts before working on learning a knot. That way we have a common vocabulary to start with.
Basketry Merit Badge for Boy Scouts Basketry merit badge is always a favorite for our first and second year campers. It doesn't have a lot of requirements and is pretty straightforward.
Wolf Neckerchief Slide Craft Homemade neckerchief slides are a Scouting tradition. This slide is a fun way to get Cub Scouts involved in this tradition.
Twig Picture Frame Craft Here is a simple frame craft to fulfill Webelos Craftsman activity badge requirement 3. You can also do this project with younger Cub Scouts if you do the gluing for them.
Snapper Fishing Game This is a traditional Scout game which might date back to Baden-Powell himself. It practices Scoutcraft (lashings) as well as cooperation and problem solving.
Historical Merit Badges | Pathfinding The Boy Scouts of America have released four historic merit badges for the 100th BSA anniversary. The Pathfinding merit badge is all about finding your way around the local area.
Neckerchief Slide Holder Making and collecting neckerchief slides is a Scouting tradition. A neckerchief slide holder will help keep them organized. This project can be used to fulfill one of the Webelos Craftsman activity badge requirements.