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.
Everyone familiar with the Star Trek series knows how much they like to beam people back and forth the transporter. Sing this song as a tribute to the series.
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.
The International Activity Badge recognizes scouts who have participated in international activities or interacting with Scouts from around the world.
Boy Scouts who like building their own shelters and making survival packs will enjoy the Wilderness Survival merit badge.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The technology Nova (STEM) award for Cub Scouts is called Tech Talk
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Project COPE, a Venturer must complete a COPE course, a COPE director’s course, or a college level outdoor education course.
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.
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.
Boy Scouts who are interested in history can earn the American Heritage merit badge and learn about our past.
The Recruiter Strip is worn by Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts who have recruited another boy to join Scouting.
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.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Launch! NOVA award provides an age appropriate program to get young men and women interested in science.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Physical Fitness, a Venturer must develop and carry out a physical fitness program. Then he or she must teach another group how to set up a physical fitness program.
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.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Outdoor Living History, a Venturer must learn all about history and cultural reenactments. Then he or she must participate in a pow wow, rendezvous, reenactment, or historical trek and share their knowledge with others.
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.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The science Nova (STEM) award for Boy Scouts is called Shoot!
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Mountaineering, a Venturer must learn all about climbing, including knots, equipment, and safety. Then he or she must demonstrate climbing skills and assist another group in a climbing activity.
Working on the Sculpture merit badge give Boy Scouts the opportunity to create three dimensional art.
Basic instructions for a very simple closing flag ceremony. This simple closing flag ceremony is appropriate for a den, pack, or other meeting.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Lifesaver , a Venturer must have a BSA Lifeguard certification or Red Cross certification or take an emergency response course. He or she must also put together a first aid kit and share knowledge with others.
Boy Scouts who want to learn more about conserving our natural resources can work on the Soil and Water Conservation merit badge.
The physical fitness troop program feature offers the opportunity to introduce concepts of exercise diet, and healthy habits in a troop setting.
To complete the Venturing Ranger Award requirements for Hunting , a Venturer must take a hunter education course, learn about hunting rules and regulations, and plan and carry out a hunting trip. He or she must also assist with a hunter education course, assist in a hunting or fishing event, or interview a game warden […]
The Bird Study merit badge is a good elective for the Boy Scouts in your troop who enjoy watching birds.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There is an award for each discipline at each level of Scouting. The science Nova award for Cub Scouts is called Science Everywhere.
Even in a world where the internet is becoming a favorite method of communication, radio still plays a vital role. Boy Scouts can learn more by earning the Radio merit badge.
The Plumbing merit badge will introduce Boy Scouts to some very practical skills and may interest them in a career in the field.
An idea for your gathering activities for photography or camera themes is to have a caption contest with some silly or unusual photos.