Nature Merit Badge Helps and Documents

The requirements for the Nature merit badge help scouts learn about plants and wildlife and the connection of all living things. They identify different types of wildlife and consider their importance in ecosystems.

Get the Nature Merit Badge pamphlet

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Nature Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for Nature Merit Badge

Printable note sheet for Nature Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for all Scouts BSA merit badges

Naturally, there are some additional ideas and related achievements below:

Let It Grow Scouts BSA Nova Award (Food and Agriculture Science) Helps and Documents

Let It Grow is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating agriculture science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of the merit badges related to raising livestock or growing crops. Scouts will learn about where their food comes from and explore topics like weather, seeds, and microorganisms.

Splash! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Science) Helps and Documents

Splash! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating water science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their science related merit badges and learn about related topics such as pollution, health, water cycle, and waste treatment. Scouts also learn how water is processed and consumed.

Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Helps and Documents

The Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award is the bronze (first) level Supernova Award for Scouts BSA. To earn this award, Scouts must earn three Nova awards, the Scholarship merit badge, and four Nova approved STEM related merit badges. They must also complete two Supernova activities.

Science Program Feature for Scouts BSA

The Science troop program feature encourages Scouts to ask and investigate questions about the world. They learn how to form a hypothesis and test it.

Wildlife Management Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA

The Wildlife Management program feature materials point out that keeping the natural balance needed to promote the well being of wildlife involves more than biology. A wide range of STEM disciplines are involved. The program feature includes some general information and some more specific ideas for meetings.

Mendel’s Minions Scouts BSA Nova Award (Genetic Science) Helps and Documents

Mendel’s Minions is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating genetic science. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their science related merit badges and learn about related topics such as DNA, inheritance, genetic diseases, genetically modified food, the Human Genome Project, and more.

Making Plaster Prints

Plaster of Paris is messy, which means Scouts will enjoy it. You can use this versatile medium to make plaster molds and casts. This technique can be used to make shoe prints or tire track casts or fossil casts.

Plants and Wildlife Ranger Elective Helps and Documents

To earn the Plants and Wildlife elective for the Venturing Ranger award, Venturers must learn about the balance of nature, study specific species, learn about conservation, and teach others about the subject.

Thomas Edison Supernova Award Helps and Documents

The Thomas Alva Edison Supernova Award is the silver (second) level Supernova Award for Scouts BSA. To earn this award, Scouts must earn the Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova award, one additional Nova award, and four additional Nova approved STEM related merit badges. They must also complete two additional Supernova activities.

Nature and Environment Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA Troops

The Nature and Environment theme focuses on plants, wildlife, and how we interact with nature. The program feature includes some general information and some more specific ideas for meetings:

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