About the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge
Scouts working on the requirements for the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge learn about the populations of fish, birds, mammals, and other wildlife. They study the habitats of wildlife and learn about careers in this area.
- Printable Copy of the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Requirements
- Resources, Meeting Plans, and Related Achievements
Printable Copy of the Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge Requirements
Resources, Meeting Plans, and Related Achievements
Learn more about conservation and resource management with these related ideas and achievements
The Wildlife Management program feature will help your youth leaders plan a month of meetings and a weekend outing around a conservation theme. This plan from BSA breaks down the activities into different levels to engage newer Scouts and challenge more experienced Scouts.
Scout who complete the Fish and Wildlife Management merit badge have already completed one of the requirements for the Scouts BSA World Conservation Award. If you make them aware of this, some may want to do the other requirements as well.
The Wildlife Management troop program feature focuses on keeping the balance in nature which wildlife need to thrive. This ties in with the conservation aspects of the Fly Fishing merit badge.
These stories may inspire Scouts to go further in their conservation efforts.
This program feature also provides options for your PLC to plan a set of meetings and activities around a nature based theme.
The Fishing program feature can also tie into this merit badge, especially if you are focusing on how to have a healthy fish population.
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.
While working on this award, Scouts will learn about where their food comes from and explore topics like weather, seeds, and microorganisms.
BSA provides a comprehensive list of resources for those wanting to learn more about ecology and conservation. Conservation has long been a central focus of BSA programs.