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Forestry Merit Badge Helps and Documents

Scouts learn to identify trees while working on the Forestry merit badge. They find out why forests are important to our economy, climate, wildlife habitats, and endangered species. Scouts investigate how forests are managed and how trees are harvested. They also identify trees which are unhealthy or hazardous.

Get the Forestry Merit Badge pamphlet

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Forestry Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for Forestry Merit Badge

Printable note sheet for Forestry Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for all Scouts BSA merit badges

Grow your interest in trees and forests with these related ideas and achievements:

Seed Neckerchief Slide Craft

Several years ago I attended a Cub Scout Pow Wow session on neckerchief slide crafts. They showed us a number of ways to make neckerchief slides from various materials.

Draw the Layers of the Forest

This activity for forestry requirements is perfect if the Scouts in your den like to draw.

Tree Ring Worksheet

When I did the forestry requirements with DS’s den, I made a requirement aid to help them with learning about the growth rings of a tree.

Rice Crispy Treat Trees Recipe

If you are doing something related to forestry, you can make these tree shaped snacks to go with the theme. Or make them for something related to family trees.

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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