Genealogy Merit Badge Helps and Documents

Scouts working on the Genealogy merit badge learn about their family heritage. They explore the many ways to research information about their ancestors and where they came from. Scouts will appreciate their family history and learn how this can lead them to delve deeper into their cultural roots.

Get the Genealogy Merit Badge pamphlet

Printable helps for requirements:

Printable requirements for Genealogy Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for Genealogy Merit Badge

Printable note sheet for Genealogy Merit Badge

Printable checkoff sheet for all Scouts BSA merit badges

Look at your family tree more closely with these related ideas and achievements:

Family Tree Template

Helping Scouts look back at their family heritage fits in with the Turn Back the Time program theme. Scouts can download this family tree template to write in their family back to their great grandparents.

Faith and Our Ancestors Game

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.

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.

Living History Program Feature for Scouts BSA

The Living History program feature lets Scouts experience different cultures, times, and places in an interactive and hands on manner. They witness reenactments and learn about historical events and different ways of life.

Genealogy and Non-Traditional Families

How do you do Cub Scout genealogy requirements when you have children from non-traditional families who may not know who their grandparents or even parents are?

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