While doing the requirements for the this merit badge, Scouts learn about the history of health care. They explore the Hippocratic Oath, patient-provider relationships, primary care vs specialties, and the role of insurance. Scouts also investigate various careers in health care.
This merit badge was replaced by the Health Care Professions merit badge in November 2021. After Dec. 31, 2021, Scouts may not begin working on this merit badge and should instead work on the Health Care Professions badge.
Scouts who have begun work on the Medicine merit badge prior to Dec 31 2021 may continue working on it until they are finished or turn 18.
Learn more about the healing arts with these related ideas and achievements.
- Health Care Professions Merit Badge
- First Aid Merit Badge
- Personal Fitness Merit Badge
- Public Health Merit Badge
- Dentistry Merit Badge
- Wilderness Survival Merit Badge
- Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge
- Animal Science Merit Badge
- Mendel’s Minions Scouts BSA Nova Award
- Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Award
- Thomas Edison Supernova Award
This program feature will help youth leaders plan a month’s worth of meetings and an outing with a science theme. 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.
These sites will help you find the answers for the Medicine merit badge questions.
- American Medical Association
- American Nurses Association
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Mayo Clinic
- National Health Information Center: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- National Institutes of Health
- U.S. Government Printing Office