Working on the requirements for the Traffic Safety merit badge teaches Scouts to be safe as drivers, passengers, and cyclists. They learn about the importance of being alert and unimpaired while driving. Scouts investigate how to maintain an automobile and know about its operating parameters. They explore factors which cause car accidents.
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Working on the Soil and Water Conservation merit badge helps Scouts learn about things like erosion, watersheds, aquifers, water pollution, and water treatment. They also learn about the importance of plants in soil and water conservation.
While working on the Family Life merit badge, Scouts learn about how families work together for the better of themselves and for their community. They do service projects together and have family meetings. Scouts also learn about how parents are responsible for their families.
While working on the Dentistry merit badge, Scouts learn about how to keep teeth and gums healthy. They investigate the equipment and techniques used by dentists. Scouts explore careers related to oral health.
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The requirements for the Stamp Collecting merit badge help Scouts understand the history, purpose, and meaning of various stamp designs. Scouts learn about different types of stamps, stationary, and marks. They also learn how to handle and preserve stamps.