Scouts learn about the free enterprise system, banks, interest rates, profits, labor relations, and more while working on the American Business merit badge. They explore the challenges and rewards of building a business.
American Business Merit Badge
Earning the American Business merit badge can help Scouts learn practical business matters that will be useful throughout life. Learning how businesses function will help you understand society and uncover a number of career options.
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BSA has a set of troop programs which can help PLCs plan activities around a theme. This business program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with business theme.