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.
Project Planning Program Feature
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.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an intense week long leadership training class for youth
The Project Planning feature helps youth leaders learn how to accomplish their goals, whether that be a service project or a troop campout or planning other activities together. The troop does a group exercise of planning and carrying out a recycle regatta.
For previous service requirements, a Scout on the path from Life to Eagle only had to participate in service projects. Now the candidate for Eagle Scout must organize and lead a service project, inspiring others to help.
Scouts who are working toward earning the rank of Life must continue to show how they do their “Duty to Others” by doing service projects, including conservation service projects.