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BOY SCOUTING
Boy Scouting, one of the traditional membership divisions of the BSA, is available to boys who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade and are at least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

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MERIT BADGES

What's New?

Scouting’s 100-year history has been marked by many changes in merit badges. Such badges as Cement Work, Farm Layout and Building Arrangements, and Interpreting bowed out long ago, while Climbing, Disabilities Awareness, and Nuclear Science have been added since the 1990s.

Four new merit badges coming in 2013

bulletGame Design, Estimated release: March 2013
bulletSustainability, Estimated release: 2013 Jamboree
bulletProgramming, Estimated release: 2013 Jamboree
bulletDigital Technology (replacing computers), estimated release: after 2013 Jamboree
 

 

Three new Merit Badges rolled out in 2012

bulletSearch and Rescue
bulletKayaking
bulletWelding

 

 

 

 

2010 Rank Requirement Changes

The 2010 changes affect all ranks from Tenderfoot through Eagle

 

BSA Merit Badge Program information

Houston Museum of Natural Science Merit Badge Opportunities

Weather merit badge opportunity

Background and Purposes

As chartered by the Congress of the United States, the Boy Scouts of America is a movement dedicated to supplementing and enlarging the education of youth. The merit badge program, which provides opportunities for youth to explore more than 100 fields of skill and knowledge, plays a key role in the fulfillment of this educational commitment.

 

A vital part of the BSA's advancement plan, the merit badge program is one of Scouting's basic character-building tools. Through participation in the program (which may begin immediately upon registration in a troop or team), a Scout acquires the kind of self-confidence that comes only from overcoming obstacles to achieve a goal. Instruction is offered in everything from animal science and public speaking to swimming and communications, providing a young man with invaluable career, physical, and interpersonal skills.

 

Steps to earning a merit badge

 

How to fill out the Merit Badge Application (the "Blue Card")

Merit Badge Pamphlets

Each merit badge subject is outlined and explained in a pamphlet that contains short, introductory information written for Boy Scouts/Varsity Scouts by recognized authorities. More than a million pamphlets are sold yearly, and many are used as approved reference texts in libraries and school curricula.

Counselors - Jump to Troop Merit Badge Counselors or download the Troop Merit Badge Counselor Grouped by Merit Badge

Troop 1333 Merit Badge Counselor Training Presentation (April 24, 2010).  File is in MS PowerPoint and is a very large file.

People who are knowledgeable about the various merit badge subjects are selected, approved, and trained by council and district advancement committees to serve as merit badge counselors. For example, a dentist might be asked to serve as a counselor for the Dentistry merit badge. A counselor must not only possess the necessary technical knowledge but have a solid understanding of the needs, interests, and abilities of Scouts. A counselor must also be a registered adult with the BSA.

Adult BSA Registration Form

Merit badge counselor application

Procedure

When a Scout has an interest in earning a particular merit badge, he obtains his Scoutmaster's/Varsity Scout Coach's approval and identifies another Scout with similar interests to become his partner. They are then directed to the appropriate merit badge counselor. The counselor reviews the badge requirements with the young men and decides with them what projects should be undertaken and when they should be completed. After the counselor has certified that the Scouts have qualified for the merit badge, it is presented to them at a troop/team meeting and can be applied toward rank advancement.

Badges for Eagle

To qualify for the Eagle Scout Award, Scouting's highest advancement rank, a Scout must—along with meeting five other requirements—earn a total of 21 merit badges, including First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, Personal Fitness, Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving, Environmental Science, Personal Management, Camping, Hiking OR Cycling OR Swimming and Family Life.

List of Merit Badges

AGRIBUSINESS
ANIMAL SCIENCE, FARM MECHANICS, PLANT SCIENCE

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS
ART, BASKETRY, BUGLING, LEATHERWORK, METALWORK, MUSIC, POTTERY, SCULPTURE, THEATER, WOOD CARVING

 

BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
AMERICAN BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, PULP AND PAPER, SALESMANSHIP, TEXTILE

 

CONSERVATION
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, FORESTRY, SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION

 

Conservation Merit Badges Resources

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

FORESTRY

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION

THE OUTDOOR CODE

 

As an American, I will do my best to -

BE CLEAN in my outdoor manners,

BE CAREFUL with fire,

BE CONSIDERATE in the outdoors, and

BE CONSERVATION-MINDED

 

HERITAGE (can be earned only during calendar year 2010, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America)

CARPENTRY, PATHFINDING, SIGNALING, TRACKING

 

HOBBIES
BACKPACKING, CAMPING, COIN COLLECTING, COLLECTIONS, COOKING, DOG CARE, GARDENING, GEOCACHING, HIKING, HOME REPAIRS, INDIAN LORE, MODEL DESIGN AND BUILDING, PETS, PIONEERING, RADIO, ROWING, STAMP COLLECTING

 

NATURAL SCIENCE
ARCHAEOLOGY, ASTRONOMY, BIRD STUDY, GEOLOGY, INSECT STUDY, MAMMAL STUDY, NATURE, OCEANOGRAPHY, REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN STUDY, WEATHER

 

COMMUNICATIONS
CINEMATOGRAPHY, JOURNALISM, PHOTOGRAPHY

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
AMERICAN CULTURES, AMERICAN HERITAGE, CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY, CITIZENSHIP IN THE NATION, CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD, COMMUNICATIONS, DISABILITIES AWARENESS, FAMILY LIFE, GENEALOGY, PERSONAL FITNESS, PERSONAL MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SPEAKING, READING, SCHOLARSHIP, SCOUTING HERITAGE, TRAFFIC SAFETY, WILDERNESS SURVIVAL

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
ATOMIC ENERGY, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTERS, ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS, ENERGY, SPACE EXPLORATION

 

PROFESSIONS
ARCHITECTURE, DENTISTRY, ENGINEERING, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, LAW, MEDICINE, SURVEYING, VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

PUBLIC SERVICE
CRIME PREVENTION, EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, FINGERPRINTING, FIRE SAFETY, FIRST AID, LIFESAVING, PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY

 

SPORTS
ARCHERY, ATHLETICS, CANOEING, CLIMBING, CYCLING, FISHING, FLY FISHING, GOLF, HORSEMANSHIP, MOTORBOATING, ORIENTEERING, RIFLE SHOOTING, SHOTGUN SHOOTING, SKATING, SMALL-BOAT SAILING, SNOW SPORTS, SPORTS, SWIMMING, WATERSKIING, WHITEWATER

 

TRADES
AMERICAN LABOR, AUTO MECHANICS, DRAFTING, GRAPHIC ARTS, PAINTING, PLUMBING, WOODWORK

 

TRANSPORTATION
AVIATION, RAILROADING, TRUCK TRANSPORTATION

 

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