All merit badges shown are offered as complete classes with no "partials", unless the scout is late, does not participate, fails to complete requirements or needs more time to qualify in Archery and/or Rifle Shooting.
Unless specified, all Merit Badge programs are run as full, one-day programs, from 9am - 4pm, on a Saturday or a Sunday and include lunch. All merit badges listed here cover Scouts wishing to attend classes on both days in a weekend are welcome to bring a tent, sleeping bag, their 10 Scout Essentials and spend the night! Meals & two-deep leadership supervision will be provided.
As many skills are developed through rank-advancement and prepare a scout for participating in a merit badge course, we strongly recommend that all scouts be at least First Class Rank to enroll.
Scouts MUST come prepared to complete the course, (please review ALL requirements prior to signing-up), and MUST present a Merit Badge Blue Card, (signed by their ScoutMaster), which confirms to the instructor that the scout possesses the maturity and competency to meet the requirements.
Archaeologists study how people lived in the past. Using the clues that people left behind, they try to understand how and why human culture has changed through time.
Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind.
In learning about astronomy, Scouts study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky.
Becoming a good gardener requires a Scout to understand the science of growing plants—how to prepare the soil, how to select and plant seeds, and how to care for the growing plants.
4x 1-DAY PROGRAM
Described as the fastest growing, high-tech hobby in the world, geocaching combines map & compass skills with a GPS-based treasure hunt.
PREREQUISITE: GC.COM ACCOUNT SET-UP
Geology is the study of Earth and includes the Earth’s composition, the processes that change it, the history of how things happened and how it all connects to our human understanding.
Prepares Scouts to assist those involved in water accidents, teaching them the basic knowledge of rescue techniques and the skills needed to perform them. EAGLE REQUIRED
Orienteering, the use of map and compass to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years and is a recognized sport at the Olympic Games.
Plant scientists use their curiosity and knowledge to develop questions about the world of plants. Then they try to answer those questions with further observations and experiments.
2x 1-DAY PROGRAM
Every year in the U.S., more than 2 billion books and over 24 billion newspapers are printed. Learn how this marvelous tool of civilization is made and make some yourself.
Scouts will develop their shooting skills while learning safe practices. Our range meets the Air-Rifle Range Requirement for this badge
BB GUNS ONLY
It is the duty of everyone to learn more about the natural resources on which our lives depend so that we can help make sure that these resources are used and cared for properly.
Experience and exposure to safety protocols for aquatic activities. Theoretical knowledge and physical feats combine to make the scout a more competent swimmer.
Learn the ins and outs of weather patterns and extreme weather; from tornadoes and thunderstorms to how to stay safe in a hurricane. Want to become a tornado chaser or meteorologists?