The Boy Scouts of America collaborated with the American Welding Society (AWS), BSA Health and Safety Committee, and OSHA members to create this latest choice in the merit badge series.
This merit badge provides Scouts with hands-on opportunities to learn how to join metals using welding techniques, offering Scouts a fun way to explore skills that can grow into a hobby or career. Skills acquired may even be helpful for making or repairing items for their troop.
And considering the consistent need for skilled welders in construction, manufacturing, and other industries, these skills have valuable, real-world applications. Learn More
Water sports are a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy being outdoors while developing strength, coordination, and fitness. By using this pamphlet to earn the Water Sports Merit Badge, Scouts develop experience with water sports and practicing good judgment, gaining skills that will serve them well for a lifetime and they’ll have some extreme fun while doing it! Learn More
Scouts use the Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet to earn the Cooking merit badge, which introduces principles of cooking that can be used both at home or in the outdoors. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about food safety, nutritional guidelines, meal planning, and methods of food preparation, and will review the variety of culinary (or cooking) careers available. Completion of this merit badge is required to earn Eagle Scout rank. Learn More
Hiking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind in top shape, both now and for a lifetime. Walking packs power into your legs and makes your heart and lungs healthy and strong. Exploring the outdoors challenges you with discoveries and new ideas. Your senses will improve as you use your eyes and ears to gather information along the way.
Next time you take a hike, you will value the advice you practice while earning this merit badge.
Successfully completing this sports-activity merit badge is one of the requirements to earn the rank of Eagle Scout; other eligible options for completion of this badge include Swimming or Cycling (only one of these three sports-activity badges must be completed to earn the rank of Eagle Scout).