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).
Fuel + oxygen + heat + chain reaction = fire! But just take away any one of these elements (known as the fire tetrahedron) and a fire won’t survive—or start.
Using this pamphlet to earn the Fire Safety Merit Badge, you’ll discover fascinating facts like this one, plus lots more about fire and fire safety.
As they use this pamphlet to earn the Family Life merit badge, Scouts learn the family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities.
They will realize why it is important to know more about family life, how to strengthen their families, and how to effectively explain and discuss:
• How the actions of one family member can affect other members
• How to conduct a family meeting that could include the topics of substance abuse, the growing-up process, body changes, making responsible decisions about sex, personal and family finances, family crisis situations, effects of technology, and proper etiquette and manners
• What makes an effective father and why
• Thoughts on the father’s role in the family, including the responsibilities of a parent
This merit badge is required to obtain Eagle Scout rank. Learn More