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
By using this pamphlet to earn the merit badge for Wood Carving, Scouts will learn the basics of artistic design, along with material selection, tools and techniques, and wood-carving safety.
The requirements of the Wood Carving merit badge introduce Scouts to an enjoyable hobby that can become a lifetime activity. Upon earning this merit badge, Scouts will be able to explain and demonstrate the following: paring cut, basic cut, push cut, score line, and stop cut.
Find out how the free enterprise system works in the United States and about how businesses operate, from mom-and-pop shops to large corporations, and discover what it’s like to run your own small business. Learn More
Explore how the 'melting pot' makes the United States of America an icon of cultural freedom and gives true meaning to the familiar Latin motto E Pluribus Unum ('out of many, one'), which appears on all U.S. coins. Learn More