Water sports are a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy being outdoors while developing strength, coordination, and fitness.
This Merit Badge Pamphlet will help Scouts develop experience with participating in water sports and practicing good judgment, gaining skills that will serve them well for a lifetime and having extreme fun in the process!
Mining has been an important industry in the United States since the 19th century, and today the U.S. mining industry still employs 3 million people, directly and indirectly, and is a major contributor to the global mining landscape.
This merit badge covers the history of mining, explores the status of mining in the 21st century, and introduces Scouts to modern mining careers.
Produced in cooperation with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration and as a tribute to the state of West Virginia. Learn More
Camping is one of the best-known methods of the Scouting movement. When he founded the Scouting movement in the early 1900s, Robert Baden-Powell encouraged every Scout to learn the art of living out-of-doors. He believed a young person able to take care of himself while camping would have the confidence to meet life’s other challenges, too. Learn More
A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from one another and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: in the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials. Learn More