|Indian Lore requires prior counselor approval for requirement(s) #2b.|
|Indian Lore and other award requirements were revised on January 1, 2009.|
|Indian Lore merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||064|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||Far different from the stereotypes or common images that are portrayed on film, on television, and in many books and stories, American Indians have many different cultures, languages, religions, styles of dress, and ways of life. To learn about these different groups is to take an exciting journey of discovery in which you will meet some of America's most fascinating peoples.||”|
Indian Lore merit badge requirements
| A FREE workbook for Indian Lore is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
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Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
1 - 4. American Indian Heritage Foundation - National Congress of American Indians - Nat. Museum of the American Indian - NativeCulture.com - NativeTech - NativeWeb
1 - 2. Traditions, history, beliefs, dwellings, etc.: Tribes by State - Federally recognized tribes - American Indian Tribe Directory - Clothing - Dwellings - Makah Tribe - Omaha Tribe - Squaxin Island Indians - Suquamish Tribe
3a. Authentic Indian Games - Indian Sports
3c. How Indians Hunted - Uses of the Buffalo - more - Getting Food - Fish Trap Spearfishing -Fishing gear
4a. See 4f below
4b. Native American Music
4d. Indian Sign Languages: Hand-Signals to Communicate From the National Parks Service
4f. Native American Contributions: Conservation - adobe - balsa wood - barbecues - chewing gum - chocolate - corn (maize) - cornmeal - hammocks - hockey - igloos - kayak- lacrosse - llamas - maracas - moccasins - popcorn - potato chips - salsa - spinning top - tepee - tomatoe - tortillas
4g. Indian place names - Everyday Indian Words and Place names - Northwest Indian Place Names
4h. Famous Native American Leaders - Native American leaders - Chief Shabbona - Indian Chiefs and Leaders by Tribe
4i. The Iroquois Confederacy and the US Constitution -Iroquois Confederacy (Six Nations, Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy)
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Architecture - Art - Basketry - Bugling - Cinematography - Cooking - Graphic Arts - Indian Lore - Leatherwork - Metalwork - Model Design and Building - Music - Photography - Pottery - Sculpture - Theater- Wood Carving - Woodwork
- Venturing: Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award - Outdoor Living History (Ranger Award elective)
- Webelos Activity Badges: Artist - Craftsman - Showman
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Art - Music
Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
- Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval – Certain requirements need prior approval. Most do not. Here is the list.
- Also see: Most Popular Merit Badges – Merit Badge Policies – Eagle-Required Merit Badges – Merit Badge Days
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)