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Varsity Scout Advancement
Varsity awards

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Merit Badges (Worksheets)


Merit Badges
Merit Badge Worksheets

American Business
American Cultures
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Automotive Maintenance
Aviation
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Chess
Cinematography
Citizenship in the Community
Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the World
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communication
Composite Materials
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling
Dentistry
Digital Technology
Disabilities Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness
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Engineering
Entrepreneurship
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Family Life
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Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid
Fish and Wildlife Management
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry
Game Design
Gardening
Genealogy
Geocaching
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship
Indian Lore
Insect Study
Inventing
Journalism
Kayaking
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Mining in Society
Model Design and Building
Motorboating
Music
Nature
Nuclear Science
Oceanography
Orienteering
Painting
Personal Fitness
Personal Management
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Programming
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile and Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Robotics
Rowing
Safety
Salesmanship
Scouting Heritage
Scholarship
Scuba Diving
Sculpture
Search & Rescue
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Small-Boat Sailing
Snow Sports
Soil and Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Sustainability
Swimming
Textile
Theater
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation
Veterinary Medicine
Water Sports
Weather
Welding
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

Note: Merit badges listed in bold italics are Eagle-required merit badges.


Safe Scouting
Selected article

The purpose of the Ranger Award award is to encourage Venturers to achieve a high level of outdoor skills proficiency; recognize achievement of this high level of outdoor skills proficiency; provide a path for outdoor/high-adventure skills training; and establish Rangers as a highly trained leadership resource for crews, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the community.

The Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-level outdoor/high-adventure skills advancement program. Once earned, it will identify a Ranger as a person who is highly skilled at a variety of outdoor sports and interests, trained in outdoor safety, and ready to lead or assist others in activities. Rangers can be a great program asset to Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and others.


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Scouting news
  • Dec 2013: Venturing awards will be changed around the time of the BSA National Annual Meeting in May 2014. From then on, Venturing members may begin working on the new awards. The old awards will be discontinued Dec 31, 2014. 2014 Venturing Program Change Overview
  • September 9: Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Scouts and Leaders involved in the tornado tragedy received new award from the state of Nebraska. Full Story


June dates
June 1, 2008National Trails Day

June 15, 1916 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.

June 30, 1937 – First National Jamboree, held at Washington, DC. Ran from June 30-July 9. Was to have been in 1935, but was canceled due to a polio epidemic.

June 30, 1950 – Second National Jamboree, held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, begins. Ran from June 30-July 6.
Boy Scout awards
Venture Patrol
Honor Awards

Varsity Scouts and qualified Venturers may earn Boy Scout awards.
List of all Scouting Awards
Scouter Awards for leaders


Merit Badges by Field of Study
Merit Badges by Field of Study
Agribusiness Animal Science · Farm Mechanics
Arts and Crafts Art · Basketry · Bugling · Leatherwork · Metalwork · Music · Pottery · Sculpture · Wood Carving
Business and Industry American Business · Entrepreneurship · Pulp and Paper · Salesmanship · Textile
Conservation Environmental Science · Fish and Wildlife Management · Forestry · Soil and Water Conservation
Hobbies Backpacking · Camping · Chess · Coin Collecting · Collections · Cooking · Dog Care · Gardening · Hiking · Home Repairs · Indian Lore · Model Design and Building · Pets · Pioneering · Radio · Rowing · Stamp Collecting
Natural Science Archaeology · Astronomy · Bird Study · Geology · Insect Study · Mammal Study · Nature · Oceanography · Reptile and Amphibian Study · Weather
Communications Cinematography · Journalism · Photography · Theater
Personal Development American Cultures · American Heritage · Citizenship in the Community · Citizenship in the Nation · Citizenship in the World · Communications · Disabilities Awareness · Family Life · Genealogy · Personal Fitness · Personal Management · Public Speaking · Reading · Scholarship · Scouting Heritage · Traffic Safety · Wilderness Survival
Physical Science Chemistry · Digital Technology · Electricity · Electronics · Energy · Nuclear Science · Robotics · Space Exploration
Professions Architecture · Dentistry · Engineering · Inventing · Landscape Architecture · Law · Medicine · Surveying · Veterinary Medicine
Public Service Crime Prevention · Emergency Preparedness · Fingerprinting · Fire Safety · First Aid · Lifesaving · Public Health · Safety
Sports Archery · Athletics · Canoeing · Climbing · Cycling · Fishing · Fly Fishing · Geocaching · Golf · Horsemanship · Motorboating · Orienteering · Rifle Shooting · Scuba Diving · Shotgun Shooting · Skating · Small Boat Sailing · Snow Sports · Sports · Swimming · Water Sports · Whitewater
Trades American Labor · Automotive Maintenance · Composite Materials · Drafting · Graphic Arts · Painting · Plumbing · Woodwork
Transportation Aviation · Railroading · Truck Transportation

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