Class Schedule - Youth

Art   Art (MB) - Handicraft
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 3

This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.
Bugling   Bugling (MB) - Special Programs
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 10

The Bugling merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Chemistry   Chemistry (MB) - Special Programs
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 4

Chemistry explores how substances react with each other, how they change, how certain forces connect molecules, and how molecules are made are all parts of chemistry. Stretch your imagination to envision molecules that cannot be seen—but can be proven to exist—and you become a chemist.
Chess   Chess (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 1

The USCF (United States Chess Federation) provided the primary contributing writers for the Merit Badge pamphlet. They will be helping to promote the badge through communications with the Chess delegate teams (similar to BSA’s National Committees and Boards) and e-mail blasts, plus website and “tournament news” announcements.
Citizenship in the Community   Citizenship in the Community (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other 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.
Citizenship in the Community   Citizenship in the Community (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other 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.
Citizenship in the Community   Citizenship in the Community (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other 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.
Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.
Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.
Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.
Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.
Communication   Communication (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: "Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.
Communication   Communication (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: "Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.
Communication   Communication (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: "Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.
Communication   Communication (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

This clear and concise definition comes from the U.S. Department of Education: "Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field of communication promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.
Composite Materials   Composite Materials (MB) - Handicraft
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 13

Composites can be found just about everywhere: in airplanes and sports cars, golf clubs and guitars, boats and baseball bats, bathtubs and circuit boards, and even bridges. Composites make bicycles and skis lighter, kayaks and canoes stronger, houses warmer, and helmets tougher.
  Crime Prevention / Fingerprinting - Combo Classes
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 5

Dentistry   Dentistry (MB) - Special Programs
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 16

Teeth do a lot more than just peek out from under that winning smile. They have all sorts of duties, and having healthy teeth will help a person to eat, speak, and look great.
Digital Technology   Digital Technology (MB) - STEM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Technology has come a long way since Computers merit badge was first introduced in 1967. This badge will teach Scouts about technology in the digital age.
Disabilities Awareness   Disabilities Awareness (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 20

Look around at the Scouts in your unit, the members of your sports teams, and the kids in your class - you will see that each person has their own personalities, distinct interests and ideas, different physical features, and different strengths and needs.
Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.
Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.
Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.
Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Scouts are often called upon to help because they know first aid and they know about the discipline and planning needed to react to an emergency situation. Earning this merit badge helps a Scout to be prepared by learning the actions that can be helpful and needed before, during, and after an emergency.
Engineering   Engineering (MB) - STEM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Engineers use both science and technology to turn ideas into reality, devising all sorts of things, ranging from a tiny, low-cost battery for your cell phone to a gigantic dam across the mighty Yangtze River in China.
Environmental Science   Environmental Science (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

While earning the Environmental Science merit badge, Scouts will get a taste of what it is like to be an environmental scientist, making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world.
Farm Mechanics   Farm Mechanics (MB) - Special Programs
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 10

From the mattock and hoe to the horse and mule, the cotton gin and reaper, the tractor and air seeder—this is the story of farm equipment. Today, most farms are mechanized and farmers can do most of their own maintenance work and make the adjustments needed on their many intricate farm implements.
Fire Safety   Fire Safety (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 21

The ability to use fire safely is essential to human survival. By earning this merit badge, Scouts will learn to uses fire safely and responsibly, how to prevent home fires, and how to handle fire safely, as well as burn prevention, and camping safety.
First Aid   First Aid (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

First aid — caring for injured or ill persons until they can receive professional medical care — is an important skill for every Scout. With some knowledge of first aid, a Scout can provide immediate care and help to someone who is hurt or who becomes ill. First aid can help prevent infection and serious loss of blood. It could even save a limb or a life.
First Aid   First Aid (MB) - Life Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

First aid — caring for injured or ill persons until they can receive professional medical care — is an important skill for every Scout. With some knowledge of first aid, a Scout can provide immediate care and help to someone who is hurt or who becomes ill. First aid can help prevent infection and serious loss of blood. It could even save a limb or a life.
Genealogy   Genealogy (MB) - Special Programs
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 12

Exploring your roots—where your family name came from, why your family lives where it does, what your parents and grandparents did for fun when they were your age—can be fascinating. Discovering your ancestors back through history is what genealogy is all about.
Geocaching   Geocaching (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 9

The word geocache is a combination of "geo," which means "earth," and "cache," which means "a hiding place." Geocaching describes a hiding place on planet Earth - a hiding place you can find using a GPS unit. A GPS (Global Positioning System) unit is an electronic tool that shows you where to go based on information it gets from satellites in space.
Music   Music (MB) - Media
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 15

The history of music is rich and exciting. Through the ages, new music has been created by people who learned from tradition, then explored and innovated. All the great music has not yet been written. Today, the possibilities for creating new music are limitless.
Nuclear Science   Nuclear Science (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 8

Nuclear science gives us a simple explanation of the natural world. The ultimate goal of nuclear science is to find out if there is one fundamental rule that explains how matter and forces interact. Earning the Nuclear Science merit badge is a chance for Scouts to learn about this exciting field at the cutting edge of science today.
Personal Fitness   Personal Fitness (MB) - Field Sports
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Personal fitness is an individual effort and desire to be the best one can be. Regardless of their current levels of personal fitness, in the twelve weeks it will take Scouts to complete the athletic requirements for this merit badge, they will be in better shape, feel better about themselves, have more energy, and gain self-confidence in their overall abilities.
Personal Management   Personal Management (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.
Personal Management   Personal Management (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 1

Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.
Personal Management   Personal Management (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.
Photography   Photography (MB) - Handicraft
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs into more than snapshots. Good photographs tell us about a person, a news event, a product, a place, a scientific breakthrough, an endangered animal, or a time in history.
Programming   Programming (MB) - STEM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: None

Radio   Radio (MB) - Media
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 12

Radio is a way to send information, or communications, from one place to another. Broadcasting includes both one-way radio (a person hears the information but can't reply) as well as two-way radio (where the same person can both receive and send messages).
Space Exploration   Space Exploration (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 9

Space is mysterious. We explore space for many reasons, not least because we don't know what is out there, it is vast, and humans are full of curiosity. Each time we send explorers into space, we learn something we didn't know before. We discover a little more of what is there.Purchase of model rocket kit from Terading Post. Cost range $15-$25
Stamp Collecting   Stamp Collecting (MB) - Handicraft
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 10

The world's most popular hobby, stamp collecting is enjoyed by millions throughout the world. Through this hobby. you can experience history: postage stamps are like tiny windows that introduce the people of the world to the country's leaders, customs, history, products, and environment.
Sustainability   Sustainability (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Sustainability   Sustainability (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: None

Traffic Safety   Traffic Safety (MB) - Special Programs
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 20

Staying safe in traffic wherever you live is getting more difficult all the time, as more and more people take to the road. Earning the Traffic Safety merit badge and will give Scouts some crucial tools to stay safer, when driving a car on a highway, riding a bike across town, or jogging across a busy street.
Weather   Weather (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Available To: Youth (Y)
Minimum Age: 11
Seats Available: 10

Meteorology is the study of Earth's atmosphere and its weather and the ways in which temperature, wind, and moisture act together in the environment. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, Scouts can learn about extreme weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and how to stay safe.