Class Schedule - Youth

American Labor   American Labor (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 16

The labor movement in America seeks to ensure that the civil rights of laborers are protected in the workplace, especially in regard to wages, hours, and working conditions.
Archery   Archery (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. This merit badge can provide a thorough introduction to those who are new to the bow and arrow—but even for the experienced archer, earning the badge can help to increase the understanding and appreciation of archery.
Backpacking   Backpacking (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 13

Earning the Backpacking merit badge will be demanding but rewarding. Scouts will learn what equipment to carry on their backs and what knowledge to have in their heads. In addition, Scouts will discover how to protect the environment by traveling and camping without leaving a trace. By mastering the basics of backpacking, Scouts will develop an even deeper respect for the outdoors.
Basketry   Basketry (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Amount (Due at Camp): $10.00
Seats Available: 8

Basketry is a handy skill for a Scout. A basket can be a sturdy companion on campouts, carrying clothes snugly and efficiently, holding potatoes and corn for roasting over a campfire, or carrying the day's fishing catch back to camp for dinner. Baskets and basket-weaving projects also make great gifts for family and friends.
Camping   Camping (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

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.
Chess   Chess (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 4

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 World   Citizenship in the World (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.
Cycling   Cycling (MB) - Field Sports
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 14

Since 1911, hundreds of thousands of Scouts have made the most of their two-wheel adventures by earning the Cycling merit badge. Whether you just got your first bicycle or have been cycling for years, you will learn more about your bike and what it can do by working on the requirements for this badge.
Environmental Science   Environmental Science (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

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.
Fire Safety   Fire Safety (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 10

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
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 5

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.
Fishing   Fishing (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

Every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself. A tenderfoot [beginner] who starved on the bank of a river full of fish would look very silly, yet it might happen to one who had never learned to catch fish. Bert Adams
Game Design   Game Design (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

Geocaching   Geocaching (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 15

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.
Geology   Geology (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

Geology is the study of Earth. It includes the study of materials that make up Earth, the processes that change it, and the history of how things happened, including human civilization, which depends on natural materials for existence.
Metalwork   Metalwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

Scouts will begin their work on this merit badge by learning about the properties of metal, how to use simple metalworking tools, and the basic metalworking techniques. Then they will practice using these tools and techniques before concentrating on the more intricate skills of one of four metalworking options.
Photography   Photography (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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.
Plumbing   Plumbing (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas heating, and many other purposes.
Reptile & Amphibian Study   Reptile & Amphibian Study (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 12

Boys always have been interested in snakes, turtles, lizards, and alligators, as well as frogs and salamanders. Developing knowledge about these captivating creatures leads to an appreciation for all native wildlife; understanding the life cycle of a reptile or amphibian and keeping one as a pet can be a good introduction to natural history; and knowing about venomous species can help Scouts to be prepared to help in case of an emergency.
Rifle Shooting   Rifle Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Unless a rifle is handled incorrectly or recklessly, it is not dangerous. A rifle, like any other precision instrument, is manufactured to perform a specific task and can do so at no risk to the user or others. By earning this badge, Scouts can develop their shooting skills while learning safe practices.
Robotics   Robotics (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Earning the Robotics merit badge requires a Scout to understand how robots move (actuators), sense the environment (sensors), and understand what to do (programming); he should demonstrate robot design in building a robot. You should help ensure that the Scout has sufficiently explored the field of robotics to understand what it is about, and to discover whether this may be a field of interest for him as a career.
Shotgun Shooting   Shotgun Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

A shotgun is a precision instrument, designed to shoot a shot charge in a specific pattern to cover a designated area at a certain distance. Unlike a rifle, the bore of the shotgun is not rifled, so the shot emerging from the muzzle is not spinning.
Skating   Skating (MB) - Field Sports
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 15

This merit badge introduces Scouts to the exciting world of ice skating, roller skating, and in-line skating. In addition to being an enjoyable leisure activity that promotes fitness, there are a variety of athletic careers in skating.
Woodcarving   Woodcarving (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 1 (9:00AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

As with any art, wood carving involves learning the basics of design, along with material selection and tools and techniques, as well as wood-carving safety. The requirements of the Wood Carving merit badge introduce Scouts to an enjoyable hobby and that can become a lifetime activity.
American Heritage   American Heritage (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 15

Every Scout swears to an oath that includes duty to his country. A better understanding of American heritage, the ways in which the past has lead to our present nation, is key to truly knowing what it means to be an American.
Archery   Archery (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. This merit badge can provide a thorough introduction to those who are new to the bow and arrow—but even for the experienced archer, earning the badge can help to increase the understanding and appreciation of archery.
Art   Art (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 8

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.
Automotive Maintenance   Automotive Maintenance (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Modern automobiles are important to many aspects of American life. Those who service automobiles must understand each principle, and how these principles interact to provide smooth, efficient performance. Owners of cars also benefit by understanding how their vehicles operate. This enables them to understand why certain periodic maintenance is required to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape.
Citizenship in the World   Citizenship in the World (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

Scouts who earn the Citizenship in the World merit badge will discover that they are already citizens of the world. How good a world citizen each person is depends on his willingness to understand and appreciate the values, traditions, and concerns of people in other countries.
Communication   Communication (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Cooking   Cooking (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

The Cooking merit badge introduces principles of cooking that can be used both at home or in the outdoors. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about food safety, nutritional guidelines, meal planning, and methods of food preparation, and will review the variety of culinary (or cooking) careers available.
Disabilities Awareness   Disabilities Awareness (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 5

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
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 15

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
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Exploration   Exploration (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

After learning about the history and importance of exploration, Scouts plan, prepare for and go on an actual expedition. The expedition need not be to Mount Everest or the Marianas Trench. Scouts must plan and take a trip to somewhere of interest to them; it can be close by or far away. It can be a troop activity or a small-scale excursion.
Geocaching   Geocaching (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 10

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.
Moviemaking   Moviemaking (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

Moviemaking includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and post-production processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.
Personal Fitness   Personal Fitness (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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.
Plumbing   Plumbing (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

Plumbing, including pipe fitting, is an important and well-paid occupation. The industry is quite broad. It covers installations and repairs in homes, commercial properties, and factories. Plumbing pipelines are used for water supply, waste drainage, natural-gas heating, and many other purposes.
Rifle Shooting   Rifle Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

Unless a rifle is handled incorrectly or recklessly, it is not dangerous. A rifle, like any other precision instrument, is manufactured to perform a specific task and can do so at no risk to the user or others. By earning this badge, Scouts can develop their shooting skills while learning safe practices.
Robotics   Robotics (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

Earning the Robotics merit badge requires a Scout to understand how robots move (actuators), sense the environment (sensors), and understand what to do (programming); he should demonstrate robot design in building a robot. You should help ensure that the Scout has sufficiently explored the field of robotics to understand what it is about, and to discover whether this may be a field of interest for him as a career.
Shotgun Shooting   Shotgun Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

A shotgun is a precision instrument, designed to shoot a shot charge in a specific pattern to cover a designated area at a certain distance. Unlike a rifle, the bore of the shotgun is not rifled, so the shot emerging from the muzzle is not spinning.
Woodcarving   Woodcarving (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 2 (10:30AM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

As with any art, wood carving involves learning the basics of design, along with material selection and tools and techniques, as well as wood-carving safety. The requirements of the Wood Carving merit badge introduce Scouts to an enjoyable hobby and that can become a lifetime activity.
Archery   Archery (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. This merit badge can provide a thorough introduction to those who are new to the bow and arrow—but even for the experienced archer, earning the badge can help to increase the understanding and appreciation of archery.
Art   Art (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 15

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) - Field Sports
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

The Bugling merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.
Camping   Camping (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Chess   Chess (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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 Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 13

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.
Cycling   Cycling (MB) - Field Sports
Time Block(s): 3, 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 13

Since 1911, hundreds of thousands of Scouts have made the most of their two-wheel adventures by earning the Cycling merit badge. Whether you just got your first bicycle or have been cycling for years, you will learn more about your bike and what it can do by working on the requirements for this badge.
Digital Technology   Digital Technology (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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.
Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 11

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.
Environmental Science   Environmental Science (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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.
First Aid   First Aid (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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.
Fishing   Fishing (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 16

Every Scout ought to be able to fish in order to get food for himself. A tenderfoot [beginner] who starved on the bank of a river full of fish would look very silly, yet it might happen to one who had never learned to catch fish. Bert Adams
Home Repairs   Home Repairs (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

Successfully completing this badge's requirements can lead to a lifetime of personal and financial rewards: Doing basic home repairs provides a sense of personal pride in one's achievements and increased self-confidence. In addition, safe and successful do-it-yourselfers can easily save a family thousands of dollars in repair bills over the years.
Leatherwork   Leatherwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Amount (Due at Camp): $17.00
Seats Available: 2

Scouts who complete the requirements to earn the Leatherwork merit badge will explore leather's history and its endless uses. They will learn to make a useful leather item using the same types of raw materials that our ancestors used; be challenged to master skills like hand-stitching, lacing, and braiding.; and learn how to preserve and protect leather items so they will last a lifetime and beyond.
Mammal Study   Mammal Study (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 8

A mammal may weigh as little as 1/12 ounce, as do some shrews, or as much as 150 tons, like the blue whale. It may spring, waddle, swim, or even fly. But if it has milk for its young, has hair of some kind, is relatively intelligent, and has warm blood, then it is a mammal.
Metalwork   Metalwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 3, 4 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Scouts will begin their work on this merit badge by learning about the properties of metal, how to use simple metalworking tools, and the basic metalworking techniques. Then they will practice using these tools and techniques before concentrating on the more intricate skills of one of four metalworking options.
Rifle Shooting   Rifle Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Unless a rifle is handled incorrectly or recklessly, it is not dangerous. A rifle, like any other precision instrument, is manufactured to perform a specific task and can do so at no risk to the user or others. By earning this badge, Scouts can develop their shooting skills while learning safe practices.
Shotgun Shooting   Shotgun Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

A shotgun is a precision instrument, designed to shoot a shot charge in a specific pattern to cover a designated area at a certain distance. Unlike a rifle, the bore of the shotgun is not rifled, so the shot emerging from the muzzle is not spinning.
Skating   Skating (MB) - Field Sports
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 14

This merit badge introduces Scouts to the exciting world of ice skating, roller skating, and in-line skating. In addition to being an enjoyable leisure activity that promotes fitness, there are a variety of athletic careers in skating.
Space Exploration   Space Exploration (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Amount (Due at Camp): $10.00
Seats Available: None

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
  Tenderfoot--1st Class Wrap-Up - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

For Scouts that only have a few things to work on towards their Rank Advancement. This is a one afternoon class where the instructors will assist the Scouts in what that specific Scout needs. Afternoon period A only.
Wilderness Survival   Wilderness Survival (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 3 (2:00PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 4

In their outdoor activities, Scouts learn to bring the clothing and gear they need, to make good plans, and do their best to manage any risks. But now and then, something unexpected happens. When things go wrong, the skills of wilderness survival can help make everything right again.
Archery   Archery (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. This merit badge can provide a thorough introduction to those who are new to the bow and arrow—but even for the experienced archer, earning the badge can help to increase the understanding and appreciation of archery.
Astronomy   Astronomy (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 9

In learning about astronomy, Scouts study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky: the nebulae, or giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born; old stars dying and exploding; meteor showers and shooting stars; the moon, planets, and a dazzling array of stars.
Automotive Maintenance   Automotive Maintenance (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

Modern automobiles are important to many aspects of American life. Those who service automobiles must understand each principle, and how these principles interact to provide smooth, efficient performance. Owners of cars also benefit by understanding how their vehicles operate. This enables them to understand why certain periodic maintenance is required to keep their vehicles in tip-top shape.
Basketry   Basketry (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

Basketry is a handy skill for a Scout. A basket can be a sturdy companion on campouts, carrying clothes snugly and efficiently, holding potatoes and corn for roasting over a campfire, or carrying the day's fishing catch back to camp for dinner. Baskets and basket-weaving projects also make great gifts for family and friends.
Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 17

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
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
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.
Cooking   Cooking (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

The Cooking merit badge introduces principles of cooking that can be used both at home or in the outdoors. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about food safety, nutritional guidelines, meal planning, and methods of food preparation, and will review the variety of culinary (or cooking) careers available.
Digital Technology   Digital Technology (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

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.
Environmental Science   Environmental Science (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

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.
Fire Safety   Fire Safety (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

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
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 14

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.
Game Design   Game Design (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 5

Home Repairs   Home Repairs (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Successfully completing this badge's requirements can lead to a lifetime of personal and financial rewards: Doing basic home repairs provides a sense of personal pride in one's achievements and increased self-confidence. In addition, safe and successful do-it-yourselfers can easily save a family thousands of dollars in repair bills over the years.
Leatherwork   Leatherwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Amount (Due at Camp): $17.00
Seats Available: 6

Scouts who complete the requirements to earn the Leatherwork merit badge will explore leather's history and its endless uses. They will learn to make a useful leather item using the same types of raw materials that our ancestors used; be challenged to master skills like hand-stitching, lacing, and braiding.; and learn how to preserve and protect leather items so they will last a lifetime and beyond.
Music   Music (MB) - Nature/Ecology
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

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.
Personal Fitness   Personal Fitness (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Rifle Shooting   Rifle Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Unless a rifle is handled incorrectly or recklessly, it is not dangerous. A rifle, like any other precision instrument, is manufactured to perform a specific task and can do so at no risk to the user or others. By earning this badge, Scouts can develop their shooting skills while learning safe practices.
Shotgun Shooting   Shotgun Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

A shotgun is a precision instrument, designed to shoot a shot charge in a specific pattern to cover a designated area at a certain distance. Unlike a rifle, the bore of the shotgun is not rifled, so the shot emerging from the muzzle is not spinning.
Space Exploration   Space Exploration (MB) - STEM
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Amount (Due at Camp): $10.00
Seats Available: 5

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
  Tenderfoot--1st Class Wrap-Up - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 4

For Scouts that only have a few things to work on towards their Rank Advancement. This is a one afternoon class where the instructors will assist the Scouts in what that specific Scout needs. Afternoon period A only.
Theater   Theater (MB) - Life Skills
Time Block(s): 4 (3:30PM)
Available To: Female Youth (Y), Male Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

While earning the Theater merit badge, Scouts will learn to appreciate live performances as members of the audience as well as go behind the footlights to see the view from the other side. Much more goes on in theater than ever meets the audience's eye.