Class Schedule - Youth

A - Environmental Science   A - Environmental Science (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 1, 2
Days: M, TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2966

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.
Archaeology   Archaeology (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 278

Archaeologists are detectives who study how people lived in the past. They figure out what happened, when, how, and why. Using the clues that people left behind, they try to understand how and why human culture has changed through time.
Archery   Archery (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $5.00
Seats Available: 10

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.
B - Environmental Science   B - Environmental Science (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 1, 2
Days: M, TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29998

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.
Basketry   Basketry (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 489

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.
Canoeing   Canoeing (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 1, 3
Days: M, TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 5

For several centuries, the canoe was a primary method of travel for explorers and settlers. Today, it remains an important part of the wilderness experience and an enjoyable leisure activity that teaches communication, teamwork, and physical fitness.
  Chess/Game Design (MB) - Other
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Climbing   Climbing (MB) - Climbing
Time Block(s): 1, 2
Days: M, TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Climbing is not a sport that requires tremendous muscular strength; it demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice hard to master a set of skills. The adventure of climbing can also provide a new way to enjoy the outdoors.
Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 234

Must prove Scout has completed the First Aid Merit Badge. 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.
First Aid   First Aid (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 282

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.
Fly Fishing   Fly Fishing (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29980

Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Because it is so rich with tradition, it is a passion for millions of people. The beauty of the water, the solitude, and the skills that the sport requires have made fly-fishing very important in the lives of many notable people.
Kayaking   Kayaking (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 1, 3
Days: M, TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

This merit badge can be earned concurrently with the Kayaking BSA Award but earning one does not automatically qualify the Scout as earning the other.
Leatherwork   Leatherwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29993

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.
Nature   Nature (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 30000

There is a very close connection between the soil, the plants, and all animal life, including people. Understanding this connection, and the impact we have upon it, is important to preserving the wilderness, as well as to our own well-being as members of the web of nature.
  Nature / Weather - Combo Classes
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Pioneering   Pioneering (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 1, 2
Days: M, TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 20

Pioneering—the knowledge of ropes, knots, and splices along with the ability to build rustic structures by lashing together poles and spars—is among the oldest of Scouting's skills. Practicing rope use and completing projects with lashings also allow Scouts to connect with past generations, ancestors who used many of these skills as they sailed the open seas and lived in America's forests and prairies.
Rifle Shooting   Rifle Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 1, 4
Days: M, W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $12.00
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.
Rowing   Rowing (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 1, 4
Days: M, W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 28

Rowing is the use of oars as a means of propelling boats, has grown from a basic method of transportation to a competitive sport and an enjoyable method of exercising.
  Scout Rank Class - Trail to First Class
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29997

Wilderness Survival   Wilderness Survival (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 1
Day: M
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

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): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $5.00
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.
  Chess/Game Design (MB) - Other
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Fishing   Fishing (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29958

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.-Robert Baden-Powell in Scouting for Boys
Geology   Geology (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29974

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.
Indian Lore   Indian Lore (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29992

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.
Lifesaving   Lifesaving (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 2, 4
Days: TU, W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 18

No Boy Scout will ignore a plea for help. However, the desire to help is of little use unless one knows how to give the proper aid. The main purpose of the Lifesaving merit badge is to prepare Scouts to assist those involved in water accidents, teaching them the basic knowledge of rescue techniques, the skills to perform them, and the judgment to know when and how to act so that they can be prepared for emergencies.
Orienteering   Orienteering (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29977

Orienteering, the use of map and compass to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. Orienteering is also a recognized sport at the Olympic Games, and thousands of people participate in the sport each year in local clubs and competitions.
Plant Science   Plant Science (MB) - Youth Training
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 28

Plant scientists use their curiosity and knowledge to develop questions about the world of plants. Then they try to answer those questions with further observations and experiments in the laboratory and in the field. To earn this merit badge, Scouts will explore three of the most important plant science specialties: agronomy, horticulture, and field botany.
Rifle Shooting   Rifle Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 2, 5
Days: TU, W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $12.00
Seats Available: 5

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.
Salesmanship   Salesmanship (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29996

By studying salesmanship, Scouts can learn self-confidence, motivation, friendliness, and the persistence necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems. Sales can offer a challenging and rewarding career for those who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life.
Signs, Signals and Codes   Signs, Signals and Codes (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29985

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used language in the United States. The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge will cover Morse code, ASL, Braille, signaling, trail markings, and other nonverbal communications. Did you know that some of these have even saved people’s lives?
Tenderfoot Rank Class   Tenderfoot Rank Class (MB) - Trail to First Class
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29985

Woodcarving   Woodcarving (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 2
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29983

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.
A - Environmental Science   A - Environmental Science (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 3, 4
Days: TU, W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2988

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.
Archaeology   Archaeology (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 282

Archaeologists are detectives who study how people lived in the past. They figure out what happened, when, how, and why. Using the clues that people left behind, they try to understand how and why human culture has changed through time.
Archery   Archery (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $5.00
Seats Available: 2

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.
B - Environmental Science   B - Environmental Science (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 3, 4
Days: TU, W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3000

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.
Basketry   Basketry (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 481

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.
  Chess/Game Design (MB) - Other
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 216

Must prove Scout has completed the First Aid Merit Badge. 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.
First Aid   First Aid (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 281

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.
Fly Fishing   Fly Fishing (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29986

Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Because it is so rich with tradition, it is a passion for millions of people. The beauty of the water, the solitude, and the skills that the sport requires have made fly-fishing very important in the lives of many notable people.
Leatherwork   Leatherwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29985

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.
Nature   Nature (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29992

There is a very close connection between the soil, the plants, and all animal life, including people. Understanding this connection, and the impact we have upon it, is important to preserving the wilderness, as well as to our own well-being as members of the web of nature.
Pioneering   Pioneering (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 3, 4
Days: TU, W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 14

Pioneering—the knowledge of ropes, knots, and splices along with the ability to build rustic structures by lashing together poles and spars—is among the oldest of Scouting's skills. Practicing rope use and completing projects with lashings also allow Scouts to connect with past generations, ancestors who used many of these skills as they sailed the open seas and lived in America's forests and prairies.
Rifle Shooting   Rifle Shooting (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 3, 6
Days: TU, TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $12.00
Seats Available: 8

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.
Wilderness Survival   Wilderness Survival (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 3
Day: TU
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

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
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $5.00
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.
  Chess/Game Design (MB) - Other
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Climbing   Climbing (MB) - Climbing
Time Block(s): 4, 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 10

Climbing is not a sport that requires tremendous muscular strength; it demands mental toughness and the willingness to practice hard to master a set of skills. The adventure of climbing can also provide a new way to enjoy the outdoors.
Fishing   Fishing (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2973

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.-Robert Baden-Powell in Scouting for Boys
Geology   Geology (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29980

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.
Indian Lore   Indian Lore (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29987

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.
Orienteering   Orienteering (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29970

Orienteering, the use of map and compass to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. Orienteering is also a recognized sport at the Olympic Games, and thousands of people participate in the sport each year in local clubs and competitions.
Plant Science   Plant Science (MB) - Youth Training
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 25

Plant scientists use their curiosity and knowledge to develop questions about the world of plants. Then they try to answer those questions with further observations and experiments in the laboratory and in the field. To earn this merit badge, Scouts will explore three of the most important plant science specialties: agronomy, horticulture, and field botany.
Salesmanship   Salesmanship (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29991

By studying salesmanship, Scouts can learn self-confidence, motivation, friendliness, and the persistence necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems. Sales can offer a challenging and rewarding career for those who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life.
Second Class Rank Class   Second Class Rank Class (MB) - Trail to First Class
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29981

Signs, Signals and Codes   Signs, Signals and Codes (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29989

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used language in the United States. The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge will cover Morse code, ASL, Braille, signaling, trail markings, and other nonverbal communications. Did you know that some of these have even saved people’s lives?
Woodcarving   Woodcarving (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 4
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29960

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.
  Weather / Nature - Combo Classes
Time Block(s): 5
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

A - Environmental Science   A - Environmental Science (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 5, 6
Days: W, TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2985

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.
Archaeology   Archaeology (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 282

Archaeologists are detectives who study how people lived in the past. They figure out what happened, when, how, and why. Using the clues that people left behind, they try to understand how and why human culture has changed through time.
Archery   Archery (MB) - Shooting Sports
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount (Due at Camp): $5.00
Seats Available: 3

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.
B - Environmental Science   B - Environmental Science (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 5, 6
Days: W, TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2998

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.
Basketry   Basketry (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 490

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.
Canoeing   Canoeing (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 5, 7
Days: W, TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

For several centuries, the canoe was a primary method of travel for explorers and settlers. Today, it remains an important part of the wilderness experience and an enjoyable leisure activity that teaches communication, teamwork, and physical fitness.
  Chess/Game Design (MB) - Other
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Emergency Preparedness   Emergency Preparedness (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2489

Must prove Scout has completed the First Aid Merit Badge. 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.
First Aid   First Aid (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 269

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.
Fly Fishing   Fly Fishing (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29978

Fly-fishing is a specialized form of fishing that combines skill and artistry. Because it is so rich with tradition, it is a passion for millions of people. The beauty of the water, the solitude, and the skills that the sport requires have made fly-fishing very important in the lives of many notable people.
Kayaking   Kayaking (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 5, 7
Days: W, TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

This merit badge can be earned concurrently with the Kayaking BSA Award but earning one does not automatically qualify the Scout as earning the other.
Leatherwork   Leatherwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29983

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.
  Nature - Combo Classes
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Nature   Nature (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29997

There is a very close connection between the soil, the plants, and all animal life, including people. Understanding this connection, and the impact we have upon it, is important to preserving the wilderness, as well as to our own well-being as members of the web of nature.
Pioneering   Pioneering (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 5, 6
Days: W, TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 24

Pioneering—the knowledge of ropes, knots, and splices along with the ability to build rustic structures by lashing together poles and spars—is among the oldest of Scouting's skills. Practicing rope use and completing projects with lashings also allow Scouts to connect with past generations, ancestors who used many of these skills as they sailed the open seas and lived in America's forests and prairies.
Wilderness Survival   Wilderness Survival (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 5
Day: W
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

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.
  Chess/Game Design (MB) - Other
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

First Class Rank Class   First Class Rank Class - Trail to First Class
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2983

Fishing   Fishing (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29971

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.-Robert Baden-Powell in Scouting for Boys
Geology   Geology (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29984

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.
Indian Lore   Indian Lore (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29988

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.
Lifesaving   Lifesaving (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 6, 8
Days: TH, F
Available To: Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 18

No Boy Scout will ignore a plea for help. However, the desire to help is of little use unless one knows how to give the proper aid. The main purpose of the Lifesaving merit badge is to prepare Scouts to assist those involved in water accidents, teaching them the basic knowledge of rescue techniques, the skills to perform them, and the judgment to know when and how to act so that they can be prepared for emergencies.
Orienteering   Orienteering (MB) - Scout Skills
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29975

Orienteering, the use of map and compass to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. Orienteering is also a recognized sport at the Olympic Games, and thousands of people participate in the sport each year in local clubs and competitions.
Plant Science   Plant Science (MB) - Youth Training
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 27

Plant scientists use their curiosity and knowledge to develop questions about the world of plants. Then they try to answer those questions with further observations and experiments in the laboratory and in the field. To earn this merit badge, Scouts will explore three of the most important plant science specialties: agronomy, horticulture, and field botany.
Rowing   Rowing (MB) - Aquatics
Time Block(s): 6, 8
Days: TH, F
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

Rowing is the use of oars as a means of propelling boats, has grown from a basic method of transportation to a competitive sport and an enjoyable method of exercising.
Salesmanship   Salesmanship (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29988

By studying salesmanship, Scouts can learn self-confidence, motivation, friendliness, and the persistence necessary to overcome obstacles and solve problems. Sales can offer a challenging and rewarding career for those who enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life.
Signs, Signals and Codes   Signs, Signals and Codes (MB) - Outdoor Skills
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29970

American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most used language in the United States. The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge will cover Morse code, ASL, Braille, signaling, trail markings, and other nonverbal communications. Did you know that some of these have even saved people’s lives?
Woodcarving   Woodcarving (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 6
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29963

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.
  Weather / Nature - Combo Classes
Time Block(s): 7
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Archaeology   Archaeology (MB) - Ecology
Time Block(s): 7
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 238

Archaeologists are detectives who study how people lived in the past. They figure out what happened, when, how, and why. Using the clues that people left behind, they try to understand how and why human culture has changed through time.
Basketry   Basketry (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 7
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 445

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.
Leatherwork   Leatherwork (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 7
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29940

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.
Nature   Nature (MB) - Nature
Time Block(s): 7
Day: TH
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 50

There is a very close connection between the soil, the plants, and all animal life, including people. Understanding this connection, and the impact we have upon it, is important to preserving the wilderness, as well as to our own well-being as members of the web of nature.
  Chess/Game Design (MB) - Other
Time Block(s): 8
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 8

Indian Lore   Indian Lore (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 8
Day: F
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29953

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.
Woodcarving   Woodcarving (MB) - Handicraft
Time Block(s): 8
Day: F
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 29939

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.