Class Schedule - Youth

Aquatics - BSA Lifeguard   Aquatics - BSA Lifeguard
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y), Adult (A)
Amount: $35.00
Seats Available: 6

Pre-Requisites and Requirements found at: https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/lifeguard/
Aquatics - Canoeing   Aquatics - Canoeing (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 15

Scout must be able to perform Req. 2 to take badge. It is recommended the Scout earn the Swimming Merit Badge before taking Canoeing. 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.
Aquatics - Lifesaving   Aquatics - Lifesaving (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 5

No 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.
Civics - Citizenship in the Nation   Civics - Citizenship in the Nation (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
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.
Climbing   Climbing (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 4

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.
Ecology - Environmental Science   Ecology - Environmental Science (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Ecology - Fishing   Ecology - Fishing (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 2

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.
Ecology - Reptile & Amphibian Study   Ecology - Reptile & Amphibian Study (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

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.
Handicraft - Art   Handicraft - Art (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 7

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.
Handicraft - Pottery   Handicraft - Pottery (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 8

The Pottery merit badge provides an introduction to pottery making, enabling Scouts to gain skill and understanding from actually creating pottery. Completing the requirements will include hands-on production of a work of art, from start to finish.
Outdoor Skills - First Aid   Outdoor Skills - First Aid (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Outdoor Skills - Geocaching   Outdoor Skills - Geocaching (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Outdoor Skills - Pioneering   Outdoor Skills - Pioneering (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Shooting Sports - Archery   Shooting Sports - Archery (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: Unlimited

Shooting Sports - Rifle   Shooting Sports - Rifle (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
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.
Shooting Sports - Shotgun Shooting   Shooting Sports - Shotgun Shooting (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $25.00
Seats Available: 5

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.
STEM - Chess   STEM - Chess (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
STEM - Robotics   STEM - Robotics (MB)
Time Block(s): 1 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: 3

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.
Trailhead - Trailhead   Trailhead - Trailhead
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3 (8:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 10

Older Scout Programs - Welding   Older Scout Programs - Welding (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8:30AM)
Day: M
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 2

Older Scout Programs - Plumbing   Older Scout Programs - Plumbing (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8:30AM)
Day: TU
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 17

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.
  Shooting Sports - Pistol & Safety Markmanship
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8:30AM)
Day: TU
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $25.00
Seats Available: 7

Older Scout Programs - Metalwork   Older Scout Programs - Metalwork (MB)
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8:30AM)
Day: W
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 11

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.
  Shooting Sports - Advanced Shotgun
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8:30AM)
Day: W
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $25.00
Seats Available: 8

  Shooting Sports - Black Powder/Muzzleloading
Time Block(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (8:30AM)
Day: TH
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $25.00
Seats Available: 4

Aquatics - Kayaking   Aquatics - Kayaking (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 8

Before doing requirements 3 through 8, successfully complete the BSA swimmer test: Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
Aquatics - Small-Boat Sailing   Aquatics - Small-Boat Sailing (MB)
Time Block(s): 2, 3 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

Sailing is one of the most enjoyable pastimes on the open water. The quiet and peacefulness of the water can provide a pleasant break from everyday life. However, smooth sailing requires paying careful attention to safety.
Aquatics - Swimming   Aquatics - Swimming (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

Swimming is a leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a basic survival skill. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills
Civics - Citizenship in the World   Civics - Citizenship in the World (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Civics - Communications   Civics - Communications (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Ecology - Weather   Ecology - Weather (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 4

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.
Handicraft - Basketry   Handicraft - Basketry (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: None

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.
Handicraft - Sculpture   Handicraft - Sculpture (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 1

This merit badge introduces Scouts to sculpture, an art form that allows an artist to express what he sees and feels by using these three dimensions by shaping materials such as clay, stone, metal, and wood.
Outdoor Skills - Emergency Preparedness   Outdoor Skills - Emergency Preparedness (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Outdoor Skills - Search & Rescue   Outdoor Skills - Search & Rescue (MB)
Time Block(s): 2, 3 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 10

Shooting Sports - Archery   Shooting Sports - Archery (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: None

STEM - Space Exploration   STEM - Space Exploration (MB)
Time Block(s): 2 (9:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 2

($20 extra fee for materials) 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 Trading Post. Cost range $15-$25
Aquatics - Beginners Swim   Aquatics - Beginners Swim
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Aquatics - Kayaking   Aquatics - Kayaking (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

Before doing requirements 3 through 8, successfully complete the BSA swimmer test: Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
Aquatics - Standup/Paddleboarding   Aquatics - Standup/Paddleboarding
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

Aquatics - Swimming   Aquatics - Swimming (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Swimming is a leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a basic survival skill. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills
Civics - Citizenship in the World   Civics - Citizenship in the World (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Civics - Indian Lore   Civics - Indian Lore (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 2

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.
Ecology - Nature   Ecology - Nature (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 4

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.
Ecology - Soil & Water Conservation   Ecology - Soil & Water Conservation (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 8

Conservation isn't just the responsibility of soil and plant scientists, hydrologists, wildlife managers, landowners, and the forest or mine owner alone. It is the duty of every person to learn more about the natural resources on which our lives depend so that we can help make sure that these resources are used intelligently and cared for properly.
Handicraft - Leatherwork   Handicraft - Leatherwork (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
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.
Handicraft - Woodcarving   Handicraft - Woodcarving (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $16.00
Seats Available: 1

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.
Outdoor Skills - First Aid   Outdoor Skills - First Aid (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

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.
Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival   Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

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.
Shooting Sports - Archery   Shooting Sports - Archery (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 7

Shooting Sports - Rifle   Shooting Sports - Rifle (MB)
Time Block(s): 3, 4 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: 3

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.
Shooting Sports - Shotgun Shooting   Shooting Sports - Shotgun Shooting (MB)
Time Block(s): 3, 4 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $25.00
Seats Available: 4

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.
STEM - Electronics   STEM - Electronics (MB)
Time Block(s): 3 (10:30AM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: None

Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field.
Aquatics - Lifesaving   Aquatics - Lifesaving (MB)
Time Block(s): 4, 5 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

No 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.
Aquatics - Snorkeling BSA   Aquatics - Snorkeling BSA
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

Civics - Citizenship in the Nation   Civics - Citizenship in the Nation (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Civics - Salesmanship   Civics - Salesmanship (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 7

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.
Ecology - Environmental Science   Ecology - Environmental Science (MB)
Time Block(s): 4, 5 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Ecology - Fishing   Ecology - Fishing (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 2

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.
Ecology - Reptile & Amphibian Study   Ecology - Reptile & Amphibian Study (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Handicraft - Art   Handicraft - Art (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: 1

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.
Handicraft - Pottery   Handicraft - Pottery (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $10.00
Seats Available: None

The Pottery merit badge provides an introduction to pottery making, enabling Scouts to gain skill and understanding from actually creating pottery. Completing the requirements will include hands-on production of a work of art, from start to finish.
Outdoor Skills - Emergency Preparedness   Outdoor Skills - Emergency Preparedness (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Outdoor Skills - First Aid   Outdoor Skills - First Aid (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

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.
Outdoor Skills - Geocaching   Outdoor Skills - Geocaching (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
STEM - Chess   STEM - Chess (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

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.
STEM - Robotics   STEM - Robotics (MB)
Time Block(s): 4 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: 1

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.
Trailhead - Trailhead   Trailhead - Trailhead
Time Block(s): 4, 5, 6 (1:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 22

Aquatics - Kayaking   Aquatics - Kayaking (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

Before doing requirements 3 through 8, successfully complete the BSA swimmer test: Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
Aquatics - Small-Boat Sailing   Aquatics - Small-Boat Sailing (MB)
Time Block(s): 5, 6 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

Sailing is one of the most enjoyable pastimes on the open water. The quiet and peacefulness of the water can provide a pleasant break from everyday life. However, smooth sailing requires paying careful attention to safety.
Aquatics - Swimming   Aquatics - Swimming (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 8

Swimming is a leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a basic survival skill. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills
Civics - Citizenship in the Nation   Civics - Citizenship in the Nation (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

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.
Civics - Communications   Civics - Communications (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

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.
Ecology - Forestry   Ecology - Forestry (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

In working through the Forestry merit badge requirements, Scouts will explore the remarkable complexity of a forest and identify many species of trees and plants and the roles they play in a forest's life cycle.They will also discover some of the resources forests provide to humans and come to understand that people have a very large part to play in sustaining the health of forests.
Ecology - Weather   Ecology - Weather (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

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.
Handicraft - Basketry   Handicraft - Basketry (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: 2

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.
Handicraft - Sculpture   Handicraft - Sculpture (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: None

This merit badge introduces Scouts to sculpture, an art form that allows an artist to express what he sees and feels by using these three dimensions by shaping materials such as clay, stone, metal, and wood.
Outdoor Skills - Emergency Preparedness   Outdoor Skills - Emergency Preparedness (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Outdoor Skills - First Aid   Outdoor Skills - First Aid (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 6

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.
Shooting Sports - Archery   Shooting Sports - Archery (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 1

Shooting Sports - Rifle   Shooting Sports - Rifle (MB)
Time Block(s): 5, 6 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: 9

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.
Shooting Sports - Shotgun Shooting   Shooting Sports - Shotgun Shooting (MB)
Time Block(s): 5, 6 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $25.00
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.
STEM - Space Exploration   STEM - Space Exploration (MB)
Time Block(s): 5 (2:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: None

($20 extra fee for materials) 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 Trading Post. Cost range $15-$25
Aquatics - Kayaking   Aquatics - Kayaking (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 1

Before doing requirements 3 through 8, successfully complete the BSA swimmer test: Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
Aquatics - Standup/Paddleboarding   Aquatics - Standup/Paddleboarding
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Aquatics - Swimming   Aquatics - Swimming (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 2

Swimming is a leisure activity, a competitive sport, and a basic survival skill. Scouts who earn this badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills
Civics - Citizenship in the World   Civics - Citizenship in the World (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 4

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.
Civics - Indian Lore   Civics - Indian Lore (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 1

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.
Ecology - Nature   Ecology - Nature (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

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.
Ecology - Soil & Water Conservation   Ecology - Soil & Water Conservation (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: None

Conservation isn't just the responsibility of soil and plant scientists, hydrologists, wildlife managers, landowners, and the forest or mine owner alone. It is the duty of every person to learn more about the natural resources on which our lives depend so that we can help make sure that these resources are used intelligently and cared for properly.
Handicraft - Leatherwork   Handicraft - Leatherwork (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: None

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.
Handicraft - Woodcarving   Handicraft - Woodcarving (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $16.00
Seats Available: None

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.
Outdoor Skills - Orienteering   Outdoor Skills - Orienteering (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Seats Available: 3

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.
Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival   Outdoor Skills - Wilderness Survival (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), 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.
Shooting Sports - Archery   Shooting Sports - Archery (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $15.00
Seats Available: 1

STEM - Electronics   STEM - Electronics (MB)
Time Block(s): 6 (3:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y)
Amount: $20.00
Seats Available: 3

Electronics is the science that controls the behavior of electrons so that some type of useful function is performed. Today, electronics is a fast-changing and exciting field.
Aquatics - BSA Mile Swim   Aquatics - BSA Mile Swim
Time Block(s): 7 (4:30PM)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y), Adult (A)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Aviation   Aviation (MB)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y), Adult (A)
Seats Available: Unlimited

For most of history, people have dreamed of flying, imagining how it would feel to soar through the sky like an eagle or hover in midair like a hummingbird, to float on unseen currents, free of Earth's constant tug, able to travel great distances and to rise above any obstacle. Today, through aviation, we can not only join the birds but also fly farther, faster, and higher than they ever could.
Shotgun Shooting   Shotgun Shooting (MB)
Available To: Provisional (Y), Youth (Y), Adult (A)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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.