Class Schedule - Youth

Animal Science   Animal Science (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Cattle, horses, sheep, goats, hogs, poultry, and other domesticated animals are important to people for many reasons. They supply us with food and clothing, we use them for recreational purposes, they work with and for us.
Animation   Animation (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Computer or traditional animation tasks that will test a Scout’s creativity, artistic skills, and storytelling abilities.
Camping   Camping (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

The USCF (United States Chess Federation) provided the primary contributing writers for the Merit Badge pamphlet. They will be helping to promote the badge through communications with the Chess delegate teams (similar to BSA’s National Committees and Boards) and e-mail blasts, plus website and “tournament news” announcements.
Citizenship in the Community   Citizenship in the Community (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

A nation is a patchwork of communities that differ from each other and may be governed differently. But regardless of how local communities differ, they all have one point in common: In the United States, local government means self-government. Good citizens help to make decisions about their community through their elected local officials.
Citizenship in the Nation   Citizenship in the Nation (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

As Scouts fulfill the requirements for this merit badge, they will learn how to become active citizens are aware of and grateful for their liberties and rights, to participate in their governments and protect their freedom, helping to defend their country and standing up for individual rights on behalf of all its citizens.
Citizenship in the World   Citizenship in the World (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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.
Digital Technology   Digital Technology (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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 Prepardness   Emergency Prepardness (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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.
Family Life   Family Life (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

The family is the basic unit of society and is important to both individuals and communities. The world is rapidly changing, making today's society much more complex than ever before. As Scouts earn this merit badge, they will realize why it is important to know more about family life and how to strengthen their families.
Forestry   Forestry (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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.
Geology   Geology (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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.
Inventing   Inventing (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Inventing involves finding technological solutions to real-world problems. Inventors understand the importance of inventing to society because they creatively think of ways to improve the lives of others. Explore the world of inventing through this new merit badge, and discover your inner inventiveness.
Law   Law (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Earning this merit badge enables a Scout to learn about the history and kinds of laws, the purpose and methods of law enforcement, consumer protection agencies, emerging law, and careers in the legal profession.
Nuclear Science   Nuclear Science (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Nuclear science gives us a simple explanation of the natural world. The ultimate goal of nuclear science is to find out if there is one fundamental rule that explains how matter and forces interact. Earning the Nuclear Science merit badge is a chance for Scouts to learn about this exciting field at the cutting edge of science today.
Oceanography   Oceanography (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

The oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and are the dominant feature of Earth. Wherever you live, the oceans influence the weather, the soil, the air, and the geography of your community. To study the oceans is to study Earth itself.
Personal Management   Personal Management (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.
Pets   Pets (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Pet ownership is a mixture of fun, excitement, responsibility, commitment, expense, and learning. Besides providing a window into the animal world, owning pets gives us opportunities to participate in activities that strengthen the human-animal bond. Pet ownership teaches us about the responsibility we have to the other living beings on this planet, and pets can be just plain fun.
Safety   Safety (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Knowing about safety helps Scouts to make the right choices and to take the best actions to avoid accidents by making informed choices in their everyday activities and to respond appropriately during an emergency situation.
Scouting Heritage   Scouting Heritage (MB)
Time: 9:00AM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

American Business   American Business (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Earning the American Business merit badge can help Scouts learn practical business matters that will be useful throughout life. Learning how businesses function will help you understand society and uncover a number of career options.
American Heritage   American Heritage (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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.
Collections   Collections (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Collecting can be an educational and financially rewarding pastime: a collector must educate himself about a specific subject, be able to tell which items are worth preserving, how to catalog and organize his collection, and how to evaluate the value of items.
Communication   Communication (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

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.
Hiking   Hiking (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Hiking is a terrific way to keep your body and mind in top shape, both now and for a lifetime. Walking packs power into your legs and makes your heart and lungs healthy and strong. Exploring the outdoors challenges you with discoveries and new ideas. Your senses will improve as you use your eyes and ears to gather information along the way.
Sustainability   Sustainability (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Learn about the many types of sustainable resources, how to help save our world.
Traffic Safety   Traffic Safety (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Staying safe in traffic wherever you live is getting more difficult all the time, as more and more people take to the road. Earning the Traffic Safety merit badge and will give Scouts some crucial tools to stay safer, when driving a car on a highway, riding a bike across town, or jogging across a busy street.
Truck Transportation   Truck Transportation (MB)
Time: 1:00PM
Available To: Youth (Y)
Seats Available: Unlimited

Trucking is a large and important industry. No matter where you live, a day is unlikely to go by when you will not see a truck. We use these vehicles to deliver almost every material item we buy. Without trucks, our economy would not work efficiently.