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Boy Scout Troop 146
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
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List of Merit Badges by Field of Study

  1. American Business
  2. American Cultures
  3. American Heritage
  4. American Labor
  5. Animal Science
  6. Animation
  7. Archaeology
  8. Archery
  9. Architecture
  10. Art
  11. Astronomy
  12. Athletics
  13. Automotive Maintenance
  14. Aviation
  15. Backpacking
  16. Basketry
  17. Bird Study
  18. Bugling
  19. Camping
  20. Canoeing
  21. Chemistry
  22. Chess
  23. Citizenship in the Community
  24. Citizenship in the Nation
  25. Citizenship in the World
  26. Climbing
  27. Coin Collecting
  28. Collections
  29. Communication
  30. Composite Materials
  31. Cooking
  32. Crime Prevention
  33. Cycling
  34. Dentistry
  35. Digital Technology
  36. Disabilities Awareness
  37. Dog Care
  38. Drafting
  39. Electricity
  40. Electronics
  41. Emergency Preparedness
  42. Energy
  43. Engineering
  44. Entrepreneurship
  45. Environmental Science
  46. Exploration
  47. Family Life
  48. Farm Mechanics
  49. Fingerprinting
  50. Fire Safety
  51. First Aid
  52. Fish and Wildlife Management
  53. Fishing
  54. Fly Fishing
  55. Forestry
  56. Game Design
  57. Gardening
  58. Genealogy
  59. Geocaching
  60. Geology
  61. Golf
  62. Graphic Arts
  63. Hiking
  64. Home Repairs
  65. Horsemanship
  66. Indian Lore
  67. Insect Study
  68. Inventing
  69. Journalism
  70. Kayaking
  71. Landscape Architecture
  72. Law
  73. Leatherwork
  74. Lifesaving
  75. Mammal Study
  76. Medicine
  77. Metalwork
  78. Mining in Society
  79. Model Design and Building
  80. Motorboating
  81. Moviemaking
  82. Music
  83. Nature
  84. Nuclear Science
  85. Oceanography
  86. Orienteering
  87. Painting
  88. Personal Fitness
  89. Personal Management
  90. Pets
  91. Photography
  92. Pioneering
  93. Plant Science
  94. Plumbing
  95. Pottery
  96. Programming
  97. Public Health
  98. Public Speaking
  99. Pulp and Paper
  100. Radio
  101. Railroading
  102. Reading
  103. Reptile and Amphibian Study
  104. Rifle Shooting
  105. Robotics
  106. Rowing
  107. Safety
  108. Salesmanship
  109. Scouting Heritage
  110. Scholarship
  111. Scuba Diving
  112. Sculpture
  113. Search & Rescue
  114. Shotgun Shooting
  115. Signs, Signals and Codes
  116. Skating
  117. Small-Boat Sailing
  118. Snow Sports
  119. Soil and Water Conservation
  120. Space Exploration
  121. Sports
  122. Stamp Collecting
  123. Surveying
  124. Sustainability
  125. Swimming
  126. Textile
  127. Theater
  128. Traffic Safety
  129. Truck Transportation
  130. Veterinary Medicine
  131. Water Sports
  132. Weather
  133. Welding
  134. Whitewater
  135. Wilderness Survival
  136. Wood Carving
  137. Woodwork

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Merit Badges Patches

 American BUsiness merit badgeAmerican Business          American Cultures merit badgeAmerican CulturesAmerican Heritage merit badgeAmerican HeritageAmerican Labor merit badgeAmerican LaborAnimal Science merit badgeAnimal Science                  Archaeology merit badgeArchaeology        Archery merit badgeArchery                     Architecture merit badgeArchitectureArt merit badgeArt                                       Astronomy merit badgeAstronomy           Athletics merit badgeAthletics                    Atomic Energy merit badgeAtomic EnergyAutomotive Maintenance merit badgeAutomotive MaintenanceAviation merit badgeAviation              Backpacking merit badgeBackpacking              Basketry merit badgeBasketryBird Study merit badgeBird Study                            Bugling merit badgeBugling            Camping merit badgeCamping                      Canoeing merit badgeCanoeingCarpentry merit badgeCarpentry                             Chemistry merit badgeChemistry         Chess merit badgeChess         Citizenship in the Community merit badgeCitizenship in the CommunityCitizenship in the Nation merit badgeCitizenship in the NationCitizenship in the World merit badgeCitizenship in the WorldClimbing merit badgeClimbingCoin Collecting merit badgeCoin CollectingCollections merit badgeCollections                      Communication merit badgeCommunication       Comoposite Materials merit badgeComposite MaterialsComputers merit badgeComputersCooking merit badgeCooking                        Crime Prevention merit badgeCrime Prevention       Cycling merit badgeCycling                      Dentistry merit badgeDentistryDisabilities Awareness merit badgeDisabilities AwarenessDog Care merit badgeDog Care                    Drafting merit badgeDrafting                    Electricity merit badgeElectricityElectronics merit badgeElectronics                  Emergency Preparedness merit badgeEmergency PreparednessEnergy merit badgeEnergy              Engineering merit badgeEngineeringEntrepreneurship merit badgeEntrepreneurship     Environmental Science merit badgeEnvironmental ScienceFamily Life merit badgeFamily Life               Farm Mechanics merit badgeFarm MechanicsFingerprinting merit badgeFingerprinting        Fire Safety merit badgeFire Safety                  First Aid merit badgeFirst Aid      Fish and Wildlife Management merit badgeFish and Wildlife ManagementFishing merit badgeFishing                  Fly Fishing merit badgeFly Fishing                 Forestry merit badgeForestry     Game Design merit badgeGame Design
Gardening merit badgeGardening          Genealogy merit badgeGenealogy                  Geocaching merit badgeGeocachingGeology merit badgeGeology
Golf merit badgeGolf                     Graphic Arts merit badgeGraphic Arts              Hiking merit badgeHiking           Home Repairs merit badgeHome Repairs
Journalism merit badgeJournalism    Kayaking merit badgeKayaking                        Landscape Architecture merit badgeLandscape ArchitectureLaw merit badgeLaw
Leatherwork merit badgeLeatherworkLifesaving merit badgeLifesaving                    Mammal Study merit badgeMammal Study        Medicine merit badgeMedicine
Metalwork merit badgeMetalwork   Mining in Society merit badgeMining in Society        Model Design and Building merit badgeModel Design and BuildingMotorboating merit badgeMotorboatingMoviemaking merit badgeMoviemakingMusic merit badgeMusic                         Nature merit badgeNature                             Nuclear Science merit badgeNuclear ScienceOceanography merit badgeOceanographyOrienteering merit badgeOrienteering         Painting merit badgePainting                          Pathfinding merit badgePathfinding
Pioneering merit badgePioneering       Plant Science merit badgePlant Science       Plumbing merit badgePlumbing                     Pottery merit badgePottery
Programming merit badgeProgrammingPublic Health merit badgePublic Health          Public Speaking merit badgePublic Speaking          Pulp and Paper merit badgePulp and PaperRadio merit badgeRadio            Railroading merit badgeRailroading             Reading merit badgeReading                        Reptile and Amphibian Study merit badgeReptile and Amphibian StudyRifle Shooting merit badgeRifle ShootingRobotics merit badgeRobotics               Rowing merit badgeRowing                          Safety merit badgeSafety
Surveying merit badgeSurveying              Swimming merit badgeSwimmingTextiles merit badgeTextile                                  Theater merit badgeTheater
Tracking merit badgeTracking               Traffic Safety merit badgeTraffic SafetyTruck Transportation merit badgeTruck Transportation     Veterinary Medicine merit badgeVeterinary MedicineWater Sports merit badgeWater Sports     Weather merit badgeWeather        Welding merit badgeWelding                            Whitewater merit badgeWhitewater

The BSA merit badge program includes over 133 different areas of knowledge and skills. As soon as a scout joins a troop, he can start earning merit badges. The only limitations are his ambition and availability of adult merit badge counselors.

Merit Badge Pamphlets: Each BSA merit badge has an official pamphlet which contains requirements, introductory information and supplemental references. Scouts can purchase pamphlets from a scout shop or find them in their troop library. Pamphlets are updated every few years, so be sure to get the most recent copy.
Merit Badge Counselors: Volunteers are selected, trained, and approved by council or district committees to teach scouts about specific merit badges. They are knowledgeable in the topic and understand the goals of scouting and the merit badge program.
Process: When a scout decides to earn a merit badge, he first obtains approval to begin from his Scoutmaster. The Scoutmaster provides the scout with names of appropriate BSA merit badge counselors. The scout finds a scout buddy to be his partner for meetings with the merit badge counselor to follow safe scouting guidelines. He then contacts the counselor to start working on the badge. The counselor reviews the requirements with the scouts and they decide on projects and a schedule. Expertise, advice, and guidance as needed is offered by the counselor to the scouts. The counselor certifies their completion and the merit badge is presented at a troop meeting.
Required Merit Badges: A scout can start earning merit badges as soon as he joins a troop, but merit badges are not required for advancement until Star rank. Star, Life, and Eagle ranks are reached by performing leadership, service, and merit badges. Eagle rank requires completion of at least 21 BSA merit badges.



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