|Animal Science merit badge|
|Replaced:|| Agriculture, Animal Industry, |
Beef Production, Dairying,
Hog Production, Poultry Keeping,
and Sheep Farming
|BSA Advancement ID:||018|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
|“||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.||”|
Animal Science merit badge requirements
| A FREE workbook for Animal Science is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
- Animal Science is a rare merit badge!
1. Breeds of Livestock Oklahoma State University defines breeding terms, and offers specific pages listing the breeds for cattle, horses, goats, sheep, and swine.
2. Horse Diseases Text and illustrations for the most common horse diseases.
2. Cattle Diseases and Conditions From The Dairy Site.
2. Cattle Diseases University of Florida's listing for beef cattle.
2. Sheep Diseases Photos and text.
2. Swine Diseases Illustrations, definitions, and treatment.
2. Poultry Diseases Guides Definitions, diagnoses, and treatments.
3. Animal Science 200 A powerpoint illustration of the digestive systems from Ohio State University.
3. Digestive Physiology of Farm Animals A PowerPoint illustration of the digestive systems from University of Kentucky.
6. HORSE OPTION:
- b. The Horse in Human History
- b. Breeds and Use Classification From the University of Minnesota.
- c. Dictionary of Horse Terms
- e. Feeding the Working Horse
- e. Addressing Horse Colic
6. SHEEP OPTION:
- a. Wholesale lamb cuts A slideshow.
- a. Retail cuts of lamb and how to cook them
- b. Wool grading A 6-page guide from New Mexico State University.
- d. Sheep selection & cross-breeding
- e. Sheep Terms Glossary
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Animal Science - Archaeology - Astronomy - Architecture - Chemistry - Composite Materials - Computers - Electricity - Electronics - Energy - Environmental Science - Geology - Nuclear Science - Radio - Space Exploration - Weather
- Webelos Activity Badge: Engineer - Geologist - Scientist
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Astronomy - Geography - Geology - Science - Weather
- The Animal Science merit badge was created when the Agriculture merit badge was discontinued and was replaced by two merit badges, Animal Science and Plant Science.
General Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
- Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval – Certain requirements need prior approval. Most do not. Here is the list.
- Also see: List of how many boys have earned each Merit Badge – Merit Badge policies – Merit badges required for the Eagle Scout rank – Merit Badge Days
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)
- Virtual Livestock Library
- WWW Virtual Library: Animal health, well-being, and rights
- Avian Option information from the National Chicken Council