Template:BSA Program Info
MeritBadge.Org provides BSA Program resources for:
- Cub Scouts
- Cub Scouts is a year-round family- and home-centered program that develops ethical decision-making skills for boys in the 1st - 5th grade or age 7 - 10. Key resources include the Webelos Activity Badges and Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins. In additional, see the program materials for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts. Other important resources include Denners, Den Chiefs, Pinewood Derby, and Blue and Gold.
- Boy Scouts
- Boy Scouts is the year-round program for boys age 11 - 17 that achieves the Aims and Methods of Scouting through a vigorous outdoor program and youth leadership with the counsel of an adult Scoutmaster. Boy Scout Advancement resource include Scout through Eagle ranks and Merit Badge info. Key topics include Summer Camp, Merit Badges, Youth Members With Special Needs, Boards of Review, Courts of Honor, and Scoutmaster Conferences.
- Varsity Scouts
- Varsity Scouting is an active, exciting, year-round program for young men age 14 through 17 emphasizing advancement, high-adventure, personal development, service, and special programs and events. Varsity Scout resources include Varsity Ranks, Varsity Letter, and Denali Award and well as the Boy Scout programs Varsity Scout enjoy.
- Venturing is a year-round program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade through 20 years of age to provide positive experiences through exciting and meaningful youth-run activities that help them pursue their special interests, grow by teaching others, and develop leadership skills. Venturing information includes Bronze Awards, Gold Award, Silver Award, Quest Award, TRUST Award, and the Ranger Award.
- Sea Scouting
- Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. Swimming, lifesaving, first aid, Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and Seamanship, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses are taught with the ship by its officers.
- Merit Badges
- MeritBadge.Org has a wealth of merit badge resources. Check out the worksheets and links on the Merit Badge Worksheets page. Did you ever wonder how many Scouts have earned First Aid Merit Badge? How about Leatherwork? Or Beekeeping? The answers to this and other questions are available on the Merit Badges Earned pages.
- Scouter Awards
- There are dozens of awards for Scout Leaders. Whether you wear the knot or not, you should deliver the full qualify program these awards require.
See the Bookshelf for books and downloadable materials.
- listing of rank and merit badge changes - maintained by Paul Wolf at USScouts for over a decade.
- Steve Henning's Merit Badge List with history dating back to 1911.
- http://olc.scouting.org/ - The BSA Online Training Center (an official BSA web site). This provides a variety of materials, from quick references to complete courses.