links, and links to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Traffic Safety teaches great life skills. -
|Traffic Safety merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||112|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2006|
Traffic Safety requirements
| A FREE workbook for Traffic Safety 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.
1a. Top Ten Driving Mistakes Teenagers Make - Center for Disease Control: Teen Drivers - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Teenage Driver Statistics - IIHS New Driver Brochure
1b. Driving and Alcohol - CDC: Impaired Driving - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Blood Alcohol Statistics
1d. Distracted and Fatigued Driving from NHTSA
2a. Center for Disease Control: Safety Belts
2b. Nine Car Safety Features to Look For When Buying a Car
3a. Video: Check and Replace Lights
3b. Video: Checking Car Tire Pressure - Video: How to Put Air in a Tire - Video: How to Check Tire Pressure
3c. Tread Wear - Tires & Wheels: Checking Tire Tread
3d. How to Tell if Your Wiper Blades Need to be Replaced - Video: Car Detailing - Video: Exterior Car Detail Tips
4a. Stopping Distances - Stopping Distances - Another Source
4c. Manual of Traffic Signs All about traffic signs, including sections on shapes and colors.
5b. Young Driver's Guide to Freeway Driving - TeenDriving.com - Top Ten Driving Mistakes Teenagers Make - Center for Disease Control: Teen Drivers - Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Teenage Driver Statistics - IIHS New Driver Brochure
- General Resources
- The Safest and Most dangerous Cars, Trucks, and SUVs
- Teen Driving IQ Test-Test your Road Knowledge and Safety
- Automotive Maintenance overlaps several Traffic Safety requirements.
- The Webelos Handyman Activity Badge also includes Automotive Maintenance requirements.
Emergency Preparedness Awards Emergency Preparedness-related awards
- Scouter Awards: Emergency Preparedness Award
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Crime Prevention - Emergency Preparedness - Fire Safety - First Aid - Lifesaving - Public Health - Safety- Traffic Safety
- Boy Scout awards: Emergency Preparedness Award
- Webelos Activity Badge: Readyman
- Cub Scout Awards: Emergency Preparedness Award
- Others Links: First Aid Skills - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Safe Swim Defense - Safety Afloat - Guide to Safe Scouting: First Aid
- Venturing: Ranger Award-Emergency Preparedness Requirement
Personal Development Awards Personal development-related awards
- Boy Scout merit badges:
- Venturing: Religious and Community Life Bronze Award - TRUST Award - Quest Award - Ranger Award electives: Physical Fitness - Backpacking
- Webelos activity badges: Citizen - Communicator - Family Member -Fitness - Scholar; Other resources: Flag Ceremonies
- Cub Scout belt loops & pins: Citizenship - Communicating - Heritages - Language and Culture - Physical Fitness
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.)