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Badges

The family of hawks, eagles, falcons, harriers, and old-world vultures

This badge examines adult financial literacy by having students research and complete budgets based on their desired careers and as entry-level workers in the food and retail industries.
Soviet military aggression and the subsequent spread of Communism is the greatest threat to the security of the nation. The current costs of fighting Communism are skyrocketing, presenting a significant threat to the nation’s economic well- being. President Eisenhower is concerned that the costs are not sustainable over the long term but he believes that the spread of Communism must be stopped.
New York City is on the brink of bankruptcy and financial collapse threatens the City within days. The New York Governor and the New York City Mayor have requested Federal assistance. President Ford agreed to consider their request and respond within 24 hours.
President Harry S. Truman has become increasingly worried that Soviet actions threaten his vision of a peaceful postwar world in which freedom and democracy will spread throughout the liberated areas of Europe and Asia. He believes that important decisions must be made to preserve freedom, democracy, and the American way of life.
When President Reagan took office, the U.S. economy was in deep trouble. He faced a series of tough choices that would determine the fate of his Presidency and the long-term future of the U.S. economy.
Since 1997 a campaign by Serbian police and military forces has driven 800,000 ethnic Albanians from their homes. Thousands of Albanians have been killed in a relentless campaign of ethnic genocide.

President Clinton must make a critical decision that could shape his Presidency and have a major impact on the United States strategic alliances.
Energy can exist in a variety of forms, such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, thermal, or nuclear. Energy is released anytime atoms increase in speed or bonds are broken. Meets HS-ESS 3-1

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.
The United States is a nation of immigrants. Every person came to America from somewhere else—or their ancestors did—and understanding these various cultural backgrounds can help Scouts to live in harmony with others in our varied and increasingly multicultural society.
Every Scout swears to an oath that includes a 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.
The labor movement in America seeks to ensure that the civil rights of laborers are protected in the workplace, especially in regard to wages, hours, and working conditions.
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.
Tracking in hunting and ecology is the science and art of observing animal tracks and other signs, with the goal of gaining an understanding of the landscape and the animal being tracked (quarry).
Computer or traditional animation tasks that will test a Scout’s creativity, artistic skills, and storytelling abilities.
A large phylum that comprises the segmented worms, which include earthworms, lugworms, and leeches.

Archaeologists are detectives who study how people lived in the past. They figure out what happened, when, how, and why. Using the clues that people left behind, they try to understand how and why human culture has changed through time.
Archery is a fun way for Scouts to exercise minds as well as bodies, developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. This merit badge can provide a thorough introduction to those who are new to the bow and arrow—but even for the experienced archer, earning the badge can help to increase the understanding and appreciation of archery.
Architecture is not just the special buildings like cathedrals, museums, or sports stadiums we read about or see on television; it is as normal as the homes, places of worship, schools, and shopping malls where we live, worship, work, learn and play every day. However, architecture is more than just common shelter; building has always satisfied the human need to create something of meaning. Even the simplest form of architecture is a work of art that requires thought and planning.


We need the ability to control voltage in a circuit. That's the purpose of the potentiometer.



In order for computers to function, there has to be a method of communication between the user and the machine. The commands of analogRead and Serial.begin opens that line of communication.