Earning the Backpacking merit badge will be demanding but rewarding. Scouts will learn what equipment to carry on their backs and what knowledge to have in their heads. In addition, Scouts will discover how to protect the environment by traveling and camping without leaving a trace. By mastering the basics of backpacking, Scouts will develop an even deeper respect for the outdoors.
Have you ever wanted to raise backyard chickens? This badge will take you through the process!
Basketry is a handy skill for a Scout. A basket can be a sturdy companion on campouts, carrying clothes snugly and efficiently, holding potatoes and corn for roasting over a campfire or carrying the day's fishing catch back to camp for dinner. Baskets and basket-weaving projects also make great gifts for family and friends.
The benefits of learning and playing the guitar are well-researched. From increasing your brain’s processing power and lowering your blood pressure to improving your ability to focus, taking up the guitar is a smart move. Even better, it looks really cool as well. This project will help brand new guitarists get set up and playing basic chords.
The chemistry of living organisms

Tundra ecosystems are treeless regions found in the Arctic and on the tops of mountains.

A deciduous forest is a biome dominated by deciduous trees which lose their leaves seasonally.

Deserts currently cover 1/5 of the worlds land mass and the desert biome is continuing to increase in size

Grasslands biomes are regions where the average temperature and precipitation is enough to support grasses but too limited to support trees

The taiga biome is the largest terrestrial biome and extends across Europe, North America, and Asia.

Birds are among the most fascinating creatures on Earth. Many are beautifully colored. Others are accomplished singers. Many of the most important discoveries about birds and how they live have been made by amateur birders. In pursuing this hobby, a Scout might someday make a valuable contribution to our understanding of the natural world.
Blood is the red liquid that circulates in the arteries and veins of humans, carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide from and to the cells and tissues of the body
An anatomical plane is a hypothetical plane used to transect the human body, in order to describe the location of structures or the direction of movements.

The brain is the center of the nervous system. A three-pound structure that decodes information from the internal and external world and the spinal cord, the communication system.
Capacitors are an important part of electronic components. Capacitors store charge like a battery and discharge rapidly.

Electronics have changed the world. Lighting a Light Emitting Diode (LED)
It was once practically considered a standard piece of Scout equipment; the 1911 Handbook suggested every patrol have a bugle. They are perfect for communicating a message in a large area instead of straining your vocal cords by yelling.
Learn how to identify and describe a butterfly using body part names and field marks. As a citizen scientist, correct butterfly identification is important and knowing field marks help you get it right. Where are field marks located on butterflies? You might think of the colors and markings on wings, but field marks can be on other body parts too. When you know the locations and names of the body parts, you can observe and describe the field marks with the skill of a scientist!