The human body is composed of four basic tissue types.
Staying safe in traffic wherever you live is getting more difficult all the time, as more and more people take to the road. Earning the Traffic Safety merit badge and will give Scouts some crucial tools to stay safer, when driving a car on a highway, riding a bike across town, or jogging across a busy street.
Trucking is a large and important industry. No matter where you live, a day is unlikely to go by when you will not see a truck. We use these vehicles to deliver almost every material item we buy. Without trucks, our economy would not work efficiently.
Universal precaution was adopted by the health care community to prevent patient-to-personnel transmission of an infectious agent and required as part of an overall infection control plan by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). An understanding of universal precaution is a requirement in all health-related careers.
Viens and arteries are part of the circulatory system and play an instrumental role in health. Veins and arteries are responsible for moving formed and unformed components of the blood to every cell in the body in a closed system, beginning and ending with the heart.
The field of veterinary medicine in the 21st century is one of the most exciting medical professions in which to work. The skills of a veterinarian are practiced with cutting-edge technology and treatment options, and the profession offers a wide range of career choices.
Waste means any garbage, refuse, abandon material that can't be or isn't recyclable
Water sports are a fun and exhilarating way to enjoy being outdoors while developing strength, coordination, and fitness. By developing experience with water sports and practicing good judgment, Scouts will gain skills that will serve them well for a lifetime and have extreme fun while they do.
Meteorology is the study of Earth's atmosphere and its weather and the ways in which temperature, wind, and moisture act together in the environment. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, Scouts can learn about extreme weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, and how to stay safe.
Opportunities in the welding field are endless, and Scouts earning their welding merit badge can not only explore the fundamentals of welding but also learn about the different career paths within the industry.
Every modern community has systems to handle human waste safely. In completing this badge the student will discover what those systems are, how the systems work, who is responsible for the systems and the training needed to manage those systems.
Every modern community has systems to bring fresh water safely to its residents. In completing this badge the student will discover what those systems are, how the systems work, who is responsible for the systems and the training needed to manage those systems.
Canoeing or kayaking through whitewater rapids can be a thrilling experience. Safe whitewater fun requires each participant to understand the equipment and techniques and to have a firm respect for the power of nature's waterways.
In their outdoor activities, Scouts learn to bring the clothing and gear they need, to make good plans and do their best to manage any risks. But now and then, something unexpected happens. When things go wrong, the skills of wilderness survival can help make everything right again.
As with any art, wood carving involves learning the basics of design, along with material selection and tools and techniques, as well as wood-carving safety. The requirements of the Wood Carving merit badge introduce Scouts to an enjoyable hobby and that can become a lifetime activity.
Wood is an amazingly versatile, practical, yet beautiful material. A skilled craftsman can use wood to fashion just about anything. As a woodworker or carpenter, you will find no end of useful, valuable, and fun items you can make yourself, from wood.