With the fun of operating a motorboat comes the responsibility for keeping that boat in first-class condition, knowing and obeying the nautical "rules of the road," and gaining the general knowledge and skills to operate a boat safely.
Moviemaking includes the fundamentals of producing motion pictures, including the use of effective light, accurate focus, careful composition (or arrangement), and appropriate camera movement to tell stories. In earning the badge, Scouts will also learn to develop a story and describe other pre- and post-production processes necessary for making a quality motion picture.
The history of music is rich and exciting. Through the ages, new music has been created by people who learned from tradition, then explored and innovated. All the great music has not yet been written. Today, the possibilities for creating new music are limitless.
There is a very close connection between the soil, the plants, and all animal life, including people. Understanding this connection, and the impact we have upon it, is important to preserving the wilderness, as well as to our own well-being as members of the web of nature.
The rapid communication system that transmits information around the body.
The impacts of environmental pollution are often difficult to see. A major oil spill, however, provides dramatic evidence of potential harm to wildlife. Oil spills along coasts affect many parts of the environment, both nonliving such as water, ocean bottom, and shoreline and living such as sea birds, marine mammals, and shellfish
Nuclear science gives us a simple explanation of the natural world. The ultimate goal of nuclear science is to find out if there is one fundamental rule that explains how matter and forces interact. Earning the Nuclear Science merit badge is a chance for Scouts to learn about this exciting field at the cutting edge of science today.
The oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and are the dominant feature of Earth. Wherever you live, the oceans influence the weather, the soil, the air, and the geography of your community. To study the oceans is to study Earth itself.
The Orders for fly lemurs, armadillos, anteaters, and sloths.
Colubridae the largest snake family, and includes just over 51% of all known living snake species.
The family Boidae contains the largest snake in the world the green anaconda
The two major families of venomous snakes are Elapidae, or the elapid snakes, and Viperidae, the vipers, and pitvipers. The snakes in these families are similar in that they have fangs in the front of the mouth. ... The venom of elapids is quite different.
Regardless of length, pythons are bulky for their size.
Our investigation into a sustainable organic gardening process will require the generation of compost. Thermal composting will produce more compost in less time.
Learn how to create compost with worms, also known as vermicomposting.
Orienteering, the use of map and compass to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. Orienteering is also a recognized sport at the Olympic Games, and thousands of people participate in the sport each year in local clubs and competitions.
Humanity's interest in the heavens has been universal and enduring. Humans are driven to explore the unknown, discover new worlds, and push boundaries.
This merit badge provides an opportunity for Scouts to learn more about painting, including both the artistic and practical aspects.
A chart of the chemical elements that display them in rows horizontally in order of increasing atomic number and vertically according to the similarity of the chemical properties of their atoms.
Personal fitness is an individual effort and desire to be the best one can be. Regardless of their current levels of personal fitness, in the twelve weeks, it will take Scouts to complete the athletic requirements for this merit badge, they will be in better shape, feel better about themselves, have more energy, and gain self-confidence in their overall abilities.
Personal management is about mapping a plan for your life that will involve setting short-range and long-range goals and investigating different ways to reach those goals. Education, training, and experience all help make your goals become a reality. To achieve your goals, you will choose the best path and make a commitment to it, while remaining flexible enough to deal with changes and new opportunities.