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OK - I know there are lots of debates on the Boy Scout progam... I just want to throw this out there for those that are looking for supplemental ideas.. They have had their issues as do ALL youth programs out there....
The Boy Scout Merit badges each have a handbook that comes with them that goes over all he requirements for that badge. Most are available in public libraries, or are available through BSA for $5 each.
I PERSONALLY believe in the whole BSA program and the values it teaches. I have seen kids from the worst areas and demographics be changed from the combination of values, education and leadership. However, even if you DON'T believe in the whole program, the merit badges are a great introduction into LOTS of new subjects!!
We use these as part of our curriculum.
OHhhh..... for the younger set = we did the Cub Scout "Belt loops and pins" for the K-5th grade years!
Currently there are 132 subjects covered - from art - to pets - to composite materials - to video game design
Jinx - Homeschooling, Scouting & Karate butt-kicking Mom to Star Scout Ian 1/98, Scout Sean 9/00, Junior GS Heidi 4/03. Wife to Joe & Alpha to German Shepherd Spazz.