Boy Scout STEM focused merit badges
You must register for these merit badges directly with the Council at this site:
Each date requires a separate registration for each Scout.
Email email@example.com for
Cub Scout, Girl Scout or other group merit badge workshops.
Please come prepared to discuss three potential careers related to the topic of your merit badge workshop. How do you prepare for this career? What is the education, training and experience required
for this career?
DATES BELOW REQUIRE REGISTRATION with the BSA COUNCIL http://pathwaytoadventure.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/
Animation Merit Badge Sunday, April 31-4PM ∙ Saturday, May 7 1-4PM ∙ Saturday, May 28 1-4PM
To earn this merit badge, Scouts will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge of animation and its rich history. They will learn the principles of animation, complete hands-on design projects, have opportunities to
participate in virtual tours of animation studios and businesses to see how animation is used and meet with career professionals to explore future opportunities. Scouts will learn how animation is not only used in their video games and movies, but also for
practical business purposes – factory simulations, satellite tracking, medical procedures and even predicting the weather.
Astronomy Merit BadgeSaturday, June 4 1-4PM
In learning about astronomy, Scouts study how activities in space affect our own planet and bear witness to the wonders of the night sky: the nebulae, or giant clouds of gas and dust where new stars are born; old stars
dying and exploding; meteor showers and shooting stars; the moon, planets, and a dazzling array of stars.
Outside requirements due to complete merit badge (#8).
June 5 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth
as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 02:59 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
June 5 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation.The planet Mercury
reaches greatest western elongation of 24.2 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
Digital Technology Merit Badge Saturday, April 9 1-4PM ∙ Sunday, May 8 1-4PM ∙ Sunday, June 5 1-4PM
Digital technology is part of almost everything we do. ∙You’ll learn about digital technology rights and how to be environmentally friendly with digital technology.
Game Design Merit Badge Sunday, April 17 1-4PM ∙ Saturday, May 14 1-4PM ∙ Saturday, June 11 1-4PM
For thousands of years, in every culture, people have played games. Games challenge us to overcome long odds, tell compelling stories, and allow us to work with or against one another. They give structure to play.
Games motivate us to find creative solutions, practice new skills, and spend time with others.
Moviemaking Merit Badge Saturday, April 23 1-4PM ∙ Sunday, May 15 1-4PM ∙ Sunday, June 12 1-4PM
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.
Photography Merit Badge Sunday, April 24 1-4PM ∙ Saturday, May 21 1-4PM ∙ Saturday, June 18 1-4PM
Beyond capturing family memories, photography offers a chance to be creative. Many photographers use photography to express their creativity, using lighting, composition, depth, color, and content to make their photographs
into more than snapshots. Good photographs tell us about a person, a news event, a product, a place, a scientific breakthrough, an endangered animal, or a time in history.
Programming Merit Badge Saturday, April 30 1-4PM ∙ Sunday, May 22 1-4PM ∙ Sunday, June 19 1-4PM
Go “behind the screen” for a look at the complex codes that make digital devices useful and fun. Without programs, today’s high-tech gadgets would be little more than empty shells. But given clear instructions, digital
devices can do amazing things and perform operations that would have seemed like magic to people in the past. When you fulfill the requirements for this badge, you will be able to work a little of that “magic” yourself. And you might find yourself joining
the legions of programmers who create innovative software.