You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 135 merit badges, and any Boy Scout may earn any of these at any time. You can learn more about Merit Badge rules and guidelines here: http://www.scouting.org/meritbadges.aspx
MeritBadge.org is a great place to access requirements, links, resources, and worksheets: http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
There are many ways to earn merit badges outside of summer camps and troop meetings. Many organizations in Denver offer classes to help scouts earn these badges. For a full list, see the Denver Area Council calendar: http://www.denverboyscouts.org/activitiesevents/activities-listing/38679
UPCOMING MERIT BADGE CLASSES
Merit Badge Classes at the Downtown Aquarium
Earn your Boy Scout Merit Badges at the Downtown Aquarium!
Come discover what exactly Oceanography is! Learn how to map the ocean floor and discover what all lies at the bottom of the oceans. Explore what animals eat by looking at ocean food chains. Various ocean habitats at the Downtown Aquarium provide a wonderful opportunity for scouts to earn the Oceanography Merit Badge. In this 3 hour program the scouts will participate in educator-led activities, see some behind the scenes areas and tour the exhibits.
Reptiles & Amphibians
Delve into the details about Herpetology: Reptiles and Amphibians. Discover how to slither like a snake and learn the truth behind scaly superstitions, while examining why reptiles and amphibians are such a valuable part of many ecosystems. Being home to dozens of species of reptiles and amphibians, the Downtown Aquarium is the place to work on your Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge. In this 3 hour program the scouts will participate in educator-led activities, see some behind the scenes areas and tour the exhibits.
Scouts Only Overnight!
You’ve seen the aquarium during the day, but at night it can be a whole different world! Bring your troop to Downtown Aquarium. Explore the wacky and wonderful animals and their habitats while earning your next badge. Program activities include interactive programming that fulfills badge requirements, crafts and our Rise ‘n Shine breakfast. Bring your sleeping bags and snooze amongst the sharks and rays!
Cost: $65.00 per Scout; includes t-shirt, snack and hot breakfast.