Nature Merit Badge

An online virtual merit badge provided by the Narragansett Council - Boy Scouts of America

Learning Schedule

Virtual Class #1

Duration: 1 Hour

Requirements and information being covered:

  1. Introduction & Welcome

  2. Discussion: Three ways in which plants are important to animals. Name a plant that is protected in your state or region, and explain why it is at risk. (requirement #1)

  3. Overview of the 7 Leave No Trace principals.

  4. Discussion: Three ways in which animals are important to plants. Name an animal that is protected in your state or region, and explain why it is at risk. (requirement #2)

  5. Explain the term “food chain.” Give an example of a four-step land food chain and a four-step water food chain. (requirement #3)

  6. Discussion: poisonous vs venomous

  7. Out of class assignment explanation

  8. Conclusion & Dismissal

After the completion of Virtual Class #1, Scouts should visit the "Home Requirements" tab to view the out of class assignment that should be completed prior to Virtual Class #2.

Virtual Class #2

Duration: 1 Hour

Requirements and information being covered:

  1. Introduction & Welcome

  2. Round Robin: Share homework findings and images

  3. Explain the term “food chain.” Give an example of a four-step land food chain and a four-step water food chain. (requirement #3)

  4. Conclusion & Dismissal