Merit Badge Mapping
Boy Scouts of America

This merit badge mapping shows correlation between BSA merit badges and how they might be applied to the LDS Church's Children and Youth programme. These are recommendations only and should not be considered either authoritative or complete. The new church program is open ended and family driven. This means that a family or youth could choose to complete parts of the program using scouting resources such as these. The advantage here is that scouting provides activities which are age appropriate and well defined with can help youth and families in developing a program best suited for their own needs and the age of the youth.

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While it is the case that almost any merit badge can be used to meet an education goal some are more explicitly educational in nature. Below is a sortable list of the current BSA merit badges with the corresponding suggested goal areas. This list is also available as an Excel Spreadsheet and Apple Numbers file.

Name Goal Areas Related subjects
American Business Educational Business, Economy of the United States
American Cultures Social Ethnic groups in the United States
American Heritage Educational History of the United States, Historic preservation
American Labor Social Trade unions
Animal Science Educational Animal husbandry
Animation[9] Educational Animation
Archaeology Educational Archaeology
Archery Physical Archery
Architecture Educational Architecture
Art Educational Art
Astronomy Educational Astronomy
Athletics Physical Track and field athletics
Automotive Maintenance Educational Auto mechanics
Aviation Educational Aviation
Backpacking Physical Backpacking
Basketry Educational Basket weaving
Bird Study Educational Ornithology
Bugling Educational Bugle
Camping Physical Camping
Canoeing Physical Canoeing
Chemistry Educational Chemistry
Chess Educational Chess
Citizenship in the Community Social, Educational Citizenship
Citizenship in the Nation Social, Educational Citizenship
Citizenship in the World Social, Educational Global citizenship
Climbing Phyical Climbing
Coin Collecting Educational Coin collecting
Collections Educational Collecting
Communication Social Communication
Composite Materials Educational Composite materials
Cooking Educational Cooking
Crime Prevention Educational Crime prevention
Cycling Physical Cycling
Dentistry Educational Dentistry
Digital Technology Educational Technology
Disabilities Awareness Social Disability
Dog Care Educational Dogs
Drafting Educational Technical drawing
Electricity Educational Electricity
Electronics Educational Electronics
Emergency Preparedness Social Emergency management
Energy Educational Energy
Engineering Educational Engineering
Entrepreneurship Social, Educational Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science Educational Environmental science
Exploration Physical Exploring
Family Life Spiritual, Social Family values
Farm Mechanics Educational Agricultural machinery
Fingerprinting Educational Fingerprinting
Fire Safety Educational Fire safety
First Aid Educational First aid
Fish and Wildlife Management Educational Wildlife management
Fishing Educational Fishing
Fly Fishing Educational Fly fishing
Forestry Educational Forestry
Game Design Educational Game Design
Gardening Educational Gardening
Genealogy Spiritual, Social Genealogy, Family history
Geocaching Educational. Physical Geocaching
Geology Educational Geology
Golf Physical Golf
Graphic Arts Educational Graphic design
Hiking Physical Hiking
Home Repairs Educational Home repairs
Horsemanship Physical, Educational Equestrianism
Indian Lore Educational, Social Native American culture
Insect Study Educational Entomology
Inventing[10] Educational Invention
Journalism Educational Journalism
Kayaking Physical Kayaking
Landscape Architecture Educational Landscape architecture
Law Educational Law
Leatherwork Educational Leather crafting
Lifesaving Physical, Educational Lifeguarding
Mammal Study Educational Zoology
Medicine Educational Medicine
Metalwork Educational Metalworking
Mining in Society Educational Mining
Model Design and Building Educational Scale models
Motorboating Educational Motorboat
Moviemaking Educational Filmmaking
Music Educational, Spiritual Music
Nature Educational Nature
Nuclear Science Educational Nuclear physics
Oceanography Educational Oceanography
Orienteering Physical Orienteering
Painting Educational Paint
Personal Fitness Physical Physical fitness
Personal Management Social, Educational Personal finances, time management
Pets Educational Pets
Photography Educational Photography
Pioneering Physical Pioneering
Plant Science Educational Botany
Plumbing Educational Plumbing
Pottery Educational Pottery
Programming Educational Computer programming
Public Health Educational Public health
Public Speaking Social, Educational Public speaking
Pulp and Paper Educational Pulp, Papermaking
Radio Educational Radio
Railroading Educational Rail transport
Reading Educational Reading
Reptile and Amphibian Study Educational Herpetology
Rifle Shooting Physical Rifle, Shooting
Robotics Educational Robotics
Rowing Physical Rowing
Safety Educational, Social Safety
Salesmanship Educational, Social Sales
Scholarship Educational Scholarship
Scouting Heritage Educational History of the Boy Scouts of America
Scuba Diving Physical Scuba Diving
Sculpture Educational Sculpture
Search and Rescue Educational Search and rescue
Shotgun Shooting Physical Shotgun, shooting
Signs, Signals, and Codes Educational Signs, signals, codes
Skating Educational Ice skating, Roller skating
Small-Boat Sailing Physical Sailing
Snow Sports Physical Skiing, Snowboarding
Soil and Water Conservation Educational Soil conservation, Water conservation
Space Exploration Educational Space exploration
Sports Physical Sports
Stamp Collecting Educational Stamp collecting
Surveying Educational Surveying
Sustainability Educational Sustainability
Swimming Physical Swimming
Textile Educational Textiles
Theater Educational Theatre
Traffic Safety Educational Road traffic safety
Truck Transportation Educational Truck driver
Veterinary Medicine Educational Veterinary medicine
Water Sports Physical Waterskiing
Weather Educational Weather
Welding Educational Welding
Whitewater Physical Whitewater rafting
Wilderness Survival Physical Wilderness, Survival skills
Wood Carving Educational Wood carving
Woodwork Educational Woodworking

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