Boy Scout Merit Badge
- Learn how to use the library (card file or computer), and with the
assistance of your counselor or your librarian, select six books of four
diverse types (such as poetry, drama/plays, fiction, nonfiction, and
biographies). After you have read this material, discuss your reading with the
counselor or librarian. Using your log as a reference, explain why you chose
the material, whether you enjoyed it, and what it meant to you.
- Read two books or material from any two sources (magazines, newspapers,
field manuals, etc.) about the world around you (sports, environmental
problems, politics, religion, etc.) and discuss your reading with your
- From a catalog of your choice, fill out the application as if you intended
to place an order, and discuss it with your counselor.
- Choose ONE of the following activities and devote at least 4 hours of
service to that activity:
- Read to a sick, blind (contact the American Foundation for the Blind at
1-800-232-5463), or homebound person, in a hospital or in an extended-care
- Perform volunteer work at your school or public library.
- Read stories to younger children, in a group or individually.
- Assist in a literacy program (the National Institute for Literacy may be
contacted at 1-800-228-8813;by Internet address: http://novel.nifl.gov; or
National Institute for Literacy, 800 Connecticut Avenue N. W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006, for information about the nearest library center) and
discuss your participation with your counselor.
BSA Advancement ID#: 95
Source: Boy Scout
Requirements, #33215E, revised 2002