Merit Badges

Our 2019 Merit Badge Workshops & Dates

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Registration for each badge opens the month prior to the workshop date.

Env. Science


Please note this workshop is for scouts 13 yrs. and older.

January 12, 2019

July 13, 2019

Study a range of environmental science topics and issues including: the importance of bees to pollination, defining ecosystems, oil spill clean up techniques, field study comparison of different ecosystems, and more.

Bird Study
9:00 am – 2:00 pm


February 9, 2019

All about birds! Learn how to use binoculars, practice bird identification, listen for bird calls, make a bird feeder, and more.


April 6, 2019

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The Nature merit badge covers a little bit about a lot of nature subjects including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Discover why different kinds of animals and plants are important to each other and to us.

Insect Study


September 14, 2019

During the workshop, observe insects in their natural habitats, including a live bee hive! Identify what makes certain insects helpful and others harmful to humans, why insects are important in the food chain, and more. Outside of the workshop, observe an insect transform from larva to adult during metamorphosis.

Soil & Water Conservation


June 8, 2019

Investigate the importance of soil and water for plants, animals and humans alike. Participate in a conservation project, perform an experiment on how water flows through soil types, observe soil and water conservation practices at DNC, and more.


November 9, 2019

Practice tree identification in the field, learn ways to best manage forest resources, hear from a local forester about careers in forestry*, hike along DNC’s trails to identify tree hazards, and more.

*subject to change based on availability of volunteers