Merit Badges

Our 2020 Merit Badge Workshops & Dates

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(Registration for each badge opens the month prior to the workshop date)

Bird Study

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


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.

Soil & Water Conservation

June 13, 2020 @ 9:00am-2:00pm

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.


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June 27, 2020 @ 9:00am-3:00pm

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

The Sustainability Merit Badge helps Scouts do a good turn for the Earth as they learn what they can do to live more sustainably. The Scout undertakes projects to understand the big picture regarding topics such as water, food, energy, and transportation, as well as waste reduction, species decline, and world population.  This class will be taught by leaders who are also members of Dunwoody’s Sustainability Committee.

Env. Science

July 11, 2020

@ 9:00am-3:00pm

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

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.

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September 12, 2020 @ 9:00am-2:00pm

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.


November 21, 2020 @ 9:00am-2:30pm

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

Reptiles & Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians aren’t as gross and scary as you may think! Learn how to ID different reptiles and amphibians, distinguish between venomous & nonvenomous, debunk common myths about snakes & frogs, and more.