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MERIT BADGES
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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

skating.gif (8395 bytes)  Skating
Requirements 1983

To earn this merit badge on roller skates or in-line skates, a Scout must:

  1. Do the following:
    1. Give the general- and speed-skating safety rules.
    2. Discuss the parts and functions of skates.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Start and stop properly while skating forward and in both directions around the rink.
    2. Skate backward first on two feet then on one foot.
    3. Cross the feet in front.
    4. Skate a slalom pattern on two feet forward then on one foot.
    5. Shuttle skate.
    6. Shoot the duck.
    7. The limbo under
    8. The widespread eagle.
    9. Race on a speed track. Start properly, take corners, pass other skaters, pace, and learn the speed-skating rules.
    10. The stepover.
    11. Spin.
    12. Hop, skip, and jump.
    13. Dribble a basketball on skates.
    14. Push a hockey ball around the rink.
    15. Mohawk or two-foot turn.
    16. Slalom skate backward on two feet.

To earn this merit badge on ice skates, a Scout must:

  1. Do the following:
    1. Give general safety and courtesy rules for ice skating.
    2. Discuss the parts of ice skates, the types of ice skates, and their functions.
    3. Discuss the care of boots and blades.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Skate forward for at least 40 feet, then come to a complete stop, using either a two-feet snowplow stop or a one-foot snowplow stop.
    2. After skating forward, glide forward on two feet, then on one foot, right then left.
    3. Starting from a T position, stroke forward around the test area, avoiding the use of tow points if wearing figure skates.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Glide backward on two feet.
    2. Skate backward for a distance to be determined by the counselor. (Not less than 40 feet nor more than 100 feet.)
    3. After gaining speed, glide forward on two feet, making a turn of 180 degrees around a cone, first to the right and then to the left.
  4. Do the following:
    1. Shoot the duck.
    2. Skate forward in a figure-8 pattern, using forward crossovers to the best of your ability.
    3. Take part in a race. (A relay race is suggested.)
    4. Hockey stop.
 

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