Family Life Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Note to the Counselor Some of the issues surrounding requirement 6 for the family meeting could be considered of a personal nature. Use discretion when reviewing this requirement with the Scout.
Requirement 1: Prepare an outline on what a family is and discuss this with your merit badge counselor. Tell why families are important to individuals and to society. Discuss how the actions of one member can affect other members.
Requirement 2: List several reasons why you are important to your family and discuss this with your parents or guardians and with your merit badge counselor.
Requirement 3: Prepare a list of your regular home duties or chores (at least five) and do them for 90 days. Keep a record of how often you do each of them. Discuss with your counselor the effect your chores had on your family.
Requirement 4: With the approval of your parents or guardians and your merit badge counselor, decide on and carry out a project that you would do around the home that would benefit your family. Discuss you report with your merit badge counselor.
|Decide on and carry out a project|
Requirement 5: Plan and carry out a project that involves the participation of your family. After completing the project, discuss the following with your merit badge counselor:
|Planned and carried out a project|
Requirement 5 a: The objective or goal of the project
Requirement 5 b: How individual members of your family participated
Requirement 5 c: The results of the project
Requirement 6: Do the following:
Requirement 6 a: Discuss with your merit badge counselor how to plan and carry out a family meeting.
Requirement 6 b: Prepare a meeting agenda that includes the following topics, review it with your parents or guardians, and then carry out one or more family meetings:
Requirement 6 b 1: How living the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law contributes to your family life
Requirement 6 b 2: The greatest dangers and addictions facing youth in today's society (examples include use of tobaco products, alcohol, or drugs and other items such as debts, social media, etc.)
Requirement 6 b 3: Understanding the growing-up process and how the body changes, and making responsible decisions dealing with sex
Requirement 6 b 4: Personal and family finances
Requirement 6 b 5: A crisis situation within your family
Requirement 6 b 6: The effect of technology on your family
Requirement 6 b 7: Good etiquette and manners
Discussion of each of these subjects may carry over to more than one family meeting.
Requirement 7: Discuss with your counselor your understanding of what makes an effective parent and why, and your thoughts on the parent's role and responsibilities in the family.