Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 Scouts BSA Requirements.
Requirement 1: Discuss the role and value of laws in society with regard to crime and crime prevention. Include in your discussion the definitions of "crime" and "crime prevention."
Requirement 2: Prepare a journal from various sources that address crime and crime prevention efforts in your community.
Requirement 3: Discuss the following with your counselor:
Requirement 3a: The role of citizens, including youth, in crime prevention.
Requirement 3b: Gangs and their impact on the community.
Requirement 3c: When and how to report a crime.
Requirement 4: After doing EACH of the following, discuss with your counselor what you have learned.
Requirement 4a: Inspect your neighborhood for opportunities that may lead to crime. Learn how to do a crime prevention survey.
Requirement 4b: Using the checklist in this pamphlet, conduct a security survey of your home and discuss the results with your family.
Requirement 5: Teach your family or patrol members how to protect themselves from crime at home, at school, in your community, and while traveling.
Requirement 6: Help raise awareness about one school safety issue facing students by doing ONE of the following:
Requirement 6a: Create a poster for display on a school bulletin board.
Requirement 6b: With permission from school officials, create a page long public service announcement that could be read over the public address system at school or posted on the school's website.
Requirement 6c: Make a presentation to a group such as a Cub Scout den that addresses the issue.
Requirement 7: Do ONE of the following:
Requirement 7a: Assist in the planning and organization of a crime prevention program in your community such as Neighborhood Watch, Community Watch, or Crime Stoppers. Explain how this program can benefit your neighborhood.
Requirement 7b: With your parent's and counselor's approval, visit a jail or detention facility or a criminal court hearing. Discuss your experience with your counselor.
Requirement 8: Discuss the following with your counselor:
Requirement 8a: How drug abuse awareness programs help prevent crime.
Requirement 8b: Why alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana are sometimes called "gateway drugs" and how gateway drugs can lead to the use of other drugs.
Requirement 8c: The potential consequences from the misuse of prescription drugs.
Requirement 8d: How the illegal sale and use of drugs lead to other crimes.
Requirement 8e: Three resources in your city where a person with a drug problem or drug-related problem can go for help.
Requirement 8f: How to recognize child abuse.
Requirement 8g: The three R's of Youth Protection.
Requirement 9: Discuss the following with your counselor:
Requirement 9a: The role of a sheriff's or police department in crime prevention.
Requirement 9b: The purpose and operation of agencies in your community that help law enforcement personnel prevent crime, and how those agencies function during emergency situations.
Requirement 9c: Explain the role private security plays in crime prevention.
Requirement 9d: Choose a career in the crime prevention or security industry that interests you. Describe the level of education required and responsibilities of a person in that position. Tell why this position interests you.