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Merit Badge Fair

Our Annual Merit Badge fair will be on January 30, 2016. For more details go here.

Family Life Pre-Work

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.

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. Submit a report to your merit badge counselor outlining how the project benefited your family.

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:

  • The objective or goal of the project
  • How individual members of your family participated
  • The results of the project

6. B. After this discussion, plan and carry out a family meeting* to include the following subjects:

1. Avoiding substance abuse, including tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, all of which negatively affect your health and well-being
2. Understanding the growing-up process and how the body changes, and making responsible decisions dealing with sex
3. How your chores in requirement 3 contributed to your role in the family
4. Personal and family finances
5. A crisis situation within your family
6. The effect of technology on your family
7. Good etiquette and manners

Discussion of each of these subjects will very likely carry over to more than one family meeting.*This conversation may take place with only one or both of your parents or guardians.