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The Bronze awards were retired on 12/31/2014
This page is only being retained for historical purposes.

Venturing is meant to be flexible! The Venturing Handbook states “activities or projects that are more available in your area may be substituted with your Advisor’s approval for activities shown above.”The Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award is especially flexible because Venturers have many different hobbies. The documents at the bottom of this page are a collection of alternate requirements for the Arts and Hobbies Bronze that Venturers and Advisors, like you, have created. Most of these are specific to certain interests but they can be changed to suit your needs.

 Specialty Codes

0100 Arts and Hobbies
0103 Animal Care/Pets
0104 Artist/Sculptor (non-commercial)
0106 Author/Poet
0109 Band/Drum & Bugle Corps/Drill Team
0114 Cheerleader
0115 Chess
0118 Clown
0119 Coin Collecting
0124 Dance (modern/tap/ballet/folk)
0132 Ham Radio/Citizens Band (CB Radio)
0137 Leathercraft
0139 Magician
0141 Model Railroading
0143 Musician
0145 Photography
0159 Indian Culture
0160 Ethnic Cultural History

Links to resources related to Arts & Hobbies

Animal Care/Pets

  • Boy Scout Animal Science Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Pets Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge Pamphlet

Artist/Sculptor/Leathercraft

  • Boy Scout Art Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Basketry Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Leatherwork Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Metalwork Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Painting Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Photograhy Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Pottery Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Sculpture Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Woodcarving Merit Badge Pamphlet

Author/Poet

  • Boy Scout Journalism Merit Badge Pamphlet
  • Boy Scout Theatre Merit Badge Pamphlet

Chess

Clown/Magician

Dance (modern/tap/ballet/folk/ballroom/country,etc.)

Ham Radio/Citizens Band (CB Radio)

Model Railroading/Aircraft/Rockets

Musician/Band/Drum & Bugle Corps/Drill Team

Native American Culture

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