Old Hickory Council - Hanging Rock District

Troop 444: Scholarship Merit Badge






  1. Do ONE of the following:
        A. Show that you have had an average grade of B or higher (80 percent or higher) for one term or
        B. Show that for one term or semester you have improved your school grades over the previous period.
  2. Do TWO of the following:
        A. Make a list of educational places located where you live (other than schools). Visit one, and report
              on how you used the place for self-education.
        B. With your counselor's and your parent's approval, interview two professionals (other than teachers or
              other professionals at your school) with established careers. Find out where they were educated,
              what training they received, and how their education and training have helped prepare them for the
              career they have chosen. Find out how they continue to educate themselves. Discuss what you
              find out with your counselor.
        C. Using a daily planner, show your counselor how you keep track of assignments and activities, and
              discuss how you manage your time.
        D. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of research available to you for
              school assignments, such as the library, books and periodicals, and the Internet.
  3. Get a note from the principal* of your school (or another school official named by the principal) that states that during the past year your behavior, leadership, and service have been satisfactory.
  4. Do ONE of the following:
        A. Show that you have taken part in an extracurricular school activity, and discuss with your counselor
              the benefits of participation and what you learned about the importance of teamwork.
        B. Discuss your participation in a school project during the past semester where you were a part of a
              team. Tell about the positive contributions you made to the team and the project.
  5. Do ONE of the following:
        A. Write a report of 250 to 300 words about how the education you receive in school will be of value to
              you in the future and how you will continue to educate yourself in the future.
        B. Write a report of 250 to 300 words about two careers that interest you and how specific classes and
              good scholarship in general will help you achieve your career goals.

Scholarship Worksheets for use in working on these requirements

Boy Scout Oath

On my honor, I will do my best

To do my duty to God and my Country and to obey the Scout Law;

To help other people at all times;

To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Boy Scout Law

A Scout Is...

A Scout tells the truth.
He keeps his promises.
Honesty is part of his code of conduct.
People can depend on him.
A Scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation.LOYAL
A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward.HELPFUL
A Scout is a friend to all.
He is a brother to other Scouts.
He seeks to understand others.
He respects those with ideas and customs other than his own.
A Scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position.
He knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together.
A Scout understands there is strength in being gentle.
He treats others as he wants to be treated.
He does not hurt or kill harmless things without reason.
A Scout follows the rules of his family, school, and troop.
He obeys the laws of his community and country.
If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
A Scout looks for the bright side of things.
He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. He tries to make others happy.
A Scout works to pay his way and to help others.
He saves for unforeseen needs.
He protects and conserves natural resources.
He carefully uses time and property.
A Scout can face danger even if he is afraid.
He has the courage to stand for what he thinks is right even if others laugh at or threaten him.
A Scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean.
He goes around with those who believe in living by these same ideals.
He helps keep his home and community clean.
A Scout is reverent toward God.
He is faithful in his religious duties.
He respects the beliefs of others.