Family Life Merit Badge Requirements and Worksheet


Family Life Merit Badge

Family Life Merit Badge

January, 2010

Requirements for the Family Life merit badge:

  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.
  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.
  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.
  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:
    1. The objective or goal of the project
    2. How individual members of your family participated
    3. The results of the project
  6. Do the following:
    1. Discuss with your merit badge counselor how to plan and carry out a family meeting.
    2. 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. Personal and family finances
      4. A crisis situation within your family
      5. The effect of technology on your family
      6. Good etiquette and manners
      Discussion of each of these subjects will very likely carry over to more than one family meeting.
  7. Discuss the following with your counselor:
    1. Your understanding of what makes an effective father and why, and your thoughts on the father's role in the family
    2. Your understanding of the responsibilities of a parent.

Family Life Worksheet



Comments:
 Mar 11, 2014 - James Looney
This really helped, thank you, this and 3 otheres and I'm done with Eagle and I can finally finish.
Oct 02, 2014 - Catherine Deuty
I love these Trail pages and look at them often - so thanks.  I know you do not control this but I disagree with 6.b.2 being in a family meeting.  My oldest son is Life Scout by my daughter just turned 9 - she is not ready to be a part of a discussion on this topic.  I guess I can suggest a change to this to be a discussion with your parents and not a family meeting topic with National. I plan to skip it in the family meeting.

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