Things to remember to bring for this Merit Badge Class: 1. Merit Badge Blue Card properly filled out and signed off by your Scoutmaster 2. Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet 3. Scout Uniform 4.

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All Merit Badges July, Note: The bicycle used for fulfilling these requirements must have all required safety features and must be registered as required by your local traffic laws. Requirements for the Cycling merit badge: Do the following: Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while participating in cycling activities and what you should do to anticipate, help prevent, mitigate, and respond to these hazards.

Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while cycling, including cuts, scratches, blisters, sunburn, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, hypothermia, dehydration, insect stings, tick bites, and snakebite. Explain to your counselor why you should be able to identify the poisonous plants and poisonous animals that are found in your area. Explain the importance of wearing a properly sized and fitted helmet while cycling, and of wearing the right clothing for the weather.

Clean and adjust a bicycle. Prepare it for inspection using a bicycle safety checklist. Be sure the bicycle meets local laws. Show your bicycle to your counselor for inspection. Point out the adjustments or repairs you have made. Do the following: Show all points that need oiling regularly. Show points that should be checked regularly to make sure the bicycle is safe to ride.

Show how to adjust brakes, seat level and height, and steering tube. Describe how to brake safely with foot brakes and with hand brakes. Show how to repair a flat by removing the tire, replacing or patching the tube, and remounting the tire. Compare them with motor-vehicle laws.

Know the bicycle-safety guidelines. Road Biking Take a road test with your counselor and demonstrate the following: Properly mount, pedal, and brake, including emergency stops. On an urban street with light traffic, properly execute a left turn from the center of the street; also demonstrate an alternate left-turn technique used during periods of heavy traffic.

Properly execute a right turn. Demonstrate appropriate actions at a right-turn-only lane when you are continuing straight. Show proper curbside and road-edge riding.

Show how to ride safely along a row of parked cars. Cross railroad tracks properly. Avoiding main highways, take two rides of 10 miles each, two rides of 15 miles each, and two rides of 25 miles each. You must make a report of the rides taken. List dates for the routes traveled, and interesting things seen. After completing requirement b for the road biking option, do ONE of the following: Lay out on a road map a mile trip. Stay away from main highways. Using your map, make this ride in eight hours.

Participate in an organized bike tour of at least 50 miles. Make this ride in eight hours. Mountain Biking Take a trail ride with your counselor and demonstrate the following: Properly mount, pedal, and brake, including emergency stops.

Show shifting skills as applicable to climbs and obstacles. Show proper trail etiquette to hikers and other cyclists, including when to yield the right-of-way. Show proper technique for riding up and down hills.

Demonstrate how to correctly cross an obstacle by either going over the obstacle on your bike or dismounting your bike and crossing over or around the obstacle. Cross rocks, gravel, and roots properly. Describe the rules of trail riding, including how to know when a trail is unsuitable for riding. On trails approved by your counselor, take two rides of 2 miles each, two rides of 5 miles each, and two rides of 8 miles each. After fulfilling the previous requirement, lay out on a trail map a mile trip.

You may include multiple trail systems, if needed. Using your map, make this ride in six hours.


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Talk to your unit leader about your interests. Read the requirements of the merit badges you think might interest you, and pick one to earn see the merit badge list list and requirements below. Your leader will give you the name of a person from a list of counselors. These individuals have special knowledge in their merit badge subjects and are interested in helping you.


Cycling Merit Badge

For more ambitious scouts, other troops hold their own merit badge days, any of which you can go to for the appropriate price. There are requirements for each merit badge that must be completed by you before Merit Badge Day. Ask the counselor questions about prerequisites and any equipment, notebooks, pens or pencils, etc. In merit badge days, you can take up to 2 merit badges, but at summer camp, one can take up to 6 or maybe even 7 merit badges providing that time allows. Summer camps are weeklong camps that are usually held in late July or August, and span over the course of seven days. This is because the teachers have 5 days to teach everything that the students need to know, and there are more facilities available.

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