Encourage young men to explore areas that interest them and learn valuable skills.
Help the young men learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers by earning merit badges. Have them choose merit badges that interest them. Descriptions of all 131 merit badges can be found at the Boy Scouts of America website. Information about merit badges required for rank advancements are found here. Consider ways you can tie what the young men are learning from each merit badge to the restored gospel. For example, how will what they are learning help them be better fathers or citizens in their community? How will their knowledge and skills help them serve others?