Hour 1 (2:00-2:50 M-F)


Earth’s atmosphere can be thought of as an ocean of air. The air is almost never at rest and its restless movement is the source of everything people refer to as weather. Weather Merit Badge focuses around atmospheric phenomenons, the water cycle, and the science of meteorology. In addition to learning how everyday weather is predicted, scouts can learn about extreme weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes as well as how to stay safe. Weather Merit Badge is also one of the electives for the William T. Hornaday Award.


9. Do ONE of the following:

a. Make one of the following instruments: wind vane, anemometer, rain gauge, hygrometer. Keep a daily weather log for one week using information from this instrument as well as from other sources such as local radio and television stations, NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, and Internet sources (with your parent’s permission). Record the following information at the same time every day: wind direction and speed, temperature, precipitation, and types of clouds. Be sure to make a note of any morning dew or frost. In the log, also list the weather forecasts from radio or television at the same time each day and show how the weather really turned out.

b. Visit a National Weather Service office or talk with a local radio or television weathercaster, private meteorologist, local agricultural extension service officer, or university meteorology instructor. Find out what type of weather is most dangerous or damaging to your community. Determine how severe weather and flood warnings reach the homes in your community.

What to Bring:

Pen and Paper

Requirements:  Click Here

Merit Badge Workbook: Click Here