Nephi’s Merit Badges

Posted in Funny, Religionon Dec 2, 2010

I recently looked through 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon and found many references to many of the Boy Scout Merit Badges. Here is a quick list:

  • American Heritage, 2 Nephi 1:5 : Having arrived in ancient America, Nephi created American Heritage
  • American Labor, 2 Nephi 5:17 : The Nephites worked and labored upon arriving in America
  • Animal Science, 1 Nephi 18:25 : Discovery of many beasts in America
  • Archery, 1 Nephi 16:23 – Nephi makes a bow
  • Architecture, 2 Nephi 5:15 : Building of buildings
  • Backpacking, 1 Nephi 16:13 : Travel through wilderness
  • Camping, 1 Nephi 2:15 : Tent dwelling
  • Citizenship in the World, 1 Nephi 5:18 : Gathered brass plates that they may go forth to all nations
  • Coin collecting, 1 Nephi 3:15 : Nephi gathered his families precious items, presumably including a collection of coins, to trade for the brass plates
  • Communications, 1 Nephi 4:23 : Negotiations for the brass plates
  • Crime Prevention, 1 Nephi 7:16-17 : Nephi’s brothers were going to kill him, but he prevented their crime by praying
  • Family Life, 1 Nephi 16:7 : Nephi gets married
  • Fire Safety, 1 Nephi 17:13 : The Lord made their meat sweet, so they did not need to create fire while traveling across the wilderness.  Safest fire is no fire.
  • Gardening, 2 Nephi 5:11 : Nephites sowed seed
  • Genealogy, 1 Nephi 3:3 : The brass plates contained Nephi’s genealogy.
  • Geology, 1 Nephi 12:4 : Nephi heard earthquakes and saw mountains tumbling in a dream.
  • Journalism, 1 Nephi 1:2 : Nephi keeps a record
  • Metalwork, 1 Nephi 12:16 : Nephi made tools from metal to build a boat
  • Oceanography, 1 Nephi 17:5 : Nephi beholds and names a sea.
  • Orienteering, 1 Nephi 16:16 : Nephi follows the directions on the Liahona
  • Personal Fitness, 1 Nephi 4:31 : Nephi was large in stature.
  • Plant Science, 1 Nephi 8:1 : Nephi and his family gathered all manner of seeds.
  • Reading, 1 Nephi 19:23 : Read the words of Isaiah
  • Scholarship, 1 Nephi 1:1 : Nephi was taught the learnings of his father.
  • Weather, 1 Nephi 18:13 : Identified a great storm.
  • Whitewater, 1 Nephi 18:15 : Almost was swallowed up by the depths of the sea.
  • Wilderness Survival, 1 Nephi 17:1 : Took a journey in the wilderness
  • Woodwork, 1 Nephi 18:1 : Used timbers to make a boat.

3 Comments

Russ

November 29th, 1999 at 5:00 pm

Great list!

Suzanne

December 2nd, 2010 at 10:25 pm

That’s using some creativity. That keeping you occupied while soothing Isaac?

Becca

December 4th, 2010 at 3:26 am

Love it!

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