There's no official recommended order for earning merit badges. So which merit badge makes the best "first merit badge" for Scouts?
It's the job of the Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force to keep our current library of pamphlets and badge requirements up-to-date, relevant and fun.
The future is officially here. There are now 20 different interactive digital merit badge pamphlets available, including every Eagle-required merit badge.
On Jan. 1, 2016, the new Boy Scout requirements I've been blogging about for months became official. Here's your complete guide.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, Scouts will use new Boy Scout requirements at every rank. But how does the transition process work?
New Boy Scout rank requirements that take effect on Jan. 1, 2016, put a greater emphasis on Scouts being physically active.
In a nod to the BSA's increased emphasis on the outdoors, the number of campouts required for First Class in Boy Scouting will double beginning in 2016.
In a nod toward helping other people at all times, Boy Scout service hour requirements that take effect in 2016 will increase the number of hours needed.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, every rank from Tenderfoot to Eagle Scout (plus Eagle Scout palms) will include a "duty to God" requirement.
Scout, previously a badge a young man received upon joining, will become its own rank — complete with a new patch — beginning Jan. 1, 2016.