The simple answer: There is no time limit for completing a merit badge except for the Scout's 18th birthday.
It's up to the merit badge counselor, not the Scoutmaster, to determine whether to accept a requirement fulfilled before the blue card was issued.
You're bound to be approached by a Scout wanting to earn one for which you aren't qualified to be a merit badge counselor. Your next move is important.
At Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, groups of seven to 12 individuals form crews. But why are they called crews?
In one troop, the Scoutmaster mandates that summer months don't count toward Boy Scout advancement requirements. Not true.
Citizenship in the Nation merit badge requirement 8 includes asking Scouts to write a letter to his elected official and show any response received to his counselor.
Adult women may be inducted into the Order of the Arrow, but women under 21 aren't allowed in the National Honor Society of the Boy Scouts.
What is the BSA policy on wearing kilts with the Boy Scout or Venturing uniform? Find out what the experts said.
Justin, a youth and lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association, asks whether he can wear the silver-bordered NESA Life Member square knot.
NOAC 2015 participants will get a special-edition OA sash. That's a sash with a white arrow on a red band— or the reverse of what Arrowmen typically wear.