The merit badge counselor is one of the coolest jobs in Scouting. It also could be one of the most meaningful. Here's how to do it right.
This 18-question quiz has answers taken straight from the Golf merit badge pamphlet. Be Prepared: Like the game itself, this quiz isn't easy.
It's a question that every Scout will face: Who can sign off on Boy Scout requirements for merit badges and rank advancement?
The 2015 merit badge rankings are here, and the winner is clear. More Scouts earned one merit badge than any other, and it wasn't close.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, there's a fourth way to earn the Snow Sports merit badge. Snowshoeing joins downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding as options for earning this elective merit badge.
Requirements for the Eagle-required Cooking merit badge have been revised for 2016, with better organization, fewer redundancies and a focused approach.
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.
The BSA released interactive digital merit badge pamphlets for five Eagle-required badges: Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Swimming and Citizenship in the Nation.