The most-earned merit badge in 2016 was a repeat of 2015. We have ranked every merit badge by popularity — both in 2016 and lifetime.
Each year, the BSA modifies Boy Scout merit badge and rank requirements. Here are the 2017 updates, as reflected in the 2017 Boy Scout Requirements Book.
The Exploration merit badge — the BSA's 137th currently available badge — celebrates the spirit of adventure that has long inspired Scouts.
Planning to teach them Traffic Safety? School them in Scholarship? Before you serve as a merit badge counselor, ask yourself these three questions.
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.