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.
Merit badges cover American Business, Woodwork and everything between. Boy Scouts should read these 12 steps to learn how to earn a merit badge.
Maybe it doesn't fully encompass the merit badge, or maybe it looks a little dated. Here are 10 times the BSA changed merit badge emblems for the better.
Scouts working on the Game Design merit badge created a board game, Walls, and now their Scoutmaster is turning to Kickstarter to bring it to the world.
Each merit badge has at least one doozy — a sufficiently sized hurdle standing between a Scout and the merit badge. These are the toughest requirements.