Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force member Steve Bowen reveals facts about merit badges you probably didn't know in the November 2014 ScoutCast.
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.
By becoming a Nova counselor, you'll introduce Scouts to the basic principles of STEM and help them discover how fun and fascinating STEM can be.
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.
Avid readers of this blog have been hearing about changes to Cooking merit badge since October 2012. But new Scouters or new blog readers might not know about the exciting,
Swimming merit badge, that Eagle-required summer camp staple, has been upgraded and revised just in time for the 2014 summer camp season. The new requirements focus more on
For the first time ever, the BSA's National Council knows exactly how many Eagle Scout palms were earned in 2013.
No, a swarm of killer bees isn’t to blame for the Beekeeping merit badge’s 1995 demise. The real culprit carries a similarly painful sting, though: a lack of