Unofficial merit badge worksheets hasten the process of earning a merit badge, but are they allowed or encouraged by the Boy Scouts of America?
For the first time in BSA history, six Eagle-required merit badge pamphlets are available in Spanish.
Merit badges represent days, weeks or even months of work by Scouts. But what isn't always clear is what the art on the merit badges themselves represents.
FAQs about merit badge counselors: Is there a limit to the number of merit badges an individual may counsel? Can someone counsel his own family member?
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.