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When I announced that Cooking merit badge and the new Sustainability merit badge would join the Eagle-required list in 2013 and 2014, a lot of you had questions. You asked
Scouts aren’t exactly stumbling over themselves to take Personal Management, Emergency Preparedness, or Citizenship in the Community/Nation/World. But with a little
The search is over. The hotly anticipated debut of Search and Rescue merit badge — the BSA’s 130th current merit badge — has finally arrived. Search and Rescue
Whenever a new merit badge comes out, a handful of well-meaning volunteers usually ask that question. “If you’re adding Welding merit badge,” they write,
When it comes to life-changing experiences, there’s no substitute for camping. And when it comes to the Eagle-required Camping merit badge, there’s no substitute
But that’s a good thing. At least, it is for Scouts who love to mountain bike. The BSA has approved a mountain biking option for Cycling, a merit badge mainstay since 1911.
Merit badges don’t teach themselves. And with the 2013 National Scout Jamboree just 14 months away, the BSA’s looking for a few good men and women to demonstrate their
A new merit badge rewarding you for creativity, fun, and strategy? I’m game. Your Scouts will be too when the Game Design merit badge debuts next year. Approved and listed
Thanks to The Hunger Games, archery is cool again. Your move, Scout leaders. In the megahit film and book, the character Katniss Everdeen (above) uses a bow and arrow to hunt
Robots are taking over the world! OK, I’m overreacting, a little, but I can’t help it. This week has me thinking about robotics and the many ways in which machines make
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