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
Stumped when Scouts question you about new merit badges? I hear you. With so many new and exciting merit badges, keeping up isn’t easy. That’s why I created a
Unless one of their relatives won last week’s Mega Millions jackpot, your Scouts will need a job some day. Sorry. Just one of life’s little realities. But here’s the
Update (March 5, 2012): As of Feb. 24, the merit badge is now “live”! The pamphlet should be in your local Scout Shop, or you can order it through ScoutStuff by
What were the hottest merit badges last year? I’ve got the answer. Maybe. So first, a caveat: The friendly folks at the Supply Division tell me there’s no way to
The next big thing: Will one of your Scouts invent it? Encourage that future Ford, Fulton, or Bell to enter the Boy Scouts of America and Edison Nation Challenge, where
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