Updated 1:08 p.m. Oct. 24 | Added more info from Chris Hunt, BSA Advancement Team, to clarify that the merit badge still will become Eagle-required on Jan. 1, 2014 though the
Think of it as the long-awaited sequel. Cinematography merit badge is now Moviemaking merit badge, effective immediately. The design of the badge won’t change, and new
Proud to be an American? Absolutely, but this hurts a little: American fourth- and eighth-graders are far from No. 1 in math and science. In fact, we’re just outside of
You’d expect a bunch of welding experts to forge some strong bonds, but the folks at Lincoln Electric have gone above and beyond. Their work bringing welding and the
Want to suggest a new merit badge? Send those ideas for new merit badges to someone who can actually act on them. Here's how.
If the packed tent is any early indication, Mining in Society merit badge will be a hit when it debuts in February 2014. Scouts attending the 2013 National Jamboree got a
Cycling merit badge now includes a mountain biking option. Scouts can choose between road cycling or mountain biking for this Eagle-required badge.
Much of Baden-Powell’s vision for Scouting still holds true today. But put this one in the category of something B-P never could have predicted. Today the Boy Scouts
Updated, Aug. 22: Leaders, check out Scouting magazine’s latest Merit Badge Clinic focusing on the Sustainability merit badge. In this column, writer Mark Ray speaks
The Ask the Expert floodgates are wide open. I’m now getting roughly 50 emails a week with Ask the Expert questions, a sign that Scouters out there care enough to seek