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
Scouts earn merit badges at council-run merit badge colleges or summer camps, or on their own with a registered counselor. But some troops restrict this practice.
If a Scout camps several nights with his troop before getting a signed blue card from his Scoutmaster, do those nights count toward his earning Camping merit badge?
Which merit badges had Scouts rushing to counselors and Moms and Dads rushing to the sewing machine last year? Here’s your answer. In January 2012, I presented a list
What’s on the menu for the revamped Cooking merit badge, served up later this year? The BSA’s volunteer-led team isn’t ready to dish on the main course just
The final cover (click to enlarge). Let me stop you right here. I know what you’re thinking, but, no, this is not a merit badge Scouts earn by playing video games. Now
Staff spots are filling fast for next summer’s national Scout jamboree. And if you want to be among the first counselors to teach a merit badge at the Summit Bechtel
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