Top 5 merit badges Superman would have no trouble earning

They call him the “Big Blue Boy Scout,” so it’s no stretch to imagine the Man of Steel earning merit badges.

With that in mind, I thought I’d share the top five merit badges Superman would have no trouble earning.

Here’s Superman’s list. Disagree with one I included? Have a better one? Sound off in the comments.

(What about Batman? I’ve got that list right here.)

railroading_smRailroading

As someone who is “more powerful than a locomotive,” Superman seems a natural fit for the Railroading merit badge, which teaches Scouts all about trains and the modern railroad industry.

athletics_smAthletics

Super speed and super strength make the Athletics merit badge almost too easy for Superman. He’s “faster than a speeding bullet,” so imagine the shock on the merit badge counselor’s face when Superman posts a world record time in the 5K run.

The only trouble: Once you’re out-of-this-world fast, it’s tough to “show improvement over a three-month period” as Scouts who earn this one must do. How do you go faster than fast?

space_exploration_smSpace Exploration

Hailing from the planet Krypton, Superman knows a thing or two about the topics covered in the Space Exploration merit badge. He’s been there. Literally.

Scouts who earn this one design and draw an inhabited base on another world, another requirement that wouldn’t tax Superman’s imagination.

archaeology_smArchaeology

Hello, X-ray vision. Superman’s ability to see through rock and dirt pretty much ensures he’d be your go-to guy at an archaeological site — a place visited by Scouts who earn the Archaeology merit badge.

No blindly digging around for this red-and-blue hero. He’ll tell you exactly where to dig and what you’ll find there.

personal_management_smPersonal Management

Superman would surely scoff at the idea of this requirement in the Personal Management merit badge: “Demonstrate to your merit badge counselor your understanding of time management.”

The best way to maximize time, he might tell the counselor, is to fly around the earth fast enough that it starts spinning in the opposite direction, thereby reversing time.

Yeah, he’d be that guy.

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13 Comments

  1. In Superman: The Movie, Superman did not reverse the direction of the Earth’s spin to reverse the flow of time.

    He flew faster than light, causing time to move backwards. When time is moving backwards, the Earth appears to spin the other way, cars fall out of gaping chasms, and big rocks fall up onto hillsides off of ladies in distress.

    • I cane to post this, but you already had. Good job. 🙂

      Also, railroading is a silly one. Stronger than a locomotive, so he knows ask about trains? How about welding instead? You know, with his heat vision. I’m sure he’s actually welded before.

  2. His heat vision makes him a cinch for earning his Fireman Chit. And after that, Cooking Merit Badge would be a breeze!

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