Here’s the latest of the new merit badges coming out this year. Scuba Diving and Geocaching have both gone live already. We’re still waiting on Inventing (not sure what the delay is there) and Robotics which is due out later this year.
The Scouting Heritage merit badge seems especially appropriate during BSA’s big 100 year bash. This new merit badge includes learning about BSA’s origins, talking to more… well… older scouters (over age 50) about their scouting experiences and what scouting has done for them, and playing a scouting game popular in days gone by.
The merit badge booklet will have information about that.
Can I just take this opportunity to say the merit badge booklets are almost always worth the trouble/money to get? There’s good stuff in those books. They help boys get the most out of earning their badges, instead of somewhat blindly following a list of requirements.
A requirement option that’s only good till the end of the year is visiting Adventure Base 100 while it’s on tour. Check out their schedule for the remainder of the year to see if they’ll be coming close to you and take advantage of it.
Okay folks, that’s it. Three down and two to go. Five new merit badges in one year is pretty cool, especially considering we haven’t had any new ones since 2006.
Have at it!