The requirements for the new inventing merit badge are here! Now, I’ve been pretty curious about this one. The only new merit badge I’ve been anticipating more is robotics (cuz that just sounds cool!). But how do you make a merit badge out of inventing?
Take one dose of the history of invention.
Add two cups invention terminology (can we say “patent infringement”?).
Stir in a little spin on camping (if there’s going to be a way to put camping into an inventing merit badge, the BSA is going to find it).
Lastly, dump in a whole bunch of daring and gusto by creating your own invention.
In the end you have a fabulous new creation that’s going to change the world!!
Okay, maybe not.
If nothing else, you’ll have an appreciation for history’s great inventors and maybe a little guidance and inspiration in case you have a new idea yourself.
Has anyone built the Automatic House Cleaning Machine yet? Cuz you can put me down for one of those, for sure.
(Click for a complete list of the requirements for the Inventing Merit Badge.)