Friday, September 12, 2008

Merit Badge of the Week Program

One idea that I want to pursue in this blog is a resource list for merit badges.

I think many Scout leaders and troops face the difficulty of locating a merit badge counselor who is truly an expert. Often, a parent or Scoutmaster becomes the default merit badge counselor.

Many merit badges are under-earned (my opinion), only a couple of thousand a year out of 2 million plus earned nationwide. Let's change that.

So whether you are looking for more information on a topic, or are that "default" counselor, or are a Scout hot in pursuit of your merit badge, I have an idea that will help.

Each week, on Wednesday, ScoutSigns will publish a "Merit Badge of the Week".
I'll include images of the badge and a cover of the new merit badge book; a copy of the current requirements; a link to online worksheets to help collect your work; links to BSA materials; and (hopefully) 10 online resources specifically aimed at that merit badge.
The first one will be for "American Business":

You can help by sending me links and resources you find online--for any merit badge! Don't wait for the "right week".
Have a Genealogy link? Go ahead and send it over!
Let me know what you think.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My family also homeschool here in NJ. My son just transitioned over to Boy Scouts in March.

Looking forward to your "Merit Badge of the Week Program"

Thank you!!