Written by Administrator Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:31
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:22
There are two major revisions that should be considered separately.
The first is that Cooking merit badge will become Eagle-required beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
The second is a major overhaul to the requirements, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2015. View the new requirements for the badge here
When will Cooking merit badge become required to earn the Eagle Scout Award?
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014. Regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working on Eagle, unless he fulfills all the requirements — with the exception of his board of review — before Jan. 1, 2014, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.
What about the new requirements?
The process for implementing changes to merit badges is covered in the Guide to Advancement, topic 184.108.40.206, “What to Do When Requirements Change.” The changes to Cooking will first appear in a revised merit badge pamphlet that will be released during 2013. The new requirements then become effective Jan. 1, 2015, with the release of Boy Scout Requirements, No. 34765.
What if a Scout has already started earning Cooking with the old requirements?
The Guide then allows the following options for the period of time between the release of the revised pamphlet and the Jan. 1, 2015, effective date:
If Scouts have already started on the merit badge, they may switch to the new requirements or continue with the old ones until the badge is completed.
If Scouts have not already started on the merit badge, they may opt to use the new requirements and the new pamphlet.
If work on the merit badge begins before Jan. 1, 2015, they may use the old requirements and old pamphlet until the badge is completed.
Is there a time limit involved?
The Guide to Advancement, under the same topic, goes on to say, “There is no time limit between starting and completing a badge, although a counselor may determine so much time has passed since any effort took place that the new requirements must be used.” This will apply to Cooking merit badge as well.
My Scout earned Cooking merit badge before it became Eagle-required. Does he have to earn it again?
No. Scouts who already earned Cooking merit badge are not required to re-earn the badge under the new requirements in order to qualify for Eagle.
The Eagle-required Cooking merit badge will have a silver border. Can a Scout who already earned Cooking switch his badge from the green-bordered version to one with the silver border?
Yes. Once the Supply Group has released a new Cooking merit badge patch with a silver border — signifying it is Eagle-required — then any Scout who earned and received a green-bordered Cooking patch (regardless which requirements were involved) may purchase or be presented with one that has a silver border.
A Cooking merit badge certificate or blue card must be presented to buy the new patch. The green-bordered patch may then be retained as a keepsake.
Can this Scout wear both versions on his sash?
No. Scouts are not permitted to wear both merit badge patches at the same time.
Will there be a trade-in program for exchanging for the silver version?
No.Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:35
Written by Administrator Tuesday, 10 August 2010 19:14
*Check out the brand new unit/group registration feature for registering your unit for Merit Badge Challenge!
Help Us Improve Merit Badge Challenge (Please submit by April 10th):
Please take a moment to share your feedback about Merit Badge Challenge. There 3 different surveys below for Parents, Troops, or Counselors.
Please help us by completing the appropriate short 5-6 question survey.
Survey for Parents (select this if your child attended Merit Badge Challenge)
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Merit Badge Challenge is available to all registered Boy Scouts. This popular event improves advancement for all attending troops/crews and provides our youth the opportunity to explore vocations and new hobbies.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 22:56
Each Scout has the opportunity to earn up to three merit badges. Emphasis is placed on those merit badges that lend themselves to an indoor or wintertime activity such as Chemistry, Law, Computers, Communication, and Citizenship badges. Merit badges usually offered at summer camp are excluded from this event.
A Scout may register to attend only one Merit Badge Challenge, at any of the four schools. The meeting dates at the four schools differ with each on location. Be sure to circle the correct school when registering.
Scouts may register Through the links at the top of this page (credit card is required). This website also includes the necessary Prework for Merit Badges, responses to Frequently-Asked-Questions, and a copy of the registration forms. Use the class schedule matrix to help plan out your various sessions.
Attendance at each high school is limited based on the fire capacity codes for each school. Therefore the registration at one or more schools may close out before the published Registration deadline. Attendance and availability of Merit Badges is limited. So early registration is strongly recommended.
Registration will open for the Fairfield, Sycamore, and Bethel-Tale sites on Monday, September 30, 2013. Registration for Fairfield, Sycamore, and Bethel-Tate closes on December 13th or when each site is full. Registration for Dixie Heights will open on January 5, 2014 and close in February 11, 2014. Click on the site above that you wish to attend to register.
Registration Fee is $15.00 per scout if submitted by Open Registration cutoff date. Checks for the registration fee should be made out to Merit Badge Challenge, BSA (site name). Registration is non-transferable to any other Scout.
Click here for the most current list of Merit Badges, as listed on the National BSA website.
New Merit Badges this year include Kayaking, Search and Rescue, and Welding.
Written by Mike Swofford Friday, 07 September 2012 13:58
Then follow these steps.
Login to Doubleknot using the following login information:
Click the Merit Badge Counselor list in the menu on the top left once you are logged in to Doubleknot.
Select the area (your district or the whole Council) that you would like to search. Hit next.
Select the specific Merit Badge you are searching for and hit search.
This will display a list of registered Merit Badge Counselors in the area you selected.
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