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Welcome to... MERITBADGE.ORG"Helping Scouts Advance"

MeritBadge.Org is the free Scouting Wikipedia dedicated to providing advancement resources for Scouts and leaders including:
MeritBadge.Org is not affiliated with Boy Scouts of America or WOSM. Any opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors. Please see the Disclaimer for details.

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Boy Scouts who earn the Swimming merit badge will learn about safety when swimming and diving, how swimming can contribute to overall fitness and health, and gain some basic competitive swimming skills.

Required for the Eagle Scout Rank, the Swimming merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges created in 1911.


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Scouting news
  • Dec 2013: Venturing awards will be changed around the time of the BSA National Annual Meeting in May 2014. From then on, Venturing members may begin working on the new awards. The old awards will be discontinued Dec 31, 2014. 2014 Venturing Program Change Overview
  • September 9: Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Scouts and Leaders involved in the tornado tragedy received new award from the state of Nebraska. Full Story


July dates
July 4th – Independence Day

July 4, 1911 – The Boy Scouts of America receives the design patent for the First Class badge that symbolizes Scouting in the USA.

July 29, 1907 – Sir Robert Baden-Powell founds the Boy Scouts with the first Scout camp at Brownsea Island. The encampment ran from August 1-9, 1907.

July 30, 1920 – First World Scout Jamboree begins in Olympia, London, England.


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