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October 19, 2010

{{{imagesize}}} Sorry folks, the wiki was down for several hours. (Once again, thanks to GoDaddy.) —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 14:41, October 19, 2010 (EDT)

October 12, 2010

Image Category Standardization

See: Category_talk:Images

October 1, 2010

10th Annual Aviation Merit Badge at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

NOTICE: If you are looking to register for the "10th Annual Aviation Merit Badge at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics" event, you may have been accidentally (and incorrectly) directed by a third party (not us, or to register for this event here at MeritBadgeDotOrg. But, of course, that's not the case. MeritBadgeDotOrg, as you probably know, is a wiki. is website designed and run by volunteer Scouters (just like us) that provides FREE registration services for Scouting-related events. Although not affiliated with the MeritBadge Networks, we certainly applaud them for their efforts. —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 17:29, October 1, 2010 (EDT)

August 28, 2010

{{{imagesize}}} Sorry folks, MeritBadge.Net was temporarily down for a while today (thanks to our hosting provider).
We're back in service now. —RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 23:55, August 28, 2010 (EDT)

August 11, 2010

Bugling and Music Merit Badges

NOTICE: On June 2, 2010, Scouting Magazine's 'Cracker Barrel' (online blog) reported that the Bugling merit badge would be officially retired as of December 31, 2010; and, that the Music merit badge requirements would be modified (effective January 1, 2011) to include Bugling skills. (We further stated here, "Those wishing to earn Bugling need to obtain a Blue Card and begin working on it prior to December 31, 2010. In doing so, you may keep working on it –even after it has been retired– until you: A) complete the badge, or B) turn 18, whichever comes first. (You cannot start this badge after it has been retired.")

UPDATE: On August 4, 2010, Scouting Magazine's 'Cracker Barrel' (online blog) then reported that the National council's previous decision to retire Bugling has been rescinded. (As a result, though not specified, we are assuming that the Music merit badge requirements will also not change.) Editor's note: Music & Bugling will continue to share the same merit badge pamphlet.

June 4, 2010

Bugling Merit Badge

(This post is now obsolete and has been deleted. See the August 11, 2010, above.)

Music Merit Badge

(This post is now obsolete and has been deleted. See the August 11, 2010, above.)

May 30, 2010

NOTICE: Effective June 1, 2010: Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for ALL registered volunteers.
  • New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.
  • Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.
  • Volunteers who wish to take the online Youth Protection Training Course in the E-Learning module at MyScouting.Org may do so at any time — you do not need a member ID to take this course.
– Once you have registered at MyScouting.Org, click on E-Learning and select Youth Protection Training under the General tab.
– Once you successfully complete the online course, you will receive an electronic, printable certificate of completion.
– When you add your member ID to your Profile, the course completion will be updated for your council.

May 4, 2010

Please review the "Criteria for acceptable external links" policy as it has been modified to expand and better explain the terms. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to post them on the corresponding talk page.

April 29, 2010

{{{imagesize}}} Sorry folks, MeritBadge.Net was temporarily down... We exceeded our monthly bandwidth allocation.
We are looking into getting a little extra bump in bandwidth to get us through the end of the month; but, depending on our hosting provider, we may be down until just after midnight this coming Saturday, May 1st, when our bandwidth meter resets.
I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.—RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 17:11, April 29, 2010 (EDT)

Problem with MeritBadge.Net has been resolved.RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 18:00, April 29, 2010 (EDT)

Updates coming

The wiki was backed up today... some administrative (MediaWiki) changes are coming soon, i.e., user rights, security, etc.

Call for editors

We'll also be pushing to add new and/or update changed recent BSA requirements information, which tends to be more and more around the beginning of each year. To that end, we will be recruiting additional/new:

  • wiki editors, which can be any BSA-registered adult Scouter and a registered member of MeritBadge.Net.
  • wiki Sysops, which can be any BSA-registered adult Scouter and a registered member of MeritBadge.Net (and meet the requirements for Sysops).

We need your help; so, if you are interested, you can contact me via this link: RWSmith

April 2010

Carpentry - Pathfinding - Signaling - Tracking

Workbook, packets, and copies of the original Merit Badge Pamphelts are available.

January 2010

Architecture Athletics Coin Collecting Communications Computers
Dentistry Family Life Fire Safety Fishing Fly Fishing
Geology Graphic Arts Home Repairs Landscape Architecture Medicine
Oceanography Personal Fitness Safety    
Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class
Star Life Eagle Eagle Palm

May 2009

April 2009

CE or
Current Events

March 2009

February 2009

New and revised pages include:

January 2009

2009 Boy Scout Requirement Changes: The requirements for the following Merit Badges have changed:

Archery Architecture Automotive Maintenance Cinematography Coin Collecting
Collections Drafting Emergency Preparedness Engineering Farm Mechanics
Indian Lore Insect Study Landscape Architecture Lifesaving Motorboating
Painting Pottery Radio Swimming  

In addition, the requirements for Mile Swim and Den Chief Service Award have changed.

New Eagle Resources:

December 2008

Medical Records:

  • The new Medical Records page has everything you need for the new Physical, that replaces the old Class 1, 2, and 3.

Pinewood Derby expanded:

Also see the new Pinewood Derby Drivers Licenses and Pinewood Derby Certificates

Languages added:

  • Every page of MeritBadge.Org is now available in dozens of languages! See Languages for details.

Knots have been expanded:

New Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Training Articles
  • BALOO - In order for a Cub Scout Pack to have a campout, at least one leader must be BALOO trained.
  • Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders - To have a Webelos Den campout, at least one leader should have completed Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders.
  • Basic Leader Training‎ has been converted from a stub to a real page with everything you need.
Other new resources have been added!
  • Flag Ceremonies has been added showing basic opening and closing ceremonies a Cub Scout or Boy Scout can learn.
  • Pack Meeting shows how to have great Pack Meetings and increase attendance by using the BSA program to it's fullest.
  • The Positions of Responsibility have been greatly expanded with positions in Varsity Teams, Venture Crews, etc.

November 2008

New Boy Scout Rank Workbooks added for

Webelos Badge and Webelos Arrow of Light workbooks created and links expanded
Merit Badges Earned is updated & expanded - all 12 pages now in one table. Sortable on any column, links added to every current merit badge.
Emergency Kit and First Aid Kit - Completely revised with new materials from GSS and new Emergency Preparedness book
Guide to Safe Scouting stub turned into a full article with dozens of links to chapter content
Adult Leader page created - We use some version of this term on over 150 pages but we never explained what it means.
Friends of Scouting page created with printable recourses and a list of 250 companies with matching programs.

October 2008

Just enter on most web enabled cell phones and iPods. Full link:

September 2008

Key new articles included:

August 2008

2009 Boy Scout Requirement Changes Pages and Worksheets update for:

Architecture Emergency Preparedness Insect Study Painting
Automotive Maintenance Engineering Landscape Architecture Pottery
Coin Collecting Farm Mechanics Lifesaving Radio
Drafting Indian Lore Motorboating Swimming

July 2008

Advancement Policies pages added and updated. New navbox created:

Advancement Policies
Advancement (Report) Boy Scouts (Resources) Service Projects
Rules and Regulations First Class-First Year Eagle Scout Project
 What is Scout Spirit?  Scoutmaster Conferences Lifesaving awards
When is a Scout Active? Time Extensions Summer Camp
When is a Scout in Uniform? Boards of Review - Appeals Merit Badges, Events & FAQ
Scouts with Special Needs Advancement Campout  Cub Scouts  (Resources)
Religious Principle Courts of Honor
Books & References  12 Steps From Life to Eagle  Venturing & Sea Scouts  
Click here for Many more Advancement Policies
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