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|style="color:#000"|MeritBadge.Org is '''the free Scouting [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Wiki]''' dedicated to providing '''''advancement''''' resources for Scouts and leaders. In 1995, Michael Kauffmann ([[User:Optimist|''Optimist'']]) began listing Boy Scout advancement resources on his first [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system Bulletin Board System] (BBS), ''"The Opticon"'', which grew quickly; and, with the advent of the World-Wide Web, the Scouting portion was spun off to become MeritBadge.Com; which, in 2007, evolved into MeritBadge.Org.
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|style="color:#000"|MeritBadge.Org is '''the free Scouting [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Wiki]''' dedicated to providing '''''advancement resources''''' for Scouts and leaders. In 1995, Michael Kauffmann ([[User:Optimist|''Optimist'']]) began listing Boy Scout advancement resources on his first [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system Bulletin Board System] (BBS), ''"The Opticon"'', which grew quickly; and, with the advent of the World-Wide Web, the Scouting portion was spun off to become MeritBadge.Com; which, in 2007, evolved into MeritBadge.Org.
Today, MeritBadge.Org provides over [http://siteanalytics.compete.com/meritbadge.org/ 100,000 visitors] each month with:
Today, MeritBadge.Org provides over [http://siteanalytics.compete.com/meritbadge.org/ 100,000 visitors] each month with:
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* '''{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} main articles''' and '''{{NUMBEROFPAGES}} pages'''
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* '''{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} main articles''' and '''{{NUMBEROFPAGES}} pages''' with '''{{NUMBEROFFILES}} documents and images''' available for downloading'''
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* '''{{NUMBEROFFILES}} documents and images''' are available for download
 
* Nearly '''200 worksheets''' for [[Merit Badge Worksheets|Merit Badges]], [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets|Webelos Activity Badges]], and [[Cub Scout Worksheets|Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins]]
* Nearly '''200 worksheets''' for [[Merit Badge Worksheets|Merit Badges]], [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets|Webelos Activity Badges]], and [[Cub Scout Worksheets|Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins]]
* Thousands of resource links for nearly '''300 [[Ranks]], [[Merit Badges]], and [[Awards]]'''
* Thousands of resource links for nearly '''300 [[Ranks]], [[Merit Badges]], and [[Awards]]'''
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Everyone is welcome to use our resources. If you are a registered adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America and want to help, please [[Special:Userlogin|Register]] and help us!
Everyone is welcome to use our resources. If you are a registered adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America and want to help, please [[Special:Userlogin|Register]] and help us!
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[[Merit Badges]] began in England in 1908 as [[Badges of Honour]]. Even today, many requirements are changing for [[2008 Boy Scout Rank Requirement Changes|2008]] and [[2009 Merit Badge Requirement Changes|2009]].
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<center><small>''MeritBadge.Org is not affiliated with [[BSA]] or [[WOSM]] and does not speak on their behalf. Any opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors.''</small></center>
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Revision as of 19:20, October 24, 2008

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

MeritBadge.Org is the free Scouting Wiki dedicated to providing advancement resources for Scouts and leaders. In 1995, Michael Kauffmann (Optimist) began listing Boy Scout advancement resources on his first Bulletin Board System (BBS), "The Opticon", which grew quickly; and, with the advent of the World-Wide Web, the Scouting portion was spun off to become MeritBadge.Com; which, in 2007, evolved into MeritBadge.Org.

Today, MeritBadge.Org provides over 100,000 visitors each month with:

Everyone is welcome to use our resources. If you are a registered adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America and want to help, please Register and help us!

MeritBadge.Org is not affiliated with BSA or WOSM and does not speak on their behalf. Any opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors.
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