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Use categories instead of this template?

I think this template should be deleted and that only categories should be used instead, so as to forestall all arguments about what category something should be in (as categories allows something to be in multiple places at once). For instance, Mammal Study could easily be a, depending on what mammals you studied (cows, for instance). What's the difference between the Trade and Profession categories, the amount a person makes per year? How is Salesmanship neither a Trade nor a Profession? And isn't Archaeology either a Trade or a Profession? Welding, for instance, would seem to fit in multiple categories. A person with a 4-year Welding degree who's able to meet the standard of having 30% of his welds x-rayed for competency can make $80k/year right out of college. Granted, there's would be travel involved -- you'd be going out and welding together the support structure of the world's highest buildings, but I think it can safely be said that it's a. It would also fit, though, in as this (and others) would attest. I think this template should just be removed, and merit badges should be in the categories that fit for those merit badges. Banaticus 01:33, January 16, 2012 (EST)

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