Tag Archives: Merit Badge

By David Johnson
Nov 22, 2017

Special Merit Badge Adventure at Maple Dell Scout Camp

We are pleased to announce that Maple Dell Scout Camp will be holding a Special Merit Badge Adventure on December 8-9, 2017 at Maple Dell. Bring your Scout unit for a night of camping and post-summer opportunities to earn merit badges and rank requirements in the beautiful, mountainous setting of Maple Dell Scout Camp. This […]

By Maloree Anderson
Aug 14, 2017

Work Towards Your Eagle Year-round by Attending Merit Badge Adventures!

We’ve heard you loud and clear – provide more merit badge opportunities year-round! Merit Badge Adventures is just that, a Friday through Saturday adventure at one of our Scout camps that focus on helping youth work on one or more merit badges! Troops can now combine their monthly campout with merit badge work – no […]

By Madison Austin
Jun 30, 2017

Finding Exceptional Ways to Meet Advancement Requirements without Exception

“Meet the requirements as they are written with no exception.” This quote is from the Guide to Advancement, topic 10.2.2.0. At first glance, it may sound a bit harsh or restrictive. It could even leave one wondering how a Scout with special needs can meet requirements that seem too tough. Well, through some creativity and […]

By Advancement News
Apr 07, 2017

Any Scout, Any Merit Badge, Any Time

A few merit badges have certain restrictions, but there are no restrictions on when a boy can begin working on a merit badge. Any registered Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, or qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may work on any badge at any time. Furthermore, although recommended, it is not necessary for a Boy Scout to […]

By Jarom Shaver
Mar 20, 2017

Excellence in Life and All 138 Merit Badges – Neil Mayfield

Cornelius Mayfield, or Neil for short, does not shy away from hard work. In fact, he looks for it, and then he thrives in it. Just before his 17th birthday, Mayfield accomplished what very few Boy Scouts have ever or will ever accomplish. Mayfield finished all 138 merit badges.  “Neil has a natural inclination to achieve […]

By Brigham Young University
Jun 18, 2016

Work on the American Heritage Merit Badge at the BYU Museum of Art

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service The BYU Museum of Art exhibition, Capturing the Canyons: Artists in the National Parks, is helping the nation celebrate the 100th anniversary of The National Park Service! We invite you to visit us at the Museum of Art. Enthusiastic educators will provide special troop tours to […]

By Community Submission
May 09, 2016

Personal Management: Shopping Hungry

Information provided by the Bank of American Fork, a Council sponsor specializing in the Personal Management merit badge. For the Personal Management merit badge, requirement 3d, Scouts must explain how hunger affects people when they shop for food items. This article will discuss some of the many studies showing that shopping hungry can cause you to purchase more, […]

By Bob Gowans
May 04, 2016

This Summer at Thunder Ridge Scout Camp

Each morning, as the sun comes over the mountain east of Thunder Ridge Scout Camp this summer, hundreds of Scouts will be preparing for another great adventure. The Merit Badge Adventure Tracks at Thunder Ridge and other Utah National Parks Council camps will engage the Scouts in a full-immersion program, giving them the opportunity to live the […]

By Melany Gardner
Nov 02, 2015

Earn the Pulp and Paper Merit Badge on America Recycles Day

The Recycling Coalition of Utah (RCU) is sponsoring a free event for Scouts to earn the pulp and paper merit badge on America Recycles Day Friday, November 13, at the Scout Towne Expo Center in Sandy, UT at 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Download a flyer here. The event is part of the RCU’s America Recycles […]

By Boy Scouts of America
Aug 19, 2014

The Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force: At Your Service

This article first appeared in the April-May 2014 Issue of Advancement News The National Advancement Committee’s Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force is dedicated to keeping the entire merit badge library up-to-date, relevant, and interesting for our Scouts. Experts in every field, both in and out of Scouting, are sought to review and make recommendations to […]

By Utah National Parks Council
May 07, 2013

Johnston’s Army Adventure Camp

A Unique Hands-On Adventure for Boy Scouts – Travel back in time to 1861 and enter the world of a soldier with Johnston’s Army at Camp Floyd in the Utah Territory. New recruits are processed, mustered into the army and issued uniforms. Leaving modern possessions behind, the call of bugles and officers’ commands will replace […]