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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 meritbadge.info) to register for this event here at MeritBadgeDotOrg. But, of course, that's not the case. MeritBadgeDotOrg, as you probably know, is a wiki.

Meritbadge.info 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'Cracker Barrel' (online blog) then reported that the National council's previous decision to retire Bugling has been rescinded.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

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Scout Tenderfoot Second Class First Class
Star Life Eagle Eagle Palm
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