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* Program materials from [[Tiger Cub Scout|Tiger]], [[Wolf Cub Scout|Wolf]], and [[Bear Cub Scout|Bear]] [[Cub Scouts]] to [[Webelos Scout|Webelos]], [[Boy Scouts]], [[Varsity Scouts]], and [[Venturers]]
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* Nearly '''200 worksheets''' for [[Merit Badge Worksheets|Merit Badges]], [[Webelos Activity Badge Worksheets|Webelos Activity Badges]], and [[Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins]],
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Revision as of 13:25, January 7, 2009

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

MeritBadge.Org is the free Scouting Wikipedia dedicated to providing advancement resources for Scouts and leaders including:
MeritBadge.Org is not affiliated with Boy Scouts of America or WOSM. Any opinions expressed are those of the individual contributors. Please see the Disclaimer for details.

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Selected article
Quiz Time! These articles give the surprising answers to common questions:
General: When are you in Uniform? Is the uniform ever required?
Cub Scouts: What is a Denner? Why is he so important?
Boy Scouts: When is a Scout Active? What is Scout Spirit?
Varsity Scouts: What is the Denali Award? Can Varsity Scouts earn merit badges?
Venturing: What is the TRUST Award? Can Venturers earn merit badges?
Merit Badges: Who signs a Blue Card? (Have you seen the online version?)
Belt Loops: Who can earn Belt Loops? Can you earn them more than once?


Selected image
William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt (1900–1992), left, and his mentor Lord Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941); the two men with the largest impact on the founding and development of the Boy Scouts of America. This photo was taken outside of the Hillcourt cottage at Schiff Scout Reservation, Mendham, New Jersey, on July 15, 1935.
Scouting news
  • Dec 2013: Venturing awards will be changed around the time of the BSA National Annual Meeting in May 2014. From then on, Venturing members may begin working on the new awards. The old awards will be discontinued Dec 31, 2014. 2014 Venturing Program Change Overview
  • September 9: Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Scouts and Leaders involved in the tornado tragedy received new award from the state of Nebraska. Full Story


November dates
November 9, 1992William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt, the father of American Scouting, dies in America.


Finding your way around
With so much content, how do you find everything at MeritBadge.Org?


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  • Site Map - A list of all the pages on this web site
  • FAQ - Frequently asked questions about this web site
  • Policies - Important information about you and this site

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