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.
Our mission is to provide advancement resources for all levels in the Boy Scouts of America.
Our vision is to be the best source —specifically, in the format of a wiki-based website— of information dedicated to providing requirements, links, resources, and worksheets for youth, leaders, and parents.
Our goal is to list every requirement and provide resources for every badge, rank, and award offered by the Boy Scouts of American. Our materials and links are general resources for use by everyone, not just those in a certain area or unit.
MeritBadge.Org does not provide for allow answer keys or cheat sheets or links to sites that provide those materials or other inappropriate materials. Please see our Criteria for acceptable external links policy for more information.
On each page you will find a link to the left. Just click it for the nicely printable version.
What You'll Find
- Requirements - with a growing list of resource links for each requirement.
- External resources - offering thousands of links
- See Also - shows other similar awards and requirements
- Worksheets - for Merit Badges, Webelos Activity Badges, and Cub Scout Belt Loops and Pins
Just click on any of the 2,100 images, photo, logos, documents and graphics to see the full size version and to download it.
How You Can Help Yourself And Others?
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