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Categories for Merit Badges

Postby cdwscout » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:29 pm

Just out of curiosity, are the categories that the wiki puts Merit Badges into official as per BSA, or just something that the wiki does?
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Re: Categories for Merit Badges

Postby RWSmith » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:50 pm

If you are referring to merit badges by "Field of Study" (also sometimes referred to as "Field of Activity"), that's been the BSA way since "the beginning"... when a Scout was required to earn "X" merit badge(s) from a "X" field prior to advancing to "X" rank.

With requirements changes over the years, it's nothing more than a carry-over from the olden days and holds no advancement requirements significance TODAY... now-a-days, Eagle-required MBs are specified, individually.

Even so, BSA still categorizes all (including new) merit badges by field; and, frankly, it is a good reference for Scouts, leaders, and parents.
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