Merit badge focused on the importance of inventing and problem solving in creating sustainable development. Scouts will learn to observe, identify problems and develop solutions around practical scouting needs and then to extend those skills to other inventing areas. Will reinforce skills in mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
Even though it has a negative rating from professional Scouters, it was nevertheless approved. It appears that it's not really about INVENTING, but more earth-love. I'm wondering who funded it, and what the merit badge book will say. Can't say I'm hopeful that it will be politically-neutral.