October 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
And to think I failed Cooking Merit Badge back in the day….
Originally posted on Bryan on Scouting:
Updated Nov. 1:Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about these changes.
Updated Dec. 18: Here are the new requirements for Cooking MB.
Moms and dads, prepare the needle and thread!
Sustainability and Cooking merit badges will join the list of Eagle-required merit badges over the next 14 months, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board announced today.
Sustainability, a new merit badge, will join Environmental Science as an Eagle Scout option after its debut at the 2013 jamboree.
Cooking, meanwhile, will become Eagle-required as of Jan. 1, 2014.
The total number of merit badges required for the Eagle Scout Award will remain at 21. In other words, instead of 12 Eagle-required badges and 9 elective badges, a Scout must earn 13 Eagle-required and 8 elective badges.
Why the change? The goal is to “reflect a better balance of the needs of youth…
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