merit badge

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Noun1.merit badge - a badge award to Boy Scouts in recognition of special projectsmerit badge - a badge award to Boy Scouts in recognition of special projects
badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
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In response to this interest, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is launching a new merit badge to teach kids how to create these moving images.
Fucile gave each boy who earned the oceanography merit badge a pin emblazoned with the WHOI logo.
It was at the University of Missouri, Rolla, and I chaired the annual merit badge event--which has since spread to campuses nationwide--until I graduated in 1976.
Staff Sergeant Husien, the NCO-in-Charge of this mission, was told months prior to come up with a list of all equipment required and a format for the young scouts to earn the Dentistry Merit Badge.
The Daily Herald notes that he "has turned some projects into hobbies, such as collecting stamps, something he doubts he would have started without the merit badge program.
This year, male residents at New-Courtland's Care Pavilion of Walnut Park, a skilled nursing facility in Philadelphia, joined in the pursuit of merit badges with boys in all phases of scouting--from Cub Scouts to Eagle Scouts.
The Northern Star Council greatly appreciates the efforts Donaldson has made to make this Career Day Merit Badge event a success for our scouts.
The emergency preparedness merit badge is one of 21 merit badges required C along with an extensive service project - to become Eagle Scouts, a rank attained by 56,000 young men in 2013 alone.
This obviously wasn't a merit badge when Scouting started in 1910.
A decorated Eagle Scout like his colleague Wayne "The Wizard" Cooper, Crowell is rumored to have a merit badge in making siren noises in addition to his flair for flatulence.
You almost want to give officials of the Milwaukee County Council of the Boy Scouts a merit badge for chutzpah.
In November of last year, Jed completed work on his 123rd merit badge, placing him among an elite handful of Scouts who have earned every badge offered by the BSA, including some that have been discontinued.