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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Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) volunteers will add to their long-lasting support of Scouting in Wausau on Saturday by providing the energy company's 66th annual electricity merit badge clinic to approximately 50 Boy Scouts from north central Wisconsin.
Former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev was awarded the title of the Hero of the Kyrgyz Republic and presented anAk Shumkar merit badge, the press service of the President said.
I'm a Boy Scout who completed the requirements for an astronomy merit badge several years ago.
15 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa the representative of HM the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee, on the occasion of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)'s Merit Badge conferred in recognition of His Highness's huge efforts in the development of the Olympic movement in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Fifty merits earns us an Excellent badge; 75 a Superstar; 100 an Owl, right up to the 125 merit badge.
Debogorski also will offer merit badge instruction for the Boy Scouts of America, as Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Truck Transportation and Traffic Safety merit badges.
The awardees, who gathered in front of the MMDA headquarters in Makati City, were each given a Matapat Merit Badge and a certificate of commendation by Tolentino, who later joined them in a boodle fight or street feast where they ate lunch with their bare hands.
Less well known, however, is the fact that the merit badge program offered by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has delivered agricultural knowledge, skills and career awareness to millions of youth for the last 100 years.
He helped dozens of Boy Scouts from around the nation earn their oceanography merit badge.
Among reports of discrimination and tragedy there was one about Syracuse University banning a Merit Badge Day program from its campus because the Scouts' ban on openly gay members violates the school's antidiscrimination policy.
The dental assistants were tasked to develop a Dentistry Merit Badge, one of the many badges the Boy Scouts had an opportunity to earn during their stay at the Jamboree.