Are old Boy Scout badges worth anything?
1. Boy Scouts memorabilia. Collections of Boy Scouts merit badges can be worth hundreds of dollars. Depending on age and condition, some patches could get bids of around $50 or more, while full merit sashes can go for hundreds of dollars.
Can Venture Scouts earn merit badges?
It is important for Venturing and Sea Scout leaders to understand that Boy Scout advancement procedures must be followed. So eligible Venturers or Sea Scouts who are working on Boy Scout advancement (but not Venturers or Sea Scouts who are not doing so) may earn and be awarded merit badges.
How many different Boy Scout merit badges are there?
135 merit badges
There are more than 135 merit badges, and any Scout, or any qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn any of these at any time. NOTE: The requirements posted here are the most current, accurate, and official. This will always be the best place to find the most up-to-date requirements.
Can Venturers earn Eagle Scout?
Can a Venturer or Sea Scout earn the Eagle Scout award? Yes. Venturers who earned First Class when registered in Scouts BSA are qualified until their 18th birthday to continue with Scouts BSA advancement. If desired, they may maintain multiple (dual) registration in a troop and crew, and work on ranks in either unit.
Can you earn merit badges after 18?
If you have a permanent physical or mental disability, or a disability expected to last more than two years, or beyond age 18, you may become an Eagle Scout by qualifying for as many required merit badges as you can and qualifying for alternative merit badges for the rest.
Are there any requirements for a merit badge?
Occasionally, the requirements will not match those in the printed Scout Handbook, the annual Scouts BSA Requirements book, or some merit badge pamphlets because of the timing of their printing schedules.
When do I need to change my BSA merit badge?
If a new edition of a merit badge pamphlet is introduced with updated requirements after the Scouts BSA Requirements book has been released, a Scout who is starting the badge may choose to follow either set of requirements until the end of the year. At the start of the new year, Scouts who are beginning must use only the new requirements.
What to do at the first merit badge meeting?
At the first meeting, you and your merit badge counselor will review and may start working on the requirements. In some cases, you may share the work you have already started or completed. Unless otherwise specified, work on a requirement can be started at any time. Ask your counselor to help you learn the things you need to know or do.
Can a unit leader sign a merit badge?
When the counselor is satisfied you have met each requirement, he or she will sign your application. Give the signed application to your unit leader so your merit badge emblem can be secured for you. Merit badge requirements are revised as needed to reflect updated information and technology.