Merit badges lie at the heart of the Boy Scout advancement program. Almost every Scout earns at least a few, and a few Scouts earn them all. While merit badges cover a diverse range of subjects, they’re all earned the same way.
April is Youth Protection Month in the BSA. The event, designed to coincide with National Child Abuse Prevention Month, serves as an annual reminder to leaders that keeping Scouts safe continues to be a top priority in Scouting.