The American Cultures merit badge offers Scouts a fish-out-of-water experience. It encourages them to dive into three cultures (including their own) and learn more about each’s customs, institutions, people and impact on their country.
Historically, the Public Health merit badge has been about as popular as washing dishes after a campout. (It ranked No. 120 in popularity in 2019.) But with COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, the badge is now attracting more interest.