COVID-19 Merit Badges
While being socially distant and helping to Flatten That Curve, scouts can give these relevant merit badges a look since they pertain to our current environment:
There are also a lot of merit badges that include quite a bit of self-study for the requirements. With extra time on their hands, here's a bunch that any scout can make good progress on individually with no need to leave home:
Mar 16, 2020 - Walter Underwood
Safety merit badge requires going to a public place with your family and showing the exits. "Telling" is not an option, this is a "show" requirement.
Public Health requires visiting a waste management or food processing facility.
Mar 16, 2020 - Jane
Mar 16, 2020 - Scouter Paul
Mar 21, 2020 - Brian Hermann
Mar 22, 2020 - Scouter Paul
@Brian - This BSA page has a good explanation of the
M.B. process and the unit leader's part in it.
The scoutmaster can delegate signature to another person in circumstances making getting your signature impractical. I'd say the current world situation is one of those circumstances and would have no problem allowing the parent to sign in my place.
I would use a quick phone call, rather than email, to the scout and parents to tell them to sign, and to touch base with the scout.
Mar 25, 2020 - Kelly Wallace
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