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4 days ago  
Yo dawg, is there a merit badge for getting every merit badge?
 
4 days ago  

GRCooper: Yo dawg, is there a merit badge for getting every merit badge?


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4 days ago  
One for each scoutmaster that diddled him?
 
4 days ago  
Watch out ladies
 
4 days ago  
Nerd Alert.
 
4 days ago  
Except for the badge for spelling, I guess.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
As much potential good that they do for kids at the troop level, Boy Scouts of America as an organization can go fark itself.
 
4 days ago  
merit badge mills are terrible.  this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.   it's almost as bad as the 12 year old girl who just earned her Eagle Scout.  for that to be possible, they must have changed some of the time and leadership requirements.
 
4 days ago  
I'm guessing "Touching a Girl" isn't one of them.
 
4 days ago  

Gordon Bennett: [Fark user image image 837x828]


Hey! We didn't get a beer pong badge in my day! I'm 34, is it too late to go back and try again?
 
4 days ago  
Overachievers like this need to be shipped off to a desert island somewhere to earn their "survival for 100 years away from civilization" merit badge. They ruin the curve for everyone else and make us look bad.
 
4 days ago  
0 Girlfriends
 
4 days ago  
That's a lot of free time...
 
4 days ago  

Kalyco Jack: Gordon Bennett: [Fark user image image 837x828]

Hey! We didn't get a beer pong badge in my day! I'm 34, is it too late to go back and try again?


every single scout dad is reliving the dream, you can too!
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
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/My son was an Eagle Scout
//He better figure out the bra thing, since he is a newlywed
 
4 days ago  
Yeah, but did he sell any cookies?
 
4 days ago  
Person writing headline did not get a badge for proofreading.
 
4 days ago  

asciibaron: merit badge mills are terrible.  this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.   it's almost as bad as the 12 year old girl who just earned her Eagle Scout.  for that to be possible, they must have changed some of the time and leadership requirements.


I'm not going to disagree. I'm guessing he got some passes on ones that have time requirements.

The couple of kids I've known to max out on badges did nothing but requirements and were still working on stuff when the clock ran out on their 18th birthday. 

A 12 year old Eagle is not possible with the time requirements (a minimum of 27 months is required from date of crossover or joining).
 
4 days ago  
Good for him. I can't wait to see the first girl that gets them all....should be soon.
I can't say the BSA is a perfect organization on a national level, but individual packs and troops are always a great place to be.
My son got three silver palms with his Eagle patch!.
 
4 days ago  
Eagle Scout Owen Eakle

Now he's an Eakle Scout.
 
4 days ago  

keldaria: Overachievers like this need to be shipped off to a desert island somewhere to earn their "survival for 100 years away from civilization" merit badge. They ruin the curve for everyone else and make us look bad.


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4 days ago  

Kalyco Jack: Gordon Bennett: [Fark user image image 837x828]

Hey! We didn't get a beer pong badge in my day! I'm 34, is it too late to go back and try again?


No
 
4 days ago  

asciibaron: merit badge mills are terrible.  this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.   it's almost as bad as the 12 year old girl who just earned her Eagle Scout.  for that to be possible, they must have changed some of the time and leadership requirements.


That time-line is impossible. National Council would never allow it.
 
4 days ago  
Badges? WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING BADGES!!!
 
4 days ago  

freetomato: [Fark user image 201x251]

/My son was an Eagle Scout
//He better figure out the bra thing, since he is a newlywed


Teeth are just as good.......
 
4 days ago  
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Farking Clown Shoes: GRCooper: Yo dawg, is there a merit badge for getting every merit badge?

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Perfect.  They ought to make it official.
 
4 days ago  

asciibaron: merit badge mills are terrible.  this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.   it's almost as bad as the 12 year old girl who just earned her Eagle Scout.  for that to be possible, they must have changed some of the time and leadership requirements.


You know what?  I don't have a problem with this. Being exposed to a lot of different things, even for a minimal amount of time is not a bad thing. Who knows where the things he wouldn't normally have learned will lead him?

Was proofreading one of the badges?  Because he might be writing a letter to the editor right now.
 
4 days ago  

asciibaron: merit badge mills are terrible. this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.


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4 days ago  
whole lotta tenderfoots in this thread
 
4 days ago  

asciibaron: merit badge mills are terrible.  this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.   it's almost as bad as the 12 year old girl who just earned her Eagle Scout.  for that to be possible, they must have changed some of the time and leadership requirements.


Went to Philmont with a crew member with merit badges around the back of his sash (1983?).  Seemed normal enough, and in a heavily scouting family (both older brothers were in the crew, the eldest as advisor and was the scoutmaster).

Granted, this was about a third of the number this sap got.  But how does this compare to playing a guitar or xbox long enough to equally "git gud"?  Kids get weird obsessions, and somehow grow out of them.
/got my Eagle
//no way was I getting more than 21 merit badges
///I think only one guy in my troop ever got a palm
 
4 days ago  

Xerxes2004: Yeah, but did he sell any cookies?


He probably bought some...
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...and used them as poker chips.
 
4 days ago  

Xerxes2004: Yeah, but did he sell any cookies?


hey mister, hey mister, wanna buy a cookie?
 
4 days ago  
I wonder what the secret seven merit badges are.
 
4 days ago  

asciibaron: merit badge mills are terrible.  this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.   it's almost as bad as the 12 year old girl who just earned her Eagle Scout.  for that to be possible, they must have changed some of the time and leadership requirements.


There were/are people like this in the military. Doing the bare minimum to get the eye-candy then moving on to the next thing. Those folks generally got an eye-roll, from me at least.
 
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4 days ago  
A question I've never been asked in an interview:

"Are you any good at getting Boy Scout merit badges?"

Still, it's an accomplishment.  Like climbing a mountain, because it's there.

Be interesting to find out what became of the scouts who accomplished the same thing.
 
4 days ago  
There were two troops in my town when I was a kid. There was the big, fancy, well-funded troop that always had perfect uniforms, etc. and then there was us-- a dozen kids in a church basement who could barely tie their shoes, let alone a sheepshank knot. It was like The Mighty Ducks.

All we did was go on camping trips. There was very little emphasis on getting merit badges or advancing through the ranks. Fine by me.
 
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/My son was an Eagle Scout
//He better figure out the bra thing, since he is a newlywed


with the right kind of girl, knowing that many knots would be a real turn-on
 
4 days ago  
Do you WANT MacGyver? because THAT's how you get MacGyvers
 
4 days ago  

kpaxoid: A question I've never been asked in an interview:

"Are you any good at getting Boy Scout merit badges?"

Still, it's an accomplishment.  Like climbing a mountain, because it's there.

Be interesting to find out what became of the scouts who accomplished the same thing.


Being an Eagle Scout looks decent on a resume for a first real job out of college kind of thing.  Collecting merit badges for the sake of doing so, not so much.
 
4 days ago  
The Actual Headline:  "Sarasota Eagle Scout earns ever possible merit badge from Boy Scouts of America"

/Is there a badge for copy editing?
 
4 days ago  

Summoner101: As much potential good that they do for kids at the troop level, Boy Scouts of America as an organization can go fark itself.


They've reformed a lot recently, eliminating their anti-gay and anti-trans policies (and are in fact are now completely co-ed).

However, they still require scouts to be at least nominally religious, and are still trying to dodge molestation lawsuits via bankruptcy.
 
4 days ago  
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Yes, yes, but did you get the Crop Dusting Merit badge?
 
4 days ago  

Trik: One for each scoutmaster that diddled him?


Good to know what Republicans think about Scouting.
 
4 days ago  
137 Merit Badges?
Try not to earn any merit badges on your way through the parking lot!
 
4 days ago  

asciibaron: merit badge mills are terrible.  this kid doesn't know shiat about the subject matter beyond what was needed to pass each requirement.   it's almost as bad as the 12 year old girl who just earned her Eagle Scout.  for that to be possible, they must have changed some of the time and leadership requirements.


Best thing the Mormons did for Scouting was leave.  This became well less a thing after they were gone.
 
4 days ago  

keldaria: Overachievers like this need to be shipped off to a desert island somewhere to earn their "survival for 100 years away from civilization" merit badge. They ruin the curve for everyone else and make us look bad.


"Nothing to do because COVID" appears to have been a factor in this.
 
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