6 Merit Badges For Guys Who’ve Outgrown The Boy Scouts

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Explaining how Boy Scout Law is the original Guy Code made us wistful for our scouting days. We miss the marshmallow roasts on camping trips, sure, but we especially miss the merit badges we earned for learning skills such as First Aid and Swimming. (Kids today can earn merit badges for stuff like Game Design and Robotics.)

We’ve learned plenty of skills in the intervening years — mostly related to curing a hangover — but nobody gave us any patches to sew on our sash. Here are the updated merit badges we’d strive for today…



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