There’s a Merit Badge App For That!

on December 16, 2010 in Advancement

It looks like Boy Scouts with iPhones and iPod Touch’s will soon be able to keep track of their merit badges on their devices. According to scoutingnews.org:

Beginning in early 2011, Boy Scouts will be able to manage their merit badges with an interactive application for the Apple iPhone. The application which will be available for $1.99 through the iTunes Store, will let Scouts review merit badge requirements, keep track of their progress by requirement, and even share their success on Facebook.

I can see good points and bad points about this. It may be good for the boys to have a “tech” way to keep track of advancement other than carrying around a handbook which never seems to be very handy. It might not be so good because many troops have a “no phones or electronic devices on outings” policy. This could create some conflicts.

It will be interesting to see if this will become a popular download for the boys. I also wonder if they will be creating an app for Android based devices.

Read the whole news story at
http://www.scoutingnews.org/2010/12/15/merit-badges-iphone-app/ .

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    One Response to “There’s a Merit Badge App For That!”

    1. Jack says:

      Can anyone tell me when it will arrive?

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