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Fantastic new scouting merit badge

 
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I'm oozing enthusiasm and feel like sharing...

I just read the requirements for the Boy Scouts new Sustainability Merit Badge with my son. I'm so excited!

To earn it, he must propose, implement, and measure results of a series of projects which:
  • reduce household water waste
  • reduce food waste (and create a plan to create our own food sources)
  • reduce household energy waste
  • recognize and reduce "stuff" consumption

  • And much more...

    I'm excited that my son wants to do this, and even more excited that my wife is excited about it!

     
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    Oooooh.. I am seriously going to have to get certified for teaching this badge! Sometimes I hate how they are always adding and removing badges or changing the requirements, but this one is a solid win!
     
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    That looks like an interesting merit badge, although as an alternative requirement to Environmental Science, it does seem to be the lesser of the two merit badges. It's pretty hard to top a merit badge where every other requirement is "observe nature."
     
    It's never done THAT before. Explain it to me tiny ad:
    Devious Experiments for a Truly Passive Greenhouse!
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paulwheaton/greenhouse-1
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