Cooking Merit Badge to be Eagle Required January 1, 2014
Significant changes are coming to the Cooking merit badge. First, this badge will become Eagle-required beginning January 1, 2014. In addition, there will be a major overhaul to the requirements, which will take effect January 1, 2015.
The addition of the Cooking merit badge to the Eagle-required list means that, regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working on the Eagle Scout rank, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout (unless he fulfills all the requirements, except his board of review, before January 1, 2014).
As for the changes to the requirements, they’ll appear in a revised merit badge pamphlet that will be released during 2013. The new requirements then become effective Jan. 1, 2015.
Scouts who have already earned the Cooking merit badge are not required to re-earn the badge under the new requirements in order to qualify for the Eagle Scout Award.
2014 University of Scouting
Registration is open for the 2014 University of Scouting on January 11, 2014.
The Thomas S. Monson Award
In celebrating 100 years of Scouting in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Church is offering Scouts and Scout Leaders the chance to earn the Thomas S. Monson award. Click here for the requirements of this award. Click here for the order form to purchase the award.
2014 College of Commissioner Science
The College of Commissioner Science is the best training available for commissioners of all types. It consists of both classroom and practical application of the skills and knowledge needed to help units be successful. Click on the images above for further information.
District Award of Merit
Congratuations to the 2013 recipients of the Old Mill District Award of Merit: