Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Request for a Paleontology Merit Badge in Boy Scouts

It seems that nowadays, the Boy Scouts of America have created a merit badge for everything: game design, art, photography, graphic design...

And even if you overlook every other merit badge, we have the geology merit badge and the archaeology merit badge to remind us that it is about time to include a paleontology merit badge. As a Boy Scout and as an amateur paleontologist, the lack of one disturbs me. 

My local science museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, even offers merit badge classes, so it seems like it would be a perfect opportunity to create a paleontology merit badge to satisfy my urge to bring the wonders of science to the Scouts of this city.

Who wouldn't want to study a T-Rex to obtain a merit badge that they may add to their collection? 

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