Scouts Can Start Earning New Search and Rescue Merit Badge Aug. 20
Aug. 20 is the date that the Search and Rescue merit badge will be available and ready to earn! You should start seeing the pamphlet and patch appear in Scout shops and online very soon.
The best places for units and Scouts to start looking for merit badge counselors include local SAR groups, fire or police departments, SAR canine groups, and the NASAR—National Association of Search and Rescue. For contacts near you, please visit www.NASAR.org as well as federal SAR groups in your area.
Resources for New Merit Badges
Is your district or council looking for more resources to support the other new merit badges that have been (or will be) introduced? Here are a few organizations that can help: