Something’s cooking!

Cooking is an important part of scouting, and not just because no one wants to go hungry on a campout.

Meal planning and cooking are part of the requirements for advancement to Second Class and First Class; teaching cooking to younger scouts is a requirement for Life Scout. In 2014, the Cooking merit badge becomes a requirement for Eagle Scout.

The Cooking merit badge requirements are being revised for 2014, and should be released sometime this year.

Scouts who have started working on the badge using the current requirements will have the option to complete the badge under the old requirements, or switch to the new requirements.