A Meritorious Comic

Posted Wed, 6/2/2010 by Dave

I enjoyed doing the research for this comic. The merit badges of the present day aren’t too strange. The weirdest they get is probably Pulp and Paper. The Basketry badge seems a bit outdated, and the Nuclear Science badge seems a bit far out for most citizens, but I suppose both of those have their following.

But the discontinued merit badges…well, there are some real gems, mostly thanks to the naming conventions of a previous era. Citrus Fruit Culture? Stalking? Cement Work? I’m disappointed that Master-At-Arms only lasted for a single year. Our nation could always use more of those. And as for Beefarming…let’s just say I didn’t break up that word properly the first time (and incorrectly assumed it was an antiquated practice related to bodybuilding).