Pretty much should’ve called these kids Man Scouts, because 90 percent of America couldn’t do what they had to do to get merit badges. Hey, why eagle scout essay example’t I vote on comments?
Cracked only offers comment voting to subscribing members. Subscribers also have access to loads of hidden content. If we’ve ever made you laugh or think, we now have a way where you can thank and support us! I was a Boy Scout, and though I could never muster the energy to get involved in my community enough to make Eagle rank, I definitely remember the Merit Badges. The best scouts had a sash full of ’em. The more you had, the more likely your Dad was the Scoutmaster.
It was a cool idea, but some of them were too easy to get. It’s not much of a challenge when one of the requirements is literally “write down the contents of your kitchen. In 1911, though, things were a little different. William Taft-era merit badges vary from mundane insanity to the regular kind of insanity. A common staple among 1911 badges is bullshit requirements, asking you to “be able” to do something without actually proving you can do it. Be able to identify and describe common weeds of the community and tell how best to eliminate them.