Merit Badges for the Proudly Nerdy

Yes, I was a girl scout.

And NO ONE in my troupe had more merit badges than me.

I miss those beautifully embroidered circles of majesty, medallions of my skills and talents, proudly decorating my bright green sash for the world to interpret.

Well honey, those days are not over.

Thanks to BOING BOING for turning me on to the "ORDER OF THE SCIENCE SCOUTS OF EXEMPLARY REPUTE AND ABOVE AVERAGE PHYSIQUE" and Nerd Merit Badges, with their specialty-themed badges.

There's something in there for everyone, from the "I've touched human internal organs with my own hands" badge to the "I may look like a scientist, but I'm actually also a pirate" badge.

I'm hoping to pass my "I've set fire to stuff" (LEVEL II) test and get that badge any day now.

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Moem5 years ago
I love the skill badges that are being offered here on Adafruit. There's even an Instructables badge!
Kiteman Moem5 years ago
I've earned well over a dozen of those!

I ought to start collecting...
Owenmon8 years ago
Girl scouts don't have merit badges anymore. They have patches for things that they did. Like Ice skating, going to the movies, lock in, building a bear, donating to the planned parenthood etc. They don't even do campouts anymore! Just over night lock-ins
I realize this is from a while back, but I didn't want anyone finding this later to think that was true. My troop earns badges (merit badges are what the boys earn) in camping, cooking, first aid, etc. We just came back from camping and we rode bikes to the ocean. Last year they took a surfing lesson. My Cadettes (middle school) are planning a camping trip for the younger girls in our area.

We do nerdy stuff too. Next month they will work on their Digital Movie Maker badge. Their favorite thing last year (other than the surfing) was an all-day engineering workshop at Draper Labs in Cambridge.

Kiteman8 years ago
Wow! I think I qualify for about 30 of them...
Kiteman Kiteman8 years ago
Make that 27...
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26... if only I had built more robots. In a note of interest I nearly electrocuted myself once, and notice you set fire to yourself. Perhaps that's because of our difference in the ninja/pirate philosophies?
PKM Kiteman8 years ago
Aha- I was wondering how to display them all in a compact fashion. Justifications for all of these are available (I'm quite proud of the 5th and 6th row :D)
lemonie Kiteman8 years ago
What's the "flipping-the-bird" badge for? (Middle second row) L
Kiteman lemonie8 years ago
"The “I can be a p**** when it comes to science” badge.
In which the recipient can be so passionate about things of a scientific nature, that he/she may appear surly, rude, and/or unpleasant."
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