Hundreds of Boy Scouts came to the campus of Bethel College in North Newton last weekend to work to earn their Historical Merit Badges. Scouts from across Kansas participated in the 2010 Historical Merit Badge Program as part of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.


Hundreds of Boy Scouts came to the campus of Bethel College in North Newton last weekend to work to earn their Historical Merit Badges. Scouts from across Kansas participated in the 2010 Historical Merit Badge Program as part of celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Four discontinued merit badges that began in 1911 were reinstated as part of this program to allow today’s Scouts to experience activities their predecessors experienced. The four reinstated badges were carpentry, path finding, signaling and tracking. Scouts performed the original requirements for the badges as they were written in 1911. FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT, SEE THE KANSAN'S ONLINE PHOTO GALLERIES.