The Boy Scouts of America collaborated with the American Welding Society, BSA Health and Safety Committee, and OSHA members to create the Welding merit badge.

Scouts can begin working on this merit badge on the earn date of 2-24-12 as the pamphlet should be in stores very soon.

What: Welding Merit Badge involves hands on skill development with a
career focus.

Where: Requirements and pamphlets are available in Scout shops and online at www.scout.stuff or www.scouting.org/meritbadges (requirements online now).

When: “Earn Date” is 2-24-12.

Why: The youth showed significant interest, and this topic fits well with the merit badge portfolio and Scouting program to better prepare youth with skills for the future.

Support Resources: Merit Badge Counselors are being recruited with the help of the AWS—American Welding Society—and interested people are sent to the local council via the council locator.