STEM, Careers, and Eagle-required badges made way for the crowd favorite Outdoor badge: Wilderness Survival. The month-long competition Merit Badge Madness pitted favorite badges against one another and tasked BSA Instagram followers with choosing the most epic merit badge of all.
The rugged Wilderness Survival badge, true to its name, survived and thrived in an intense battle of the best. Check out competition champs and the badges that competed (honorably) but didn’t make the cut:
- Swimming (Category Champ)
- Space Exploration (Category Champ)
- Fish & Wildlife Management (Category Champ)
- Rifle Shooting
- Snow Sports
- Wilderness Survival (Overall Champ)
Scouts Love the Outdoors
Yes, Scouts crave technology and career exploration. And sure, every badge is the most epic to some Scouts, but, in this year’s competition, Wilderness Survival’s victory shows how much Scouts love the outdoor experiences offered by the BSA.
If you missed out on the competition and want to catch more quick pics of unparalleled outdoor adventures, be sure to follow the official Instagram of the BSA!