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2018 Radio Merit Badge Numbers

You may have seen Bryan on Scouting’s post about the 2018 Merit Badge Rankings. If not, we recommend it to provide some perspective on this key element of the Scouting program. While there, go ahead and subscribe to keep up with all the news.

Reading down the page quite a bit, you can find the Radio Merit Badge ranked at 85 with the total number earned at 5,205. That’s down from 2017 at 5,840 and well down from the all time peak of 7,208 in 2013.

We know that many of you are running workshops and achieving great things in your district and council. Keep up the good work.

The chart below shows the number earned from 1980 to 2018. You can find further historical information at Radio Merit Badge History.

February 2018 JOTA Newsletter Available

We’ve just posted the February 2018 Jamboree on the Air Newsletter. You can find it at this link — February 2018 JOTA Newsletter. Or click on the nearby image. You can also find the past issues there.

Revised Radio Merit Badge Pamphlet is Available

The revised Radio Merit Badge pamphlet that matches the requirements that became effective on January 1, 2017 is now available.

It is order number 642986 and shows a 2017 copyright and printing. Make sure you pick up the correct version.

Here’s the link to the Supply webpage — Radio Merit Badge pamphlet.

2017 Jamboree Report

Here’s the after action report from our operation at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. See the summary table below or click on the report cover to see the full report or this link K2BSA 2017 Jamboree Report.

K2BSA 2017 Jamboree Summary Numbers

DescriptionNumber
Amateur Radio Demonstrations - Number of Scouts2,457
Amateur Radio Two-Way Contacts Logged (HF, VHF, UHF, Satellites)1,399
Radio Merit Badges Earned305
ARDF - Foxhunting - Number of Scouts200

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