Scout Challenge is brought to you by the same folks that provide the great resources at BoyScoutTrail.com
I became Scoutmaster of a troop with about 30 scouts. We grew to over 70 scouts, due to our focus on having the scouts manage as much of the troop as they could.
As the scouts ran their troop, I noticed they had a tendency to do the same merit badges, campouts, and activities year to year. It's safe and known, but sometimes not very adventurous. I wanted to see them try new things, and the Scout Challenge helps scouts explore new opportunities and tie Scouting into the other parts of their lives.
By promoting different merit badges, activities, and accomplishements each year, Scout Challenge gives scouts a tangible reason to try new things. A new patch might keep even the older scouts interested and completing tasks, both inside and outside of Scouting.
The best part for me about Scout Challenge is that it is just for fun and completely on your honor. It is totally up to each scout to track accomplishments and decide if the challenge was completed or not. The unit leader determines the challenge, but the scouts determine if they did it and scouts tend to be harder on themselves than the unit leaders.
16640 Thatcher Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55347