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Skepchick Quickies 11.10

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. The new merit badges seem like a load of newage (rhymes with sewage). “Science of Happiness”? I have a better idea: Girl Scouts should be able to earn all the same merit badges that Boy Scouts can.

    On a related topic: Is there a scouting-like organization that has gone co-ed?

    1. Why do you assume that the boy scout badges are so different? Inventor, public policy, website designer – those seem like great badge ideas to me. I think inventor was around back when I was a scout, or at least something like it.

      And why would the Girl Scouts want to be more like the Boy Scouts? They’re two totally separate organizations and the Girl Scouts don’t discriminate.

      1. I’ve got to say that I actually thought what @pciszek said when I first saw them too but then I don’t know what requirements the Science of Happiness or Voice for Animals badges would consist of.
        I assume it might be something like a volunteering badge and animal advocacy which, if that’s true, would be better names.

        I agree that the Girl Scouts should want to be less like the Boy Scouts rather than more.

        As for co-ed clubs there’s alway 4H and FFA.

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