Official earn date is February 24, 2012!
The Boy Scouts of America collaborated with the American Welding Society (AWS), BSA Health and Safety Committee, and OSHA members to create this latest choice in the merit badge series.
New merit badge provides Scouts with hands-on opportunities to learn how to join metals using welding techniques, offering Scouts a fun way to explore skills that can grow into a hobby or career. Skills acquired may even be helpful for making or repairing items for their troop.
And considering the consistent need for skilled welders in construction, manufacturing, and other industries, these skills have valuable, real-world applications.