Radio Merit Badge Numbers for 2016

Boy Scouts of America, via the Bryan on Scouting blog, have released the rankings and numbers for all the merit badges earned during 2016. You can find the full blog post at 2016 Merit Badge Rankings Unveiled.

Radio Merit Badge came in at 74 with 6,442 earned during 2016. This is down a bit from 2015 where it was ranked 73 and 6,709. For lifetime ranking Radio Merit Badge comes in at 88th on the list with 185,633.

It will be interesting to see the impact the new requirements have in 2017. Plus, the K2BSA Jamboree operation will add roughly 300 to the numbers. Most Jamboree years result in a higher number of badges earned.

We've updated our chart at Radio Merit Badge History.

2017 Jamboree Challenge Coin Available for Sale

Thanks to everyone who responded to our request to register your interest in the K2BSA 2017 Jamboree Challenge Coin. It worked!

You can now purchase the challenge coins shown below at

We'll see how ordering goes and then place the manufacturing order in early April. We'll provide an update at that time on when we expect delivery followed by shipment to you.

March 2017 Jamboree on the Air and Radio Scouting Newsletter

The March 2017 Jamboree on the Air and Radio Scouting Newsletter has been published. You can find it at this link

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K2BSA Jamboree Challenge Coin

Here's your chance to get a nifty memento of K2BSA at the 2017 Jamboree.

We've had a challenge coin design prepared to celebrate the K2BSA operation at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. But we're not sure how many to order. Rather than collect orders right now, we'd like to get an estimate of interest.

Pricing is expected to be $4.50 each including shipping, if we get to a quantity of 300. Size is 1.5 inches and finish is antique gold.

Please provide the number you'd expect to order along with your contact information. Please respond by April 15. Then, if there is sufficient interest to go ahead, we'll be back in touch to allow you to place your order and make payment.

Thanks to everyone who indicated their interest. It worked! You can order your coins at 2017 Jamboree Challenge Coins.