You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges. Any Boy Scout may earn any merit badge at any time. You don’t need to have had rank advancement to be eligible. For more info see the BSA Website.
Another good source on Merit Badges with workbooks and requirements MeritBadge.org.
For Troop 28 Scouts