Merit badges for grown ups?
August 24, 2011 2:08 PM Subscribe
I was a Boy Scout as a youth. What similar opportunities – for personal, skill, and leadership development – are there for adults?
posted by Picklegnome to society & culture (17 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I spent years in the Scouts and got my Eagle, although my unit didn't do Order of the Arrow. I can get involved as an adult, of course, but that doesn't offer the same kind of opportunity for personal development.
Am I looking for a fraternal organization like the Masons or the Elks? What groups focus on character growth and leadership? Are there clubs that work on developing a certain skill set (e.g. the Boy Scout program has an underlying outdoorsmanship component) but go beyond just being a hobby group?