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Chess is among the oldest board games in the world, and it ranks among the most popular games ever created. Chess is played worldwide—even over the Internet. Players meet for fun and in competition, everywhere from kitchen tables and park benches to formal international tournaments. To play chess well requires deep concentration and mental alertness.

14 Comments on Chess

  1. It will hard for boys in kentucky to earn this since learning chess is a requirement in elementry school. it will be hard to find a scout that doesn’t know how to play it to fulfill #3

  2. rock on BSA!!!!

  3. Aw sad day! I like the Black knights the best! Wish it was a black knight instead of a white one :(

  4. Looks great! A fun merit badge for a camp out… plus the badge is very well designed.

  5. That sounds like a fun merit badge.

  6. Flash 18 guy // September 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm // Reply

    I looooooove chess. It’s awesome! I’m going to be the first in my troop to get it!

  7. Dynamic Moose // September 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm // Reply

    I’ve been tracking this merit badge since a week ago! I’m so excited about this merit badge!

  8. Flash 18 guy // September 8, 2011 at 1:45 pm // Reply


  9. I’m earning this merit badge

  10. Yeah it finaly here!!! It’s easier than i thought it would be!

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