Merit Badge Requirements


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.


Comments about “Chess”

  1. #1scouter says:

    chess is fun

  2. zombiepigmen says:

    the only hard part is the algebraic notion otherwise its easy

    • bigdogdman says:

      I agree; anyone know how to submit a formal request to change that requirement to use chess notation instead?

  3. Arch-magius says:

    With this and railroading, all i need is a role playing merit badge, and im all set

  4. jackrocks12 says:


  5. Schmuzz says:

    I don’t like the teaching part or some requirements, but it’ll be no sweat. Gonna beat my whole troop. (Already beat a guy who beat all of his.) Going to have to relearn scholar’s mate, though.

  6. Shivakumar says:

    Chess is so AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Cheesepizza! says:

    Wow. Next thing you know they’re gonna make Mario Kart a merit badge

  8. FutureEagleGuy says:

    Im gonna be the first in my troop to get ths! (once i find a counselor)

  9. TYPHOON says:

    i’m gonna earn this one

  10. Dynamic Moose says:

    Anybody have chess on Windows 7? I am only able to beat level 2 consistently!

  11. ash says:

    i love chess and i will try to be the only boy in my troop to earn it

  12. ducttapeboy says:

    I am definatly gonna get this one. I LOVE CHESS!!!!

  13. Commissioner says:

    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

  14. darth bob says:

    rock on BSA!!!!

  15. Aww says:

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

  16. usnagrad1988 says:

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

  17. Hobbes says:

    That sounds like a fun merit badge.

  18. Flash 18 guy says:

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

  19. Dynamic Moose says:

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

  20. Flash 18 guy says:


  21. bored says:

    I’m earning this merit badge

  22. 2bros says:

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

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