makr wrote:To be fair, the schoolish requirements are kinda the point. These badges are meant to be difficult for the age group. The Awards iirc were meant for the cubs that did all the badges and wanted more. They are meant to be challenging, because that's how you learn. You better believe that those kids are now better off for their middle school experiences for what they've just done. Nor are they really meant for the cub meetings, you're supposed to show the initiative to get these badges.
Maybe this is just what my experiences were when I was a cub. Results may differ
Things could be dificult without being boring. Cubs might find it very hard to go on a 10 km hike but they wont be bored.