Revoking Merit Badges? in New to Scouting? Posted October 12, 2016 The boys decided this year to do a couple of merit badges as monthly themes. This month is Pioneering. Our (the adults) requiirement is that the boys teach all the skills and do all the instruction. The Merit Badge Counselor is there just to sign off on the requirements for those that want to pursue the badge. I'll let you know how it goes.