Hello. New the forum. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out if BSA Blastcars can really be used as a model project for the Model Design and Building merit badge. This is what the description for the BSA Blastcar says at the Scoutshop and everywhere else on the internet: https://www.scoutshop.org/blastcar-racer-car-kit-613152.html
"This activity can be used toward requirements for Model Design & Building, Woodworking and Wood Carving merit badges."
Sounds great, but then when you look at the requirements for the Model Design and Building merit badge I see that requirement #4e says
"Build a model of an actual passenger-carrying vehicle to a scale of 1" = 1'0" or ½" = 1'0" (10:1 or 25:1 Metric)."
But if you look at requirement #3 it says:
"select a subject from requirement 4 for your model project (no kits). Prepare the necessary plans to the proper scale..."
So, essentially the requirement is specifically saying you cannot use a kit. Isn't the BSA Blastcar, in fact, a kit? Or is it not considered a kit because it's just a block of wood like the Pinewood Derby car, even though it comes with wheels and axels? https://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Model_Design_and_Building