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Meritbadge.info closing

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Surprised nobody has posted this yet - from the meritbadge.info facebook page:

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Meritbadge.Info is aging out.

Rodrigo and Mike started the site after a Wood Badge course in 2005. We used to be a bear and a good ole bear too. Our goal was to make it easier for event managers to setup, manage, and track merit badge classes without getting mired in reams of paper from the postal service.

We are proud to say, after nearly 15 years, we offered over 2,800 events, 46,000 classes with over 245,000 participants taking nearly 410,000 seats via 1.4 million visitors. All of this in an hour per week.
We realize this will disappoint quite a few loyal scouters who have used and promoted our project for many years. We cannot tell you how much we have appreciated your feedback, gratitude, and patience when we needed to fix something. We could not do it without you.

Unfortunately, the site needs a major overhaul. Neither of us has the time to redesign the registration system to meet these emerging requirements. For this reason, it is time to shut it down.
Here is the approach:

First, we have disabled the ability to create new events. The events that are using the registration system up through May 2020 will be honored, but all others events will be blocked.

Second, if you have managed events in the past, we suggest you sign on and create a backup excel file for your records. We still have adults looking for "blue cards" sometimes over a year after an event.

Sometime in Q2, we will take the site offline.

Yours in Scouting,
Rodrigo and Mike

 

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I'm disappointed to hear of the loss of  any resource my fellow scouters find useful.  I've never known about events there though, and when asked about online merit badge classes, I just mention Scoutmaster Bucky.  

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