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Depending on your vocational career path, some of the merit badges identified as required may not be required. For more information
of what is and what is not required of you, check the advancement
There are also merit badges listed on the "13
and Above" handbook that doesn't have specific requirements.
These merit badges are listed as part of the "In
the Works Merit Badge" page.
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896, Bagumbayan), was a Chinese Filipino polymath, patriot and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era. He is considered a national hero of the Philippines, and the anniversary of Rizal's death is commemorated as a Philippine holiday called Rizal Day. Rizal's 1896 military trial and execution made him a martyr of the Philippine Revolution.
The seventh of eleven children born to a wealthy family in the town of Calamba, Laguna, Rizal attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila, earning a Bachelor of Arts. He enrolled in Medicine and Philosophy and Letters at the University of Santo Tomas and then traveled alone to Madrid, Spain, where he continued his studies at the Universidad Central de Madrid, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine. He attended the University of Paris and earned a second doctorate at the University of Heidelberg. Rizal was a polyglot conversant in at least ten languages. He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo. These are social commentaries on the Philippines that formed the nucleus of literature that inspired dissent among peaceful reformists and spurred the militancy of armed revolutionaries against the Spanish colonial authorities.
As a political figure, Jose Rizal was the founder of La Liga Filipina, a civic organization that subsequently gave birth to the Katipunan led by Andrés Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo. He was a proponent of institutional reforms by peaceful means rather than by violent revolution. The general consensus among Rizal scholars, however, attributed his martyred death as the catalyst that precipitated the Philippine Revolution.
Attention Eagle Scouts!
If you are a Filipino Eagle Scout, Scout Citizen, or Jose Rizal Scout living or working in the United States, then the Eagle Scouts Organization of the Philippines - USA (ESOP-USA) would like to add you to our registry. No annual dues at this time. Receive a limited edition custom Eagle Scout patch (while supplies last, only 100 of these patches were produced) and your Membership Card. Visit www.filipino-aces.org for more information.
God and Country Award
P.R.A.Y. Publication Awards available to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the Philippines. P.R.A.Y. administers the "God and Country" series of awards for both the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA. The Merit Badge Center received approval for the use of the program in the Philippines and we shall not restrict your access to this program in any way. Councils, Scout Units, Scout Leaders and Parents may work directly with P.R.A.Y. www.praypub.org.
Scholarship (God and Country Award)
To encourage the use of the God and Country Program, the Merit Badge Center is offering scholarships to the first 10 Scouts to submit a copy of their unexpired BSP/GSP registration cards, completed program workbooks, certification (by pastor or head of congregation on letter head), a completed order form (found on the workbork) and the name and address of your local Scout council (for shipping purposes).
Each Scout shall be responsible in aquiring the program books from PRAY Publication or a copy.
The scholarship shall include: reimbursement of the program book cost ($3.50 value) or PRAY workbook duplication fee ($2.00), program medallion, youth patch, youth certicicate, mentor certificate, counselor certificate, student registration and our own shipping and handling costs. Submit all requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete submissions will not be processed (including incomplete workbook and order forms). Take advantage of this offer. You must be registered member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines or Girl Scouts of the Philippines to participate. Additional program recognitions not included in this scholarship is your responsibility and may be purchased directly through PRAY Publication.