When you see the Boy Scouts in the news these days, it's rarely for positive reasons. Culture has left behind the antiquated views of the Scouts and their merit badges seem a little out of date as well. As Americans rush to urban centers for work and easy living in newly gentrified neighborhoods, badges like Farm Mechanics and Tracking seem about as useless as your undergraduate diploma. Now that you’ve moved to the big city, many of the skills you learned in Boy Scouts no longer have a practical application. It is time for you, the inteprid twenty-something urban pioneer, to have merit badges of your own. You need badges that will teach you the essential skills needed to get by in a modern metropolis. You need to learn how to survive in any urban environment, from the warehouse party to the back of a cab to IKEA. You need these Merit Badges for the Urban Male.

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