Obviously, I was never a boy scout. I also was never a girl guide, but I envied those girls in their smart uniforms, knee socks and that red sash covered with badges for skills like penmanship and sewing. But these are different times and the Boy Scouts have updated their merit badges, now you can get them for skills like texting, you tubing, and ipod listening. Or for more varied and unusual skills like cat herding and snoring.

Cat Herding Badge

Cat Herding Merit Badge

Snoring Merit Badge

Snoring Merit Badge

You can find these badges and more at the Boy Scouts of America website