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The Chess MB is Live

You can now earn a merit badge playing one of the oldest games in the world.

The Chess Merit Badge is now officially live. The requirements allow you to learn the game’s scoring system and explain the rules to someone else, and play three games with your counselor, play in a tournament yourself or organize your own chess tournament.

The BSA is celebrating its newest merit badge by playing a chess tournament using live Scouts as the pieces. Tune in here for the next live broadcast.

Click here to learn the basics of chess.

Read more about the merit badge launch here.

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