The Boy Scouts of America have a new merit badge for chess. The official launch of the new badge occurred this past weekend at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Bobby Fischer wrote articles for Boys Life magazine back in the early 70’s.
You can read about and view a videos from the official launch on USCF’s website or CCSCSL’s website. you can read the press release on PR Newswire. If you’re interested in the requirements for earning the patch you can read about it on the Boy Scouts of America website.