Name That List, #60

What is this a list of? The answer is below in extended.

  • Stalking
  • Consumer Buying
  • Clerk
  • Atomic Energy
  • Taxidermy
  • Forage Crops
  • Firemanship
  • Signalling
  • Interpreting
  • World Brotherhood
  • Hog Production
  • Dairying
  • Nut Culture
  • Airplane Design
  • Pigeon Raising


They're all discontinued Boy Scout merit badges. Source:

Perhaps Weird Universe should offer a merit badge in nut culture.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 11, 2019
     Category: Name That List

I correctly guessed Scout merit badges, but I didn't know they were all discontinued. In my defense, it's been a very long time since I was a Boy Scout, and some of these didn't even exist at that time.
Posted by Fritz on 08/11/19 at 07:00 AM
Like Fritz, I guessed merit badges, and I, too, didn't know they were discontinued. For that matter, I didn't know they ever discontinued any. Looking at the list, it seems to me they've been homogenizing/dumbing-down the options for a long time.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/11/19 at 09:34 AM
Unlike Fritz and Phideaux I thought it was a list of survey/census categories.

agent j
Posted by agent j on 08/11/19 at 11:32 AM
Firemanship sounds like it should be awarded to budding pyromaniacs.
Posted by KDP on 08/11/19 at 11:42 AM
I got it, too. Don't we all wish we had gotten the badge in stalking. It would probably fetch a handsome price on E-Bay.
I have a friend who is a nuclear engineer. I'll check with him to see if he got the one for Atomic Energy.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 08/11/19 at 06:26 PM
Virtual, there's one up on eBay currently for $350 OBO. Stalking books are more reasonable.
Posted by ges on 08/11/19 at 11:15 PM
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