Admin, I'm glad you posted this news. Since I was a Boy Scout, I haven't looked back, but I had to see for myself... http://meritbadge.org/wiki/index.php/Merit_Badges
The 2 things that took me by suprise:
1) I was disappointed to find out I never knew about the electronics merit badge. :'(
(If only the internet existed back in those days)
2) Then I saw the recently created nuclear science merit badge... ???really?!?
Maybe more robotics clubs will spring from the scouts!
Also noteworthy for younger SoRers, if you haven't seen it yet...Google is having a Science Fair for students aged 13 to 18.