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Title: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on May 07, 2015, 03:36:34 PM
I know, I know, we promised this long ago, but we had a lot of tweaking to do, and finally, here it is!

To see what badges are available and which ones you may qualify for, you can see the full list by going to PROFILE at the top of your screen, then AWARDS and SHOW AVAILABLE AWARDS.

Step 1:

Once you have completed the requirements for the Merit Badge you are interested in you should copy the link to the thread (usually looks something like this:  forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic and a bunch of numbers) that contains your photos.  Then go to PROFILE at the top and select FORUM PROFILE.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/MTO-Site-Photos/Merit-Badges/Step%201.jpg?m=1431003709)


Step 2:

Once in your Profile you will see an AWARDS option at the top.  Use it to select SHOW AVAILABLE AWARDS.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/MTO-Site-Photos/Merit-Badges/Step%202.jpg?m=1431003708)


Step 3:

You should now see a list of all available awards.  If you click on the little person icon on the right you will see a list of everyone who has that particular award, or you can click on the little hand with the crown to request the award.  In this example you see the Fish Scaler badge being requested.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/MTO-Site-Photos/Merit-Badges/Step%203.jpg?m=1431003709)


Step 4:

To request the badge simple paste the link to your thread into the box and click Request Award.  Moderator staff will get an alert to let them know there is a pending Merit Badge request and will verify your claim and approve your badge, which will show up automatically in your signature line.

(http://gallery.multitool.org/var/resizes/MTO-Site-Photos/Merit-Badges/Step%204.jpg?m=1431003708)

Good luck and happy badge hunting!

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Reinier on May 07, 2015, 03:56:58 PM
Excellent.
A shorter route: clicking on the yellow guy below your avatar also brings you to the awards section in your profile :)
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on May 07, 2015, 04:02:23 PM
Good point!  :D

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: dks on May 07, 2015, 04:25:35 PM
Good work.

I would also suggest, if I may, that when an award is not approved a rejection/notification message should go to the members via PM.

Thus the member will know if their request was actually received or lost in the e-mail.

I have asked for a couple of rewards, and was realistically unworthy of them (playing on the rules)  :D , but I have not received the award or any message telling me if the message/request I sent was received-seen-rejected..
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on May 07, 2015, 04:28:47 PM
Good work.

I would also suggest, if I may, that when an award is not approved a rejection/notification message should go to the members via PM.

Thus the member will know if their request was actually received or lost in the e-mail.

I have asked for a couple of rewards, and was realistically unworthy of them (playing on the rules)  :D , but I have not received the award or any message telling me if the message/request I sent was received-seen-rejected..

That certainly sounds reasonable enough.





MOTION DENIED!



Just kidding.  I see no reason not to do this.

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Etherealicer on May 07, 2015, 04:45:49 PM
Good work.

I would also suggest, if I may, that when an award is not approved a rejection/notification message should go to the members via PM.

Thus the member will know if their request was actually received or lost in the e-mail.

I have asked for a couple of rewards, and was realistically unworthy of them (playing on the rules)  :D , but I have not received the award or any message telling me if the message/request I sent was received-seen-rejected..

That certainly sounds reasonable enough.





MOTION DENIED!



Just kidding.  I see no reason not to do this.

Def
We need a merit badge, for people who got at least 3 merit badge requests denied... :rofl:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: dks on May 07, 2015, 04:51:13 PM
I definitely fulfill these requirements  :D
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Crow on May 29, 2015, 04:15:40 PM
Can i try several badges in one thread? Or do i have to make new thread for every merit badge i am going for?
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on May 29, 2015, 05:20:58 PM
Go for it. 

The point of starting a new thread was so that the Mods didn't have to try and find the sixth post on page 13 of some unrelated thread.  If the stuff is related or you want to keep your merit badge attempts in one thread, by all means, have at it.

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Corwyn on February 05, 2016, 07:23:23 AM
Might I suggest we remove the yellow and green challenge badges? They just clutter stuff and I doubt many people have it... you either go full red or don't do anything at all... this way in a year we'll have 70 challenge badges out of which 2/3 noone has...
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: zoidberg on February 05, 2016, 07:27:57 AM
I've been thinking much the same thing.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Outback in Idaho on June 14, 2016, 02:56:31 AM
    Hmm... :pok: no Solar user or Kukri owning badges?? Would definitely say those were unique. You got MT, knife, and axe afterall. And none for GPS hounds? GEO Cachers.  :think:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on June 14, 2016, 01:23:54 PM
These are all possibilities- go ahead and sell me on it.  :D

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: EddieEnzyme on October 13, 2016, 10:56:40 AM
Hello.

Could I suggest an "Archer" badge in the User section?
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on November 04, 2016, 11:46:44 AM
Hello.

Could I suggest an "Archer" badge in the User section?

What are you thinking we should require for that badge?  Photos of your usual choice of multitool for adjusting your bow? 

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: dks on November 10, 2016, 12:45:45 PM
I have suggested it before that we need some easy badges for people to achieve, like a red scales SAK badge, for having 1 or 2 or 3 of them, or a car user, for a picture of your car with some multitool being used to fix it, or even an offroader badge, for using multitools on an offroad vehicle.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on November 11, 2016, 01:08:04 AM
I have suggested it before that we need some easy badges for people to achieve, like a red scales SAK badge, for having 1 or 2 or 3 of them, or a car user, for a picture of your car with some multitool being used to fix it, or even an offroader badge, for using multitools on an offroad vehicle.

I thought we had easy badges already. Is it that difficult to post a picture of your EDC flashlight?

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: dks on November 11, 2016, 07:03:39 AM
some people can not afford that, or do not own a light .  Maybe they should be allowed to post pictures of their EDC pack of matches, or candle ?

Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: WoodsDuck on November 11, 2016, 05:06:14 PM
some people can not afford that, or do not own a light .  Maybe they should be allowed to post pictures of their EDC pack of matches, or candle ?

Can't afford a light? I'd find that hard to believe on this particular site. EDC lights don't have to be high end to qualify for the badge.  I use Maglites myself.
Either way, there are other badges to try for if one is out of your reach. I can't afford to buy 5, 8, or 12 different colors of alox SAK any time soon, if ever, for example.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: WoodsDuck on November 11, 2016, 05:08:44 PM
I just realized I have a question regarding the MTo branded tool badge.

Does this count?

(http://i.imgur.com/1d6dH5U.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: dks on November 12, 2016, 10:07:34 PM
some people can not afford that, or do not own a light .  Maybe they should be allowed to post pictures of their EDC pack of matches, or candle ?

Can't afford a light? I'd find that hard to believe on this particular site. EDC lights don't have to be high end to qualify for the badge.  I use Maglites myself.
Either way, there are other badges to try for if one is out of your reach. I can't afford to buy 5, 8, or 12 different colors of alox SAK any time soon, if ever, for example.

people take anything seriously 
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on November 12, 2016, 11:28:29 PM
I just realized I have a question regarding the MTo branded tool badge.

Does this count?

(http://i.imgur.com/1d6dH5U.jpg)

I'm not sure.  Maybe you should send it to me for evaluation. ....   :ahhh

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Grant Lamontagne on November 12, 2016, 11:28:46 PM
Oh, and yes, it counts!

Def
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: WoodsDuck on November 13, 2016, 02:56:43 AM
some people can not afford that, or do not own a light .  Maybe they should be allowed to post pictures of their EDC pack of matches, or candle ?

Can't afford a light? I'd find that hard to believe on this particular site. EDC lights don't have to be high end to qualify for the badge.  I use Maglites myself.
Either way, there are other badges to try for if one is out of your reach. I can't afford to buy 5, 8, or 12 different colors of alox SAK any time soon, if ever, for example.

people take anything seriously


It's one of my favorite hobbies  :D
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: dks on November 13, 2016, 06:38:33 AM
There should be a badge for that :)
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: MusicMen on April 27, 2017, 08:33:20 AM
A question:  ???   :think:
When going for a MT Challange Badge (like Juice or Disco'd SAK/MT) is that the only tool you are allowed to carry? Or can you also carry a complimentary tool (has things the other doesn't)?
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: zoidberg on April 27, 2017, 09:51:40 AM
A question:  ???   :think:
When going for a MT Challange Badge (like Juice or Disco'd SAK/MT) is that the only tool you are allowed to carry? Or can you also carry a complimentary tool (has things the other doesn't)?

The 'only carry the challenge tool' rule usually just applies during the official challenge month.

After that complimentary tools are allowed with.

For the 30 day challenge badges we ask that you keep it to one badge attempt at a time.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: MusicMen on April 28, 2017, 02:56:03 AM
A question:  ???   :think:
When going for a MT Challange Badge (like Juice or Disco'd SAK/MT) is that the only tool you are allowed to carry? Or can you also carry a complimentary tool (has things the other doesn't)?

The 'only carry the challenge tool' rule usually just applies during the official challenge month.

After that complimentary tools are allowed with.

For the 30 day challenge badges we ask that you keep it to one badge attempt at a time.

Thanks for the clairifacation. I was waiting to finish the MP600 before starting another challange. Just trying to figure out which one to try next.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: zoidberg on April 28, 2017, 03:02:21 AM
A question:  ???   :think:
When going for a MT Challange Badge (like Juice or Disco'd SAK/MT) is that the only tool you are allowed to carry? Or can you also carry a complimentary tool (has things the other doesn't)?

The 'only carry the challenge tool' rule usually just applies during the official challenge month.

After that complimentary tools are allowed with.

For the 30 day challenge badges we ask that you keep it to one badge attempt at a time.

Thanks for the clairifacation. I was waiting to finish the MP600 before starting another challange. Just trying to figure out which one to try next.

So the first one hasn't put you off then?   :P   :D
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: MusicMen on April 28, 2017, 03:20:32 AM
A question:  ???   :think:
When going for a MT Challange Badge (like Juice or Disco'd SAK/MT) is that the only tool you are allowed to carry? Or can you also carry a complimentary tool (has things the other doesn't)?

The 'only carry the challenge tool' rule usually just applies during the official challenge month.

After that complimentary tools are allowed with.

For the 30 day challenge badges we ask that you keep it to one badge attempt at a time.

Thanks for the clairifacation. I was waiting to finish the MP600 before starting another challange. Just trying to figure out which one to try next.

So the first one hasn't put you off then?   :P   :D

Nah, it is just tough looking at the other MT knowing that all I can do is exercise them. Besides, it is fun trying to use only one tool. It makes you think about what modifacations are needed.   :rofl:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: pa_strunk on May 01, 2017, 06:20:46 AM
How about a camouflage tool badge?
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: zoidberg on May 01, 2017, 12:48:52 PM
How about a camouflage tool badge?

It could happen.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: pa_strunk on May 02, 2017, 02:08:49 AM
Could go with same stats as BO, think they are comparable IMHO.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Blackbeard on October 05, 2017, 11:02:36 AM
Is black oxide badge only for MT's or can you mix in knifes?
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: zoidberg on October 05, 2017, 08:46:01 PM
Is black oxide badge only for MT's or can you mix in knifes?

You can mix and match.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Blackbeard on October 06, 2017, 08:03:08 AM
Is black oxide badge only for MT's or can you mix in knifes?

You can mix and match.

thanks zoidberg, posted
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: raistlin65 on October 20, 2017, 08:51:47 PM
Just to throw this out, how about a SAW--Swiss Army Watch--badge for sharing a photo of a Vic or Wenger watch with a SAK?
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: zoidberg on October 20, 2017, 09:04:26 PM
Just to throw this out, how about a SAW--Swiss Army Watch--badge for sharing a photo of a Vic or Wenger watch with a SAK?

Noted.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: ddogu on December 08, 2017, 07:40:45 PM
A "tool coctail" or "tool mix" badge where 3 tools of 3 different brands (e.g. a Vic + a Gerber + a Brand x) come together?

Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: MusicMen on December 15, 2017, 12:58:21 AM
A "tool coctail" or "tool mix" badge where 3 tools of 3 different brands (e.g. a Vic + a Gerber + a Brand x) come together?
Three is to easy. It should be at least five; Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox, SOG, and Buck, as an example.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: ChopperCharles on August 21, 2018, 09:38:38 PM
The rotation badge is based on a "daily carry" badge. What does this mean, exactly?

Basically what I'd like to do is carry a different off-brand multi-tool every day for 30 days. Each day a different off-brand, and each day that's the only tool I carry. I post pics and a brief note on how it worked for me and what i did with it each day. Would that fall under the rotation badge? Or is that something else?

Charles.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: SteveC on August 21, 2018, 10:42:46 PM
The rotation badge is based on a "daily carry" badge. What does this mean, exactly?

Basically what I'd like to do is carry a different off-brand multi-tool every day for 30 days. Each day a different off-brand, and each day that's the only tool I carry. I post pics and a brief note on how it worked for me and what i did with it each day. Would that fall under the rotation badge? Or is that something else?

Charles.

The rotational badge is to carry a tool of the day like "Wave  Wed,  Throwback Thursday , Farmer Friday" etc. for 30 consecutive days.
 You could for the off brand  level 3 challenge badge
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: ChopperCharles on August 21, 2018, 10:44:36 PM
For the level 3 offbrand challenge I thought I had to carry the same tool every day for 30 days?

Charles.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: SteveC on August 22, 2018, 12:17:06 AM
 :dunno:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: WECSOG on October 07, 2018, 06:50:10 PM
    Hmm... :pok: no Solar user or Kukri owning badges?? Would definitely say those were unique. You got MT, knife, and axe afterall. And none for GPS hounds? GEO Cachers.  :think:

These sound like great ideas, to me. Solar: Show a photo of your solar installation, with a description. Kukri knife: show your BBK ( Big Bush Knife: Kukri/ Golok/ Parang) in an outdoor setting.  Geocache: photo of a geocache you've bagged, along with a brief story about the adventure.

I would be in for all of those.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Serena on November 30, 2018, 03:20:08 PM
There isn't an Explorer 30 day badge…  :dunno:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: WECSOG on December 01, 2018, 02:09:47 AM
I would like to see a "Radio" badge. How many of us are licensed hams or GMRS operators and edc a portable transceiver, or have a mobile in the Jeep / truck / whatever?
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Reinier on December 08, 2018, 03:52:51 PM
Currently there appears to be 1 (one) member with the EDC Source Seller badge. Is that badge going to stay now that EDCS has gone? I hope so, since I am that member :)
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: SteveC on December 08, 2018, 03:55:56 PM
I can't think of a reason why it won't stay  :dunno:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Reinier on December 08, 2018, 03:56:46 PM
:tu:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Serena on December 17, 2018, 09:43:30 PM
And also asking here. What is a RAK? If you want to earn the Santa badge.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Mechanickal on December 17, 2018, 09:44:59 PM
And also asking here. What is a RAK? If you want to earn the Santa badge.
Also answering here :pok:

Random Act of Kindness.
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Serena on December 17, 2018, 09:48:16 PM
And also asking here. What is a RAK? If you want to earn the Santa badge.
Also answering here :pok:

Random Act of Kindness.
Hahaha, duffe… LOL
Maar toch bedankt! :tu:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: zoidberg on December 17, 2018, 09:48:16 PM
And also asking here. What is a RAK? If you want to earn the Santa badge.
Also answering here :pok:

Random Act of Kindness.

It's more of a badge you nominate others for.
Title: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Serena on December 17, 2018, 09:48:16 PM
Thanks for the explanation!
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Reinier on February 01, 2019, 02:32:53 PM
Can we please have a 74mm badge? After all it's the most awesomest SAK size :)
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Kev D on February 04, 2019, 04:15:42 PM
Can we please have a 74mm badge? After all it's the most awesomest SAK size :)

I don't see why not, I'll ask in the office for one to be created :tu:
Title: Re: Official Multitool.org Merit Badge Instruction Thread
Post by: Reinier on February 04, 2019, 04:24:58 PM
\o/