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Merit Badge MADNESS heads to Round 2

Round 2 voting open through Sunday

Just like a regular March tournament bracket, our Black Swamp Area Council Merit Badge MADNESS tournament shows great, fun and exciting results after the opening round.

With all the top seeds advancing to Round 2, we still had a few interesting results as you picked your favorite merit badges resulting in upsets as you may expect this time of year. Round 2 voting is open through Sunday.

The highest seed to fall was No. 3 Personal Management in the Arrowwood Region, dropping 66-34 to Wood Carving. Please note, all results are indication of the percentage of vote during that match-up.

Also, in the Arrowwood Region, No. 13 Photography upended No. 4 Citizenship in Community 62-38. The other interesting match-up in this region came in the 8-9 seed game for Forestry vs. Geology, with Geology advancing after overtime and a coin-flip to decide the winner.

In the Chinquapin Region, No. 1 seed Swimming barely stayed afloat against Robotics with a 59-41 win. No. 2 seed Personal Fitness just escaped Electricity 58-42.

Two No. 2 seeds, Emergency Preparedness and Cooking both cruised to victory by identical scores of 94-6. Hotly contested match-ups included Leatherwork over Hiking, Small Boat Sailing over Lifesaving, Chess over Plumbing, and Fire Safety over Basketry, all by the score of 53-47.

Highlights to watch in Round 2 include the two Cinderella’s, No. 11. Orienteering and No. 14 Wood Carving, who are matched up against each other

Now the goal of this tournament is to have fun. When the match-ups appear on our website each round, simply pick YOUR FAVORITE merit badge. The definition of “favorite” is up to you and there are limits on who can participate! Let’s have fun and see how things shake out as we progress over the next couple of weeks. Each round will be active for a period, with a brief break between rounds. Be sure to check our website daily for results and let’s see which merit badge reigns supreme.

Be sure to VOTE for your favorite! #MeritBadgeMadness #BlackSwampScouting

To vote on Round 2 match-ups, go to HERE and pick your favorite merit badge! 

Schedule as follows: First Round, March 25-26; Second Round, March 27-29; Sweet 16 Round, April 1-3; District Finals, April 4-6; Council Semifinals, April 8-10; and, Championship, Apr6il 11-13.

Here's the current Merit Badge MADNESS Bracket:

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