20 Books, 3 months
The hardest challenge of the winter 2024 session... and perhaps the hardest challenge we've ever had ever in the club... is this one, 20 Books in 3 Months!!! If you succeed in reading 20 books during this winter session (January 1st - March 31st) you will receive the 20 Books 3 Months patch - which is a very cool and limited-edition club patch to prove what a hardcore reader you are!
Below is the list of book merit badges. These merit badges have a little book symbol next to them in the workbook and they are the ones that count towards the challenge. You must read 20 different books to earn the patch, you cannot count the same book for more than one book merit badge. As you can see, 95% of these merit badges are books you get to pick yourself. Hunting down a book to fit the parameters of the merit badge will be an adventure and hopefully get you reading books you’ve never considered reading before!
All 20 books you choose must be read (start to finish) between January 1st and March 31st.
Read a book about health and fitness.
Read a book about mental health.
Read a book about sexual health. (Many troop members have recommended Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski)
Read a chapter book you loved from your childhood.
Read a book you have been wanting to read but haven’t yet.
Already Own It
Read a book you already own but you haven’t read yet.
Read a book recommended to you by a friend.
Read a book recommended to you by a family member.
Read a book recommended to you by a teenager.
Read a book written in the 80s.
Read a mystery book.
Read a sci-fi book.
Read a contemporary fiction book.
Read a graphic novel.
Read a book from a little neighborhood library.
Read a funny book.
Read a book that they made into a movie.
Read a book written by an author whose last name begins with the letter A.
Read a book with a red cover.
New York Times
Read a book off the New York Times Best Sellers List, from the year you were born.
Newbery Award Winner
Read a book that has won a Newbery Award.
The Great American Read
Read a book off the PBS Great American Read list.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Read a choose your own adventure book.
Read a young adult book you’ve never read before.
World War II
Read a book about World War II.
Read a poetry book.
Read a biography about a historical figure.
Read a book on rhetoric.
Read a book about forest bathing.
Read a book about gardening.
Read a book about budgeting or finances.
Read a book on etiquette.
Read a book written by C.S. Lewis
Justin Whitmel Early
Read a book written by Justin Whitmel Early
Read a book about discipline.
Read a book about a religion you would like to know more about.