One of my favorite things to use merit badges for is scrapbooking or journaling. I like the simple idea of just pasting the badges into a moleskin journal and handwriting the tale of what was endured/accomplished/overcame to earn the badge.What a great gift that would be to give your kid when they have their first child!
If you are more talented with your memory preservation skills (as I am not) you can make something a bit nicer and more complete. This scrapbook was featured on write.click.scrapbook and designed by Elizabeth Dillow. I love the images, lengthy text and merit badge embellishment.
Have you used merit badges in a scrapbook? I would love to see!