I am an Eagle Scout and Former Leader. Even if the BSA doesn't re-instate the Badge. It doesn't mean that we as Beekeepers cannot do something on our own. Take the old requirements and update them as a group. Have some bookets and patches made. They don't have to be Merit Badge size. They could be the size of camp badges two to three inches wide. Scouts collect, trade, wear on Patch Jackets all sorts of patches. Local clubs could be the contact for Youth mentoring of Beekeeping, using the Updated requirments. When any youth boy girl scout 4h-er, et all... had an interest in Beekeeping the club would provide a mentor, a requirments book with references and requirements, and when those were met the patch. Patches and booklets are not all that expensive in bulk once designed and the first one is made. Given all the Beeks out there who might like a nice patch that could be used on their beesuit, hat, jacket, or anything else as far as that goes they wouldn't go to waste. Once they were designed and made I cannot imagine that the major players in the Bee Keeping Supply industry wouldn't be willing to add them to their inventory and catalogs.
How about some of those of you that are Artists create some ideas for a Patch and One of the Moderators create a Patch Thread for the images to be put on for all to see. Create a pollafter there are a bunch, Vote on one, Someone belly up to the bar and order a run of em and see how they sell.
The Booklet could be created and posted online to print off as a start and if there ends up being a lot of interest in a Pre Printed version have a release of copyright so they can go to any local Print shop and have a nicer version done. Or Just print and sell next to the Patches.
Just my Two Cents.