National Geographic Channel has greenlighted Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout?, a new unscripted series from Deadliest Catch executive producer Thom Beers, the network announced at TCA today. On the show, adults will compete with the country’s top Boy Scouts for merit badges in challenges based on the Scouts’ 100-year-old handbook. “I was three badges short of my Eagle Scout badge, and I know I am not alone,” said Beers. “This series is going to allow people like me one more chance to achieve such an incredible milestone. Plus, it’s authentic, has a fun and interesting set of circumstances and underdog characters with a story to tell. And frankly, who doesn’t love the Boy Scouts?” Production of the six-episode series, from Beers’ Original Prods., is set to begin this spring for a premiere later this year.
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