I'm with Mathurin. This check-list concept doesn't provide for any interest or drive. The child doesn't have to be interested or apply themselves towards learning. They just have to do well enough to get that check mark, then move on. In BSA, I did this because I wanted a sash full of cool merit badges. But did I learn anything? Not much. Enough to get the patch.
The way we do it now, encourages the youth to find something they enjoy and pursue it, learn what they can about it, experiment and have fun with it. Instead, this program seems to discourage that by encouraging the youth to get their check mark and move on so they can get their next check mark in something else.
Add that to needing a whole new set of 'scout leaders' to govern the project? Do we have enough volunteers to do what we do even currently with the youth without adding more to run this program?? I would encourage more adults to do more youth classes and youth mentoring in areas where the youth can really get in to something and grow towards a true Swan, Mallet or Torse. Not just this hit-and-run style of learning.