One of the Merit Badges introduced in March 2011. It falls under the "Online Spirit" category and is a silver merit. It can be earned after receiving two “Spirit of _____” awards, given out for each of our online freeweeks. It can be earned more than once.
Because it cannot convert to Gold, it is one of the merits that applies towards the Alchemist Merit.
As of April 2021, the "being chosen as a great participant in the forums or chat" is removed from being part of this merit. People who have already earned it will keep the merit, but there will be no awarding it in the future.