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Historic Merit Badges
Four old-time merit badges are being resurrected for the BSA Centennial celebration. In 2010 ONLY, scouts can earn Carpentry, Pathfinding, Signaling, and Tracking - the last three being dormant since the 1950s! Of all the planned hoopla, I think this is about the coolest - not many scouts will be able to show off these few patches.

Final requirements and patch designs are supposed to be ready by the end of January, but right now is time to line up merit badge counselors for these skills. Since scouts must complete their requirements by December 31, you should get the ball rolling asap.

I'm soliciting counselors this week so we can announce the counselors at our troop recharter event next week and hand out blue cards to scouts that want to do them. You might have a challenge finding adults with skills to counsel for these badges.

See the Merit Badges for details. The info is preliminary for now, until the BSA posts final requirements.

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Posted: 15:54 01-13-2010 476
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Comments:
 Feb 01, 2010 - A Heilman
I've heard these merit badges aren't going to go thru after all. Guess we need confirmation.
Feb 03, 2010 - laura
I think the hisoric badges are a great idea. My grandson is excited about having them and I hope the requirements are determined soon, so that scouts will have time to earn all four.
Feb 24, 2010 - Allen Chase
I really want to know the requirements and are those the only ones I would really like to see Beekeeping come back also. Does any one know where the requirements are listed.
Feb 24, 2010 - marla
They are on this site, listed alphabetically under merit badges.

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