Signaling Merit Badge Requirements and Worksheet


Signaling Merit Badge

Signaling Merit Badge

April, 2010


Signaling was one of four Historic Merit Badges reintroduced during 2010 for the BSA Centennial celebration and is no longer available to be earned.
Some additional restrictions include:

Requirements for the Signaling merit badge:

  1. Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless, blinker, or other signaling device.
  2. Send and receive in the International Morse Code, by buzzer or other sound device, a complete message of not less than 35 words, at a rate of not less than 35 letters per minute.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to send and receive a message in the International Morse Code by wigwag and by blinker or other light signaling device at the rate of not less than 20 letters per minute.
  4. Send and receive by Semaphore Code at the rate of not less than 30 letters per minute.
  5. Know the proper application of the International Morse and Semaphore Codes; when, where, and how they can be used to best advantage.
  6. Discuss briefly various other codes and methods of signaling which are in common use.




Comments:
 Jun 22, 2012 - M. Lawson
I like the trim on this badge, new and unique. It makes it stand out as if it were its own class.
Jun 22, 2012 - Scouter Paul
M. Lawson - the four Centennial badges (carpentry, pathfinding, signaling, and tracking) all have that special background and border.  They are no longer available.

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