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Bookbinding merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)

Bookbinding merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: 30
Created: 1927 Origin: new in 1927
Discontinued: 1987 Replaced by: Graphic Arts


Bookbinding requirements at discontinuation

  1. Briefly describe the two principal sewing methods of binding or rebinding books by hand; tell when each should be used.
  2. Make a scrapbook using binder's board and book cloth or a worthy substitute.
  3. Rebind a book of four or more issues of a magazine, using binder's board and book cloth.
  4. Do ONE of the following:
    (a) Visit a bindery and make an oral report to your counselor on the observed method of binding a book, pamphlet or magazine.
    (b) Write an article of at least 200 words on bookbinding as a career.

Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 1969 Edition

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  • Bookbinding merit badge had two designs: one with a bookmark and one without.

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