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Invention merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)
For the currently active merit badge, see Inventing.

Invention merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: None
Created: 1911 Original/new/replaced:
Discontinued: 1915 Replaced by:


The Invention merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.

Invention is a discontinued merit badge. Invention Merit Badge begun in 1911 and discontinued in 1915. Only 10 Scouts are known to have earned this badge. Not to be confused with new the Inventing merit badge.

Merit badge requirements

1. Invent and patent some useful article
2. Show a working drawing or model of the same.

Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Boys, 1911 Edition


This is the most rare merit badge. No copies of this merit badge are known to exist.

External links

See the new Inventing merit badge released on June 17, 2010.

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