Pathfinding

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Pathfinding is a discontinued merit badge. However, in honor of the BSA’s 100th Anniversary, this badge has been named to the BSA’s new Historical Merit Badge Program and may be earned by Scouts during 2010 until December 31, 2010.
Pathfinding "Centennial" merit badge
Status: Discontinued
Released: 1911, 2010 BSA Advancement ID:
Retired: 1952, 2010 Requirements Revision: 2010

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2010 merit badge requirements

As of March 31, 2010 official requirements are not posted by the BSA. Even though some council Scout shops have sold this patch, this merit badge cannot be earned until finalized requirements are released.

1938, 1945, 1950 merit badge requirements

Historical Signaling merit badge.
Historical Signaling merit badge.
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the district within a three-mile radius of the local Scout Headquarters, or his house so as to be able to guide people at any time day or night to points within this area.
2. Know the population of the five principal neighboring towns and cities as selected by his Guide or Counselor. Demonstrate direction for reaching them from Scout Headquarters or his house.
3. If in the country, know the breeds of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs owned on the five neighboring farms; if in the city, demonstrate directions to tourist camp and to five places for purchasing food supplies.
4. Demonstrate how to direct tourists from his home to gas, oil, tire and general auto repair.
5. Give telephone number, if any, and directions for reaching the nearest police station, fire-fighting apparatus, Court House or Municipal Building, the nearest Country Farm Agent's office, doctor, veterinarian and hospital.
6. Know something of the history of his community and the location of its principal places of interest and public buildings.
7. Submit a scale map, not necessarily drawn by himself, upon which he has personally indicated as much of the above-required information.


Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Boys, 1948 Edition

Notes

Requirement resources

Related Ranks, Awards, and Merit Badges

2010 Historic merit badge program resources

Merit Badge MeritBadge.Org USScouts.Org Scouting.Org (BSA)
Carpentry Workbook Adobe Acrobat PDF Workbook Microsoft Word DOC document MB web page "2010" MB packet "Historical" MB pamphlet
Pathfinding Workbook Adobe Acrobat PDF Workbook Microsoft Word DOC document MB web page "2010" MB packet "Historical" MB pamphlet
Signaling Workbook Adobe Acrobat PDF Workbook Microsoft Word DOC document MB web page "2010" MB packet "Historical" MB pamphlet
Tracking Workbook Adobe Acrobat PDF Workbook Microsoft Word DOC document MB web page "2010" MB packet "Historical" MB pamphlet

The basics of the 2010 Historic Merit Badge Program include:

  • "The effective date for earning these new merit badges is April 1, 2010, and requirements must be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2010." — 2010 Historical MB Program
  • "The contemporary merit badges closely resemble the original designs of their counterparts with the exception of the border, which is gold." — 2010 Historical MB Program
  • The BSA Supply Division will not print (new) or re-print (old) pamphlets for these merit badges – official BSA materials for these merit badges will be available only in electronic format at Scouting.Org. (We have provided you those links, above).

See also

Boy Scout portal
Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


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