Pathfinding (Centennial merit badge)

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The original [[Pathfinding]] merit badge was created in 1911 and discontinued in 1952. It was re-released, <u>for 2010 only</u>, for the [[2010 Historic Merit Badge Program|Boy Scouts of America's "Centennial" celebration]].
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The [[Pathfinding]] merit badge was one of the [[Original Merit Badges|original 57 merit badges]] issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911; it was discontinued in 1952. It was re-released, <u>for 2010 only</u>, for the [[2010 Historic Merit Badge Program|Boy Scouts of America's "Centennial" celebration]].
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Pathfinding (Centennial merit badge) merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)


Pathfinding "Centennial" merit badge
Status: Discontinued
Released: 2010 BSA Advancement ID:
Retired: 2010 Requirements Revision: 2010

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The Pathfinding merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911; it was discontinued in 1952. It was re-released, for 2010 only, for the Boy Scouts of America's "Centennial" celebration.


Pathfinding (Centennial merit badge) requirements

  1. In the country, know every lane, bypath, and short cut for a distance of at least two miles in every direction around the local scout headquarters; or in a city, have a general knowledge of the district within a three-mile radius of the local scout headquarters, so as to be able to guide people at any time, by day or by night.
  2. Know the population of the five principal neighboring towns, their general direction from his scout headquarters, and be able to give strangers correct directions how to reach them.
  3. If in the country, know in a two mile radius, the approximate number of horses, cattle, sheep, and pigs owned on the five neighboring farms; or, in a town, know, in a half-mile radius, the location of livery stables, garages and blacksmith shops.
  4. Know the location of the nearest meat markets, bakeries, groceries, and drug stores.
  5. Know the location of the the nearest police station, hospital, doctor, fire alarm, fire hydrant, telegraph and telephone offices, and railroad stations.
  6. Know something of the history of his place; and know the location of its principal public buildings, such as the town or city hall, post-office, schools and churches.
  7. Submit a map not necessarily drawn by himself upon which he personally has indicated as much as possible of the above information.



The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
BSA's Historical Merit Badge Program, 2010 Edition (BSA Supply No. N/A)

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Requirement resources

BSA Merit Badge Resources

1. Find your local scout headquarters: http://scouting.org/LocalCouncilLocator.aspx

Google Maps can show you towns near the local scout headquarters and give you topographical maps.

2. US Census data for nearby cities and towns: http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/SUB-EST2008-4.html
3. You may not have any livery stables or blacksmith shops within a half-mile radius.

Find and map "Auto Repair & Service Centers" with Yellow Pages. "Garages" today are parking garages.

4. Yellow Page sites can also help you find and map:

  • Meat Markets
  • Bakeries
  • Grocery Stores
  • Drug Stores

5. "Fire alarm" call boxes were replaced by 911 systems. Also there aren't any "telegraph and telephone offices" today but there are "Cell Phone Stores"
Yellow Pages sites can also help you find and map:

  • Police Station
  • Hospital
  • Doctor
  • Railroad Stations

5. Google Maps - Make and save a map of your community Sample Google Map Made By A Scout

This is similar to Citizenship in the Community, #2, Make a map of your community.

6. Wikipedia has the history of most US towns and cities.

Google Maps and Yellow Pages can show you public facities.

7. Google Maps - Make and save a map of your community Sample Google Map Made By A Scout

This is similar to Citizenship in the Community, #2, Make a map of your community.


Related awards

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).


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