blank maps, links, and cross-references to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Radio merit badge was introduced in 1923 and teaches you about professional and amateur radio.
|The Radio requirements were revised effective January 1, 2009.|
|Radio requires prior counselor approval for requirement #7.|
|Radio merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||093|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2008|
| A FREE workbook for Radio is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
- Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
- "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
1: Radio (in General)
1a: Amateur radio Amateur Radio Service Broadcasting
1b: Broadcasting (commercial) Broadcasting (public)
1c: Call Signs Amateur Radio call signs FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Amateur Radio call sign map (radioing.com)
1d: Phonetic Alphabet International Phonetic Alphabet (US Navy) International Phonetic Alphabet (NASA)
2a: Radio Waves in the Atmosphere WWV WWVH
2b: DXing DX (distance) communications FCC (Federal Communications Commission) ITU Overview ITU Website
3: Radio Frequency Spectrum United States Frequency Allocation Chart Radio Communications Sector
4: Modulation to carry information-animated graphics Radio Propagation Transceiver Transmitter Amplifier Antenna
5ab: Block Diagram Circuit diagrams Electronic symbols
5b: Microphone Feed Line (also see 4 and 5a above)
5c: Open Circuit Open vs. Closed Circuit Short Circuit
5d: Electrical components
6: Electrical Safety – Including Lightning, Antennas, etc.
7: Broadcasting Amateur Radio Station
9a:Short-wave Listening International Broadcasting (Short-wave Listening)
9c1. Per natonal, a world map may be used in place of a globe. See the Radio Workbook for a world map.
- Radio and Electronics share similar requirements.
Science Awards Science-related awards
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Animal Science - Archaeology - Astronomy - Architecture - Chemistry - Composite Materials - Computers - Electricity - Electronics - Energy - Environmental Science - Geology - Nuclear Science - Radio - Space Exploration - Weather
- Webelos Activity Badge: Engineer - Geologist - Scientist
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Astronomy - Geography - Geology - Science - Weather
- Hobby Awards
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Art - Chess - Coin Collecting - Collections - Computers - Dog Care - Fishing - Gardening - Genealogy - Golf - Horsemanship - Pets - Photography - Radio - Railroading - Reading - Stamp Collecting
- Venturing: Arts and Hobbies Bronze Award; Ranger Award electives: Cave Exploration - Cycling - Equestrian - Fishing
- Webelos Activity Badges: Artist - Traveler
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Art - Chess - Collecting - Computers
Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Worksheets & Requirements – with the revision dates, diagrams, charts, checklists, logs, and links you need.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Merit Badge FAQ – answers dozens of questions like: Who can be a counselor? Can requirements be added or removed?
- Merit Badges Requiring Prior Approval – Certain requirements need prior approval. Most do not. Here is the list.
- Also see: Most Popular Merit Badges – Merit Badge Policies – Eagle-Required Merit Badges – Merit Badge Days
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Merit Badge Counselors must complete Youth Protection Training, file an Adult Application (and Merit Badge Counselor Information Form); and be approved by the local council. (See the Guide for Merit Badge Counselors for additional details.)