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|Seaman "Badge of Merit"|
|Status:||Discontinued||BSA Advancement ID:||n/a|
|Replaced in:||1911||Renamed to:||Seamanship merit badge|
The Seaman badge was one of the original 14 "Badges of Merit" issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 in the temporary "Original edition" of the BSA Handbook. In 1911, it was renamed to Seamanship merit badge.