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|text = Signaller ("Signaling" in earlier handbooks) 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.
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It was re-released, <u>for 2010 only</u>, for the [[2010 Historic Merit Badge Program|Boy Scouts of America's "Centennial" celebration]]. ''See: [[{{PAGENAME}} (Centennial merit badge)]].''
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*'''Requirement 4''': [[Media:Flag_semaphore_signal_schema.pdf|Flag semaphore signal schema]] [[Image:Pdficon small.gif]] (206K PDF) A diagram of flag semaphore signal actions and meanings in arm position order; action sequence required to send and receive a complete message; posing instructions for signaler. (Rev. 2, 3/10)
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*[http://www.scouters.us/homemb.html Henning's Scouters' Pages: Merit Badges, Past and Present, And Their Evolution]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_code Morse Code on Wikipedia]
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*[http://morsecode.scphillips.com/jtranslator.html Morse Code Translator]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_semaphore Flag Semaphore on Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.connected-earth.com/FunandGames/Games/Morsecodeandsemaphore/index.htm Morse Code and Semaphore Translator]
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[[Image:Signaling.JPG|thumb|Historical Signaling merit badge.]]
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#Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless, blinker, or other signaling device.
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#Send and receive in the International Morse Code, by buzzer or other sound device, a complete message of not less than 35 words, at a rate of not less than 35 letters per minute.
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#Demonstrate an ability to send and receive a message in the International Morse Code by wigwag and by blinker or other light signaling device at a rate of not less than 20 letters per minute.
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#Send and receive by Semaphore Code at the rate of not fewer than forty-eight letters per minute, or in the General Service (International Morse) Code, not fewer than twenty-four letters per minute.
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#Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless outfit, blinker, or a heliograph outfit and send a message of not less than twenty-four letters with the same.
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Signaling merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)


Signaling merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: 102
Created: 1911 Renamed from: Signaller "Badge of Merit"
Discontinued: 1992 Replaced by: Signaling (2010 only)

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The Signaling merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. It replaced the 1910 Signaller "Badge of Merit". It was re-released, for 2010 only, for the Boy Scouts of America's "Centennial" celebration. See: Signaling (Centennial merit badge).


Signaling merit badge requirements


1938 merit badge requirements

  1. Send and receive by Semaphore Code at the rate of not fewer than forty-eight letters per minute, or in the General Service (International Morse) Code, not fewer than twenty-four letters per minute.
  2. Send and receive signals by sound, using the buzzer, sounder, whistle, or bugle.
  3. Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless outfit, blinker, or a heliograph outfit and send a message of not less than twenty-four letters with the same.

1945, 1950 merit badge requirements

  1. Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless, blinker, or other signaling device.
  2. Send and receive in the International Morse Code, by buzzer or other sound device, a complete message of not less than 35 words, at a rate of not less than 35 letters per minute.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to send and receive a message in the International Morse Code by wigwag and by blinker or other light signaling device at a rate of not less than 20 letters per minute.
  4. Send and receive by Semaphore Code at the rate of not less than 30 letters per minute.
  5. Know the proper application of the International Morse Code and Semaphore Codes; when, where, and how they can be used to best advantage.
  6. Discuss briefly various other codes and methods of signaling which are in common use.


Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Boys, 1946 Edition

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