Stalking

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Stalking merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: unavailable
Created: 1911 Original/new/replaced:
Discontinued: 1952 Replaced by:

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Stalking is a discontinued merit badge. It was originally name "Stalker" in the 1910 Handbook for Boys and then renamed in the 1911 Handbook. It was discontinued in 1952.

Merit badge requirements

1. Demonstrate by means of a stalking game or otherwise, ability to stalk skillfully in shelter and wind, etc., when occasion demands.
2. Know and recognize the tracks of ten different kinds of animals or birds in his vicinity, three of which may be domestic.
3. Submit satisfactory evidence that he has trailed two different kinds of wild animals or birds on ordinary ground far enough to determine the direction in which they were going, and their gait or speed. Give names of aminals or birds trailed, their direction of travel, and describe gait and speed; or submit satisfactory evidence that he has trailed six different kinds of wild animal or birds in snow, sand, dust or mud, far enough to determine the direction in which they were going, and their gait or speed. Give names of aminals or birds trailed, their direction of travel, and describe gait and speed.
4. Submit satisfactory evidence the he has tracked a human being and deduced from the trail whether it was a man or woman, young or old, the gait or speed,and also give any other information deduced.
5. Submit evidence the he has scored at least 30 points from the following groups: [Group (f) and 4 of the 5 groups (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) must be represented in the score of 30 and at least 7 points must be scored from (a), (b), or (c)].
Make a clear photograph of:
(a) Live bird away from nest...................4 points
(b) Live woodchuck or smaller wild animal .....3 points
(c) Live wild animal larger than woodchuck ....4 points
(d) Live bird on nest .........................3 points
(e) Tracks of live wild animal or bird ........2 points
(f) Make satisfactory plaster cast of wild animal or bird tracks with identification imprint on back or each....................... 2 points


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

Notes

The original design of the Stalking Merit Badge contained a leaf rather than an animal.

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