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Automobiling is discontinued. It has been replaced by Automotive Safety. (See Discontinued awards.)
Those who earned it before it was discontinued may still wear it, but it can no longer be earned.

Automobiling merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: None
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Replaced in: 1963 Replaced by: Automotive Safety


The Automobiling merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. It was discontinued in 1963, being replaced by Automotive Safety.

Automobiling requirements

  1. Demonstrate how to start a motor, explaining what precautions should be taken.
  2. Take off and put on pneumatic tires.
  3. Know the functions of the clutch, carburetor, valves, magneto, spark plug, differential cam shaft, and different speed gears, and be able to explain difference between a two and four-cycle motor.
  4. Know how to put out burning gasoline or oil.
  5. Have satisfactorily passed the requirements to receive a license to operate an automobile in the community in which he lives.

Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition

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