Aviation (original)

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Aviation (original) merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)
For the currently active merit badge, see Aviation.
Please note that Aviation is still a current merit badge!
This page only explains the Aviation merit badge before it split in 1941, but it did get reintroduced in 1952.

Aviation merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: n/a
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Replaced in: 1941 Replaced by: Aerodynamics
and Aeronautics


The Aviation (original) merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911.

Aviation (original) requirements

  1. Have a knowledge of the theory of aeroplanes, balloons, and dirigibles.
  2. Have made a working model of an {27} aeroplane or dirigible that will fly at least twenty-five yards; and have built a box kite that will fly.
  3. Have a knowledge of the engines used for aeroplanes and dirigibles, and be able to describe the various types of aeroplanes and their records.

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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