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Business merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)
For the currently active merit badge, see Entrepreneurship.

Business merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: n/a
Created: 1911 Replaced: Clerk
Replaced in: 1966 Replaced by: American Business


The Business merit badge was one of the original 57 merit badges issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. Business replaced the 1910 Clerk "Badge of Merit".

Business requirements at inception

  1. Write a satisfactory business, and a personal letter.
  2. State fundamental principles of buying and selling.
  3. Know simple bookkeeping.
  4. Keep a complete and actual account of personal receipts and expenditures for six months.
  5. State how much money would need to be invested at 5 per cent. to earn his weekly allowance of spending money for a year.

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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