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Printing merit badge has been discontinued. (See discontinued merit badges.)

Printing merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: 088
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Replaced in: 1981 Replaced by: Printing/Communication


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

Printing merit badge requirements at discontinuation

  1. Using the letterpress, printing process:
    (a) Set a paragraph of type by hand from manuscript copy.
    (b) Read and mark proof correctly.
    (c) Set type from original copy for display card or advertising handbill for practical use.
    (d) Run one hundred copies of the same job on a 10x15 or smaller job press. Demonstrate the correct method of inking, setting gauge pins, use of makeready, accuracy of feeding, and washing up press.
  2. Using the silk-screen printing process:
    (a) Make a stencil screen and base.
    (b) Print at least 50 copies of a poster, greeting card, or other material.
  3. Using the offset printing process: Employing an offset duplicator or offset press, produce a finished piece of publicity, size determined by the equipment employed. This can be a newspaper, bulletin, poster, etc. The proper preparation of all material and use of illustrations in the creating of flats for photographing, and then transfering onto presensitized plates, will be don by the Scout or Explorer.

Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 1969 Edition

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