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

Taxidermy merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: n/a
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Discontinued: 1952 Replaced by: none


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

Taxidermy merit badge requirements at discontinuation

  1. Have a knowledge of the game laws in his state.
  2. Properly prepare and label a study skin of: (a) a bird; (b) a small mammal.
  3. (a) Present a satisfactory specimen of a bird or small mammal mounted by himself; OR (b) cure and mount properly for a rug or wall decoration a pelt of a fur-bearing animal.
  4. (a) Explain at least three methods by which skeletons and skulls are prepared for museum purposes: (b) prepare and present at least five skulls of birds or animals, each of a different species.

Note: No specimen will be accepted which has not been captured and killed humanely so far as the Scout is responsible and none which has not been killed legally.

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

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