|| Pathfinding is a discontinued merit badge. However, in honor of the BSA’s 100th Anniversary, Pathfinding has been named to the BSA’s new Historical Merit Badge Program and can be earned by scouts from January 1, 2010 until December 31, 2010.
|Pathfinding "Centennial" merit badge
|| 1911, 2010
|| BSA Advancement ID:
|| 1952, 2010
|| Requirements Revision:
Merit badge requirements
- 1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the district within a three-mile radius of the local Scout Headquarters, or his house so as to be able to guide people at any time day or night to points within this area.
- 2. Know the population of the five principal neighboring towns and cities as selected by his Guide or Counselor. Demonstrate direction for reaching them from Scout Headquarters or his house.
- 3. If in the country, know the breeds of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs owned on the five neighboring farms; if in the city, demonstrate directions to tourist camp and to five places for purchasing food supplies.
- 4. Demonstrate how to direct tourists from his home to gas, oil, tire and general auto repair.
- 5. Give telephone number, if any, and directions for reaching the nearest police station, fire-fighting apparatus, Court House or Municipal Building, the nearest Country Farm Agent's office, doctor, veterinarian and hospital.
- 6. Know something of the history of his community and the location of its principal places of interest and public buildings.
- 7. Submit a scale map, not necessarily drawn by himself, upon which he has personally indicated as much of the above-required information.
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