Signaling

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Signaller ("Signaling" in earlier handbooks) is a discontinued merit badge. However, in honor of the BSA’s 100th Anniversary, this badge has been named to the BSA’s new Historical Merit Badge Program and may be earned by Scouts during 2010 until December 31, 2010.
Signaller "Centennial" merit badge
Status: Discontinued
Released: 1911, 2010 BSA Advancement ID:
Retired: 1992, 2010 Requirements Revision: 2010

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2010 merit badge requirements

As of March 31, 2010 official requirements are not posted by the BSA. Even though some council Scout shops have sold this patch, this merit badge cannot be earned until finalized requirements are released.

1945, 1950 merit badge requirements

  1. Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless, blinker, or other signaling device.
  2. Send and receive in the International Morse Code, by buzzer or other sound device, a complete message of not less than 35 words, at a rate of not less than 35 letters per minute.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to send and receive a message in the International Morse Code by wigwag and by blinker or other light signaling device at a rate of not less than 20 letters per minute.
  4. Send and receive by Semaphore Code at the rate of not less than 30 letters per minute.
  5. Know the proper application of the International Morse Code and Semaphore Codes; when, where, and how they can be used to best advantage.
  6. Discuss briefly various other codes and methods of signaling which are in common use.

1938 merit badge requirements

  1. Send and receive by Semaphore Code at the rate of not fewer than forty-eight letters per minute, or in the General Service (International Morse) Code, not fewer than twenty-four letters per minute.
  2. Send and receive signals by sound, using the buzzer, sounder, whistle, or bugle.
  3. Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless outfit, blinker, or a heliograph outfit and send a message of not less than twenty-four letters with the same.


Requirement resources

  • Requirement 4: Flag semaphore signal schema Image:Pdficon small.gif (206K PDF) A diagram of flag semaphore signal actions and meanings in arm position order; action sequence required to send and receive a complete message; posing instructions for signaler. (Rev. 2, 3/10)

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See also

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Varsity Scout portal
Venturing portal
General Merit Badge information


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