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

Invention merit badge
Status: Discontinued BSA Advancement ID: n/a
Created: 1911 Origin: One of the original
57 merit badges
Discontinued: 1915 Replaced by: Inventing (95 years later)


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

Invention merit badge requirements at inception

  1. Invent and patent some useful article
  2. Show a working drawing or model of the same.

Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Boys, 1911 Edition

View the change list (history) of these requirements. The text of these requirements may be locked. In that case, they can only be edited
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Please note any errors found in the above requirements on this article's Talk Page.


  • Only 10 Scouts are known to have earned this badge.
  • This is the most rare merit badge. No copies of this merit badge are known to exist.

See also

  • See the new Inventing merit badge released on June 17, 2010.

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