April, 2010 Signaling
was one of four Historic Merit Badges reintroduced during 2010 for the BSA Centennial celebration and is no longer available to be earned.
Some additional restrictions include:
- Scouts must start and complete all merit badge work after April 1, 2010 and before Dec. 31, 2010.
- The merit badge will count towards rank advancement.
- Additional information is available online HERE, no merit badge pamphlets will be printed.
Requirements for the Signaling merit badge:
- Make an electric buzzer outfit, wireless, blinker, or other signaling device.
- 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.
- 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 the rate of not less than 20 letters per minute.
- Send and receive by Semaphore Code at the rate of not less than 30 letters per minute.
- Know the proper application of the International Morse and Semaphore Codes; when, where, and how they can be used to best advantage.
- Discuss briefly various other codes and methods of signaling which are in common use.