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MERIT BADGES
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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

collections.gif (7951 bytes)  Collections
Requirements 1991
  1. Prepare a short written report or outline for your counselor, giving a detailed description of your collection, including a short history.
    • Stamp and coin collecting are excluded from eligibility for this merit badge.
  2. Explain the growth and development of your collection.
  3. Demonstrate your knowledge of preserving and displaying your collection.
    1. Explain the precautions that need to be taken to preserve your collection, including
      1. Handling
      2. Cleaning
      3. Storage

      Note precautions for dampness, sun, or other weather conditions.

    2. Explain how to best display your collection, keeping in mind preserving as discussed above. Explain to your counselor the events available for a hobbyist of this collection including
      1. Shows
      2. Seminars
      3. Conventions
      4. Contests
      5. Museums
  4. Demonstrate your knowledge of collecting and investing. Discuss with your counselor:
    1. How investing and speculation would apply to your collection
    2. What you would look for in purchasing other collections similar to yours
    3. What you would expect in return value in the event you decided to sell all or part of the collection
  5. Do the following:
    1. Discuss with your counselor at least 10 terms commonly used in your collection and be prepared to discuss the definition of each.
    2. Display to your counselor two different sets of your collection and a description of each area of the sets. (Note: if your collection is too large to transport and your counselor is unable to view your collection directly, photographs should be available to explain and display.)
    3. Explain how your collection is valued by other collectors and display to your counselor any price guides that may be available.
    4. Explain how your collection is graded, including the categories mentioned above for value, physical defects, size and age. Show the various classifications used in your collection.
    5. List the national, state, or local association responsive to your collection.
  6. Show the location of and explain to your counselor the following:
    1. Identification number (if applicable)
    2. Series
    3. Brand name (if any)
    4. Any other special identification marks
  7. Discuss with your counselor how you became interested in this collection and the plans you have to continue with the collection in the future.
  8. Discuss with your counselor the career opportunities that may be available involving your collection.
 

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