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BSA Genealogy Merit Badge

Exploring Family History is an excellent way to know your living and deceased family members better. You may find letters, photographs, newspaper articles, and awards that give insight into your ancestor's life. It can be an enjoyable experience to share and organize this information. Perhaps you've heard a story about a Civil War soldier in your family, or you share the same last name as a famous person and want to find out if you're related. Genealogy can be an exciting and informative hobby for everyone, from young children to teens interested in their roots.

GENEALOGY MERIT BADGE OVERVIEW Welcome, Scouters! Exploring your roots—understanding the origin of your family name, the reasons behind your family's residence, and the pastimes of your parents and grandparents at your age—can be incredibly intriguing. Genealogy is all about tracing your ancestors' journey through history.

If you have questions or need help, get in touch.

THE BSA WORKBOOK The BSA workbook is not required but can help you organize your thoughts as you prepare to meet with your merit badge counselor. It can also be the beginning of your family tree.

MERIT BADGE REQUUIREMENTS You can order the current merit badge pamphlet and get the requirements below.

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