New Merit Badge: Signs, Signals, and Codes

Signs-Signals-and-Codes-merit-badge-coverScouts with a passion for emojis can rejoice. The Signs, Signals and Codes merit badge requirements are out!

Aside from encouraging Scouts to craft a message with these generationally iconic illustrated faces, earning the merit badge requires Scouts to get familiar with Morse Code, American Sign Language, writing secret codes, and signaling for sports officials. The Signs, Signals, and Codes merit badge hopeful is also challenged to craft a message in braille. But the requirements don’t end there.

To learn all about what it takes to earn this badge, head to Bryan on Scouting, and be on the look out for the merit badge pamphlet to hit the shelves of your local Scout Shop and


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