Boy Scout Archives: American Heritage Merit Badge

American Heritage Merit BadgeEvery Scout swears to an oath that includes duty to his country. A better understanding of American heritage, the ways in which the past has lead to our present nation, is key to truly knowing what it means to be an American.

Requirements for the American Heritage Merit Badge

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