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merit badge

an insignia or device granted by the Boy Scouts, worn especially on a uniform to indicate special achievement. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He'll never pass for a merit badge till he does, that's sure.

  • She is now entitled to wear the merit badge for Horsemanship and Clerk.

    The Girl Scouts Rally Katherine Keene Galt
  • They ought to have a merit badge for giggling in the Girl Scouts.

    Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • If a scout won a merit badge while at camp this entitled his whole troop to lengthen its stay by two days, if it so elected.

    Tom Slade at Temple Camp Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • Miss Mason said the other day you probably would earn a merit badge before the summer was past for cooking over a camp fire.

  • That's in spite of the fact that you have the merit badge for marksmanship and won the hunting club trophy last year.

    The Year When Stardust Fell Raymond F. Jones
  • "Yes, and I'll pin the merit badge over your mouth if you don't keep still," he heard a hearty voice say.

    Pee-wee Harris on the Trail Percy Keese Fitzhugh

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