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Handbook for Boys, 1917
("Sixteenth Edition" on cover, actually Third Edition 16th printing, May 1917, page 63-64)

Thanks to Gary Twite, Green River District, Chief Seattle Council

Eagle Scout:

The eagle scout badge is awarded to any first class scout qualifying for twenty one-one merit badges. These twenty-one merit badges shall include first aid, life saving, personal health, public health, cooking, camping, civics, bird study, pathfinding, pioneering, athletics or personal development, and any ten others.

(This is identical to the June 1916 printing)

Please direct all inquiries & submissions to the webmaster at Eaglescout.org .

Last update: 3/28/2011