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1913--Gerald R. Ford--2006
38th President Of The United States
Scouting History
"First & Only Eagle Scout President"

Born
July 14, 1913
1913--Gerald R. Ford--2006
38th President of The United States
Scouting History
"First & Only Eagle Scout President"
Passed
December 26, 2006












Gerald R. Ford
38th President of the United States
"First & Only Eagle Scout President"
37 Merit Badges
2 Palms



Eagle Scout
Governor's Honor Guard
Mackinac Island
August 1929
Age 16











37
Merit Badges

1924--Gerald R. Ford--1930
38th President of the United States
Scouting History
37
Merit Badges
# YEAR MERIT BADGE PASSED C of H RANK AGE REQ VIEW
1 1926 Cooking April 30 ?? Star 12 Yes Click
2 1926 Firemanship April 30 ?? Star 12 No Click
3 1926 Personal Health June 11 ?? Star 12 Yes Click
4 1926 Pioneering June 11 ?? Star 12 Yes Click
5 1926 Public Health June 11 ?? Star 12 Yes Click
6 1926 Bird Study
July 16-Camp ?? Life 12 Yes Click
7 1926 Crafts In Leather July 23-Camp ?? ?? 13 No Click
8-1 1926 Handicraft July 30 ?? ?? 13 No Click
8-2 1926 Handicraft November 19 ?? ?? 13 No Click
9 1926 Swimming July 30 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
10-1 1926 Athletics August 20 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
10-2 1926 Athletics August 27 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
10-3 1926 Althetics Nov 19 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
11-1 1926 First Aid  Aug 20 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
11-2 1926 First Aid Aug 27 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
11-3 1926 First Aid Nov 19 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
12-1 1926 First Aid To Animals Aug 20 ?? ?? 13 No Click
12-2 1926 First Aid To Amimals Aug 27 ?? ?? 13 No Click
12-3 1926 First Aid To Animals Nov 19 ?? ?? 13 No Click
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13 1927 Book Binding June 26 ?? ?? 13 No Click
14 1927 Civics June 26 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
15 1927 Lifesaving June 26 ?? ?? 13 Yes Click
16 1927 Scholarship July 20 ?? ?? 14 No Click
17 1927 Blacksmithing July 21 ?? ?? 14 No Click
18 1927 Carpentry July 21 ?? ?? 14 No Click
19 1927 Cycling July 21 ?? ?? 14 No Click
20 1927 Physical Development July 21 ?? ?? 14 Yes Click
21 1927 Camping August 2 ?? Eagle 14 Yes Click
22 1927 Pathfinding August 3 ?? Eagle 14 Yes Click
23 1927 Canoeing August 9 ?? ?? 14 No Click
24 1927 Forestry August 9 ?? ?? 14 No Click
25 1927 Reptiles August 9 ?? ?? 14 No Click
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26 1928 Automobiling July 4 ?? ?? 14 No Click
27 1928 Conservation August 1 ?? ?? 15 No Click
28 1928 Woodcarving August 1 ?? ?? 15 No Click
29 1928 Basketry August 7 ?? ?? 15 No Click
30 1928 Seamanship August 7 ?? ?? 15 No Click
31 1928 Woodwork August 7 ?? ?? 15 No Click
32 1928 Painting August 15 ?? ?? 15 No Click
33 1928 Electricity August 21 ?? ?? 15 No Click
34 1928 Horsemanship August 21 ?? ?? 15 No Click
35 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? No Click
36 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? No Click
37 ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? No Click
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37
Merit Badges
The Illustrated List

1924--Gerald R. Ford--1930
38th President of the United States
Scouting History
37
Merit Badges
The Illustrated List
# 1 Cooking-R-1926 # 2 Firemanship-1926











Passed:
April 30, 1926
# 1
Cooking-R
Age: 12

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Passed:
April 30, 1926
# 2
Firemanship
Age: 12

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# 3 Personal Health-R-1926 # 4 Pioneering-R-1926











Passed:
June 11, 1926
# 3
Personal Health-R
Age: 12

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??/??/1926
Passed:
June 11, 1926
# 4
Pioneering-R
Age: 12

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??/??/1926

# 5 Public Health-R-1926 # 6 Bird Study-R-1926











Passed:
June 11, 1926
# 5
Public Health-R
Age: 12

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??/??/1926
Passed:
July 16, 1926
Summer Camp
# 6
Bird Study-R
Age: 12

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??/??/1926

# 7 Crafts-In-Leather-1926 # 8-1 Handicraft-1926











Passed:
July 23, 1926
Summer Camp
# 7
Crafts-In-Leather
Age: 13

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??/??/1926
Dated:
July 30, 1926
# 8-1
Handicraft
Age: 13

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??/??/1926

# 8-2 Handicraft-1926 # 9 Swimming-R-1926











Dated:
November 19, 1926
# 8-2
Handicraft
Age: 13

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??/??/1926
Passed:
July 30, 1926
# 9
Swimming-R
Age: 13

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??/??/1926

# 10-1 Athletics-R-1926 # 10-2 Athletics-R-1926











Dated:
August 20, 1926
# 10-1
Athletics-R
Age: 13

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Court of Honor
??/??/1926
Dated:
August 27, 1926
# 10-2
Athletics-R
Age: 13

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Court of Honor
??/??/1926

# 10-3 Athletics-R-1926 # 11-1 First Aid-R-1926











Dated:
November 19, 1926
# 10-3
Athletics-R
Age: 13

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??/??/1926
Dated:
August 20, 1926
# 11-1
First Aid-R
Age: 13

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??/??/1926

# 11-2 First Aid-R-1926 # 11-3 First Aid-R-1926











Dated:
August 27, 1926
# 11-2
First Aid-R
Age: 13

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??/??/1926
Dated:
November 19, 1926
# 11-3
First Aid-R
Age: 13

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??/??/1926

# 12-1 First Aid To Animals-1926 # 12-2 First Aid To Animals-1926











Dated:
August 20, 1926
# 12-1
First Aid to Animals
Age: 13

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Court of Honor
??/??/1926
Dated:
August 27, 1926
# 12-2
First Aid To Animals
Age: 13

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??/??/1926

# 12-3 First Aid to Animals-1926 # 13 Book Binding-1927











Dated:
November 19, 1926
# 12-3
First Aid To Animals
Age: 13

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??/??/1926
Passed:
June 26, 1927
# 13
Book Binding
Age: 13

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??/??/1926

# 14 Civics-R-1927 # 15 Lifesaving-R-1927











Passed:
June 26, 1927
# 14
Civics-R
Age: 13

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??/??/1927
Passed:
June 26, 1927
# 15
Livesaving-R
Age: 13

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??/??/1927

# 16 Scholarship-1927 # 17 Blacksmithing-1927











Passed:
July 20, 1927
# 16
Scholarship
Age: 14

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??/??/1927
Passed:
July 21, 1927
# 17
Blacksmithing
Age: 14

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??/??/1927

# 18 Carpentry-1927 # 19 Cycling-1927











Passed:
July 21, 1927
# 18
Carpentry
Age: 14

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??/??/1927
Passed:
July 21, 1927
# 19
Cycling
Age: 14

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??/??/1927

# 20 Physical Development-R-1927 # 21 Camping-R-1927











Passed:
July 21, 1927
# 20
Physical Develop-R
Age: 14

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??/??/1927
Passed:
August 2, 1927
# 21
Camping-R
Age: 14

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??/??/1927

# 22 Pathfinding-R-1927 # 23 Canoeing-1927











Passed:
August 3, 1927
# 22
Pathfinding-R
Age: 14

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??/??/1927
Passed:
August 9, 1927
# 23
Canoeing
Age: 14

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??/??/1927

# 24 Forestry-1927 # 25 Reptiles-1927











Passed:
August 9, 1927
# 24
Forestry
Age: 14

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??/??/1927
Passed:
August 9, 1927
# 25
Reptiles
Age: 14

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??/??/1927

# 26 Automobiling-1928 # 27 Conservation-1928











Passed:
July 4, 1928
# 26
Automobiling
Age: 14

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??/??/1928
Passed:
August 1, 1928
# 27
Conservation
Age: 14

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??/??/1928

# 28 Woodcarving-1928 # 29 Basketry-1928











Passed:
August 1, 1928
# 28
Woodcarving
Age: 15

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??/??/1928
Passed:
August 7, 1928
# 29
Basketry
Age: 15

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??/??/1928

# 30 Seamanship-1928 # 31 Woodwork-1928












Passed:
August 7, 1928
# 30
Seamanship
Age: 15

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??/??/1928
Passed:
August 7, 1928
# 31
Woodwork
Age: 15

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??/??/1928

# 32 Painting-1928 # 33 Electricity-1928











Passed:
August 15, 1928
# 32
Painting
Age: 15

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??/??/1928
Passed:
August 21, 1928
# 33
Electricity
Age: 15

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??/??/1928

# 34 Horsemanship-1928 # 35 ??-192?











Passed:
August 21, 1928
# 34
Horsemanship
Age: 15

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??/??/1928
Passed:
??
# 35
??
Age: 15

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??/??/1928

# 36 ??-1928 # 37 ??-1928











Passed:
??
# 36
??
Age: 15

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??/??/1928
Passed:
??
# 37
??
Age: 15

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??/??/1928

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38th President of the United States
Scouting History
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