In earning the Fingerprinting merit badge, Scouts will learn about and use an
important technique that is used by law enforcement officers, along… (#MeritBadgeMonday: This is perfect for the #Scout interested in law enforcement!

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This is a very useful badge as fingerprinting is a rapidly growing means of criminal background screening, quickly replacing by simple name and date of birth checks.  The Scouts and many other volunteer and public service organizations routinely conduct civil criminal background screening on their members.

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