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- n. a badge award to Boy Scouts in recognition of special projects
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And at the end of the hour, when I pulled her back to give her a little badge — a merit badge — we give them for very good work, but never in front of the rest of the form — she caught my hand and whispered: ‘Oh, Mother Saint Benedict, it’s good to get a merit badge at last!