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American Business MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Business 1967 current current
       
In recent years, the American Business merit badge has been in the bottom three earned merit badges nationwide (this does not include first-year released badges since they may not have been available the entire year).
 
American Business Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
              1967 1968 1969
              2,107 1,715 1,415
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1,595 1,222 1,618 3,272 2,180 1,920 1,816 1,571 1,332 1,081
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
657 1,247                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      1,442     813      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
810 608 719 669 917 541 717 539 494 685
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
667 707 679 805 650 587
                   
            Grand Total: 53,727
                   
Cells shown in green indicate that merit badges were earned during the year but the exact number is not currently known. The Grand Total is bsaed off of official reports and research and includes all known and unknwon yearly numbers.  Detailed annual numbers will be updated after being found and validated.  Grand Total is for merit badges earned through 2015.
 
 
American Business MERIT BADGES
 
American Business Merit Badge - Type G American Business Merit Badge - Type H American Business Merit Badge - Type I American Business Merit Badge - Type J American Business Merit Badge - Type K
Type G Type H Type I Type J Type K
1968-1971 1972-2002 1993-1995 2003-2009 2010-2014
(cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded) (42mm) (Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back)
         
American Business Merit Badge - Type Coming Soon        
Type L        
2015-current        
(Since 1910 back)        
         
 
American Business MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7B American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8B
Type 7A Type 7B Type 8A Type 8B
1968-1969 1970-1972 1973-1974 1975-1979
       
American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-1 American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-2 American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A
Type 9A-1 Type 9A-2 Type 9B Type 10A
1980-1998 1998-2001 2002-2007 2008
       
American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1A American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1B American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D
Type 10B Type 10C-1A Type 10C-1B Type 10C-2
2009 2010-2012 2013-2014 2015-current
       

 

KNOWN American Business MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK  American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCQv1  American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCQv2   
Type HCK Type HCQv1 Type HCQv2  
       
 
this page last reviewed / updated: October 2016
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