ANgling Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Angling MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
original 1911 1951 Fishing
       
The Angling merit badge, the predecessor to today's Fishing merit badge, was a slow gainer in the number earned in its first few years, with less than a dozen being earned in its first 6+ years.
 
Angling Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  0 0 1 3 8 0 15 14 64
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
31 61 71 139 195 230 549 625 704 874
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
743 991 805 1,080 692 880 931 935 1,249 1,195
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1,338 1,225 1,768 1,402 1,849 1,974 1,651 1,616 2,148 2,365
                   
1950 1951                
2,918 4,013                
            Grand Total: 36,750 
 
Angling MERIT BADGES
 
Angling Merit Badge - Type A Angling Merit Badge - Type B Angling Merit Badge - Type C Angling Merit Badge - Type D Angling Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1946 1942-1946 1947-1951
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight cloth) (war and fine twill cloth)  
 
Angling MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1 Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1920-1921 1922-1924 1925-1928 1929-1942
       
Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Angling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B
Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A Type 5B
1939-1941 1943 1944 1945-1951

 

KNOWN ANGLING MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

None confirmed at this time
 
this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019
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