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 based off of official reports and
research and includes all known and unknown yearly
Detailed annual numbers will be updated after being
found and validated. Grand Total is for merit
badges earned through 2016.
with the year shadowed in orange indicate that merit badges were earned during
the year but were earned prior/post the merit badge's
official offering dates. In some rare cases the
BSA would introduce the merit badge early to a small
group or event as a roll out or introduction of the "new
badge". More often badges earned after the
official end date are usually a result of the BSA
allowing Scouts who had already started work on the
badge requirements prior to the end date to continue
working and earning the badge, but ONLY if they had
already started working on the old requirements. There
are other special/unique situations that also account
for these later year numbers.