Archery Merit Badge HISTORY
 
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Archery MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Original 1911 current current
       
The Archery merit badge is one of the most popular Scout Camp merit badges nationwide.
 
Archery Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  0 0 0 2 1 0 3 3 31 
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
4 15 17 37 34 32 119 304 227 518
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
366 431 369 303 256 242 309 268 332 436
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
386 342 349 328 450 235 340 227 303 405
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
594 510 1,398 1,139 1,780 2,573 3,509 3,658 4,582 5,074
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
5,600 7,261 8,253 8,834 9,343 11,059 11,742 13,521 14,276 15,790
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
17,252 17,946 17,245 19,456 28,438 27,646 25,400 23,002 22,184 20,340
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
14,119  20,649                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      19,658     37,020      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
41,175 41,076 45,455 47,644 49,626 46,902 47,297 46,550 45,070 46,579
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
45,039 45,204 48,229 43,879 43,238 41,879 39,419
                   
            Grand Total: 1,685,142
                   
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 numbers.  Detailed annual numbers will be updated after being found and validated.  Grand Total is for merit badges earned through 2016.
 
Archery MERIT BADGES
 
Archery Merit Badge - Type A Archery Merit Badge - Type A Archery Merit Badge - Type B Archery Merit Badge - Type C NOT KNOWN TO EXIST IN THIS STYLE
Type A Type A Type B Type C Type D
1914-1921 1920-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942  
  (variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight cloth)  
         
Archery Merit Badge - Type E Archery Merit Badge - Type F Archery Merit Badge - Type G Archery Merit Badge - Type H DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE
Type E Type F Type G Type H Type I
1947-1960 1961-1968 1969-1971 1972-2002  
  (rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded)  
         
Archery Merit Badge - Type J Archery Merit Badge - Type K Archery Merit Badge - Type L    
Type J Type K Type L    
2003-2009 2010-2014 2015-current    
(Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)    
 
Archery MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1920-1922 1923-1924 1925-1928 1928-1938
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-1
Type 3C Type 3D Type 4 Type 5B-1
1937 1939 1939-1944 1945-1948
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-2 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-3 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A-1 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A-2
Type 5B-2 Type 5B-3 Type 6A-1 Type 6A-2
1949-1951 1951 1952-1953 1953-1963
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6B Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-1 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-2 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A-1
Type 6B Type 7A-1 Type 7A-2 Type A-1
1963-1965 1966-1969 1970-1972 1973-1975
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A-2 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8B Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B
Type 8A-2 Type 8B Type 9A Type 9B
1976-1977 1977-1979 1980-1985 1986-1992
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-2 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A
Type 9C Type 9D-1 Type 9D-2 Type 10A
1993-2003 2004-2006 2007 2008
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-2 Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-3
Type 10B Type 10C-1 Type 10C-2 Type 10C-3
2009 2010-2011 2012 2013-2014
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D      
Type 10D      
2015-current      

 

KNOWN ARCHERY MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCI Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCM Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCU
Type HCI Type HCL Type HCM Type HCU
 
this page last reviewed / updated: October 2017
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