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Architecture MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Original 1911 current current
       
The Architecture merit badge is considered one of the original 57 merit badges of the Boy Scouts of America.
 
Architecture Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  0 7 21 65 21 20 38 31 137
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
103 174 215 293 333 406 646 791 712 931
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
751 822 658 766 612 631 519 518 579 603
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
618 536 502 1,087 965 955 834 636 699 734
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
948 1,185 991 969 1,195 1,459 1,527 1,512 1,585 1,489
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
2,173 2,363 2,621 2,618 2,647 2,466 2,527 3,072 3,193 3,273
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
3,837 3,803 3,567 4,180 8,048 8,211 8,658 6,276 5,567 3,620
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
2,341 3,389                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      3,470     2,513      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2,106 1,993 2,457 2,405 2,701 2,587 2,215 2,104 2,264 2,691
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
2,840 3,586 3,631 3,956 4,019 3,362 3,230 3,654
                   
            Grand Total: 226,691 
                   
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 2017.
 
Architecture MERIT BADGES
 
Architecture Merit Badge - Type A Architecture Merit Badge - Type B Architecture Merit Badge - Type C NOT KNOWN TO EXIST IN THIS STYLE Architecture Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942   1947-1960
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth)    
         
Architecture Merit Badge - Type F Architecture Merit Badge - Type G Architecture Merit Badge - Type H Architecture Merit Badge - Type I Architecture Merit Badge - Type J
Type F Type G Type H Type I Type J
1961-1968 1969-1971 1972-2002 1993-1995 2003-2009
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded) (38mm and 42mm) (Scout Stuff back)
         
Architecture Merit Badge - Type K Architecture Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-2014 2015-current      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Architecture MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1919 1919-1924 1925-1927 1928-1942
       
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6
Type 3D Type 4 Type 5B Type 6
1939-1942 1943-1944 1945-1952 1953-1965
       
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-1 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-2
Type 7 Type 8 Type 9A-1 Type 9A-2
1966-1972 1973-1979 1980-1987 and 1989 1988 and 1990-1995
       
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2 Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A
Type 9B Type 9C-1 Type 9C-2 Type 10A
1996-2003 2004-2006 2007 2008
       
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1A Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1B Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-2
Type 10B Type 10C-1A Type 10C-1B Type 10C-2
2009 2010-2012 2013 2014-2015
       
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D      
Type 10D      
2016-current      

 

KNOWN ARCHITECTURE MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv1    
Type HCL Type HCTv1    
 
this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018
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