Astronomy Merit Badge HISTORY
 
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Astronomy MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Original 1911 current current
       
The Astronomy merit badge is really out of this world.
 
Astronomy Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  5 38 96 186 32 25 36 39 134
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
97 231 226 183 184 240 293 522 784 676
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
677 543 558 723 590 528 538 707 780 634
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
867 1,060 1,057 1,001 1,598 1,566 1,363 1,169 1,136 1,211
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1,278 1,855 2,024 2,611 3,517 3,486 3,668 3,317 3,678 4,383
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
4,416 5,134 5,119 5,205 5,974 5,914 6,767 7,020 7,158 7,916
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
7,803 7,823 6,735 9,733 8,329 8,558 7,590 7,329 7,426 6,626
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
4,331 6,910                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      6,817     16,979      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
18,206 16,891 18,836 19,113 16,930 11,229 9,796 10,087 9,654 10,384
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
10,048 14,941 17,308 16,332 15,758 16,706 16,355
                   
            Grand Total: 672,315
                   
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.
 
Astronomy MERIT BADGES
 
Astronomy Merit Badge - Type A Astronomy Merit Badge - Type B Astronomy Merit Badge - Type C NOT KNOWN TO EXIST IN THIS STYLE Astronomy Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1946   1947-1958 
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth)    
         
Astronomy Merit Badge - Type E DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE  Astronomy Merit Badge - Type G Astronomy Merit Badge - Type H DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE
Type E Type F Type G Type H Type I
1959-1960   1961-1971 1972-2002  
    (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded)  
         
Astronomy Merit Badge - Type J Astronomy Merit Badge - Type K Astronomy 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)    
 
Astronomy MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C
Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B Type 3C
1920-1924 1925-1927 1928-1936 1937-1938
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-1
Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A Type 5B-1
1939-1942 1943 1944 1945
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-2A Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-2B Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A-1 Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A-2
Type 5B-2A Type 5B-2B Type 6A-1 Type 6A-2
1945-1946 1946-1952 1952-1953 1954-1959
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A-3 Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7B Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A-1
Type 6A-3 Type 7A Type 7B Type 8A-1
1960-1965 1967-1972 1967-1972 1972-1975
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A-2 Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9 Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9
Type 8A-2 Type 9A Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2
1976-1979 1980-2003 2004-2006 2007
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1 Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C
Type 10A Type 10B Type 10C-1 Type 10C-2
2008 2009 2010-2012 2013-2016
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D      
Type 10D      
2017-current      

 

KNOWN ASTRONOMY MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP
Type HCJ Type HCK Type HCL Type HCP
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv1      
Type HCTv1      
       
 
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