Atomic Energy Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Atomic Energy MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
N/A 1963 2005 Nuclear Science
       
The Atomic Energy merit badge was first announced in the October 1963 edition of Scouting Magazine. Some Scouts were able to earn the merit badge starting in 1964 thru the use of the prototype pamphlets and the requirements posted in the 1963 article.
 
Atomic Energy Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
        1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
        1,188 1,589 2,871 3,206 3,522 3,037
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
3,002 2,513 2,085 3,240 3,417 3,085 2,803 2,515 1,994 1,758
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
873 1,426                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      6,278     4,188      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004          
5,230 5,106 4,439 4,792 5,289  
                   
            Grand Total: 122,961
                   
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 2004.
 
Atomic Energy MERIT BADGES
 
Atomic Energy Merit Badge - Type G Atomic Energy Merit Badge - Type H Atomic Energy Merit Badge - Type I Atomic Energy Merit Badge - Type J  
Type G Type H Type I Type J  
1961-1971 1972-2002 1993-1995 2003-2009  
(cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded) (38mm and 42mm) (Scout Stuff back)  
 
Atomic Energy MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Prototype 1 Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Prototype 1 Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Prototype 3 Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6
Prototype 1 Prototype 2 Prototype 3 Type 6
1963 1964 1964 1965
       
Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7 Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet -1969 National Jamboree Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A
Type 7 1969 National Jamboree Type 8 Type 9A
1966-1972 1969 1973-1979 1980-1982
       
Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B      
Type 9B      
1983-2003      

 

KNOWN ATOMIC ENERGY MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCN    
Type HCL Type HCN    
       
this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018
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