Auto MECHANICS Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Auto MECHANICS MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Introduced as Auto Mechanics 1991 2008 Autotmotive Maintenance
Automotive Maintenance 2008 current current
       
The Auto Mechanics merit badge was announced in the October 1991 edition of Scouting Magazine and in 2008 quietly changed to the current title of Automotive Maintenance.  A new merit badge design accompanied the August 1, 2008 release of the new color Merit Badge pamphlets that saw Auto Mechnics morph immediately into Automotive Maintenance.  Total merit badges earned numbers, maintained by the National BSA, reflect these two merit badges as one.merit badge in their records.
 
Auto Mechanics / Automotive Maintenance Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
    1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      3,566     4,724      
  Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
6,348 8,069 8,023 8,139 8,892 8,175 7,600 7,480 7,864 9,181
Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics and Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
9.520 10,762 10,784 10,084 9,763 9,961 10,748
Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance      
                   
            Grand Total: 187,794
                   
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.
 
AUTO MECHANICS MERIT BADGES
 
Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Automotive Maintenance Automotive Maintenance
Auto Mechanics Merit Badge - Type H DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE Auto Mechanics Merit Badge - Type J Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge - Type J Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge - Type K
Type H Type I Type J Type J Type K
1992-2002   2003-2008 2008-2009 2010-2014
(molded)   (Scout Stuff back) (Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back)
         
Automotive Maintenance        
Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge - Type L        
Type L        
2015-current        
(Since 1910 back)        
 
AUTO MECHANICS MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Auto Mechanics Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Auto Mechanics Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B-1A
Type 9A Type 9B Type 10A Type 10B-1A
1992-1999 2000-2007 2008 2009
       
Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B-1B Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1 Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-2 Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D-1
Type 10B-1B Type 10C-1 Type 10C-2 Type 10D-1
2009 2010-2015 2010-2015 2015-current
       
Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D-2      
Type 10D-2      
2015-current      

 

KNOWN AUTO MECHANICS MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

None confirmed at this time
 
 
this page last reviewed / updated: October 2017
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