Automotive Safety Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Automotive Safety MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Automobiling 1962 1974 Traffic Safety
       
The Automotive Safety merit badge design changed in 1971 and is still it's successor's design; Traffic Safety.
 
Automotive Safety Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
    1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
    4,135 5,429 6,501 6,864 7,201 8,845 8,619 9,458
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
10,296 9,753 9,202 9,784 16,735 14,087 7,764 4,211 2,557 64
                   
1980 1981                
29 61                
            Grand Total: 141,595
                   
Cells with the year shadowed in orange indicate that merit badges were earned during the year but were earned prior/post the merit badge's official offering dates.  In some rare cases the BSA would introduce the merit badge early to a small group or event as a roll out or introduction of the "new badge".  More often badges earned after the official end date are usually a result of the BSA allowing Scouts who had already started work on the badge requirements prior to the end date to continue working and earning the badge, but ONLY if they had already started working on the old requirements. There are other special/unique situations that also account for these later year numbers.
 
Automotive Safety MERIT BADGES
 
Automotive Safety Merit Badge - Type F Automotive Safety Merit Badge - Type G Automotive Safety Merit Badge - Type H    
Type F Type G Type H    
1961-1968 1961-1971 1972-2002    
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue)    
 
Automotive Safety MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6B Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-1 Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-2
Type 6A Type 6B Type 7A-1 Type 7A-2
1962-1963 1964-1966 1967-1970 1971-1972
       
Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8      
Type 8      
1973-1974      

 

KNOWN AUTOMOTIVE SAFETY MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCN
Type HCJ Type HCK Type HCL Type HCN
       
Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCQ Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCS Automotive Safety Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv1  
Type HCQ Type HCS Type HCTv1  
       
 
this page last reviewed / updated: October 2017
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