Bird Study Merit Badge HISTORY
 
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Bird Study MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Ornithology 1914 current current
       
The Bird Study merit badge
 
Bird Study Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
        1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
        36 162 231 434 532 1,366
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1,227 2,273 2,736 3,216 3,415 5,015 6,616 7,500 8,068 9,913
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
10,246 12,726 12,799 12,635 11,550 12,437 11,525 11,513 13,223 14,954
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
14,695 12,960 11,997 13,143 16,297 16,758 14,639 13,057 12,729 14,182
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
14,817 16,117 16,216 4,614 4,393 4,550 4,700 3,969 3,897 4,072
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
4,913 4,951 4,908 4,849 4,855 4,835 3,688 3,016 2,694 2,693
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
2,750 2,409 2,888 3,046 3,480 3,783 3,937 3,298 2,668 1,873
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1,241 1,792                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      1,521     1,481      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2,481 3,097 4,534 5,010 5,451 5,357 5,260 5,327 5,681 6,268
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
6,668 6,881 6,952 6,405 5,641 5,587 5,199 4,965
                   
            Grand Total: 597,936
                   
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.
 
Bird Study MERIT BADGES
 
Bird Study Merit Badge - Type A Bird Study Merit Badge - Type B Bird Study Merit Badge - Type C Bird Study Merit Badge - Type D Bird Study Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942 1942-1946 1947-1960
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (wartime and fine twill cloth)  
         
Bird Study Merit Badge - Type F Bird Study Merit Badge - Type G Bird Study Merit Badge - Type H Bird Study Merit Badge - Type I Bird Study Merit Badge - Type J
Type F Type G Type H Type I Type J
1961-1967 1967-1971 1972-2002 1993-1995 2003-2009
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded) (42mm) (Scout Stuff back)
         
Bird Study Merit Badge - Type K Bird Study Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-2014 2015-current      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Bird Study MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1B Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1919 1919-1925 1925-1927 1928-1936
       
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A
Type 3C Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A
1934 and 1936-1937 1938-1939 1939-1943 1944
       
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-1 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-2 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B-3 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6
Type 5B-1 Type 5B-2 Type 5B-3 Type 6
1944-1946 1947, 1950-1952 1948-1949 1952-1966
       
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-1 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-2 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A
Type 7A-1 Type 7A-2 Type 8 Type 9A
1967-1972 1967-1972 1973-1979 1980-1998
       
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9 Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B
Type 9B Type 9C Type 10A Type 10B
1999-2004 2005-2007 2008 2009
       
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1A Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D  
Type 10C-1A Type 10C-1B Type 10D  
2010-2012 2013-2016 2017-current  

 

KNOWN BIRD STUDY MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCB Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCI Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL
Type HCB Type HCI Type HCK Type HCL
       
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCR Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv1    
Type HCR Type HCTv1    
 
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