Botany Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Botany MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
New 1921 1995 N/A
       
The Botany merit badge
 
Botany Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
  193 558 427 358 300 944 1,030 2,203 1,071
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
916 1,083 1,124 1,157 894 924 968 749 892 961
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
802 871 611 555 675 785 644 655 598 751
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
842 1,024 833 623 746 940 1,016 968 957 1,002
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1,326 1,532 1,537 1,585 1,618 1,648 1,539 1,677 1,731 1,763
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1,702 1,683 2,619 3,065 2,889 2,361 2,799 2,448 1,690 1,456
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
844 1,247                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      959     77      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003            
39 5 266 13            
            Grand Total: 87,752
                   
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.
                   
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.
 
Botany MERIT BADGES
 
Botany Merit Badge - Type A1 Botany Merit Badge - Type A2 Botany Merit Badge - Type A3 Botany Merit Badge - Type B Botany Merit Badge - Type C1
Type A Type A Type A Type B Type C
1921 1922 1922-1933 1934-1935 1936-1939
    (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight cloth)
         
Botany Merit Badge - Type C2 NOT KNOWN TO EXIST IN THIS STYLE Botany Merit Badge - Type E Botany Merit Badge - Type F Botany Merit Badge - Type G
Type C Type D Type E Type F Type G
1940-1946   1947-1960 1961-1968 1969-1971
(lightweight cloth)     (rolled edge) (cloth back)
         
Botany Merit Badge - Type H        
Type H        
1972-2002        
(blue, clear, and molded)        
 
Botany MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C
Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B Type 3C
1919-1924 1925-1928 1929-1936 1937-1940
       
Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A
Type 4 Type 5A Type 5B Type 6A
1941-1943 1944 1945-1951 1952-1963
       
Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6B Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7 Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9
Type 6B Type 7 Type 8 Type 9
1964-1965 1966-1972 1973-1979 1980-1995

 

KNOWN Botany MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCM Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP
Type HCJ Type HCK Type HCM Type HCP
 
this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018
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