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Bugling MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Original 1911 current N/A
       
The Bugling merit badge
 
Bugling Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  0 13 155 87 83 116 179 200 893
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
323 452 507 549 506 616 1,116 1,542 1,652 1,821
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1,807 2,188 1,767 1,917 2,019 1,940 1,717 1,861 1,962 2,184
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
2,108 2,021 2,033 2,262 2,556 2,509 1,815 1,498 1,378 1,432
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1,614 1,793 1,929 1,832 2,092 2,370 2,541 2,652 2,674 2,845
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
3,291 3,477 3,340 3,265 3,454 3,386 3,139 3,559 3,598 3,968
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
3,574 3,121 2,902 3,282 3,277 3,056 2,974 2,366 2,364 1,863
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1,346 2,012                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      975     753      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
757 888 831 707 710 832 627 684 563 662
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
844 628 613 515 606 492 479 454
                   
            Grand Total: 171,499 
                   
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.
 
Bugling MERIT BADGES
 
Bugling Merit Badge - Type A Bugling Merit Badge - Type B Bugling Merit Badge - Type C NOT KNOWN TO EXIST IN THIS STYLE Bugling Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1946   1947-1960
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth)    
         
Bugling Merit Badge - Type F Bugling Merit Badge - Type G Bugling Merit Badge - Type H DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE Bugling Merit Badge - Type J
Type F Type G Type H Type I Type J
1961-1968 1969-1971 1972-2002   2003-2009
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded)   (Scout Stuff back)
         
Bugling Merit Badge - Type K Bugling Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-current 2019-current      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Bugling MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1 Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1920 1920-1924 1925-1927 1928-1935, 1939
       
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A
Type 3C Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A
1935-1938 1938-1940 1940-1943 1944
       
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B      
Type 5B      
1945-1953      
       
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6      
Type 6      
1953-1967      
       
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7      
Type 7      
1968-1972      
       
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8      
Type 8      
1973-1978      
       
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9      
Type 9      
1979-2007      
       
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D
Type 10A Type 10B Type 10C Type 10D
2008 2009 2010-2015 2015-current
       

 

KNOWN Bugling MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCH Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK Bugling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL
Type HCH Type HCJ Type HCK Type HCL
 
this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018
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