Business Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Business MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Original 1911 1967 American Business
       
The Business merit badge
 
Business Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  0 26 82 156 102 71 92 153 288
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
276 426 464 499 553 713 899 1,019 1,131 1,204
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1,274 1,407 1,268 1,366 1,214 1,432 1,287 1,318 1,574 1,643
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1,541 1,367 1,509 1,675 1,958 2,000 1,638 1,490 1,350 1,541
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1,592 2,142 1,657 1,550 1,812 1,918 2,003 2,247 2,113 1,995
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966      
2,431 2,703 2,234 2,218 2,596 1,931 1,796      
                   
            Grand Total: 69,756
 
Business MERIT BADGES
 
Business Merit Badge - Type A Business Merit Badge - Type B Business Merit Badge - Type C NOT KNOWN TO EXIST IN THIS STYLE Business 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)    
         
Business Merit Badge - Type F        
Type F        
1961-1967        
(rolled edge)        
 
Business MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1 Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D
Type 1 Type 3A Type 3B Type 3D
1919-1924 1925-1928 1929-1937, 1939 1938-1940
       
Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A
Type 4 Type 5A Type 5B Type 6A
1942-1943 1944 1945-1951 1952-1957
       
Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6B      
Type 6B      
1958-1967      

 

KNOWN Business MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

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