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Camping MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Original 1911 current N/A
       
The Camping merit badge
 
Camping Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  1 52 161 307 374 392 919 921 1,974
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1,976 3,347 4,566 5,369 5,061 6,797 7,915 7,354 6,775 8,713
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
9,711 11,568 11,662 11,549 10,747 11,545 10,816 11,236 12,747 14,458
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
15,035 13,796 13,011 13,576 16,112 17,576 16,506 15,271 15,331 16,228
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
19,028 21,010 25,299 24,109 35,826 40,942 45,555 49,492 54,260 57,336
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
66,211 72,946 75,021 81,199 84,411 85,419 86,042 90,138 92,337 94,061
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
93,032 88,604 85,527 53,038 77,429 71,835 65,445 73,777 70,159 68,449
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
47,916 72,556                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      73,831     70,825      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
70,916 68,997 69,811 68,401 68,638 62,393 61,469 58,022 58,654 62,774
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
62,174 62,492 60,772 58,982 54,265 54,324 53,534 50,871
                   
            Grand Total: 4,821,441
                   
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.
 
Camping MERIT BADGES
 
Camping Merit Badge - Type A Camping Merit Badge - Type B Camping Merit Badge - Type C Camping Merit Badge - Type D Camping 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) (depression and heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (fine twill cloth)  
         
Camping Merit Badge - Type F Camping Merit Badge - Type G Camping Merit Badge - Type H Camping Merit Badge - Type H Camping Merit Badge - Type H
Type F Type G Type H Type H Type H
1961-1968 1969-1971 1972-1973 1973-1975 1972-2002
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue and clear) (blue and clear) (molded)
         
DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE  Camping Merit Badge - Type J Camping Merit Badge - Type K Camping Merit Badge - Type L  
Type I Type J Type K Type L  
  2003-2009 2010-2014 2015-current  
  (Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)  
         
 
Camping MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1919-1920 1920-1924 1925-1928 1928-1938
       
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B
Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A Type 5B
1938-1939 1939-1943 1944 1944-1952
       
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7B Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A-1
Type 6 Type 7 Type 7 Type 8A-1
1952-1965 1966-1969 1969-1972 1973-1975
       
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A-2 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C
Type 8A-2 Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C
1975-1979 1980-1983 1984-1999 2000-2005
       
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-2 Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B
Type 9D-1 Type 9D-2 Type 10A Type 10B
2005-2006 2007 2008 2009
       
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-SP Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D  
Type 10C Type 10C Type 10D  
2010-2015 2010-current 2015-current  
       

 

KNOWN Camping MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCM Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP
Type HCJ Type HCL Type HCM Type HCP
       
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCS      
Type HCS      
 
this page last reviewed / updated: December 2018
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