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Canoeing MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
N/A 1927 current N/A
       
The Canoeing merit badge
 
Canoeing Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
1927 1928 1929
1,441 1,958
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
2,426 2,785 2,512 2,517 2,426 2,200 2,643 2,489 2,995 3,491
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
4,017 4,208 3,908 4,452 5,546 5,596 5,412 5,047 4,934 5,785
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
5,995 7,660 8,923 9,633 13,623 16,529 19,548 20,230 24,712 29,487
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
31,819 36,915 41,039 43,563 43,878 49,266 51,717 55,258 56,947 56,319
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
59,358 59,026 59,228 60,516 71,534 68,286 63,225 57,778 56,337 50,839
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
35,981 53,767                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      54,697     53,862      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
51,083 47,691 50,444 48,414 46,025 42,414 42,604 41,685 40,752 41,918
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
40,160 41,601 39,042 33,409 31,833 29,461 28,288 26,052
                   
            Grand Total: 3,107,435
                   
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.
 
Canoeing MERIT BADGES
 
Canoeing Merit Badge - Type A Canoeing Merit Badge - Type B Canoeing Merit Badge - Type C Canoeing Merit Badge - Type D Canoeing Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1927-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942 1942-1946 1947-1960
(heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (fine twill  and war cloth)  
         
Canoeing Merit Badge - Type F Canoeing Merit Badge - Type G Canoeing Merit Badge - Type H DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE  Canoeing 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)
         
Canoeing Merit Badge - Type K Canoeing Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-2014 2015-current      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Canoeing MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D
Type 3A Type 3B Type 3C Type 3D
1928 1928-1937 1937-1939 1939
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B
Type 4 Type 5A Type 5B-1 Type 5B-2
1940-1943 1944 1944 1945-1946
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6 Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7B
Type 5B-3 Type 6 Type 7A Type 7B
1947-1951 1952-1967 1968-1971 1972
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8B Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B
Type 8A Type 8B Type 9A Type 9B
1973-1976 1977-1979 1980-1988 1989 (rare error)
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1 Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-2 Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A
Type 9C Type 9D-1 Type 9D-2 Type 10A
1989-2004 2004-2006 2007 2008
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1 Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-2 Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D
Type 10B Type 10C-1 Type 10C-2 Type 10D
2009 2010-2013 2014-2016 2017-current

 

KNOWN Canoeing MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCI Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP
Type HCI Type HCJ Type HCL Type HCP
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCS Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv1    
Type HCS Type HCT    
 
this page last reviewed / updated: December 2018
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