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Chemistry MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Original 1911 current current
       
The Chemistry merit badge
 
Chemistry Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  2 23 62 128 88 69 158 174 478
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
413 773 853 984 838 1,144 1,845 3,091 2,804 2,408
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
2,533 2,840 3,083 3,679 3,009 3,430 2,897 3,069 3,407 3,503
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
3,583 3,403 2,912 3,219 3,576 3,292 2,766 2,594 2,321 2,296
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
2,323 2,864 2,433 2,242 2,306 2,409 2,591 2,681 2,984 3,374
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
3,193 4,636 4,283 4,522 4,977 4,291 4,778 4,989 5,110 5,244
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
5,040 4,596 3,517 5,390 4,371 4,111 3,513 3,251 2,881 1,979
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1,531 1,901                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      2,935     3,661      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
4,310 5,396 5,053 5,070 5,345 5,592 6,063 5,944 6,456 8,248
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
8,661 9,569 9,692 10,731 10,594 10,560 10,865 10,248
                   
            Grand Total: 382,136
                   
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.
 
Chemistry MERIT BADGES
 
Chemistry Merit Badge - Type A Chemistry Merit Badge - Type A2 Chemistry Merit Badge - Type B Chemistry Merit Badge - Type C Chemistry Merit Badge - Type D
Type A Type A Type B Type C Type D
1911-1920 1920-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942 1942-1946
(variations) (variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (fine twill cloth)
         
Chemistry Merit Badge - Type E Chemistry Merit Badge - Type F Chemistry Merit Badge - Type G Chemistry Merit Badge - Type H Chemistry Merit Badge - Type I
Type E Type F Type G Type H Type I
1947-1960 1961-1968 1969-1971 1972-2002 1993-1995
  (rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded) (38mm)
         
Chemistry Merit Badge - Type J Chemistry Merit Badge - Type K Chemistry Merit Badge - Type L    
Type J Type K Type L    
2003-2009 2010-2014 2015-current    
(Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)    
 
Chemistry MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1C Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1C Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1920 1920-1924 1925-1927 1928-1936, 1938
       
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A
Type 3C Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A
1937 1939 1939-1943 1944
       
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6B Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7
Type 5B Type 6A Type 6B Type 7
1945-1953 1953-1957 1958-1965 1966-1972
       
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-1 Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9
Type 8 Type 9A Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2
1973-1979 1980-1991 1992-1995 1996-2003
       
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1A
Type 9C Type 10A Type 10B Type 10C-1A
1979-2007 2008 2009 2010-2011
       
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1B Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-2 Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D  
Type 10C-1B Type 10C-2 Type 10D  
2012-2014 2015-current 2015-current  

 

KNOWN Chemistry MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK    
Type HCJ Type HCK    
 
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