Cinematography Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Cinematography MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
New 1989 2013 Moviemaking
       
The Cinematography merit badge, was introduced in 1989 with significant help in its development by Eagle Scout, and famed movie director, Stephen Spielberg.  Renamed to Moviemaking in 2013, the requirements remain realtively unchanged.
 
Cinematography Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
                  1989
                   
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      1,730     2,525      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
3,295 2,946 3,386 3,727 4,950 5,143 4,768 4,839 5,673 6,819
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
6,529 7,245 8,308 8,465 4,026 1,260 841 231 1 0
                   
            Grand Total: 106,448
                   
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 2019.
                   
Cells with the year shadowed in orange indicate that merit badges were earned during the year but were earned prior/post the merit badge's official offering dates.  In some rare cases the BSA would introduce the merit badge early to a small group or event as a roll out or introduction of the "new badge".  More often badges earned after the official end date are usually a result of the BSA allowing Scouts who had already started work on the badge requirements prior to the end date to continue working and earning the badge, but ONLY if they had already started working on the old requirements. There are other special/unique situations that also account for these later year numbers.
 
Cinematography MERIT BADGES
 
Cinematography Merit Badge - Type H Cinematography Merit Badge - Type I Cinematography Merit Badge - Type I Cinematography Merit Badge - Type J Cinematography Merit Badge - Type K
Type H Type I Type I Type J Type K
1989-2002 1993-1995 1993-1995 2003-2009 2010-2014
(molded) (38mm) (42mm) (Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back)
 
Cinematography MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B
Type 9A Type 9B Type 10A Type 10B
1990-1999 2000-2007 2008 2009
       
Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C      
Type 10C      
2010-2013      

 

KNOWN Cinematography MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

None confirmed at this time
 
this page last reviewed / updated: March 2020
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