Communication Merit Badge HISTORY
 
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Communication MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
previous 1965 current current
       
The Communication merit badge actually was known until 2009 as the Communications merit badge.
 
Communication Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
          1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
          497 952 1,614 1,424 1,569
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1,481 1,427 6,527 8,398 31,608 46,486 45,517 39,979 35,881 33,252
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
26,165 39,474                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      52,533     54,288      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
59,388 60,560 63,408 61,057 60,105 54,633 53,558 54,214 54,983 62,153
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
59,462 60,749 59,345 57,111 54,081 55,738 53,367
                   
            Grand Total: 2,165,233
                   
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 2016.
 
Communication MERIT BADGES
 
Communications Merit Badge - Type G Communications Merit Badge - Type G Communications Merit Badge - Type H Communications Merit Badge - Type H Communications Merit Badge - Type J
Type G Type G Type H Type H Type J
1965-1971 1971-1972 1972-2002 1972-2002 2003-2009
(cloth back) (cloth back) (blue) (blue, clear, and molded) (Scout Stuff back)
         
Communication Merit Badge - Type K Communication Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-2014 2015-current      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Communication MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Communications Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7 Communications Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8
Type 7 Type 8A Type 8B Type 8B
1967-1971 1972-1973 1973-1975 1975-1979
       
Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1 Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C-1 Type 9C-2
1980-1991 1992-1997 1997-2001 2002
       
Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1 Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-2 Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B
Type 9D-1 Type 9D-2 Type 10A Type 10B
2003-2006 2006-2007 2008 2009
       
Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C
Type 10C Type 10C Type 10C Type 10C
2011-2012 2013 2013 2014-2015
       
Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C    
Type 10C Type 10C    
2016 error 2016-current    
       

 

KNOWN Communication MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Communication Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX
Type HCX Type HCX Type HCX Type HCX
       
 
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