Computers Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Computers MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
New 1967 2014 Digital Technology
       
The Computers merit badge
 
Computers Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
              1967 1968 1969
              17 940 2,389
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
2,496 1,957 2,063 3,600 6,139 6,797 5,072 4,299 4,312 3,765
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
2,694 5,192                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      12,744     14,489      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
17,461 18,421 19,109 16,717 15,751 14,647 14,215 13,702 14,278 15,166
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
14,474 14,712 14,474 15,149 12,973 1,686 354 207 202 72
                   
            Grand Total: 521,329 
                   
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.
 
Computers MERIT BADGES
 
Computers Merit Badge - Type G Computers Merit Badge - Type H1 Computers Merit Badge - Type H2 DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE Computers Merit Badge - Type J
Type G Type H Type H Type I Type J
1967-1971 1972-1984 1984-2002   2003-2009
(cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded) (molded)   (Scout Stuff back)
         
Computers Merit Badge - Type K Computers Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-2014 2015      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Computers MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7 Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B
Type 7 Type 8 Type 9A Type 9B
1967-1971 1972-1979 1980-1983 1984-1992
       
Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1 Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2 Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A
Type 9C-1 Type 9C-2 Type 9D Type 10A
1993-1995, 1997-2004 1996 2005-2007 2008
       
Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1 Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-2  
Type 10B Type 10C-1 Type 10C-2  
2009 2010-2012 2013-2014  

 

KNOWN Computers MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Computers Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCM      
Type HCM      
 
this page last reviewed / updated: March 2020
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