The Conservation of Natural Resources merit badge.
Conservation of Natural Resources Merit Badges Earned by Year
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.