Consumer Buying Merit Badge HISTORY
Consumer Buying MERIT BADGE History
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
New 1975 1995 N/A
The Consumer Buying merit badge
Consumer Buying Merit Badges Earned by Year
          1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
          1,017 1,779 1,815 1,884 1,544
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
647 1,186                
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      806     203      
2000 2001 2002 2003            
119 9 5 3            
            Grand Total: 26,970
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 2003.
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.
Consumer Buying MERIT BADGES
Consumer Buying Merit Badge - Type H        
Type H        
(blue, clear, and molded)        
Consumer Buying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Consumer Buying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9    
Type 8 Type 9    
1975-1979 1980-1993    



Consumer Buying Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv2      
Type HCTv2      
this page last reviewed / updated: March 2020