Cooking Merit Badge HISTORY
 
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Cooking MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
original 1911 current current
       
The Cooking merit badge
 
Cooking Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  2 44 163 361 418 480 811 965 2,081
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
2,395 3,862 5,373 5,608 5,762 7,272 11,690 12,880 14,782 16,216
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
17,233 20,101 20,396 20,840 19,394 22,027 18,254 19,877 22,351 24,991
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
20,265 22,691 21,195 23,368 29,233 30,049 26,597 24,916 24,066 27,469
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
33,439 36,865 41,691 49,903 59,583 64,591 68,947 70,223 76,005 83,953
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
94,911 101,492 102,877 107,529 108,762 108,266 106,680 100,064 91,513 91,485
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
93,485 90,362 93,104 56,029 85,994 76,201 70,847 63,207 56,452 50,820
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
34,725 51,853                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      46,328     44,073      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
41,614 40,091 35,163 31,284 28,260 25,033 24,151 24,025 24,079 24,496
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
23,548 23,989 23,384 44,903 99,908 67,691 55,841 51,004 50,185
                   
            Grand Total: 4,563,082
                   
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 2018.
                   
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.
 
Cooking MERIT BADGES
 
Cooking Merit Badge - Type A1 Cooking Merit Badge - Type A2 Cooking Merit Badge - Type A3 Cooking Merit Badge - Type B Cooking Merit Badge - Type C
Type A Type A Type A Type B Type C
1912 1913-1921 1920-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942
(variations) (variations) (variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth)
         
Cooking Merit Badge - Type D Cooking Merit Badge - Type E Cooking Merit Badge - Type F Cooking Merit Badge - Type G Cooking Merit Badge - Type HS
Type D Type E Type F Type G Type H
1942-1946 1947-1960 1961-1968 1969-1971 1972-1975
(war and fine twill cloth)   (rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue and clear)
         
Cooking Merit Badge - Type H DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE Cooking Merit Badge - Type J Cooking Merit Badge - Type K Cooking Merit Badge - Type K
Type H Type I Type J Type K Type K
1972-2002   2003-2009 2010-2014 2014
(blue, clear, and molded)   (Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back) (BSA 2010 back)
         
Cooking Merit Badge - Type L        
Type L        
2015-current        
(Since 1910 back)        
 
Cooking MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1B-2 Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 1B-2 Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B
1919-1920 1921-1925 1925-1927 1928-1935
       
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A
Type 3C Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A
1936-1939 1939 1939-1943 1944
       
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6 Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-1 Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-2
Type 5B Type 6 Type 7A-1 Type 7A-2
1945-1951 1952-1966 1967-1969 1970-1973
       
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8 Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C
Type 8 Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C
1974-1979 1980-1985 1986-2000 2001-2006
       
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C
Type 9D Type 10A Type 10B Type 10C
2007 2008 2009 2010-2013
       
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D      
Type 10D      
2014-current      
       

 

KNOWN Cooking MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCB Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCN Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP
Type HCB Type HCL Type HCN Type HCP
       
Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCS Cooking Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv1    
Type HCS Type HCTv1    
 
this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019
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