Cotton Farming Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Cotton Farming MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
New 1931 1975 Plant Science
       
The Cotton Farming merit badge
 
Cotton Farming Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
  669 87 85 97 279 179 464 232 171
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
145 152 156 202 295 273 208 186 140 205
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
301 372 358 261 316 428 382 324 286 377
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
289 263 293 257 206 223 246 240 237 292
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
171 188 571 623 986 447 376 155 81 44
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983            
0 2                
            Grand Total: 13,853 
                   
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 1981.

* This Grand Total is the sum of only known and listed yearly totals, actual earned total will be higher once official numbers are obtained.
                   
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.
 
Cotton Farming MERIT BADGES
 
Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type A Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type B Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type C Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type D Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1931-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942 1942-1946 1947-1960
  (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (fine twill cloth)  
         
Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type F Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type G Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type H    
Type F Type G Type H    
1961-1968 1961-1971 1972-1975    
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue)    
 
Cotton Farming MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6
Type 3B Type 3D Type 5B Type 6
1931-1940 1940-1947 1948-1952 1953-1965
       
Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7 Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8    
Type 7 Type 8    
1966-1971 1972-1975    

 

KNOWN Cotton Farming MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Cotton Farming Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP    
Type HCJ Type HCP    
 
this page last reviewed / updated: March 2020
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