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Cycling MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
original 1911 current current
       
The Cycling merit badge
 
Cycling Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  6 55 166 329 394 392 755 723 2,025
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1,632 2,610 3,168 3,215 3,337 3,743 5,715 7,074 10,335 9,768
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
10,562 11,298 11,708 7,640 4,120 3,645 2,591 3,072 3,847 4,052
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
3,911 3,171 2,832 3,270 4,426 3,017 2,584 2,571 2,597 3,066
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
3,311 3,789 3,627 3,890 5,020 5,209 5,112 5,172 5,264 5,540
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
6,991 7,617 7,962 8,329 8,129 7,338 6,993 7,469 7,673 7,335
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
7,013 7,399 10,011 12,867 12,263 11,055 8,921 7,310 6,224 5,244
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
3,767 5,587                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      5,703     4,975      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
9,641 9,004 8,725 7,865 8,648 7,217 7,242 6,754 6,480 7,736
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
7,533 6,992 7,053 6,551 6,268 6,626 6,334 5,742 5,671 5,503
                   
            Grand Total: 605,054
                   
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.
 
Cycling MERIT BADGES
 
Cycling Merit Badge - Type A Cycling Merit Badge - Type B Cycling Merit Badge - Type C Cycling Merit Badge - Type D Cycling Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1946 19XX-19XX 1947-1960
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (fine twill cloth)  
         
Cycling Merit Badge - Type F Cycling Merit Badge - Type G Cycling Merit Badge - Type H1 Cycling Merit Badge - Type H2 Cycling Merit Badge - Type H3
Type F Type G Type H Type H Type H
1961-1968 1961-1971 1972-2002 1972-2002 1972-2002
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue and clear) (blue, clear, and molded) (molded)
         
DOES NOT EXIST IN THIS STYLE Cycling Merit Badge - Type J Cycling Merit Badge - Type K Cycling Merit Badge - Type L  
Type I Type J Type K Type L  
  2003-2009 2010-2014 2015-current  
  (Scout Stuff back) (BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)  
 
Cycling MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1A Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 1B Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A
Type 1A Type 1B Type 2 Type 3A
1919 1919 1920-1924 1924-1927
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4
Type 3B Type 3C Type 3D Type 4
1928-1937 1937-1940 1939-1942 1943
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A
Type 5A Type 5B Type 6 Type 7A
1944 1945-1951 1952-1965 1966-1968
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7B-1 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7B-2 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7C Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8A
Type 7B-1 Type 7B-2 Type 7C Type 8A
1969 1970 1971-1972 1972-1974
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8B Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1
Type 8B Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C-1
1975-1979 1980-1981 1982-1995 1996-1998
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A
Type 9C-2 Type 9D-1 Type 9D-2 Type 10A
1999-2002 2003-2006 2007 2008
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-1 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C-2 Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D-1A
Type 10B Type 10C-1 Type 10C Type 10D-1A
2009 2010-2012 2013-2015 2017
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D-1B      
Type 10D-1B      
2018-current      

 

KNOWN Cycling MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCI Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCJ Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCM
Type HCI Type HCJ Type HCL Type HCM
       
Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCN Cycling Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP    
Type HCN Type HCP    
 
this page last reviewed / updated: March 2020
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