Dairying Merit Badge HISTORY
 
Dairying MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
original 1911 1975 Animal Science
       
The Dairying merit badge
 
Dairying Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
  1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
  0 1 9 21 15 8 38 29 94
                   
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
79 301 397 299 343 412 553 1,577 2,936 1,093
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1,222 1,968 1,349 1,330 1,265 1,761 1,097 2,106 1,472 1,478
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1,558 1,474 1,176 1,731 3,153 2,240 2,044 1,636 1,586 1,746
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
2,141 2,166 2,082 2,001 2,272 2,180 2,268 2,239 2,263 1,991
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
2,316 2,180 1,929 1,861 1,703 1,562 1,430 1,501 1,370 1,616
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1,527 1,341 2,089 2,236 3,070 3,102 1,370 799 332 7
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983            
32 8                
            Grand Total: 96,598
                   
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 1983.
                   
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.
 
Dairying MERIT BADGES
 
Dairying Merit Badge - Type A1 Dairying Merit Badge - Type A2 Dairying Merit Badge - Type A3 Dairying Merit Badge - Type B Dairying Merit Badge - Type C
Type A Type A Type A Type B Type C
1911-1933 1911-1933 1911-1933 1934-1935 1936-1942
(variations) (variations) (variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth)
         
Dairying Merit Badge - Type D Dairying Merit Badge - Type E Dairying Merit Badge - Type F Dairying Merit Badge - Type G Dairying Merit Badge - Type H
Type D Type E Type F Type G Type H
1942-1946 1947-1960 1961-1968 1961-1971 1972-1975
(war and fine twill cloth)   (rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue and clear)
 
Dairying MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4
Type 2 Type 3A Type 3B Type 4
1920-1924 1925-1927 1928-1942 1943
       
Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6 Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-1A
Type 5A Type 5B Type 6 Type 7A-1A
1944 1945-1952 1953-1967 1968-1970
       
Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7A-1B Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8    
Type 7A-1B Type 8    
1971-1972 1973-1975    

 

KNOWN Dairying MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCI Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCK Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCL Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCM
Type HCI Type HCK Type HCL Type HCM
       
Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCP Dairying Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCTv1    
Type HCP Type HCTv1    
 
this page last reviewed / updated: March 2020
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