HARD COVER Type HCJ Merit Badge BOOKS
 
HARD COVER Type HCJ Merit Badge BOOK History
 

Hard Cover Type HCJ is distiguished by the Boy Scout in long pants and long sleeve shirt with a garrison cap on and his arms by his side.  The background shows the left side of the cover in a khaki tan, the right side of the cover in red, with the words BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA all in capital letters in black like the title.

HCJ covers are broken into two variations, both with Type 6 pamphlets as their contents, but distiguishably differen back covers.  Variation 1 has FOLLETT DURO-TUFF BINDING printed on the back cover with a rounded spine while Variation 2 has a red FDB on the back cover with a rounded spine. Type HCI and HCJ look the same (with very minor printing variations on the front cover, so the back cover, contents and spine must be used to distinguish their differences. Multiple shading differences on the cover will be found as well.

Shown below are the known covers to exist by this author and should not be interpreted as representing the complete collection. As new titles are found, and confirmed, they will be added.

 
HARD COVER Type HCJ MERIT BADGE BOOKS
 
Agriculture Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Animal Industry Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Art Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Astronomy Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Agriculture Animal Industry Art Astronomy
variation 1 variation 1 variation 1 variation 1
       
Automotive Safety Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Aviation Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Baketry Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Beekeeping Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Automotive Safety Aviation Basketry Bee Keeping
variation 2 variation 1 variation 1 variation 1
       
Beef Production Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Bookbinding Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Botany Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Business Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Beef Production Bookbinding Botany Business
variation 2 variation 1 variations 1 & 2 variation 1
       
Camping Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Canoeing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Chemistry Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Citizenship Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Camping Canoeing Chemistry Citizenship
variation 1 variation 1 variations 1 & 2 variation 1
       
Coin Collecting Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Corn Farming Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Cotton Farming Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Cycling Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Coin Collecting Corn Farming Cotton Farming Cycling
variation 1 variation 1 variation 1 variation 1
       
Dog Care Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Dramatics Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Farm Mechanics Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Farm Records and Bookkeeping Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Dog Care Dramatics Farm Mechanics Farm Records and Bookkeeping
variation 1 variation 1 variations 1 & 2 variation 1
       
Fingerprinting Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Fishing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Fruit and Nut Growing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Geology Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Fingerprinting Fishing Fruit and Nut Growing Geology
variation 1 variation 1 variations 1 & 2 variations 1 & 2
       
Hog and Pork Production Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Horsemanship Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Indian Lore Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Journalism Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Hog and Pork Production Horsemanship Indian Lore Journalism
variation 1 variation 1 variation 1 variation 1
       
Landscape Gardening Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Leatherwork Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Machinery Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Masonry Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Landscape Gardening Leatherwork Machinery Masonry
variation 1 variation 1 variation 1 variation 1
       
Mechanical Drawing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Metal Work Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Motorboating Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Music and Bugling Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Mechanical Drawing Metal Work Motorboating Music and Bugling
variations 1 & 2 variation 1 variation 2 variations 1 & 2
       
Nature Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Painting Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Pets Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Pigeon Raising Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Nature Painting Pets Pigeon Raising
variation 1 variation 1 variation 1 variation 1
       
Plumbing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Public Health Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Public Speaking Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Rabbit Raising Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Plumbing Public Health Public Speaking Rabbit Raising
variation 1 variation 2 variation 1 variation 2
       
Radio Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Railroading Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Reading Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Reptile Study Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Radio Railroading Reading Reptile Study
variation 1 variation 1 variations 1 & 2 variation 1
       
Safety Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Seamanship Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Sheep Farming Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Signaling Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Safety Seamanship Sheep Farming Signaling
variations 1 & 2 variation 1 variation 1 variation 1
       
Small Grains and Cereal Foods Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Stamp Collecting Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ  Swimming Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCJ 
Small Grains and Cereal Foods Soil and Water Conservation Stamp Collecting Swimming
variation 1 variation 1 variation 2 variation 2
       
 
this page last reviewed / updated: November 2018
footer