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

Hard Cover Type HCL 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 except for the word "of" is now in lower case with all being in black like the title. The HCL and HCM type covers tend to be a bit lighter in color than previous types of similar design.

HCL covers are broken into two variations; these variations are not due to cover or back cover variations but rather are for the variation of contents within the book.  Variation 1 contains Type 6 pamphlets while Variation 2 contains Type 7 pamphlets,  The back cover for HCL has FLB in red on the back along with two red dots beneath the FLB with a flat spine.

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 HCL MERIT BADGE BOOKS
 
Agriculture Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Archery Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Architecture Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Art Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Agriculture Archery Architecture Art
variation 1 variation 2 variation 1 variation 1
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Athletics Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Atomic Energy Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Automotive Safety Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Astronomy Athletics Atomic Energy Automotive Safety
variation 2 variations 1 & 2 variation 2 variation 2
       
Aviation Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Beef Production Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Bird Study Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Camping Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Aviation Beef Production Bird Study Camping
variation 2 variation 2 variation 2 variation 2
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Citizenship Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Coin Collecting Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Cooking Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Canoeing Citizenship Coin Collecting Cooking
variation 1 variations 1 & 2 variation 2 variations 1 & 2
       
Cycling Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Dairying Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Dog Care Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Electricity Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Cycling Dairying Dog Care Electricity
variation 1 variation 2 variation 2 variation 2
       
Electronics Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Farm Mechanics Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Fingerprinting Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  First Aid to Animals Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Electronics Farm Mechanics Fingerprinting First Aid to Animals
variation 2 variation 2 variation 2 variation 2
       
Forage Crops Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Forestry Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Gardening Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Geology Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Forage Crops Forestry Gardening Geology
variation 2 variation 2 variation 2 variation 1
       
Hiking Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Horsemanship Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Insect Life Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Journalism Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Hiking Horsemanship Insect Life Journalism
variations 1 & 2 variations 1 & 2 variation 2 variation 1
       
Leatherwork Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Life Saving Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Machinery Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Metal Work Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Leatherwork Life Saving Machinery Metal Work
variation 1 variation 2 variation 2 variations 1 & 2
       
Model Design and Building Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Motorboating Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Music and Bugling Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Oceanography Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Model Design and Building Motorboating Music and Bugling Oceanography
variation 2 variation 2 variation 1 variation 2
       
Painting Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Personal Finances Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Personal Fitness Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Pets Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Painting Personal Finances Personal Fitness Pets
variation 2 variation 2 variation 2 variation 2
       
Photography Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Pottery Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Poultry Keeping Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Rabbit Raising Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Photography Pottery Poultry Keeping Rabbit Raising
variation 2 variation 2 variation 2 variation 1
       
Radio Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Railroading Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Reading Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Rowing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Radio Railroading Reading Rowing
variation 2 variation 2 variation 2 variation 2
       
Salesmanship Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Scholarship Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Sculpture Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Skiing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Salesmanship Scholarship Sculpture Skiing
variations 1 & 2 variations 1 & 2 variation 1 variation 2
       
Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Small Grains Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Space Exploration Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Small-Boat Sailing Small Grains Soil and Water Conservation Space Exploration
variation 2 variation 2 variations 1 & 2 variation 2
       
Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Small Grains Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL  Space Exploration Merit Badge Hard Cover Book - Type HCL 
Stamp Collecting Small Grains Soil and Water Conservation Space Exploration
variation 2 variation 2 variations 1 & 2 variation 2
       
 
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