The main difference found on the Type 8 merit badge
pamphlets are the thickeness of the border around the
merit badge found on the pamphlet. The 1972 thru
1975 pamphlets have a thinner border while starting in
late 1975, and 1976 for others, the border is thicker.
This is sometimes the only noticeable change on these
pamphlets. This does not warrant a picture for each
change and thus, those that appear below have more than
the border difference changed; usually the merit badge
design on the inside.
Some pamphlets are found in a
paler yellowish coloring than others, but this is not a
recognized variatoin as it seems to be a printing flaw
where all of the pamphlets from that printing display the
same shading variation.