Type 9 Merit Badge PAMPHLETS
 
Type 9 Merit Badge Pamphlets History
 

Type 9 merit badge pamphlets were one of the longest running styles, running for over 37 years (late 1979 thru early 2008). Some variations exist, namely the 2006 and 2007 versions where the 2006 merit badges in the upper left corner went thru some design changes, and 2007 merit badges in the upper left corner were redesigned with thicker borders. 

Also of interesting note, sometime during 1993, the "BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA MERIT BADGE SERIES" wording in the red box near the lower right went thru a font change. Some pamphlets did not reflect the change until as late as the 1995 printings. This is not considered a significant variation and is not noted below but is mentioned here for trivial interest.

   
pre-1993 post-1993
 
Type 9 MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Agribusiness Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9 American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-1  American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-2  American Business Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B 
Agribusiness American Business American Business American Business
Type 9 Type 9A-1 Type 9A-2 Type 9B
1987-1995 1980-1997 1998-2001 2002-2006
       
American Cultures Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A American Cultures Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-1  American Cultures Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-2  American Cultures Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1 
American Cultures American Cultures American Cultures American Cultures
Type 9A Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2 Type 9C-1
1980-1994 1994-1998 1998-2003 2004-2006
       
American Cultures Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2 American Heritage Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  American Heritage Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-1  American Heritage Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-2 
American Cultures American Heritage American Heritage American Heritage
Type 9C-2 Type 9A Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2
2007 1979-2004 2004-2006 2007
       
American Labor Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-1  American Labor Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-2  American Labor Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-1  American Labor Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-2 
American Labor American Labor American Labor American Labor
Type 9A-1 Type 9A-2 Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2
1987-1988 1988-2005 2005-2006 2007
       
Animal Science Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Animal Science Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Animal Science Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C  Animal Science Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D 
Animal Science Animal Science Animal Science Animal Science
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C Type 9D
1980-1984 1984-2000 2000-2005 2006-2007
       
Archaeology Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A Archaeology Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B 
Archaeology Archaeology Archery Archery
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9A Type 9B
1997-2005 2005-2007 1980-1985 1986-1992
       
Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C  Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1  Archery Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-2  Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-1 
Archery Archery Archery Architecture
Type 9C Type 9D-1 Type 9D-2 Type 9A-1
1993-2003 2004-2006 2007 1980-1987, 1989
       
Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A-2  Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1  Architecture Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2 
Architecture Architecture Architecture Architecture
Type 9A-2 Type 9B Type 9C-1 Type 9C-2
1988, 1990-1995 1996-2003 2004-2006 2007
       
Art Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Art Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Art Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1  Art Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2 
Art Art Art Art
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C-1 Type 9C-2
1980-2000 2000-2005 2006 2007
       
Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-1  Astronomy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-2  Athletics Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A 
Astronomy Astronomy Astronomy Athletics
Type 9A Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2 Type 9A
1980-2003 2004-2006 2007 1980-2005
       
Athletics Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-1  Athletics Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-2  Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Atomic Energy Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B 
Athletics Athletics Atomic Energy Atomic Energy
Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2 Type 9A Type 9B
2005-2006 2007 1980-1982 1983-2003
       
Auto Mechanics Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Auto Mechanics Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Aviation Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Aviation Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B 
Auto Mechanics Auto Mechanics Aviation Aviation
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9A Type 9B
1992-1999 2000-2006 1979-1999 1999-2005
       
Aviation Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C  Backpacking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Backpacking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Backpacking Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C 
Aviation Backpacking Backpacking Backpacking
Type 9C Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C
2006-2007 1983-2001 2002-2006 2007
       
Basketry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Basketry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Basketry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-1  Basketry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C-2 
Basketry Basketry Basketry Basketry
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C-1 Type 9C-2
1979-1985 1986-2004 2005-2006 2007
       
Beekeeping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Beekeeping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B 
Beekeeping Beekeeping Bird Study Bird Study
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9A Type 9B
1979-1982 1983-1993 1980-1998 1999-2004
       
Bird Study Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C  Bookbinding Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9  Botany Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9  Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A 
Bird Study Bookbinding Botany Camping
Type 9C Type 9 Type 9 Type 9A
2005-2007 1980-1986 1980-1995 1980-1983
       
Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C  Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1  Camping Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-2 
Camping Camping Camping Camping
Type 9B Type 9C Type 9D-1 Type 9D-2
1984-1999 2000-2005 2005-2006 2007
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B  Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C  Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-1 
Canoeing Canoeing Canoeing Canoeing
Type 9A Type 9B Type 9C Type 9D-1
1980-1988 1989
may not exist
1989-2004 2004-2006
       
Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9D-2  Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-1  Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B-2 
Canoeing Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry
Type 9D-2 Type 9A Type 9B-1 Type 9B-2
2007 1980-1991 1992-1995 1996-2003
       
Chemistry Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9C  Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9A  Cinematography Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9B   
Chemistry Cinematography Cinematography  
Type 9C Type 9A Type 9B  
2004-2007 1990-1999 2000-2007  
       
 
this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019
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