Merit Badge History - Type H Merit Badges
 
Type H Merit Badges were produced for nearly 30 years from 1972 to 2002.  There are a few variations found in this type of merit badge, the major differences are that they were produced with a clear plastic back, a blue plastic back and a molded white plastic back.  The While the exact time line of each plastic back type is not really known, it is known that the clear plastic back and plastic blue pack badges were the first two and that the blue plastic backs were only for a short period of time in the 1970's.  The Blue plastic backs are considered rare by some collectors because they were not run for a long period of time.  The molded white plastic back badges were later in the era of these Type H badges. Not all badges were produced in all three varieties, and to the best of this author's ability these have been identified below each merit badge on this page.
 
Type H Merit Badges
 
Agribusiness Merit Badge - Type H Agriculture Merit Badge - Type H American Business Merit Badge - Type H American Cultures Merit Badge - Type H American Heritage Merit Badge - Type H
Agribusiness Agriculture American Business American Cultures American Heritage
 
American Labor Merit Badge - Type H1 American Labor Merit Badge - Type H2 Animal Industry Merit Badge - Type H Animal Science Merit Badge - Type H Archaeology Merit Badge - Type H
American Labor American Labor Animal Industry Animal Science Archaeology
 
Archery Merit Badge - Type H Architecture Merit Badge - Type H Art Merit Badge - Type H Astronomy Merit Badge - Type H Athletics Merit Badge - Type H
Archery Architecture Art Astronomy Athletics
 
Atomic Energy Merit Badge - Type H Auto Mechanics Merit Badge - Type H Automotive Safety Merit Badge - Type H Aviation Merit Badge - Type H Backpacking Merit Badge - Type H
Atomic Energy Auto Mechanics Automotive Safety Aviation Backpacking
 
Basketry Merit Badge - Type H Beef Production Merit Badge - Type H Beekeeping Merit Badge - Type H Bird Study Merit Badge - Type H Bookbinding Merit Badge - Type H
Basketry Beef Production Beekeeping Bird Study Bookbinding
Botany Merit Badge - Type H Bugling Merit Badge - Type H Camping Merit Badge - Type H Camping Merit Badge - Type H2 Camping Merit Badge - Type H3
Botany Bugling Camping Camping Camping
Canoeing Merit Badge - Type H        
Canoeing        
Chemistry Merit Badge - Type H Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge - Type H Citizenship in the Home Merit Badge - Type H Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge - Type H Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge - Type H
Chemistry Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Home Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the Nation
Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge - Type H Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge - Type H Citizenship in the World Merit Badge - Type H Climbing Merit Badge - Type H Coin Collecting Merit Badge - Type H1
Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World Climbing Coin Collecting
Coin Collecting Merit Badge - Type H2 Coin Collecting Merit Badge - Type H3 Collections Merit Badge - Type H Colonial Philadelphia Merit Badge - Type H1 Colonial Philadelphia Merit Badge - Type H2
Coin Collecting Coin Collecting Collections Colonial Philadelphia Colonial Philadelphia
Communications Merit Badge - Type H1 Communications Merit Badge - Type H Communications Merit Badge - Type H3 Computers Merit Badge - Type H1 Computers Merit Badge - Type H2
Communications Communications Communications Computers Computers
Conservation of Natural Resources Merit Badge - Type H1  Conservation of Natural Resources Merit Badge - Type H2  Consumer Buying Merit Badge - Type H Cooking Merit Badge - Type H1  Cooking Merit Badge - Type H2 
Conservation of Natural Resources Conservation of Natural Resources Consumer Buying Cooking Cooking
Corn Farming Merit Badge - Type H  Cotton Farming Merit Badge - Type H  Crime Prevention Merit Badge - Type H  Cycling Merit Badge - Type H1 Cycling Merit Badge - Type H2
Corn Farming Cotton Farming Crime Prevention Cycling Cycling
Cycling Merit Badge - Type H3 Dairying Merit Badge - Type H  Dentistry Merit Badge - Type H Dog Care Merit Badge - Type H Drafting Merit Badge - Type H
Cycling Dairying Dentistry Dog Care Drafting
Electricity Merit Badge - Type H Electronics Merit Badge - Type H Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge - Type H1 Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge - Type H2 Energy Merit Badge - Type H
Electricity Electronics Emergency Preparedness Emergency Preparedness Energy
Engineering Merit Badge - Type H Entrepreneurship Merit Badge - Type H Environmental Science Merit Badge - Type H Family Life Merit Badge - Type H1 Family Life Merit Badge - Type H2
Engineering Entrepreneurship Environmental Science Family Life Family Life
Farm Arrangement Merit Badge - Type H Farm Mechanics Merit Badge - Type H1 Farm Mechanics Merit Badge - Type H2 Farm Records Merit Badge - Type H FIngerprinting Merit Badge - Type H
Farm Arrangement /
Farm & Ranch Management
Farm Mechanics Farm Mechanics Farm Records Fingerprinting
 
Firemanship Merit Badge - Type H First Aid Merit Badge - Type H First Aid to Animals Merit Badge - Type H1 First Aid to Animals Merit Badge - Type HS-Error Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge - Type H
Firemanship First Aid First Aid to Animals First Aid to Animals Fish and Wildlife Management
 
Fishing Merit Badge - Type H Food Systems Merit Badge - Type H Forage Crops Merit Badge - Type H Forestry Merit Badge - Type H Fruit and Nut Growing Merit Badge - Type H
Fishing Food Systems Forage Crops Forestry Fruit and Nut Growing
Gardening Merit Badge - Type H Genealogy Merit Badge - Type H General Science Merit Badge - Type H Geology Merit Badge - Type H Golf Merit Badge - Type H
Gardening Genealogy General Science Geology Golf
Graphic Arts Merit Badge - Type H Handicap Awareness Merit Badge - Type H Hiking Merit Badge - Type H1 Hiking Merit Badge - Type H2 Hog Production Merit Badge - Type H
Graphic Arts Handicap Awareness Hiking Hiking Hog Production
Home Repairs Merit Badge - Type H Horsemanship Merit Badge - Type H Indian Lore Merit Badge - Type H Insect Life Merit Badge - Type H Journalism Merit Badge - Type H1
Home Repairs Horsemanship Indian Lore Insect Life / Insect Study Journalism
Journalism Merit Badge - Type H2 Journalism Merit Badge - Type H3 Landscape Architecture Merit Badge - Type H Law Merit Badge - Type H Leatherwork Merit Badge - Type H
Journalism Journalism Landscape Architecture Law Leatherwork
Lifesaving Merit Badge - Type H Machinery Merit Badge - Type H Mammals Merit Badge - Type H Masonry Merit Badge - Type H Medicine Merit Badge - Type H
Lifesaving Machinery Mammals / Mammal Study Masonry Medicine
Metals Engineering Merit Badge - Type H Metalwork Merit Badge - Type H Model Design and Building Merit Badge - Type H Motorboating Merit Badge - Type H Music Merit Badge - Type H
Metals Engineering Metalwork Model Design and Building Motorboating Music
Nature Merit Badge - Type H1 Nature Merit Badge - Type H2 Oceanography Merit Badge - Type H Orienteering Merit Badge - Type H  Painting Merit Badge - Type H
Nature Nature Oceanography Orienteering Painting
Personal Finances Merit Badge - Type H Personal Fitness Merit Badge - Type H Personal Management Merit Badge - Type H Pets Merit Badge - Type H Photography Merit Badge - Type H
Personal Finances Personal Fitness Personal Management Pets Photography
Pigeon Raising Merit Badge - Type H Pioneering Merit Badge - Type H Plant Science Merit Badge - Type H Plumbing Merit Badge - Type H Pottery Merit Badge - Type H
Pigeon Raising Pioneering Plant Science Plumbing Pottery
Poultry Keeping Merit Badge - Type H Printing Merit Badge - Type H Public Health Merit Badge - Type H Public Speaking Merit Badge - Type H Pulp and Paper Merit Badge - Type H
Poultry Keeping Printing / Printing Communication Public Health Public Speaking Pulp and Paper
Rabbit Raising Merit Badge - Type H Radio Merit Badge - Type H Railroading Merit Badge - Type H Reading Merit Badge - Type H Reptile Study Merit Badge - Type H
Rabbit Raising Radio Railroading Reading Reptile Study
Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge - Type H Rifle and Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge - Type H Rifle Shooting Merit Badge - Type H Rowing Merit Badge - Type H Safety Merit Badge - Type H
Reptile and Amphibian Study Rifle and Shotgun Shooting Rifle Shooting Rowing Safety
Safety Merit Badge - Type H Salesmanship Merit Badge - Type H Scholarship Merit Badge - Type H Sculpture Merit Badge - Type H SHeep Farming Merit Badge - Type H
Safety Salesmanship Scholarship Sculpture Sheep Farming
Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge - Type H Signaling Merit Badge - Type H Skating Merit Badge - Type H Skating Merit Badge - Type H Skiing Merit Badge - Type H
Shotgun Shooting Signaling Skating Skating Skiing
Skiing Merit Badge - Type H Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge - Type H Small Grains Merit Badge - Type H Snow Sports Merit Badge - Type H Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge - Type H
Skiing Small-Boat Sailing Small Grains Snow Sports Soil and Water Conservation
Space Exploration Merit Badge - Type H Sports Merit Badge - Type H Sports Merit Badge - Type H Stamp Collecting Merit Badge - Type H Surveying Merit Badge - Type H
Space Exploration Sports Sports Stamp Collecting Surveying
Swimming Merit Badge - Type H Textiles Merit Badge - Type H Theater Merit Badge - Type H  Truck Transportation Merit Badge - Type H Veterinary Science Merit Badge - Type H
Swimming Textiles Theater Truck Transportation Veterinary Medicine
Water Skiing Merit Badge - Type H  Water Skiing Merit Badge - Type H  Water Skiing Merit Badge - Type H  Weather Merit Badge - Type H Whitewater Merit Badge - Type H
Water Skiing Water Skiing Water Skiing Weather Whitewater
         
Whitewater Merit Badge - Type H Wilderness Survival Merit Badge - Type H Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type H Woodwork Merit Badge - Type H World Brotherhood Merit Badge - Type H
Whitewater Wilderness Survival Wood Carving Woodwork World Brotherhood
Zoology Merit Badge - Type H        
Zoology        
 
this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019
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