Merit Badge History - Type L Merit Badges
 
Type L Merit Badge BackType L Merit Badges are the latest generation of merit badges and is identified by the "SINCE 1910" inclusion within the plastic backing (shown to the right).

Type L Merit Badges were introduced in 2015 and have been found to have two different manufacturing variations.  Only a handful have been identified to exist in both variations, and while one variation is far more prevelant than the other, the two types can be identified easily side by side.  The lesser common version has a darker olive border than the other, however a few merit badges have only been found in this variation alone, the majority only coming in the more common variation. Variations are not shown in this list at this time, only the fact that a Type L merit badge exists.

Currently there are only two merit badges that are UNCONFIRMED whether there is a Type L merit badge for the titles; Bugling and Welding.  These unconfirmed / missing titles may be produced in the future, however as of the last update of this page, they have not and have not been confirmed to exist.
 
Type L Merit Badges
 
American Business Merit Badge - Type L American Cultures Merit Badge - Type L American Heritage Merit Badge - Type L American Labor Merit Badge - Type L Animal Science Merit Badge - Type L
American Business American Cultures American Heritage American Labor Animal Science
Animation Merit Badge - Type L Archaeology Merit Badge - Type L Archery Merit Badge - Type L Architecture Merit Badge - Type L Art Merit Badge - Type L
Animation Archaeology Archery Architecture Art
 
Astronomy Merit Badge - Type L Athletics Merit Badge - Type L Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge - Type L Aviation Merit Badge - Type L Backpacking Merit Badge - Type L
Astronomy Athletics Automotive Maintenance Aviation Backpacking
Basketry Merit Badge - Type L Bird Study Merit Badge - Type L Bugling Merit Badge - Type L Camping Merit Badge - Type L Canoeing Merit Badge - Type L
Basketry Bird Study Bugling Camping Canoeing
Chemistry Merit Badge - Type L Chess Merit Badge - Type L Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge - Type L Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge - Type L Citizenship in the World Merit Badge - Type L
Chemistry Chess Citizenship in the Community Citizenship in the Nation Citizenship in the World
Climbing Merit Badge - Type L Coin Collecting Merit Badge - Type L Collections Merit Badge - Type L Communication Merit Badge - Type L Composite Materials Merit Badge - Type L 
Climbing Coin Collecting Collections Communication Composite Materials
Cooking Merit Badge - Type L  Crime Prevention Merit Badge - Type L  Cycling Merit Badge - Type L Dentistry Merit Badge - Type L Digital Technology Merit Badge - Type L
Cooking Crime Prevention Cycling Dentistry Digital Technology
Disabilities Awareness Merit Badge  - Type L Dog Care Merit Badge - Type L Drafting Merit Badge - Type L Electricity Merit Badge - Type L Electronics Merit Badge - Type L
Disabilities Awareness Dog Care Drafting Electricity Electronics
Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge - Type L Energy Merit Badge - Type L Engineering Merit Badge - Type L Entrepreneurship Merit Badge - Type L Environmental Science Merit Badge - Type L
Emergency Preparedness Energy Engineering Entrepreneurship Environmental Science
 
Exploration Merit Badge - Type L Family Life Merit Badge - Type L Farm Mechanics Merit Badge - Type L FIngerprinting Merit Badge - Type L Fire Safety Merit Badge - Type L
Exploration Family Life Farm Mechanics Fingerprinting Fire Safety
First Aid Merit Badge - Type L Fish and Wildlife Management Merit Badge - Type L Fishing Merit Badge - Type L Fly-Fishing Merit Badge - Type L Forestry Merit Badge - Type L
First Aid Fish and Wildlife Management Fishing Fly Fishing Forestry
Game Design Merit Badge - Type L Gardening Merit Badge - Type L Genealogy Merit Badge - Type L Geocaching Merit Badge - Type L Geology Merit Badge - Type L
Game Design Gardening Genealogy Geocaching Geology
Golf Merit Badge - Type L Graphic Arts Merit Badge - Type L Hiking Merit Badge - Type L Home Repairs Merit Badge - Type L Horsemanship Merit Badge - Type L
Golf Graphic Arts Hiking Home Repairs Horsemanship
Indian Lore Merit Badge - Type L Insect Study Merit Badge - Type L Inventing Merit Badge - Type L  Journalism Merit Badge - Type L Kayaking Merit Badge - Type L
Indian Lore Insect Study Inventing Journalism Kayaking
Landscape Architecture Merit Badge - Type L Law Merit Badge - Type L Leatherwork Merit Badge - Type L Lifesaving Merit Badge - Type L Mammal Study Merit Badge - Type L
Landscape Architecture Law Leatherwork Lifesaving Mammal Study
Medicine Merit Badge - Type L Metalwork Merit Badge - Type L Mining In Society Merit Badge - Type L Model Design and Building Merit Badge - Type L Motorboating Merit Badge - Type L
Medicine Metalwork Mining in Society Model Design and Building Motorboating
Moviemaking Merit Badge - Type L Music Merit Badge - Type L Nature Merit Badge - Type L Nuclear Science Merit Badge - Type L Oceanography Merit Badge - Type L
Moviemaking Music Nature Nuclear Science Oceanography
Orienteering Merit Badge - Type L  Painting Merit Badge - Type L Personal Fitness Merit Badge - Type L Personal Management Merit Badge - Type L Pets Merit Badge - Type L
Orienteering Painting Personal Fitness Personal Management Pets
Photography Merit Badge - Type L Pioneering Merit Badge - Type L Plant Science Merit Badge - Type L Plumbing Merit Badge - Type L Pottery Merit Badge - Type L
Photography Pioneering Plant Science Plumbing Pottery
Programming Merit Badge - Type L Public Health Merit Badge - Type L Public Speaking Merit Badge - Type L Pulp and Paper Merit Badge - Type L Radio Merit Badge - Type L
Programming Public Health Public Speaking Pulp and Paper Radio
Railroading Merit Badge - Type L Reading Merit Badge - Type L Reptile and Amphibian Study Merit Badge - Type L Rifle Shooting Merit Badge - Type L Robotics Merit Badge - Type L
Railroading Reading Reptile and Amphibian Study Rifle Shooting Robotics
Rowing Merit Badge - Type L Safety Merit Badge - Type L Salesmanship Merit Badge - Type L Scholarship Merit Badge - Type L Scouting Heritage Merit Badge - Type L
Rowing Safety Salesmanship Scholarship Scouting Heritage
Scuba Diving Merit Badge - Type L Sculpture Merit Badge - Type L Search and Rescue Merit Badge - Type L Shotgun Shooting Merit Badge - Type L Signs Signals and Codes Merit Badge - Type L 
Scuba Diving Sculpture Search and Rescue Shotgun Shooting Signs, Signals, and Codes
Skating Merit Badge - Type L Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge - Type L Snow Sports Merit Badge - Type L Soil and Water Conservation Merit Badge - Type L Space Exploration Merit Badge - Type L
Skating Small-Boat Sailing Snow Sports Soil and Water Conservation Space Exploration
Sports Merit Badge - Type L Stamp Collecting Merit Badge - Type L Surveying Merit Badge - Type L Sustainability Merit Badge - Type L Swimming Merit Badge - Type L
Sports Stamp Collecting Surveying Sustainability Swimming
         
Textile Merit Badge - Type L Theater Merit Badge - Type L  Traffic Safety Merit Badge - Type L Truck Transportation Merit Badge - Type L Veterinary Medicine Merit Badge - Type L
Textile Theater Traffic Safety Truck Transportation Veterinary Medicine
Water Sports Merit Badge - Type L Weather Merit Badge - Type L Welding Merit Badge - Type L Whitewater Merit Badge - Type L Wilderness Survival Merit Badge - Type L
Water Sports Weather Welding Whitewater Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type L Woodwork Merit Badge - Type L      
Wood Carving Woodwork      
this page last reviewed / updated: April 2019
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