Wood Carving Merit Badge HISTORY
 
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Wood Carving MERIT BADGE History
 
Preceded by: Introduced: Discontinued: Replaced with:
Craftsmanship 1914 (Craftsmanship) / 1928 current current
       
The Wood Carving merit badge started out as a part of the Crafstmanship series of merit badges.  Craftsmanship comprised of a half dozen different merit badges, all of which in 1928 branched out to be their own independent merit badge with their own merit badge design. Information shown here is only for 1928 and beyond Wood Carving merit badge publications and earnings. See Craftsmanship merit badge for earlier information.
 
Wood Carving Merit Badges Earned by Year
             
                1928 1929
                11,318 14,859
                   
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
15,136 17,770 15,882 15,540 12,540 13,178 10,917 10,727 12,383 12,150
                   
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
11,523 9,533 10,007 12.412 18,245 19,314 14,794 12,536 11,649 13,319
                   
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
15,212 16,814 16,025 13,255 16,081 17,910 17,792 17,195 17,392 19,101
                   
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
20,894 21,395 21,185 21,388 22,292 19,711 17,273 17,163 16,492 16,488
                   
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
16,847 16,627 16,773 15,756 22,700 23,706 22,907 21,600 19,005 18,882
                   
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
14,131 23,151                
                   
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
      48,234     48,002      
                   
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
51,361 43,747 53,253 51,941 52,334 49,168 46,407 45,659 45,843 48,489
                   
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
45,121 45,645 44,927 41,120 38,749 36,890 34,938 32,943
                   
            Grand Total: 2,382,429
                   
Cells shown in green indicate that merit badges were earned during the year but the exact number is not currently known. The Grand Total is based off of official reports and research and includes all known and unknown yearly numbers.  Detailed annual numbers will be updated after being found and validated.  Grand Total is for merit badges earned through 2017.
 
Wood Carving MERIT BADGES
 
Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type A Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type B Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type C Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type D Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type E
Type A Type B Type C Type D Type E
1928-1933 1934-1935 1936-1946 1942-1946 1947-1960
(variations) (heavyweight cloth) (heavyweight and lightweight cloth) (fine twill and war cloth)  
         
Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type F Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type G Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type H Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type I Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type J
Type F Type G Type H Type I Type J
1961-1968 1961-1971 1972-2002   2003-2009
(rolled edge) (cloth back) (blue, clear, and molded)   (Scout Stuff back)
         
Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type K Wood Carving Merit Badge - Type L      
Type K Type L      
2010-2014 2015-current      
(BSA 2010 back) (Since 1910 back)      
 
Wood Carving MERIT BADGE PAMPHLETS
 
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 2 Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3A Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3B
Type 2 Type 3A Type 3A Type 3B
1920-1924 1924-1939 1924-1939 1924-1939
       
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3C Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 3D Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 4 Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5A
Type 3C Type 3D Type 4 Type 5A
1930-1939 1930-1939 1940-1944 1944
       
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 5B      
Type 5B      
1944-1952      
       
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A-1 Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 6A-2    
Type 6A-1 Type 6A-2    
1953-1967 1953-1967    
       
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 7      
Type 7      
1967-1972      
       
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 8      
Type 8      
1973-1979      
       
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 9      
Type 9      
1979-2007      
       
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10A Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10B Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10C Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet - Type 10D
Type 10A Type 10B Type 10C Type 10D
2008 2009 2010-2015 2015-current
       

 

KNOWN Wood Carving MERIT BADGE PAMPHLET HARD COVER VARIETIES

 
Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX Wood Carving Merit Badge Pamphlet Hard Cover - Type HCX
Type HCX Type HCX Type HCX Type HCX
       
 
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