Charting Merit Badges

Back around the end of March Bryan Wendell, from Bryan on Scouting, posted an update about the popularity of different merit badges base on the number earned last year.

It’s a great article if you are into scouting or data (or both) and you can read it here. Bryan has data like this going back to 2009, and he is good enough to provide that data in a PDF. The only thing the article is missing is a chart that shows the change in popularity over time. So I decided to take the data and use the Highcharts library to create an interactive chart.

Just click the button below to load the chart. (There are a lot of data points so it may take some time to load on slower systems).