The Merit Badge List field of the “Download the current mbc.csv file” is not always sorted. The behavior appears to be that the list is sort when it is first created, but badges added at a later time seem to go at the end of the list.
I would be more useful if the badge list returned in the download was always sorted by badge name. This would provide a consistant order for badges and would allow simple string matches to test for when/if the list of badges for a counselor has changed. As it is today, the list must be parsed and an item by item compare made to see if there are any additions or deletions of badges.