2009 Boy Scout Requirement Changes
The requirements for many Merit Badges changed on January 1, 2009. On August 1, 2008, all Merit Badge pamphlets were reprinted with color photographs, diagrams, and covers effective August 1, 2008. The actual text and requirements in most cases did not change from the previous editions.
The requirements for the following Merit Badges have changed:
|Archery||Architecture||Automotive Maintenance||Cinematography||Coin Collecting|
|Collections||Drafting||Emergency Preparedness||Engineering||Farm Mechanics|
|Indian Lore||Insect Study||Landscape Architecture||Lifesaving||Motorboating|
In addition, the requirements for Mile Swim and Den Chief Service Award have changed. The Auto Mechanics merit badge was replaced with badge Automotive Maintenance. Architecture and Landscape Architecture Merit Badges were combined into a single book.
All Merit Badge Workbooks are updated.
Boy Scout Requirement Changes Policy
|— Boy Scout Requirements #33216, inside front cover|