2011 Boy Scout Requirement Changes

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Contents

Ranks

Life

Eagle

Merit Badges

New

The following Merit Badges are new and have been released and included in the 2011 BSR:

Geocaching

Geocaching

Inventing

Inventing

Scouting Heritage

Scouting Heritage

Robotics

Robotics — Scheduled to be released around April, 2011.

Revised

The requirements for the following Merit Badges have changed, effective January 1, 2011:

Archery

Archery

Astronomy

Astronomy

Horsemanship

Horsemanship

Music

Music

Nuclear Science

Nuclear Science

Sports

Sports

Discontinued

The 2010 Historic (a.k.a. Centennial) Merit Badges have been discontinued, effective December 31, 2010:

Carpentry, Pathfinding, Tracking, and Signaling


2010 Historic (a.k.a. "Centennial") Merit Badges "Data Entry" Deadline: With the deadline of December 31, 2010 for Scouts to earn the historical merit badges, the decision has been made to allow additional time thereafter for entering them into the ScoutNET system. The deadline for doing so has been set as March 31, 2011. This applies to those at the local council who enter advancement based on forms submitted, or unit management software file uploads provided. It also applies to unit advancement processors using Internet Advancement. The merit badges affected are: Carpentry, Pathfinding, Signaling, and Tracking. This is not intended as an extension of time to earn the badges; only as additional time for data entry. Troops can submit advancement reports for Historic Merit Badges earned by Scouts before 12/31/2010 through March 31, 2011. — Announcement from the National Council office.


Boy Scout Requirement Changes Policy

The requirements listed in this Boy Scout Requirements book for rank advancement, Eagle Palms, and merit badges are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America and are effective Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 31, 2018. However, the requirements on the following pages might not match those in the Boy Scout Handbook and the merit badge pamphlets, because this publication is updated only on an annual basis. The most current and any updated merit badge requirements can be found at https://www.scouting.org/meritbadges.

When new or revised merit badge requirements appear in this Boy Scout Requirements book, any Scout beginning work on a merit badge must use the requirements as stated therein. However, if changes to merit badge requirements are introduced in a revised merit badge pamphlet or at www.scouting.org/meritbadges throughout the year, then the Scout has through the end of the current calendar year to decide which set of requirements to use.

Once a Scout begins work, he may continue using the requirements he started with until completion of the badge. Alternatively, he may choose to switch to the revised requirements. Sometimes, however—especially for more significant changes—the Boy Scout Handbook, the Boy Scout Requirements book, https://www.scouting.org/meritbadges, or official communications from the National Council may set forth a different procedure that must be used. The National Council may establish a new date for when use of the existing requirements must cease.

There is no time limit between starting and completing a badge, although a counselor may determine so much time has passed since any effort took place that the new requirements must be used.

No council, district, unit, or individual has the authority to add to, or to subtract from, any advancement or merit badge requirements. For more detailed information, see the Guide to Advancement, which is available online at [ https://www.scouting.org/resources/guide-to-advancement/ ].

2018 Boy Scout Requirements, inside front cover

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