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The 2011 edition of [[Boy Scout Requirements]] (No. 33216 - SKU#34765) was released in mid January, 2011. The 2011 Boy Scout Requirements book includes: a minor addition to Life rank requirement 4, a clarification to Eagle rank requirement 6, major revisions to three merit badges, minor changes to two merit badges, and the requirements for the three new merit badges (released in 2010).
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The 2011 edition of [[Boy Scout Requirements]] (No. 33216 - SKU#34765) was released in mid-January, 2011. The 2011 Boy Scout Requirements book includes: a minor addition to Life rank requirement 4, a clarification to Eagle rank requirement 6, major revisions to three merit badges, minor changes to two merit badges, and the requirements for the three new merit badges (released in 2010).
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==2011 Boy Scout Requirements==
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==2011 Boy Scout Requirements (Summary of changes)==
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An addition was made to requirement 6, by adding item (g) as a seventh option for Scouts teaching the EDGE method to another Scout. The change reads as follows:
An addition was made to requirement 6, by adding item (g) as a seventh option for Scouts teaching the EDGE method to another Scout. The change reads as follows:
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:'''6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following <span style="color:green">seven</span> <span style="color:#ff0000"><strike>six</strike></span> choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.
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:'''6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following <span style="color:green">seven</span> <span style="color:#ff0000"><strike>six</strike></span> choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.'''
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::<span style="color:green">g. Three requirements from one of the Eagle-required merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.</span>'''
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::<span style="color:green">'''g. Three requirements from one of the Eagle-required merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.</span>'''
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:'''<span style="color:green">The 2009 printing of the Boy Scout Handbook inadvertently included bugler as a position of responsibility under Eagle Scout requirement 4; it is not. The corrected Eagle Scout requirement 4 will appear in the next printing of the Boy Scout Handbook.<span>'''
:'''<span style="color:green">The 2009 printing of the Boy Scout Handbook inadvertently included bugler as a position of responsibility under Eagle Scout requirement 4; it is not. The corrected Eagle Scout requirement 4 will appear in the next printing of the Boy Scout Handbook.<span>'''
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The requirements for the following Merit Badges were revised, effective January 1, 2011:
The requirements for the following Merit Badges were revised, effective January 1, 2011:
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====Discontinued====
The 2010 Historic (a.k.a. ''"Centennial"'') Merit Badges ([[Carpentry]], [[Pathfinding]], [[Tracking]] and [[Signaling]]) have been discontinued, effective December 31, 2010.
The 2010 Historic (a.k.a. ''"Centennial"'') Merit Badges ([[Carpentry]], [[Pathfinding]], [[Tracking]] and [[Signaling]]) have been discontinued, effective December 31, 2010.
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====Pending release====
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* [[Robotics]] is scheduled to be released in April, 2011.
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==Boy Scout Requirements changes policy==
==Boy Scout Requirements changes policy==

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2011 Boy Scout Requirements
2011 Boy Scout Requirements

The 2011 edition of Boy Scout Requirements (No. 33216 - SKU#34765) was released in mid-January, 2011. The 2011 Boy Scout Requirements book includes: a minor addition to Life rank requirement 4, a clarification to Eagle rank requirement 6, major revisions to three merit badges, minor changes to two merit badges, and the requirements for the three new merit badges (released in 2010).

Contents

2011 Boy Scout Requirements (Summary of changes)

Ranks

Life

An addition was made to requirement 6, by adding item (g) as a seventh option for Scouts teaching the EDGE method to another Scout. The change reads as follows:

6. While a Star Scout, use the EDGE method to teach a younger Scout the skills from ONE of the following seven six choices, so that he is prepared to pass those requirements to his unit leader's satisfaction.
g. Three requirements from one of the Eagle-required merit badges, as approved by your unit leader.

Eagle

BSA included a clarification of requirement 4, as follows:

The 2009 printing of the Boy Scout Handbook inadvertently included bugler as a position of responsibility under Eagle Scout requirement 4; it is not. The corrected Eagle Scout requirement 4 will appear in the next printing of the Boy Scout Handbook.

Merit Badges

New

The following Merit Badges (released in 2010) are now listed in the new (2011) "Boy Scout Requirements" book:

Revised

The requirements for the following Merit Badges were revised, effective January 1, 2011:

Discontinued

The 2010 Historic (a.k.a. "Centennial") Merit Badges (Carpentry, Pathfinding, Tracking and Signaling) have been discontinued, effective December 31, 2010.

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.

Pending release

  • Robotics is scheduled to be released in April, 2011.

Merit Badge pamphlets

New

The following new Merit Badge pamphlets were released in 2010:

Revised

The following existing Merit Badge pamphlets were revised in 2010:

Boy Scout Requirements 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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