The following Merit Badges are new and have been released and included in the 2011 BSR:
Robotics — Scheduled to be released around April, 2011.
The requirements for the following Merit Badges have changed, effective January 1, 2011:
The 2010 Historical Merit Badges have been discontinued, effective December 31, 2010:
- Carpentry, Pathfinding, Tracking, and Signaling
Boy Scout Requirement Changes Policy
The requirements for rank advancement, Eagle Palms, and merit badges are effective January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009. The requirements listed in this book [Boy Scout Requirements] are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America. 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. These merit badge requirements also appear on the BSA's official Web site (http://www.scouting.org). The requirements posted on the Web site will coincide with this publication and will be updated at the same time, only on an annual basis.
If a Scout has already started working on a merit badge when a new edition for the pamphlet is introduced, he may continue to use the same merit badge pamphlet and fulfill the requirements therein to earn the badge. He need not start all over again with the new pamphlet and possibly revised requirements.
|— Boy Scout Requirements #33216, inside front cover