2011 Boy Scout Requirement Changes

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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 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

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