| Guide to Advancement
|| The Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and Sea Scouts. It replaces the Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures and Advancement and Recognition Policies and Procedures, which are no longer valid.
|— Guide To Advancement, (BSA Supply No. 33088).
The "Guide To Advancement" has replaced the Advancement Committee Policies & Procedures, (same BSA Supply No. 33088).
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Discontinued Merit Badges
|| [18.104.22.168] Discontinued Merit Badges
Scouts may not begin working on discontinued merit badges. If actual effort has already begun by the time discontinuation becomes effective, and work actively continues, then the badge may be completed and can count toward rank advancement, but presentation of the badge itself will be subject to national inventory. It is a misconception that discontinued merit badges may be earned as long as the patch and requirements can be found.