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Each January, The Boy Scouts of America announces requirement changes. The following ranks are changing: Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, Eagle, and the Eagle Scout Rank - Alternate Requirements.

In addition, many merit badges are changing again this year including: Astronomy, Automotive Maintenance, Bird Study, Chess, Citizenship in the Community, Communication, Composite Materials, Dog Care, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety, Fishing, Gardening, Hiking, Home Repairs, Law, Oceanography, Orienteering, Photography, Safety, Wilderness Survival, and Wood Carving.

Two new merit badges, Kayaking and Search and Rescue, were added in 2012.

See the 2013 Boy Scout Requirement Changes for details.


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Cover of the 2nd edition of the Boy Scout Handbook,
published from 1914-27
Scouting news
  • Dec 2013: Venturing awards will be changed around the time of the BSA National Annual Meeting in May 2014. From then on, Venturing members may begin working on the new awards. The old awards will be discontinued Dec 31, 2014. 2014 Venturing Program Change Overview
  • September 9: Little Sioux Scout Ranch, Scouts and Leaders involved in the tornado tragedy received new award from the state of Nebraska. Full Story


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January 1st – Happy New Year!


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