Boy Scout Program Changes in Effect Starting January 1, 2016
There are several changes to the Boy Scout Program that start to take effect in 2016. The new requirements have been available at http://www.scouting.org/programupdates.aspx since May 2015 to allow unit leaders adequate time to plan the transition. Beginning work in the new requirements will be determined by the Scout’s joining date or current rank as of January 1, 2016.
• Scouts joining on or afterJanuary 1, 2016 MUST use the new requirements.
• Scouts who have joined prior to Jan. 1, 2016 who are working on the Scout badge MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon completion of the Scout badge.
• Scouts who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class MAY continue to work on the existing requirements, but MUST convert to the new requirements upon attaining First Class in 2016.
• All Scouts that have completed First Class prior to 2016 and are working on Star, Life or Eagle ranks MAY complete the rank they are currently working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks in 2016.
All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank starting January 1, 2017.
Additional information and resources can be found at: http://www.scouting.org/programupdates.aspx
Please contact Bob Bassett at: email@example.com for questions about advancement.
Send Eagle Scout Proposals via email as a PDF.
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