BSA alternative requirements benefit Scouts or Venturers with documented disabilities. So they can be a Cub Scout past age 11 and a Boy Scout past 18.
Eagle Scouts can earn one Eagle palm for every five merit badges beyond the 21 required. He can earn Eagle palms as quickly as one palm every three months.
For today's Ask the Expert, I field a question from an assistant Scoutmaster wondering what to do when a Scout loses his Boy Scout Handbook.
The simple answer: There is no time limit for completing a merit badge except for the Scout's 18th birthday.
In one troop, the Scoutmaster mandates that summer months don't count toward Boy Scout advancement requirements. Not true.
Avid readers of this blog have been hearing about changes to Cooking merit badge since October 2012. But new Scouters or new blog readers might not know about the exciting,
For the first time ever, the BSA's National Council knows exactly how many Eagle Scout palms were earned in 2013.
Updated, Nov. 22 | The chat is over, but the transcript remains. See below. And stay tuned for future Ask the Expert: LIVE events! You’ve got advancement-related
Here’s one for your browser’s bookmarks bar: The newest edition of the Boy Scouts of America Guide to Advancement released today. The PDF version contains