Each year, the BSA modifies Boy Scout merit badge and rank requirements. Here are the 2017 updates, as reflected in the 2017 Boy Scout Requirements Book.
As of Jan. 1, 2017, all Boy Scouts — regardless of rank — must begin using the new Boy Scout requirements announced in 2015.
Cub Scouters have shared questions about how these modifications will affect their den. The National Cub Scouting Committee has supplied these answers.
Some adventure requirements that previously were mandatory will become optional, in a move intended to give leaders more control over their den program.
A Scout who is registered and has not been removed from his unit because of disciplinary reasons should not be penalized because his unit is inactive.
Bob Gayhart, an enterprising volunteer from Peoria, Ill., has prepared a list of the page numbers for each requirement through First Class.
It's a question that every Scout will face: Who can sign off on Boy Scout requirements for merit badges and rank advancement?
There's no official recommended order for earning merit badges. So which merit badge makes the best "first merit badge" for Scouts?
It's the job of the Merit Badge Maintenance Task Force to keep our current library of pamphlets and badge requirements up-to-date, relevant and fun.
On Jan. 1, 2016, the new Boy Scout requirements I've been blogging about for months became official. Here's your complete guide.