New rank advancement requirements for 2016
Post date: Dec 14, 2015 6:15:00 PM
Hello Troop 737,
As of January 2016, the BSA will have a new set of requirements for rank advancement. Most of the changes are in the Trail to First Class area. This will not affect most of our current Scouts. This is how the new requirements will be implemented.
• Boys joining on or after Jan. 1, 2016 MUST use the new requirements.
• Boys 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.
• 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.
• Who have completed First Class MAY complete the rank they are currently
working on in the existing requirements, but then MUST convert to the new
requirements for subsequent ranks.
For 2017: All Scouts MUST use the new requirements regardless of rank.