Program Updates

COVID-19 2020 Advancement Temporary Changes

Listed are the temporary rank requirements guidelines to assist troops in Scout advancement. These temporary modifications were announced May 7, 2020 as part of the COVID-19 FAQ and will expire March 1, 2022. Download the

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COVID-19 Modification roll back

As always, the BSA’s top priority is the health and safety of all youth participating in BSA programs. In 2020, the BSA instituted several modifications to rank requirements and merit badge requirements (“advancement modifications”) to

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Scouts BSA Youth Council announcement

The Scouts BSA committee is excited to announce that nominations are open for the Scouts BSA’s inaugural Youth Council! The Youth Council will help shape the future of the Scouts BSA program by sharing their

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Local Council Time extension request

Effective January 1, 2021, local councils will have the authority to grant limited extensions of time to complete Eagle, Quartermaster, or Summit requirements. These extensions are available only to youth members who qualify under the

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Virtual Troop Meeting Facilitators Guide

It is understood that access to technology will vary from Troop to Troop and may be dependent upon geographic differences. The purpose of this guide is to encourage and enable Troops, where feasible, to conduct

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