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Boy Scout Advancement Changes

Boy Scout Advancement Changes

Overnight Camping Requirements for Second Class, First Class to Change

The number of overnight campouts required for a young man to earn the Second Class and First Class ranks will be reduced under new requirements that take effect August 1, 2017.

But the total number of camping nights a Boy Scout will experience in the program as he progresses toward the rank of Eagle Scout will not change. Read more at https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/11/revised-campout-requirements-aug-1-2017/


Changes to Eagle Palm Process

The BSA recently announced significant changes to the way Scouts earn Eagle Palms bringing the requirements in line with the needs of older Scouts. The National Boy Scouting Subcommittee has eliminated unnecessary obstacles, such as the Eagle Palm board of review, and expanded the definition of active participation.

But the biggest change affects young men who haven’t yet earned Eagle. Beginning August 1, all earned Palms may be awarded instantly to new Eagle Scouts at their Eagle court of honor. This abolishes the wait of months or years for these young men to receive all Palms available to them. Read more at https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/07/10/changes-to-eagle-palms/