COVID-19 Modifications for Rank and Merit Badge Requirements To Be Rolled Back
Effective March 1, 2022 Modifications Will Be Removed
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 accommodate activity restrictions necessitated by COVID-19.
Effective March 01, 2022, those modifications will be removed, and the standard rules for advancement and merit badges will again become effective. Specifically, the modifications related to the swimming requirements for Second and First Class ranks, virtual activities for Tenderfoot, Second and First Class, and requirement 9b of the Camping merit badge
These requirements are published at https://www.scouting.org/programs/scouts-bsa/advancement-and-awards/ and in the Requirements Guidebook. If you have questions, please contact Northern Star Scouting at [email protected].