Silver Comet District Advancement
Top Advancement News
Minor Updates to Scouts BSA Rank Requirements
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023
The specific changes can be found here.
Beginning August 1, 2022, minor modifications to the Scouts BSA requirements for the ranks of Scout through Star will take effect. Scouts may continue using the existing requirements for the rank on which they are currently working, or they may choose to use the new requirements. Scouts must use the new requirements once they advance to their next rank. On January 1, 2023, all Scouts must use only the new requirements.
Citizen in Society Merit Badge Becomes Required for Eagle Rank
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2022
The focus of the Citizenship in Society merit badge is to provide you with information on diversity, equity, inclusion, and ethical leadership. You’ll learn why these qualities are important in society and in Scouting, as well as how to help other people at all times and serve as a leader and an upstander.
See the Merit Badge Requirements pdf.
Interested in becoming a Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor? Click here for more information.
COVID-19 Advancement Modifications Removed
EFFECTED MARCH 1, 2022
COVID-19 modifications made in 2020 are removed and the standard rules for advancement and merit badges are again effective. See published requirements and reference the Requirements Guidebook.
View the official COVID-19 rollback announcement.