2009 Merit Badge Requirement Changes

Posted on 04 September 2008 by Dan


Each year the Boy Scouts of America makes changes to the advancement requirements.

These changes will be listed in the Boy Scout Requirements Book (BSA Publication No. 33215) which is published yearly. Please note that the Merit Badge Pamphlets may or may not reflect the changes depending on when they are published. The requirements in the annual Boy Scout Requirements Book supersedes the requirements in the Merit Badge pamphlets.

The following Merit Badges have requirement changes set for 2009:
– Architecture
– Auto Mechanics became “Automotive Maintenance”
– Cinematography
– Coin Collecting
– Collections
– Drafting
– Emergency Preparedness
– Engineering
– Farm Mechanics
– Indian Lore
– Insect Study
– Landscape Architecture
– Lifesaving
– Motorboating
– Painting
– Pottery
– Radio
– Swimming

Paul Wolf, over at the U.S. Scouting Service Project has preformed an in depth analysis of the requirement changes. See the changes at: http://www.usscouts.org/advance/changes/advchanges09.asp

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Doc Marshall Says:

    The USScouts web page for the new MB requirements is a “404” (page not found).

  2. Dan Says:

    I have fixed the link. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

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