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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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President of Maldive

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Maldive Boy Scout Saves President of Maldives

Posted on 08 January 2008 by Dan

A 15-year-old Maldive Boy Scout saved the President of Maldives from an assassination attempt earlier today.

Speaking with the people of Hoarafushi, the President said that he was grateful to Almighty Allah for saving him. He thanked Mohamed Jaisham Ibrahim, a Boy Scout of Hoarafushi who saw the assailant’s attempt and successfully deflected the attack. He also thanked the boy’s family, wished Jaisham a speedy and full recovery, expressing sadness over the fact that the boy suffered serious injuries.

Read more from the Associated Press: Boy Scout Saves Leader of the Maldives

Hat Tip: John at OAImages.

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14-Year-Old Boy Scout Saves Family

Posted on 26 December 2007 by admin

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