Boy Scout Advancement

2016 Boy Scout Rank Requirement Updates

Beginning January 1, 2016, new requirements for Scout rank, Tenderfoot, 2nd Class, 1st Class, Star, Life, and Eagle take affect. Scouts who are currently earning a rank and continue to do so after January 1, may continue to use the current requirements. Once that rank is acheived, the new requirements must be used for all ranks following. As an example, a Scout may use the current requirements to complete his Star rank after January 1, but once he begins to start his Life rank he must use the new requirements. 

It is important to review all the requirements and start to understand where some of the changes or new requirements will be for your Scout's journey to Eagle rank. To help you find out the changes and to answer any question you may have, please review the items below. If you have questions that are not answered please contact your District Advancement chair or the Advancement office at the council office.

1. 2016 Boy Scout Rank Requirement Comparisons

2. FAQs