New 2018 rank, merit badge requirements

Good afternoon!

I came across substantial differences released on January 1, 2018 for numerous ranks and merit badges for BSA.

The full list can be seen here:

Most involve some small wording differences or changes (which are important), but some are substantially rewritten, like the First Aid, Archaeology, Medicine, Public Health and others.

Can these please get updated so we can select the new versions of these merit badges and awards for scouts to use when starting achievements?

Thank you!

Good Evening!

I have the same concerns as Jared. The 2018 Calendar year is almost half over - when will the BSA Rank and Merit Badge requirements be updated, per the 2018 guidelines/revisions?

Patiently waiting.

  • John