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Cooking Merit Badge Becomes Eagle Required in January 2014

Advancement News

The Cooking merit badge will become Eagle-required as of January 1, 2014. Anyone who has already earned the merit badge qualifies whether it’s earned under the existing or new requirements in 2014.

Sustainability, a new merit badge, will join Environmental Science as an Eagle Scout option after its debut at the 2013 National Jamboree.

The total number of merit badges required for the Eagle Scout Award will remain at 21. Instead of 12 Eagle-required badges and 9 elective badges, a Scout must earn 13 Eagle-required and 8 elective badges as of January 1, 2014.

Chris Hunt, the National Council Advancement Team Leader, says more information will be available in the November issue of Advancement News.  Immediate information about advancement is available for those with a Twitter account -- follow the Advancement Team @AdvBSA.  Cooking and Sustainability were announced by the Advancement Team on Twitter immediately after approval by the National Executive Board.

Bryan Wendell at Scouting magazine also provides timely information on his excellent blog, Bryan on Scouting. You can find it at http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/merit-badge-calendar/External Link

Shown below are the current list of Eagle-required merit badges and those effective January 1, 2014.

CURRENT EAGLE-REQUIRED MERIT BADGES

Earn a total of 21 merit badges, including the following:

  • First Aid
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communication
  • Personal Fitness
  • Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
  • Environmental Science
  • Personal Management
  • Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
  • Camping
  • Family Life

EAGLE-REQUIRED MERIT BADGES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014

Earn a total of 21 merit badges, including the following:

  • First Aid
  • Citizenship in the Community
  • Citizenship in the Nation
  • Citizenship in the World
  • Communication
  • Personal Fitness
  • Emergency Preparedness OR Lifesaving
  • Environmental Science OR Sustainability
  • Personal Management
  • Swimming OR Hiking OR Cycling
  • Camping
  • Family Life
  • Cooking

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Yours in Scouting,

Daniel F. King
Winnebago Council Advancement Chair - VP Administration
Pehachpamhangick Achtyou (Seafaring Antelope)

 

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