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18.104.22.168 Significant Changes
Almost every section of this guide has received some minor or major revisions since the last edition. Readers are encouraged to carefully review the entire guide, especially those topics frequently referenced. In particular, the following sections merit close review:
Section 4 – Mechanics of Advancement
Section 7 – The Merit Badge Program
Section 8 – Boards of Review: An Overview for All Ranks
Section 9 – The Eagle Scout Rank
Section 10 – Advancement for Members with Special Needs
Index – (Much improved and expanded)
BSA Model Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist
“Q. Can a leader bring their Scouts BSA son or daughter to an opposite gender troop activity?
A. No. Scouts BSA program integrity requires single gender units and single gender buddy pairs.In our single-gender Scouts BSA Troops, program activities such as meetings and campouts (where there is an expectation the only
A. No. Scouts BSA program integrity requires single gender units and single gender buddy pairs.
In our single-gender Scouts BSA Troops, program activities such as meetings and campouts (where there is an expectation the only
attendees will be youth and their adult leaders) this barrier creates a safer and more productive environment by limiting participation to youth of only one gender. Other activities intended to include family members of both genders, such as award ceremonies, Courts of Honor, and fundraisers may include both male and female youth and adult visitors.”
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