As I have stated previously, the requirements for all of the Ranks have changed effective January 1, 2016. 2016 will be a transition year. Scouts that joined prior to January 1, 2016 may switch to the new requirements now or may continue on the old requirements until they reach First Class or their next Rank. Scouts that joined in 2016 must start using the new requirements. Effective January 1, 2017 every Scout must switch to the new requirements.
I have created guidelines for our Troop on who can sign off each requirement and what is expected for each requirement. I will be placing these guidelines on the Troop website in the Advancement Section for each Rank. The complete set of guidelines can be found below. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Troop 113 New Requirement Guidelines
Effective January 1st, 2016 the requirements for ALL Ranks will change. 2016 will be a transition year. Here are the rules for transitioning:
Boys registered in a troop, team, crew, or ship on or prior to Dec. 31, 2015, may choose to switch to the new requirements on Jan. 1, 2016. For those who choose not to switch right away, here are the rules:
- Boys registered in a troop on or before Dec. 31, 2015, who are working on Tenderfoot through First Class ranks, may continue to use the old requirements through 2016, but they must convert to the new requirements upon attaining the First Class rank.
- Boys registered in a troop, team, crew, or ship on or before Dec. 31, 2015, who have completed the First Class rank may complete the rank they are currently working on with the old requirements
through 2016, but then must convert to the new requirements for subsequent ranks.
- Any boy registering in a troop for the first time on or after Jan. 1, 2016, must use the new requirements.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, new requirements must be used for all ranks earned.
The new requirements can be found HERE
There is also a FAQ HERE
There is also a new Scout Handbook coming out next year.
This weekend I noticed there are NOA Awards in Troopmaster and decided to check them out since I have not heard of them before. Turns out that Troopmaster automatically credits Scouts when they complete some of the requirements and gives a percentage of requirements completed for each award for each Scout. Some Scouts have earned the Camping Award already and some are close to earning many other awards.
Scouts can view their progress on our Troopmaster Web Page.
A webpage with the requirements for various awards HERE.