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2016 Changes to Boy/Varsity Scout Action Awards - Draft

The 2016 Boy Scout Program changes required minor changes to the Outdoor Ethics Action Award requirements for Boy Scouts and Varsity Scouts.

This page shows the changes recommended by the BSA Outdoor Ethics Task Force. These changes have not yet been incorporated into the official award forms on the BSA website. The BSA website has the OLD brochures and requirements for the Awareness and Action awards.

Reference: New Boy Scout Requirements

Changes are highlighted in bold.


* Boy Scout OE Action Award Requirement Changes

2. Do the following:
a. Read Chapter 7 of the Boy Scout Handbook on Outdoor Ethics.
b. (no change) ...
 
3. Complete one of the following:
a. Successfully complete a term as your troop Outdoor Ethics Guide.
b. (no change) ...

* Varsity Scout OE Action Award Requirement Changes

3. Complete one of the following:
a. Successfully complete a term as troop or team Outdoor Ethics Guide.
b. (no change) ...

* Transition

Scouts who started working on the Boy Scout Outdoor Ethics Action Award before January 1, 2016:
  • May read Chapter 7 on Leave No Trace in the 12th Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook OR Chapter 7 on Outdoor Ethics in the 13th Edition of the Boy Scout Handbook for requirement 2a.
  • May can use their time served as the troop or team Leave No Trace Trainer before January 1, 2016 towards requirement 3a.

* Adult Leader Outdoor Ethics Action Award Requirements

No Changes

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