BSA Launches Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

On November 1, the Boy Scouts of America launched the new Citizenship in Society merit badge.

Beginning July 1, 2022, the Citizenship in Society merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve Eagle Scout rank. There is a new Eagle Scout Rank Application July 1, 2022:

Click HERE for the new requirements.

Reminder: Citizenship in Society Eagle Scout Requirements Clarification

Eagle Scout candidates will continue to use the current rank requirements until June 30, 2022 and will not be required to complete the new Citizenship in Society Merit Badge as long as they complete all of the current Eagle Rank requirements before July 1, 2022. They do not have to submit their final Eagle Scout application nor complete their Eagle Scout Board of Review prior to July 1, 2022 but must complete all current Eagle Scout requirements before then.

Starting July 1, 2022, Eagle Scout candidates will be required to complete all Eagle Scout requirements including the new Citizenship in Society merit badge.

As has been the practice, the Council is responsible for verifying in the system the Eagle Scout candidate and their completion of the Eagle Scout requirements. The Council will determine those Scouts that meet all requirements before July 1, 2022, under the current requirements, and those Scouts that fall under the new Eagle Scout requirements as of July 1, 2022. Questions? Email Council Advancement Chair Ty Robinson at


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