What You Need to Know About Service Requirement Changes in 2016

What You Need to Know About Service Requirement Changes in 2016

Boy Scout service hour requirements will soon increase in a series of BSA program updates beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Bryan on Scouting  has been giving us the breakdown for the upcoming program changes and recently shared an article detailing the new service hour requirements.

Starting next year, a boy on the path from Scout to Eagle Scout will need to complete a total of 18 service hours. The increase is not large, but make sure you are up to date on your current rank’s requirements! You could see:

  • An increase in hour requirements (Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class)
  • A change in the type of service required (Life)
  • No change in hour requirements (Star, Eagle Scout Project)

Scouts now have an even greater opportunity to show how they live the Scout Oath by “helping other people at all times.”

Read Bryan’s article  to get the full story so you can be ready to roll out your service hours in the new year!

Rochelle Randles

Rochelle Randles is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoys sharing incredible adventure stories within the Scouting community and beyond. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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What You Need to Know About Service Requirement Changes in 2016
What You Need to Know About Service Requirement Changes in 2016
What You Need to Know About Service Requirement Changes in 2016
What You Need to Know About Service Requirement Changes in 2016