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A new edition of Boy Scout Requirements ( #33216 - SKU#616334) was released in mid January, 2013. The new Boy Scout Requirements booklet has changes to the Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, and Eagle rank requirements, a very minor change to the wording of Joining (Scout) requirement 7, and changes to 21 merit badges, plus the requirements for the 2 new merit badges which were released in 2012 (Kayaking and Search and Rescue). In addition, the Alternate Requirements for Eagle Scout rank were rewritten. The booklet also contains announcements regarding the new Sustainability merit badge, which became available on July 15, 2013, and the upcoming (January 1, 2014) change to require Cooking merit badge for the Eagle Scout rank. Although not identified on the Inside Front Cover, the Special Opportunities section includes new information on the Morse Code Interpreter Strip, the Cyber Chip, the Nova Awards, and the Supernova Awards, and some revisions in the Religious Emblems listing.

On July 11, 2013, BSA released a new edition of the Guide to Advancement, BSA Publication 33088 (SKU 618673), which replaced the 2011 edition, which had superseded the former publication 33088 which was entitled Advancement Committee Policies and Procedures. The Guide to Advancement - 2013 is the official Boy Scouts of America source on advancement procedures.

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