Troop 22 News
3/10/2020 - Advancement changes for 2020
There are a number of changes to merit badges this year. Details may be found here
3/3/2019 - Advancement changes for 2019
There are quite a few changes this year although many are very minor. Details may be found here
2/1/2019 - Boy Scouts is now Scouts BSA
With the addition of Girls to the program, the name is now Scouts BSA. For more information: click here
1/1/2018 - Advancement changes for 2018
There are some minor rank advancement changes, lots of merit badge requirement changes and some new awards. For more details go here
11/01/2017 - Registration for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree to be held in West Virginia is now open
For more information click here. Note that there is an early bird discount until January 31, 2018.
10/11/2017 - The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout
Click here for more information.
2/24/2017 - New merit badge released
Exploration. click here for more information.
1/24/2017 - Advancement changes for 2017
There are some minor rank advancement changes, lots of merit badge requirement changes and a new merit badge called Exploration. For more details go here
7/9/2015 - Rank Requirement changes are planned
There are some major rank advancement requirement changes being planned. While these are still tentative, there is apparently enough support that they are being made public. You may want to review the ranks you have yet to earn and see if it's to your advantage to get them finished this year. Ranks started after January 1 must use the new rules. Ranks in progress may continue to use the current rules so long as they are completed by 2016. For specific changes click here
5/18/2015 - New merit badge released
Animation. Click here for more information.
2/27/2015 - New merit badge released
Signs, Signals, and Codes. Click here for more information.
1/25/2015 - Napowan information for 2015 now available!
Click HERE
12/14/2014 - New merit badges announced
Signs, Signals, and Codes and Animation. Both merit badges are expected to be released in early 2015 along with the requirements to earn the badge.
2/17/2014 - Changes to rank and merit badge requirements for 2014
Too many to list. For details click here
1/19/2014 - Registration for the World Scout Jamboree being held in Kirara-hama, Japan is now open
For more information on the event click here, and for more information on registration and cost click here
1/15/2014 - Napowan information updated for 2014
See the Napowan page for more information.
11/6/2013 - Reminder: Cooking MB required
A reminder that Cooking Merit Badge will be required as of January 1, 2014, to obtain the Eagle Scout rank. Regardless of when a Scout earned the Life rank or began working on Eagle, unless he fulfills all the requirements (with the exception of his board of review) before January 1, he must earn the Cooking merit badge to become an Eagle Scout.
7/17/2013 - New Merit Badges
Programming, Sustainability, Digital Technology (replaces Computers), Mining in Society, Animation, Signs Signals and Codes, Multi-Media, Computer Aided Design, and Advanced Computing. For details on these new badges including dates you can start working on them click here.
7/17/2013 - Revised Merit Badges
Cycling and Cooking. For details on the revisions click here.
4/3/2013 - Bar-B-Que Dinner!
Please support the Hampshire Boy Scouts by joining us for Fay's Bar-B-Que Pork Chops and Chicken on May 14. For more information CLICK HERE
3/7/2013 - New Merit Badge available
Game Design
2/9/2013 - Changes to rank and merit badges announced
For a complete list of changes click here
11/5/2012 - Eagle Merit Badge changes
Effective Jan 1, 2014, Cooking will become required for the rank of Eagle. This is in addition to all other existing requirements. The number of badges required for Eagle remains the same, just one more on the "required" list. In addition, a new badge called Sustainability becomes an alternative to Environmental Science (must complete one or the other). More details will be coming soon, but you can read more here.
6/6/2012 - New Merit Badge available
Search and Rescue
2/14/2012 - New Merit Badge available
9/7/2011 - New Merit Badge available
4/11/2011 - New Merit Badge available
Summit Bechtel Reserve
Home of the 2013 BSA National Scout Jamboree and 2019 World Scout Jamboree has launched their website! For more information on the facility and how to register to participate in the next Jamboree CLICK HERE
2019 Jamboree
The World Scout Conference announced today that The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve will host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. That means that for the first time in 52 years, the global Scouting extravaganza will be held in the United States. For more details click here
2010 Commerative Locomotive
The Union Pacific created a special locomotive to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Scouting in the US. The train happened to pass near Hampshire and I was able to get some pictures. click here
2013 Jamboree
The next National Jamboree will be held in Fayette County WV at the newest of BSA's High Adventure Bases. Scheduled to open in 2012 this 10,600 acre property will host many different activities such as the National Scout Jamboree and potentially a World Jamboree in 2019.

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