The new 2016 Boy Scout Rank requirements will be fully in effect Starting January 1, 2017
The transition is almost over. When the new requirements became effective on January 1, 2016, Boy Scouts who were already working on a rank had the option to finish that rank using the older requirements, then use the new requirements for their next rank of Star, Life, or Eagle. With the transition expiring on December 31, 2016 all scouts must switch to the new requirements, even if they are in mid rank.
For a Handbook insert of the new requirements <Click here>.
For a comparison of the new requirements to the old requirements <Click here>.