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American Business Merit Badge

Jan 2020 update was a complete revision of this merit badge but only the old requirements are reflected on Scoutbook (even in the 2019-20) tab. Please advise.

My son and another Scout in his troop just did this one and I didn’t put it in SB until it was finished and just put it in as a completed badge.

There were no changes to American Business in 2020, in 2019 there were significant changes which are in place in Scoutbook

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@SimoneMevs We took a closer look and found a few discrepancies (mostly in requirement 3b.) The 2019 version of the American Business merit badge has been updated.

It appears there were no changes between the 2019 and 2020 American Business merit badge.

See a side-by-side digital comparison of BSA’s own requirements documents.


Yes, the issue was with the 2019 version.

The big change was between the 2016/2017 and 2019 versions.


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