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Retiring Scoutstrong PALA awards?

A member of my den recently completed the requirements for the PALA award, and when I went in to enter it, I saw a note “retiring 12/31/2020”. I checked, and the other Scoutstrong awards are similarly noted as soon to be retired in Scoutbook. I cannot find any mention of these awards being retired on the web. Are they really being retired? Are they about to be updated? Or is this an error in Scoutbook?

I was hoping that this Cub Scout earning the award might encourage others in the den to do the same, but I don’t want to advertise it, if it will not be available.

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The ScoutStrong awards and a few others are being discontinued December 31, 2020. However, there is a 1 year grace period where Scouts can still earn it. I would recommend making sure that supplies of the recognition items (patches) are still available before the Scouts get too far along on working on the awards.

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