These were the REQUIREMENTS before the REVISIONS
which were made on January 1, 2004.

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  1. Learn how to use the library (card file or computer), and with the assistance of your counselor or your librarian, select six books of four diverse types (such as poetry, drama/plays, fiction, nonfiction, and biographies). After you have read this material, discuss your reading with the counselor or librarian. Using a log as a reference, explain why you chose the material, whether you enjoyed it and what it meant to you.
  2. Read two books or material from any two sources (Magazines, newspapers, field manuals, etc.) about the world around you (sports, environmental problems, politics, religion, etc.) and discuss your reading with your counselor.
  3. From a catalog of your choice, fill out the application as if you intended to place an order, and discuss it with your counselor.
  4. Choose ONE of the following activities and devote 4 hours of service to that activity.
    1. Read to a sick blind (contact the American Foundation for the Blind at 1-800-232-5463), or homebound person, in a hospital, or in an extended care facility.
    2. Perform volunteer work at your school or public library.
    3. Read stories to younger children in a group or individually.
    4. Assist in a literacy program (Project Literacy may be contacted at 1-800-228-8843 for information about the nearest library center) and discuss your participation with your counselor.

BSA Advancement ID#: 95
Pamphlet Revision Date: 1993
Requirements last revised in 1991

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