Modified Requirements in Open Discussion - Program Posted April 14, 2020 What makes Scouts a successful program is having standards and holding the adult leaders and the scouts to them. If the standards are dropped, then what the ranks mean drops. This is the same reason that SMs or MB counselors are not to pick and choose the requirements they want to teach. Either it means something, or it does not. Some of these changes are OK and make some sense, but some are just ludicrous.