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New Global Missions Merits Released

Two new merits were released in April 2009 for the Discovery and Adventure Rangers advancement trails:  the blue Global Missions Merit and the green Global Missions Merit.  These new merits will replace the red and gold LFTL merits that have been discontinued.

Some time ago, the National Men’s Ministries department discontinued the Light-for-the-Lost (LFTL) Jr. Councilman program due to various changes in the structure of the LFTL program nationwide.  Since that time the requirements for the red Jr. LFTL merit and the gold LFTL merit have been invalid.  As a replacement to these two LFTL merits, the Global Missions merits have been developed.

The red Jr. LFTL merit has now been replaced by the blue Global Missions Merit and the gold LFTL merit has now been replaced by the green Global Missions Merit.  These two new merits should be viewed as equivalent replacements to the two LFTL merits at all places throughout our advancement system where the LFTL merits were referenced, regardless of color category.