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Advancement and Awards

Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. Scouts plan their own advancement and progress at their own pace as they meet each challenge. Scouts are recognized and rewarded for each achievement, which helps them gain self-confidence. The steps in the advancement system help a Scout grow in self-reliance and in the ability to help others.

Advancement is the process by which youth members of the Boy Scouts of America progress from rank to rank and is the method by which we promote and encourage the ongoing involvement and commitment that keeps members coming back for more. It works best when it is built into a unit’s program so that simply participating leads to meaningful achievement and recognition—and to a continually improving readiness for more complex experiences.

WD Boyce Council Advancement Resources

BSA Advancement Tools

Visit the BSA's web site to learn more about Advancement in Scouting and view the latest official Scouts BSA requirements for merit badges, rank advancement, Eagle Palms and other opportunities. Also see:

  • Scouts BSA Advancement Resources provide additional information about advancement. Links are provided to materials that are available online.
     
  • Awards Central is where the most up-to-date information about BSA-related awards may be found, including award applications and nomination forms.

 

There's An App For That...

Are you a Scout or a Parent of a scout? Try out the Scouting Mobile App for Individual Advancement tracking.

This free app is available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Search for "Scouting BSA" in the Apple App Store or Google Play and download today!

 

 

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