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Boy Scout Advancement

Reference material about some of the awards and recognitions available to Boy Scouts.

Boy Scout Requirements

Boy Scouting provides a series of surmountable obstacles and steps in overcoming them through the advancement method. The steps in the advancement system help Boy Scouts to grow in self-reliance and in their ability to help others.

Guide to Advancement

This book helps council and district advancement administrators—volunteer and professional—understand and implement the advancement programs of the Boy Scouts of America.

Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Rank Requirements

This series of videos (which may also be downloaded as podcasts) demonstrate how to fulfill each and every requirement for the first three ranks of Boy Scouting.

Invite Friends Electronically

A new feature is available to Scouts and leaders to help a Scouts complete the new First Class requirement that states he must invite a friend to a troop meeting or activity.

Merit Badge Program

The merit badge program, which provides opportunities for youth to explore more than a hundred fields of skill and knowledge, plays a key role in the fulfillment of Scouting's educational commitment.

Merit Badge List

Eagle Scouts

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement rank in Scouting, a Boy Scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service, and outdoor skills.

Click here for replacement Eagle Scout credentials.

Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook 

This workbook will help Life Scouts plan and complete the Eagle Scout service project.