What Is Advancement?

Advancement is the process by which youth members progress from rank to rank. Ranks are simply a means to an end, not an end in themselves. Everything youth do to advance, from the day they join until they leave Scouting, should be designed to help them have an exciting and meaningful experience. Education and fun are important functions of the Scouting movement, and they must be the basis of Scout advancement.

Download Guardian of the Gate Essay

Dana Carter, Zone Advancement Chair

Email: Dana Carter

Gary Leeson, Eagle Board of Review Coordinator

Email: Gary Leeson

General Advancement Information

Guide to Advancement 2021

Guide to Safe Scouting

Conservation Awards and Recognitions

Cub Scouts

The Cub Scout Advancement Trail

Cub Scouting Adventures

Cub Scout Resources

Cub Scout Resources, Forms, and Applications

Cub Scout STEM Nova Awards

Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award

More Cub Scout Awards

Scouts BSA

Eagle Trail

Merit Badges




Venturing Awards FAQ

Mechanics of Advancements: In Venturing

STEM Nova Awards for Venturing

Venturing STEM Explorations

Venturing BSA Nova and Super Nova Awards

Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts Advancement Central

Sea Scouts Advancement Requirements

Mechanics of Advancements: In Sea Scouts

Special Needs

Registering Qualified Members Beyond the Age of Eligibility

Individual Scout Advancement Plan (ISAP)

Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges

Guide to Working with Scouts with Disabilities (No. 510-071)

Abilities Digest (Fall 2018 Edition)